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Fred C Thomas III, Todd L Graves, Todd R Shelton, Paul Smith: System and method for cartridge detection and verification using signal comparison. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, October 2, 2001: US06297924 (4 worldwide citation)

A system and method which is used to identify and discriminate the type of data storage cartridge that has been inserted into a disk drive. A system for identifying a type of data storage cartridge having a marker comprises a light source for emitting light to illuminate the marker, a first photodet ...


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Adam Shostack, David Allouch: Computer security. Netect, Hugh R Kress, Winstead Sechrest & Minick, October 2, 2001: US06298445 (392 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, the invention relates to automatically providing enhancements to computer security software whenever the enhancement becomes available. In another aspect, the invention relates to an integrated system for assessing security vulnerabilities of a computer and/or a computer network.


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Charles A Eldering: Consumer profiling system. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder, October 2, 2001: US06298348 (351 worldwide citation)

A consumer profiling system is presented in which consumer profiles are formed and updated based on their purchases. The consumer profiles contain both demographic data and product preferences. Purchase records are transmitted to the consumer profiling system which updates the consumer profiles base ...


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Andrew M L Cheng, Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: Power supply and methods for limiting power in electrosurgery. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, October 2, 2001: US06296636 (335 worldwide citation)

A high frequency power supply for applying electrical energy to a target site on or within a patient's body includes an electrical output driver, an output current sensor detecting the current output from the driver, and a power limiting device coupled to the current sensor during normal condit ...


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Scott D Wampler, William L Collins Jr, David C Yates: RF bipolar end effector for use in electrosurgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, October 2, 2001: US06296640 (306 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a bipolar electrosurgical end effector for use in medical instruments. A bipolar end effector according to the present invention includes a tissue slot and electrodes arranged on either side of the tissue slot. The opposing electrodes are electrically connected s ...


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Andrew Longacre Jr, Robert M Husssey: Symbol-controlled image data reading system. Welch Allyn Data Collection, Wall Marjama & Bilinski, October 2, 2001: US06298176 (305 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a system for imaging a scene comprising an optical reader and a specially structured symbol configured complementarily with the reader so that when the reader reads the symbol, the reader reads image data in an image data reading region. The image reading instruction symbol ...


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Merrick L Furst: Parallel web sites. Essential Surfing Gear, Fish & Richardson P C, October 2, 2001: US06297819 (304 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and apparatus (including computer program apparatus) for a browser-aware application delivery system. The System provides World Wide Web browser extensions based on server processes rather than on plug-in program modules loaded and installed on a user's machine. The system ope ...


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Axel F Brisken, John R McKenzie, Robert F Zuk, Menahem Nassi, Mark W Cowan, Paul D Corl: Therapeutic ultrasonic catheter for delivering a uniform energy dose. Pharmasonics, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 2, 2001: US06296619 (298 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a target region in a body lumen, said method comprising: directing a uniform dose of ultrasonic energy from an interior of the lumen radially outward over a treatment length of the lumen, wherein the dosage of ultrasonic energy received at any one point along the length varies b ...


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Naotaka Kato, Itiro Siio, Hiroki Murata, Toru Aihara: Small information processing apparatus. International Business Machines Corporation, J Bruce Schelkopf, October 2, 2001: US06297795 (293 worldwide citation)

An information processing apparatus having a relatively small display screen, and in particular to a small information processing apparatus of a type adapted to be held in the hand of a user and that can switch the mode for displaying data on a display screen between a portrait mode and a landscape ...



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