Benjamin Mattes
Baohua Qi, Benjamin R Mattes: Resistive heating using polyaniline fiber. Sante Fe Science and Technology, Samuel M Freund, Cochran Freund & Young, November 7, 2006: US07132630

The use of conductive polyaniline fibers for resistive heating applications is described. Unlike metal wires and conductive-polymer coated fibers, under certain conditions, electric voltages or currents used to generate heat in the fibers were found to produce irreversible changes to the polymer bac ...


Christian E Schulz, Ammar Al Ali, Eugene E Mason, Mike A Mills: Shielded optical probe having an electrical connector. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 7, 2006: US07132641 (437 worldwide citation)

A noninvasive optical probe has an electrical connector for connecting the optical probe to a cable connector. According to one embodiment, the electrical connector includes a durable flexible tab suspended between the housing of the optical probe and a protective cover. The electrical connector als ...

Francis Amoah: Electrosurgical method and apparatus. Gyrus Medical, Oliff & Berridge, November 7, 2006: US07131445 (349 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical method and apparatus comprises a probe, at least one temperature sensor, and a controller for generating and controlling electromagnetic energy supplied to the probe. The controller receives signals from the temperature sensor and controls the supply of electromagnetic energy such ...

George M Acosta, James R Henderson, N Alan Abul Haj, Timothy L Ruchti, Stephen L Monfre, Thomas B Blank, Kevin H Hazen: Compact apparatus for noninvasive measurement of glucose through near-infrared spectroscopy. Sensys Medical, Michael A Glenn, Glenn Patent Group, November 7, 2006: US07133710 (316 worldwide citation)

The invention involves the monitoring of a biological parameter through a compact analyzer. The preferred apparatus is a spectrometer based system that is attached continuously or semi-continuously to a human subject and collects spectral measurements that are used to determine a biological paramete ...

Joe Don Sartor, Mark Joseph Huseman: Connector systems for electrosurgical generator. Sherwood Services, November 7, 2006: US07131860 (304 worldwide citation)

A connector system for coupling electrosurgical instruments to electrosurgical generators is provided. The connector system includes a plug portion connectable to an electrosurgical instrument, the plug portion of the electrosurgical instrument having a shape specific to a particular manufacturer; a ...

Michael C Moses, Paul R Romero, Kristin D Johnson, Duane E Kerr, Sean T Dycus: Open vessel sealing instrument with cutting mechanism. Sherwood Services, November 7, 2006: US07131970 (253 worldwide citation)

An open electrosurgical forceps for sealing tissue includes a pair of first and second shaft members each having a jaw member disposed at a distal end thereof. The jaw members are movable from a first position in spaced relation relative to one another to a subsequent position wherein the jaw member ...

Karl L Ginter, Victor H Shear, Francis J Spahn, David M Van Wie, Robert P Weber: Digital certificate support system, methods and techniques for secure electronic commerce transaction and rights management. Intertrust Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, November 7, 2006: US07133846 (241 worldwide citation)

The present inventions provide an integrated, modular array of administrative and support services for electronic commerce and electronic rights and transaction management. These administrative and support services supply a secure foundation for conducting financial management, rights management, ce ...

David C Hovda, Maria B Ellsberry, Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: Systems and methods for electrosurgical treatment of obstructive sleep disorders. Arthrocare, Richard R Batt, November 7, 2006: US07131969 (227 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for selectively applying electrical energy to a target location within the head and neck of a patient's body, particularly including tissue in the ear, nose and throat. The present invention applies high frequency (RF) electrical energy to one or mo ...

Alan Phillips, Julie L Jones: Amperage control for protection of battery over current in power tools. Black & Decker, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 7, 2006: US07133601 (218 worldwide citation)

Amperage control of a power tool motor is provided by pulse width modulation of current from a power supply. The pulse width modulation may be varied according to the determined motor current and measured power supply voltage. The power supply preferably includes a battery, such a lithium ion or nic ...

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