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Zhou Guojun: Language independent voice-based search system. Intel Corporation, Zhou Guojun, MALLIE Michael J, April 18, 2002: WO/2002/031814 (39 worldwide citation)

A language independent, voice based user interface method includes receiving voice input data spoken by a user, identifying a language spoken by the user from the voice input data, converting the voice input data into a first text in the identified language by recognizing the user's speech in the vo ...


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Browning James: Gyne Ideas, Gyne Ideas, GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON, April 18, 2002: CA2427882 (8 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a surgical implant and method for supporting the urethra (118), the implant comprising: a suburethral support (10) suspended between two soft tissue anchors (30) that do not penetrate the lower abdominal wall and are attached at either side of the suburethral support ( ...


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Gish Kurt C, Mack David H, Wilson Keith E, Afar Daniel, Hevezi Peter: Methods of diagnosis of prostate cancer, compositions and methods of screening for modulators of prostate cancer. Eos Biotechnology, BASTIAN Kevin L, April 18, 2002: WO/2002/030268 (6 worldwide citation)

Described herein are genes whose expression are up-regulated or down-regulated in prostate cancer. Also described are such genes whose expression is further up-regulated or down-regulated in drug-resistant prostate cancer cells. Related methods and compositions that can be used for diagnosis and tre ...


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Andris D Ramans, David J Rosa, Volkmar Falk: Stabilizer for robotic beating-heart surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend And Townsend And Crew, April 18, 2002: US20020045888-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

Surgical methods and devices allow closed-chest surgery to be performed on a heart of a patient while the heart is beating. A region of the heart is stabilized by engaging a surface of the heart with a stabilizer without having to stop the heart. Motion of the target tissues is inhibited sufficientl ...


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Zvi Or Bach, Ze aposev Wurman, Richard Zeman, Laurance Cooke: Customizable and programmable cell array. Venable Baetjer Howard And Civiletti, April 18, 2002: US20020043988-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

This invention discloses a customizable logic array including an array of programmable cells having a multiplicity of inputs and a multiplicity of outputs; and customized interconnections providing permanent direct interconnections among at least a plurality of the multiplicity of inputs and at leas ...


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Vidlund Robert M, Simmon Marc A, Mortier Todd J, Schweich Cyril J Jr, Keith Peter T, Schroeder Richard F: Endovascular splinting devices. Myocor, Vidlund Robert M, Simmon Marc A, Mortier Todd J, Schweich Cyril J Jr, Keith Peter T, Schroeder Richard F, GARRETT Arthur S, April 18, 2002: WO/2002/030335 (5 worldwide citation)

A method for placing a splint assembly transverse a heart chamber includes providing an elongate member having a first end and a second end and a deployable heart-engaging assembly connected to at least the first end. The method includes advancing the elongate member through vasculature structure an ...


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Gvily Yaniv: Adding data to text pages by an intermediary proxy. Sap Portals Israel, Gvily Yaniv, ALBERT Philip H, April 18, 2002: WO/2002/031628 (4 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to providing embedded data into a text page by means of a proxy (202). The proxy analyzes the unstructured data of a text page (250), understands the meaning behind the data, associates data (204) with some of the unstructured data and stores this meta-data back into the origin ...


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Yasutaka Ito: Ceramic heater. Oliff & Berridge, April 18, 2002: US20020043527-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

To provide a ceramic heater capable of reducing temperature uniformity at the periphery of through holes such as insertion holes and vacuum suction holes, thereby protecting the wafer against thermal shocks and having improved controllability for temperature control parts such as thermocouples and t ...


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Geoffrey Alan Ozin, San Ming Yang, Hernan Miguez: Method of self-assembly and optical applications of crystalline colloidal patterns on substrates. Dowell & Dowell PC, Ralph A Dowell, April 18, 2002: US20020045030-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

This invention describes methods of synthesis and applications of planarized photonic crystals. Provided are simple, quick, reproducible and inexpensive methods that combine self-assembly and lithography to achieve the first examples of vectorial control of thickness, structure, area, topology, orie ...