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Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois, Manuel Baca, Jean Marc Millet: Oxidation of propane to give acrylic acid using catalysts in a mixture of crystaline phases. Baker & Botts, December 28, 2006: US20060293538-A1

The invention relates to a method for the production of acrylic acid from propane, in which a gas mixture comprising propane, water vapour and, optionally, an inert gas and/or molecular oxygen is passed over a catalyst, comprising a crystalline catalyst phase of formula (I) or (I′) TeaMolVbNbcOx (I) ...


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Charles Sperry
Dennis F McNamara, Charles R Sperry, Suzanne M Scott: High-speed apparatus and method for forming inflated chambers. Sealed Air Corporation, Alston & Bird, December 28, 2006: US20060289108-A1

An apparatus and a method for inflating an inflatable web in which, in one embodiment, the inflatable web is conveyed along a path of travel with an inflation element positioned between unsealed edges of the web and proximate the inflation ports of the web's inflatable chambers, and a tracking senso ...


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Longzhi Jiang
Edwin L Legall, Mark Derakhshan, Longzhi Jiang, Roy A Mangano: Apparatus and method for controlling a cryocooler by adjusting cooler gas flow oscillating frequency. General Electric Company, Ramirez & Smith, December 28, 2006: US20060288710-A1

Systems and methods are provided for a variable cooling capacity cryocooler for a superconducting magnetic resonance imaging device having a liquid cryogen pressure vessel to provide cryogenic temperatures to a magnet assembly, a vacuum vessel surrounding the pressure vessel and a radiation shield s ...


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Kelly William D, Kruszynski Michael L, Nguyen Anthony T, Schwemberger Richard F, Wukusick Peter, Kohn David L, Patel Sudhir B: Surgical stapler having aluminum head. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 28, 2006: JP2006-346445 (208 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a surgical instrument for applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue.SOLUTION: The surgical instrument 20 includes a frame having a handle 21 at a proximal end thereof, and a support structure 81 at a distal end thereof. The support structure is adapte ...


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Brown David, Ford Lance, Cheng Angie, Jarvis Rich, Byrom Mike, Ovcharenko Dmitriy, Devroe Eric, Kelnar Kevin: Methods and compositions involving mirna and mirna inhibitor molecules. Ambion, Brown David, Ford Lance, Cheng Angie, Jarvis Rich, Byrom Mike, Ovcharenko Dmitriy, Devroe Eric, Kelnar Kevin, SHISHIMA Gina N, December 28, 2006: WO/2006/137941 (142 worldwide citation)

The present invention concerns methods and compositions introducing miRNA activity or function into cells using synthetic nucleic acid molecules. Moreover, the present invention concerns methods and compositions for identifying miRNA with specific cellular functions that are relevant to therapeutic, ...


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Seeds Alwyn John, Penty Richard Vincent, White Ian Hugh, Hartmann Peter, Ure John: Optical transmission system. Zinwave, Seeds Alwyn John, Penty Richard Vincent, White Ian Hugh, Hartmann Peter, Ure John, NEOBARD William J, December 28, 2006: WO/2006/136811 (93 worldwide citation)

A hub for use in an optical communication system receives, combines and distributes signals including radio frequency and baseband digital signals over an optical fibre communication system. Embodiments of the invention restrict the set of modes launched into the optical fibre, for example, by preve ...


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Lafosse Laurent, Hée Julien, Poncet Didier: Instrument for use in a joint replacement procedure. Lafosse Laurent, Depuy Ireland, Hée Julien, Poncet Didier, BELCHER Simon James, December 28, 2006: WO/2006/136955 (93 worldwide citation)

Instrument for locating the cutting plane on the head of a long bone in a surgical procedure in which the head of the bone is replaced with a joint prosthesis component, which includes an axial reference shaft which can be arranged parallel to the axis of the bone, a cutting guide which can be moved ...


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De, Guzman Peter Patrick, Liu Wayne Po Wen, Yi Brandon Uichong, Kim Chang Jin: Biosensor detection by means of droplet driving, agitation, and evaporation. Core Microsolutions, de, Guzman Peter Patrick, Liu Wayne Po Wen, Yi Brandon Uichong, Kim Chang Jin, KIRCHANSKI Stefan J, December 28, 2006: WO/2006/138543 (73 worldwide citation)

Methods of improving microfluidic assays are disclosed. Assays can be improved (better signal to noise ratio) by using sessile drop evaporation as an analyte concentration step (enhanced signal) and repeated passes of wash droplets as a means to reduce non-specific binding (noise reduction). In addi ...


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Taylor David M: Heart valve delivery system. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Taylor David M, HAUSER David L, December 28, 2006: WO/2006/138173 (70 worldwide citation)

A delivery system for delivering a prosthetic heart valve (11) to a native valve site within the human vasculature. The prosthetic valve is disposed on a balloon (252) at the end of a balloon catheter. The balloon catheter passes through a delivery sleeve assembly and handle. A pull wire travels fro ...


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Prakash Rajat, Ulupinar Faith, Horn Gavin Bernard: A method and apparatus for adaptive registration and paging area determination. Qualcomm Incorporated, Prakash Rajat, Ulupinar Faith, Horn Gavin Bernard, WADSWORTH Philip R, December 28, 2006: WO/2006/138573 (68 worldwide citation)

Accordingly, a method adaptive registration is disclosed, wherein the access terminal adjusts the registration area based on mode and its location. Accordingly, the network also adjusts its paging area. Generally, the access terminal will transition from small registration area to large registration ...