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 (5 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 ...

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 ...

Parichay Saxena
Parichay Saxena: Authorization access controlled content exchange. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 28, 2008: US07444413 (10 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 ...

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 (567 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 ...

Chad P Boudreaux: Surgical stapling instrument with a return mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 28, 2008: US07441685 (454 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 ...

Ehud Schwammenthal, Yosi Tuval, Raphael Benary: Fluid flow prosthetic device. Ventor Technologies, Ladas and Parry, October 28, 2008: US07442204 (268 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 ...

Charles H Pugsley, Joseph A Levendusky: Impermanent biocompatible fastener. Boston Scientific Scimed, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner, October 28, 2008: US07442201 (250 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 ...

Claude Mathieu, Beat Lechmann, Paul Pavlov: Interspinal prosthesis. Synthes, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, October 28, 2008: US07442208 (200 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 ...

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 (187 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 ...

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 (180 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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