Aaron Carrano
Michael J Saracen, Aaron W Carrano, Toby D Henderson: Robotic arm for patient positioning assembly. Accuray Incorporated, Lowenstein Sandler PC, April 17, 2012: US08160205 (13 worldwide citation)

A robotic patient positioning assembly including a patient treatment couch, and a robotic arm coupled to the patient treatment couch. The robotic arm is configured to move the patient treatment couch along five rotational degrees of freedom and one substantially vertical, linear degree of freedom.

yuan xing Lee
Weijun Tan, Shaohua Yang, George Mathew, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Hao Zhong, Yuan Xing Lee: Systems and methods for using intrinsic data for regenerating data from a defective medium. AGERE Systems, Hamilton DeSanctis & Cha, April 17, 2012: US08161357 (19 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for data regeneration. For example, a system for data regeneration is disclosed that includes a data input derived from the medium. A data detector and a data recovery system receive the data input. The data detector provides a ...

Durga Malladi
Durga P Malladi, Serge Willenegger, Tao Chen: Uplink power control. QUALCOMM Incorporated, D Scott Juneau, April 17, 2012: US08160027 (1 worldwide citation)

Uplink power control is provided to maintain the integrity of the uplink HS-DPCCH when the UE goes into SHO. The target pilot SNR threshold is controlled by considering the pilot signal strength of the serving Node-B and/or the uplink channel condition of the serving Node-B when deciding to increase ...



Frederick E Shelton IV, Randall J Tanguay: Pneumatically powered surgical cutting and fastening instrument with electrical feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 17, 2012: US08157145 (323 worldwide citation)

A status module for use with a pneumatically powered surgical instrument includes at least one sensor and a housing structured and arranged to releasably connect to the pneumatically powered surgical instrument. At least one contact is connected to the pneumatically powered surgical instrument. Each ...

Henry E Holsten, Frank J Viola, Clifford L Emmons, John W Beardsley, Russell Heinrich, Nicola Cullinan: Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staples sizes. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 17, 2012: US08157152 (248 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots. The staple cartridge may have an annular or linear configuration of retention slots. The tissue contacting surface of th ...

Michael D Ingmanson, Sachin Shah, Joseph McNellis: Staple line reinforcement for anvil and cartridge. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 17, 2012: US08157151 (239 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus including a cartridge assembly defining a first tissue contacting surface, an anvil assembly defining a second tissue contacting surface, and a surgical buttress releasably secured to at least one of the first tissue contacting surface and the second tissue contacting s ...

Frederick E Shelton IV, John N Ouwerkerk, Jerome R Morgan, Jeffrey S Swayze: Surgical instrument with force-feedback capabilities. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 17, 2012: US08157153 (217 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument. The surgical instrument has an end effector and a trigger in communication with the end effector. The surgical instrument also has a first sensor and an externally accessible memory device in communication with the first sensor. The first sensor has an output that represents a ...

Paul A Scirica: Surgical stapling apparatus with locking mechanism. Tyco Healthcare Group, April 17, 2012: US08157148 (155 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure provides for a loading unit for use with and/or supportable on a distal end of a surgical stapling apparatus. The loading unit includes a housing portion including a distal end and a proximal end, a drive assembly slidably supported within the housing portion of the loading un ...

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