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Mohamed K Diab, Massi E Kiani, Ibrahim M Elfadel, Rex J McCarthy, Walter M Weber, Robert A Smith: Signal processing apparatus. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 27, 2000: US06081735 (786 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves method and apparatus for analyzing two measured signals that are modeled as containing primary and secondary portions. Coefficients relate the two signals according to a model defined in accordance with the present invention. In one embodiment, the present invention in ...


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Michael S Colvin, Joseph H Schulman, Lyle Dean Canfield, Rajiv Shah: Implantable enzyme-based monitoring systems adapted for long term use. Alfred E Mann Foundation, Abraham N Seidman, June 27, 2000: US06081736 (608 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable monitoring systems suitable for long-term in vivo use to measure the concentration of one or more prescribed substances, such as glucose are described herein. In particular, an implantable enzyme-based glucose monitoring system is described that includes at least one of the foll ...


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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, June 27, 2000: US06079606 (552 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a firing lockout assembly including a linearly movable plunger which is movable into operative engagement with a locking member to move the locking member from a first position obstructing l ...


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Jeffrey Schindler: Automatic linking to program-specific computer chat rooms. Gateway 2000, Anthony Claiborne, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, June 27, 2000: US06081830 (485 worldwide citation)

The automatic linking to program-specific computer chat rooms is disclosed. A computer detects the channel selected on a corresponding tuner. By referencing the channel and the time and date in which the computer is operating against an electronic program guide, the computer is able to determine the ...


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Steven Mark Hoffberg, Linda Irene Hoffberg Borghesani: Ergonomic man-machine interface incorporating adaptive pattern recognition based control system. Milde Hoffberg & Macklin, June 27, 2000: US06081750 (451 worldwide citation)

An adaptive interface for a programmable system, for predicting a desired user function, based on user history, as well as machine internal status and context. The apparatus receives an input from the user and other data. A predicted input is presented for confirmation by the user, and the predictiv ...


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Edward E Shaw, Nitin V Salunke, Gregory T Mace: Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using. Gore Enterprise Holdings, David J Johns, June 27, 2000: US06080182 (434 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a self-expanding device for sealing a defect in a wall, such as a septal defect. The device of the present invention has a fluoropolymer membrane that is supported by an embedded wire structure having elastic properties which is capable of being compressed and insert ...


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Carolina Rubio de Hita, David van den Akker, Erik C E Govaers, Frank M J Platteau, Kurt Van Deun, Melissa Macpherson, Peter de Bie, Sophie Laviolette: Natural language information retrieval system and method. Novell, James H Morris, Alan B Sherr, Wolf Greenfield & Sack P C, June 27, 2000: US06081774 (428 worldwide citation)

An information retrieval system that represents the content of a language-based database being searched as well as the user's natural language query. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the information retrieval system includes a non-real-time development system for automatically creatin ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Method of inserting and preloading spinal implants. Loeb & Loeb, June 27, 2000: US06080155 (424 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end is then driven into the vertebrae adjacent that disc space. A drill is then passed through the hollow sleeve removing disc and bone in prepar ...


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Anand Subramaniam, Hashem M Ebrahimi: Secure intranet access. Novell, Computer Law, June 27, 2000: US06081900 (380 worldwide citation)

Methods, signals, devices, and systems are provided for secure access to a network from an external client. Requests for access to confidential data may be redirected from a target server to a border server, after which a secure sockets layer connection between the border server and the external cli ...


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Fritz Hostettler, David Rhum, Michael R Forman, Michael N Helmus, Ni Ding: Process for preparation of slippery, tenaciously adhering, hydrophilic polyurethane hydrogel coating, coated polymer and metal substrate materials, and coated medical devices. Schneider, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, June 27, 2000: US06080488 (370 worldwide citation)

A process for the preparation of slippery, hydrophilic polyurethane hydrogel coating compositions, and materials composed of a polymeric plastic or rubber substrate or a metal substrate with a coating of a slippery, hydrophilic polyurethane hydrogel thereon, such that the coating composition tenacio ...



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