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Elliot Matel Elliot Matel
Tom Disch, Jeffrey P Feist, Kayne Kowis, Elliot Matel, Robert J Rose, Marvin Vissers, Jeffrey H Whitmore, Geoffrey P Zabrowski: Four-stroke internal combustion engine having reduced noise emissions. Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Michael Best & Friedrich, October 28, 2008: US07441532 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a four-stroke internal combustion engine having reduced noise emissions. The engine includes a filter element having substantially flat inlet and outlet sides, a first housing portion, and a second housing portion coupled to the first housing portion. The first and sec ...


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Tarran Jones
Gregory J LaRosa, Christopher Horvath, Walter Newman, S Tarran Jones, Siobhan H O Brien, Theresa O Keefe: Humanized anti-CCR2 antibodies and methods of use therefor. Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Lowrie Lando & Anastasi, October 28, 2008: US07442775 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a humanized antibody or functional fragment thereof which binds to a mammalian (e.g., human) CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) or a portion of the receptor and blocks binding of a ligand to the receptor. The invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the intera ...


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Parichay Saxena
Parichay Saxena: Authorization access controlled content exchange. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 28, 2008: US07444413 (9 worldwide citation)

Authorization access controlled content exchange can be implemented, for example, in a multimedia content distribution environment when individual client devices are capable of storing content. A content index is maintained for each client device that reflects the content stored thereat. Predefined ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Jerome R Morgan, Eugene L Timperman, Leslie M Fugikawa: Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with audible and visual feedback features. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 28, 2008: US07441684 (506 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in connection with a pneumatically powered tool having a firing mechanism operably supported therein that is movable between an unactuated position and an actuated position. A pneumatically powered drive system operably communicates with the pneumatically powered tool a ...


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Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical stapling instrument with a return mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 28, 2008: US07441685 (420 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a band configured to move a cutting member within an end effector. The instrument can further include a reel, wherein at least a portion of the band can be wound around the reel, and wherein the cutting member can be configured to unwind the band from the reel when th ...


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Ehud Schwammenthal, Yosi Tuval, Raphael Benary: Fluid flow prosthetic device. Ventor Technologies, Ladas and Parry, October 28, 2008: US07442204 (230 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic device including a valve-orifice attachment member attachable to a valve in a blood vessel and including a fluid inlet, and a diverging member that extends from the fluid inlet, the diverging member including a proximal end near the fluid inlet and a distal end distanced from the proxim ...


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Charles H Pugsley, Joseph A Levendusky: Impermanent biocompatible fastener. Boston Scientific Scimed, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner, October 28, 2008: US07442201 (223 worldwide citation)

A biocompatible fastener particularly well-suited for use in fundoplication procedures. In a preferred embodiment, the fastener is designed to break within the span of approximately three to six months after implantation and comprises a male portion and a female portion. The male portion includes a ...


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Claude Mathieu, Beat Lechmann, Paul Pavlov: Interspinal prosthesis. Synthes, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, October 28, 2008: US07442208 (193 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for use in maintaining an interspinal space is disclosed. The prosthesis may be provided as first and second substantially symmetrical halves. The first and second halves may each have a coupling portion and a process portion. The coupling portions allow the separate halves to be separa ...


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David C Hovda, Hira V Thapliyal, Philip E Eggers, Maria B Ellsberry: Systems and methods for electrosurgical treatment of turbinates. ArthroCare Corporation, Brian E Szymczak, October 28, 2008: US07442191 (173 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for selectively applying electrical energy to a target location within the head and neck of a patient's body, particularly including tissue in the ear, nose and throat. In one aspect, a method is provided for reducing the volume of enlarge swollen t ...


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Steven E Charlebois, Paul E Dunn, George W Rohrbaugh III: Method of optimizing customizable filler cells in an integrated circuit physical design process. International Business Machines Corporation, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, October 28, 2008: US07444609 (172 worldwide citation)

A system and method for optimizing customizable filler cells in an integrated circuit physical design process. In particular, a filler cell placement algorithm of the present disclosure is utilized in the method to optimize the customizable filler cells in a circuit layout. The filler cell placement ...



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