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Benjamin D Pless: Multimodal neurostimulator and process of using it. Neuropace, Morrison & Foerster, October 15, 2002: US06466822 (279 worldwide citation)

This is directed to an implantable multimodal neurostimulator having improved efficacy in treating epilepsy and other neurological disorders and to processes of using that neurostimulator. The neurostimulator itself generally has two modes of electrical stimulation: the first involves delivering a n ...


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Dale Francis Schmaltz, Robert Luzzi, David Nichols Heard, Steven Paul Buysee, Kate Ryland Lawes, Daniel Lee Trimberger II, Mathew Erle Mitchell, Jenifer Serafin Kennedy: Bipolar electrosurgical instrument with replaceable electrodes. Sherwood Services, October 15, 2002: US06464704 (276 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument for vessel sealing comprises first and second members connected by a pivot. A pair of jaws have opposable seal surfaces that are designed to grasp vascular tissue and conduct bipolar electrosurgical current therethrough. Electrodes on the jaws, including the seal ...


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Michael D Hooven, Theodore A Richardson: Bipolar electrosurgical scissors. Enable Medical Corporation, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, October 15, 2002: US06464701 (274 worldwide citation)

Bipolar electrosurgical scissors are disclosed having a pair of blades joined for relative movement in a scissor-like action between open and closed positions. The blades comprise a tissue contacting surface and first and second spaced apart electrodes extending along the surface. Current flow betwe ...


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Christopher Gudeman: Method and apparatus for interferometric modulation of light. Silicon Light Machines, Haverstock & Owens, October 15, 2002: US06466354 (269 worldwide citation)

An interferometric light modulator includes a base and a ribbon suspended above the base. The ribbon has a central region and first and second conducting regions located outside of the central region. The ribbon includes a first mirror between the first and second conducting regions. The base includ ...


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Tadatomo Suga: Interconnect structure for stacked semiconductor device. Oki Electric, Sanyo Electric, Sony Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, NEC Corporation, Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Matsushita Electronics Corporation, Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Rohm, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, October 15, 2002: US06465892 (269 worldwide citation)

In a multi-layer interconnection structure, the wiring length is to be reduced, and the interconnection is to be straightened, at the same time as measures need to be taken against radiation noise. To this end, there is disclosed a semiconductor device in which plural semiconductor substrates, each ...


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Michael W Dennis, Michele L Freed, Daniel Plastina, Eric R Flo, David E Kays Jr, Robert E Corrington: System and method for implementing group policy. Microsoft Corporation, Law Offices of Albert S Michalik PLLC, October 15, 2002: US06466932 (266 worldwide citation)

A method and system for implementing policy by accumulating policies for a policy recipient from policy objects associated with a hierarchically organized structure of containers, such as directory containers (sites, domains and organizational units) that includes the policy recipient. Based on admi ...


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Joel R Spiegel, Lauri E Bortscheller, Ruben E Ortega: System and method for exposing popular nodes within a browse tree. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 15, 2002: US06466918 (250 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented system and method are provided for identifying popular nodes within a browse tree or other hierarchical browse structure based on historical actions of online users, and for calling such nodes to the attention of users during navigation of the browse tree. The system and metho ...


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Norbert F Kaula, Jeffrey J Blewett, James F Marino: Nerve proximity and status detection system and method. NuVasive, Jonathan Spangler, October 15, 2002: US06466817 (241 worldwide citation)

A method and system for detecting proximity of a nerve to a proximity electrode and status of nerve. The method of detecting the proximity of the nerve to the proximity electrode applies a first electrical signal with multiple current levels to a calibration electrode. The method applies a second el ...


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Nobuyoshi Miyao, Yoshiaki Tomaru, Kazuyuki Motowaki, Miyoko Maruyama: Information managing device for displaying thumbnail files corresponding to electronic files and searching electronic files via thumbnail file. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, October 15, 2002: US06466237 (240 worldwide citation)

An information managing device includes a liquid crystal display section and thumbnail display means. The liquid crystal display section displays a cluster of file bundles that are thumbnail files each corresponding to one of the image files, so as to enable searches through image files displayed as ...



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