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Bret Berner, Timothy C Dunn, Kathleen C Farinas, Michael D Garrison, Ronald T Kurnik, Matthew J Lesho, Russell O Potts, Janet A Tamada, Michael J Tierney: Device for signal processing for measurement of physiological analytes. Cygnus, Barbara G McClung, Gary R Fabian, July 22, 2003: US06595919 (592 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for continually or continuously measuring the concentration of target chemical analytes present in a biological system, and processing analyte-specific signals to obtain a measurement value that is closely correlated with the concentration of the target chemical analyte in the b ...


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Massi E Kiani, Robert A Smith, David R Tobler: Pulse oximetry sensor adapter. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 22, 2003: US06597933 (448 worldwide citation)

An adapter allows the interconnection of a sensor originating from one manufacturer to be coupled with conventionally incompatible monitors originating from other manufacturers to form a properly functioning pulse oximetry system. The adapter matches a sensor driver in a monitor to the current requi ...


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Guy C Wicker: Reduced contact area of sidewall conductor. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 22, 2003: US06597009 (376 worldwide citation)

A method including, in a dielectric material over a contact on a substrate, forming a trench to the contact; introducing an electrode material along the sidewalls of the trench; introducing a phase change material over material along a first sidewall; and modifying the electrode material along the s ...


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John M Stivoric, John L Moss, Christopher D Kasabach, Scott K Boehmke, Mark Zaremsky, Vanessa Sica: System for monitoring health, wellness and fitness having a method and apparatus for improved measurement of heat flow. BodyMedia, Barry I Friedman, Metz Lewis, July 22, 2003: US06595929 (373 worldwide citation)

Means and methods for measuring heat flux between a living body and an ambient atmosphere and for generating information related thereto. Means include a heat pipe configuration comprising at least one heat conduit in thermal communication with a heat flux sensor and a surface of a living body. Meth ...


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George Cybulski, Larrimore Adams, Victor F Lanzo: Tension-adjustable mechanism for stethoscope earpieces. Andromed, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, July 22, 2003: US06595316 (310 worldwide citation)

A tension-adjusting mechanism for the elongated earpieces of a stethoscope comprises a neckpiece and, for each earpiece, a pivot mechanism portion between the proximal end of the earpiece and the neckpiece, a spring mechanism portion between the proximal end of the earpiece and the neckpiece, and a ...


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Wes Johnson, Tyler Lipschultz, Larry Wales, Robert Kieval: Tissue distraction device. SpineWave, Maginot Moore & Bowman, July 22, 2003: US06595998 (305 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the tissue surfaces so as to expand in the given ...


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Benjamin D Pless, Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell: System and method for controlling epileptic seizures with spatially separated detection and stimulation electrodes. NeuroPace, July 22, 2003: US06597954 (305 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling epilepsy and other neurological disorders by providing electrical stimulation to a patient's brain in response to detected neurological conditions. An implantable device includes a stimulation subsystem coupled to a stimulation electrode to provide responsive ...


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Axel K Kloth: Rule based IP data processing. Infineon Technologies North America, Fish & Richardson P C, July 22, 2003: US06598034 (274 worldwide citation)

A apparatus and method that provides a routing engine for processing data packets based upon certain rules that are compiled and applied real-time via a just-in-time (JIT) compiler, a runtime compiler, or the like. The routing engine parses and analyzes an incoming IP flow. A set of rules are develo ...


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Purnendu Shekhar Ojha, Franklin Richard Schmidt, Rafael Gustavo Ortiz: Methods and apparatus for brokering transactions. NexTag com, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, July 22, 2003: US06598026 (274 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are described for facilitating a transaction between a buyer and one of a plurality of sellers via the Internet. Product information relating to a plurality of products meeting product criteria specified by the buyer is presented via the Internet. One of the plurality of seller ...



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