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Jonathan A Eppstein: Enhancement of transdermal monitoring applications with ultrasound and chemical enhancers. Altea Technologies, Thorpe North & Western L, March 3, 1998: US05722397 (272 worldwide citation)

A method of enhancing the permeability of the skin or mucosa to an analyte for diagnostic purposed is described utilizing ultrasound or ultrasound plus a chemical enhancer. If desired the ultrasound may be modulated by means of frequency modulation, amplitude modulation, phase modulation and/or comb ...


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B Ajit Kumar, Don B Olsen: Electrosurgical electrode with a conductive, non-stick coating. MedQuest Products, Thorpe North & Western L, July 20, 1999: US05925043 (204 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical blade is provided having a ceramic coating which is conductive, flexible and provides a surface which inhibits the build up of charred tissue. These properties enable the electrosurgical blade to deliver controlled amounts of radio-frequency energy to tissue. The manufacturing pro ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, John Lippert: Catheter/guide wire steering apparatus and method. Sarcos, Thorpe North & Western L, June 29, 1999: US05916194 (196 worldwide citation)

A catheter/guide wire steering mechanism includes a catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, and sidewalls which define at least the first lumen. An opening is formed in a sidewall of the catheter, near the distal end thereof in communication with the first lumen. A plug is disposed in the cath ...


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Younsik Cha, Young Kweon Choi, You Han Bae: Thermosensitive biodegradable polymers based on poly(ether-ester)block copolymers. Macromed, Thorpe North & Western L, December 30, 1997: US05702717 (194 worldwide citation)

A system and method for the parenteral delivery of a drug in a biodegradable polymeric matrix to a warm blooded animal as a liquid with the resultant formation of a gel depot for the controlled release of the drug. The system comprises an injectable biodegradable block copolymeric drug delivery liqu ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, Roland Wyatt, Stephen C Peterson, Tomasz J Petelenz: Multipathway electronically-controlled drug delivery system. Sarcos, Thorpe North & Western L, January 19, 1999: US05860957 (160 worldwide citation)

A low-profile multipathway automatic drug delivery system utilizing a battery powered control pad coupled to a disposable drug storage and delivery system and strapped to a patient's limb or torso. A preprogrammed or on-demand drug administration sequence is input to the control pad. When a drug is ...


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Guillaume Boucher, Joel Gaillard, Charles Villeneuve: System and method for transparent translation of electronically transmitted messages. Transgate Intellectual Properties, Thorpe North & Western L, March 16, 1999: US05884246 (153 worldwide citation)

A system and method for translating communications transmitted via a computer network from a first language to a second language, and particularly via the Internet is described. The communication is conveyed to a central translation site where it is translated and then conveyed to the destination si ...


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Lovell Brent Ivie, Daniel Gilstrap: Automated appliance control system. IES Technologies, Thorpe North & Western L, September 29, 1998: US05815086 (151 worldwide citation)

A system and method for retrofitting appliances for use with an appliance automation system and for augmenting and expanding the function of an existing appliance automation system. A universal transmitter is provided which can receive instructions from a central audio/visual controller or from any ...


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Richard L Anderton, Steven E Curtis: Apparatus for cooling charge coupled device imaging systems. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, January 21, 1997: US05596228 (142 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for cooling charge-coupled device (CCD) imaging systems. The apparatus comprises a thermoelectric cooler thermally coupled to the imaging system for transferring heat away from and cooling the imaging system portion of the imaging system. The thermoelectric cooler has a cold side and an op ...


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George E Gerpheide, Jack S Kelliher, Everett D Robinson: System and method for extending the drag function of a computer pointing device. Cirque Corporation, Thorpe North & Western L, May 26, 1998: US05757368 (139 worldwide citation)

A method and system for extending the distance which a user can drag a cursor across a computer display device when using a touch sensitive pointing device as a relative cursor locating device. When such relative cursor locating devices are used the small perimeter size of the position sensing surfa ...


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R Bruce Spratt: Automatic X-ray exposure control system and method of use. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, April 1, 1997: US05617462 (132 worldwide citation)

An automatic X-ray exposure control system and method for adjusting the X-ray dose/technique of X-ray diagnostic equipment to ensure sufficient doses/techniques for proper imaging while minimizing levels of radiation contacting the patient. The system includes traditional X-ray sources to generate a ...



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