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J Milton Harris, Francesco Maria Veronese, Paolo Caliceti, Oddone Schiavon: Multiarmed, monofunctional, polymer for coupling to molecules and surfaces. Shearwater Polymers, Bell Seltzer Intellectual Property Law Group of Alston & Bird, August 3, 1999: US05932462 (547 worldwide citation)

Multi-armed, monofunctional, and hydrolytically stable polymers are described having the structure ##STR1## wherein Z is a moiety that can be activated for attachment to biologically active molecules such as proteins and wherein P and Q represent linkage fragments that join polymer arms poly.sub.a a ...


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Jack S Pedlick, Felmont F Eaves III, Vincent C Biondo: Apparatus and method for anchoring a cord-like element to a workpiece. Ethicon, Bell Seltzer Intellectual Property Law Group of Alston & Bird, March 23, 1999: US05885294 (204 worldwide citation)

A novel system and method for anchoring a suture or other cord-like element to a bone or other workpiece. The system comprises a drill for forming an undercut hole in a bone or other workpiece, an anchor for securing a suture or other cord-like element in the undercut hole in the bone or other workp ...


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Bruce M Pernick: Weft knit wicking fabric and method of making same. Monarch Knitting Machinery Corporation, Bell Seltzer Intellectual Property Law Group of Alston & Bird, April 7, 1998: US05735145 (176 worldwide citation)

A multi-layer weft knit fabric for absorbing moisture and wicking it from a first fabric layer to a second layer is described, as well as a method for making the fabric. The multi-layer fabric includes a first hydrophobic layer and a second hydrophilic layer, with the layers being secured together b ...


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J Milton Harris: Isolatable, water soluble, and hydrolytically stable active sulfones of poly(ethylene glycol) and related polymers for modification of surfaces and molecules. Shearwater Polymers, Bell Seltzer Intellectual Property Law Group of Alston & Bird, April 14, 1998: US05739208 (165 worldwide citation)

A poly(ethylene glycol) derivative is disclosed that is activated with a sulfone moiety for selective attachment to thiol moieties on molecules and surfaces. The activated PEG is water soluble, hydrolytically stable for extended periods, and forms hydrolytically stable linkages with thiol moieties. ...


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Stephen William McMahon: Portable data collection apparatus for collecting maintenance data from a field tour. Diagnostic Instruments, Bell Seltzer Intellectual Property Law Group of Alston & Bird, September 21, 1999: US05956658 (106 worldwide citation)

A data collection system (20) is described which includes a hand-held data collector (22) for connecting to a computer processing station (PC) (24) which has software which provides a grouping of machines, from which data is to be collected, which are not ordered in a predetermined or measurement se ...


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Jean Marie Petre, Alain Colloud: Molded plastics bottle and a mold for making it. Societe Anonyme Des Eaux Minerales D Evian, Bell Seltzer Intellectual Property Law Group of Alston & Bird, February 3, 1998: US05713480 (93 worldwide citation)

A molded plastics bottle including a bottom having improved strength and stability, the bottom comprising a concave central portion (26) which connects via a plane annular surface (28) with a convex peripheral surface (30) for standing on a support surface (32), radial grooves (38) being formed in s ...


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Robert L Wood, Vijayakumar R Dhuler: Thermal arched beam microelectromechanical actuators. MCNC, Bell Seltzer Intellectual Property Law Group of Alston & Bird, June 1, 1999: US05909078 (88 worldwide citation)

Microelectromechanical actuators include at least one arched beam which extends between spaced apart supports on a microelectronic substrate. The arched beams are arched in a predetermined direction and expand upon application of heat thereto. A coupler mechanically couples the plurality of arched b ...


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Peter Brian Denyer, Jonathan Ephriam David Hurwitz, Donald James Baxter, Graham Charles Townsend: Camera system and associated method for removing reset noise and fixed offset noise from the output of an active pixel array. VLSI Vision, Bell Seltzer Intellectual Property Law Group of Alston & Bird, July 20, 1999: US05926214 (79 worldwide citation)

A low noise operation method for a camera system having an image sensing active pixel array, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing an optical shutter in front of an image sensing pixel array of a camera system, said image sensing pixel array having an image sensing face defined by a seri ...


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Thomas E Quantrille, Harold E Thomas, Barry D Meece, Scott L Gessner, J Darrell Gillespie, Jared A Austin, David D Newkirk, William Fowells: Extensible composite nonwoven fabrics. Fiberweb North America, Bell Seltzer Intellectual Property Law Group of Alston & Bird, September 8, 1998: US05804286 (79 worldwide citation)

A fabric comprising at least two layers wherein at least one layer is an extensible, bonded non-woven composed of a fiber comprising multiple different polymers such as a fiber comprising isotactic polypropylene, polyethylene and a block or grafted polyolefin copolymer or terpolymer which is at leas ...


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Michel Uzan, Thierry Gicquel: Automatic apparatus for immunological assay. Merck, Bell Seltzer Intellectual Property Law Group of Alston & Bird, December 15, 1998: US05849247 (72 worldwide citation)

Automatic immunological assay apparatus comprising reaction wells in which there are deposited quantities of samples to be analyzed and of reagents, the reaction wells being grouped in modules (40) that are moved in translation, sliding between rails that define a U-shaped track (24), running from a ...