Erwin Meinders
Martijn Henri Richard Lankhorst, Franciscus Petrus Widdershoven, Robertus Adrianus Maria Wolters, Wilhelmus Sebastianus Marcus Maria Ketelaars, Erwin Rinaldo Meinders: Electric device with phase change material and method of manufacturing the same. Koninklijke Phillips Electronics, Peter Zawilski, October 10, 2006: US07119353 (18 worldwide citation)

The electric device (100) has a body (102) having a resistor (107) comprising a phase change material being changeable between a first phase and a second phase. The resistor (107) has a first electrical resistance when the phase change material is in the first phase, and a second electrical resistan ...

Charles Szmanda
Charles R Szmanda, George G Barclay, Peter Trefonas III, Wang Yueh: Polymer and photoresist compositions. Shipley Company, S Matthew Cairns, October 10, 2006: US07118847

Disclosed are spirocyclic olefin polymers, methods of preparing spirocyclic olefin polymers, photresist compositions including spirocyclic olefin resin binders and methods of forming relief images using such photoresist compositions.

Bob Ware
David L Johnson, Robert G Tinger, Robert A Ware, John S Buchanan, Xiaobing Feng, Shifang Luo, Gary D Mohr: Manufacture of xylenes using reformate. ExxonMobil Chemical Patents, Xiaobing Feng, October 10, 2006: US07119239 (9 worldwide citation)

A process is provided for the production of xylenes from reformate. The process is carried out by methylating under conditions effective for the methylation, the benzene/toluene present in the reformate outside the reforming loop, to produce a resulting product having a higher xylenes content than t ...

Yulun Wang, Darrin R Uecker, Charles S Jordan, James W Wright, Keith Phillip Laby, Jeff D Wilson, Modjtaba Ghoudoussi: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Computer Motion, Irell & Manella, October 10, 2006: US07118582 (429 worldwide citation)

A medical system which has a robotic arm that can move a surgical instrument. The surgical instrument is coupled to a tool driver of the arm that allows for a quick connect and disconnect of the instrument. The system does not require any tools to attach the surgical instrument to the tool driver. T ...

Jin Po Lee: Biosensors having improved sample application and uses thereof. Morrison & Foerster, October 10, 2006: US07118667 (311 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to biosensors having improved sample application and measuring properties and their uses for detection, preferably, quantitative measurement, of analyte in a liquid sample. In particular, the invention provides for a biosensor having a sample application, reaction area ...

Sean T Dycus, David Farascioni: Vessel sealer and divider. Sherwood Services, October 10, 2006: US07118587 (302 worldwide citation)

A electrosurgical instrument includes a housing having a shaft attached thereto which connects a pair of first and second jaw members in an opposing manner relative to one another. The jaw members are movable relative to one another from a first open position wherein the jaw members are disposed in ...

Boris Beyersdorff, Thierry Marnay: Instrument for inserting intervertebral implants. Spine Solutions, Stites & Harbison PLLC, Marvin Petry, October 10, 2006: US07118580 (275 worldwide citation)

In an insertion instrument for a three-piece intervertebral implant that includes an upper part that can be placed against a vertebra, a lower part that can be placed against the adjacent vertebra, and a pivot element that can be inserted between these two parts, the instrument having two arms, disp ...

Jerry A Krill: Ingestible medical payload carrying capsule with wireless communication. The Johns Hopkins University, Albert J Fasulo II, October 10, 2006: US07118531 (267 worldwide citation)

A medical capsule is provided which includes at least a housing, transceiver, ultrasonic transducer(s), a power source, a microprocessor, and is capable of carrying a medical payload. The capsule is ingestible or implantible in a human or animal body and communicates wirelessly via ultrasonic signal ...

Philip M Tetzlaff, James S Cunningham, Michael C Moses, Roger F Smith, Kristin D Johnson, Paul R Romero: Vessel sealing forceps with disposable electrodes. Sherwood Services, October 10, 2006: US07118570 (249 worldwide citation)

A removable electrode assembly for use in combination with a forcep having opposing end effectors and a handle for effecting movement of the end effectors relative to one another. The electrode assembly includes a housing which is removably engageable with the forceps and a pair of electrodes which ...

Paul G Ritchie, Robert Mason Trusty, Jane A Sheetz: Medical treatment system with energy delivery device for limiting reuse. Ethicon Endo Surgery, October 10, 2006: US07118564 (231 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an energy delivery device for use with a medical treatment system for the more efficacious treatment of patients during laser surgery which limits the number of uses or prevents reuse of the energy delivery device after a certain threshold limit has been reached. The e ...