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William H. Gates III
Christopher D Payne, Eric J Horvitz, Alexander G Gounares, Susan T Dumais, Kyle G Peltonen, Gary W Flake, Xuedong D Huang, William H Gates III, John C Platt, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Joshua T Goodman, Christopher A Meek, Ramez Naam, Raymond E Ozzie, Eric D Brill: Entity-specific search model. Microsoft Corporation, Hope Baldauff Hartman, October 26, 2010: US07822762 (7 worldwide citation)

A system that employs an explicitly and/or implicitly trained model in order to return entity-specific computer-based search results is provided. The innovation can provide for a customized search model that focuses search in connection with achieving information that is meaningful with respect to g ...


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Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Frederick E Shelton IV, Geoffrey C Hueil, Mark S Ortiz, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with control features operable with one hand. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819298 (378 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus. Various embodiments include a rotatable elongated body that extends from a rotatable shroud on handle assembly and has a distal end configured for attachment to a disposable loading unit. The apparatus further includes a lockable rotation system for selectively locking ...


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Frederick E Shelton IV, Richard W Timm: Surgical instrument having a common trigger for actuating an end effector closing system and a staple firing system. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819299 (334 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a trigger which can be configured to close a jaw member upon a first actuation of the trigger and advance a staple driver and/or cutting member upon a subsequent, or second, actuation of the trigger. Such a surgical instrument can allow a surgeon to position the surgi ...


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Geoffrey C Hueil, Douglas B Hoffman, Patrick A Weizman, Dean B Bruewer, Frederick E Shelton IV, Steven G Hall, Randall J Tanguay, Jeffrey D Messerly, Galen C Robertson, Andrew M Zwolinski, Gregory B Blair: Surgical stapling apparatus with retractable firing systems. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819296 (330 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus configured for use with disposable loading units. In various embodiments, the surgical stapling apparatus includes a retraction system that interfaces with an actuation shaft that is movably supported within a handle housing. The actuation shaft is configured to move ax ...


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Kevin R Doll, Bret W Smith, William D Kelly, Joshua R Uth, Charles J Scheib, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling apparatus with reprocessible handle assembly. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 26, 2010: US07819297 (329 worldwide citation)

A reusable surgical stapling apparatus that is configured for use with disposable loading units. Various embodiments include a first handle segment and a second handle segment that is detachably coupled to the first handle segment to form a handle housing. A firing assembly may be removably supporte ...


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Matthew J Schurman, Walter J Shakespeare, William Henry Bennett: Method for data reduction and calibration of an OCT-based blood glucose monitor. GLT Acquisition, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 26, 2010: US07822452 (170 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method for estimating blood glucose levels using a noninvasive optical coherence tomography- (OCT-) based blood glucose monitor. An algorithm correlates OCT-based estimated blood glucose data with actual blood glucose data determined by invasive methods. OCT-based ...


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Kenneth H Whitfield, Gregory Sorrentino: Endoscopic surgical clip applier. Tyco Healthcare Group, October 26, 2010: US07819886 (168 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for application of surgical clips to body tissue includes an actuator at least partially disposed within a body and longitudinally movable in response to actuation of a handle portion. The apparatus includes a jaw closure member positioned adjacent the first and second jaw portions to m ...


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Mark Urban, Simon Adrian Jackson, Daniel Jose Lopez Perez, Christian Hoareau, Martin Briand Sjoestroem, Rene Arvin: Adaptive correlation of service level agreement and network application performance. Packeteer, Baker Botts L, October 26, 2010: US07822837 (160 worldwide citation)

Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to adaptive monitoring of network application performance. In one implementation, the present invention improves processes used by enterprises to track, manage, and troubleshoot performance of network applications across distributed networks. In one implemen ...


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Richard S Ginn, William N Aldrich: Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use. Integrated Vascular Systems, Workman Nydegger, October 26, 2010: US07819895 (146 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for use in sealing a vascular puncture site. The invention comprises an introducer sheath with an integrated closure component. The closure component includes a fastener and an advanceable, deformable clip having a delivery configuration in which opposing sides do ...


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Paul E Stolorz, John K Salmon, Michael S Warren, Jeffrey G Koller, Aric Hagberg, Maksim Yevmenkin, Mark Brady, David Pfitzner, Ted Middleton: Configurable adaptive global traffic control and management. Level 3 Communications, Brian Siritzky, October 26, 2010: US07822871 (144 worldwide citation)

A framework for delivery of Internet content includes a subscriber server network; and at least one domain name server constructed and adapted to provide policy-based domain name service, wherein, in response to a request to resolve a hostname, the domain name server resolves the hostname to at leas ...



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