Stephen W Boyd: Methods and devices for removing material from a vascular site. Fox Hollow Technologies, Jens E Hoekendijk, Hoekendijk & Lynch, October 7, 2003: US06629953 (155 worldwide citation)

An expandable cage is expanded within a narrowed region of a blood vessel. The expandable cage has openings therein so that plaque protrudes through the openings when the cage is expanded. A material removing element passes within the cage to remove the plaque extending into the openings. The openin ...

Frank Jeroen Pieter Schuurmans: Method and apparatus for sensing the color point of an RGB LED white luminary using photodiodes. Lümileds USA, October 7, 2003: US06630801 (154 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for controlling an RBG based LED luminary which measures the output signals of filtered photodiodes and unfiltered photodiodes and correlates these values to chromaticity coordinates for each of the red, green and blue LEDs of the luminary. Forward currents driving the LED lumin ...

Chih I Lin: Intervertebral retrieval device. Bacon & Thomas, October 7, 2003: US06629998 (153 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral retrieval device comprising a filling body and one or more bone nails. The filling body is provided in one side thereof with one or more slanted holes to an upper contact surface and/or a lower contact surface of the filing body. The bone nails are inserted into the one or more sla ...

James D Logan: Rules based methods and apparatus. Charles G Call, October 7, 2003: US06631271 (151 worldwide citation)

A rules-based system for monitoring the movement and relative location of a plurality of electronic devices and performing specified actions, such as issuing notification messages and actuating alarms, when the conditions specified in tone or more rules are satisfied. The rules are accepted from a u ...

Tom Van Horn, Niklas Gustafsson, Dale Woodford: Demand aggregation through online buying groups. Vulcan Portals, Fenwick & West, October 7, 2003: US06631356 (151 worldwide citation)

An online buying group (referred to herein as a “co-op”) is formed for the specific purpose of purchasing a particular product at (

Kevin A Mansmann: Meniscus-type implant with hydrogel surface reinforced by three-dimensional mesh. Patrick D Kelly, October 7, 2003: US06629997 (150 worldwide citation)

A device for surgical implantation to replace damaged tissue in a joint (such as a meniscus in a knee) is created from a hydrogel that is reinforced by a three-dimensional flexible fibrous mesh. In a meniscal implant, the mesh is exposed at one or more locations around the periphery, to provide anch ...

Hal Hjallmar Ottesen, Gordon James Smith: Method and apparatus for limiting soft error recovery in a disk drive data storage device. International Business Machines Corporation, Roy W Truelson, October 7, 2003: US06631493 (148 worldwide citation)

A disk drive has on-board soft error recovery procedures for recovering data following a soft error, and the capability to selectively disable or limit this feature. Preferably, a set of data storage devices are used to store heterogeneous data, i.e., to store some alphanumeric data, and some multim ...

John E Jenne, Sompong P Olarig: Method and apparatus for scheduling memory calibrations based on transactions. Hewlett Packard Development Company, October 7, 2003: US06631440 (147 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes a memory controller that controls and formats transactions with a high speed memory. The memory controller includes a read queue, a write queue, and various other queues in which memory transactions may be stored pending execution. The memory controller periodically execut ...

George Lange Paul, Rory Albert James Pynenburg, Peter John Mahon, Anthony Michael Vassallo, Philip Andrew Jones, Sarkis Keshishian, Anthony Gaetano Pandolfo: Charge storage device. Energy Storage Systems, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 7, 2003: US06631072 (146 worldwide citation)

A charge storage device comprising: a first electrode; a second electrode being opposed to and spaced apart from the first electrode; a porous separator disposed between the electrodes; a sealed package for containing the electrodes, the separator and an electrolyte in which the electrodes are immer ...

Douglas LeCrone, Bruce A Pocock: Host system for mass storage business continuance volumes. EMC Corporation, Penelope S Wilson, John M Gunther, October 7, 2003: US06631477 (145 worldwide citation)

A mass storage business continuance time maker function host system that allows one or more MVS mainframe hosts to have the time to: establish business continuation volumes to mirror the standard mass storage volumes; synchronize business continuation volumes with the standard volumes so that their ...