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George Y Daniloff, Aristotle G Kalivretenos, Alexandre V Nikolaitchik: Detection of glucose in solutions also containing an alpha-hydroxy acid or a beta-diketone. Sensors for Medicine and Science, Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck P C, October 5, 2004: US06800451 (149 worldwide citation)

Compositions and methods for determining the presence or concentration of glucose in a sample which may also contain an alpha-hydroxy acid or a beta-diketone. The method uses a compound having at least two recognition elements for glucose, oriented such that the interaction between the compound and ...


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Marcos Lederman, Matthew R Gibbons: Dual stripe spin valve sensor without antiferromagnetic pinning layer. Western Digital, Carr & Ferrell, October 5, 2004: US06801411 (148 worldwide citation)

A dual-stripe current-pinned spin valve magnetoresistive read sensor includes a first soft ferromagnetic (FM) layer separated from a second soft FM layer by a first spacer layer formed of conductive material. The first spacer layer is also configured to receive a first biasing current for generating ...


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Yingjian Chen, Ronald A Barr, Hau Ching Tong: Data storage and retrieval apparatus with thin film read head having a planar sensor element and an extra gap and method of fabrication thereof. Western Digital, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, October 5, 2004: US06801408 (144 worldwide citation)

In at least one embodiment, the apparatus of the invention is a read sensor which includes a shield, a sensor element, a read gap positioned between the shield and the sensor element, and an extra gap positioned between the shield and the sensor element and adjacent the read gap. The sensor element ...


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James E Nicholson, Scott G Tromanhauser, Dale E Whipple: Device for spinal fusion. Cortek, Frederick C Williams, Yan Lan, Burns & Levinson, October 5, 2004: US06800093 (142 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant replaces excised tissue removed during spine surgery. This implant includes fasteners which firmly attach it to vertebrae adjacent to excised tissue so as to transmit tension and torsional loads to and from those vertebrae. The body of the implant has through cavities into which bon ...


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Kraig A Willett, Joseph H Hoffman, Michael Scott Burnett: Golf club head. Taylor Made Golf Company, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, October 5, 2004: US06800038 (142 worldwide citation)

A golf club head is provided having a substantially increased sweet spot across its striking face. A preferred embodiment includes a striking plate with a substantially annular area on a rear surface that has an increased thickness or stiffness surrounding the central region of the balance point of ...


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Lee E Cannon: Method and apparatus for competitive bonus games with a player as the house. IGT, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, October 5, 2004: US06800026 (139 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to gaming systems and methods where enablement for play of a bonus game is linked to play of a primary game. A player may qualify for the bonus game by preselected criteria associated with play of the primary game. At least one player is enabled to play the bonus game a ...


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Robert B O&apos Dell: Text input system for ideographic and nonideographic languages. ZI Technology Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, October 5, 2004: US06801659 (139 worldwide citation)

Beginning with the first letter or stroke, this invention uses the relative frequency of the sequential groups of letters or strokes from which individual words or characters are gradually built in order to provide a better way of computer indexing languages for easier and more efficient access to b ...


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Philip N Eggers: Bidirectional communication between a sensor unit and a monitor unit in patient monitoring. Cardionet, Fish & Richardson P C, October 5, 2004: US06801137 (138 worldwide citation)

A monitoring system includes a remote monitoring unit with a sensor unit in bidirectional wireless communication with a monitor unit. Information is transmitted bidirectionally between the sensor unit and the monitor unit. The monitor unit may inform the sensor unit that transmitted data has been co ...


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Kensuke Amemiya, Kazuo Hiramoto, Masanobu Tanaka, Shigemitsu Hara: Accelerator system and medical accelerator facility. Hitachi, Crowell & Moring, October 5, 2004: US06800866 (135 worldwide citation)

To provide an accelerator system having a wide ion beam current control range, being capable of operating with low power consumption and a long maintenance interval and being capable of preventing unnecessarily large dose of the ion beam for irradiation from erroneously being supplied to the downstr ...