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Ernie Aranyi: Structure for attachment of buttress material to anvils and cartridges of surgical stapler. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 13, 2012: US08308042 (265 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided having a pair of jaws including a staple cartridge and an anvil. Buttress material is releasably secured to at least one of the staple cartridge and the anvil. The buttress material includes a tab to releasably and frictionally engage the at least one of the staple car ...


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Megan L Prommersberger: Interlocking buttress material retention system. Tyco Healthcare Group, November 13, 2012: US08308046 (263 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided having a pair of jaws including a staple containing cartridge and an anvil. Buttress material is releasable affixed to the staple containing cartridge and the anvil. One of the jaws includes a pair of longitudinal projections at a first end of the jaw and configured to ...


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Zhifan F Huang, Chad P Boudreaux, Joseph C Hueil, Dean B Bruewer, Aron O Zingman, David B Smith, Geoffrey C Hueil, Hector Chow, Mark R Shaw: Surgical stapling instrument with an articulatable end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 13, 2012: US08308040 (245 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise a channel configured to support a staple cartridge and, in addition, an anvil pivotable between open and closed positions relative to the channel. The surgical instrument can further comprise a cutting member configured to incise tissue positioned captured between ...


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Ut Tran, Kevin K Lin, Yufeng Hu: Method for providing an energy assisted magnetic recording (EAMR) transducer. Western Digital, November 13, 2012: US08307540 (139 worldwide citation)

A method provides an EAMR transducer. A sacrificial post is provided on an NFT distal from the ABS. This post has an edge proximate and substantially parallel to the ABS. A sacrificial mask is provided on the NFT between the post and the ABS. Optical material(s) are provided. The post is between the ...


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Grant A Scheibe, Mark Nelson: Bi-directional sheath deflection mechanism. Greatbatch, Michael F Scalise, November 13, 2012: US08308659 (138 worldwide citation)

A deflectable sheath for use in medical procedures in the vasculature is described. The sheath includes a handle supporting the sheath. Two pull wires run along opposite sides of the sheath to anchors at the deflectable distal end. The handle includes a rotatable member that moves a threaded member ...


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Sharat Batra, Adam F Torabi, Matthew R Gibbons, Yugang Wang, Kroum S Stoev: Method and system for providing separate write and optical modules in an energy assisted magnetic recording disk drive. Western Digital, November 13, 2012: US08310901 (136 worldwide citation)

An energy assisted magnetic recording (EAMR) transducer coupled with a laser is described. The EAMR transducer has an air-bearing surface (ABS) residing near a media during use. The EAMR transducer includes optical and writer modules. The optical module includes a waveguide and a near field transduc ...


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Steven C Rudy, Eric R Mckie, Mark D Moravec: Method for modeling devices in a wafer. Western Digital, November 13, 2012: US08307539 (135 worldwide citation)

A method for modeling devices in a wafer comprises the step of providing the wafer comprising a first plurality of devices having a track width and a first stripe height, a second plurality of devices having the track width and a second stripe height, and a third plurality of devices having the trac ...


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Jinqiu Zhang, Liubo Hong, Yong Shen, Hongping Yuan, Tsung Yuan Chen, Honglin Zhu: Perpendicular magnetic recording head. Western Digital, November 13, 2012: US08310785 (130 worldwide citation)

A perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) head comprises a PMR pole having at least one side, a bottom, and a top wider than the bottom, a first portion of the at least one side being substantially vertical, a second portion of the at least one side being nonvertical, the top portion having a width n ...


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Hugh C Hiner, Lijie Zhao, Hariharakeshava Hegde: Mask for increased uniformity in ion beam deposition. Western Digital, November 13, 2012: US08308921 (129 worldwide citation)

A shaper mask for particle flux includes a central portion extending from a body of the shaper mask along a first axis to block at least a first portion of a particle flux through the shaper mask from a first direction. The mask also includes at least one off-axis portion. Each off-axis portions ext ...


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Bilal Muhsin, Anand Sampath: Systems and methods for storing, analyzing, retrieving and displaying streaming medical data. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 13, 2012: US08310336 (125 worldwide citation)

A method of storing streaming physiological information obtained from a medical patient in a multi-patient monitoring environment includes receiving identification information, retrieving parameter descriptors, creating a round-robin database file, receiving a data stream, and using a predetermined ...



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