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Keith L Milliman, Frank J Viola, Joseph Orban III, Randolph F Lehn: Surgical stapling apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 30, 2003: US06669073 (583 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling device particularly suited for endoscopic procedures is described. The device includes a handle assembly and an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly. The distal end of the elongated body is adapted to engage a disposable loading unit. A control rod having a ...


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Michael G Mikurak: Problem isolation through translating and filtering events into a standard object format in a network based supply chain. Accenture, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, December 30, 2003: US06671818 (554 worldwide citation)

A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for life cycle network asset management in a network based supply chain. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the supply chain network is monitored, and events from network assets are received, filtered, and correlated, w ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Eugene E Mason: Sensor wrap including foldable applicator. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 30, 2003: US06671531 (518 worldwide citation)

A sensor wrap including a foldable applicator which substantially and removably secures sensor elements within the sensor wrap before application of the sensor wrap to a measurement site. The sensor wrap may advantageously include disposable tape layers including an information element, a breakable ...


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Kingsley Richard Chin: Apparatus and method for the replacement of posterior vertebral elements. Aliki K Collins, AKC Patents, December 30, 2003: US06669729 (395 worldwide citation)

An orthopedic implantable device articulately connects a first spinal vertebra to an adjacent second spinal vertebra along the midline of the first and second vertebrae or along an axis medial to the facets. The device includes a first component having a male articulation member and a second compone ...


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J Christopher Flaherty, John T Garibotto: Laminated patient infusion device. Insulet Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, December 30, 2003: US06669669 (367 worldwide citation)

A device for delivering fluid to a patient including an exit port assembly adapted to connect to a transcutaneous patient access tool, and a dispenser including at least two laminated layers of material defining a passageway connected to the exit port assembly, and an expandable accumulator in fluid ...


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Scott R Gibson, Rajiv Shah, Edward Chernoff, Charles Byers: Electronic lead for a medical implant device, method of making same, and method and apparatus for inserting same. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, December 30, 2003: US06671554 (350 worldwide citation)

An implantable coaxial lead includes a cable with male and female connectors. The cable includes inner and outer helical coils separated by an inner insulator tube, with an outer insulator tube surrounding the outer helical coil. The male connector includes an outer conductive cylinder, a conductive ...


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David L Multer, Robert E Garner, Leighton A Ridgard, Liam J Stannard, Donald W Cash, Richard M Onyon: Data transfer and synchronization system. fusionOne, Vierra Magen Marcus Harmon & DeNiro, December 30, 2003: US06671757 (340 worldwide citation)

A system and method for synchronizing devices which can couple to the Internet, or any network. The system includes a first sync engine on the first system interfacing with data on the first system to provide difference information. A data store is coupled to the network and in communication with th ...


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Ivan Osorio, Mark G Frei: Vagal nerve stimulation techniques for treatment of epileptic seizures. Banner & Witcoff, December 30, 2003: US06671556 (299 worldwide citation)

The present invention uses electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve to treat epilepsy with minimized or no effect on the heart. Treatment is carried out by an implantable signal generator, one or more implantable electrodes for electrically stimulating a predetermined stimulation site of the vagus ...


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Edouard P Pelissier: Prosthesis for surgical treatment of hernia. Davol, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, December 30, 2003: US06669735 (273 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis is provided for the surgical treatment of hernias. The prosthesis includes two parts, that is, a synthetic non-resorbent mesh and a ring fixed at the peripheral edge of the synthetic mesh. The ring, which is made of a resorbent material, is of a flexibility that permits it to bend, then ...


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Jesper Wengel, Poul Nielsen: Oligonucleotide analogues. Exiqon, Robert L Buchanan, Peter F Corless, Edwards & Angell, December 30, 2003: US06670461 (254 worldwide citation)

Novel oligomers, and synthesis thereof, comprising one or more bi-, tri, or polycyclic nucleoside analogues are disclosed herein. The nucleoside analogues have a “locked” structure, termed Locked Nucleoside Analogues (LNA). LNA's exhibit highly desirable and useful properties. LNA's are ca ...



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