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Jonas Andersson, Johan Lidman, Carolina Bigert: Respirator rate/respiration depth detector and device for monitoring respiratory activity employing same. Pacesetter, Hill & Simpson, May 16, 2000: US06064910 (186 worldwide citation)

A device for determining the respiration rate and/or respiration depth of a patient includes a sensor for sensing heart sounds and an analyzer for analyzing the variation of the amplitude of the sensed heart sounds to determine the respiration rate and/or respiration depth from this amplitude variat ...


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Yuko Inoue, Yukio Kinoshita, Hisao Hayashi: Thin film semiconductor device for display. Sony Corporation, Hill & Simpson, November 28, 2000: US06153893 (172 worldwide citation)

An LDD structure of a thin film transistor for pixel switching is realized on a large glass substrate by low-temperature processes. A thin film semiconductor device for display comprises a display part and a peripheral driving part formed on a glass substrate (0). Pixel electrodes (9) and NchLDD-TFT ...


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Takeshi Matsushita: Three-dimensional integrated circuit device and its manufacturing method. Sony Corporation, Hill & Simpson, December 7, 1999: US05998808 (157 worldwide citation)

A three-dimensional integrated circuit device incorporating any two-dimensional LSIs, such as CCD, MOS-type imaging device and DRAM using trench-type capacitors as its memory cell, can be manufactured economically. Each two-dimensional LSI is prepared by first forming a single-crystal silicon layer ...


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Stephan Gunther, Wolfgang Thiel: Method and apparatus for preventing usage of an unauthorized inking ribbon in a thermal printing process. Francotyp Postalia & Co, Hill & Simpson, September 7, 1999: US05949467 (150 worldwide citation)

A thermal transfer printer has a thermal print head with a number of thermal print elements which are operated by power electronics and controlled by a control unit to print an imprint on a medium by thermally transferring ink from an inking ribbon to the medium by energization of selected print ele ...


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Horst Will, Klaus Dieter Hutschgau, Arnold Pfeuffer, Helmut Nowsch, Wolfgang Dzyck, Dieter Kundis: Light waveguides having at least two coatings composed of plastic material. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Hill & Simpson, February 15, 2000: US06026208 (150 worldwide citation)

A solid optical lead formed by a light waveguide having at least two coatings composed of plastic material having an outer layer which is applied directly on the inner layer and is constructed as a flame-retardant layer. The outer layer is constructed as a halogen-free material and comprises an addi ...


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Hiroji Kawai, Shunji Imanaga, Toshimasa Kobayashi: Heterojunction field effect transistor. Sony Corporation, Hill & Simpson, May 16, 2000: US06064082 (149 worldwide citation)

A heterojunction field effect transistor realizing a high performance by a significant decrease. in source resistance while maintaining a sufficiently high gate resistivity to voltage is provided. Sequentially stacked on a c-face sapphire substrate via a buffer layer are an undoped GaN layer, undope ...


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Burkhard Lachmann, Govinda Rajan, Stephan Bohm: Artificial ventilation system. Burkhard Lachmann, Hill & Simpson, May 19, 1998: US05752509 (139 worldwide citation)

In an artificial ventilation system and a method for controlling the artificial ventilation system for obtaining an optimized artificial ventilation of a lung system of a patient, optimal artificial ventilation is obtained when the blood system of the patient is maximally oxygenated and, at the same ...


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Toshiharu Yanagida: Manufacturing method of semiconductor device. Sony Corporation, Hill & Simpson, February 1, 2000: US06020271 (139 worldwide citation)

A refractory metal layer is formed on the entire surface of an interlayer insulating film having a connection hole, and then etched back by using an etching gas containing at least one of Kr, Xe, and Rn, each of which is an inert gas element having a large atomic weight. A contact plug is formed by ...


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Hisashi Kadota, Yuko Inoue, Takenobu Urazono, Masafumi Kunii, Shinji Nakamura: Color display device. Sony Corporation, Hill & Simpson, October 6, 1998: US05818550 (135 worldwide citation)

A color display device such as an active-matrix type liquid crystal display apparatus has a first substrate having pixel electrodes arranged in the form of the matrix, switching elements associated with respective pixel electrodes and color filters aligned with the respective pixel electrodes. The f ...


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Gerald A Eisenbrandt, John R Bentley: Appliance control system with configurable interface. Whirlpool Corporation, Hill & Simpson, October 6, 1998: US05818428 (132 worldwide citation)

A control system with a user configurable interface, particularly suitable for use in connection with appliances. Users can configure display screens either at a point of sale location or at home with, e.g., a personal computer.