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Robert Senzig
David M Hoffman, James W LeBlanc, John Eric Tkaczyk, Robert F Senzig, Yanfeng Du: Direct conversion energy discriminating CT detector with over-ranging correction. General Electric Company, Jason K Klindtworth, August 4, 2009: US07570736 (1 worldwide citation)

A CT detector capable of energy discrimination and direct conversion is disclosed. The detector includes multiple layers of semiconductor material with the layers having varying thicknesses. The detector is constructed to be segmented in the x-ray penetration direction so as to optimize count rate p ...


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Robert A Lambourne, Nicholas A J Millington: Method and apparatus for controlling multimedia players in a multi-zone system. Sonos, Joe Zheng, August 4, 2009: US07571014 (512 worldwide citation)

Techniques for controlling zone group and zone group characteristics such as audio volume in a multi-zone system are disclosed. The multi-zone system includes a number of multimedia players, each preferably located in a zone. A controller may control the operations of all of the zone players remotel ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Christoph L Gillum: Motor-driven surgical cutting and fastening instrument with articulatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, August 4, 2009: US07568603 (446 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and fastening instrument is disclosed. According to various embodiments, the instrument includes an end effector comprising a moveable cutting instrument. The instrument also includes a main drive shaft assembly for actuating the cutting instrument in the end effector. The instrum ...


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Karl H Ehrenfels, David Ivanko, Randolph F Lehn, Roberto Pedros, Csaba L Rethy, Frank J Viola: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, August 4, 2009: US07568604 (358 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical fastener applying apparatus includes a cartridge half-section and an anvil half-section with the cartridge and anvil half-sections being relatively movable from an unclamped position to a fully clamped position. The apparatus includes a replaceable staple cartridge assembly havi ...


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Jin Gu: Creating 3D images of objects by illuminating with infrared patterns. GestureTek, Fish & Richardson P C, August 4, 2009: US07570805 (295 worldwide citation)

According to a general aspect, processing images includes projecting an infra-red pattern onto a three-dimensional object and producing a first image, a second image, and a third image of the three-dimensional object while the pattern is projected on the three-dimensional object. The first image and ...


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Kirk W Todd, Johan G Ekvall, Frederick M Reed, T Scott Rowe, Christopher Horvath: System and method for identifying and controlling ophthalmic surgical devices and components. Alcon, Armando Pastrana Jr, August 4, 2009: US07568619 (278 worldwide citation)

System and method for identifying a component, such as an optical probe or pneumatic scissors, of an ophthalmic surgical device. A component of a surgical device includes an identifier, such as a RFID tag. Data from the RFID tag is transmitted to a RFID reader in the device. A controller determines ...