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Charles Szmanda
Charles R Szmanda, Kathleen B Spear Alfonso, Lujia Bu: Process for selecting solvents for forming films of ferroelectric polymers. Shipley Company L L C, Peter F Corless, Darryl P Frickey, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, May 8, 2007: US07214410 (2 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a process of forming a ferroelectric polymer film from a solution, wherein the solvent composition is selected so as to adjust the properties of the film. Films formed by this method have improved properties, particularly with respect to roughness and crystal domain size.


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Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, Bilel N Jamoussi: Data burst scheduling. Nortel Networks, McGuinness & Manaras, May 8, 2007: US07215666 (25 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for scheduling the transfer of data bursts in a network comprising electronic edge nodes interconnected by bufferless core nodes are disclosed. Each edge node comprises a source node and a sink node, and each core node comprises several bufferless space switches operated in pa ...


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Durga Malladi
Durga P Malladi: Method and apparatus for providing uplink signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimation in a wireless communication. Qualcomm Incorporated, Thomas R Rouse, Thien T Nguyen, George J Oehling, May 8, 2007: US07215930 (22 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing uplink signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimation in a wireless communication system. A first signal is received over a first channel and a second signal is received over a second channel, where the second signal is received at a higher signal power level than said f ...


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Mohamed K Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany, Ibrahim M Elfadel, Rex J McCarthy, Walter M Weber, Robert A Smith: Signal processing apparatus. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 8, 2007: US07215984 (562 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves method and apparatus for analyzing measured signals that are modeled as containing primary and secondary portions. Coefficients relate the two signals according to a model defined in accordance with the present invention. In one embodiment, the present invention involv ...


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Antony Paul Van De Ven, Gerald H Negley: Lighting device and lighting method. LED Lighting Fixtures, Burr & Brown, May 8, 2007: US07213940 (556 worldwide citation)

A lighting device comprising first and second groups of solid state light emitters, which emit light having dominant wavelength in ranges of from 430 nm to 480 nm and from 600 nm to 630 nm, respectively, and a first group of lumiphors which emit light having dominant wavelength in the range of from ...


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Kenneth S Wales, Frederick E Shelton IV: Surgical stapling instrument incorporating an electroactive polymer actuated firing bar track through an articulation joint. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean L Garner, May 8, 2007: US07213736 (547 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument particularly suited to endoscopic use articulates an end effector (e.g., stapling and severing) that is actuated by a firing bar. An articulation mechanism in an elongate shaft incorporates electrically actuated polymer (EAP) actuators that laterally support the firing ...


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Mohamed K Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany, Ibrahim M Elfadel, Rex J McCarthy, Walter M Weber, Robert A Smith: Signal processing apparatus. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 8, 2007: US07215986 (387 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves a method and an apparatus for analyzing measured signals, including the determination of a measurement of correlation in the measured signals during a calculation of a physiological parameter of a monitored patient. Use of this invention is described in particular deta ...


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Marcus Besson, Gotthart von Czettriz, Ralph Bax: Wireless medical diagnosis and monitoring equipment. Motorola, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, May 8, 2007: US07215991 (331 worldwide citation)

A medical diagnosis and monitoring system having at least one sensor for detecting an electrical, physical, chemical, or biological property of a patient such as, but not limited to, EEG- and EKG-signals, respiration, oxygen saturation, temperature, perspiration, etc. A digital-to-analog converter c ...