Charles Mao
Xiaoping Charles Mao: Method of avoiding excessive polarization mode dispersion in an optical communications link. WorldCom, May 28, 2002: US06396606 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for managing state-of-polarization (SOP) controllers along an optical communications link. When the polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) in the link exceeds a preset limit as determined by a PMD compensator, the SOP controller is directed to change rotation angle in an arbitrary ...

Mohamed Kheir Diab, Massi E Kiani, Charles Robert Ragsdale, James M Lepper Jr: Manual and automatic probe calibration. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 28, 2002: US06397091 (560 worldwide citation)

The method and apparatus of the present invention provides a system wherein light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be tuned within a given range by selecting their operating drive current in order to obtain a precise wavelength. The present invention further provides a manner in which to calibrate and uti ...

Daniel Castro, Steven Wu, Kevin L Woolbright, Kurt W Scheinpflug, Syed F A Hossainy, Li Chen: Apparatus and method for depositing a coating onto a surface of a prosthesis. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, May 28, 2002: US06395326 (534 worldwide citation)

A patterned coating on a prosthesis, for example a stent, and a method for forming the coating are disclosed. Additionally, an apparatus for forming the patterned coating is disclosed.

Brent J Bos, Kenneth Schofield: Vehicle imaging system with stereo imaging. Donnelly Corporation, VanDyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, May 28, 2002: US06396397 (491 worldwide citation)

A vehicular stereoscopic imaging system provides a calculation of a distance between one or more sensors on a vehicle and a light source or object in a target scene remote from the vehicle. The imaging system may be useful in a headlamp dimmer control system, such that the headlamps, are modulated b ...

Paulina Glavich, Anthony J Baerlocher: Gaming device having different sets of primary and secondary reel symbols. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, May 28, 2002: US06394902 (440 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes an apparatus and method for a gaming device having a bonus game that provides a player with a primary set of reel symbols having a primary probability of winning and a secondary set of reel symbols having a secondary probability of winning, where the secondary probabil ...

Scott D Lincke, Ronald Marianetti II, Jeffrey C Hawkins: Method, system and apparatus for packet minimized communications. Palm, Van Mahamedi, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, May 28, 2002: US06397259 (385 worldwide citation)

A wireless communications system, apparatus and methods provide packet minimized communications between a wireless client and a proxy server. The methods use novel data compression techniques to enable wireless communications devices to complete transactions by exchanging a minimum number of data pa ...

Scott W Devine, Edouard Bugnion, Mendel Rosenblum: Virtualization system including a virtual machine monitor for a computer with a segmented architecture. VMWare, Jeffrey Slusher, May 28, 2002: US06397242 (351 worldwide citation)

In a computer that has hardware processor, and a memory, the invention provides a virtual machine monitor (VMM) and a virtual machine (VM) that has at least one virtual processor and is operatively connected to the VMM for running a sequence of VM instructions, which are either directly executable o ...

Fabien Gauchet: Intervertebral disc prosthesis with liquid chamber. DIMSO, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, May 28, 2002: US06395032 (287 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral disc prosthesis includes two opposing plates and a flexible seal extending between the two plates for forming a closed chamber therebetween. The disc prosthesis also includes a liquid provided in the chamber and a body disposed in the liquid and the chamber, the body having a plura ...

Mohit Bhatnagar, Eric Major: Apparatus and method for fixation of osteoporotic bone. American Osteomedix, Perry E Van Over Esq, Patton Boggs, May 28, 2002: US06395007 (277 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus and method of use in osteoplasty and other methods of injecting materials into a subject for medical purposes. The present invention particularly relates to the surgical treatment of traumatic, pathogenic, or osteoporotic bone conditions of the human and other animal body system ...

Loubert Suddaby: Intervertebral disc prosthesis. Shoemaker and Mattare, May 28, 2002: US06395034 (265 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral disc is replaced with a construct including an expandable stent having convex heads and a hardenable material, such as a resin, which is injected into the intervertebral space around the stent and allowed to harden in situ.

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