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Adam Heller, Michael V Pishko: Electrochemical analyte measurement system. E Heller & Company, Merchant & Gould P C, July 4, 2000: US06083710 (911 worldwide citation)

A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow "one-point" in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive sp ...


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Melvin S Cook: Surgical staples with deformation zones of non-uniform cross section. Holobeam, Kaplan & Gilman, July 4, 2000: US06083242 (534 worldwide citation)

An improved staple for use in internal surgery is disclosed. This improved staple has a deformation zone in each leg that varies in cross section along the length of the deformation zone. These cross sections are shaped so as to control staple leg deformation during staple installation into tissue i ...


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Hiroyoshi Yuasa, Tadashi Satake, Mario Jose Cardona, Hisataka Fujii, Akira Yasuda, Koji Yamashita, Satoru Suzaki, Hideki Ikezawa, Masami Ohno, Akira Matsuzaki, Junichi Suzuki, Junko Nakano: Virtual LAN system. Matsushita Electric Works, Greenblum & Bernstein, July 4, 2000: US06085238 (496 worldwide citation)

A virtual LAN system forms a virtual group which is based on elements having physical attribute or logical attribute and constituting a virtual LAN, sets a client address and priority of the virtual group in a virtual group registration table, and allocates unicast and broadcast traffic bands in gro ...


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Burton S Kaliski Jr: Client/server protocol for proving authenticity. RSA Security, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, July 4, 2000: US06085320 (464 worldwide citation)

A protocol for establishing the authenticity of a client to a server in an electronic transaction by encrypting a certificate with a key known only to the client and the server. The trust of the server, if necessary, can be established by a public key protocol. The client generates and sends over a ...


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David L Thompson: World wide patient location and data telemetry system for implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Michael B Atlass, Girma Wolde Michael, Harold R Patton, July 4, 2000: US06083248 (438 worldwide citation)

A system for communicating with a medical device implanted in an ambulatory patient and for locating the patient in order to selectively monitor device function, alter device operating parameters and modes and provide emergency assistance to and communications with a patient. The implanted device in ...


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David A Nicholas, Robert C Smith: Anastomosis instrument and method. Surgical Dynamics, July 4, 2000: US06083234 (407 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for performing an anastomosis includes a housing having a proximal end and a distal end; a shaft extending from the housing distal end; and a disposable loading unit configured and dimensioned to retain a plurality of surgical fasteners, the disposable loading unit extending fr ...


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William M Pitts, Joel R Rigler, Robert E Lister: Remote file services network-infrastructure cache. Inca Technology, Donald E Schreiber, July 4, 2000: US06085234 (363 worldwide citation)

A network-infrastructure cache ("NI Cache") transparently provides proxy file services to a plurality of client workstations concurrently requesting access to file data stored on a server. The NI Cache includes a network interface that connects to a digital computer network. A file-request service-m ...


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Charles J Winslow, Steven T Mitchell, Kirk Jayne, Charles D Ray: Method and instrumentation for implant insertion. Surgical Dynamics, July 4, 2000: US06083225 (357 worldwide citation)

A method for performing a surgical procedure includes the steps of providing a surgical retractor including a sleeve member having two opposed retractor arms at its distal end portion, at least partially inserting the retractor arms of the retractor within a space defined between adjacent bony struc ...


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Emery S Rose: Ultrasonic surgical apparatus. Sherwood Services, July 4, 2000: US06083191 (348 worldwide citation)

An electrical apparatus for driving an ultrasonic piezoelectric crystal transducer in a surgical handpiece for the fragmentation and aspiration of tissue, which apparatus includes an electronic control loop in combination with a voltage source amplifier having an output which is connected to the pie ...


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Thomas G Woolston: Method and apparatus for using search agents to search plurality of markets for items. MercExchange, Fish & Richardson P C, July 4, 2000: US06085176 (334 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for creating a computerized market for used and collectible goods by use of a plurality of low cost posting terminals and a market maker computer in a legal framework that establishes a bailee relationship and consignment contract with a purchaser of a good at the market maker ...