Stanislaw Marczyk, Kenneth Cappola, Frank C Maffei: Surgical stapling apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, December 1, 2009: US07624902 (364 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 ...

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 (242 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 ...

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 (238 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 ...

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 (207 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 ...

Alexander James Burke: User interface and search system for internet and other applications. December 1, 2009: US07627598 (198 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 ...

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 (188 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 ...

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 (164 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 ...

Anthony M Fadell, Stephen Paul Zadesky, John Benjamin Filson: Media player system. Apple, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 1, 2009: US07627343 (158 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 ...

Steven I Carlson, Scott E Riffe: Call handling scheme to reduce roaming charges. AT&T Mobility II, Moazzam & Assoc, December 1, 2009: US07627314 (146 worldwide citation)

A second switch receives an indication from a roaming network that a call forwarded by the roaming network has been dropped by the roaming network, and in response to receiving the indication, forwards the call from a first switch.