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Jim B Surjaatmadja, Matt Howell: Hydrajet bottomhole completion tool and process. Halliburton Energy Services, John W Wustenberg, Baker Botts, November 17, 2009: US07617871 (80 worldwide citation)

Of the many assemblies and methods provided herein, one assembly includes a conduit adapted for installation in a well bore in a subterranean formation; one or more fluid jet forming nozzles disposed about the conduit; and one or more windows formed in the conduit and adapted to selectively allow a ...


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Brian C Case, Jacob A Flagle, Andrew K Hoffa, Darin G Schaeffer, Michael L Garrison: Artificial valve prosthesis with improved flow dynamics. Cook Incorporated, Buchanan Intellectual Property Office, November 17, 2009: US07618447 (79 worldwide citation)

An expandable venous valve having a support structure that configured to enlarge the area adjacent to the valve structure such that the flow patterns of retrograde flow are modified in a way that facilitates the flushing of the pockets at the base of the valve area to prevent stagnation of bodily fl ...


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Kurt S Wilcox: Light-directing LED apparatus. Ruud Lighting, Jansson Shupe & Munger, November 17, 2009: US07618163 (78 worldwide citation)

LED apparatus for illumination toward a preferential side, including a light emitter having at least one LED on a base, a primary lens positioned over the light emitter and having a central axis, and a secondary lens placed with an inner surface surrounding the primary lens. The secondary lens has a ...


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Liang Shih Fan, Himanshu Gupta, Mahesh V Iyer: ) from gas mixtures, Separation of carbon dioxide (CO. The Ohio State University, Standley Law Group, November 17, 2009: US07618606 (76 worldwide citation)

A reaction-based process has been developed for the selective removal of carbon dioxide from a multicomponent gas mixture. The proposed process effects the separation of CO2 from a mixture of gases by its reaction with metal oxides. The Calcium based Reaction Separation for CO2 process consists of c ...


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Wayne Carl Westerman, John G Elias: Identifying contacts on a touch surface. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, November 17, 2009: US07619618 (74 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for simultaneously tracking multiple finger and palm contacts as hands approach, touch, and slide across a proximity-sensing, multi-touch surface. Identification and classification of intuitive hand configurations and motions enables unprecedented integration of t ...


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James Spitler, Scott Schorer, Dennis Colleran: Implant assembly and method for use in an internal structure stabilization system. Theken Spine, Middleton Reutlinger, Robert H Eichenberger, November 17, 2009: US07618442 (73 worldwide citation)

An assembly for use in spinal stabilization procedures having first and second bone anchor assemblies. Embodiments of the first bone anchor assembly may include an anchor, a poly-axial head, including a cavity, mated with the anchor such that the anchor is movable relative to the poly-axial head. Em ...


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David F Sorrells, Gregory S Rawlins, Michael W Rawlins: RF power transmission, modulation, and amplification, including embodiments for generating vector modulation control signals. ParkerVision, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, November 17, 2009: US07620129 (72 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for vector combining power amplification are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a plurality of signals are individually amplified, then summed to form a desired time-varying complex envelope signal. Phase and/or frequency characteristics of one or more of the signals are contro ...


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Lawrence B Wolff, Diego A Socolinsky, Christopher K Eveland: Color invariant image fusion of visible and thermal infrared video. Equinox Corporation, Jones Tullar & Cooper P C, November 17, 2009: US07620265 (72 worldwide citation)

A methodology for forming a composite color image fusion from a set of N gray level images takes advantage of the natural decomposition of color spaces into 2-D chromaticity planes and 1-D intensity. This is applied to the color fusion of thermal infrared and reflective domain (e.g., visible) images ...


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Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis: Height-adjustable intervertebrae implant. Biedermann Motech, Christie Parker & Hale, November 17, 2009: US07618458 (71 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral implant for insertion between two vertebrae is disclosed. A first part has a first contact surface extending between its two ends a first guide surface extending out from the first contact surface. A second part has a second contact surface extending between its ends, and a second ...


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Steven W Ek: System and method for joint resurface repair. Arthrosurface Incorporated, Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger PLLC, November 17, 2009: US07618462 (67 worldwide citation)

An implant for installation into a portion of an articular surface includes a protrusion configured to cover an un-excised portion of articular surface proximate to the implant. Another implant may form a cavity to allow the un-excised portion of articular surface to remodel over a perimeter edge of ...