Fred J Geiger, William K Wood, Sonjaya T Tandon: Automated post office based rule analysis of e-mail messages and other data objects for controlled distribution in network environments. Park City Group, Fenwick & West, June 6, 2000: US06073142 (679 worldwide citation)

A system, method and various software products provide for automatic deferral and review of e-mail messages and other data objects in a networked computer system, by applying business rules to the messages as they are processed by post offices. The system includes rule enforcing post offices that st ...

David S Zamierowski: Medical patient fluid management interface system and method. Kinetic Concepts, Mark E Brown, Litman Kraai & Brown, June 6, 2000: US06071267 (657 worldwide citation)

A patient interface system includes a fluid transfer subsystem comprising a primary fluid transfer element fluidically communicating with the wound and a secondary fluid transfer element/manifold in contact therewith. A drape subsystem covers the fluid transfer elements and includes a film material ...

Katerina H Nguyen: Method and apparatus for real-time gesture recognition. Electric Planet, Hickman Stephens & Coleman, June 6, 2000: US06072494 (611 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for providing a gesture recognition system for recognizing gestures made by a moving subject within an image and performing an operation based on the semantic meaning of the gesture. A subject, such as a human being, enters the viewing field of a camera connected to ...

Masao Gotoh, Hiroki Mure, Hiroshi Shirakawa: Enzyme electrode structure. Nok Corporation, Jacobson Price Holman & Stern PLLC, June 6, 2000: US06071391 (534 worldwide citation)

A biosensor comprises a space part for sucking and housing a sample formed of two upper and lower plates, the two plates being stuck together by an adhesive layer, the space part for sucking and housing the sample being constituted so as to be partially opened in the peripheral part and partially cl ...

Nathan W Cheung, Timothy D Sands, William S Wong: Separation of thin films from transparent substrates by selective optical processing. The Regents of the University of California, Pennie & Edmonds, June 6, 2000: US06071795 (467 worldwide citation)

A method of separating a thin film of GaN epitaxially grown on a sapphire substrate. The thin film is bonded to an acceptor substrate, and the sapphire substrate is laser irradiated with a scanned beam at a wavelength at which sapphire is transparent but the GaN is strongly absorbing, e.g., 248 nm. ...

James E Brown, Wouter E Roorda: Directional drug delivery stent and method of use. Alza Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, June 6, 2000: US06071305 (457 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a directional drug delivery stent which includes an elongated or tubular member having a cavity containing a biologically active agent. In one embodiment, the active agent is diffused from the reservoir directly to the walls of a body lumen, such as a blood vessel, through d ...

Masahiro Ishikawa, Koichi Kawashima, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Takayuki Suzuki, Tsutomu Okada: Endoscope. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick P C, June 6, 2000: US06071233 (442 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an endoscope having an opening of a channel tube retracted from a distal end face having an observation window of the insert therein toward a proximal end side. When a plurality of polyps are removed, a picked-up polyp is moved back from the distal end face of the inse ...

Paris de l Etraz, James R Fees, Paul Hatcher, Otto Bruderer, Christina M Fees: System, method, and computer program product for providing relational patterns between entities. BoardWalk, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, June 6, 2000: US06073138 (439 worldwide citation)

A contact intelligence data mining tool for storing, processing, displaying, and printing relational patterns between entities (e.g., business and other contacts). The tool allows proprietary individual contact data to be merged with accurate and up-to-date public information in order to explore the ...

David D Cunningham, Timothy P Henning, Eric B Shain, Douglas F Young, Michael G Lowery, Thomas G Schapira: Method and apparatus for obtaining blood for diagnostic tests. Abbott Laboratories, David L Weinstein, June 6, 2000: US06071251 (429 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for obtaining a sample of blood from a patient for subsequent diagnostic tests, e.g., glucose monitoring. In one aspect of the invention, the method comprises the steps of:

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