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Robert Senzig
David M Hoffman, Robert F Senzig, Stanley H Fox: Methods and apparatus for providing additional computed tomography imaging modes. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Carl B Horton Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, May 14, 2002: US06389096 (9 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, the invention is a method for changing at least one of a number of image slices and in-plane resolutions available in an existing imaging system. The method includes steps of: replacing the existing detector array with a replacement detector array having either narrower detector cells ...


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Srinivas Pothapragada, Lakshman Narayanaswamy, Pannala Sudhakar Reddy, Ravi Indurkar, Tarun Kumar Tripathy: Intelligent virtual volume access. Auspex Systems, Fish & Richardson P C, May 14, 2002: US06389432 (697 worldwide citation)

A system and a method manages storage space in one or more data storage devices. This is done by receiving a request for storage space from a requester, the request specifying one or more criteria associated with the requested storage space; searching a data structure such as a table containing attr ...


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Christian E Schulz, Eugene E Mason, Ammar Al Ali: Shielded optical probe and method having a longevity indication. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 14, 2002: US06388240 (585 worldwide citation)

An optical probe, which is particularly suited to for use in measurements on tissue material of a patient. In one embodiment, the probe comprises upper and lower housing elements incorporating a light energy source and corresponding detector. The tissue material of the patient is disposed between th ...


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Steven M Schein, Sean A O&apos Brien, Brian L Klosterman, Kenneth A Milnes: Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information. Starsight Telecast, Christie Parker & Hale, May 14, 2002: US06388714 (584 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule and/or listing information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule and/or listin ...


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H Gene Hawkins, David R Sarver: Method and apparatus for repairing a torn meniscus. Biomet, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 14, 2002: US06387113 (576 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for repairing a torn meniscus during an arthroscopic surgical procedure includes a surgical staple and a pneumatic powered implant device. The surgical staple includes a pair of legs and a connection member retaining the pair of legs in a substantial parallel alignment. The pn ...


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George Gregory Gruse, John J Dorak Jr, Kenneth Louis Milsted: System for tracking end-user electronic content usage. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, May 14, 2002: US06389538 (570 worldwide citation)

A system for tracking usage of digital content on user devices. Electronic stores coupled to a network sell licenses to play digital content data to users. Content players, which receive from the network the licensed content data, are used to play the licensed content data. Additionally, a logging s ...


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Robert S Langer, Andreas Lendlein: Shape memory polymers. MnemoScience, Holland & Knight, May 14, 2002: US06388043 (499 worldwide citation)

Shape memory polymer compositions, articles of manufacture thereof, and methods of preparation and use thereof are described. The shape memory polymer compositions can hold more than one shape in memory. Suitable compositions include at least one hard segment and at least one soft segment. The T


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Aviv Eyal: Streaming media search and continuous playback system of media resources located by multiple network addresses. Friskit, Van Mahamedi, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, May 14, 2002: US06389467 (475 worldwide citation)

A network enabled device receives search criteria and accesses a memory that includes a plurality of network addresses. The memory associates each address with one or more classes of information. Each address in the memory locates a media network resource. A plurality of the addresses are selected u ...


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Karl L Ginter, Victor H Shear, Francis J Spahn, David M Van Wie: Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. InterTrust Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, May 14, 2002: US06389402 (445 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. Electronic appliances such as computers equipped in accordance with the present invention help to ensure that information is accessed and used only in authorized ways, and maintain ...