Scott E Jahns, Greg P Werness, Jon M Ocel, David Lipson, Donald N Jensen, David E Francischelli, James R Keogh: Suction stabilized epicardial ablation devices. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, May 6, 2003: US06558382 (392 worldwide citation)

A suction assisted ablation device having a support surface, suction elements disposed adjacent the support surface, at least one electrode and at least one suction conduit is provided. The device may further include fluid openings, which allow fluid to irrigate target tissue and aid in ablation. A ...

Masahiro Hayabuchi, Masaaki Nishida, Satoru Kasuya, Kenji Gotou, Toshihiko Aoki: Automatic transmission for a vehicle. Aisin AW, Oliff & Berridge, May 6, 2003: US06558287 (385 worldwide citation)

A multi-speed automatic transmission improves transmission efficiency by reducing drag loss due to high speed rotation of a freely rotating element of a planetary gear set. An automatic transmission for a vehicle includes: an input path T

Gary K Michelson: Interbody spinal fusion implants with multi-lock for locking opposed screws. Martin & Ferraro, May 6, 2003: US06558423 (362 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes an interbody spinal fusion implant having a leading end, a trailing end, and a length therebetween, and opposed upper and lower portions adapted to contact each of the adjacent vertebral bodies. Each of the upper and lower portions has at least one opening adapted to communicat ...

Barbara L Fox, Lester L Waters, Jeffrey F Spelman, Robert B Seidensticker, Matthew W Thomlinson: System and method for secure electronic commerce transaction. Visa International Service Association, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 6, 2003: US06560581 (343 worldwide citation)

An electronic commerce system facilitates secure electronic commerce transactions among multiple participants. Each electronic commerce transaction involves at least one commerce document defining the transaction and at least one commerce instrument defining a payment for the transaction. The electr ...

Sunit Lohtia, Wilfred Martin James, Boon Chong Hwang: System and method for providing subscriber-initiated information over the short message service (SMS) or a microbrowser. OpenWave Systems, Fulbright & Jaworski L, May 6, 2003: US06560456 (336 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a system and a method for providing information to a communication device in response to a request for such service received from the communication device. The request may be in the form of a digits request trigger or short message service (SMS) origination message th ...

Syed F A Hossainy, Li Chen: Method for etching a micropatterned microdepot prosthesis. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Cameron Kerrigan Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, May 6, 2003: US06558733 (318 worldwide citation)

An implantable prosthesis, for example a stent, is provided having one or more micropatterned microdepots formed in the stent. Depots are formed in the prosthesis via chemical etching and laser fabrication methods, including combinations thereof. They are formed at preselected locations on the body ...

Kester J Batchelor, Philip W Hales, Timothy O W Waterfield: Electrosurgical system. Gyrus Medical, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, May 6, 2003: US06558379 (310 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical generator to which the active and return electrodes (

Donald R Katz, Edwin J Lau, Timothy Mott, Scott A Brenneman, Benjamin Che Ming Jun, Samuel Hong Yen Pai: Digital information library and delivery system with logic for generating files targeting a playback device. Audible, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 6, 2003: US06560651 (304 worldwide citation)

A computer network based digital information library system employing authentication and encryption protocols for the secure transfer of digital information library programs to a client computer system and a mobile digital information playback device removably connectable to the client computer syst ...

Ow Chee Moon: Packaged microelectronic die assemblies and methods of manufacture. Micron Technology, Perkins Coie, May 6, 2003: US06560117 (275 worldwide citation)

Packaged microelectronic devices, interface substrates for packaging microelectronic devices, and methods of packaging single-die or stacked-die devices. One embodiment can include a die, an interface member having a die section attached to the die and an array section, and a casing encapsulating at ...

John S Thalgott: Modular anatomic fusion device. DePuy Acromed, Nutter McClennen & Fish, May 6, 2003: US06558424 (272 worldwide citation)

A modular fusion cage and tool for the insertion of the fusion cage is provided. The fusion cage includes a ramp member having superior and inferior bone contacting surfaces, and anterior and posterior sides. The ramp member is adapted to be positioned between adjacent vertebral bodies. The implant ...