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Mary I Frecker, Randy S Haluck, Ryan P Dziedzic, Jeremy R Schadler: Multifunctional tool and method for minimally invasive surgery. The Penn State Research Foundation, McKee Voorhees & Sease, April 24, 2007: US07208005 (396 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for minimally invasive surgery. The apparatus can comprise a tool which includes a multi-functioning end effector for insertion into a patient, a user control adapted for use by the surgeon external of the patient, and an intermediate section between the end effector and the ...


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Randy S Haluck: Laparoscopic surgical instrument and method. The Penn State Research Foundation, McKee Voorhees & Sease, February 3, 2004: US06685724 (266 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided for use in performing endoscopic procedures having a handle and an elongate tubular member having a proximal end coupled with the handle for being disposed externally of the anatomical cavity and a distal end for being disposed within the anatomical cavity. The dist ...


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Peter V Boesen: Cellular telephone, personal digital assistant and pager unit. McKee Voorhees & Sease, April 1, 2003: US06542721 (159 worldwide citation)

The handheld personal electronic device has a first body having a display, a second body having a plurality of manual inputs, the second body capable of attachment to the first body, the personal electronic device having an open position wherein the display of the first body and the manual inputs of ...


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William C Black, Bodhisattva Das, Marwan M Hassoun, Edward K F Lee: Nonvolatile programmable logic devices. Iowa State University Research Foundation, McKee Voorhees & Sease, April 1, 2003: US06542000 (128 worldwide citation)

In this invention, three schemes of nonvolatile FPLD structures are proposed using a latch that has been disclosed herein. In the first proposed scheme the latches, which can be designed using either GMR or SDT devices, will work as interconnects in a conventional Programmable Logic Array (PLA). In ...


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Peter V Boesen: Wireless biopotential sensing device and method with capability of short-range radio frequency transmission and reception. McKee Voorhees & Sease, October 29, 2002: US06470893 (124 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods which sense a biopotential are disclosed. The sensed biopotential is used to modulate an output signal. The power of the output signal is limited so that the signal will attenuate within a predetermined distance. In one embodiment, a wireless ECG electrode has a transmitter in co ...


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Bruce D Melick, David M Snyder, Leslie D Baych: Method for tagged bar code data interchange. Lightwaves Systems, McKee Voorhees & Sease, July 20, 2004: US06764009 (112 worldwide citation)

A method of tagged bar code data interchange includes creating electronic and/or printed documents with tagged bar coded information, capturing and decoding the tagged bar coded information, caching the tagged bar coded information, parsing the bar coded data tags, stripping the data tags, and input ...


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Peter V Boesen: Cellular telephone, personal digital assistant, and pager unit with capability of short range radio frequency transmissions. McKee Voorhees & Sease, May 6, 2003: US06560468 (107 worldwide citation)

A cellular telephone system, including a cellular telephone transceiver unit, an ear piece which receives the voice vibrations of a user, and a wireless linkage operatively connecting the ear piece to the cellular telephone transceiver unit, allows a user to be in a hands-free mode when using a cell ...


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Peter V Boesen: Earpiece with an inertial sensor. McKee Voorhees & Sease, July 19, 2005: US06920229 (101 worldwide citation)

A communication device includes an earpiece housing adapted for fitting to an ear of a user such that the earpiece does not block the canal, an inertial sensor operatively connected to the earpiece housing for sensing positional changes of the user's ears, a processor operatively connected to the in ...


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Jeffrey M Birnbach, Serge D Jorgensen: Apparatus, method, and system for remote monitoring of need for assistance based on change in velocity. Locast Corporation, McKee Voorhees & Sease, November 16, 2004: US06819247 (101 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an apparatus, method, and system for remote monitoring of need for assistance based on change in velocity. One aspect of the invention includes a portable unit that may be comfortably wearable, having an intelligent control, and a detector capable of detecting a physical par ...


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Peter V Boesen, John A Roberts, David S Whitty: Method and apparatus for bone sensing. McKee Voorhees & Sease, June 22, 2004: US06754358 (99 worldwide citation)

The invention discloses an improved bone conduction sensor capable of use within a voice sound transmitting apparatus. The bone conduction sensor is adapted for placement in the external auditory canal of the user in a nonocclusive fashion. The bone conduction sensor has a contoured surface adapted- ...