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Christopher Zirps, Matthew Emans, Timothy E Taylor: Flexible surgical instruments with suction. Endius Incorporated, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, April 11, 2000: US06048339 (103 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument (10) includes a rigid stem section (12) defining a longitudinal axis (32) of the surgical instrument. The rigid stem section (12) has a central passage (86) for aspirating human tissue through the rigid stem section. A flexible stem section (14) extends from the rigid stem sect ...


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Robert Nordstrom, David Bee, Mark Modell, Ze ev Hed, Jennie Kwo, Matthew Emans: Optical probe accessory device for use in vivo diagnostic procedures. MediSpectra, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, January 25, 2005: US06847490 (62 worldwide citation)

The present invention recognizes that optical probes function both as medical access devices and as instruments which collect complex optical data. The invention provides an optical probe accessory device which can access luminal spaces within the body of a patient without sacrificing the quality of ...


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Mark Modell, Ze&apos ev Hed, David Bee, David Lipson, Jennie Kwo, Matthew Emans, Robert Nordstrom: Spectral volume microprobe arrays. MediSpectra, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, November 30, 2004: US06826422 (59 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for determining a characteristic of a sample of a material by the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the sample. The apparatus includes an optical assembly and a protective barrier. The optical assembly sequentially illuminates a plurality of volume elem ...


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Matthew Emans, Christopher Zirps: Articulating mechanism for steerable surgical cutting instruments. Medtronic Xomed, October 15, 2002: US06464711 (22 worldwide citation)

A steerable surgical cutting instrument incorporating an articulating mechanism comprises a bendable outer tubular member, a bendable inner member disposed in the outer tubular member, at least one actuating wire extending from the outer tubular member to effect bending of the outer and inner member ...


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Christopher Zirps, William R Rebh, Matthew Emans: Quick disconnect coupling for surgical instrument. Endius Incorporated, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo L, October 31, 2000: US06139214 (16 worldwide citation)

A coupling for releasably connecting first and second parts of an apparatus such as a surgical instrument. The coupling comprises a socket member on the first part of the apparatus, the socket member having an axially extending central opening, and a plug member on the second part of the apparatus. ...


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Matthew Emans, John Hoctor, Jonathan Turner: Systems and methods for providing an interface for data driven media placement. Rovi Technologies Corporation, Ropes & Gray, September 29, 2015: US09147198

System and methods are presented for providing an interface to select advertising slots in an advertising campaign. In some embodiments, a user equipment device generates for display a plurality of cells in a grid arrangement. Each cell is associated with an advertising slot corresponding to a conte ...


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John Hoctor, Matthew Emans: Methods and systems for preventing users from terminating services based on use. Rovi Guides, Ropes & Gray, November 1, 2016: US09485528

Methods and systems are also described herein for a media guidance application that generates for display content associated with preventing a user from terminating a service based on whether or not the user has purchased a particular number of media assets that are available only through the servic ...


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John Hoctor, Matthew Emans: Methods and systems for preventing users from terminating services. Rovi Guides, Ropes & Gray, May 17, 2016: US09344749

Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that generates for display content associated with preventing a user from terminating a service in response to determining, based on a biometric state of the user, that a user is likely to terminate the service. For example, i ...


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John Hoctor, Matthew Emans: Methods and systems for preventing a user from terminating services based on a consumption rate of the user. Rovi Guides, Ropes & Gray, December 20, 2016: US09525899

Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that prevents a user from terminating a service by broadening criteria used for user recommendations in response to determining that a user is getting bored of the media content already consumed through the service. For exampl ...


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Samuel Meyer, Randall Kelley, Matthew Emans, Walter R Klappert, Steven Bennett: Systems and methods for non-linear optimization of audience reach. Rovi Guides, Haley Guiliano, November 20, 2018: US10136170

Methods and systems are disclosed for an optimization system that recommends amounts of resources for use in reaching viewers during a media asset. The optimization system, using control circuitry, receives a user input of a first value of a resource and determines a first rate at which a number of ...