Stéphane Bilodeau
Henry Brunelle, Stéphane Baron, Marc Beland, Henri Veyrie, Patrick Lemay, Stéphane Bilodeau: Therapeutic shower enclosure. Gestion Ultra International, Ogilvy Renault, Guy J Houle, January 27, 2004: US06681417 (13 worldwide citation)

A therapeutic shower enclosure is comprised of a bottom wall, sidewalls a top wall and a door assembly in the sidewalls for access to the enclosure. An air blower is mounted above the top wall in communication with one or more air return orifices in the top wall. An air distribution channel is in co ...

Katherina Babich
Marie Angelopoulos, Katherina Babich, S Jay Chey, Michael Straight Hibbs, Robert N Lang, Arpan Pravin Mahorowala, Kenneth Christopher Racette: Attenuated embedded phase shift photomask blanks. International Business Machines Corporation, Daniel P Morris Esq, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, January 27, 2004: US06682860 (4 worldwide citation)

An attenuating embedded phase shift photomask blank that produces a phase shift of the transmitted light is formed with an optically translucent film made of metal, silicon, nitrogen and oxygen. An etch stop layer is added to improve the etch selectivity of the phase shifting layer. A wide range of ...

Dan Miller
Philip P Truax, Daniel N Miller, Jeffrey W Hamstra, Patrick J Yagle: System and method for actively manipulating and controlling fluid flow over a surface. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Koestner Bertani, January 27, 2004: US06682021 (18 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and method for actively manipulating and controlling aerodynamic or hydrodynamic fluid flow over a surface. More specifically, the present invention provides a system and method to control aerodynamic or hydrodynamic fluid flow behavior of a ducted fluid flow ...

Ammar Al Ali, Divya S Breed, Jerome J Novak, Massi E Kiani: Pulse oximetry data confidence indicator. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 27, 2004: US06684090 (669 worldwide citation)

An intelligent, rule-based processor provides a pulse indicator designating the occurrence of each pulse in a pulse oximeter-derived photo-plethysmograph waveform. When there is relatively no distortion corrupting the plethysmograph signal, the processor analyzes the shape of the pulses in the wavef ...

Randel Alven Frazier, Michael John Lands, Wade Lukianow: Endoscopic bipolar electrosurgical forceps. Sherwood Services, January 27, 2004: US06682528 (544 worldwide citation)

A endoscopic bipolar forceps for clamping and sealing tissue includes first and second jaw members pivotally attached in opposing relation relative to one another which are movable from a first open position wherein the jaw members are disposed in spaced relation relative to one another to a second ...

Michael P Whitman: Fluid delivery device for use with anastomosing stapling, and resecting instruments. Power Medical Interventions, Kenyon & Kenyon, January 27, 2004: US06681979 (532 worldwide citation)

A fibrin injection mechanism for use in combination with an anastomosing and stapling attachment for an electromechanical device driver comprises a cylindrical dispensing chamber adjacent the cylindrical blade of the attachment and containing a sac filled with fibrin, a plurality of channels extendi ...

Bruno Strul: Method and system for heating tissue with a bipolar instrument. Perfect Surgical Techniques, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 27, 2004: US06682527 (517 worldwide citation)

Methods for heating tissue completely, thoroughly, and uniformly comprise delivering radio frequency energy through a bipolar surgical instrument having first and second jaws with first and second electrode members within the treatment region. Tissue is grasped between the first and second jaws of t ...

Robert J Geiste, Mitchell J Palmer, Lisa W Heaton, Robert C Savage, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, January 27, 2004: US06681978 (456 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is disclosed which includes a first body portion supporting an anvil plate defining a fastener forming surface, and a second body portion configured to releasably mate with the first body portion. A disposable loading unit is removably supported in the second body portion and incl ...

Brent Parker: Reusable pulse oximeter probe and disposable bandage method. Sensidyne, Jim Zegeer, January 27, 2004: US06684091 (455 worldwide citation)

A method of facilitating the intra-departmental or inter-institutional transport of a patient or patients requiring the pulse oximeter monitoring, and wherein the pulse oximeters used for monitoring the patient may be of different manufacturers, comprising affixing to the patient a bandage apparatus ...

Keith Myers, Christine Nguyen: Prosthetic heart valve. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, January 27, 2004: US06682559 (414 worldwide citation)

A tubular prosthetic semilunar or atrioventricular heart valve is formed by cutting flat, flexible leaflets according to a pattern. The valve is constructed by aligning the side edges of adjacent leaflets so that the leaflet inner faces engage each other, and then suturing the leaflets together with ...

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