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John Raymond Bittner, Aaron Christopher Voegele, Dale Gene Boling: Cutting blade for a surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, February 27, 2001: US06193129 (540 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting and stapling instrument has an improved blade. The surgical instrument has a handle with a moveable firing trigger, a shaft extending from the handle, and a stapling head at the end of the shaft. An array of staples are located within the stapling head. An anvil is coupled to the ...


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Marian Gravel, Benjamin Gasparello, Joseph Ferraro, Ashutosh Sharma, Robert John Strowe, Antonio A Bendek, Robert C Uschold, William Thomas Antoshkiw: Integrated system including medication delivery pen, blood monitoring device, and lancer. Becton Dickinson and Company, Alan W Fiedler Esq, February 27, 2001: US06192891 (488 worldwide citation)

A portable diagnostic and medication delivery system that includes a housing and a monitor disposed in the housing for monitoring a characteristic of a bodily fluid sample obtained from an individual. A medication delivery pen and a lancer are each removably mounted to the housing. The monitor, whic ...


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Kevin Foley, Harald Ebner, Mingyan Liu, Charles Branch, Lawrence M Boyd: Expandable intervertebral spacers. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 27, 2001: US06193757 (476 worldwide citation)

Laterally expanding vertebral spacer devices are provided for repairing damaged vertebral discs. The vertebral spacer devices maintain the height of a distracted vertebral disc space while providing stability to the spine. In one form of the invention, a vertebral spacer device is provided with a fi ...


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Gary K Michelson: Multi-lock anterior cervical plating system. Martin & Ferraro, February 27, 2001: US06193721 (417 worldwide citation)

Anatomically contoured anterior cervical plates with bone ingrowth surfaces, providing for intersegmental compressive preloading, and a rigid and locked interface to all of the bone screws, with those engaging the vertebrae deployed in highly convergent pairs. The bone screws have a tapered self-tap ...


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Timothy J Ohara, Maria Teodorczyk, Mahyar Z Kermani: Sample detection to initiate timing of an electrochemical assay. Lifescan, James Riesenfeld, February 27, 2001: US06193873 (403 worldwide citation)

An electrochemical assay includes a method for determining with great accuracy the time at which an applied sample bridges a gap between the electrodes of an electrochemical cell. The method involves applying a constant small current across the gap, while monitoring the potential difference between ...


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Peter Martyn, Mark DeNat, Diane Geberth Hall, Ira Slomowitz, Maureen Franke, Mei Pang, Edward Flynn, Mike Waldo, Pam Sweet, Deane Coords: On-line transaction processing system for security trading. The Nasdaq Stock Market, Fish & Richardson P C, February 27, 2001: US06195647 (400 worldwide citation)

A data processing system provides an interface with a securities exchange system over which securities are traded. The system allows a user to configure displays tailored for specific functions and to show displays for a particular security. The user may also view a display showing information about ...


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Lee R Bolduc, James R Gannoe, Philip R Houle: System for performing vascular anastomoses. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, February 27, 2001: US06193734 (373 worldwide citation)

Systems for anastomosing a first hollow tissue structure to a second hollow tissue structure are disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, such a system comprises at least one tissue securing member adapted to secure the first and second hollow tissue structures together, and a device for applying the ...


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German Sergio Goldszmidt, Marc Hubert Willebeek LeMair, Kenneth Sau yee Hon: Client-based dynamic switching of streaming servers for fault-tolerance and load balancing. International Business Machines Corporation, Wayne L Ellenbogen, February 27, 2001: US06195680 (351 worldwide citation)

A client-based system for the fault tolerant delivery of real-time or continuous data streams, such as real-time multimedia streams, e.g., live audio and video clips. Multimedia servers are grouped into two or more sets, for example wherein a first set includes one or more primary servers using odd- ...


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Kent K Leung: Mobile IP mobility agent standby protocol. Cisco Technology, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, February 27, 2001: US06195705 (332 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for automatically backing up a Home Agent in Mobile IP. The method employs important components of the widely-used Hot Standby Router Protocol, but extends it to include synchronization of the mobility binding table between an active Home Agent and a standby Home ...


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Koichi Kimura, Mitsuru Sawano: Array-type exposing device and flat type display incorporating light modulator and driving method thereof. Fuji Photo Film, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, February 27, 2001: US06195196 (331 worldwide citation)

An array-type exposing device, for exposing an image forming body incorporated in an image forming apparatus, includes a flat light source for emitting a UV rays and a light modulator unit disposed above the flat light source so as to be associated with at least one unit area derived by dividing eac ...



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