Charles Szmanda
Charles R Szmanda, Anthony Zampini: Solvents and photoresist compositions for short wavelength imaging. Shipley Company L L C, Peter F Corless, Darryl P Frickey, Edwards & Angell, September 7, 2004: US06787286 (16 worldwide citation)

New photoresists are provides that are suitable for short wavelength imaging, particularly sub-170 nm such as 157 nm. Resists of the invention comprise a fluorine-containing polymer, a photoactive component, and a solvent component. Preferred solvents for use on the resists of the invention can main ...

David Sherrer
David W Sherrer: Optical waveguide ferrule and method of making an optical waveguide ferrule. Shipley Company L L C, Jonathan D Baskin, September 7, 2004: US06786649 (2 worldwide citation)

A waveguide carrier is located within a carrier tube, and an optical waveguide extends lengthwise in a longitudinal direction within the waveguide carrier. The waveguide carrier is made up of a first carrier body having a first principal surface and a second carrier body having a second principal su ...

Douglas B Hoffman: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an articulation joint for a firing bar track. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 7, 2004: US06786382 (806 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling and severing instrument particularly suited to endoscopic articulates an end effector by having a general articulation mechanism that converts rotational motion from a handle portion. A firing bar longitudinally translates between the handle portion and the end effector. The firi ...


Radek Grzeszczuk, Gary R Bradski, Michael H Chu, Jean Yves Bouget: System and method for gesture recognition in three dimensions using stereo imaging and color vision. Intel Corporation, Steven D Yates, September 7, 2004: US06788809 (479 worldwide citation)

A system and method for recognizing gestures. The method comprises obtaining image data and determining a hand pose estimation. A frontal view of a hand is then produced. The hand is then isolated the background. The resulting image is then classified as a type of gesture. In one embodiment, determi ...

Nobuyuki Matsuura, Raifu Matsui, Toshio Nakamura, Hisao Yabe, Masaaki Nakazawa: Endoscopic system and method for positioning an indwelling tube. Olympus Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, September 7, 2004: US06786864 (397 worldwide citation)

An endoscope including; a fixing member detachably mounted to a distal end portion of an endoscope insertion part for detachably fixing and holding a distal end portion of an indwelling tube or a distal end portion of a guide member for guiding the indwelling tube, both of which are provided along t ...

George G Mueller, Ihor A Lys: Multicolored LED lighting method and apparatus. Color Kinetics Incorporated, Lowrie Lando & Anastasi, September 7, 2004: US06788011 (392 worldwide citation)

The systems and methods described herein relate to LED systems capable of generating light, such as for illumination or display purposes. The light-emitting LEDs may be controlled by a processor to alter the brightness and/or color of the generated light, e.g., by using pulse-width modulated signals ...

Burn Jeng Lin: Apparatus for method for immersion lithography. Taiwan SEmiconductor Manufacturing, Tung & Associates, September 7, 2004: US06788477 (336 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for immersion lithography that includes an imaging lens which has a front surface, a wafer that has a top surface to be exposed positioned spaced-apart and juxtaposed to the front surface of the imaging lens, and a fluid that has a refractive index between about 1.0 and about 2.0 fillin ...


David K Swanson, Sidney D Fleischman, Josef V Koblish, Russell B Thompson, James G Whayne, Thomas R Jenkins, Edward J Snyder: Surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, September 7, 2004: US06786905 (316 worldwide citation)

A surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. The apparatus may be catheter-based or a probe including a relatively short shaft.