Craig Allen
David John Humanchuk, Craig Allen Bielek, Robert Alan Brittingham, James Tyson Balkcum, Andrew Jones Jr: Second stage turbine bucket airfoil. General Electric Company, Nixon & Vanderhye, February 3, 2004: US06685434 (45 worldwide citation)

The second stage buckets have airfoil profiles substantially in accordance with Cartesian coordinate values of X, Y and Z set forth Table I wherein X and Y values are in inches and the Z value is non-dimensional along the bucket centerline coincident with a turbine radius and convertible to a Z dist ...

Katherina Babich
Marie Angelopoulos, Katherina E Babich, David R Medeiros, Wayne M Moreau: Multifunctional polymeric materials and use thereof. International Business Machines Corporation, Daniel P Morris, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, February 3, 2004: US06686124 (25 worldwide citation)

A multifunctional polymer comprising a polymeric chain having chromophore groups and cross-linking sites is suitable as a resist material and especially as the underlayer for bilayer and top surface imaging strategies. The multifunctional polymer can function as an antireflective coating, planarizin ...

Steven Jobs
Steven P Jobs, Donald J Lindsay, Tim Wasko: Method and system for providing an embedded application toolbar. Apple Computer, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, February 3, 2004: US06686938 (100 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing menu tools directly from an operating system includes a computer system having a user interface including a display, a cursor, and a cursor control device, and an operating system. Menu tools are provided to one or more application windows. A menu item associated wi ...


Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Sam W Bowman IV, Timothy J Starkweather, Philip T Weiss, Robert C Dennard, John T Armstrong, John D Richert: Ambulatory medical apparatus and method using a robust communication protocol. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, February 3, 2004: US06687546 (649 worldwide citation)

An implanted medical device (e.g. infusion pump) and external device communicate with one another via telemetry wherein messages are transmitted under a robust communication protocol. The communication protocol gives enhanced assurance concerning the integrity of messages that impact medical operati ...

J Christopher Flaherty, Joshua Makower, Philip C Evard, Patrick E MacAulay, Jason B Whitt, Robert C Colloton, K Angela Macfarlane: Systems and methods for delivering drugs to selected locations within the body. Transvascular, William A English, Cohen and Sakaguchi, February 3, 2004: US06685648 (406 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for delivering a drug to a selected tissue region within a patient's body with a catheter having a deployable puncturing element, a drug delivery element and an orientation element on a distal portion thereof. The distal portion of the catheter is percutaneously introduced ...

Jeffrey S Lockwood, Robert Petrosenko, James Robert Risk Jr: Vacuum therapy and cleansing dressing for wounds. Hill Rom Services, Barnes & Thornburg, February 3, 2004: US06685681 (401 worldwide citation)

A bandage for use with a vacuum source includes a wound dressing member to be placed in contact with a wound surface and a suction port associated with the wound dressing member. The member is configured with spacers contacting the wound surface to define suction space between the member and the wou ...

Bin Ma, David B Knowles, Cory S Brown, Drew Murphy, Mark E Thompson: Organic light emitting materials and devices. Universal Display Corporation, The University of Southern California, Kenyon & Kenyon, February 3, 2004: US06687266 (397 worldwide citation)

An organic light emitting device is provided. The device includes an anode, a cathode, and an emissive layer disposed between the anode and the cathode. The emissive layer includes material having the structure:

Zvika Eintracht, Alexander Ovsiankin, Roman Dementiev, Gil Sideman: Synchronizing/updating local client notes with annotations previously made by other clients in a notes database. Real Time Image, Howard Zaretsky, February 3, 2004: US06687878 (361 worldwide citation)

A system for collaborative document annotation whereby notes (i.e. annotations) associated with a document, such as an image or text document, are stored in a notes database on a central notes server. The documents and associated annotations are treated independently from each other whereby separate ...

Kristian DiMatteo, Peter Marshall: Implantable prosthetic valve. SciMed Life Systems, Hoffman & Baron, February 3, 2004: US06685739 (359 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic valve for implantation within a fluid conducting lumen within a body includes an elongate generally cylindrical radially collapsible valve body scaffold defining a fluid passageway therethrough for retentive positioning within the lumen. A radially collapsible leaf valve member is suppo ...