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Randy Ekl
Robert D LoGalbo, Randy L Ekl, Ron Rotstein, Christopher G Ware: Methods for delivery in a wireless communications network. Motorola, Randi L Karpinia, Indira Saladi, August 5, 2008: US07408931 (6 worldwide citation)

Methods for delivery of multicast packets in a wireless communication system are disclosed. The methods comprise transmitting a contention free period initiation signal from an access point to the station, transmitting broadcast packets from the access point to the station, transmitting multicast pa ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan: Surgical stapling instrument having force controlled spacing end effector. Ehthicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, August 5, 2008: US07407078 (501 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for being endoscopically or laparoscopically inserted into a surgical site for simultaneous stapling and severing of tissue includes force adjusted spacing between an upper jaw (anvil) and a lower jaw (staple cartridge engaged to an elongate staple channel) so that the height o ...


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Henry E Holsten, Frank J Viola, Clifford L Emmons: Staple cartridge having multiple staple sizes for a surgical stapling instrument. Tyco Healthcare Group, August 5, 2008: US07407075 (479 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots. The staple cartridge may have an annular or linear configuration of retention slots. The tissue contacting surface of th ...


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Mark Ortiz, Frederick Shelton IV, Joseph Hueil, Jeffrey Swayze: Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for linear surgical stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 5, 2008: US07407077 (311 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for actuating and/or articulating a surgical stapler. In one embodiment, a surgical stapler is provided having a stapling mechanism or end effector that is movably coupled to a distal end of an elongate shaft. An electrically expandable and contractible actuator, suc ...


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Mark Ortiz, Frederick Shelton IV, Joseph Hueil, Jeffrey Swayze: Electroactive polymer-based actuation mechanism for multi-fire surgical fastening instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 5, 2008: US07407074 (281 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for effecting movement of one or more components of a multifire device, such as a clip applier, hernia tacker, or skin stapler. In one exemplary embodiment, a surgical fastening instrument is provided having an elongate shaft with an end effector coupled thereto and ...


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David C Racenet, Timothy N Wells, Stanislaw Marczyk: Surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, August 5, 2008: US07407076 (253 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device for applying an array of surgical staples to tissue is provided. The stapling device includes an approximation mechanism for moving a cartridge assembly and an anvil assembly between spaced and approximated positions and a firing mechanism for ejecting the array of staples ...


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Varghese Devassy, Raji Kottomtharayil, Manoj Kumar Vijayan Retnamma: Dynamic storage device pooling in a computer system. CommVault Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 5, 2008: US07409509 (186 worldwide citation)

A method for dynamically allocating control of a storage device, the method comprising receiving an access request from a first computer requesting access to a storage device; directing, based upon the access request, a first storage controller computer to assume an inactive state with respect to co ...


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Douglas W Potter, Kevin R Powell, Kevin W Humphreys, Jason S Hamilton: Natural language processing interface. Microsoft Corporation, Joseph R Kelly, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, August 5, 2008: US07409337 (150 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an interface and associated object model that exposes a comprehensive set of natural language processing features to an application developer. In one embodiment, the features include lexicon management services and proofing services.


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Katsuya Tanaka, Kentaro Shimada: Storage system using flash memory modules logically grouped for wear-leveling and RAID. Hitachi, Reed Smith, Stanley P Fisher Esq, Juan Carlos A Marquez Esq, August 5, 2008: US07409492 (147 worldwide citation)

A storage system using flash memories includes a storage controller and plural flash memory modules as storage media. Each flash memory module includes at least one flash memory chip and a memory controller for leveling erase counts of blocks belonging to the flash memory chip. The storage controlle ...