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James A Taylor, Alan R Merrell, Ronald L Parks, Alastair Taylor: Method and system for managing data migration for a storage system. Dell Products, Stephen A Terrile, Hamilton & Terrile, November 25, 2003: US06654830 (214 worldwide citation)

A storage network that facilitates the transfer of a data set from a first storage device to a second storage device, without blocking access to the data set during the transfer is provided. An intermediate device for the storage network is provided. The intermediate device comprises a plurality of ...


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Helmut L Kayan, James E Jervis: Apparatus and method for surgical fastening. General Surgical Innovations, November 25, 2003: US06652538 (213 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for applying fasteners during endoscopic surgery. The apparatus generally comprises a handle portion, a triggering mechanism and a fastener applicator. One embodiment of the invention forms the fastener around a single focal point on an anvil. Another embodiment vertically stac ...


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Ralph T Francis, Qing Hong Zhao, Amy DeSmith, B Nicholas Oray: Resorbable implant materials. Synovis Life Technologies, Fredrikson & Byron P A, November 25, 2003: US06652594 (211 worldwide citation)

A non-crosslinked, decellularized and purified mammalian tissue (e.g., bovine pericardium) having particular use as an implantable resorbable material. The material is treated by alkylating its primary amine groups in a manner sufficient to reduce the antigenicity of the tissue, permitting the treat ...


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Dorin Panescu, Sidney D Fleischman, David K Swanson: Tissue heating and ablation systems and methods which predict maximum tissue temperature. EP Technologies, Bingham McCutchen, November 25, 2003: US06652513 (209 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods heat or ablate body tissue by positioning an electrode to transmit heat or ablation energy to a tissue region. The systems and methods measure a first temperature using a temperature sensing element associated with the electrode. The systems and methods also measure a second temp ...


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Daniel Snook: Video encoding-method. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, November 25, 2003: US06654420 (207 worldwide citation)

The MPEG-4 standard describes four prediction modes: a direct prediction mode, a bidirectional prediction mode, a forward prediction mode, and a backward prediction mode. These modes may be used for the encoding of a block on the basis of a past reference frame and a future reference frame. Thus, fo ...


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Robert Joseph Statz, John Chu Chen: Highly-neutralized ethylene copolymers and their use in golf balls. E I du Pont de Nemours and Company, November 25, 2003: US06653382 (201 worldwide citation)

Thermoplastics with high resilience (high coefficient of restitution) and softness (low Atti compressions) and their use in golf ball components. Melt-processible, highly-neutralized ethylene acid copolymers and process for making them by incorporating an aliphatic, mono-functional organic acid in t ...


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Peter J Dreyfuss: Suture anchor with internal suture loop. Arthrex, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, November 25, 2003: US06652563 (198 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor has a suture loop that is disposed internally within the suture anchor. The suture loop extends through a substantial length of the anchor body with the ends of the suture loop secured at the distal end of the anchor and the proximal end of the loop being flush with or recessed just ...


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Mark A Maguire, Michael D Lesh, James C Peacock III, Edward L Carcamo: Tissue ablation device assembly and method for electrically isolating a pulmonary vein ostium from an atrial wall. Atrionix, Vincent J Serrao, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 25, 2003: US06652515 (194 worldwide citation)

This invention is related to a tissue ablation system and method that treats atrial arrhythmia by ablating a circumferential region of tissue at a location where a pulmonary vein extends from an atrium. The system includes a circumferential ablation member with an ablation element and also includes ...


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Clifford L Winings, Joseph B Shuey, Stefaan Hendrik Josef Sercu, Stephen B Smith: Cross-talk canceling technique for high speed electrical connectors. FCI Americas Technology, Woodcock Washburn, November 25, 2003: US06652318 (191 worldwide citation)

A high speed electrical connector configured to reduce the incidence of cross-talk is disclosed. The connector includes a connector housing and a plurality of columns of differential contact pairs and ground contacts. Each column of differential contact pairs and ground contacts is offset from an ad ...