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Matthew R Selmon, Charles F Milo, Fred Co, Mark Campello, Ronald French, Amiel Aguilar: Methods and apparatus for crossing vascular occlusions. LuMend, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, April 17, 2001: US06217527 (281 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for crossing totally to substantially occluded blood vessels by passing a redirectable wire such as a guidewire from a relatively proximal point past the occlusion within a subintimal space formed between the intimal layer and the adventitial layer of a blood vessel wall. The w ...


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Mark L Mathis, Gregory D Nieminen: Device, assembly and method for mitral valve repair. Cardiac Dimensions, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, September 28, 2004: US06797001 (281 worldwide citation)

A mitral valve therapy device effects the condition of a mitral valve annulus of a heart. The device includes an elongated member dimensioned to be placed in the coronary sinus of the heart adjacent the mitral valve annulus. The elongated member is flexible when placed in the heart in a first orient ...


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Philip S King, Hendrik W Nelis: Method and apparatus for annotating full motion video and other indexed data structures. emotion, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, February 4, 1997: US05600775 (280 worldwide citation)

Full motion digital video frames, or other indexed data structures, are annotated with text, graphics, and digital audio without modifications to the original video information. The video and annotations are stored separately. An indexing scheme relates the annotations to the video frames. On full m ...


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David D Buchanan: Synchronization of server database with client database using distribution tables. Aurum Software, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 26, 1998: US05758355 (280 worldwide citation)

A storage medium encoded is provided for use in synchronization of a server database, which includes a plurality of tables and which is accessible on a server computer system, and a client database, which is accessible on a client computer system and which includes a subset of the tables in the serv ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Method and apparatus for controlled contraction of collagen tissue. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, April 30, 2002: US06381498 (279 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus applies radiant energy through the skin to underlying collagen tissue without substantially modifying melanocytes and other epithelial cells in the epidermis. A membrane is adapted to receive an electrolytic solution and become inflated to substantially conform a contacting ex ...


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Edward W Knowlton: Method and apparatus for tightening skin by controlled contraction of collagen tissue. Thermage, Paul Davis, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, June 11, 2002: US06405090 (279 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for tightening a surface of a skin with an underlying collagen containing tissue applies radiant energy through the skin to underlying collagen tissue without substantially modifying melanocytes and other epithelial cells in the epidermis. A porous membrane is adapted to recei ...


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Stuart D Edwards: Method for ablating interior sections of the tongue. Sommus Medical Technologies, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, September 1, 1998: US05800379 (278 worldwide citation)

A method for reducing a volume of a tongue provides an ablative agent source. The ablative agent source is coupled to an ablative agent delivery device. At least a portion of the ablative agent delivery device is advanced into an interior of the tongue. A sufficient amount of an ablative agent is de ...


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Hugh J Sharkey, Joel Saal, Jeffrey Saal, John Ashley: Apparatus with functional element for performing function upon intervertebral discs. Oratec Interventions, David J Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Weitz, December 28, 1999: US06007570 (277 worldwide citation)

A percutaneous method of repairing a fissure in the annulus pulposus comprises placing an energy source adjacent to the fissure and providing sufficient energy to the fissure to raise the temperature to at least about 45-70.degree. C. and for a sufficient time to cause the collagen to weld. An inter ...


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Glenn William Connery, W Paul Sherer, Gary Jaszewski, James S Binder: Offload of TCP segmentation to a smart adapter. 3Com Corporation, Mark A Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Haynes, August 10, 1999: US05937169 (277 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for sending data from a data source executing a network protocol such as the TCP/IP protocol stack, which includes a process for generating headers for packets according to the network protocol. The method includes sending such data on a network through a smart network interface ...


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Yao Ting Wang, Yagyensh C Pati: Phase shifting circuit manufacture method and apparatus. Numerical Technologies, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 12, 1999: US05858580 (275 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for creating a phase shifting mask and a structure mask for shrinking integrated circuit designs. One embodiment of the invention includes using a two mask process. The first mask is a phase shift mask and the second mask is a single phase structure mask. The phase shift mask ...