David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Noel Heiks, Dan Steinberg: Inductive magnetic recording head having inclined magnetic read/write pole and method of making same. Shipley Company L L C, Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels, December 31, 2002: US06501619 (31 worldwide citation)

A thin film magnetic read/write head which has a return pole and a read/write pole adjacent to the return pole. The return pole has a vertical sidewall which has a predetermined height and is perpendicular to a substrate. An insulating layer is disposed on the sidewall between the return pole and re ...



Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical systems and techniques for sealing tissue. December 31, 2002: US06500176 (701 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical medical device and technique for creating thermal welds in the transected margin of engaged tissue. The working end of the invention carries a bi-polar electrode arrangement that provides a novel type of Rf current flow for tissue welding described as an subfascial-to-fascial (or ...

Mohamed Kheir Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany: Signal processing apparatus and method. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 31, 2002: US06501975 (612 worldwide citation)

A signal processor which acquires a first signal, including a first desired signal portion and a first undesired signal portion, and a second signal, including a second desired signal portion and a second undesired signal portion, wherein the first and second desired signal portions are correlated. ...

Guillermo Tearney, Stephen A Boppart, Brett E Bouma, Mark Brezinski, Eric A Swanson, James G Fujimoto: Fiber optic imaging endoscope interferometer with at least one faraday rotator. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, December 31, 2002: US06501551 (425 worldwide citation)

An imaging system for performing optical coherence tomography includes an optical radiation source; a reference optical reflector; a first optical path leading to the reference optical reflector; and a second optical path coupled to an endoscopic unit. The endoscopic unit preferably includes an elon ...

Tyler Lowrey: Three-dimensional (3D) programmable device. Intel Corporation, Anthony M Martinez, December 31, 2002: US06501111 (413 worldwide citation)

A three-dimensional (3D) memory device having polysilicon diode isolation elements for chalcogenide memory cells and method for fabricating the same are described. The memory device includes a plurality of stacked memory cells to form a three-dimensional (3D) memory array. The memory device also inc ...

Richard E Perego, Stefanos Sidiropoulos, Ely Tsern: Memory system including a point-to-point linked memory subsystem. Rambus, Jose G Moniz, December 31, 2002: US06502161 (383 worldwide citation)

A memory system architecture/interconnect topology that includes at least one point-to-point link between a master, and at least one memory subsystem. The memory subsystem includes a buffer device coupled to a plurality of memory devices. The memory system may be upgraded through dedicated point-to- ...

Machio Yamagishi, Akira Yumoto: Active matrix type display apparatus and drive circuit thereof. Sony Corporation, Ronald P Kananen, Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC, December 31, 2002: US06501466 (368 worldwide citation)

Each of picture elements comprises an input transistor for accepting a signal current from a data line when a scanning line is selected, a conversion transistor for converting the signal current into a voltage and for holding thus converted voltage, and a drive transistor for driving a light emittin ...

James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, T Wade Fallin, Henry A Klyce: Spine distraction implant and method. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, December 31, 2002: US06500178 (334 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.