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Donald C Miller: Continuously variable transmission. Fallbrook Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 22, 2008: US07320660 (97 worldwide citation)


A continuously variable transmission is disclosed for use in rotationally or linearly powered machines and vehicles. The single axle transmission provides a simple manual shifting method for the user. An additional embodiment is disclosed which shifts automatically dependent upon the rotational spee ...


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Dan Jeffrey Hammersmark, Stephen Kao, Craig Welk, Pablo Acosta, Joseph Karatt: Apparatus and methods for deployment of multiple custom-length prostheses (III). Xtent, Jeffry J Grainger Esq, Levine Bagade Han, January 22, 2008: US07320702 (97 worldwide citation)


Apparatus for delivering stents to body lumens include one or more tubular prostheses carried at the distal end of a catheter shaft, a sheath slidably disposed over the prostheses, and a guidewire tube extending from within the sheath to the exterior of the sheath through an exit port in a sidewall ...


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Arnold Keller: Multi-part cervical endoprosthesis with insertion instrument. Cervitech, Morrison & Foerster, January 22, 2008: US07320689 (94 worldwide citation)


A multi-part intervertebral endoprosthesis includes a top closure plate, a bottom closure plate, a sliding core between the closure plates, each closure plate having a pair of receiving openings or projections, and an insertion instrument which has a handgrip area and a gripping area with retention ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Steven T Mitchell: Method of laterally inserting an artificial vertebral disk replacement implant with crossbar spacer. St Francis Medical Technologies, Haynes and Boone, January 22, 2008: US07320707 (87 worldwide citation)


The present invention is directed to an implant that can be placed between two adjacent vertebral bodies using a lateral insertion method. The implant is characterized as having a first end plate and a second end plate which a crossbar spacer therebetween. The crossbar spacer preferably fits within ...


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Jeremy Rosenberg, Ronald Yurman: Personalized audio system and method. Music Choice, Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck, January 22, 2008: US07321923 (87 worldwide citation)


A personalized audio system and method that overcomes many of the broadcast-type disadvantages associated with conventional radio stations. According to one embodiment, the personalized audio system includes the following: (1) a user interface that enables a user of the personalized audio system to ...


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Rami Evron, Tsuriel Assis, Ran Carmeli: System and method for three-dimensional reconstruction of an artery. Paieon, Browdy and Neimark PLLC, January 22, 2008: US07321677 (87 worldwide citation)


A method and system for imaging an artery contained in an arterial tree. A microprocessor generates a three-dimensional reconstruction of the arterial tree from two or more angiographic images obtained from different perspectives. The orientation of the axis of the artery in the arterial tree is the ...


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Stephen J Laski: Robotic wash cell using recycled pure water. ABB, Paul R Katterle, January 22, 2008: US07321807 (86 worldwide citation)


A robotic wash cell is provided and includes a six-axis robotic arm and end effector equipped with nozzles that spray unheated, solvent free, pure water at high-pressure to clean or debur objects by maintaining the nozzles in close proximity and substantially normal to each surface being cleaned or ...


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David Heald: Process and structure for fabrication of MEMS device having isolated edge posts. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, January 22, 2008: US07321457 (86 worldwide citation)


A method of fabricating an array of MEMS devices includes the formation of support structures located at the edge of upper strip electrodes. A support structure is etched to form a pair of individual support structures located at the edges of a pair of adjacent electrodes. The electrodes themselves ...


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Akira Okita, Toru Koizumi, Masanori Ogura, Shin Kikuchi, Tetsuya Itano: Solid state image pickup device and camera. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, January 22, 2008: US07321110 (85 worldwide citation)


An solid state image pickup device including a plurality of photoelectric conversion regions (PD1, PD2) for generating carriers by photoelectric conversions to accumulate the generated carriers, an amplifying unit for amplifying the carriers, being commonly provided to at least two photoelectric con ...


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David W Nesbitt: Presenting a travel route using more than one presentation style. AOL, Fish & Richardson P C, January 22, 2008: US07321824 (85 worldwide citation)


Techniques are provided for presenting a route in a manner that emphasizes the route and provides context information. For example, a vivid color or vivid colors may be used to display the route, and pastel colors or other desaturated colors may be used for non-route context information. This may re ...



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