Klaus Hafemann
Klaus Hafemann: Electric toothbrush with revolvable brush head. Wik Far East, John R Flanagan, Flanagan & Flanagan, March 9, 2004: US06701565 (13 worldwide citation)

An electric toothbrush includes a handle, a brush head defining a brushing plane, and a guide arrangement supported by the handle and, in turn, supporting the brush head to undergo movement along an endless path of revolution having an axis extending substantially parallel to the brushing plane such ...

Eugene Fitzgerald
Eugene A Fitzgerald: Heterointegration of materials using deposition and bonding. AmberWave Systems Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, March 9, 2004: US06703144 (44 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor structure including a first substrate, and an epitaxial layer bonded to the substrate. The epitaxial layer has a threading dislocation density of less than 10

Charles Mao
Andrew Niall Robinson, Xiaoping Charles Mao: PMD characterization across multiple optical channels of an optical link. WorldCom, March 9, 2004: US06704510

A fiber optic communications link having PMD characterization across multiple optical channels to identify PMD problems. The communications link has adaptive PMD controls employed along the optical link, whereby PMD phenomena detected by instruments, such as PMD compensators, are interpreted as bein ...

James H Brauker, Mark C Shults, Mark A Tapsak: Membrane for use with implantable devices. Dexcom, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 9, 2004: US06702857 (693 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a biointerface membrane for use with an implantable device that interferes with the formation of a barrier cell layer including; a first domain distal to the implantable device wherein the first domain supports tissue attachment and interferes with barrier cell layer f ...

David J Myers: Bioprothesis film strip for surgical stapler and method of attaching the same. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, March 9, 2004: US06704210 (407 worldwide citation)

A bioprosthesis sealing film strip is attached to a surgical stapler by passing a jaw of the stapler through openings formed in the ends of the strip. Following stapling the strip is released by making a cut from the opening to the edge of the strip. Alternatively, one end of the strip may be releas ...

Peter M Bonutti: Instrumentation for minimally invasive joint replacement and methods for using same. The Bonutti 2003 Trust A, Paul D Bianco, Martin Fleit, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco, March 9, 2004: US06702821 (397 worldwide citation)

An improved method of performing surgery on a joint in a patient's body, such as a knee, includes making an incision in a knee portion of one leg while a lower portion of the one leg is extending downward from an upper portion of the one leg and while a foot connected with the lower portion of ...

John R Liddicoat, Gregory H Lambrecht, Richard B Streeter, Steven B Woolfson: Automated annular plication for mitral valve repair. Viacor, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, March 9, 2004: US06702826 (362 worldwide citation)

A novel system for performing a heart valve annuloplasty. The system involves the use of a plication band. In one embodiment, the annulus of the valve is reduced by constriction of the plication band itself. More particularly, each plication band enters the tissue at two or more points which are spa ...

Roy Aaron Underwood: Secure gateway interconnection in an e-commerce based environment. Accenture, W Glenn Edwards, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, March 9, 2004: US06704873 (347 worldwide citation)

A system and method of providing a global internetworking gateway architecture in an e-commerce environment are provided. A plurality of gateways each situated in a distinct geographic location are coupled to an internet. A wide area network, separate from the internet, is coupled to each of the gat ...

John S Robotham, Charles Lee Johnson, Howard P Weiss: Visual content browsing using rasterized representations. ZFrame, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, March 9, 2004: US06704024 (341 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to display of visual content on a client device using server-side rasterization of visual content. Visual content is rendered on a server system, transformed into bitmaps compatible with the display attributes of a client device, and transmitted for display on the clien ...

Phillip Andrew Porras, Martin Wayne Fong: Network-based alert management. SRI International, Kin Wah Tong, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, March 9, 2004: US06704874 (315 worldwide citation)

A method of managing alerts in a network including receiving alerts from network sensors, consolidating the alerts that are indicative of a common incident and generating output reflecting the consolidated alerts.