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Henry E Holsten, Frank J Viola, Clifford L Emmons, John W Beardsley, Russell Heinrich, Nicola Cullinan: Surgical stapling instruments including a cartridge having multiple staple sizes. Tyco Healthcare Group, July 15, 2008: US07398908 (382 worldwide citation)


A surgical stapling apparatus includes a staple cartridge and an anvil member. The staple cartridge includes a plurality of surgical fasteners disposed in rows of retention slots. The staple cartridge may have an annular or linear configuration of retention slots. The tissue contacting surface of th ...


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David C Racenet, Hanspeter R Bayer, Scott Cunningham: Directionally biased staple and anvil assembly for forming the staple. Tyco Healthcare Group, July 15, 2008: US07398907 (341 worldwide citation)


In accordance with the present disclosure a directionally biased staple is provided for use in all types of surgical staplers having anvil structure against which the staple is formed. The directionally biased staple may be constructed in a wide variety of cross-sectional configurations including re ...


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John N Kesler: Automated generation of dynamic data entry user interface for relational database management systems. Jeffrey D Myers, Peacock Myers P C, July 15, 2008: US07401094 (326 worldwide citation)


Computer software for, computer apparatus for, and a method of automatically generating a user interface for a relational database comprising extracting schema information from the relational database and automatically generating corresponding schema and user interface metadata, storing the metadata ...


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Frank Saidara, John Joseph Mastrototaro, Charles Vallet Tolle, John C Mueller Jr, Jeff B Sanders, Edward S Nielsen: System for monitoring physiological characteristics. Medtronic MiniMed, Gates & Cooper, July 15, 2008: US07399277 (316 worldwide citation)


Apparatuses and methods for medical monitoring physiological characteristic values such as blood glucose levels for the treatment of diabetes, are presented. The apparatuses and methods provide for preventing any negative consequence in the operation of a monitor and/or infusion device as a result o ...


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Robert L Holman: Uniform illumination system. Digital Optics International Corporation, Foley & Lardner, July 15, 2008: US07400439 (174 worldwide citation)


A compact and efficient optical illumination system featuring planar multi-layered LED light source arrays concentrating their polarized or un-polarized output within a limited angular range. The optical system manipulates light emitted by a planar light emitters such as electrically-interconnected ...


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Yan Wu, Song Bi, Timothy Bornemisza: ATM header compression using hash tables. Brooktree Broadband Holding, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, July 15, 2008: US07400627 (157 worldwide citation)


Disclosed are exemplary techniques for compressing ATM cells by substituting reduced headers for the original headers. A header table may be maintained at the transmitting end whereby headers are stored in table entries based on a table index generated from a hash function applied to the headers. A ...


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Jerre F Bowen, Anup R Mathkar, Rajat Mathur, Samina M A Syed, Thomas W Weimer, James E Bennett, Carl W Braganza, Tarun Dwivedi: System and method for an access layer application programming interface for managing heterogeneous components of a storage area network. Symantec Operating Corporation, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, July 15, 2008: US07401338 (154 worldwide citation)


Embodiments of an application programming interface (API) for a Storage Area Network (SAN) access layer. A SAN may include a SAN access layer as an interface between SAN components and client applications. A SAN access layer API may be provided which enables a client application to access SAN access ...


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Gary Neal Young, Kevin L Alft: Utility mapping and data distribution system and method. Vermeer Manufacturing Company, Hollingsworth & Funk, July 15, 2008: US07400976 (133 worldwide citation)


A system and method of mapping underground utilities and other subsurface objects involves one or more of acquiring utility location data using a number of different detectors and sensors, processing the multiple detector/sensor output data to produce mapping data, storing the mapping data in a data ...


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Richard A Gambale, Michael F Weiser, Edward C Page, Peter J Lukin: Endoscopic tissue apposition device with multiple suction ports. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, July 15, 2008: US07399304 (133 worldwide citation)


An improved endoscopic tissue apposition device (50) having multiple suction ports (86) permits multiple folds of tissue to be captured in the suction ports (86) with a single positioning of the device (50) and attached together by a tissue securement mechanism such as a suture (14), staple or other ...


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Mario M Iobbi: Minimally-invasive heart valve with cusp positioners. Edwards Lifescience Corporation, David L Hauser, July 15, 2008: US07399315 (128 worldwide citation)


A prosthetic heart valve having an internal support frame with a continuous, undulating leaflet frame defined therein. The leaflet frame has three cusp regions positioned at an inflow end intermediate three commissure regions positioned at an outflow end thereof. The leaflet frame may be cloth cover ...



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