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Aaron Carrano
Michael J Saracen, Aaron W Carrano, John W Allison, Gopinath R Kuduvalli: Method and apparatus for patient loading and unloading. Accuray Incorporated, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 30, 2009: US07552490 (33 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus of a positioning system are described to position an upper-half of a body relative to a head-end of a couch. The positioning system may be a patient positioning system and may include a treatment couch, a leg rest coupled to the treatment couch, and a drive mechanism coupled t ...


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Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba, Masud Beroz, Ronald Green, Ilyas Mohammed, Stuart E Wilson, Wael Zohni, Yoichi Kubota, Jesse Burl Thompson: Microelectronic packages and methods therefor. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, June 30, 2009: US07554206 (5 worldwide citation)

A microelectronic assembly includes a microelectronic package having a microelectronic element with faces and contacts, a flexible substrate spaced from and overlying a first face of the microelectronic element, and a plurality of conductive posts extending from the flexible substrate and projecting ...


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Sanjay Chaturvedi
Leonard Edward Bogan Jr, Fernando A P Cavalcanti, Nitin Chadda, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Anne Mae Gaffney, Scott Han, Peter D Klugherz, Daniel Martenak, Mark Anthony Silvano, Elsie Mae Vickery, Donald L Zolotorofe: Process for the selective (amm)oxidation of lower molecular weight alkanes and alkenes. Rohm and Haas Company, Marcella M Bodner, June 30, 2009: US07553986 (2 worldwide citation)

An improved process for the production of unsaturated carboxylic acids and unsaturated nitrites from their corresponding C3 to C5 alkanes, or mixtures of C3 to C5 alkanes and alkenes, that involves a multi-stage reaction system which employs both separation of the oxidation product from one or more ...


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Matthew A Wixey, Gary M Johnson: Surgical stapler with firing lock mechanism. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, David G Majdali, Patrick Y Ikehara, June 30, 2009: US07552854 (306 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided that maintains the jaws of the stapler in an open position and prevents firing of staples when a cartridge is not loaded in one of the jaws. Distinct positioning and sequencing of the jaws, capture pin and firing of the staples are provided by a latch mechanism. Such l ...


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Evan Hildreth, Francis MacDougall: Multiple camera control system. GestureTek, Fish & Richardson P C, June 30, 2009: US07555142 (299 worldwide citation)

A multiple camera tracking system for interfacing with an application program running on a computer is provided. The tracking system includes two or more video cameras arranged to provide different viewpoints of a region of interest, and are operable to produce a series of video images. A processor ...


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Ivo Flammer, Louis Anne De Montmorillon, Pieter Matthijsse: Optical fiber. Draka Comteq, Summa Additon & Ashe P A, June 30, 2009: US07555186 (231 worldwide citation)

An improved optical fiber achieves both reduced bending and microbending losses, as well as a much higher Brillouin threshold, as compared to standard transmission fibers. The optical fiber comprises a core including at least two dopants and having a refractive index difference Δn1 with an outer opt ...


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Ian M Bennett: Method for processing speech using dynamic grammars. Phoenix Solutions, J Nicholas Gross, June 30, 2009: US07555431 (198 worldwide citation)

Speech data is processed with one or more dynamic grammars, to reduce latency and improve accuracy. Different speech grammars are used by a speech recognition process depending on a context experienced by a speaker, and sentence grammars are similarly varied during a natural language process. The me ...


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Michael Craig Stevens, Alexander Charles Knill, John Robert Dunton: Controlling inductive power transfer systems. Access Business Group International, Warner Norcross & Judd, June 30, 2009: US07554316 (187 worldwide citation)

An inductive power transfer system comprises a primary unit (10), having a primary coil (12) and an electrical drive unit (14) which applies electrical drive signals to the primary coil so as to generate an electromagnetic field. The system also comprises at least one secondary device (30), separabl ...


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Scott Robertson Bickham, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Xin Chen, Ming Jun Li, Snigdharaj Kumar Mishra, Daniel Aloysius Nolan: Large effective area fiber. Corning Incorporated, Svetlana A Short, June 30, 2009: US07555187 (173 worldwide citation)

An optical fiber according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a glass core extending from a centerline to a radius R1 wherein R1 is greater than about 5 μm; a glass cladding surrounding and in contact with the core, the cladding comprising: (i) a first annular region extending from ...


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Arne Simonsson, Jonas Pettersson: Interference-based routing in a wireless mesh network. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, June 30, 2009: US07554998 (163 worldwide citation)

Route selection through a wireless mesh network between a source node and a destination node is based on minimizing generated interference in order to increase the capacity of the network. An interference energy associated with transmitting a packet over each hop in multiple routes from the source n ...