Robert J Kopotic, Gene Mason: Elastic sock for positioning an optical probe. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 22, 2002: US06470199 (540 worldwide citation)

A positioner, such as an elastic sock, is fitted with an optical probe, preferably designed for pulse oximetry. The sock preferably substantially forms to the shape of a wearer's foot or hand. In addition, the sock preferably comprises at least one positioning portion. According to one embodime ...

Changsoon Kim, Paul E Burrows, Stephen R Forrest, Theodore Zhou: Method for patterning organic thin film devices using a die. The Trustees of Princeton University, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 22, 2002: US06468819 (524 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to patterning methods for organic devices, and more particularly to patterning methods using a die. A first layer of organic materials is deposited over a substrate, followed by a first electrode layer. A first patterned die having a raised portion is then pressed onto ...

David A Simon, Kurt R Smith, Kevin T Foley: Navigational guidance via computer-assisted fluoroscopic imaging. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 22, 2002: US06470207 (406 worldwide citation)

Digital x-ray images taken before a surgical procedure by a fluoroscopic C-arm imager are displayed by a computer and overlaid with graphical representations of instruments be used in the operating room. The graphical representations are updated in real-time to correspond to movement of the instrume ...

Martin Richard Wachter: Remote control of electronic devices. Openglobe, October 22, 2002: US06469633 (385 worldwide citation)

An apparatus controls electronic devices, via radio frequency (RF) transmitter and receiver for communication between the apparatus and a user, a central processing unit (CPU) executing software for handling the conversion of an RF signal from the user into a two dimensional location (an X, Y coordi ...

Philip C Evans, Frederic H Moll, Gary S Guthart, William C Nowlin, Rand P Pendleton, Christopher P Wilson, Andris D Ramans, David J Rosa, Volkmar Falk, Robert G Younge: Performing cardiac surgery without cardioplegia. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 22, 2002: US06468265 (378 worldwide citation)

A surgical system or assembly for performing cardiac surgery includes a surgical instrument; a servo-mechanical system engaged to the surgical instrument for operating the surgical instrument; and an attachment assembly for removing at least one degree of movement from a moving surgical cardiac work ...

Scott D Wampler, Trevor W V Speeg, David C Yates, Kendall L Dobler: RF bipolar mesentery takedown device including improved bipolar end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 22, 2002: US06468275 (377 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a bipolar electrosurgical instrument suitable for use in mesentery tissue and other suitable tissue structures, including vessels. A bipolar electrosurgical instrument according to the present invention includes an end effector which includes a tissue slot and el ...

Fang Cheng Chang, Yao Ting Wang, Yagyensh C Pati: Design rule checking system and method. Numerical Technologies, Mark A Haynes, Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld, October 22, 2002: US06470489 (354 worldwide citation)

A method for performing design rule checking on OPC corrected or otherwise corrected designs is described. This method comprises accessing a corrected design and generating a simulated image. The simulated image corresponds to a simulation of an image which would be printed on a wafer if the wafer w ...

Kenneth Tracton, Kosar Jaff, Walter Shands: Dynamic content customization in a clientserver environment. Intel Corporation, Steven D Yates, October 22, 2002: US06470378 (330 worldwide citation)

The invention provides for servicing a client. A request is received from a client having certain capabilities. This request is automatically satisfied in a manner tailored to the capabilities of the client.

Seung hwan Lee, Yeong kwan Kim, Dong chan Kim, Young wook Park: Methods of forming thin films by atomic layer deposition. Samsung Electronics, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, October 22, 2002: US06468924 (307 worldwide citation)

Methods of forming thin films include forming a first layer comprising a first element that is chemisorbed to a surface of a substrate, by exposing the surface to a first source gas having molecules therein that comprise the first element and a halogen. A step is then performed to expose the first l ...

Kurt Amplatz, Michael Afremov: Retrievable self expanding shunt. AGA Medical Corporation, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, October 22, 2002: US06468303 (294 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated method for shunting selected organs and vessels, wherein the medical device is shaped from a shape memory metal fabric. The device may be used, for example, to non-surgically create a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. The device is preferably ...