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Jeffrey R Oberlin, Christopher L Johnson, David A Dunlap: Articulated surgical instrument with improved firing mechanism. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, August 25, 1998: US05797537 (882 worldwide citation)

This invention provides articulated surgical instruments for use in laparoscopic surgical procedures including, in general, a handle, an elongated shaft, and an articulated tip. A gap extends longitudinally between the shaft and the tip. The instruments further include a flexible compression drive m ...


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Christopher L Johnson, David A Dunlap: Linear stapling instrument with improved staple cartridge. Imagyn Medical Technologies, Howard & Howard, January 4, 2000: US06010054 (851 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a linear stapling instrument for use in surgical procedures including, inter alia, a staple housing. The housing includes a plurality of staple openings and a plurality of staples disposed in the staple openings. The housing further includes a plurality of staple drivers. The ...


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Hugh Melling, Christopher L Johnson, Jeffrey R Oberlin: Articulated surgical instrument with improved jaw closure mechanism. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, October 13, 1998: US05820009 (735 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an articulated surgical instrument for use in laparoscopic surgical procedures including, in general, a handle, an elongated shaft, and a tip. The shaft is coupled to the handle, and the tip is pivotally coupled to the distal end of the shaft for articulation about an articul ...


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Christopher L Johnson: Bandwidth management. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 16, 2004: US06820117 (54 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for managing bandwidth in a network is described. In one embodiment, the method determines whether a request being transferred from a socket layer to a protocol layer in the operating system is subject to one or more bandwidth limits, and limits data to be transmitted to netwo ...


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Christopher L Johnson, Nicholas V Nechitailo: Functionally strained optical fibers. Alcatel, Sughrue Mion PLLC, May 24, 2005: US06898355 (30 worldwide citation)

The present invention introduces a concept of “smart” ribbons, which use functionally tensioned optical fibers during the manufacture of fiber optic ribbons to create fiber ribbons with controlled geometrical configuration, optimized strain distribution and reduced attenuation. The ribbons may have ...


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Pierre Gaillard, Stefan Richter, Matthew Barber, Christopher L Johnson, Geoffrey Witt: Cable assembly having ripcords with excess length and ripcords attached to tape. Alcatel, Sughrue Mion PLLC, March 9, 2004: US06704481 (26 worldwide citation)

The invention is a cable assembly in which the ripcord is bonded or woven to the cable assembly's armor tape. This arrangement helps to prevent the ripcords from moving from their initial position, therefore allowing better dissection of a cable sheath and/or jacket. The cable assembly includes ...


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Christopher L Johnson: Method of adding encryption/encoding element to the modulation/demodulation process. Motorola, George C Pappas, Jeffrey K Jacobs, December 5, 2000: US06157679 (20 worldwide citation)

A method is provided of adding an encryption element to the QAM modulation/demodulation process. This is achieved by first forming a sequence of transmit QAM constellation symbols on the basis of the information signal to be modulated/demodulated, which signal is comprised by a corresponding sequenc ...


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Christopher L Johnson: Energy dissipating receptacle. General Dynamics Corporation, Charles D Gunter Jr, May 1, 1990: US04920841 (20 worldwide citation)

An energy dissipating receptacle is shown which includes a body having an internal cavity and an aperture for receiving a high velocity stream of fluid. A stream dissipator is located within the internal cavity in alignment with the high velocity stream to dissipate the energy associated with this s ...


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David Dunlap, Aaron Taszreak, Lars R Chrisman, Michael G Leydet, Christopher L Johnson: Prosthetic foot with adjustable heel height. College Park, Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski P C, January 4, 2011: US07862622 (15 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic foot having an adjustable height heel includes a frame portion with an ankle link pivotally supported on the frame portion at a first pivot axis. A detent rod is pivotally connected to the ankle at a second pivot axis, and a detent member is pivotally affixed to the frame portion at a t ...


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Michael J Koster, Christopher L Johnson, Brian W O Krafka: Snooping-based cache-coherence filter for a point-to-point connected multiprocessing node. Oracle America, Osha • Liang, April 13, 2010: US07698509 (10 worldwide citation)

A multiprocessing node has a plurality of point-to-point connected microprocessors. Each of the microprocessors is also point-to-point connected to a filter. In response to a local cache miss, a microprocessor issues a broadcast for the requested data to the filter. The filter, using memory that sto ...