Jaime Braverman
Eugenio Go Varona, Monica Lynn Bontrager, Jaime Braverman, Kuo Shu Edward Chang, Michael Allen Daley, Karen Lynn English, Arthur Edward Garavaglia, Hristo Angelov Hristov, Nancy Donaldson Kollin, Tamara Lee Mace, David Michael Matela, Sharon Rymer, Reginald Smith, Roland Columbus Smith Jr, Michael Donald Sperl: Creped materials. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, James B Robinson, January 4, 2005: US06838154 (16 worldwide citation)

There is provided a resilient, three dimensional material having fibrous texture and appearance and capable of fluid handling. It consists of a top surface and a bottom surface wherein fiber-like elements typically extend from one surface to the other forming flat to undulating surfaces characterize ...

David Sherrer
Dan A Steinberg, David W Sherrer, Mindaugas F Dautartas, Arden Jeantilus: Optical assembly for coupling with integrated optical devices and method for making. Shipley Company L L C, Jonathan D Baskin, January 4, 2005: US06839474 (6 worldwide citation)

An optical assembly which allows for passive alignment of the various elements is described. A substrate with a cut out portion and an upper surface is utilized as a mount for an optical array and an imaging assembly. The optical array, which preferably includes a plurality of optical fibers is posi ...

Jaime Braverman
Charles Wilson Colman, Jaime Braverman, Tiffany Marshalle Lee Hunter, Theresa Michelle McCoy: Pulp fiber absorbent composites for personal care products. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, James B Robinson, Steven D Flack, Richard M Shane, January 4, 2005: US06838590 (3 worldwide citation)

There is provided a personal care product that has a liquid impermeable backsheet, a liquid permeable topsheet, and an absorbent composite located between the topsheet and backsheet. The absorbent composite has an upper layer made of pulp cellulose fiber in an amount of from 80 to 95 weight percent, ...

Eugene Fitzgerald
Anthony J Lochtefeld, Eugene A Fitzgerald: Buried-channel devices and substrates for fabrication of semiconductor-based devices. AmberWave Systems Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, January 4, 2005: US06838728 (9 worldwide citation)

Semiconductor-based devices, and methods for making the devices, involve a first device that includes a buried channel layer, a dielectric layer, and a compositionally graded spacer layer. The spacer layer includes a first material and a second material, and is located between the buried channel lay ...

Albert M Liu, Stefan F Gower, Hamid Ben Malek: Internet profiling. Fujitsu, Fenwick & West, January 4, 2005: US06839680 (576 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and various software products provide for consistent identification of web users across multiple web sites, servers and domains, monitoring and capture of data describing the users' web activities, categorization of the web activity data, aggregation of the data into time dependent ...

Jerome Swartz, Thomas K Roslak, Mauro Premutico, Adam Petrovich, Edward Barkan: Consumer interactive shopping system. Symbol Technologies, Amin & Turocy, January 4, 2005: US06837436 (389 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates generally to a consumer interactive shopping and marketing system. The system includes a portable data terminal for communicating information over a communication network. The present system has aspects that may be used within a shopping establishment or at a user's hom ...

Scott A Ciarrocca, Francois Antounian, Jean Woloszko, Robert H Dahla: Electrosurgical probe with movable return electrode and methods related thereto. Arthrocare Corporation, John T Raffle, Richard R Batt, January 4, 2005: US06837888 (377 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems, apparatus, and methods for dissecting, resecting, severing, cutting, contracting, coagulating, or otherwise modifying a tissue or organ of a patient. An apparatus of the invention includes an electrosurgical probe configurable between an open configuration and ...

David D Cunningham, Timothy P Henning, Eric B Shain, Douglas F Young, Andrew J Muetterties, Thomas G Schapira, Geoffrey R Chambers, Graham J Hughes, Jared L Watkin, Gary F Prokop, Joshua P Goldfarb: Method and apparatus for obtaining blood for diagnostic tests. Abbott Laboratories, David L Weinstein, January 4, 2005: US06837858 (358 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for obtaining a sample of blood from a patient for subsequent diagnostic tests, e.g., glucose monitoring. In one aspect of the invention, the method comprises the steps of: (a) placing a blood collection device over a region on the surface of the skin from which said sample is t ...

Matthias Blume, Michael A Lazarus, Larry S Peranich, Frederique Vernhes, William R Caid, Ted E Dunning, Gerald R Russell, Kevin L Sitze: Predictive modeling of consumer financial behavior using supervised segmentation and nearest-neighbor matching. Fair Isaac Corporation, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, Robert Sachs, January 4, 2005: US06839682 (329 worldwide citation)

Predictive modeling of consumer financial behavior, including determination of likely responses to particular marketing efforts, is provided by application of consumer transaction data to predictive models associated with merchant segments. The merchant segments are derived from the consumer transac ...

Ross Jaffe, Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson: Endoscope having a guide tube. Neo Guide Systems, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 4, 2005: US06837846 (316 worldwide citation)

An endoscope having a guide tube is described herein. The assembly has an endoscope which is slidably insertable within the lumen of a guide tube. The guide tube is configured to be rigidizable along its entire length from a relaxed configuration. The endoscope has a steerable distal portion to faci ...