Roger A de la Torre, Matthew P LaConte: Surgical fastener apparatus and reinforcing material. TowerTech Research Group, Thompson Coburn, Joseph M Rolnicki, July 14, 2009: US07559937 (296 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener apparatus is provided with a reinforcement material holder, where the holder positions a sheet of reinforcement material adjacent body tissue that is sutured by a plurality of surgical staples dispensed by the apparatus.

Kent Deon Barnard: Personal dGPS golf course cartographer, navigator and internet web site with map exchange and tutor. Gregory E Upchurch, David R Deal, Thompson Coburn, September 24, 2002: US06456938 (242 worldwide citation)

A personal owned palm-held device consisting of software executed on a palm-held personal computer (PC) saddled into and connected directly to a dGPS receiver such that an individual golf player may map a golf course by traversing its attributes, displaying said map and collecting golf play data for ...

Eric J Raskas: Micro optical fiber sensor device. MicroSense International, Gregory E Upchurch, Dennis J M Thompson Coburn Donahue III, December 5, 2000: US06157442 (197 worldwide citation)

A sensor device for measuring a concentration of a substance within a sample comprises a sensor comprising an optical fiber portion having a first end and a second end, the second end having a tip portion attached thereto and an active material incorporated within the tip portion, the tip portion ad ...

Eric Jules Raskas: Micro-invasive method for painless detection of analytes in extra-cellular space. MicroSense International, Gregory Upchurch, Ahaji Amos, Thompson Coburn, March 18, 2003: US06535753 (188 worldwide citation)

A method of detecting at least one analyte in extra-cellular spaces includes the step of inserting a microprobe through the stratum corneum toward the stratum basale of the skin of a subject into extra-cellular spaces containing interstitial fluid having at least one analyte to be detected, said mic ...

James Aitken, Andrew James Woodhead, Stuart Richard May, Murdo M Black: Test device for analyzing blood glucose or other analytes in bodily fluids. Hypoguard, Thompson Coburn, November 21, 2006: US07138089 (153 worldwide citation)

A test device for testing of analyte concentration in a fluid to be applied thereto, the device comprising a plurality of test members arranged in at least one stack and electrodes for engaging with electrode tracks on a test member. A pusher pushes a single test member from the stack so that it can ...

Eric J Raskas: Micro sensor device. Microsense of St Louis, Thompson Coburn, March 6, 2001: US06197257 (150 worldwide citation)

A micro sensor device for measuring a concentration of a substance within a sample comprises an integrated sensor head having a tip portion adapted to be inserted into a sample, a light source for emitting a beam of light into and through the tip portion with the tip portion capable of interacting w ...

Eric T Lee, Patrick S Jensen, Anthony D Cornetto III, Terry H Shelley, Carl C Awh, Eugene de Juan Jr, Michael D Auld, Gregg D Scheller: Directional laser probe. Thompson Coburn, June 3, 2003: US06572608 (127 worldwide citation)

A microsurgical laser probe is provided with a distal end portion of an optic fiber that projects from a tubular sleeve of the probe and can be caused to bend relative to the probe sleeve by manual manipulation of a mechanism on a handle of the probe.

Ron K Cytron, David Edward Taylor, Benjamin Curry Brodie: Method and device for high performance regular expression pattern matching. Exegy Incorporated, Thompson Coburn, Benjamin L Volk Jr Esq, April 20, 2010: US07702629 (119 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is an improved architecture for regular expression pattern matching. Improvements to pattern matching deterministic finite automatons (DFAs) that are described by the inventors include a pipelining strategy that pushes state-dependent feedback to a final pipeline stage to thereby en ...

David Edward Taylor: Method and apparatus for approximate pattern matching. Exegy Incorporated, Thompson Coburn, December 22, 2009: US07636703 (114 worldwide citation)

A system and method for inspecting a data stream for data segments matching one or more patterns each having a predetermined allowable error, which includes filtering a data stream for a plurality of patterns of symbol combinations with a plurality of parallel filter mechanisms, detecting a pluralit ...

Nasser Yazdani, Paul Seungkyu Min: Method and apparatus for building and using multi-dimensional index trees for multi-dimensional data objects. Thompson Coburn, February 22, 2005: US06859455 (109 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for building a searchable multi-dimensional index tree that indexes a plurality of data objects. In one aspect of the invention, the index tree divides dataspace into three subspaces and indexes the data objects using a single dimension. If too many data objects m ...