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Drummond Shattuck Reed, Peter Earnshaw Heymann, Steven Mark Mushero, Kevin Benard Jones, Jeffrey Todd Oberlander, Dan Banay: Computer-based communication system and method using metadata defining a control-structure. OneName Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, February 5, 2002: US06345288 (574 worldwide citation)

An automated communications system operates to transfer data, metadata and methods from a provider computer to a consumer computer through a communications network. The transferred information controls the communications relationship, including responses by the consumer computer, updating of informa ...


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Kenneth Louis Milsted, Craig Kindell, Qing Gong: Automated method and apparatus to package digital content for electronic distribution using the identity of the source content. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, February 5, 2002: US06345256 (553 worldwide citation)

A method to automatically retrieve data associated with content. An identifier is read that is stored on electronic readable medium storing content. The identifier is used to search a database for data associated with the content. Data that is associated with the content is retrieved as guided by th ...


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Chung Sheng Li, Rakesh Mohan, John R Smith: Methods and apparatus for adapting multimedia content for client devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert P Tassinari Jr, Ryan Mason & Lewis, February 5, 2002: US06345279 (347 worldwide citation)

A method of adapting multimedia content to a client device, wherein the multimedia content includes one or more items and the client device has capabilities and resources associated therewith, is provided. The method includes transcoding the multimedia content into a plurality of transcoded content ...


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Michel K Bowman Amuah: Remote demonstration of business capabilities in an e-commerce environment. Accenture, Daphne Burton, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, February 5, 2002: US06345239 (297 worldwide citation)

A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for demonstrating business capabilities in an e-commerce environment. Data connectivity is first provided between a plurality of sites on a network, which are located in distinct geographic locations. Demonstration data, which illustrates busi ...


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Geoffrey B Rhoads: Digital watermarks and methods for security documents. Digimarc Corporation, William Y Conwell, Digimarc Corporation, February 5, 2002: US06345104 (288 worldwide citation)

Security documents (e.g. passports, currency, event tickets, and the like) are encoded to convey machine-readable multi-bit binary information (e.g., a digital watermark), usually in a manner not alerting human viewers that such information is present. The documents can be provided with overt or sub ...


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Ronald D Adams, Roy H Sullivan III, Lauren O Main, Peter K Kratsch, George A Nunez, Jurgen A Kortenbach, Matthew S Solar, Gerhard F Buess, Marc O Schurr: Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ. Scimed Life Systems, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, February 5, 2002: US06343731 (287 worldwide citation)

A full-thickness resection system comprises a flexible endoscope and a stapling mechanism, wherein the endoscope is slidably received through at least a portion of the stapling mechanism. The stapling mechanism comprises an anvil and a stapling head mounted to the anvil so that the anvil and the sta ...


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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, February 5, 2002: US06344035 (261 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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Louis Marie Rabbe, Lawrence M Boyd: Adjustable vertebral body replacement. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, February 5, 2002: US06344057 (233 worldwide citation)

An adjustable vertebral body replacement implant and assembly includes a thin-walled cylindrical body configured to span over most of the length between intact vertebrae when damaged or diseased vertebrae have been removed. The cylindrical body defines a hollow interior and includes endplates with e ...


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James O&apos Toole, M Frans Kaashoek: Methods and apparatus for remote configuration of an appliance on a network. Cisco Technology, Barry W Chapin, Chapin & Huang L L C, February 5, 2002: US06345294 (223 worldwide citation)

A network appliance is capable of remote booting and obtaining its configuration information from a source located far away. The network appliance can be shipped to a business location or office environment without requiring a local boot server in that location or environment and without requiring t ...


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Steven J Oldenburg, Richard D Averitt, Nancy J Halas: Metal nanoshells. Wm Marsh Rice University, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, February 5, 2002: US06344272 (220 worldwide citation)

The present invention is for particulate compositions and methods for producing them that can absorb or scatter electromagnetic radiation. The particles are homogeneous in size and are comprised of a nonconducting inner layer that is surrounded by an electrically conducting material. The ratio of th ...



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