Stefan Simon Gustaaf Moriau, Mark Gaston Maurits Cappelle, Bernard Paul Joseph Thiers: Floor panel with edge connectors. Unilin Beheer BV besloten vennootschap, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, December 28, 1999: US06006486 (413 worldwide citation)

Floor covering, including hard floor panels (1) which, at least at the edges of two opposite sides (2-3, 26-27), are provided with coupling parts (4-5, 28-29), cooperating which each other, substantially in the form of a tongue (9-31) and a groove (10-32), wherein the coupling parts (4-5, 28-29) are ...

Albert Alby: Intervertebral link device capable of axial and angular displacement. Scient&apos x, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, June 5, 2001: US06241730 (370 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral link device including at least one damper element constituted by a cage and a pin designed to be connected to bone anchor elements. The pin being engaged in a housing of the cage and being fitted with two elastically deformable members operating in opposition to an applied traction ...

Aymen Ramadan, Markus B├╝hler: Disk prosthesis for cervical vertebrae. Scient&apos x Societe a Responsabilite, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, February 11, 2003: US06517580 (330 worldwide citation)

A disk prosthesis for cervical vertebrae. The prosthesis includes a spherical cap formed on a first insert, while a spherical cup is formed on a second inset, two inserts made of ceramic material, one of the inserts being mounted on a first plate while the other insert is mounted on a second plate i ...

Jacques Benezech, Albert Alby: Intersomatic setting and fusion system. Scient&apos x, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, May 22, 2001: US06235059 (318 worldwide citation)

A system for intersomatic fusion and setting of vertebrae. The system includes at least one open internal cage arranged for receiving spongy bone or bone substitute and is designed to be interposed between two vertebrae during diskectomy. The cage (

Jon N Leonard, Michael Bernstein: System and method for enabling the originator of an electronic mail message to preset an expiration time, date, and/or event, and to control and track processing or handling by all recipients. Poofaway com, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, April 13, 2004: US06721784 (278 worldwide citation)

An electronic mail system and method enables the originator of a message sent by electronic mail to select a date, time, or event at which the message and all incarnations of the message to self-destruct, regardless of the number and types of computers or software systems that may have interacted wi ...

Steven R Wright, Christopher T Brook: Key encryption system and method, pager unit, and pager proxy for a two-way alphanumeric pager network. V One Corporation, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, July 4, 2000: US06084969 (253 worldwide citation)

A method and system allows encryption services can be added to an existing wireless two-way alphanumeric pager network by providing a pager proxy which is arranged to receive an encrypted message from a sending pager and re-packages it for re-transmission to the destination pager. The sending pager ...

James F Chen, Jieh Shan Wang, Christopher T Brook, Francis Garvey: Multi-access virtual private network. V One Corporation, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, May 9, 2000: US06061796 (230 worldwide citation)

A virtual private network for communicating between a server and clients over an open network uses an applications level encryption and mutual authentication program and at least one shim positioned above either the socket, transport driver interface, or network interface layers of a client computer ...

Chih I Lin: Intervertebral fusion device. Bacon & Thomas PLLC, June 27, 2000: US06080158 (226 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral fusion device is formed of an elastic block body which is provided in the upper contact surface thereof with a plurality of downward elastic slots substantially parallel to one another, and in the lower contact surface thereof with one or more upward elastic slots substantially par ...

Donald W Duda, David G Mead, David S Rifkin: Radiation absorbing shield for fiber optic systems. Amphenol Corporation, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, September 21, 1999: US05956444 (193 worldwide citation)

A shield for the end of a fiber optic connector or fiber optic connector adapter is disclosed. The shield includes a radiation absorbing element which prevents significant amounts of potentially harmful electromagnetic radiation from being discharged through the end of a connector or adapter.

Chih I Lin: Three-hooked device for fixing spinal column. A Spine Holding Group, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, March 23, 2004: US06709435 (182 worldwide citation)

A spine fixing device includes a main hooked seat, two extension hooks, and two fastening members. The main hooked seat is provided with a main hooked portion, two extension arms, and two fastening rods for fastening two fixation rods of the prior art. The extension hook is provided at one end with ...