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Erwin Meinders
Erwin Rinaldo Meinders, Celine Catherine Sarah Nicole: Cooling assembly comprising micro-jets. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Michael E Belk, January 27, 2009: US07483770 (12 worldwide citation)

A cooling assembly for cooling a heat source, such an electronic components, with a coolant includes micro jets adapted to eject the coolant onto the heat source in response to a control signal, and a controller adapted to control the ejection of the coolant from the micro jets in a sweep mode in wh ...


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Philip C Roy: Pneumatic powered surgical stapling device. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 27, 2009: US07481347 (380 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler which includes or onto which a tool assembly can be mounted for deforming a plurality of surgical fasteners through and fastening tissue includes a housing having a fixed handle and a clamping handle mountable to the housing. The clamping handle is selectively movable relative to ...


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Henry E Holsten, Frank J Viola, Clifford L Emmons: Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 27, 2009: US07481349 (332 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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Chad P Boudreaux, Douglas J Siebenaler, Geoffrey C Hueil, Kenneth E Hogue, Christoph L Gillum: Surgical instrument with bending articulation controlled articulation pivot joint. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Frost Brown Todd, January 27, 2009: US07481824 (269 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument particularly suited to endoscopic and laparoscopic insertion through a cannula of a trocar into an insufflated body cavity or lumen includes a bending member in an elongate shaft that acts to rotate an end effector about an articulation pivot joint. A proximally directed cammin ...


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Mohamed Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany, David R Tobler, Thomas J Gerhardt, Eugene E Mason, Mike A Mills: Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 27, 2009: US07483730 (223 worldwide citation)

An optical probe, which is particularly suited to reduce noise in measurements taken on an easily compressible material, such as a finger, a toe, a forehead, an earlobe, or a lip, measures characteristics of the material. A neonatal and adult disposable embodiment of the probe include adhesive coate ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Ronald Coverston, Massi E Kiani: Pulse oximeter access apparatus and method. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 27, 2009: US07483729 (215 worldwide citation)

Access is provided to certain pulse oximetry systems utilizing a keyed sensor and a corresponding locked sensor port of a restricted access monitor. In such systems, the keyed sensor has a key comprising a memory element, and the monitor has a memory reader associated with the sensor port. The monit ...


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Stanislaw Marczyk: Surgical instrument with articulating tool assembly. Tyco Healthcare Group, January 27, 2009: US07481348 (205 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument including a handle portion, a body portion, an articulating tool assembly and an articulation mechanism is disclosed. The body portion extends distally from the handle portion. The articulation mechanism includes an articulation link for articulating the tool assembly, ...


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Tarek Z Elabbady, Shannon J Chan, James M Alkove, Sandeep S Sahasrabudhe: Methods and apparatuses for sharing media content, libraries and playlists. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 27, 2009: US07483958 (196 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems suitable for sharing media content are provided. One system includes at least one media holder, at least one media cataloger, at least one user control point, at least one media player, and at least one network operatively connecting them. The media holder is configured to select ...


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William A McCarty, Jeff King Jr: Wireless and wired speaker hub for a home theater system. KSC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 27, 2009: US07483538 (190 worldwide citation)

A method and system for communicating audio, video, and/or control signals within a home entertainment system. A plurality of audio channels is communicated between a wireless transmitter and a wireless receiver. The wireless transmitter is located proximate to a speaker housing. In some embodiments ...


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Robert J Allen, Michael S Gray, Fook Luen Heng, Jason D Hibbeler, Kevin W McCullen, Rani R Narayan, Robert F Walker, Xin Yuan: Minimum layout perturbation-based artwork legalization with grid constraints for hierarchical designs. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard M Kotulak, Greenblum & Bernstein, January 27, 2009: US07484197 (166 worldwide citation)

A method comprises extracting a hierarchical grid constraint set and modeling one or more critical objects of at least one cell as a variable set. The method further comprises solving a linear programming problem based on the hierarchical grid constraint set with the variable set to provide initial ...



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