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Robert Senzig
James A Blake, Robert F Senzig: Cardiac gated computed tomography system. General Electric Company, Christian G Cabou, Armstrong Teasdale, August 14, 2001: US06275560 (33 worldwide citation)

The present invention, in one form, is an imaging system which synchronizes the emission of x-rays and the collection of data to a heart cycle to provide improved image quality. In one embodiment, the imaging system utilizes a synchronization unit to determine a selected heart period and to control ...


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Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
David Light, Belgacem Haba, Thomas H Distefano, Konstantine Karavakis: Manufacture of semiconductor connection components with frangible lead sections. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, August 14, 2001: US06274822 (6 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor chip connection component having numerous leads extending side-by-side across a gap in a support structure, each lead having a frangible section to permit detachment of one end of the lead from the support structure in a bonding process. The frangible sections are formed by treating ...


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Sarah Reybuck Collier
Paul G Rasmussen, Sarah E Reybuck, David M Johnson, Richard G Lawton: Cyclic imidazole compounds having relatively low hydrogen content and relatively high nitrogen content and polymers and copolymers formed therefrom. The Regents of the University of Michigan, Harness Dickey & Pierce, August 14, 2001: US06274724 (1 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, the invention provides a polymer comprising imidazole ring units having nitrogen at the 1 and 3 positions of the ring; a carbon at each of the 2, 4 and 5 positions of the ring; and radical substituents G1 and G2 carried at the 4 and 5 positions. G1 and G2 are each independently se ...


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Joseph Gross, Meir Reingewirtz, Moshe George Katz: Device and method of calibrating and testing a sensor for in vivo measurement of an analyte. Elan Corporation, Kathleen L Maher, August 14, 2001: US06275717 (815 worldwide citation)

A method of calibrating an analyte sensor in vivo, by providing a first predetermined stimulus to the sensor when the sensor is applied to a subject to produce a first sensor signal, measuring the first sensor signal, and determining a calibration function based on the first measured sensor signal r ...


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Carol Wright, Gerard H Llanos, Ronald Rakos, Kristen King: Modified stent useful for delivery of drugs along stent strut. Cordis Corporation, August 14, 2001: US06273913 (685 worldwide citation)

Delivery of rapamycin locally, particularly from an intravascular stent, directly from micropores in the stent body or mixed or bound to a polymer coating applied on stent, to inhibit neointimal tissue proliferation and thereby prevent restenosis. This invention also facilitates the performance of t ...


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David A Dalessandro, Murty N Vyakarnam: Surgical bettress and surgical stapling apparatus. Ethicon, August 14, 2001: US06273897 (665 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a surgical stapling apparatus and a buttress, i.e. pledget, for use in the surgical stapling apparatus, which buttress provides sealing for hemostasis and pneumostasis, and which buttress includes a continuous projection, or a plurality of projections, for cooperation ...


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Uresh K Vahalia, Uday Gupta, Dennis P J Ting: Recovery from failure of a data processor in a network server. EMC Corporation, John M Gunther Esq, William R Clark Esq, Christopher K Gagne Esq, August 14, 2001: US06275953 (643 worldwide citation)

A network file server includes a first set of data processors for receiving requests from clients, and a second set of data processors for accessing read-write file systems. A respective data processor in the second set is assigned to each file system for exclusive management of locks on the file sy ...


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Stuart Edwards, John Gaiser, David Utley, Scott West, Jay Chin: Integrated tissue heating and cooling apparatus. Curon Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, August 14, 2001: US06273886 (479 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods integrate the control of an energy generator, to supply energy to an electrode structure to heat a tissue region, and the control of a pumping mechanism, to supply cooling fluid to control tissue temperature in the region.


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Jorn Lehe, Chao Chen Chen, Brian H Luscombe: Ethicon, Verne E Kreger Jr, August 14, 2001: US06273852 (411 worldwide citation)

A is a surgical instrument and method for treating female urinary stress incontinence. The instrument includes a curved needle-like element defining in part a curved shaft having a distal end and a proximal end. The diameter of the needle decreases from the proximal end to the distal end, and the ne ...


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Shunpei Yamazaki, Hisashi Ohtani, Toshiji Hamatani: Semiconductor device and manufacturing method therefor. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Eric J Robinson, Nixon Peabody, August 14, 2001: US06274887 (405 worldwide citation)

An active layer of an NTFT includes a channel forming region, at least a first impurity region, at least a second impurity region and at least a third impurity region therein. Concentrations of an impurity in each of the first, second and third impurity regions increase as distances from the channel ...