Charles Szmanda
Gary N Taylor, George G Barclay, Charles R Szmanda: Polymers and photoresist compositions for short wavelength imaging. Shipley Company L L C, S Matthew Cairns, Peter F Corless, Darryl P Frickey, December 26, 2000: US06165674 (4 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides novel polymers and photoresist compositions that comprise the polymers as a resin binder component. The photoresist compositions of the invention can provide highly resolved relief images upon exposure to extremely short wavelengths, including well-resolved 0.25 micron ...


Ihor Lys, George G Mueller: Lighting entertainment system. Color Kinetics Incorporated, Foley Hoag & Eliot, December 26, 2000: US06166496 (624 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for combining an illumination control signal and an entertainment signal. At a decoder, the combined signal may be decoded into an entertainment signal that is delivered to an entertainment device, and an illumination control signal that is delivered to an illumination source. T ...

Silvano Gai, Keith McCloghrie: Method and apparatus for defining and implementing high-level quality of service policies in computer networks. Cisco Technology, Cesari and McKenna, December 26, 2000: US06167445 (584 worldwide citation)

A computer network having multiple, dissimilar network devices includes a system for implementing high-level, network policies. The high-level policies, which are generally device-independent, are translated by one or more policy servers into a set of rules that can be put into effect by specific ne ...

Joseph H Schulman, Robert Dan Dell, John C Gord: System of implantable devices for monitoring and/or affecting body parameters. Freilich Hornbaker & Rosen, December 26, 2000: US06164284 (571 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and/or affecting parameters of a patient's body and more particularly to such a system comprised of a system control unit (SCU) and one or more other devices, preferably battery-powered, implanted in the patient's body, i.e., within the envelope defined by the patient's skin. ...

William J Yeager: High performance message store. Sun Microsystems, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, December 26, 2000: US06167402 (556 worldwide citation)

A product and method are disclosed for creating an efficient message store and delivery system is provided. A message store having an index directory, index file, and data bucket area, all of which are page based, is described. Each page corresponds to a period of time, such as a day. Each data buck ...

Michael A Mills, Thomas J Gerhardt: Patient cable sensor switch. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 26, 2000: US06165005 (503 worldwide citation)

A sensor switch located in a patient cable adapts an incompatible sensor to a monitor in a pulse oximetry system. The sensor switch is particularly suited to adapting sensors to a monitor that utilizes an open-circuit detector to determine a no-sensor condition. A compatible sensor short-circuits th ...

Jean Pierre Georges Emile Dereume, David C MacGregor, Leonard Pinchuk: Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts. Corvita Corporation, Ratner & Prestia, December 26, 2000: US06165212 (458 worldwide citation)

An endoluminal graft which is both expandable and supportive is provided either in a longitudinal form or in a bifurcated form. The graft expands between a first diameter and a second, larger diameter. The support component is an expandable stent endoprosthesis. A cover, liner, or a liner, or both a ...

Stephen T Kuehn, Thomas F Hinnenkamp, William R Holmberg, Darrin J Bergman, Scott D Moore, Terry L Shepherd: Mitral and tricuspid valve repair. St Jude Medical, Peter S Dardi, Hallie A Finucane, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, December 26, 2000: US06165183 (430 worldwide citation)

A novel approach to mitral or tricuspid valve repair involves the performance of an edge-to-edge fastening/securing of opposing heart valve leaflets through a catheter entering the heart. Thus, a device is introduced including a leaflet fastener applicator through a cardiac catheter or other suitabl ...

Stephen J Brown, Alan Miller: Motivational tool for adherence to medical regimen. Health Hero Network, Black Lowe & Graham, December 26, 2000: US06167362 (429 worldwide citation)

A method and system for simulating a chronic disease condition comprises a compact, easy to use electronic device. A virtual pet device for providing at least one disease control parameter value and a general health status value for the virtual pet having a chronic medical condition includes: a micr ...

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