Matthew W Weismiller, Joseph A Kummer, Kenneth L Kramer, Stephen R Schulte, Philip D Palermo, Daniel F Dlugos Jr: Hospital bed. Hill Rom Services, Bose McKinney & Evans, March 28, 2006: US07017208 (117 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for permitting a module which is configured to perform a dedicated function on a bed to use a graphical interface. Graphic format data used by the module is downloaded, if necessary, and stored in a memory of the graphical interface.

Christophe Chevallier, Darrell Rinerson: Discharge of conductive array lines in fast memory. March 28, 2006: US07020006 (114 worldwide citation)

Circuitry that discharges conductive array lines is provided. Generally, the conductive array lines are simultaneously selected and apply an appropriate programming pulse. Accordingly, the conductive array lines need to be discharged in connection with a write operation. The discharge can occur eith ...

Joel S Douglas, Jeffrey N Roe, John H Priest: Electrochemical test device and related methods. Roche Diagnostic Operations, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, March 28, 2006: US07018848 (114 worldwide citation)

An electrochemical test device is provided for determining the presence or concentration of an analyte in an aqueous fluid sample. The electrochemical test device includes a working electrode and a counter electrode made of an amorphous semiconductor material. The working electrode is overlaid with ...

Alain P Levesque, Tim Vehling, Song Jin, David L Recker: Time-shifted video signal processing. LSI Logic Corporation, Christopher P Maiorana P C, March 28, 2006: US07020892 (114 worldwide citation)

A time-shifted video method has a real-time mode during which real-time video frames are delivered for display. In a time-shifted mode, time-shifted video frames are delivered for display. The time-shifted video frames are delayed relative to the real-time video frames. A real-time frame is paused d ...

John P Volpi, Jimmy D Laferney, William C Montgomery: Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same. Caducys L L C, Slater & Matsil L, March 28, 2006: US07019650 (111 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to an interrogator, method of discerning metal and radio frequency identification (RFID) objects, and an interrogation system employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogator includes a metal sensing subsystem configured to provide a first signal having a sig ...

Francis M Creighton IV, Seth Burgett: Magnetic navigation system. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, March 28, 2006: US07019610 (111 worldwide citation)

A system for magnetically navigating a medical device in an operating region within the body of a patient. The system includes a magnet having a front field projecting from the front of the magnet sufficient to project a magnetic field into the operating region in the patient. The magnet is mounted ...

Risvan Coskun, Robert D Oliver, Haining Zhang, Luis P Estable: Apparatus and method of wireless instant messaging. Research In Motion, Jones Day, Krishna K Pathiyal, Robert C Liang, March 28, 2006: US07020480 (109 worldwide citation)

A system and method of transmitting instant messages to a mobile communication device via a wireless data communication network is provided. Presence information for a plurality of instant message sources is detected at an instant messaging server that couples the instant message sources to the wire ...

Adam J Grove, Michael Kharitonov, Alexei Tumarkin: System and method for high-performance delivery of Internet messages by selecting first and second specialized intermediate nodes to optimize a measure of communications performance between the source and the destination. Netli, White & Case, March 28, 2006: US07020719 (109 worldwide citation)

The invention uses a distributed network of specialized nodes of different types dispersed around the Internet. In operation, web client's requests are directed to a node of a first type chosen to be close to the client, and the client communicates with this node using a standard protocol such as HT ...

Kia Silverbrook, Tobin Allen King: Entertainment console with integrated printing. Silverbrook Research, March 28, 2006: US07018294 (108 worldwide citation)

There is provided a video game console device including means to receive detachable interactive program storage means for execution by the console, processing and operating means for executing the interactive program stored on the detachable interactive program storage means for delivery to a video ...

Steven F Bierman, Richard A Pluth, Wayne T Mitchell: Dialysis catheter anchoring system. Venetec International, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 28, 2006: US07018362 (107 worldwide citation)

An anchoring system for securing a dialysis catheter to a patient comprises an anchor pad and a retainer. The anchor pad is attached to the skin of the patient by an adhesive layer on one side of the pad. The retainer is disposed upon the surface of the anchor pad opposite the adhesive layer and inc ...