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Jonathan E DeLine, Niall R Lynam: Rearview mirror assembly incorporating vehicle information display. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, January 9, 2001: US06172613 (448 worldwide citation)

A rearview mirror assembly incorporating one or more vehicle information displays includes an information display area in a portion of the rearview mirror housing which is at an angle to the plane of the reflective mirror element to provide improved visibility of the display by a front seat passenge ...


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John Daniel, Brian J Lowe, Robert Cassell, Bradley F Slaker, John E Arnold Jr, Thomas E Broome: Intravascular filter and method. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, January 9, 2001: US06171327 (436 worldwide citation)

A filter disposed at the distal end of an elongate guidewire. Catheters are provided for delivering the filter to, and retrieving the filter from, a treatment site. The catheters can be over-the-wire or single operator exchange. The catheters include a housing for receiving the filter therein. The h ...


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Tim J Kovac, Michael F Wei: Endoscopic surgical instrument for rotational manipulation. Origin Medsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 9, 2001: US06171316 (413 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical instrument suitable for use with a needle-grasper having a rotational translation device for creating rotational motion at the distal end of the surgical instrument in a non 1:1 ratio to rotational energy imparted at the handle of the surgical instrument. The shaft of the surg ...


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Jonathan D Albert, Barrett Comiskey: Shutter mode microencapsulated electrophoretic display. E Ink Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, January 9, 2001: US06172798 (404 worldwide citation)

An electrophoretic display element includes a capsule having a first, larger surface and a second, smaller surface. The capsule contains a suspending fluid and at least one particle dispersed within said suspending fluid. Application of a first electrical field causes the particle or particles to mi ...


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Thomas M Peurach, Peggy Whalen, Douglas Haanpaa, Mike Whalen, Charles J Jacobus: Pose determination and tracking by matching 3D objects to a 2D sensor. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, January 9, 2001: US06173066 (386 worldwide citation)

An improved method of pose determination and tracking does away with conventional segmentation while taking advantage of multi-degree-of-freedom numerical fitting or match filtering as opposed to a syntactic segment or feature oriented combinatorial match. The technique may be used to improve image ...


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Salomon Benchetrit: Pneumatic surgical instrument for the distribution and placement of connecting or fastening means. Sofradim Production, Oliff & Berridge, January 9, 2001: US06171330 (374 worldwide citation)

The handle body (A) constitutes one of the branches of a T, of which the other branch is formed by its attachment piece (


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Matthew T Marx, Jerry K Carter, Michael S Phillips, Mark A Holthouse, Stephen D Seabury, Jose L Elizondo Cecenas, Brett D Phaneuf: System and method for developing interactive speech applications. SpeechWorks International, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo P C, January 9, 2001: US06173266 (343 worldwide citation)

Dialogue modules are provided, with each dialogue module includes computer readable instructions for accomplishing a predefined interactive dialogue task in an interactive speech application. In response to user input, a subset of the plurality of dialogue modules are selected to accomplish their re ...


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Esther Levin, Shrikanth Sambasivan Narayanan, Roberto Pieraccini, Ilija Zeljkovic: Method of using a natural language interface to retrieve information from one or more data resources. AT&T, January 9, 2001: US06173279 (340 worldwide citation)

A method of using at least one natural language query to retrieve information from one or more data resources and further performing a requested action using the retrieved information is disclosed. At least one natural language query directed to retrieving particular information is received. At leas ...


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