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David Sherrer
David W Sherrer: V-groove chip with wick-stop trench for improved fiber positioning. ACT MicroDevices, Dan Steinberg, April 10, 2001: US06215946 (8 worldwide citation)

A V-groove chip for fiber arrays having a wick stop trench. The wick stop trench intersects the V-grooves and is deeper than the V-grooves. The wick stop trench prevents adhesive from moving via capillary action along the entire length of a V-groove. This is very useful for manufacturing V-groove fi ...


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Charles A Eldering: Advertisement selection system supporting discretionary target market characteristics. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder, Komlika K Gill, April 10, 2001: US06216129 (521 worldwide citation)

An advertisement selection system is presented in which vectors describing an actual or hypothetical market for a product or desired viewing audience can be determined. An ad characterization vector is transmitted along with a consumer ID. The consumer ID is used to retrieve a consumer characterizat ...


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Hideaki Matsuo, Yuji Takata, Terutaka Teshima, Seiji Igi, Shan Lu, Kazuyuki Imagawa: Hand gesture recognizing device. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Communications Research Laboratory of Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack, April 10, 2001: US06215890 (455 worldwide citation)

A hand gesture recognizing device is provided which can correctly recognize hand gestures at high speed without requiring users to be equipped with tools. A gesture of a user is stereoscopically filmed by a photographing device


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John Iselin Woodfill, Henry Harlyn Baker, Brian Von Herzen, Robert Dale Alkire: Data processing system and method. Interval Research Corporation, Ritter VanPelt & Yi, April 10, 2001: US06215898 (436 worldwide citation)

A powerful, scaleable, and reconfigurable image processing system and method of processing data therein is described. This general purpose, reconfigurable engine with toroidal topology, distributed memory, and wide bandwidth I/O are capable of solving real applications at real-time speeds. The recon ...


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InBae Yoon, Samuel C Yoon: Surgical instrument with multiple rotatably mounted offset end effectors and method of using the same. InBae Yoon, Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley, April 10, 2001: US06214028 (425 worldwide citation)

An instrument for operating on anatomical tissue includes a barrel having two or more driver therein which can be manipulated from a proximal end of the barrel. End effectors of each driver are offset from a rotatable shaft by a transverse arm. In an insertion position, the end effectors are confine ...


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Robert R Karpman, Thomas M Hansen, Anna G U Brantley: Method and apparatus for delivering material to a desired location. Harrington Arthritis Research Center, Snell & Wilmer, April 10, 2001: US06214012 (383 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the effective delivery of a material, such as cement, to a desired location in a human. In one embodiment of the invention, a bone screw, including a head portion, a cannulated slotted shaft portion and a tip portion, includes an injection site for removably attaching an i ...


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Stephen J Chudzik, Aron B Anderson, Ralph A Chappa, Timothy M Kloke: Bioactive agent release coating. Surmodics, Fredrikson & Byron P A, April 10, 2001: US06214901 (287 worldwide citation)

A coating composition for use in coating implantable medical devices to improve their ability to release bioactive agents in vivo. The coating composition is particularly adapted for use with devices that undergo significant flexion and/or expansion in the course of their delivery and/or use, such a ...


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Yoav Paltieli: Free-hand aiming of a needle guide. Ultraguide, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 10, 2001: US06216029 (272 worldwide citation)

A method for free-hand directing of a needle towards a target located in a body volume. The method includes the steps of producing an image of the target and the body volume, transmitting the image by means of an imaging detector to a display screen which communicates with a position sensing control ...


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Philip L Felgner, Jon Asher Wolff, Gary H Rhodes, Robert Wallace Malone, Dennis A Carson: Induction of a protective immune response in a mammal by injecting a DNA sequence. Vical Incorporated, Sterne Kesseler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, April 10, 2001: US06214804 (265 worldwide citation)

A method for delivering an isolated polynucleotide to the interior of a cell in a vertebrate, comprising the interstitial introduction of an isolated polynucleotide into a tissue of the vertebrate where the polynucleotide is taken up by the cells of the tissue and exerts a therapeutic effect on the ...



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