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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas III: Disk drive for detecting a retroreflective marker on a data storage cartridge. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz MacKiewicz & Norris, August 1, 2000: US06097562 (5 worldwide citation)

An improved disk cartridge has a light emitter and a light detector and a baffle plate disposed between the emitter and the detector. The detector functions to denote the presence of reflected light from a retroreflective marker disposed on a disk cartridge. The baffle plate acts as a filter to mini ...


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Sarah Reybuck Collier
Paul G Rasmussen, Sarah E Reybuck, David M Johnson, Richard G Lawton: Cylic imidazole compounds having relatively low hydrogen content and relatively high nitrogen content and polymers formed therefrom. The Regents of the University of Michigan, Young & Basile, August 1, 2000: US06096899 (3 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, the invention provides a polymer comprising imidazole ring units having nitrogen at the 1 and 3 positions of the ring; a carbon at each of the 2, 4 and 5 positions of the ring; and radical substituents G1 and G2 carried at the 4 and 5 positions. G1 and G2 are each independently se ...


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Anthony O Ragheb, Brian L Bates, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, William D Voorhees III: Coated implantable medical device. MED Institute, Cook, Richard J Godlewski, August 1, 2000: US06096070 (946 worldwide citation)

A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on one surface of structure 12; and at least one porous layer 20 posited ...


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Marc A Baldo, Diarmuid F O Brien, Stephen R Forrest: Structure for high efficiency electroluminescent device. The Trustees of Princeton University, Kenyon & Kenyon, August 1, 2000: US06097147 (825 worldwide citation)

A light emitting device including a pixel having a substantially transparent anode; a hole transporting layer over the anode; an emission layer over the hole transporting layer; a blocking layer over the emission layer; an electron transporting layer over the blocking layer; and a cathode in electri ...


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David E Allport: System for dual-display interaction with integrated television and internet content. eRemote, Neal M Cohen, August 1, 2000: US06097441 (577 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed for using two or more cooperating but physically independent displays for enhanced viewing of data streams, where the viewing on one display does not interfere with the viewing on the other displays. The type of data streams may be complex streams such as multiple t ...


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Alan Slater: System and method for performing an electronic financial transaction. Citibank N A, George T Marcou, James J Bindseil, Kilpatrick Stockton, August 1, 2000: US06098053 (508 worldwide citation)

A system and method for performing an on-line ATM/POS transaction utilizing checking or savings account funds over a public access network is disclosed. The invention comprises creating an electronic financial transaction instruction comprising card information and security information that are encr ...


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Kenneth Schofield, Mark L Larson, Keith J Vadas: Vehicle headlight control using imaging sensor. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, August 1, 2000: US06097023 (492 worldwide citation)

A vehicle headlamp control method and apparatus includes providing an imaging sensor that senses light in spatially separated regions of a field of view forward of the vehicle. Light levels sensed in individual regions of the field of view are evaluated in order to identify light sources of interest ...


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Peter M J Mulier, Michael F Hoey: Tissue sealing electrosurgery device and methods of sealing tissue. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael J Jaro, August 1, 2000: US06096037 (460 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgery medical device is enhanced with unique solution-assistance, and includes, in combination, co-operating device jaws including jaw portions for manipulating tissue, and a plurality of solution infusion openings defined and spaced along each of the jaw portions, for receiving electrol ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Apparatus for inserting spinal implants. Martin & Ferraro, August 1, 2000: US06096038 (436 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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Gary A Lebens, Charles T Bourn, Charles A Lemaire: Method and apparatus for an L.E.D. flashlight. PPT Vision, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, August 1, 2000: US06095661 (379 worldwide citation)

Improved method and apparatus for hand-held portable illumination. A flashlight and corresponding method are described. The flashlight includes a housing, a plurality of LEDs, and an electrical circuit that selectively applies power from the DC voltage source to the LED units, wherein the flashlight ...