Ammar Al Ali, Mohamed K Diab, Massi E Kiani, Robert James Kopotic, David Tobler: Stereo pulse oximeter. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 25, 2001: US06334065 (641 worldwide citation)

An improved pulse oximeter provides for simultaneous, noninvasive oxygen status and photoplethysmograph measurements at both single and multiple sites. In particular, this multiple-site, multiple-parameter pulse oximeter, or “stereo pulse oximeter” simultaneously measures both arterial and venous ox ...

Todd J Mortier, Cyril J Schweich Jr: Valve to myocardium tension members device and method. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, December 25, 2001: US06332893 (459 worldwide citation)

A device for heart valve repair including at least one tension member having a first end and second end. A basal anchor is disposed at the first end of the tension member and a secondary anchor at the second end. The method includes the steps of anchoring the basal anchor proximate a heart valve and ...

Murty N Vyakarnam, Mark C Zimmerman, Angelo George Scopelianos, Mark B Roller, David V Gorky: Porous tissue scaffoldings for the repair of regeneration of tissue. Ethicon, December 25, 2001: US06333029 (406 worldwide citation)

The present patent describes a three-dimensional inter-connected open cell porous foams that have a gradient in composition and/or microstructure through one or more directions. These foams can be made from a blend of absorbable and biocompatible polymers that are formed into foams having a composit ...

Joseph J Mazzilli: 360 ° automobile video camera system. December 25, 2001: US06333759 (395 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a video camera system which has a 360° range for video recording inside and outside of an automotive vehicle.

Colin Donald Smith, Brian Finlay Beaton: Integrated message center. Nortel Networks, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, December 25, 2001: US06333973 (351 worldwide citation)

An integrated message center operates on telecommunications equipment, having a display and a processor, to consolidate messages of different types for viewing and manipulation by a user. The telecommunications equipment receives notification messages corresponding to pending messages of different t ...

Joanne S Walter, David K Schrader: System and method for analyzing customer transactions and interactions. NCR Corporation, Needle & Rosenberg P C, December 25, 2001: US06334110 (337 worldwide citation)

A system and method is provided for analyzing customer behavior based on the time when those behaviors occur. This invention captures information about customer transactions and interactions over time, classifies customers into one or more clusters based on their time-based interactions and transact ...

Joel S Douglas, Jeffrey N Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Henry M Grage, Michael S Sanchez: Blood and interstitial fluid sampling device. Amira Medical, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, December 25, 2001: US06332871 (335 worldwide citation)

A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle, drive mechanism, kneading or vibration mechanism, optional suction system, and sample ejection mec ...

Kevin J Surace, George M White, Byron B Reeves, Clifford I Nass, Mark D Campbell, Roy D Albert, James P Giangola: Voice user interface with personality. General Magic, Stephen A Terrile, Shireen Irani Bacon, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, December 25, 2001: US06334103 (271 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a voice user interface with personality. In one embodiment, a method includes executing a voice user interface, and controlling the voice user interface to provide the voice user interface with a personality. The method includes selecting a prompt based on various cont ...

Gregory C Stalcup, Antony J Lozier: Polymer filled spinal fusion cage. Zimmer, Todd A Dawson, December 25, 2001: US06332894 (266 worldwide citation)

An orthopaedic implant for implanting between adjacent vertebrae and a spine, includes a generally annular bag; and a hardened polymer with the bag. The method of fusing adjacent vertebrae in a spine includes the steps of forming an access hole in an annulus of a disc between the adjacent vertebrae; ...

David C LaPier, David R Oran, Clay H Neighbors, Khaled A Gouda, Andrew Adamian: Method and apparatus for interconnecting a circuit-switched telephony network and a packet-switched data network, and applications thereof. Cisco Technology, Christopher J Palermo, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, December 25, 2001: US06333931 (264 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for interconnecting a circuit-switched telephone network and a packet-switched data network for communication among them. A signaling trunk of a circuit-switched telephone network is coupled to a signaling access server that is also coupled to a signaling, manage ...