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Robert J Kopotic, Gene Mason: Elastic sock for positioning an optical probe. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 22, 2002: US06470199 (513 worldwide citation)

A positioner, such as an elastic sock, is fitted with an optical probe, preferably designed for pulse oximetry. The sock preferably substantially forms to the shape of a wearer's foot or hand. In addition, the sock preferably comprises at least one positioning portion. According to one embodime ...


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Changsoon Kim, Paul E Burrows, Stephen R Forrest, Theodore Zhou: Method for patterning organic thin film devices using a die. The Trustees of Princeton University, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 22, 2002: US06468819 (471 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to patterning methods for organic devices, and more particularly to patterning methods using a die. A first layer of organic materials is deposited over a substrate, followed by a first electrode layer. A first patterned die having a raised portion is then pressed onto ...


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David A Simon, Kurt R Smith, Kevin T Foley: Navigational guidance via computer-assisted fluoroscopic imaging. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 22, 2002: US06470207 (383 worldwide citation)

Digital x-ray images taken before a surgical procedure by a fluoroscopic C-arm imager are displayed by a computer and overlaid with graphical representations of instruments be used in the operating room. The graphical representations are updated in real-time to correspond to movement of the instrume ...


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Scott D Wampler, Trevor W V Speeg, David C Yates, Kendall L Dobler: RF bipolar mesentery takedown device including improved bipolar end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 22, 2002: US06468275 (357 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a bipolar electrosurgical instrument suitable for use in mesentery tissue and other suitable tissue structures, including vessels. A bipolar electrosurgical instrument according to the present invention includes an end effector which includes a tissue slot and el ...


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Philip C Evans, Frederic H Moll, Gary S Guthart, William C Nowlin, Rand P Pendleton, Christopher P Wilson, Andris D Ramans, David J Rosa, Volkmar Falk, Robert G Younge: Performing cardiac surgery without cardioplegia. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 22, 2002: US06468265 (351 worldwide citation)

A surgical system or assembly for performing cardiac surgery includes a surgical instrument; a servo-mechanical system engaged to the surgical instrument for operating the surgical instrument; and an attachment assembly for removing at least one degree of movement from a moving surgical cardiac work ...


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Fang Cheng Chang, Yao Ting Wang, Yagyensh C Pati: Design rule checking system and method. Numerical Technologies, Mark A Haynes, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, October 22, 2002: US06470489 (347 worldwide citation)

A method for performing design rule checking on OPC corrected or otherwise corrected designs is described. This method comprises accessing a corrected design and generating a simulated image. The simulated image corresponds to a simulation of an image which would be printed on a wafer if the wafer w ...


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Kenneth Tracton, Kosar Jaff, Walter Shands: Dynamic content customization in a clientserver environment. Intel Corporation, Steven D Yates, October 22, 2002: US06470378 (317 worldwide citation)

The invention provides for servicing a client. A request is received from a client having certain capabilities. This request is automatically satisfied in a manner tailored to the capabilities of the client.


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Seung hwan Lee, Yeong kwan Kim, Dong chan Kim, Young wook Park: Methods of forming thin films by atomic layer deposition. Samsung Electronics, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, October 22, 2002: US06468924 (288 worldwide citation)

Methods of forming thin films include forming a first layer comprising a first element that is chemisorbed to a surface of a substrate, by exposing the surface to a first source gas having molecules therein that comprise the first element and a halogen. A step is then performed to expose the first l ...


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Mooi Choo Chuah: Method for overload control in a multiple access system for communication networks. Lucent Technologies, October 22, 2002: US06469991 (270 worldwide citation)

In the method for overload control in a wireless communications network employing On-Demand Multiple Access Fair Queuing, if the downlink/uplink buffer occupancy of the network has exceeded a high threshold, the base station determines if this is caused by a specific remote host or by a group of rem ...


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Kurt Amplatz, Michael Afremov: Retrievable self expanding shunt. AGA Medical Corporation, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, October 22, 2002: US06468303 (269 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated method for shunting selected organs and vessels, wherein the medical device is shaped from a shape memory metal fabric. The device may be used, for example, to non-surgically create a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. The device is preferably ...



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