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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Swayze Jeffrey S: Hydraulically and electrically actuated articulation joints for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 16, 2007: EP1785097-A2 (427 worldwide citation)

Articulation joints for use in connection with a surgical instrument that has a portion that must be passed through a trocar or similar structure and then articulated relative to another portion of the instrument received within the trocar. Various embodiments of the articulation joint include at le ...


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Shelton Iv Frederick E, Morgan Jerome R: Surgical instrument having a hydraulically actuated end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 16, 2007: EP1785098-A2 (363 worldwide citation)

A hydraulically actuated surgical instrument. The instrument may comprise a handle portion and a shaft. The shaft is mechanically coupled to the handle. The instrument may also include an end effector mechanically coupled to the shaft along its longitudinal axis. The end effector may comprise a surg ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Fugikawa Leslie M: Disposable loading unit and surgical instruments including same. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 16, 2007: EP1785102-A2 (304 worldwide citation)

A disposable loading unit. The disposable loading unit includes a housing assembly, a knife assembly connected to the housing assembly, and an agent cartridge connected to the housing assembly. The agent cartridge houses a medical agent. The disposable loading unit is configured to deliver the medic ...


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Okada Miyuki, Suzuki Yoshihiro: Image processing for object detection. Sony, May 16, 2007: EP1785914-A1 (50 worldwide citation)

An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquisition section which acquires an original image; a resolution conversion section which converts the resolution of the original image acquired by the image acquisition section and generates a plurality of reduced images having different resolution ...


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Shudo Shigeki: Addition curable liquid silicone rubber composition for injection molding, method of regulating fluidity of the composition, and method of injection molding silicone rubber composition. Shinetsu Chemical Co, May 16, 2007: EP1785454-A1 (49 worldwide citation)

An addition curable liquid silicone rubber composition for injection molding is provided. The composition comprises (A) an organopolysiloxane containing at least two Si-bonded alkenyl groups within each molecule, (B) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane containing at least two Si-bonded hydrogen atoms with ...


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Shelton Frederick E Iv, Swayze Jeffrey S: Articulation joint with moment arm extension for articulating an end effector of a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, May 16, 2007: EP1785101-A2 (41 worldwide citation)

An articulation joint for use in connection with a surgical instrument that has a portion that must be passed through a trocar or similar structure and then articulated relative to another portion of the instrument received within the trocar. Various embodiments of the articulation joint provide str ...


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Eastmond Simon Patrick, Payne Terence Michael, Hopper Nicholas: Ventilation control. Monodraught, May 16, 2007: EP1785800-A1 (40 worldwide citation)

A method and a controller for a ventilation arrangement, including a sensor associated with a photovoltaic arrangement to determine an optimum I-V value as an indicator of available electrical power at the photovoltaic arrangement due to current irridescent level presented to the photovoltaic arrang ...


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Bigot Astruc Marianne, Molin Denis, Nouchi Pascale, Matthijsse Pieter, de Montmorillon Louis Anne, Lumineau Yves, Flammer Ivo, Sillard Pierre, Gooijer Frans: Single mode optical fiber with low bending losses. Draka Comteq, May 16, 2007: EP1785754-A1 (39 worldwide citation)

An optical transmission fiber comprises a central core having an index difference n 1 with an outer optical cladding; a first inner cladding having an index difference n 2 with the outer cladding; and a second buried inner cladding having an index difference n 3 with the outer cladding of less than ...


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Bernini Fabrizio: Automatic cleaner for swimming pools. Bernini Fabrizio, May 16, 2007: EP1785552-A2 (29 worldwide citation)

Automatic cleaner for swimming pools comprising a body (1) driven by motor-driven wheels (2) arranged for displacement, according to preset work cycles, along the bottom, up onto the vertical walls and on the surface of a swimming pool to aspirate debris and dirt via an aspirator (5) provided with a ...


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Zimmer Bernd: Method and apparatus for irradiating ultrasound into tissue. Zimmer Medizinsysteme, May 16, 2007: EP1785164-A1 (29 worldwide citation)

The method involves providing a thermal effect parameter (T) and a mechanical effect parameter (M) in a tissue (16), and sequentially radiating ultrasound pulses with respective pulse width into a tissue (16). A pulse duty factor of the ultrasound pulse is adjusted depending on thermal or mechanical ...



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