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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 (553 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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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 (496 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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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 (492 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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Gary K Michelson: Multi-lock anterior cervical plating system. Martin & Ferraro, February 27, 2001: US06193721 (425 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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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 (406 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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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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Lee R Bolduc, James R Gannoe, Philip R Houle: System for performing vascular anastomoses. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, February 27, 2001: US06193734 (380 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 (358 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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Esohe Ekinaduese Idusogie, Leonard G Presta, Michael George Mulkerrin: Polypeptide variants. Genentech, Wendy M Lee, February 27, 2001: US06194551 (338 worldwide citation)

A variant of a polypeptide comprising a human IgG Fc region is described, which variant comprises an amino acid substitution at amino acid position 329, or at two or all of amino acid positions 329, 331 and 322 of the human IgG Fc region. Such variants display altered effector function. For example, ...


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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 ...