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Kevin F Hahnen, Richard A Hillstead, Bryan D Knodel: Medical instrument. Cerebral Vascular Applications, Cook Alex McFarron Manzo Cummings & Mehler, June 29, 2004: US06755338 (630 worldwide citation)

A hydraulically actuated medical instrument includes an elongated shaft having proximal and distal ends, a hydraulically actuated end effector at the distal end of the shaft and a fluid flow path extending through the shaft to the end effector. The shaft may be capable of an angled configuration whe ...


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Thomas E Ward III, Douglas B Macrae: Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information. Gemstar Development Corporation, Fish & Neave, June 29, 2004: US06756997 (491 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an improvement over previous Electronic Programming Guides (“EPG”) in that it provides, among other things: Improved viewer interaction capabilities with the EPG; improved viewer control of video recording of future-scheduled programming; improved features to the EPG display ...


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Travis A Bogard: Instant messaging via telephone interfaces. Tellme Networks, Jeanette S Harms, Bever Hoffman & Harms, June 29, 2004: US06757365 (397 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for enabling users of a phone based speech activated system such as a voice portal to communicate with users of an Internet based instant messenger (IM) service is described. Phone based users are able to send and receive IMs. Incoming messages can cause an asynchronous notifi ...


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Frank Scott Bono, George Joseph Ross, Christopher Werner Sicvol, Ian Burgess: Lock cap anchor assembly for orthopaedic fixation. DePuy AcroMed, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 29, 2004: US06755829 (396 worldwide citation)

An assembly such as an anchor screw, bone plate, offset hook, post, transverse connector or other spinal anchor for anchoring to bone and clamping a linkage such as a rod, wire cable or the like. The assembly has a top member with an open slot to receive the linkage, and a twist-lock closure cap to ...


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Chin chi Chang: Apparatus and method for coordinated music playback in wireless ad-hoc networks. June 29, 2004: US06757517 (394 worldwide citation)

The present invention details a novel application of wireless networking and digital music technologies to achieve coordinated and synchronized music playback among peer listeners connected by wireless ad-hoc networks. Two or more listeners in local proximity allowed by short-range wireless transmis ...


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Robert D Fraser, Alexander Grinberg, Daniel Malone, Bradley Moore, Michael J O&apos Neil, Mark Boomer: Medical installation tool. DePuy Acromed, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 29, 2004: US06755841 (352 worldwide citation)

An installation tool that is useful for the efficient and effective placement of an article, such as an artificial disc, between adjacent vertebral bodies is provided. The installation tool can be provided as a kit having modular components which allow the surgeon to select from among a variety of c ...


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Ronald E Craig, Steven D Ims, Yongcheng Li, Daniel E Poirier, Soumitra Sarkar, Yih Shin Tan, Maria Rita Villari: Caching dynamic content. International Business Machines Corporation, Marcia L Doubet, Jeanine S Ray Yarletts, Jerry W Herndon, June 29, 2004: US06757708 (343 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and computer program product for caching dynamically generated content (including, but not limited to, dynamically generated Web pages), as well as determining when the cached content should be invalidated or purged. Rather than caching the generated datastream (i.e. the end result ...


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Sanjay M Parekh, Robert B Friedman, Neal K Tibrewala, Benjamin Lutch: Systems and methods for determining collecting and using geographic locations of internet users. Digital Envoy, Needle & Rosenberg P C, June 29, 2004: US06757740 (342 worldwide citation)

A method of determining a geographic location of an Internet user involves determining if the host is on-line, determining ownership of the host name, and then determining the route taken in delivering packets to the user. Based on the detected route, the method proceeds with determining the geograp ...


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Robert S Cooper, Jeff F McElroy, Walter Rolandi, Derek Sanders, Richard M Ulmer, Edward Peebles: Personal virtual assistant. Avaya Technology, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, June 29, 2004: US06757362 (321 worldwide citation)

A computer-based virtual assistant the behavior of which can be changed by the user, comprising a voice user interface for inputting information into and receiving information from the virtual assistant by speech, a communications network, a virtual assistant application running on a remote computer ...


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Brent J Bos: Plastic lens system for vehicle imaging system. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, June 29, 2004: US06757109 (316 worldwide citation)

An optical or lens system for use with an imaging system of a vehicle includes a plurality of optical elements. The optical elements include less than five optical elements and, preferably, include four optical elements. Each of the optical elements is formed of a plastic material. At least two of t ...



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