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Edward S Boyden, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Eric C Leuthardt, Nathan P Myhrvold, Dennis J Rivet, Michael A Smith, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Steerable surgical stapler. The Invention Science Fund I, November 16, 2010: US07832611 (417 worldwide citation)

Embodiments include a surgical device and a method. An embodiment of the surgical instrument includes at least one grasping jaw, the at least one grasping jaw being adapted to deliver surgical staples by a force generated from a force generator mechanism that is contained within the at least one gra ...


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Howard D Wactlar, Takeo Kanade, Michael L Mauldin, D Raj Reddy, Scott M Stevens, Michael G Christel, Michael A Smith: Method and apparatus for creating a searchable digital video library and a system and method of using such a library. Carnegie Mellon University, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, November 10, 1998: US05835667 (250 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of creating a digital library from audio data and video images. The method includes the steps of transcribing the audio data and marking the transcribed audio data with a first set of time-stamps and indexing the transcribed audio data. The method also includes the steps of d ...


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Edward S Boyden, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Eric C Leuthardt, Nathan P Myhrvold, Dennis J Rivet, Michael A Smith, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Gentle touch surgical stapler. The Invention Science Fund I, October 12, 2010: US07810691 (229 worldwide citation)

Embodiments include a surgical device and a method. An embodiment of the surgical instrument includes at least one grasping jaw, the at least one grasping jaw being adapted to deliver surgical staples by a force generated from a force generator mechanism that is contained within the at least one gra ...


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Edward S Boyden, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Eric C Leuthardt, Nathan P Myhrvold, Dennis J Rivet, Michael A Smith, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Maneuverable surgical stapler. The Invention Science Fund I, May 8, 2012: US08172120 (202 worldwide citation)

Embodiments include a surgical device and a method. An embodiment of the surgical instrument includes at least one grasping jaw, the at least one grasping jaw being adapted to deliver surgical staples by a force generated from a force generator mechanism that is contained within the at least one gra ...


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Michael J English, Charles Y Farwell, Michael L Hearn, Richard M Heidebrecht, David M Kissel, Paul E Miller, Richard D Miller, Alan S Mulberg, Michael A Smith, Douglas A Spencer, John S Thompson, Richard A Windhausen: Wireless access telephone-to-telephone network interface architecture. AT&T Bell Laboratories, David Volejnicek, April 19, 1994: US05305308 (200 worldwide citation)

A wireless-access communications system, such as a CDMA cellular radio-telephone system (FIG. 2), comprises a packet-switched communications network (202, 207, 201) that interconnects cells (base stations; 202) with each other and with the public telephone network (100). Traffic of individual calls ...


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Michael L Mauldin, Michael A Smith, Scott M Stevens, Howard D Wactlar, Michael G Christel, D Raj Reddy: System and method for skimming digital audio/video data. Carnegie Mellon University, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, September 2, 1997: US05664227 (178 worldwide citation)

A method for skimming digital audio and video data, wherein the video data is partitioned into video segments and the audio data has been transcribed, is comprised of the steps of selecting representative frames from each of the video segments. The representative frames are combined to form an assem ...


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Brian D Bolliger, Talmage P Bursh Jr, Marc K Dennison, Michael J English, Charles Y Farwell, Michel L Hearn, Richard M Heidebrecht, Kelvin K Ho, Kenneth Y Ho, David M Kissel, Paul E Miller, Richard D Miller, Alan S Mulberg, LaJeana N Roberts, Michael A Smith, Kenneth F Smolik, Douglas A Spencer, Kenneth W Strom, John S Thompson, Richard A Windhausen: Wireless access telephone-to-telephone network interface architecture. AT&T Bell Laboratories, David Volejnicek, March 16, 1993: US05195090 (115 worldwide citation)

A wireless-access communications system, such as a CDMA cellular radio-telephone system (FIG. 2), comprises a packet-switched communications network (202, 207, 201) that interconnects cells (base stations; 202) with each other and with the public telephone network (100). Traffic of individual calls ...


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Paul G Allen, Edward S Boyden, Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, W Daniel Hillis, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Edward K Y Jung, Eric C Leuthardt, Dennis J Rivet, Michael A Smith, Elizabeth A Sweeney, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Health-related signaling via wearable items. The Invention Science Fund I, January 10, 2012: US08094009 (111 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.


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Michael A Smith: Compact disc player capable of playing plural selections recorded on a compact disc in a preselected sequence. Bennie C Fulkerson, Antonelli Terry & Wands, October 3, 1989: US04872151 (98 worldwide citation)

A compact disc having digitally encoded, reproducible data recorded in tracks on a playing side and having an editing device for storing order of play data to control the sequence in which the tracks are played is provided. The editing device can be on the nonplaying side of the compact disc. A comp ...


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Michael A Smith: Strut supported inlet. The Boeing Company, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, July 10, 1984: US04458863 (47 worldwide citation)

A high bypass turbofan engine is coupled to a wing strut by a spaceframe thrust linkage. The linkage transfers the axially oriented thrust-induced loads to the strut along the axial horizontal centerplane of the engine. The inlet to the engine is supported by a combined triangular and tetrahedral li ...