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Edward W Knowlton: Method and apparatus for modifying skin surface and soft tissue structure. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, July 30, 2002: US06425912 (350 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided that modifies a skin surface or a soft tissue. The apparatus includes a skin surface conforming member and a hydration delivery device coupled to the conforming member. The hydration delivery device delivers a hydration agent to the skin surface. An energy delivery device is ...


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Lytton A Williams, Robert G Watkins: Method and apparatus for intervertebral implant anchorage. David J Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Weitz, September 5, 2000: US06113638 (342 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for intervertebral implant anchorage. An implantable device for insertion into an intradiscal section between adjacent vertebrae is provided. The implantable device includes at least one anchor plate which comprises a plate member sized to be positioned within an int ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald G Lax: Cell necrosis apparatus. Somnus Medical Technologies, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, December 1, 1998: US05843021 (339 worldwide citation)

An apparatus that reduces a volume of a selected site in an interior of the tongue includes a handpiece means and an electrode means at least partially positioned in the interior of the handpiece means. The electrode means includes an electrode means electromagnetic energy delivery surface and is ad ...


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David C Mitchell, Kelly L Anderson, Andrew V Osman, Dale K Mitchell: Method for managing dynamic relations between objects in dynamic object-oriented languages. Viewsoft, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, February 16, 1999: US05872973 (337 worldwide citation)

A method and system for creating named relations between classes in a dynamic object-oriented programming environment via mappers is disclosed. The mapping objects dynamically bind to the class interfaces of the classes being related. These connections between classes are defined within a visual env ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Method for controlled contraction of collagen tissue via non-continuous energy delivery. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, September 7, 1999: US05948011 (334 worldwide citation)

A method for applying radiant energy through the skin to underlying collagen tissue without substantially modifying melanocytes and other epithelial cells in the epidermis by delivering non-continuous energy. A porous membrane is adapted to receive an electrolytic solution and become inflated to sub ...


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Bart Alan Meltzer, Andrew Everett Davidson, Matthew Daniel Fuchs, Robert John Glushko, Kenneth Persson, Kelly Lane Schwarzhoff: Participant server which process documents for commerce in trading partner networks. Commerce One, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 1, 2001: US06226675 (333 worldwide citation)

Participant servers in a network of customers, suppliers and other trading partners exchange machine readable documents. The participants in the network use self defining electronic documents, such as XML based documents, which can be easily understood amongst the partners. Definitions of the electr ...


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Hugh J Sharkey, John Ashley, Joel Saal, Jeff Saal, Le T Le: Apparatus for treating intervertebral discs with resistive energy. Oratec Interventions, David J Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Weitz, September 19, 2000: US06122549 (321 worldwide citation)

An externally guidable intervertebral disc apparatus manipulates disc tissue at a selected location of an intervertebral disc. The apparatus comprises a catheter having a distal end, a proximal end and a longitudinal axis. The catheter has an intradiscal section at its distal end. The intradiscal se ...


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Matthew R Selmon, Gerald Hansen, Charles Milo: Intravascular catheter system for treating a vascular occlusion. LuMend, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 4, 2000: US06010449 (307 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter system for crossing a severe or total arterial occlusion includes a steerable intravascular catheter providing a working element and an optical guidance system. The optical guidance system is realized by an optical member with may include an imaging shaft that is rotated an ...


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Matthew R Selmon, Gerald Hansen, Charles Milo: Method for treating vascular occlusion. Lumend, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, September 19, 2000: US06120516 (307 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is an intravascular catheter system for crossing a severe or total arterial occlusion; particularly, a steerable intravascular catheter providing a working element and the optical guidance thereof in crossing an occlusion. Also disclosed is a method of crossing a severe or total art ...


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David A Fisher, Lawrence M Burns, Stephen E Muther: Power transfer apparatus for concurrently transmitting data and power over data wires. 3Com Corporation, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, October 31, 2000: US06140911 (307 worldwide citation)

Electrical supply current, sufficient to power a wireless access point, is transmitted concurrently with a network data signal across a transmission line. A power and data coupler couples the network data signal and the power signal, received through a data input and a power input respectively, and ...