Yuval Ofek, Zoran Cakeljic, Samuel Krikler, Sharon Galtzur, Michael Hirsch, Dan Arnon, Peter Kamvysselis: Apparatus and methods for copying, backing up, and restoring data using a backup segment size larger than the storage block size. EMC Corporation, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, November 26, 2002: US06487561 (731 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for copying, transferring, backing up and restoring data are disclosed. The data can be copied, backed up or restored in segments sizes larger than the data blocks which comprise a logical object. In some embodiments, the segment can correspond to a track of a primary storage de ...

Stephen A Boppart, Gary J Tearney, Brett E Bouma, Mark E Brezinski, James G Fujimoto, Eric A Swanson: Methods and apparatus for forward-directed optical scanning instruments. The General Hospital Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, November 26, 2002: US06485413 (676 worldwide citation)

An imaging system for performing forward scanning imaging for application to therapeutic and diagnostic devises used in medical procedures. The imaging system includes forward directed optical coherence tomography (OCT), and non-retroreflected forward scanning OCT. Also interferometric imaging and r ...

Amit Gupta, Sriraman Venkataraman, Geoffrey Baehr: Method and apparatus for local advertising. Sun Microsystems, Philip J McKay, Gunnison McKay & Hodgson L, November 26, 2002: US06487538 (524 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for local advertising. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) or proxies owned by an ISP insert advertisements transmitted from a web host to a client. The advertisement may be stored in the proxy's cache or may be retrieved from a web server for an advertiser. By providing th ...

Duane R Mason, John L Brooks III: Disposable infusion device. Insulet, McDermott Will & Emery, November 26, 2002: US06485461 (501 worldwide citation)

A disposable device is provided which accurately and reliably delivers an infusable liquid to a patient. The infusion device includes a housing which defines a bladder chamber. A compressible bladder is disposed in the bladder chamber and is compressed by the housing upon filling the bladder with an ...

Robert A Farris, Kevin T Foley, Stephen M Papadopoulos, Jeffrey Wade Poyner, Ricardo Sasso: Posterior fixation system. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, November 26, 2002: US06485491 (459 worldwide citation)

A posterior fixation system includes a saddle member, an anchoring member, an occipital plate, an occipital rod, and a cross-link connector. The anchoring member anchors the saddle member to bone. The saddle member includes a pair of upright portions that define a channel. The channel is adapted to ...

Steven D Shanklin, Thomas E Bernhard, Gerald S Lathem: Intrusion detection signature analysis using regular expressions and logical operators. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, November 26, 2002: US06487666 (411 worldwide citation)

A method of describing intrusion signatures, which are used by an intrusion detection system to detect attacks on a local network. The signatures are described using a “high level” syntax having features in common with regular expression and logical expression methodology. These high level signature ...

Scott D Wampler, William L Collins Jr, David C Yates: RF bipolar end effector for use in electrosurgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Verne E Kreger, November 26, 2002: US06485490 (388 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a bipolar electrosurgical end effector for use in medical instruments. A bipolar end effector according to the present invention includes a tissue slot and electrodes arranged on either side of the tissue slot. The opposing electrodes are electrically connected s ...


Paul Teirstein, John A Osth, Thomas H Witzel, Cary Hata, Wallace N Hauck, Hosheng Tu: Catheter system for repairing a mitral valve annulus. Quantum, November 26, 2002: US06485489 (363 worldwide citation)

A catheter system and methods for repairing a valvular annulus or an annular organ structure of a patient comprising sandwiching and compressing the annulus and applying heat sufficient to shrink or tighten tissue surrounding the annulus defect.

Sheldon B Moberg, James D Causey III, Rex O Bare, Andrew J Scherer, Bradley J Sargent: Methods, apparatuses, and uses for infusion pump fluid pressure and force detection. Medtronic MiniMed, Medtronic MiniMed, November 26, 2002: US06485465 (329 worldwide citation)

An occlusion detection system detects an occlusion in a fluid path of an infusion pump. The infusion pump is for delivering fluid to a user. The infusion pump includes a housing, a motor, a reservoir, one or more drive train components, a sensor, and an electronics system. The motor is contained wit ...