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James Doherty
Donald B Doherty, Henry Chu, James D Huffman: Blocked stepped address voltage for micromechanical devices. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Charles A Brill, Wade James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, November 12, 2002: US06480177 (205 worldwide citation)

A method of addressing an array of spatial light modulator elements. The method divides the array into blocks of elements, provides reset lines (MRST) to each of the block of elements, separate from the other blocks of elements, as well as address voltage supplies (VCC


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Jennifer Petoff
Robert M Waymouth, Raisa L Kravchenko, Jennifer Maciejewski Petoff, Joyce Hung: Metallocene catalysts for synthesis of high-melting polyolefin copolymer elastomers. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Standard Junior University, Jacques M Dulin Esq, Innovation Law Group, November 12, 2002: US06479685 (2 worldwide citation)

Metallocene catalysts having plural coordination geometries for synthesis of high melting polyolefin copolymers suitable as thermoplastic elastomers. The inventive catalysts comprise unbridged, substituted or unsubstituted cyclopentadienyl metallocene catalysts that are capable of inter-converting b ...


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James R Mault: Integrated calorie management system. Healthetech, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski P C, November 12, 2002: US06478736 (729 worldwide citation)

An improved health management system for a person is disclosed, in which the person's resting metabolic rate (RMR) is determined at intervals using an indirect calorimeter. RMR values are used in setting and revising goals in, for example, a weight control program. The effects of a weight contr ...


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Michael Olivier: Dynamically matching users for group communications based on a threshold degree of matching of sender and recipient predetermined acceptance criteria. Claude Hamrick, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, November 12, 2002: US06480885 (692 worldwide citation)

A method for enabling users to exchange group electronic mail by establishing individual profiles and criteria, for determining personalized subsets within a group. Users establish subscriptions to an electronic mailing list by specifying user profile data and acceptance criteria data to screen othe ...


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Bruce Kirkpatrick, Benjamin D Pless: System and method for adaptive brain stimulation. NeuroPace, November 12, 2002: US06480743 (442 worldwide citation)

An implantable neurostimulator adapted to provide adaptive electrical brain stimulation includes a detection subsystem for isolating an electrographic signal characteristic and a stimulation system for applying an adaptive stimulation signal based at least in part upon the electrographic signal char ...


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Robert Turcott: Method for monitoring heart failure. Pacesetter, Steven M Mitchell, November 12, 2002: US06480733 (413 worldwide citation)

A method for monitoring the progression of the hemodynamic status of a heart failure patient. An implantable or other ambulatory monitor senses the patient's electrocardiogram (ECG) and calculates R-R intervals. The R-R intervals are used to calculate a measure of heart rate variability (HRV). ...


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Robert D Fraser, Michael J O&apos Neil, Mark Boomer: Medical installation tool. DePuy AcroMed, Nutter McClennen & Fish, November 12, 2002: US06478800 (397 worldwide citation)

A tool for installing an object, such as an artificial disk prosthesis, between adjacent vertebrae includes a pair of opposed levers separated by a fulcrum. Blade tips are disposed at the distal end of the levers. A pusher block is disposed distally of the fulcrum, and upon actuation by forward move ...


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David Myr: Real time vehicle guidance and forecasting system under traffic jam conditions. Makor Issues and Rights, Stanley N Protigal, Elman & Associates, November 12, 2002: US06480783 (378 worldwide citation)

A system and method for real time vehicle guidance by Central Traffic Unit are presented. The proposed vehicle Guidance System includes a plurality of vehicles equipped with Individual Mobile Units including GPS units (position determining systems adapted to determine their present position) and com ...


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Ronald D Adams, Roy H Sullivan III, Lauren O Main, Peter K Kratsch, George A Nunez, Jurgen A Kortenbach, Matt Solar, Gerhard F Buess, Marc O Schurr: Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ. Scimed Life Systems, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, November 12, 2002: US06478210 (326 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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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, T Wade Fallin, Henry A Klyce: Spin distraction implant and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, November 12, 2002: US06478796 (276 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.