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Frederick G St Goar, James I Lin Fann, Mark E Deem, Hanson S Gifford III, Martin S Dieck, Brian B Martin, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Ferolyn T Powell: Methods and apparatus for cardiac valve repair. Evalve, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 7, 2003: US06629534 (617 worldwide citation)

The methods, devices, and systems are provided for performing endovascular repair of atrioventricular and other cardiac valves in the heart. Regurgitation of an atrioventricular valve, particularly a mitral valve, can be repaired by modifying a tissue structure selected from the valve leaflets, the ...


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Kevin S Weadock: Composite staple for completing an anastomosis. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, October 7, 2003: US06629988 (494 worldwide citation)

An anastomosis staple comprising of a plurality of vessel engaging members and a binding structure holding the vessel engaging members together is described. The binding structure has at least one bioabsorbable element. The binding structure is rigid enough to allow for deployment and quickly resorb ...


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John Michael Kowalski, Atsushi Ishii: Multimedia wired/wireless content synchronization system and method. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz P C, October 7, 2003: US06631410 (491 worldwide citation)

A system for synchronizing a multimedia content stream signal, emanating from at least one multimedia source, for play through a plurality of output devices, wherein the output devices are connected to the multimedia source by wired connections and wireless connections; the system including plural o ...


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Ronald Adams: Non-circular resection device and endoscope. SciMed Life Systems, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, October 7, 2003: US06629630 (438 worldwide citation)

A proximal housing for a full-thickness resection device (FTRD) is provided with a plurality of chambers through which fasteners are introduced into a portion of tissue to be resected. The proximal housing has a noncircular cut-out opposite the plurality of chambers to receive a noncircular endoscop ...


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Keith Penny, Francis Amoah, Nigel M Goble: Tissue treatment method. Gyrus Medical, Oliff & Berridge, October 7, 2003: US06629974 (407 worldwide citation)

A method for skin treatment comprises the steps of delivering at least one pulse of radio frequency power to at least one electrode in order to create an electric field; passing gas through the electric field in order to form plasma from the gas; and applying the plasma to the surface of skin. The a ...


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Wen Syan Li, Quoc Vu: System for personalizing, organizing and managing web information. NEC Corporation, Sughrue Mion PLLC, October 7, 2003: US06631496 (380 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a hypermedia database for managing bookmarks, which allows a user to organize hypertext documents for querying, navigating, sharing and viewing. In addition, the hypermedia database also provides access control to the information in the database. The hypermedia databas ...


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Vaidhyanathan Arunachalam, Kalyan Basu, Sanjoy K Sen: Method and system for wireless QOS agent for all-IP network. Nortel Networks, John D Crane, Bracewell & Patterson L, October 7, 2003: US06631122 (302 worldwide citation)

A wireless quality of service (QoS) agent for an all-Internet Protocol (IP) network. The QoS agent couples to an all-IP network. The coupling means includes communication means for transfer of information between the agent and a QoS manager of the all-IP network. The agent is also able to seamlessly ...


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Chauncey Warner Griswold, Joseph R Hedrick: Smart token. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, October 7, 2003: US06629591 (279 worldwide citation)

A token for use in a cashless transaction involving an electronic device includes a token body having a coin shape. The token has a digital circuit embedded within the token body and a memory embedded within the token body that is coupled to the digital circuit. The token also includes an input/outp ...


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Joseph H Matthews III, Frank Lawler, James O Robarts, David S Byrne: Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 7, 2003: US06631523 (254 worldwide citation)

An interactive entertainment system has a program provider which distributes video content programs to multiple subscribers over a distribution network. Each subscriber has a user interface unit which receives the digital video program and converts it for display on a television, monitor, or other d ...


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Murat Karaorman, Jean Claude Junqua: Method and apparatus for natural language parsing using multiple passes and tags. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 7, 2003: US06631346 (252 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented speech parsing method and apparatus for processing an input phrase. The method and apparatus include providing a plurality of grammars that are indicative of predetermined topics. A plurality of parse forests are generated using the grammars. Tags are associated with words pre ...