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David Sherrer
Dan A Steinberg, John J Fisher, David W Sherrer, Mindaugas F Dautartas, William T Stacy: Optical waveguide switch. Shipley Company L L C, Niels Haun, Jonathan D Baskin, January 11, 2005: US06842552 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an optical switch. The switch includes a substrate and a first waveguide holding member. The switch also includes a second waveguide holding member disposed over the substrate and movable relative to the first waveguide holding member to provide a switching function. A ...


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Douglas K Warner, Michael A Myer: Usage based strength between related information in an information retrieval system. Rightnow Technologies, Min, Dorsey & Whitney, January 11, 2005: US06842748 (732 worldwide citation)

An information retrieval system in accordance with the principles of the present invention maintains a database that defines a relational association between a plurality of informational items in the system. The relational association is based on historical navigational behavior of users of the info ...


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James O Robarts, Eric L Matteson: Contextual responses based on automated learning techniques. Tangis Corporation, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, January 11, 2005: US06842877 (442 worldwide citation)

Techniques are disclosed for using a combination of explicit and implicit user context modeling techniques to identify and provide appropriate computer actions based on a current context, and to continuously improve the providing of such computer actions. The appropriate computer actions include pre ...


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Hadi Partovi, Roderick Steven Brathwaite, Angus MacDonald Davis, Michael S McCue, Brandon William Porter, John Giannandrea, Eckart Walther, Anthony Accardi, Zhe Li: Method and apparatus for content personalization over a telephone interface with adaptive personalization. TellMe Networks, Wagner Murabito & Hao, January 11, 2005: US06842767 (409 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing personalized information content over telephones is described. The creation of a voice portal is supported by the invention. Embodiments of the invention use telephone identifying information such as the calling party's number to identify, or create, user profile ...


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Warren M Farnworth, Alan G Wood, William M Hiatt, James M Wark, David R Hembree, Kyle K Kirby, Pete A Benson: Multi-dice chip scale semiconductor components and wafer level methods of fabrication. Micron Technology, Stephen A Gratton, January 11, 2005: US06841883 (382 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor component includes a base die and a secondary die stacked on and bonded to the base die. The base die includes conductive vias which form an internal signal transmission system for the component, and allow the circuit side of the secondary die to be bonded to the back side of the bas ...


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Michel K Bowman Amuah: System and method for a refreshable proxy pool in a communication services patterns environment. Accenture, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, January 11, 2005: US06842906 (349 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for interfacing a naming service and a client with the naming service allowing access to a plurality of different sets of services from a plurality of globally addressable interfaces. As a result of the calls, proxies are generated based on the received locations of ...


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Hans G Kloepfer, Reinhard Hafellner, Charles W Roach, Charles Thomeczek: Consolidated body fluid testing device and method. Micronix, E Victor Indiano, Indiano Vaughan & Roberts, January 11, 2005: US06840912 (316 worldwide citation)

A body fluid testing device includes a body member and a tissue penetrator carried by the body member. A test strip holder is carried by the body member, and a test strip is carried by the test strip holder. The test strip is capable of receiving a body fluid thereon and processing the body fluid in ...


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Mikko Olkkonen, Kai Nyman, Stephane Bouet: Ad hoc network discovery menu. Nokia Corporation, Morgan & Finnegan, January 11, 2005: US06842460 (310 worldwide citation)

When an ad hoc network is formed between short range wireless devices, at least one device assumes the role of an ad hoc network information provider for the new piconet. In this role, the device allocates a browsing hierarchy of service classes in its service registry. The service classes will prov ...


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Ronald D Adams, Roy H Sullivan, George Nunez: Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device. SciMed Life Systems, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, January 11, 2005: US06840423 (284 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a full-thickness resection system comprising a flexible endoscope and a stapling mechanism, wherein the endoscope is slidably received through at least a portion of the stapling mechanism. The stapling mechanism includes an anvil and a stapling head mounted to th ...


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Tracey A Morley, Daniel T Wallace, Christopher W Maurer: Bipolar cauterizing instrument. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 11, 2005: US06840938 (201 worldwide citation)

A bipolar surgical instrument that includes opposing grips that can engage the tissue. A current is delivered from an electrosurgical power source to electrodes disposed on the grips to cauterize the tissue. The electrode configurations provide efficient cauterization of the tissue. In some embodime ...



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