Charles Szmanda
Lujia Bu, Charles R Szmanda, Kathleen B Spear Alfonso, Kathleen M O Connell: Process of fractionating polymers. Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, Peter F Corless, Darryl P Frickey, Edwards & Angell, December 13, 2005: US06974858 (3 worldwide citation)

Provided herein is a process of fractionating ferroelectric, preferably vinylidene fluoride polymers using a solvent having at least one polarizable functional group, and a precipitant. The composition of the fractionated ferroelectric polymers is selected so as to adjust the properties of a ferroel ...

Matthias Bauer
Rolf Kohler, Matthias Kottmann, Matthias Bauer: Method and device for monitoring the direction of rotation of a piston engine. Robert Bosch, Kenyon & Kenyon, December 13, 2005: US06975935 (21 worldwide citation)

A method and device for detecting the rotation direction of a piston engine, internal combustion engine or piston compressor. The piston engine includes at least one cylinder, a piston movable back and forth in the cylinder, a cylinder chamber formed inside the cylinder which is delimited by an inne ...

Eugene Fitzgerald
Eugene A Fitzgerald: Dual layer Semiconductor Devices. AmberWave Systems Corporation, Goodwin Procter, December 13, 2005: US06974735 (5 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor-based device includes a channel layer, which includes a distal layer and a proximal layer in contact with the distal layer. The distal layer supports at least a portion of hole conduction for at least one p-channel component, and the proximal layer supports at least a portion of elec ...

Israel Ben Shaul, Israel Cidon, Ilan Kessler, Itai Lev Ran, Oren Unger: Differentiated content and application delivery via internet. Actona Technologies, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 13, 2005: US06976090 (503 worldwide citation)

A technique for centralized and differentiated content and application delivery system allows content providers to directly control the delivery of content based on regional and temporal preferences, client identity and content priority. A scalable system is provided in an extensible framework for e ...

Ronald J Lebel, Timothy J Starkweather, Philip T Weiss: Microprocessor controlled ambulatory medical apparatus with hand held communication device. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, December 13, 2005: US06974437 (464 worldwide citation)

An implantable infusion pump possesses operational functionality that is, at least in part, controlled by software operating in two processor ICs which are configured to perform some different and some duplicate functions. The pump exchanges messages with an external device via telemetry. Each proce ...

Ghaleb A Sater: Surgical anchor implantation device. Boston Scientific SciMed, Fish & Neave IP Group Ropes & Gray, December 13, 2005: US06974462 (441 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener for use in surgical procedures comprises a first member, a second member, and an anchor. Surgical materials may be secured within the surgical fastener. Methods of securing the surgical fastener to an anatomical structure are disclosed herein.

Ihor A Lys, Frederick M Morgan, Michael K Blackwell, Alfred D Ducharme: Systems and methods for controlling illumination sources. Color Kinetics Incorporated, Boley Hoag, December 13, 2005: US06975079 (341 worldwide citation)

Provided are methods and systems for controlling the conversion of data inputs to a computer-based light system into lighting control signals. The methods and systems include facilities for controlling a nonlinear relationship between data inputs and lighting control signal ouputs. The nonlinear rel ...

James F McGuckin Jr, Peter W J Hinchliffe: Percutaneous aortic valve. Rex Medical, Neil D Gershon, December 13, 2005: US06974476 (316 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a valve configured for insertion on the proximal and distal sides of a heart valve annulus to replace the heart valve of a patient. The valve comprises a first substantially annular portion adapted to be positioned on a proximal side of the annulus of a patient and a s ...

Mark A Reiley, Robert M Scribner, James Davidson: Prostheses, systems and methods for replacement of natural facet joints with artificial facet joint surfaces. Archus Orthopedics, Wilson Sonini Goodrich & Rosati, James R Shay, December 13, 2005: US06974478 (271 worldwide citation)

Cephalad and caudal vertebral facet joint prostheses and methods of use are provided. The prostheses provide an artificial facet joint structure including an artificial articular configuration unlike the preexisting articular configuration. The radii and material stress values of the prostheses are ...

Dusan Pavcnik, Frederick S Keller, Josef Rosch, Thomas A Osborne: Multiple-sided intraluminal medical device. Cook Incorporated, Charles W Agnew, December 13, 2005: US06974474 (266 worldwide citation)

A multiple-sided medical device comprises a closed frame of a single piece of wire or other resilient material and having a series of bends and interconnecting sides. The device has both a flat configuration and a second, folded configuration that comprises a self-expanding stent. The stent is pushe ...