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Bret Berner, Timothy C Dunn, Kathleen C Farinas, Michael D Garrison, Ronald T Kurnik, Matthew J Lesho, Russell O Potts, Janet A Tamada, Michael J Tierney: Device for signal processing for measurement of physiological analytes. Cygnus, Barbara G McClung, Gary R Fabian, July 22, 2003: US06595919 (651 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for continually or continuously measuring the concentration of target chemical analytes present in a biological system, and processing analyte-specific signals to obtain a measurement value that is closely correlated with the concentration of the target chemical analyte in the b ...


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Massi E Kiani, Robert A Smith, David R Tobler: Pulse oximetry sensor adapter. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 22, 2003: US06597933 (492 worldwide citation)

An adapter allows the interconnection of a sensor originating from one manufacturer to be coupled with conventionally incompatible monitors originating from other manufacturers to form a properly functioning pulse oximetry system. The adapter matches a sensor driver in a monitor to the current requi ...


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John M Stivoric, John L Moss, Christopher D Kasabach, Scott K Boehmke, Mark Zaremsky, Vanessa Sica: System for monitoring health, wellness and fitness having a method and apparatus for improved measurement of heat flow. BodyMedia, Barry I Friedman, Metz Lewis, July 22, 2003: US06595929 (427 worldwide citation)

Means and methods for measuring heat flux between a living body and an ambient atmosphere and for generating information related thereto. Means include a heat pipe configuration comprising at least one heat conduit in thermal communication with a heat flux sensor and a surface of a living body. Meth ...


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Guy C Wicker: Reduced contact area of sidewall conductor. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 22, 2003: US06597009 (380 worldwide citation)

A method including, in a dielectric material over a contact on a substrate, forming a trench to the contact; introducing an electrode material along the sidewalls of the trench; introducing a phase change material over material along a first sidewall; and modifying the electrode material along the s ...


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Wes Johnson, Tyler Lipschultz, Larry Wales, Robert Kieval: Tissue distraction device. SpineWave, Maginot Moore & Bowman, July 22, 2003: US06595998 (365 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for distracting, in a given direction, and supporting two tissue surfaces. A plurality of wafers are consecutively inserted between the two tissue surfaces to create a column of wafers. The column of wafers is oriented between the tissue surfaces so as to expand in the given ...


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George Cybulski, Larrimore Adams, Victor F Lanzo: Tension-adjustable mechanism for stethoscope earpieces. Andromed, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, July 22, 2003: US06595316 (356 worldwide citation)

A tension-adjusting mechanism for the elongated earpieces of a stethoscope comprises a neckpiece and, for each earpiece, a pivot mechanism portion between the proximal end of the earpiece and the neckpiece, a spring mechanism portion between the proximal end of the earpiece and the neckpiece, and a ...


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Benjamin D Pless, Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell: System and method for controlling epileptic seizures with spatially separated detection and stimulation electrodes. NeuroPace, July 22, 2003: US06597954 (330 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling epilepsy and other neurological disorders by providing electrical stimulation to a patient's brain in response to detected neurological conditions. An implantable device includes a stimulation subsystem coupled to a stimulation electrode to provide responsive ...


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Axel K Kloth: Rule based IP data processing. Infineon Technologies North America, Fish & Richardson P C, July 22, 2003: US06598034 (316 worldwide citation)

A apparatus and method that provides a routing engine for processing data packets based upon certain rules that are compiled and applied real-time via a just-in-time (JIT) compiler, a runtime compiler, or the like. The routing engine parses and analyzes an incoming IP flow. A set of rules are develo ...


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Kevin D Nelson, Andres A Romero Sanchez, George M Smith, Nadir Alikacem, Delia Radulescu, Paula Waggoner, Zhibing Hu: Drug releasing biodegradable fiber implant. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Jenkens & Gilchrist P C, July 22, 2003: US06596296 (307 worldwide citation)

The invention provides tissue engineering compositions and methods wherein three-dimensional matrices for growing cells are prepared for in vitro and in vivo use. The matrices comprise biodegradable polymer fibers capable of the controlled delivery of therapeutic agents. The spatial and temporal dis ...



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