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David Sherrer
Dan A Steinberg, David W Sherrer: Optical waveguide switch having stepped waveguide holding member. Shipley Company L L C, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, October 14, 2003: US06633691

A first waveguide holding member has a principal surface which confronts the principal surface of a second waveguide holding member. Each principal surface has a stepped configuration defined by an upper surface region, a lower surface region and a transverse region which separates the upper and low ...


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Russell Ford, Matthew J Lesho, Russell O Potts, Michael J Tierney, Charles W Wei: Formulation and manipulation of databases of analyte and associated values. Cygnus, Barbara McClung, Gary Fabian, October 14, 2003: US06633772 (615 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to methods of formulating analyte data databases, the databases themselves, and methods of manipulating the same. In one aspect the present invention includes the formulation of analyte data points, derived data, and data attributes databases comprising data points coll ...


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George Blossom: Selectable multi-purpose card. Bank One Delaware National Association, Hunton & Williams, October 14, 2003: US06631849 (480 worldwide citation)

A selectable, multi-purpose card comprising a plurality of features stored in memory means operatively mounted on the card and selection means for allowing a user to select a feature in a few simple steps, preferably in a single step. In one embodiment the card includes a plurality of magnetic strip ...


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Bryan Patrick Flaherty, Mark Henry Sher, Richard G Caro: Rapid non-invasive blood pressure measuring device. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 14, 2003: US06632181 (441 worldwide citation)

A blood pressure can be obtained by supplying an external pressure to a portion of an artery. The external pressure is preferably between the systolic and diastolic pressure. An event which occurs at least once a cycle can then be identified. This event can be, for example, a peak in the arterial co ...


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Paul O Davison, Jean Woloszko, Hira V Thapliyal, Philip E Eggers: Systems and methods for electrosurgical tissue treatment. ArthroCare Corporation, John T Raffle, Sanjay S Badge, October 14, 2003: US06632193 (361 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for removal (ablation) or modification of soft tissue with high frequency voltage through a capacitive charge process. Specifically, one of the conductors of a capacitor device maybe positioned adjacent to, or in the region of, a body structure. The other conductor i ...


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Roy Aaron Underwood: Initializing an ecommerce database framework. Accenture, Daphne L Burton, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, October 14, 2003: US06633878 (347 worldwide citation)

A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for initializing a database used with an issue tracker. The issue tracker receives information relating to a plurality of issues from a plurality of users, displays the information relating to the issues, and allows the browsing of the informa ...


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Tammy Burd Mehta, Anne R Kopf Sill, J Wallace Parce, Andrea W Chow, Luc J Bousse, Michael R Knapp, Theo T Nikiforov, Steve Gallagher: Manipulation of microparticles in microfluidic systems. Caliper Technologies, Matthew B Murphy, Donald R McKenna, Quine Intellectual Property Law Group P C, October 14, 2003: US06632655 (344 worldwide citation)

Arrays of flowable or fixed particle sets are used in microfluidic systems for performing assays and modifying hydrodynamic flow. Also provided are assays utilizing flowable or fixed particle sets within a microfluidic system, as well as kits, apparatus and integrated systems comprising arrays and a ...


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Ian M Bennett, Bandi Ramesh Babu, Kishor Morkhandikar, Pallaki Gururaj: Distributed realtime speech recognition system. Phoenix Solutions, J Nicholas Gross, October 14, 2003: US06633846 (320 worldwide citation)

A real-time system incorporating speech recognition and linguistic processing for recognizing a spoken query by a user and distributed between client and server, is disclosed. The system accepts user's queries in the form of speech at the client where minimal processing extracts a sufficient nu ...


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Erik J Bartone, Ernest L Mendenhall Jr, John H McClutchy Jr, Devang N Patel: System and method for monitoring and controlling energy usage. Nxegen, David D Lowry, Joseph P Quinn, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels, October 14, 2003: US06633823 (318 worldwide citation)

A system and method for real time monitoring and control of energy consumption at a number of facilities to allow aggregate control over the power consumption. A central location receives information over a communications network, such as a wireless network, from nodes placed at facilities. The node ...


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Stuart Weikel, David C Paul: Inflatable device and method for reducing fractures in bone and in treating the spine. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, October 14, 2003: US06632235 (297 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an inflatable device for use in restoring the anatomy of diseased or fractured bone. The inflatable device may be a balloon of varied size or shape to conform to the bone to be treated and may be deployed in any type of bone where collapsed fractures of cortical ...



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