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Runhai Lu
Thomas M Vickers Jr, Rainer Packe Wirth, Michael Porsch, Samy M Shendy, Lynn E Brower, John Pickett, Runhai Lu, Frank Danko: Oligomeric dispersant. MBT Holding, Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber, October 17, 2000: US06133347 (30 worldwide citation)

A cementitious formulation comprising a cement and an oligomeric dispersant is provided. The dispersant is a reaction product of two or three moieties. The first moiety (A) is a nonpolymeric, functional moiety that adsorbs onto a particle, and wherein one or more A moieties together contain at least ...


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Charles Sperry
Charles Richard Sperry: Apparatus for producing foam cushions utilizing flexible foam mixing chamber. Sealed Air Corporation, October 17, 2000: US06131375 (11 worldwide citation)

A protective foam cushion-making apparatus dispenses reactive foam components into an interior space between two panels of plastic film to form protective foam cushions. The apparatus includes a supply of plastic film and a film a driving assembly, such as two pliable rollers. A foam component dispe ...


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James Say, Michael F Tomasco, Adam Heller, Yoram Gal, Behrad Aria, Ephraim Heller, Phillip John Plante, Mark S Vreeke: Electrochemical analyte. E Heller & Company, Merchant & Gould P C, October 17, 2000: US06134461 (1059 worldwide citation)

An electrochemical analyte sensor formed using conductive traces on a substrate can be used for determining and/or monitoring a level of analyte in in vitro or in vivo analyte-containing fluids. For example, an implantable sensor may be used for the continuous or automatic monitoring of a level of a ...


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Michael A Lazarus, William R Caid, Richard S Pugh, Bradley D Kindig, Gerald S Russell, Kenneth B Brown, Ted E Dunning, Joel L Carleton: System and method for optimal adaptive matching of users to most relevant entity and information in real-time. Aptex Software, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 17, 2000: US06134532 (735 worldwide citation)

A system and method for selecting and presenting personally targeted entities such as advertising, coupons, products and information content, based on tracking observed behavior on a user-by-user basis and utilizing an adaptive vector space representation for both information and behavior. The syste ...


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Guillermo Tearney, Stephen A Boppart, Brett E Bouma, Mark Brezinski, Eric A Swanson, James G Fujimoto: Method and apparatus for performing optical measurements using a fiber optic imaging guidewire, catheter or endoscope. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 17, 2000: US06134003 (603 worldwide citation)

An imaging system for performing optical coherence tomography includes an optical radiation source; a reference optical reflector; a first optical path leading to the reference optical reflector; and a second optical path coupled to an endoscopic unit. The endoscopic unit preferably includes an elon ...


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Thomas G Cooper: Multi-component telepresence system and method. Intuitive Surgical, Mark D Barrish Esq, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 17, 2000: US06132368 (583 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for performing robotically-assisted surgical procedures on a patient. In particular, a three-component surgical system is provided that includes a non-sterile drive and control component, a sterilizable end effector or surgical tool and an intermedi ...


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Edward Gottsman, Adam Brody: System, method and article of manufacture for advanced mobile bargain shopping. AC Properties, Hickman Stephens Coleman & Hughes, October 17, 2000: US06134548 (519 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed that facilitates web-based comparison shopping in conventional, physical, non-web retail environments. A wireless phone or similar hand-held wireless device with Internet Protocol capability is combined with a miniature barcode reader (installed either inside the phone or on a ...


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Jean Raymond Martin: Vertebral joint facets prostheses. Paulette Fairant, Harold H Dutton Jr, October 17, 2000: US06132464 (489 worldwide citation)

A device for replacing all or part of the posterior vertebral articular process (3, 13), engaging a support (7) and members for anchoring same to the vertebra, wherein each complete (5) or partial (1, 11), upper (1, 5) and/or lower (11) prosthesis mimics the anatomical shape of the posterior vertebr ...


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Robert R Turnbull, Robert C Knapp, John K Roberts: Led assembly. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton Rees, October 17, 2000: US06132072 (450 worldwide citation)

An illuminator assembly, having a plurality of LEDs on a vehicular support member in a manner such that, when all of the LEDs are energized, illumination exhibiting a first perceived hue, e.g., blue-green, and projected from at least one of the LEDs overlaps and mixes with illumination exhibiting a ...


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Dale R Schulze, Jon A Sherman: Surgical stapler. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, October 17, 2000: US06131789 (417 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an improved surgical stapler that prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge. More specifically, this invention includes a simple, inexpensive mechanical locking mechanism which prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge by blocking the path of the firing and/o ...



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