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John I Shipp, Steven Y Shepard, James A Satterfield: Ligation clip and clip applier. Martin & Ferraro, April 24, 2007: US07207997 (156 worldwide citation)


The ligation clip applicator and ligation clip design are provided which are particularly applicable to placement of a surgical ligation clip during a laparoscopic surgical procedure. The clip includes a support member and a clamping arm having enlarged portions thereon. The applicator device has a ...


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Thomas D Petite, Richard M Huff: Systems and methods for providing remote monitoring of electricity consumption for an electric meter. Hunt Technologies, N Andrew Crain, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, April 24, 2007: US07209840 (153 worldwide citation)


A system for providing remote monitoring of electricity consumption is provided. In one embodiment the system may comprise electric meters, communication devices having a unique address and defining a wireless communication network, and a site controller. Each electric meter may be configured to mea ...


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Stephen Ritland: Connection rod for screw or hook polyaxial system and method of use. Stephen Ritland, Sheridan Ross P C, April 24, 2007: US07207992 (153 worldwide citation)


A low-profile surgical implant assembly is provided that includes a connector device that is an integral part of a rod, the connector device allowing the rod to be attached directly to a bone screw, such as a pedicle screw. Another aspect of the invention is a clamp device that allows the length of ...


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Sang kon Bae, Gil won Yoon, Jong youn Lee: Ear type apparatus for measuring a bio signal and measuring method therefor. Samsung Electronics, Lee & Morse P C, April 24, 2007: US07209775 (147 worldwide citation)


An apparatus for measuring a bio signal including a bio signal measurement unit, which is insertable into an ear to be in close contact with an internal surface of the ear, the bio signal measurement unit having a photo plethysmography (PPG) measurement module for radiating light of different wavele ...


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David L Thompson, Koen J Weijand, Daniel R Greeninger: Multi-mode programmer for medical device communication. Medtronic, Daniel G Chapik, Girma Wolde Michael, April 24, 2007: US07209790 (143 worldwide citation)


The invention is directed to a programmer for communication with different medical devices that utilize different telemetry communication techniques. The programmer receives telemetry signals from a given medical device, and selects an appropriate communication mode, which can be pre-programmed into ...


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Albhy Galuten, Dmitry Radbel, Peter Williams: Electronic music/media distribution system. Universal Music Group, Darby & Darby, April 24, 2007: US07209892 (140 worldwide citation)


An electronic media distribution system which facilitates the distribution of media to consumers over a network, such as the Internet, while achieving commercial business objectives and protecting the intellectual property rights associated with the media being distributed. The system provides the i ...


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Tsukasa Ooishi: Non-volatile semiconductor memory device allowing shrinking of memory cell. Renesas Technology, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, April 24, 2007: US07208751 (139 worldwide citation)


Dummy cells are disposed in alignment with memory cells arranged in rows and columns in a memory array. The memory cell includes a variable resistance element and a select transistor having a collector connected to a substrate region and selecting the variable resistance element in response to a row ...


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Ramesh Venugopal, Christoph Wasshuber: Pitch multiplication process. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Peter K McLarty, W James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, April 24, 2007: US07208379 (137 worldwide citation)


A method for multiplying the pitch of a semiconductor device is disclosed. The method includes forming a patterned mask layer on a first layer, where the patterned mask layer has a first line width. The first layer can then be etched to form a first plurality of sloped sidewalls. After removing a po ...


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Mark O Scates, David A Trueba: Process for producing acetic acid. Celanese International Corporation, Howrey, April 24, 2007: US07208624 (137 worldwide citation)


An improved process is disclosed for producing acetic acid, including the following steps: reacting a carbonylatable reactant such as methanol, methyl acetate, methyl formate or dimethyl ether with carbon monoxide in a reaction medium containing water, methyl iodide, and a catalyst to produce a reac ...


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Harry Major, Krishna K Pathiyal, Gary P Mousseau, Mihal Lazaridis: Notification system and method for a mobile data communication device. Research In Motion, Danamraj & Youst P C, April 24, 2007: US07209955 (131 worldwide citation)


A notification system and method for a mobile data communication device is provided. A clientbased software program operates at the mobile communication device to manage and execute, user-selectable notification schemes (“notification module”) in response to data items transmitted to the mobile devi ...



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