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Laura Marcu, Warren S Grundfest, Jean Michel I Maarek: Time-resolved, laser-induced fluorescence for the characterization of organic material. Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, August 7, 2001: US06272376 (153 worldwide citation)

A method of analysis of organic matter, called Time-Resolved, Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy (TR-LIFS), characterizes and discriminates certain matter, such as tissue, by investigating the fluoresence response of the protein and lipid fluorophore components in both the spectral domain and t ...


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Todd Avery Outten, Bryan Gentry Spaulding, Scott Jeffrey Sherr, Ira Steven Rubenstein, Yair Landau, Douglas Daiseung Chey, Michael R Arrieta, Harish Mandyam, Thomas M Rodriguez: Network configured for delivery of content for download to a recipient. Movielink, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, April 4, 2006: US07024466 (122 worldwide citation)

Network systems and processes for delivery of electronic content to recipient processors may be configured to facilitate the delivery of relatively large content items and/or a relatively large number of content items. In one example, a movie rental system and process delivers (downloads) movie file ...


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Chao I Chang, Ji Yun Zhang: Flash memory controller with updateable microcode. Integrated Memory Logic, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, June 22, 2004: US06754765 (117 worldwide citation)

A flash memory controller with a volatile program and data memory is disclosed. The controller loads microcode and data into the program and data memory from a flash memory array upon powerup of the controller. If an error occurs during the download or the microcode does not exist in the flash memor ...


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Shinji Yamamoto: Posture detecting device and breathing function measuring device. Minolta, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, February 4, 2003: US06514218 (115 worldwide citation)

The rotational position sensor of the posture detection unit consists of a hollow housing including an insulating member and a movable body, the surface of which comprises a conductive member, such that the movable body can freely move in the housing. Contact points are located at the four corners o ...


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Kent A Spackman, Keith E Campbell: System for retrieval of information from data structure of medical records. College of American Pathologists, Hugh A Abrams, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, August 20, 2002: US06438533 (114 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and system are provided for retrieving electronic records from a database of records, preferably in the form of medical records. The apparatus utilizes a knowledge base in the form of a data structure set forth in a description language. The knowledge base includes representations of a ...


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Adrian Kauf, Stefan Tichy, Walter Littmann, Jörg Wallaschek: Device with ultrasound adapter. Hilti Aktiengesellschaft, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, May 4, 2004: US06731047 (114 worldwide citation)

A device for operating a tool has an ultrasound adapter with an capacitive electro-acoustic transducer (


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Peng Sheng Chen: System and method for preventing Sudden Cardiac Death by nerve sprouting from right stellate ganglion. Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, November 26, 2002: US06487450 (108 worldwide citation)

A system and method are described for reducing the likelihood of the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmia in the heart of a patient having a myocardial infarction and an atrioventricular block, particularly a ventricular arrhythmia of the type potentially leading to Sudden Cardiac Death. The likelih ...


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James S Zeng, Sridhar Kotikalapoodi, Lajos Burgyan: Digital loop for regulating DC/DC converter with segmented switching. Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, February 7, 2006: US06995995 (106 worldwide citation)

A power control circuit is provided containing a switch array, which includes segmented switches, a flying capacitor, an output voltage terminal, a feedback loop, and a digital voltage regulator block. The digital voltage regulator block includes an A/D converter, an encoder, an add-subtractor, and ...


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Edmond Chu, Tim Quinn, Larry Murdock, Hung Tran: Pressure regulating valve for use in continuous positive airway pressure devices. Sensormedics Corporation, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, July 27, 2004: US06766800 (106 worldwide citation)

A valve for use in continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices includes a valve body that is disposed at or between the patient mask and the source of positive airway pressure. The valve body includes first and second exhaust paths for exhausting gas from the mask. A floating valve seat is di ...