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Stanislaw Marczyk, Kenneth Cappola, Frank C Maffei: Surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 1, 2009: US07624902 (374 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Wayne Young, Stephan A DeFonzo, Richard A McGarry, Dominick L Mastri: Apparatus for applying surgical fastners to body tissue. December 1, 2009: US07624903 (251 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for endoscopic application of surgical staples adapted to attach surgical mesh to body tissue in laparoscopic hernia surgery. The apparatus includes a frame, and a generally elongated endoscopic section connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. A staple stora ...


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Michael J Baur, Ian A McCabe, Hamid Habibi, Niall R Lynam: Vehicle mirror assembly with indicia at reflective element. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, December 1, 2009: US07626749 (246 worldwide citation)

A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a reflective element having at least one substrate with a reflective coating thereon. A specularly reflective indicia reflector is established to form indicia or information at the reflective element. The indicia reflector provides a visible contrast ...


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Ravi K Kavuri, Jon M Holdman, James P Hughes, Dale R Eichel, Randall K Hewitt: Clustered hierarchical file services. Storage Technology Corporation, Brooks Kushman P C, December 1, 2009: US07627617 (208 worldwide citation)

A system for object-based archival data storage includes an object-based storage subsystem having respective data storage devices, at least one file presentation interface that interfaces to client platforms, an administration interface having graphical user interface (GUI) and a command line interf ...


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Alexander James Burke: User interface and search system for internet and other applications. December 1, 2009: US07627598 (200 worldwide citation)

A user interface provides historical and hierarchical search and navigation modes through previously selected and hierarchically linked multimedia applications, documents and directories. The system permits a search for information through hierarchically linked documents accessible via the Internet ...


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Charles C Hart, Gary M Johnson, Said S Hilal, John R Brustad, Edward D Pingleton: Tissue fusion/welder apparatus and method. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, John F Heal, Patrick Y Ikehara, Richard L Myers, December 1, 2009: US07625370 (193 worldwide citation)

A tissue welding apparatus is adapted to fuse a first piece of tissue to a second piece of tissue which are disposed in a surface proximate relationship. An elongate shaft carries a first jaw, and a second opposing jaw moveable relative to the first jaw. At least one penetrating member is carried by ...


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Richard L Marks, Xiadong Mao, Gary M Zalewski: Computer image and audio processing of intensity and input devices for interfacing with a computer program. Sony Computer Entertainment, Martine Penilla & Gencarella, December 1, 2009: US07627139 (169 worldwide citation)

A method for determining an intensity value of an interaction with a computer program is described. The method and device includes capturing an image of a capture zone, identifying an input object in the image, identifying an initial value of a parameter of the input object, capturing a second image ...


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William H Berkman, James Douglas Mollenkopf: Power line communications device and method. Current Technologies, Mel Barnes, Capital Legal Group, December 1, 2009: US07626489 (161 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a power line communication system network element is provided that provides communications to one or more user devices. The device may also receive data from one or more sensors, such as current sensors, a voltage sensor, a video camera, a temperature sensor, a barometer, a motion ...


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Anthony M Fadell, Stephen Paul Zadesky, John Benjamin Filson: Media player system. Apple, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 1, 2009: US07627343 (159 worldwide citation)

A media player system is disclosed. One aspect of the media player system pertains to a docking station that allows a media player to communicate with other media devices. Another aspect of the media player system pertains to a wireless media player system that includes a hand held media player capa ...