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Gail K White, Fujio Noguchi, Kazuhiko Akaike, Mark Schaffer: Method and apparatus for providing program oriented information in a multiple station broadcast system. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 21, 1997: US05596373 (358 worldwide citation)

An innovative but easy to use on-line program list is provided to provide the user of a multiple channel television broadcast system a wealth of programming information in a simple format that is easy to understand. The guide enables the user to easily select a particular program to watch or to watc ...


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Yuichiro Fujikawa, Tatsuo Hatano, Seishi Murakami: Shower head and film forming apparatus using the same. Tokyo Electron, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, January 21, 1997: US05595606 (279 worldwide citation)

A shower head of a metal CVD apparatus has a raw gas passage and a reduction gas passage for independently and respectively supplying a raw gas and a reduction gas into a process chamber. The shower head includes upper, middle and lower blocks which are formed independently of each other. Each of th ...


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Jack H Yuan, Gheorghe Samachisa: Technique of forming over an irregular surface a polysilicon layer with a smooth surface. SanDisk Corporation, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, January 21, 1997: US05595924 (276 worldwide citation)

Techniques of forming a flash EEPROM cell array with the size of individual cells being reduced, thereby increasing the number of cells which may be formed on a semiconductor substrate of a given size. Use of dielectric spacers in several steps of the process controls areas being etched or implanted ...


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Mark Matteucci, Robert J Jones, John Munger: Modified internucleoside linkages having one nitrogen and two carbon atoms. Gilead Sciences, Daryl D Muenchau, January 21, 1997: US05596086 (267 worldwide citation)

Oligonucleotide analogs are disclosed wherein one or more phosphodiester linkages between adjacent nucleotides are replaced by a backbone linkage resistant to nucleases. The modified oligonucleotides are capable of strong hybridization to target RNA or DNA. The oligomers of the invention may be used ...


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Christopher Switzer: Antisense oligonucleotides comprising 5-aminoalkyl pyrimidine nucleotides. The Regents of the University of California, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 21, 1997: US05596091 (252 worldwide citation)

Replacement of the natural nucleotides with unnatural zwitterionic nucleotides having a cationic moiety tethered to the base (or analog thereof) results in oligodeoxynucleotides with diminished charge but undiminished ability to complex with DNA at low ionic strengths. We have now discovered that DN ...


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David K Swanson, Dorin Panescu, James G Whayne: Systems and methods for examining heart tissue employing multiple electrode structures and roving electrodes. EP Technologies, Ryan Maki Mann & Hohenfeldt, January 21, 1997: US05595183 (251 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods use an array of multiple electrodes supported for operative association with a region of heart tissue, in tandem with a roving second electrode supported for movement relative to the multiple electrode means for operative association with selected, different regions of endocardia ...


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G Dickey Arndt, Thanh X Nguyen, James R Carl: Capacitance probe for fluid flow and volume measurements. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hardie R Barr, January 21, 1997: US05596150 (248 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for making measurements on fluids are disclosed, including the use of a capacitive probe for measuring the flow volume of a material within a flow stream. The capacitance probe has at least two elongate electrodes and, in a specific embodiment of the invention, has three paralle ...


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Stanford R Ovshinsky, Stephen J Hudgens, David Strand, Wolodymyr Czubatyj, Jesus Gonzalez Hernandez, Hellmut Fritzsche, Quiyi Ye, Sergey A Kostylev, Benjamin S Chao: Homogeneous compositions of microcrystalline semiconductor material, semiconductor devices and directly overwritable memory elements fabricated therefrom, and arrays fabricated from the memory elements. Energy Conversion Devices, David W Schumaker, Marvin S Siskind, Marc J Luddy, January 21, 1997: US05596522 (242 worldwide citation)

A unique class of microcrystalline semiconductor materials which can be modulated, within a crystalline phase, to assume any one of a large dynamic range of different Fermi level positions while maintaining a substantially constant band gap over the entire range, even after a modulating field has be ...


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Marcel B Bally, Nancy L Boman, Pieter R Cullis, Lawrence D Mayer: Liposomal compositions for enhanced retention of bioactive agents. Inex Pharmaceuticals Corporation, University of British of Columbia, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 21, 1997: US05595756 (225 worldwide citation)

Liposomal compositions encapsulating bioactive agents and having improved circulation longevity of the agents are disclosed. Such liposomes combine a low pH of the solution in which a bioactive agent is entrapped and a sugar-modified lipid or an amine-bearing lipid, the combination of which enhances ...


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Hans P Moravec, James R Beninghaus, Michael K Blackwell, Kevin J Dowling, J Rhoads Hollowell II: Apparatus and method for determining a charge of a battery. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 21, 1997: US05596260 (217 worldwide citation)

In an electronic device powered by a battery, a method of determining a charge of the battery. Initially, a discharge curve specifying the battery's voltage as a function of time is determined. This discharge curve is calibrated according to actual measurements. Next, a battery state model is establ ...



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