Charles J Winslow, Steven T Mitchell: Apparatus and method for implant insertion. Surgical Dynamics, March 7, 2000: US06033405 (179 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for and methods of inserting implants are disclosed wherein the apparatus includes a handle portion and a body portion attached to the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes an outer tubular member fixed relative to the handle portion for rotation therew ...

William V Sardella: Laparoscopic surgery device. Alix Yale & Ristas, March 7, 2000: US06033428 (176 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic surgical device including a wound protector, a sleeve, and a surgical glove. The wound protector has inner and outer inflatable cuffs joined by a protector member. The protector member has a passageway extending longitudinally therethrough. The surgical glove includes a cuff portion h ...

Francois J Henley, Nathan W Cheung: Method for controlled cleaving process. Silicon Genesis Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 7, 2000: US06033974 (175 worldwide citation)

A technique for forming a film of material (12) from a donor substrate (10). The technique has a step of forming a stressed region in a selected manner at a selected depth (20) underneath the surface. An energy source such as pressurized fluid is directed to a selected region of the donor substrate ...

Boris Rubinsky: Freezing method for controlled removal of fatty tissue by liposuction. Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, March 7, 2000: US06032675 (175 worldwide citation)

A method for removing fatty tissue in a body combines cryosurgery and liposuction. Cryosurgery first destroys fatty tissue to be removed by controllably freezing the tissue, and facilitates removal of the fatty tissue. Liposuction subsequently removes the destroyed fatty tissue by aspiration.

Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Shuzo Kugimiya: Image processing apparatus and storage medium therefor. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, March 7, 2000: US06035074 (170 worldwide citation)

An image processing apparatus includes an image acquiring section for acquiring a color image including a human object image, a display section for displaying the acquired color image, a recognition color memory preliminarily storing therein a plurality of face recognition color data for recognition ...

Gary Alan Van Huben, Joseph Lawrence Mueller: Data management system for concurrent engineering. International Business Machines Machine, Lynn L Augspurger, March 7, 2000: US06035297 (169 worldwide citation)

A data management system for file and database management including a design control system suitable for use in connection with the design of integrated circuits and other elements of manufacture having many parts which need to be developed in a concurrent engineering environment with inputs provide ...

Mourad D Zarouri, Joselito S Jose, Robert W Miller: Shorting bar and test clip for protecting magnetic heads from damage caused by electrostatic discharge during manufacture. Read Rite Corporation, Nathan N Kallman, March 7, 2000: US06034851 (168 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for selectively disabling a magnetic head to protect the head from damage caused by electrostatic discharge (ESD) during manufacture. The magnetic head is electrically attached to a flexure. The flexure has a set of test pads and a hinged portion that includes a shorting bar. ...

James B Robertson, Niall D Macken, David P Moriconi, Andrew G Austin, Thomas M Murphy, Mark G Willner: Head-set display device. Colorado MicroDisplay, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 7, 2000: US06034653 (168 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a display head-set device that includes a support member and a display-optics interface pod coupled to one of a left handle portion and a right handle portion of the support member. The display-optics interface pod houses an image display for viewing by a user. In one embodi ...

Donnie Henderson: Laptop computer with integrated telephone. AT&T, March 7, 2000: US06035214 (167 worldwide citation)

A laptop has an integrated telephone, in which the telephone and mouse unit are arranged in a manner that allows the mouse to be adjusted to either side of the laptop computer to accommodate either a left-handed or right-handed person. A telephone is tightly integrated into the body of a laptop PC c ...

Christopher M White, Phillip Y Goldman, David R Anderson, Keith R Ohlfs, Bruce A Leak: Web browser allowing navigation between hypertext objects using remote control. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, March 7, 2000: US06034689 (167 worldwide citation)

Browser software implemented in a set-top box as part of a client system communicating over the Internet with one or more servers allows a user to navigate using a remote control through World-Wide Web pages in which a plurality of hypertext anchors are displayed on a television. A user input entere ...