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Ammar Al Ali, Don Crothers, David Dalke, Mohamed K Diab, Julian Goldman, Massi E Kiani, Michael Lee, Jerome Novak, Robert Smith, Val E Vaden: Universal/upgrading pulse oximeter. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 24, 2003: US06584336 (631 worldwide citation)

A Universal/Upgrading Pulse Oximeter (UPO) comprises a portable unit and a docking station together providing three-instruments-in-one functionality for measuring oxygen saturation and related physiological parameters. The portable unit functions as a handheld pulse oximeter. The combination of the ...


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Henning Rud Andersen, John Michael Hasenkam, Lars Lyhne Knudsen: Valve prosthesis for implantation in the body and a catheter for implanting such valve prosthesis. Heartport, June 24, 2003: US06582462 (463 worldwide citation)

A valve prosthesis for implantation in the body by use of a catheter includes a stent made from an expandable cylinder-shaped thread structure having several spaced apices. The elastically collapsible valve is mounted on the stent as the commissural points of the valve are secured to the projecting ...


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David Yun: Spine fixation device and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, June 24, 2003: US06582433 (411 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a device and method that immobilizes the vertebral bodies by immobilizing the respective spinous process extending therefrom. The device contains a spacer extending from a body with the spacer adapted to be positioned between adjacent spinous processes so that the spacer may ...


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David Warthen: Grammar template query system. Ask Jeeves, Townsend Townsend & Crew, June 24, 2003: US06584464 (375 worldwide citation)

An information server directs users of the information server to desired sources of information where the desired sources of information are determined, at least in part, based on user input. The information server includes a query input processor, a question processor and an answer processor. The q ...


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Stephen P A Fodor, Dennis W Solas, William J Dower, Xiaohua C Huang: Oligonucleotides. Affymetrix, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, June 24, 2003: US06582908 (355 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a number of oligonucleotide sequences which can be used for a wide variety of analyses applicable to the diverse fields impacted by the nature of molecular interaction, including chemistry, biology, medicine, and medical diagnostics. In certain embodiments these oligon ...


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M Michael Serbinis, Daniel Leibu, Evan V Chrapko, Valerian Pappes: Internet document management system and methods. Critical Path, Fish & Neave, June 24, 2003: US06584466 (353 worldwide citation)

An Internet-based document management system and methods are provided wherein an electronic document may be stored on an Internet-accessible server and accessed using a previously known web browser, downloaded for review or manipulation, and then returned to the server for access by further users. T ...


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Fabien Gauchet: Intervertebral disc prosthesis with compressible body. Spryker Spine, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, June 24, 2003: US06582468 (336 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral disc prosthesis comprising two opposing plates and a flexible seal extending between the two opposing plates for forming a closed chamber between the two plates, the flexible seal being adapted to enable the plates to move relative to one another. The disc prosthesis also includes ...