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TREES GREGORY A: Surgical instrument. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, Johnson Philip S, April 14, 2011: WO/2011/044343 (191 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can comprise a first drive system for advancing a knife bar between a first position and a second position in order to close a jaw, and a second drive system for advancing the knife bar between the second position and a third position. The instrument can comprise a lock engaged ...


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Lawrence Au: Topological methods to organize semantic network data flows for conversational applications. August 17, 2004: US06778970 (187 worldwide citation)

A system and methods for enforcing uniform branching of node-to-node inheritance links within semantic networks, to control data flows to and from such networks in conversational applications. Enforced uniform branching criteria converge the population of directly connected nodes of each node toward ...


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DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D: INSTRUMENT CHIRURGICAL DOTÉ DUN ÉLÉMENT À MÂCHOIRES, SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH JAW MEMBER. ETHICON ENDO SURGERY, DAVISON Mark A, BOUDREAUX Chad P, KILLINGER Scott B, BATROSS Jonathan T, GIORDANO James R, TREES Gregory A, WANG Bingshi, VOEGELE Aaron C, NORVELL David, BARBERA Nathaniel F, FELDER Kevin D, JOHNSON Philip S, April 5, 2012: WO/2012/044606 (187 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for supplying energy to tissue may comprise a handle, a trigger, an electrical input, and a shaft extending from the handle. The surgical instrument may comprise and end effector first and second tissue engaging surfaces that are slanted with respect to a transection plane. The ...


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Michael L Federwisch, Shane S Owara, Stephen L Manley, Steven R Kleiman: System and method for determining changes in two snapshots and for transmitting changes to destination snapshot. Network Appliance, Cesari and McKenna, January 31, 2006: US06993539 (183 worldwide citation)

A system and method for remote asynchronous replication or mirroring of changes in a source file system snapshot in a destination replica file system using a scan (via a scanner) of the blocks that make up two versions of a snapshot of the source file system, which identifies changed blocks in the r ...


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Hiroyoshi Suzuki: Apparatus for processing an image of a face. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, January 12, 1999: US05859921 (181 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an apparatus for processing an image of a face, capable of quickly and correctly detecting eyes not only under artificial illumination but also under sunlight regardless of the direction or altitude of the sun and regardless of circumstance conditions such as sunlight filterin ...


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Asta Khavakh, William McDonough, Oleg Voloshin, Yaoguang Wang: Method and system for route calculation in a navigation application. Navigation Technologies, Frank J Kozak, Lawrence M Kaplan, February 20, 2001: US06192314 (178 worldwide citation)

A program and method for route calculation for use with a navigation system and used with a map database that represents a road network in a geographic region. A route calculation program is adapted to find at least one solution route between a first location on a road network and a second location ...


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Norimitsu Sako: Logic circuit utilizing pass transistors and logic gate. Kawasaki Steel Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, July 4, 2000: US06084437 (178 worldwide citation)

A logic circuit combines a plurality of pass-transistor logic trees and a multiple-input logic gate for receiving intermediate logic signals from the respective pass-transistor logic trees, and can express a complex logical operation while decreasing the number of stages in pass-transistor logic tre ...


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Michael Fine, Silvano Gai, Keith McCloghrie: Shared spanning tree protocol. Cisco Technology, Cesari and McKenna, February 13, 2001: US06188694 (178 worldwide citation)

A shared spanning tree protocol (SSTP) creates a plurality of spanning trees (i.e., loop-free paths) which are shared among one or more virtual local area network (VLAN) designations for data transmission within a computer network. Each shared spanning tree includes and is defined by a primary VLAN ...


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Thomas A Spoto, Hiroshi Higashide, James S Rankin II: Method and system for processing and presenting on-line, multimedia information in a tree structure. Ford Motor Company, Joseph W Malleck, Roger L May, July 23, 1996: US05539869 (171 worldwide citation)

Method and system are provided for processing and presenting on-line, multimedia information such as diagnostic information for a machine tool. The system uses multimedia information tools (i.e. graphics, documentation, drawings, photographs, full motion video with audio, PLC ladder, etc.) and techn ...


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Dean T Allemang, Mark A Simos: Conceptual factoring and unification of graphs representing semantic models. Synquiry Technologies, Gordon E Nelson, January 25, 2005: US06847979 (171 worldwide citation)

Techniques for factoring one or more source graphs into a composite graph containing nodes representing analogous elements of the source graphs and a variability graph containing nodes representing differences in the source graphs. The composite graph is made by taking analogous input trees from the ...