Hitoshi Hatano: Liquid immersion lens system and optical apparatus using the same. Olympus Optical, Pillsbury Winthrop, May 6, 2003: US06560032 (266 worldwide citation)

A low magnification liquid immersion objective lens system uses an immersion liquid having a refractive index for the d-line within a range defined by a condition (1) shown below, and has a magnification &bgr; and a working distance WDL which satisfy the following conditions (2) and (3):

Charles A Eldering: Advertisement selection system supporting discretionary target market characteristics. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder, May 6, 2003: US06560578 (258 worldwide citation)

An advertisement selection system is presented in which vectors describing an actual or hypothetical market for a product or desired viewing audience can be determined. An ad characterization vector is transmitted along with a consumer ID. The consumer ID is used to retrieve a consumer characterizat ...

Michael E McClurken, Robert Luzzi: Fluid-assisted medical device. TissueLink Medical, Merchant & Gould P C, May 6, 2003: US06558385 (256 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a medical device that includes a housing, a tubular member extending from the distal end of the housing, a first arm extending from the distal end of the tubular member, the first arm including a first electrode, a second arm extending from the distal end of the tubular member ...

Thomas J Errico, James D Ralph, Joseph P Errico: Porous interbody fusion device having integrated polyaxial locking interference screws. Fastemetix, Joseph P Errico Esq, Timothy J Bortree Esq, May 6, 2003: US06558387 (253 worldwide citation)

A porous metal intervertebral spacer having at least one angled through hole extending from the side of the implant to a surface which interfaces with a vertebral body end plate such that an interference screw may be driven through the implant and into the bone, thereby securing the implant from und ...

Nimrod Megiddo: System and methodology for video conferencing and internet chatting in a cocktail party style. International Business Machines Corporation, March D McSwain, Amin Eschwiler & Turocy, May 6, 2003: US06559863 (250 worldwide citation)

A system and method is provided that allows participants in an electronic conference room to move to any spatial location in the electronic conference room by simply clicking and dragging, using a computer mouse, a graphical image representing the participant to any location in the electronic confer ...

Yehoshua Yeshurun: Systems and methods for the transport of fluids through a biological barrier and production techniques for such systems. Nanopass, Mark M Friedman, May 6, 2003: US06558361 (245 worldwide citation)

A device for the transport of fluids through a biological barrier includes a number of microneedles projecting from the front face of a substrate. A conduit is associated with each of the microneedles to provide a fluid flow path for transport of fluid through a hole in the biological barrier formed ...

Barry M Fell, Richard H Hallock: Surgically implantable knee prosthesis. Brooks & Kushman P C, May 6, 2003: US06558421 (232 worldwide citation)

A self-centering meniscal prosthesis device suitable for minimally invasive, surgical implantation into the cavity between a femoral condyle and the corresponding tibial plateau is composed of a hard, high modulus material shaped such that the contour of the device and the natural articulation of th ...

Todd M Chelak, Jonathan B Gabel, Robert E West, Michael A Di Biasi, Amir Ali Sharifi Mehr, William J Allen, Alan Bachman, Scott W Reed, Ray Adams: Lancer. Becton Dickinson and Company, Alan W Fiedler, May 6, 2003: US06558402 (228 worldwide citation)

A lancer device that enables a user to draw blood from a patient and discard the used lancet without touching it. The device also has an adjustable tip for selecting the depth of stylet penetration into the patient and a triggering mechanism that utilizes a yoke latch and a leaf spring to discharge ...

Chien Ping Huang: Semiconductor package having heat sink at the outer surface. Siliconware Precision, J C Patents, May 6, 2003: US06559525 (220 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor package having heat sink at the outer surface is constructed on a lead frame. The package comprises a chip, a die pad, a plurality of leads, a plurality of bonding wires, and a molding compound. The die pad has a first surface and a second surface, and the chip has its active surface ...

Noah Dan, Albert C Brown: System for web content management based on server-side application. 3565 Acquisition Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 6, 2003: US06560639 (219 worldwide citation)

A web management system including a database having a directory structure associating each web page of a web site with attributes thereof. The web site management system may include a web server for displaying each web page, and a server-side front end daemon communicatable with the web server and t ...