Bendik Kleveland, Roy E Scheuerlein, N Johan Knall, Mark G Johnson, Thomas H Lee: Three-dimensional memory array incorporating serial chain diode stack. Matrix Semiconductor, Zagorin O&apos Brien & Graham L, October 7, 2003: US06631085 (143 worldwide citation)

A three-dimensional memory array includes a plurality of rail-stacks on each of several levels forming alternating levels of X-lines and Y-lines for the array. Memory cells are formed at the intersection of each X-line and Y-line. The memory cells of each memory plane are all oriented in the same di ...

Joel S Douglas: Micro infusion drug delivery device. Sterling Medivations, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, October 7, 2003: US06629949 (142 worldwide citation)

An infusion pump for use with standard pre-filled medication container and a drug delivery device for percutaneously administering a drug. The delivery device having a plurality of projections and a drug reservoir. The projections extend from the reservoir and are adapted for penetrating the stratum ...

Eugene M Wolf: Tapered bioabsorbable interference screw and method for endosteal fixation of ligaments. Arthrex, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, October 7, 2003: US06629977 (141 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable interference screw having a tapered profile which extends along substantially the entire length of the screw. The tapered profile makes the screw easy to insert while providing superior fixation resulting from a progressively increasing diameter. Upon insertion, the screw engages cor ...

Joseph E Geusic: Low temperature silicon wafer bond process with bulk material bond strength. Micron Technology, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 7, 2003: US06630713 (141 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a method for bonding one semiconductor surface to a second semiconductor surface. The method includes providing a first article that has a semiconductor surface and a second article that has a semiconductor surface. The semiconductor surfaces are annealed with an energ ...

Shin ichi Akoh: Method of magnetic head manufacture. Read Rite SMI, Burgess & Bereznak, October 7, 2003: US06629357 (139 worldwide citation)

A magnetic head manufacturing method. In one embodiment, a wafer including magnetic head devices formed on the surface thereof are cut out into individual sliders. Photoresist is applied on the air bearing surfaces of the sliders and is then baked. The surface tension causes the photoresist at the p ...

Beth Anne Guck, Adrianus P Donders: Multilayer ceramic electrodes for sensing cardiac depolarization signals. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Elisabeth L Belden, October 7, 2003: US06631290 (138 worldwide citation)

An implantable pacemaker is provided with cardiac depolarization sensing electrodes welded into the case along a peripheral edge surface thereof. The electrodes are coupled to signal processing circuitry within the case to provide leadless acquisition of electrocardiographic data for telemetry to a ...

Cyril J Schweich Jr, Todd J Mortier, Robert M Vidlund, Peter T Keith, Thomas M Paulson: Heart wall tension reduction apparatus and method. Myocor, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, October 7, 2003: US06629921 (137 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treatment of a failing heart by reducing the wall tension therein. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tension member for drawing at least two walls of a heart chamber toward each other. Methods for placing the apparatus on the heart are also provided.

Florian G Bell, Donna K Barton, Jesse S Laird, Christopher T Jones: Digital sensor for miniature medical thermometer, and body temperature monitor. Mini Mitter Company, John Smith Hill, Smith Hill and Bedell, October 7, 2003: US06629776 (135 worldwide citation)

A thermometer is disclosed that utilizes a thermistor as a temperature sensor, to control the period and duty cycle of a multivibrator circuit. A second circuit, controlled by a microcontroller, measures both the charge and discharge times of the oscillation. From the ratio of these parameters, a pr ...

Carol Y Devine, Tammy E Dollar, Wayne J Munguia, Edward Schwarz: Integrated proxy interface for web based report requester tool set. WorldCom, October 7, 2003: US06631402 (135 worldwide citation)

A Web/Internet based reporting system provides a common GUI enabling the requesting, customizing, scheduling and viewing of various types of reports generated by different server applications and/or application platforms. The reporting system includes a report manager, report scheduler and report re ...

Louis A Serafin Jr: Modular joint. Christopher John Rudy, Andrew Joseph Rudy, October 7, 2003: US06629999 (133 worldwide citation)

Basic implantable joint is adapted such that addable component(s) thereto can be added to the basic joint without removal of the joint from the site to which it can be initially implanted to provide a modular joint. Other modular features to a basic implantable joint are provided as well. The modula ...