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Millicent Chen
Freddie Lee Massey, Deborah Ann Snell Tung, Millicent Louise Martin Shultz, Ben Duh, Charles Louis Kern Jr: Process to prepare a polyester resin. Shell Oil Company, Kim Muller, September 5, 2000: US06113997 (51 worldwide citation)

A process is disclosed to prepare a polyester resin having a predetermined acetaldehyde (AA) content whereby the IV of the melt phase resin is constrained to a certain range resulting in a longer SSP time to achieve a higher level of IV for the resin with an AA content of 1 PPM or less. The resultan ...


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Charles Wong: Integrated business-to-business Web commerce and business automation system. Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, September 5, 2000: US06115690 (611 worldwide citation)

A software system business-to-business Web commerce (Web business, or e-business) and automates to the greatest degree possible, in a unified and synergistic fashion and using best proven business practices, the various aspects of running a successful and profitable business. Web business and busine ...


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Steven S Gill, Colin Walker, James van Hoeck, Larry Gause: Artificial intervertebral joint permitting translational and rotational motion. Sofamor Danek Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Mariarty & McNett, September 5, 2000: US06113637 (530 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral joint prosthesis having a ball component (22) for engagement with a first vertebra (26) and a trough component (24) for engagement with a second vertebra (27) adjacent to the first vertebra is disclosed. The trough component (24) includes a generally concave surface (50) having a s ...


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William R Adams: Gaming device with supplemental ticket dispenser. Anchor Gaming, Galgano & Burke, September 5, 2000: US06113098 (477 worldwide citation)

Gaming devices dispense tickets which are supplemental to the gaming award. The gaming devices provide gaming awards, typically in a form selected from the group consisting of coins, currency, credits or redeemable tickets in response to a randomly determined event, and also provide supplemental tic ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Thomas M Sparico: Electronic gaming system offering premium entertainment services for enhanced player retention. Walker Digital, Patrick J Buckley, Dean Alderucci, September 5, 2000: US06113495 (462 worldwide citation)

An electronic gaming system is disclosed that allows a player of an electronic gaming device, such as a slot machine or an arcade video game, to access premium entertainment services, such as premium web sites, pay-per-view services and shared-revenue telephone services, such as 900 or 976 services, ...


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Michael D Hooven, Theodore A Richardson: Combination monopolar-bipolar electrosurgical instrument system, instrument and cable. Enable Medical Corporation, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, September 5, 2000: US06113596 (451 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument system including an RF energy source that has two bipolar terminals of opposite polarity and two monopolar terminals, one being active and the other being passive. Switches are provided for selectively energizing the bipolar terminals and the monopolar terminals. The sy ...


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Ronald Adams: Implantable tissue fastener and system for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease. Scimed Life Systems, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, September 5, 2000: US06113609 (406 worldwide citation)

A system including an implantable fastener for fastening layers of tissue is disclosed. In one embodiment, the fastener includes a proximal anchor member and a distal anchor member each being movable from a reduced profile position to a deployed position. The anchor members are mesh structures capab ...


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Christopher G M Ken: Hydrogel for the therapeutic treatment of aneurysms. Micrus Corporation, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 5, 2000: US06113629 (386 worldwide citation)

The hydrogel for the treatment of aneurysms acts as a carrier for both a radiopaque agent allowing the hydrogel to be visualized under fluoroscopy and a therapeutic agent such as one or more human growth factors. The hydrogel is delivered through a catheter into the aneurysm, where the hydrogel beco ...


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Ferdinand Engel, Kendall S Jones, Kary Robertson, David M Thompson, Gerard White: Network monitoring. Concord Communications, Fish & Richardson P C, September 5, 2000: US06115393 (366 worldwide citation)

Monitoring is done of communications which occur in a network of nodes, each communication being effected by a transmission of one or more packets among two or more communicating nodes, each communication complying with a predefined communication protocol selected from among protocols available in t ...


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Stephen Tatar: Polyaxial pedicle screw having a loosely coupled locking cap. Bones Consulting, Joseph P Errico Esq, September 5, 2000: US06113601 (361 worldwide citation)

A polyaxial pedicle screw for use with rod implant apparatus includes a rod receiving body, a screw having a curvate head, a compression element, and a means for loosely and reversibly maintaining a coupled relationship between the compression element and the screw head during angulation thereof rel ...