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Maged E Beshai: Self-configuring distributed switch. Nortel Networks, McGuinness & Manaras, April 24, 2007: US07209454 (2 worldwide citation)

An optical channel switch comprising independent optical space switches interconnects electronic data-switch modules to form a high-capacity wide-coverage network. The optical channel switch connects incoming wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) links each originating from a data-switch module to o ...


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Russell Heinrich, Frank J Viola: Electrosurgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 24, 2007: US07207471 (549 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical stapling apparatus is provided which uses thermogenic energy as well as surgical fasteners or staples for strengthening tissue, providing hemostasis, tissue joining or welding. The thermogenic energy also strengthens tissue in proximity to a staple line and knife cut line and prov ...


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Peter Michael Wukusick, Richard F Schwemberger: Cartridge with locking knife for a curved cutter stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Welsh & Flaxman, April 24, 2007: US07207472 (382 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument adapted for applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue includes a cartridge module having a cartridge housing containing a plurality of surgical fasteners and a knife. The cartridge module includes a driver disposed to push surgical fasteners out of the cartridge ...


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Mary I Frecker, Randy S Haluck, Ryan P Dziedzic, Jeremy R Schadler: Multifunctional tool and method for minimally invasive surgery. The Penn State Research Foundation, McKee Voorhees & Sease, April 24, 2007: US07208005 (378 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for minimally invasive surgery. The apparatus can comprise a tool which includes a multi-functioning end effector for insertion into a patient, a user control adapted for use by the surgeon external of the patient, and an intermediate section between the end effector and the ...


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Jason H Safabash, Susan M McConnell, Randy W Adair, Jeffery V Funderburk, April A Marano, Jeffrey F Field: Insertion device for an insertion set and method of using the same. Medtronic MiniMed, April 24, 2007: US07207974 (346 worldwide citation)

An insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient, including: a device housing and a carrier body for movement between an advanced position and a retracted position. The carrier body includes a receiving structure t ...


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Patrick Miles, Scot Martinelli, Eric Finley: Surgical access system and related methods. NuVasive, Jonathan D Spangler, April 24, 2007: US07207949 (259 worldwide citation)

A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue retraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establi ...


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Daniel John DiLorenzo: Apparatus and method for closed-loop intracranial stimulation for optimal control of neurological disease. BioNeuronics Corporation, Shay Law Group, April 24, 2007: US07209787 (254 worldwide citation)

A neurological control system for modulating activity of any component or structure comprising the entirety or portion of the nervous system, or any structure interfaced thereto, generally referred to herein as a “nervous system component.” The neurological control system generates neural modulation ...



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