Keith Everett
Keith Everett: Led array for illuminating cell well plates and automated rack system for handling the same. Biolex, Alston & Bird, January 20, 2004: US06680200 (10 worldwide citation)

An assembly for promoting the growth of plant tissues that includes a plurality of plates each defining an array of wells wherein each of the wells contains a tissue sample. Support for the plates is provided by a rack having a plurality of vertically stacked shelves that may include one or more reg ...

Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate
Deodatta Vinayak Shenai Khatkhate, Ronald L DiCarlo Jr: Organoindium compounds. Shipley Company L L C, S Matthew Cairns, January 20, 2004: US06680397 (4 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are trialkylindium compounds containing two bulky alkyl groups that are liquids or easily liquefiable solids and have sufficient vapor pressure for use in vapor deposition processes, as well as methods of depositing indium containing films using such compounds.

Charles Mao
Xiaoping Charles Mao: Method of avoiding excessive polarization mode dispersion in an optical communications link. WorldCom, January 20, 2004: US06681081 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for managing state-of-polarization (SOP) controllers along an optical communications link. When the polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) in the link exceeds a preset limit as determined by a PMD compensator, the SOP controller is directed to change rotation angle in an arbitrary ...

Mark W Miles: Interferometric modulation of radiation. Iridigm Display Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 20, 2004: US06680792 (669 worldwide citation)

An Interferometric Modulator (IMod) is a microelectromechanical device for modulating light using interference. The colors of these devices may be determined in a spatial fashion, and their inherent color shift may be compensated for using several optical compensation mechanisms. Brightness, address ...

Charles J Cohen, Glenn Beach, Brook Cavell, Gene Foulk, Charles J Jacobus, Jay Obermark, George Paul: Gesture-controlled interfaces for self-service machines and other applications. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, January 20, 2004: US06681031 (538 worldwide citation)

A gesture recognition interface for use in controlling self-service machines and other devices is disclosed. A gesture is defined as motions and kinematic poses generated by humans, animals, or machines. Specific body features are tracked, and static and motion gestures are interpreted. Motion gestu ...


Ki Il Kim: Mobile entertainment and communication device. Minerva, January 20, 2004: US06681120 (334 worldwide citation)

A mobile entertainment and communication device in a palm-held size housing has a cellular or satellite telephone capable of wireless communication with the internet and one or more replaceable memory card sockets for receiving a blank memory card for recording data directly from the internet and, i ...

Steven W Ek: System and method for joint resurface repair. ArthroSurface Incorporated, Grossman Tucker Perreault & Pfleger PLLC, January 20, 2004: US06679917 (297 worldwide citation)

An implant for installation into a portion of an articular surface includes a protrusion configured to cover an un-excised portion of articular surface proximate to the implant. Another implant may form a cavity to allow the un-excised portion of articular surface to remodel over a perimeter edge of ...

Robert S West, Gary D Sasser, James W Stewart: Side emitting LED and lens. Lumileds Lighting U S, Patent Law Group, January 20, 2004: US06679621 (285 worldwide citation)

A lens comprises a bottom surface, a reflecting surface, a first refracting surface obliquely angled with respect to a central axis of the lens, and a second refracting surface extending as a smooth curve from the bottom surface to the first refracting surface. Light entering the lens through the bo ...

Maurice M Smith, Kevin T Foley, Thomas E Roehm III, William Barry Null: Devices and methods for percutaneous surgery. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, January 20, 2004: US06679833 (285 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for performing surgery in a patient are provided. A cannula provides a working channel for access to a location in the patient. A clamp assembly is removably engaged to the cannula. The clamp assembly allows use of an endoscopic viewing system or can be removed to allow use of a ...