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David Mosley
Joseph M Jacobson, David W Mosley: Templated monolayer polymerization and replication. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Norma E Henderson, December 25, 2007: US07311943 (32 worldwide citation)

A self-replicating monolayer system employing polymerization of monomers or nanoparticle ensembles on a defined template provides a method for synthesis of two-dimensional single molecule polymers. Systems of self-replicating monolayers may be used as templates for the growth of inorganic colloids. ...


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Csaba Truckai, James A Baker, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical instrument and method of use. SurgRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 25, 2007: US07311709 (350 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical medical device and method for creating thermal welds in engaged tissue. In one embodiment, at least one jaw of the instrument defines a tissue engagement plane carrying a variable resistive body of a positive temperature coefficient material that has a selected decreased electrica ...


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Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Mark Edward Doutt, Bartley K Andre, Kanye Lim, John C DiFonzo, Jean Marc Gery: Magnetic connector for electronic device. Apple, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 25, 2007: US07311526 (312 worldwide citation)

An electrical plug and receptacle relying on magnetic force to maintain contact are disclosed. The plug and receptacle can be used as part of a power adapter for connecting an electronic device, such as a laptop computer, to a power supply. The plug includes electrical contacts, which are preferably ...


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Curtis R Richardson, Brian P Thomas, Douglas A Kempel, Alan V Morine: Protective enclosure and watertight adapter for an interactive flat-panel controlled device. Otter Products, William W Cochran, Cochran Freund & Young, December 25, 2007: US07312984 (263 worldwide citation)

A protective enclosure is disclosed for an interactive flat-panel control device. The protective enclosure is watertight, crush-resistant, and impact-resistant. An electrical adapter may disposed within the protective enclosure and covered with an elastomeric covering that permits a connector of the ...


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Robert W Tsuk, Jeffrey L Robbin: Method and apparatus for accelerated scrolling. Apple, December 25, 2007: US07312785 (230 worldwide citation)

Improved approaches for users to with graphical user interfaces of computing devices are disclosed. A rotational user action supplied by a user via a user input device can provide accelerated scrolling. The accelerated nature of the scrolling enables users to scroll or traverse a lengthy data set (e ...


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Timothy W Moser: Player tracking assembly for complete patron tracking for both gaming and non-gaming casino activity. IGT, Beyer Weaver, December 25, 2007: US07311605 (224 worldwide citation)

A player tracking system for tracking customer activity for a casino establishment having gaming sections and non-gaming sections. The player tracking system includes a plurality of player tracking cards for distribution to respective participating customers that incorporate respective customer acco ...


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Joseph E Kaminkow, Anthony J Baerlocher, Zeke Brill, Hans Elias, Paulina Rodgers, Kehl T LeSourd, Eric L Wagner, Christopher D Carlisle, Kirk A Tedsen, Michael MacVittie: Gaming system having multiple gaming devices that share a multi-outcome display. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, December 25, 2007: US07311598 (209 worldwide citation)

A gaming device system in which a plurality of gaming devices are linked by a common bonus event is provided. In one embodiment, the linked gaming device system includes a shared symbol generation display that is positioned adjacent to each of a plurality of associated gaming devices and has a plura ...


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Steven J Urquhart, Richard S Schallhorn: Method and apparatus for performing stereotactic surgery. Medtronic Navigation, Harness Dickey & Pierce, December 25, 2007: US07313430 (207 worldwide citation)

A stereotactic navigation system for navigating an instrument to a target within a patient may include a stereotactic head frame, an imaging device, a tracking device, a controller and a display. The stereotactic head frame is coupled to the patient and is used to assist in guiding the instrument to ...


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Joseph E Kaminkow, Anthony J Baerlocher, Zeke Brill, Hans Elias, Paulina Rodgers, Kehl T LeSourd, Eric L Wagner, Christopher D Carlisle, Kirk A Tedsen, Michael MacVittie: Gaming system having multiple gaming devices that share a multi-outcome display. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, December 25, 2007: US07311604 (188 worldwide citation)

A gaming device system in which a plurality of gaming devices are linked by a common bonus event is provided. In one embodiment, the linked gaming device system includes a shared symbol generation display that is positioned adjacent to each of a plurality of associated gaming devices and has a plura ...


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Keith A Miesel: Collecting posture and activity information to evaluate therapy. Medtronic, John W Albrecht, Medtronic, December 25, 2007: US07313440 (186 worldwide citation)

A medical device, programmer, or other computing device may determine values of one or more activity and, in some embodiments, posture metrics for each therapy parameter set used by the medical device to deliver therapy. The metric values for a parameter set are determined based on signals generated ...



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