John D DeNuzzio, William E Strohben Jr: Minimally-invasive system and method for monitoring analyte levels. Becton Dickinson and Company, Roylance Abrams Berdo & Goodman L, October 4, 2005: US06952604 (484 worldwide citation)

A minimally-invasive analyte detecting device and method for using the same. The system and method employ a device having an active electrode optionally coated with a substance, and a counter-electrode that is configured at least partially surround the active electrode. The configuration of the auxi ...

Joeri Lof, Antonius Theodorus Anna Maria Derksen, Christiaan Alexander Hoogendam, Aleksey Kolesnychenko, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Theodorus Marinus Modderman, Johannes Catharinus Hubertus Mulkens, Roelof Aeilko Siebrand Ritsema, Klaus Simon, Joannes Theodoor De Smit, Alexander Straaijer, Bob Streefkerk, Helmar Van Santen: Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method. ASML Netherlands, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, October 4, 2005: US06952253 (364 worldwide citation)

In a lithographic projection apparatus, a structure surrounds a space between the projection system and a substrate table of the lithographic projection apparatus. A gas seal is formed between said structure and the surface of said substrate to contain liquid in the space.

Rohit Srivastava: Valve implanting device. Godfrey & Kahn S C, October 4, 2005: US06951571 (336 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a valve implanting device comprising a collapsible frame, inner and outer guide wires removably connected to the collapsible frame, and a plurality of valve flaps attached to the collapsible frame. The collapsible frame is inserted into a patient's femoral vein or artery, guided to a de ...

Charles L Karr, Frederick W LeBlanc, Dennis J Dupray: Locating a mobile station using a plurality of wireless networks and applications therefor. TracBeam, October 4, 2005: US06952181 (327 worldwide citation)

A location is disclosed for wireless telecommunication infrastructures. The systems output requested locations of hand sets or mobile stations (MS) based on, e.g., AMPS, NAMPS, CDMA or TDMA communication standards. The system determines both local MS locations, and more global MS location requests v ...

Martin Gerber, Matthias Essenpreis, Wolfgang Petrich: Subcutaneous analyte sensor. Roche Diagnostics Operations, Sujatha Subramaniam, Roche Diagnostics Operations, October 4, 2005: US06952603 (308 worldwide citation)

Assembly and method for measuring the concentration of an analyte in a biological matrix. The assembly includes an implantable optical-sensing element that comprises a body, and a membrane mounted on the body in a manner such that the membrane and the body define a cavity. The membrane is permeable ...

Stephen K Bubb, David S Zamierowski: Tissue closure treatment system and method with externally-applied patient interface. KCI Licensing, Mark E Brown, October 4, 2005: US06951553 (280 worldwide citation)

A tissue closure treatment system and method are provided with an external patient interface. A first fluid transfer component FTC.1 comprises a strip of porous material, such as rayon, with liquid wicking properties. FTC.1 can be placed directly on a suture line for transferring fluid exuded theret ...

S Brad Herner, Maitreyee Mahajani: High-density three-dimensional memory cell. Matrix Semiconductor, Matrix Semiconductor, Pamela J Squyres, October 4, 2005: US06952030 (234 worldwide citation)

A three dimensional monolithic memory comprising a memory cell allowing for increased density is disclosed. In the memory cell of the present invention, a bottom conductor preferably comprising tungsten is formed. Above the bottom conductor a semiconductor element preferably comprises two diode port ...

Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Ilya Emil Berchenko, Thomas David Fowler, John Michael Karanikas, Kevin Albert Maher, Robert Charles Ryan, Gordon Thomas Shahin Jr, Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington, Etuan Zhang: In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using horizontal heat sources. Shell Oil Company, October 4, 2005: US06951247 (233 worldwide citation)

An oil shale formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Heat may be provided to a portion of the formation from one or more heat sources having a horizontal orientation in the formation. Heat may be allowed to transfer from the heat sources to a section of the formation. Hydrocarbons ...

Michael Catt, Peter Lenko, Michael T Pearson: Test kits and devices. Inverness Medical Switzerland, Oppedahl & Larson, October 4, 2005: US06951631 (226 worldwide citation)

A test kit for determining qualitatively or quantitatively the presence of one or more analytes in a fluid sample, comprising an assay device together with a reading device which engages with the assay device and wherein precisely located engagement of the assay device with the reading device is ess ...

Wen Jian Lin, Hsiung Kuang Tsai: Interferometric modulation pixels and manufacturing method thereof. Prime View International, Baker & Hostetler, October 4, 2005: US06952303 (212 worldwide citation)

A protection layer covers the cavity-side surface of a bottom electrode of a interferometric modulation pixel. Consequently, the protective layer protects the surface of the bottom electrode while a sacrificial layer between the bottom electrode and the top electrode is being etched. Thus, the dista ...