Robert A Brodersen, Prashant Chatterjee, Peter S Lim: Partially replicated distributed database with multiple levels of remote clients. Siebel Systems, James W Soong, Perkins Coie, June 22, 2004: US06754681 (935 worldwide citation)

A method of and system for collecting, storing, and retrieving data in a data base management system. The database management system includes a master database server (

Isaac K Elliott, Sridhar Krishnawswamy: System and method for a directory service supporting a hybrid communication system architecture. MCI Communications Corporation, June 22, 2004: US06754181 (541 worldwide citation)

Telephone calls, data and other multimedia information is routed through a hybrid network which includes transfer of information across the internet utilizing telephony routing information and internet protocol address information. A media order entry captures complete user profile information for a ...

Mark A Burdorff, John A Hibner, Dan F Dlugos, Jon D Buzzard: Surgical biopsy system with remote control for selecting an operational mode. Ethicon Endo Surgery, June 22, 2004: US06752768 (505 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy system is provided for removing at least one tissue sample from a surgical patient. The surgical biopsy system comprises an elongated, hollow piercer and a cutter rotatably and axially positionable relative to the piercer. The piercer has a lateral port for receiving the tissue sam ...

Keith Hendrickson, William Maguy, Paul Prehn, Nick Stamos, Annie Su: System and method for measuring wireless device and network usage and performance metrics. Telephia, Morrison & Foerster, June 22, 2004: US06754470 (456 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for measuring wireless device and wireless network usage and performance metrics are set forth. The system includes at least one wireless device, and data gathering software installed on the wireless device for collecting device parametric data, network parametric data, event dat ...

Eric Sven Johan Swildens, Richard David Day, Ajit K Gupta: Content delivery and global traffic management network system. Speedera Networks, Kirk D Wong, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, June 22, 2004: US06754699 (392 worldwide citation)

A content delivery and global traffic management network system provides a plurality of caching servers connected to a network. The caching servers host customer content that can be cached and stored, and respond to requests for Web content from clients. If the requested content does not exist in me ...

Jeffrey S Lockwood, Robert Petrosenko, James R Risk Jr: Vacuum therapy and cleansing dressing for wounds. Hill Rom Services, Barnes & Thornburg, June 22, 2004: US06752794 (390 worldwide citation)

A thin, flexible member is provided for use in a vacuum bandage connected to a vacuum source. The member is provided for use with a wound having a wound surface. The member includes a wound contacting surface adapted to be in contact with and generally conform to the wound surface. The member furthe ...

Robert M Cooper, Laurence F Kirsh, Carlos A Silva Jr: Informing network users of television programming viewed by other network users. America Online, Fish & Richardson P C, June 22, 2004: US06754904 (388 worldwide citation)

A method of informing a first network user of activity by other network users includes receiving information identifying television programming viewed by at least one other network user and displaying the information to the first network user on a user interface.

James D Causey III, William H Stutz Jr, Clyde K Nason, Sheldon B Moberg, Jay Yonemoto: Cost-sensitive application infusion device. Medtronic MiniMed, Medtronic MiniMed, June 22, 2004: US06752787 (382 worldwide citation)

A reusable external infusion device infuses a fluid into an individual's body. The infusion device controls the rate that fluid flows from a reservoir inside a housing, through an external tube, and into the individual's body. Essentially, the infused fluid is insulin. However, many other ...

Eric A Goldfarb, Kent D Dell, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Brian B Martin, Ferolyn T Powell, Alfred H Raschdorf, Troy L Thornton: Methods and devices for capturing and fixing leaflets in valve repair. Evalve, Lynn M Thompson, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 22, 2004: US06752813 (356 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and devices for grasping, and optional repositioning and fixation of the valve leaflets to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation. Such grasping will typically be atraumatic providing a number of benefits. For example, atraum ...

Stephen D Pacetti: Rate-reducing membrane for release of an agent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Victoria Nicholson, Cameron K Kerrigan, June 22, 2004: US06753071 (329 worldwide citation)

A membrane that reduces the rate at which a therapeutic substance is released from an implantable medical device, such as a stent, is disclosed.