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Bahman Qawami
Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi, Robert C Chang: System, method, and device for playing back recorded audio, video or other content from non-volatile memory cards, compact disks or other media. SanDisk Corporation, Winston & Strawn, June 5, 2007: US07227952 (31 worldwide citation)

A secure software system for a portable device or computer that provides a simple interface to the device or computer and that retrieves and dynamically decrypts keys and content from a secure media while minimizing exposure of the keys and eliminating the need for manufacturers of the device or com ...


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Eugene Fitzgerald
Kenneth C Wu, Eugene A Fitzgerald, Gianni Taraschi, Jeffrey T Borenstein: Etch stop layer system. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Goodwin Procter, June 5, 2007: US07227176 (14 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor structure including a uniform etch-stop layer. The uniform etch stop layer has a relative etch rate which is less than approximately the relative etch rate of Si doped with 7×1019 boron atoms/cm3. A method for forming a semiconductor structure includes forming a uniform etch-stop lay ...


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Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 5, 2007: US07225964 (548 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...


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Evan Hildreth, Francis MacDougall: Video-based image control system. GestureTek, Fish & Richardson P C, June 5, 2007: US07227526 (497 worldwide citation)

A method of using stereo vision to interface with a computer is provided. The method includes capturing a stereo image, and processing the stereo image to determine position information of an object in the stereo image. The object is controlled by a user. The method also includes communicating the p ...


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Mark A Tapsak, Rathbun K Rhodes, Mark C Shults, Jason D McClure: Techniques to improve polyurethane membranes for implantable glucose sensors. DexCom, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 5, 2007: US07226978 (494 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an implantable membrane for regulating the transport of analytes therethrough that includes a matrix including a first polymer; and a second polymer dispersed throughout the matrix, wherein the second polymer forms a network of microdomains which when hydrated are not observab ...


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Benjamin J Feldman, Adam Heller, Ephraim Heller, Fei Mao, Joseph A Vivolo, Jeffery V Funderburk, Fredric C Colman, Rajesh Krishnan: Method of manufacturing electrochemical sensors. Abbott Diabetes Care, Merchant & Gould P C, June 5, 2007: US07225535 (385 worldwide citation)

Methods for manufacturing electrochemical sensors are described. The sensors have a working electrode and a counter electrode, which are planar, and optionally an indicator electrode. The sensor includes a sample chamber to hold a sample of no more than 1 μL in electrolytic contact with the working ...


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Paul A Scirica: Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism. Tyco Healthcare Group, June 5, 2007: US07225963 (346 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides for a loading unit for use with and/or supportable on a distal end of a surgical stapling apparatus. The loading unit includes a housing portion including a distal end and a proximal end, a drive assembly slidably supported within the housing portion of the loading un ...


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Neil Ackerman: Methods of monitoring glucose levels in a subject and uses thereof. Animas Technologies, Bernard E Shay, June 5, 2007: US07228163 (220 worldwide citation)

Methods of frequently monitoring glucose amounts and/or concentrations in a subject who is at risk for hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, and/or glucose level fluctuations that put the subject at risk are provided. Also provided are methods of monitoring the effects of one or more pharmaceutical compositi ...


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Ilya Emil Berchenko, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Thomas David Fowler, John Michael Karanikas, Robert Charles Ryan, Gordon Thomas Shahin Jr, George Leo Stegemeier, Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington, Etuan Zhang: In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources. Shell Oil Company, June 5, 2007: US07225866 (201 worldwide citation)

A oil shale formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. A mixture of hydrocarbons, H2, and/or other formation fluids may be produced from the formation. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. Heat sources m ...


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W Kenneth Ward, Richard G Sass, Mark Nynest, Ellen Anderson, Lawrence B Jansen: Analyte sensor. iSense Corporation, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, June 5, 2007: US07228162 (193 worldwide citation)

A method of measuring an analyte concentration in body fluid in an animal body having skin and subcutaneous soft tissue that includes body fluid. The method comprises, introducing a portion of an analyte-measuring device into the subcutaneous soft tissue. The analyte-measuring device includes an ana ...



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