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Scott Marsh Theiss, Pasco Forsyth Parker, Michael Maurice Banks, Marty Law Banks: Tattoo machine. Scott Marsh Theiss, Pasco Forsyth Parker, Michael Maurice Banks, Marty Law Banks, Rhodes & Mason PLLC, March 7, 2000: US06033421 (161 worldwide citation)

A handheld tattoo machine with a low vibration drive unit and an offset, removable driven grip tube. The drive unit includes a rotatable drive shaft; a cam attached to the distal end of the shaft, the cam having a cam face at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the drive shaft; and a drive housing ...


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Donnie Henderson: Laptop computer with integrated telephone. AT&T, March 7, 2000: US06035214 (160 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 ...


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Timothy G J Ehr, Graig L Kveen: Stent configurations including spirals. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, March 7, 2000: US06033433 (158 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent which is longitudinally flexible in both the unexpanded and expanded conditions. The stent includes spiral structures which at least partially unwind upon expansion of the stent to limit stent recoil. Regions of low strain in the stent during expansio ...


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Clark R Baker Jr: Method and apparatus for determining the state of an oximetry sensor. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Beyer & Weaver, March 7, 2000: US06035223 (155 worldwide citation)

A method for determining whether a sensor is coupled to a tissue sample is described. The sensor is operable to generate a detector signal indicative of absorption of electromagnetic radiation by the tissue sample. A plurality of metric values corresponding to the detector signal are generated. A ne ...


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Hugh C Hiner, Billy Wayne Crue, William D Jensen, Lein Chang Wang, Durga P Ravipati: Magnetic head with low stack height and self-aligned pole tips. Read Rite Corporation, Nathan N Kallman, March 7, 2000: US06032353 (154 worldwide citation)

A magnetic head includes pole tips with aligned sidewalls and a low head profile. The aligned sidewalls are formed by depositing a stack of pole tip layers on a substrate. The stack of layers are etched through a common overlying mask. The stack of layers is covered over and around with a protective ...


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Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer: Accessing control method for identifying a recording medium in a jukebox. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Frank Y Liao, March 7, 2000: US06034925 (153 worldwide citation)

A controller and media-reader are used to identify various physical or logical characteristics of data stored on a pre-recorded medium. These characteristics may include, e.g., the kind of medium, the kind of data, the way the data is segmented or separated, the size of any data segments, the total ...


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Robert D Norman: Multi-state flash memory defect management. Micron Technology, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, March 7, 2000: US06034891 (152 worldwide citation)

A system is described which stores data intended for defective memory cells in a row of a memory array in an overhead location of the memory row. The data is stored in the overhead packet during a write operation, and is read from the overhead packet during a read operation. A defect location table ...


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Qi Lu, Lev Stesin: Audio ticker system and method for presenting push information including pre-recorded audio. International Business Machines Corporation, James C Gunster Yoakley Valdes Fauli & Stewart Pintner, March 7, 2000: US06035336 (150 worldwide citation)

For use with client/server or network communication and processing systems, such as the Internet, a "push" information system is provided, for automatically providing information to a user. The information is provided in audio form. The system includes a library of prerecorded sounds, including a di ...


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Gregory G Johnson: Automated tightening and loosening shoe. Hugh D Jaeger, March 7, 2000: US06032387 (149 worldwide citation)

An automated tightening and loosening shoe with rigid, semi-rigid or flexible polymer bands functioning as laces, and a tightening mechanism which operates in one direction to cause automatic tightening of the rigid, semi-rigid or flexible polymer bands to tighten the automated tightening and loosen ...