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Craig Allen
Craig Allen Kukuk: Multi-functional law enforcement tool. Craig Kukuk, December 26, 2006: US07152990 (14 worldwide citation)

A multifunctional law enforcement tool, preferably includes several of the tools needed by law enforcement and security personnel. In one embodiment the multifunctional tool comprising a flashlight, stun gun, deterrent spray, glass breaker, I.D. holder, deterrent spray stun and cartridge housings. T ...


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Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos G Cruz: Tissue reconfiguration. NDO Surgical, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, December 26, 2006: US07153314 (294 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes an elongated member configured for transoral placement into a stomach, and a distal end effector including first and second members configured to engage stomach tissue, e.g., tissue beyond the esophageal junction. The first and second members are movable relatively toward one a ...


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Colin C O Goble: Electrosurgical system. Gyrus Medical, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, December 26, 2006: US07153300 (262 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system includes a generator for generating radio frequency (RF) power, and an electrosurgical instrument including at least three electrodes. The generator comprises an RF output stage having at least a pair of RF output lines, a power supply coupled to the output stage for supply ...


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David J Vachon: Anti-inflammatory biosensor for reduced biofouling and enhanced sensor performance. Medtronic MiniMed, Gates & Cooper, December 26, 2006: US07153265 (256 worldwide citation)

A biosensor including an external surface, and an accessory material in close proximity to the external surface. The accessory material includes a coating containing a hydrophilic material and/or a fiber modified to deliver a therapeutic agent. The biosensor modifies a biological response to the bio ...


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Christophe Pierrat, Alfred K Wong: Design-manufacturing interface via a unified model. Magma Design Automation, Fenwick & West, December 26, 2006: US07155689 (240 worldwide citation)

Subtleties of advanced fabrication processes and nano-scale phenomena associated with integrated circuit miniaturization have exposed the insufficiencies of design rules. Such inadequacies have adverse impact on all parts of the integrated circuit creation flow where design rules are used. In additi ...


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Robert M Scribner, Michael L Reo, Mark A Reiley, Ryan Boucher: Systems and methods for placing materials into bone. Kyphon, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, December 26, 2006: US07153307 (215 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for delivering material into bone deploy a cannula through soft tissue to establish a subcutaneous path into bone. A material is introduced into bone through the cannula. The systems and methods advance a tamping instrument through the cannula to urge material residing in the can ...


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Howard F Lee, Benjamin F Cutler: Method and apparatus for automatically archiving a file system. Jeffrey Van Myers, December 26, 2006: US07155465 (204 worldwide citation)

In a digital data processing system having an on-line file system component, a method and apparatus for archiving the contents of a selected client volume stored on the file system. The archiving is performed automatically, beginning with an initial duplication of the existing contents of the client ...


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Paul James Miller: Catheter balloon with ultrasonic microscalpel blades. Boston Scientific Scimed, Vidas Arrett Steinkraus, December 26, 2006: US07153315 (200 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a catheter balloon, and balloon catheter incorporating the catheter balloon, useful in medical dilation procedures. The catheter balloon includes at least one microscalpel operatively disposed on an outer surface thereof. The microscalpel may advantageously be operativ ...


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Todd K Whitehurst, Kelly H McClure, James R Thacker, James P McGivern: Treatment of hypertension. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, Laura Haburay Bishop, December 26, 2006: US07155284 (197 worldwide citation)

Treatment of hypertension includes implantation of the discharge portion(s) of a catheter and/or electrical stimulation electrode(s) adjacent the tissue(s) to be stimulated. Stimulation pulses, i.e., drug infusion pulses and/or electrical pulses, are supplied by one or more implanted stimulators, th ...



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