James Walden Voegele, David C Brown, Paul Lawrence Erickson: Biopsy instrument with breakable sample segments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, May 15, 2001: US06231522 (169 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy instrument for the extraction of at least one tissue sample from a body is disclosed having a piercing needle for penetrating the body. The piercing needle has a distal piercing tip and an open proximal end and a passageway extending therebetween. The piercing needle has at least o ...

Yingjian Chen, Zhupei Shi, Syed Hossain: Thin film write head with improved laminated flux carrying structure and method of fabrication. Read Rite Corporation, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, May 15, 2001: US06233116 (168 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a thin film write head having an improved laminated flux carrying structure and method of fabrication. The preferred embodiment provides laminated layers of: high moment magnetic material, and easily aligned high resistivity magnetic material. In the preferred embodime ...

James E Curry, Robert D Farris: Secure LAN/internet telephony. Bell Atlantic Network Services, McDermott Will & Emery, May 15, 2001: US06233234 (161 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing telephony communication through a packet switched data network such as the Internet and an organization having telephone and computer terminals connected to a local area network. Selectable security is provided for the telephony applications through the use of an ac ...

Jean Claude Baumer, Jean Claude Giacalone, Hans Martin Hilbig: Navigational system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, William B Kempler, Frederick J Telecky Jr, May 15, 2001: US06232917 (156 worldwide citation)

The navigational system, device and method of the present invention provide navigational information to the user derived from data signals received from a plurality of transmitters (

Mark E Deem, Timothy W Malisch: Apparatus and methods for selectively stenting a portion of a vessel wall. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, May 15, 2001: US06231597 (155 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for treating vascular abnormalities in highly tortuous vessels are provided comprising a stent having at least one end region that engages a first portion of a circumference of a vessel in a region adjacent to an abnormality to anchor the stent, and a mid-region that engages a ...

William E Datig: Universal machine translator of arbitrary languages utilizing epistemic moments. McDermott Will & Emery, May 15, 2001: US06233545 (155 worldwide citation)

A universal machine translator of arbitrary languages enables the semantic, or meaningful, translation of arbitrary languages with zero loss of meaning of the source language in the target language translation, which loss is typical in prior art human and machine translations. The universal machine ...

Kazuhide Kubota, Kazuaki Watanabe, Kiyohiko Takemoto, Toshiyuki Miyabayashi: Ink jet recording ink. Seiko Epson Corporation, Ladas & Parry, May 15, 2001: US06232370 (154 worldwide citation)

A pigment-based ink composition for ink jet recording is provided which can offer prints having excellent scratch resistance and free from uneven printing. Ink jet recording is carried out using an ink composition comprising a pigment and an inorganic oxide colloid in combination. Further, the use o ...

Robin Bek, David Wills, Franklin R Koenig: Dual processor architecture for electro generator. Somnus Medical Technologies, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 15, 2001: US06231569 (153 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides for an electro-surgical instrument with a rich graphical user interface (GUI) capability and a verifiable hardware and software platform meeting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements. The rich GUI makes for a device which is more easily operated than prior ar ...

Brian P Johnson, Dave Freker: Using FET switches for large memory arrays. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 15, 2001: US06233650 (153 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for interfacing a memory array to a memory controller using a field-effect transistor (FET) switch. The memory controller has a bus which comprises a plurality of signal lines. The memory array is coupled to the memory controller. The memory arr ...

John W Harrell, Valdimir Dubinsky, James V Leggett III: Closed loop drilling system. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Madan Mossman & Sriram P C, May 15, 2001: US06233524 (151 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a closed-loop drilling system for drilling oilfield boreholes. The system includes a drilling assembly with a drill bit, a plurality of sensors for providing signals relating to parameters relating to the drilling assembly, borehole, and formations around the drilling ...