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David Sherrer
David W Sherrer: V-groove chip with wick-stop trench for improved fiber positioning. ACT MicroDevices, Dan Steinberg, April 10, 2001: US06215946 (8 worldwide citation)

A V-groove chip for fiber arrays having a wick stop trench. The wick stop trench intersects the V-grooves and is deeper than the V-grooves. The wick stop trench prevents adhesive from moving via capillary action along the entire length of a V-groove. This is very useful for manufacturing V-groove fi ...


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Charles A Eldering: Advertisement selection system supporting discretionary target market characteristics. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder, Komlika K Gill, April 10, 2001: US06216129 (514 worldwide citation)

An advertisement selection system is presented in which vectors describing an actual or hypothetical market for a product or desired viewing audience can be determined. An ad characterization vector is transmitted along with a consumer ID. The consumer ID is used to retrieve a consumer characterizat ...


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Hideaki Matsuo, Yuji Takata, Terutaka Teshima, Seiji Igi, Shan Lu, Kazuyuki Imagawa: Hand gesture recognizing device. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Communications Research Laboratory of Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack, April 10, 2001: US06215890 (441 worldwide citation)

A hand gesture recognizing device is provided which can correctly recognize hand gestures at high speed without requiring users to be equipped with tools. A gesture of a user is stereoscopically filmed by a photographing device


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John Iselin Woodfill, Henry Harlyn Baker, Brian Von Herzen, Robert Dale Alkire: Data processing system and method. Interval Research Corporation, Ritter VanPelt & Yi, April 10, 2001: US06215898 (424 worldwide citation)

A powerful, scaleable, and reconfigurable image processing system and method of processing data therein is described. This general purpose, reconfigurable engine with toroidal topology, distributed memory, and wide bandwidth I/O are capable of solving real applications at real-time speeds. The recon ...


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InBae Yoon, Samuel C Yoon: Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors and method of using the same. InBae Yoon, Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley, April 10, 2001: US06214028 (420 worldwide citation)

An instrument for operating on anatomical tissue includes a barrel having two or more driver therein which can be manipulated from a proximal end of the barrel. End effectors of each driver are offset from a rotatable shaft by a transverse arm. In an insertion position, the end effectors are confine ...


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Robert R Karpman, Thomas M Hansen, Anna G U Brantley: Method and apparatus for delivering material to a desired location. Harrington Arthritis Research Center, Snell & Wilmer, April 10, 2001: US06214012 (379 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the effective delivery of a material, such as cement, to a desired location in a human. In one embodiment of the invention, a bone screw, including a head portion, a cannulated slotted shaft portion and a tip portion, includes an injection site for removably attaching an i ...


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Stephen J Chudzik, Aron B Anderson, Ralph A Chappa, Timothy M Kloke: Bioactive agent release coating. Surmodics, Fredrikson & Byron P A, April 10, 2001: US06214901 (286 worldwide citation)

A coating composition for use in coating implantable medical devices to improve their ability to release bioactive agents in vivo. The coating composition is particularly adapted for use with devices that undergo significant flexion and/or expansion in the course of their delivery and/or use, such a ...


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Yoav Paltieli: Free-hand aiming of a needle guide. Ultraguide, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 10, 2001: US06216029 (266 worldwide citation)

A method for free-hand directing of a needle towards a target located in a body volume. The method includes the steps of producing an image of the target and the body volume, transmitting the image by means of an imaging detector to a display screen which communicates with a position sensing control ...


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Naif Moore Jr: Method of playing dice game. April 10, 2001: US06213876 (264 worldwide citation)

A dice game embodied in a table or slot machine format utilizing preferably two dice outputs to generate numbers based multiple repetitions or a count of numbers prior to novel termination and payout events. The preferred embodiment allows for payouts where a number is repeated at least two times be ...



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