Michael T Lee, Daniel K Vinup, Steven M Goetz: Neurostimulation therapy usage diagnostics. Medtronic, Shumaker & Sieffert P A, March 17, 2009: US07505815 (139 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device delivers neurostimulation therapy to a patient according to a parameter set. A parameter set may consist of a number of programs that are delivered substantially simultaneously. When programming the implantable medical device for the patient, a clinician programmer may ...

Robert A Rabiner, Bradley A Hare: Ultrasonic device for tissue ablation and sheath for use therewith. OmniSonics Medical Technologies, Fish & Richardson P C, March 17, 2009: US07503895 (139 worldwide citation)

A transverse mode ultrasonic probe is provided which creates a cavitation area along its longitudinal length, increasing the working surface of the probe. Accessory sheaths are also provided for use with the probe to enable a user to select from features most suited to an individual medical procedur ...

Theodore R Kucklick: Anti-extravasation sheath and method. Cannuflow, Susan L Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, March 17, 2009: US07503893 (126 worldwide citation)

The methods shown provide for the minimization of extravasation during arthroscopic surgery. Use of an anti-extravasation sheath having at least one drainage aperture allows a surgeon to drain excess fluids from the tissue surrounding the surgical field during an arthroscopic surgical procedures whe ...

Doron Harlev, Pavel Greenfield, Leon Amariglio: Non-contact cardiac mapping, including preprocessing. Rhythmia Medical, Fish & Richardson P C, March 17, 2009: US07505810 (118 worldwide citation)

A non-contact cardiac mapping method is disclosed that includes: (i) inserting a catheter into a heart cavity having an endocardium surface, the catheter including multiple, spatially distributed electrodes; (ii) measuring signals at the catheter electrodes in response to electrical activity in the ...

Tzony Siegal: Spinal surgery system and method. Mark M Friedman, March 17, 2009: US07503920 (111 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for minimally invasive spinal surgery employs an elongated flexible guide element inserted so as to pass in through a first lateral posterior incision, through the spinal column anterior to the spinal cord, and out through a second lateral posterior incision contralateral to sai ...

Mark R McCornack: Compensating for non-linear thermal expansion when writing spiral tracks to a disk of a disk drive. Western Digital Technologies, Howard H Sheerin Esq, March 17, 2009: US07505223 (107 worldwide citation)

A method of writing spiral tracks for a disk drive is disclosed. A first concentric reference track is written at a first radial location near an outer diameter of a disk surface, a second concentric reference track is written at a second radial location near an inner diameter of the disk surface, a ...

Richard M Onyon, Liam J Stannard, Robert E Garner, Leighton A Ridgard: Wireless telephone data backup system. Fusionone, Haverstock & Owens, March 17, 2009: US07505762 (102 worldwide citation)

A system for backing up data on a wireless telephone having a data store containing a user's personal information. A method and application are provided.

Satoshi Niiyama, Hiroshige Ito, Naoko Aoki: Light control device and method for producing the same. Asahi Glass Company, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, March 17, 2009: US07505188 (101 worldwide citation)

A light control device according to the present invention comprises a plurality of optical elements between two transparent plates in each of which a pair of transparent substrates having taper-shaped side faces with transparent electrodes are located so as to face each other, and a light control la ...

William K Thompson, Paul C Davis: Hierarchical state machine generation for interaction management using goal specifications. Motorola, March 17, 2009: US07505951 (101 worldwide citation)

A Statechart is generated automatically from a set of goals for completion of a data model. A set of states is generated corresponding to completion states of the data model, an initial pseudo-state and a final state. Transitions are generated from the initial pseudo-state to an empty state of the s ...

Shigeru Hirukawa, Issey Tanaka: Exposure apparatus and device manufacturing method. Nikon Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, March 17, 2009: US07505111 (99 worldwide citation)

An exposure apparatus illuminates a pattern with an energy beam and transfers the pattern onto a substrate via a projection optical system. The exposure apparatus includes a substrate stage on which the substrate is mounted that moves within a two-dimensional plane holding the substrate. The apparat ...