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Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai: Hybrid fine-coarse carrier switching. Nortel Networks, Anderson Gorecki & Manaras, April 29, 2008: US07366412 (4 worldwide citation)

An optical shell node is provided with an ability to perform time switching on signals received from subtending edge nodes and channel switching on signals received from other shell nodes and destined for the subtending edge nodes. The signals received from the subtending edge nodes may be aggregate ...


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Jeffrey S Swayze, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a multistroke firing position indicator and retraction mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 29, 2008: US07364061 (487 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic procedures incorporates a handle that produces separate closing and firing motions to actuate an end effector. In particular, the handle produces multiple firing strokes in order to reduce the required amount of force requ ...


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Mark Brister, James R Petisce, Peter Simpson: Dual electrode system for a continuous analyte sensor. DexCom, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 29, 2008: US07366556 (422 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for a continuous analyte sensor, such as a continuous glucose sensor. One such system utilizes first and second working electrodes to measure additional analyte or non-analyte related signal. Such measurements may provide a background and/or sensitivity measu ...


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Keith L Milliman: Surgical stapling device with tiltable anvil head. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 29, 2008: US07364060 (379 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device including a self-righting anvil assembly is disclosed. The anvil assembly includes an anvil center rod and a pivotable anvil head. The surgical stapling device includes an anvil retainer assembly having a locking member in the form of a trocar for moving the anvil head fro ...


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Victoria Carr Brendel, Peter C Simpson, James H Brauker: Biointerface membrane with macro-and micro-architecture. DexCom, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 29, 2008: US07364592 (364 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are biointerface membranes including a macro-architecture and a micro-architecture co-continuous with and bonded to and/or located within at least a portion of the macro-architecture. The macro- and micro-architectures work together to manage and manipulate the high-level tissue org ...


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John H Dukesherer, Bruce M Burg, Bradley A Jascob, Paul Kessman: Method and apparatus for surgical navigation. Medtronic Navigation, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 29, 2008: US07366562 (207 worldwide citation)

A surgical navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes a non-invasive dynamic reference frame and/or fiducial marker, sensor tipped instruments, and isolator circuits. The dynamic reference frame may be repeatably placed on the patient in a precise location for guiding the instru ...


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David White, Taber H Smith: Adjustment of masks for integrated circuit fabrication. Cadence Design Systems, Bingham McCutchen, April 29, 2008: US07367008 (205 worldwide citation)

A pattern-dependent model is used to predict characteristics of an integrated circuit that is to be fabricated in accordance with a design by a process. The process includes (a) a fabrication process that will impart topographical variation to the integrated circuit and (b) a lithography or etch pro ...


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Milen Shishkov, Brett Eugene Bouma, Guillermo J Tearney: System and method for optical coherence imaging. The General Hospital Corporation, Dorsey & Whitney, April 29, 2008: US07366376 (194 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method are provided for transmitting at least one electro-magnetic radiation is provided. In particular, at least one optical fiber having at least one end extending along a first axis may be provided. Further, a light transmissive optical arrangement may be provided in optical coopera ...


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Khalid Rahmat, Kenneth S McElvain: Methods and apparatuses for thermal analysis based circuit design. Synplicity, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 29, 2008: US07366997 (193 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for circuit design to reduce power usage, such as reducing temperature dependent power usage, and/or to improve timing, such as reducing temperature dependent delay or transition time. At least one embodiment of the present invention reduces the power dissipation and improves ...


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Robert H Wham, Steven P Buysse, James H Orszulak: Vessel sealing system. Sherwood Services, April 29, 2008: US07364577 (193 worldwide citation)

A method for electrosurgically sealing a tissue includes steps of: (A) applying a first pulse of RF energy to the tissue; and (B) applying at least one subsequent RF energy pulse to the tissue and keeping constant or varying RF energy parameters of individual pulses of subsequent RF energy pulses in ...



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