Glenn T Edens, Donald Robert Hoover, Roger Charles Meike, Timothy Andrew Ryan: Synchronous network for digital media streams. Centillium Communications, Fenwick & West, August 26, 2003: US06611537 (800 worldwide citation)

A network adapter for a synchronous logical ring network operates on existing physical twisted-pair telephone topologies. Information propagates around the logical ring, reaching every device on each revolution around the network. Network devices are full-duplex, transmitting and receiving informati ...

Mark A Reiley: Facet arthroplasty devices and methods. Archus Orthopedics, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, August 26, 2003: US06610091 (474 worldwide citation)

Devices and surgical methods treat various types of adult spinal pathologies, such as degenerative spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, degenerative lumbar scoliosis, and kypho-scoliosis. Various types of spinal joint replacement prostheses, surgical procedures for performing spinal joint replacement ...

John R Coffee, Richard W Rudow, Robert F Allen, Mark Billings, David A Dye, Mark L Kirchner, Robert W Lewis, Kevin M Marvin, Robert D Sleeper, William A Tekniepe: Vehicle tracking, communication and fleet management system. Trimble Navigation, Blank Rome, August 26, 2003: US06611755 (440 worldwide citation)

A vehicle fleet management information system identifies location and direction of movement of each vehicle in a fleet in real-time, and automatically reports such information, as well as status of predetermined events in which the vehicle is engaged, directly to the fleet manager. Each fleet vehicl ...

James R Mault: System and method for remote pregnancy monitoring. Healthetech, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski P C, August 26, 2003: US06610012 (403 worldwide citation)

A system and method for remote pregnancy monitoring of a pregnant woman is provided. The system includes an ultrasound transducer positioned on a pregnant woman having a processor, a transmitter and a receiver, and a personal digital assistant operatively connected to the ultrasound transducer via a ...

Kevin J Tracey: Inhibition of inflammatory cytokine production by cholinergic agonists and vagus nerve stimulation. North Shore Long Island Jewish Research Institute, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, August 26, 2003: US06610713 (386 worldwide citation)

A method of inhibiting the release of a proinflammatory cytokine in a cell is disclosed. The method comprises treating the cell with a cholinergic agonist. The method is useful in patients at risk for, or suffering from, a condition mediated by an inflammatory cytokine cascade, for example endotoxic ...

Larkin Hill Lowrey, Matthew J Banet, Bruce Lightner, Diego Borrego, Chuck Myers, Wade Williams: Internet-based vehicle-diagnostic system. NetworkCar, Hale and Dorr, August 26, 2003: US06611740 (385 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a system for monitoring a vehicle that includes a wireless appliance in electrical contact with an in-vehicle computer. The wireless appliance features: 1) a data-collection component that supports communication software that collects diagnostic data from the computer; and 2) ...

Kenneth Schofield, Mark L Larson, Keith J Vadas: Vehicle camera display system. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, August 26, 2003: US06611202 (371 worldwide citation)

A vision system for a vehicle is provided that comprises a vehicle equipped with an image capture device. The image capture device captures an image external of the vehicle. A display screen viewable by an occupant of the vehicle is also provided and a control electronically generates indicia that a ...

David W Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Ralph C Wolf, Shawn P Day: Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition. Synaptics, Sierra Patent Group, August 26, 2003: US06610936 (368 worldwide citation)

Methods for recognizing gestures made by a conductive object on a touch-sensor pad and for cursor motion are disclosed. Tapping, drags, pushes, extended drags and variable drags gestures are recognized by analyzing the position, pressure, and movement of the conductive object on the sensor pad durin ...

David Hancock, William Stephen Tremulis, Saypin Phonthalasa, Olin Palmer, Larry Voss, Gary A Walker: Expandable emboli filter and thrombectomy device. Endovascular Technologies, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, August 26, 2003: US06610077 (361 worldwide citation)

Expandable emboli filter and thrombectomy devices adapted for use with microcatheters to remove debris from blood vessels. The devices embody expanded profiles that span the entirety of various sized target vessels and thus are particularly effective in the engagement of debris found in vessels.