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Craig Allen
Jeffrey Scott Gibson, Craig Allen Rodgers, Erik Stephen Lake: Adjustable magnetic trip assembly for circuit breaker. Eaton Corporation, John A Kastelic, Martin J Moran, December 23, 2003: US06667675 (1 worldwide citation)

An adjustable magnetic trip unit for a circuit breaker includes a torsion spring which applies a bias force to the plunger of a trip solenoid. The torsion spring is mounted on a driven bevel gear and wound by an adjustment knob coupled to a driving bevel gear to adjust the current at which the solen ...


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Daniel H Villegas, David Y Choy, Philip T Weiss, Paul M Meadows: Ambulatory medical apparatus with hand held communication device. Medical Research Group, Foley & Lardner, December 23, 2003: US06668196 (547 worldwide citation)

A communication device (CD) exchanges messages with an implantable infusion pump via telemetry such that commands are supplied thereto and operational information is obtained therefrom. The CD is controlled, at least in part, by a processor IC according to a software program operating therein and pr ...


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Grégoire Lange: Endoscopic surgical instrument. La Precision, Oliff & Berridge, December 23, 2003: US06666854 (526 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an instrument for endoscopic surgical instrument. The invention is characterized by a single control element whose orientation enables the distal part of the instrument to be articulated at any angle, and whose rotation (about its own axis) enables the orientation of ...


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Christian Sven Collberg, Clark David Thomborson, Douglas Wai Kok Low: Obfuscation techniques for enhancing software security. InterTrust Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, December 23, 2003: US06668325 (437 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides obfuscation techniques for enhancing software security. In one embodiment, a method for obfuscation techniques for enhancing software security includes selecting a subset of code (e.g., compiled source code of an application) to obfuscate, and obfuscating the selected ...


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Tomohisa Sakurai, Shinji Hatta, Akira Shiga, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Koji Yasunaga, Masaru Karasawa, Hiroyuki Sangu, Takeaki Nakamura: Surgical apparatus permitting recharge of battery-driven surgical instrument in noncontact state. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, December 23, 2003: US06666875 (417 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument can be disinfected or sterilized, and has a rechargeable secondary battery incorporated therein. A distal treatment section of the surgical instrument is ultrasonically oscillated or otherwise activated using the secondary battery as a driving power source to perform surgery on ...


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David L Wood, Derk Norton: Access management system and method employing secure credentials. Sun Microsystems, Zagorin O&apos Brien & Graham, December 23, 2003: US06668322 (338 worldwide citation)

A security architecture has been developed in which a single sign-on is provided. Session credentials are used to maintain continuity of a persistent session across multiple accesses to one or more information resources, and in some embodiments, across credential level changes. Session credentials a ...


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Daniel Robert Blakley: Continuously variable analog micro-mirror device. Hewlett Packard Development Company, December 23, 2003: US06666561 (254 worldwide citation)

A micro-mirror device includes a substrate, a reflective element spaced from the surface of the substrate, a pair of electrodes disposed adjacent to the surface of the substrate, spaced apart from each other, and disposed adjacent to opposite ends of the reflective element, and including a dielectri ...


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Glenn M Mahony: Connectorized inside fiber optic drop. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Shaw Pittman, December 23, 2003: US06668127 (235 worldwide citation)

A connectorized inside fiber optic drop that facilitates the deployment of fiber to the home by connecting a fiber optic interface device to an optical network terminal, the inside fiber optic drop including a sheath, transition fittings, pigtails, fiber optic connectors, and a fiber optic strand. T ...


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Frank H Boehm Jr, Benedetta Delorenzo Melnick: Device and method for lumbar interbody fusion. Dilworth & Barrese, December 23, 2003: US06666891 (235 worldwide citation)

A method for performing percutaneous interbody fusion is disclosed. The method includes the steps of inserting a guide needle posteriorly to the disc space, inserting a dilator having an inner diameter slightly larger than the outer diameter of the guide needle over the guide needle to the disc spac ...


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Birinder R Boveja: Apparatus and method for electrical stimulation adjunct (add-on) therapy of atrial fibrillation, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, and refractory hypertension with an external stimulator. December 23, 2003: US06668191 (231 worldwide citation)

A system and method of neuromodulation adjunct (add-on) therapy for atrial fibrillation, refractory hypertension, and inappropriate sinus tachycardia comprises an implantable lead-receiver and an external stimulator. Neuromodulation is performed using pulsed electrical stimulation. The external stim ...