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Ravi Laxman
Ravi Kumar Laxman, David Allen Roberts, Arthur Kenneth Hochberg: Deposition of silicon dioxide and silicon oxynitride using bis(tertiarybutylamino) silane. Air Products and Chemicals, Geoffrey L Chase, November 2, 1999: US05976991 (46 worldwide citation)

A process for the chemical vapor deposition of silicon dioxide and silicon oxynitride from reactant gases O.sub.2, O.sub.3, N.sub.2 O, NO, NO.sub.2, NH.sub.3 and a silane of the formula: (t-C.sub.4 H.sub.9 NH).sub.2 SiH.sub.2. A process whereby a stack of silicon containing dielectrics ranging from ...


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Christopher D Williams, Jean M Goldschmidt Iti, Anthony A Shah Nazaroff, E Michael Watts, Kenneth Alan Moore, David N Hackson: Method and apparatus for automatically configuring a system based on a users monitored system interaction and preferred system access times. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 2, 1999: US05977964 (698 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically configuring a system based on a user's monitored system interaction and preferred system access times updates a user profile corresponding to the user based at least in part on the monitored user interaction with the system. Preferred system access times of t ...


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Frank C Hudetz, Peter R Hudetz: System and method for using an ordinary article of commerce to access a remote computer. NeoMedia Technologies, Anthony R Barkume P C, November 2, 1999: US05978773 (626 worldwide citation)

A system and method for using identification codes found on ordinary articles of commerce to access remote computers on a network. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a computer is provided having a database that relates Uniform Product Code ("UPC") numbers to Internet network addres ...


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Qi Bin Bao, Paul A Higham: Hydrogel intervertebral disc nucleus. Stryker Technologies Corporation, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, November 2, 1999: US05976186 (467 worldwide citation)

An article for use in the preparation of a hydrogel prosthetic nucleus, for an intervertebral disc, having equilibrium water contents (EWCs) of from about 30 to about 90% and compressive strengths of at least 4 meganewtons per square meter (MNm.sup.-2), at their EWCs, when subjected to the same cons ...


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Lee R Bolduc, Hanson S Gifford III, James I Fann: Surgical clips and methods for tissue approximation. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendij, Jeffry J Grainge, November 2, 1999: US05976159 (435 worldwide citation)

Surgical clips, and methods of use thereof, are provided for tissue approximation and attachment, and more particularly, for sealingly joining a graft vessel to a target vessel. The graft vessel has a free end and a graft vessel wall defining a graft lumen. The target vessel has a target vessel wall ...


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Carlos E Ruiz: Medical hole closure device and methods of use. Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, November 2, 1999: US05976174 (420 worldwide citation)

A hole closure device for use in medical applications, especially in treating cardiac septal defects, is provided that seals a hole by exerting pressure on an interior edge of the hole. The device includes a flexible tube that extends through a hole, and has an expansion ring disposed within it adja ...


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Victor E Kimball, Laurie E Lynch, Irvin T Pierskalla, Christopher H Porter: In situ calibration system for sensors located in a physiologic line. Optical Sensors Incorporated, Dianne E Reed & Associates Reed, November 2, 1999: US05976085 (395 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for calibrating sensors used to analyze characteristics of physiologic fluids such as blood. The method involves the use of a sensor assembly having an analyte-responsive sensor in communication with a passageway which is in divertable fluid communication with a physiologic line ...


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Craig Michael Watson: Integrated bill consolidation, payment aggregation, and settlement system. Craig Michael Watson, Paul E Schaafsma, Manisha C Wulf, November 2, 1999: US05978780 (378 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an integrated bill consolidation, payment aggregation, and account-payment application system. The system acts as a settlements exchange for the execution of payments between households or small businesses and the service establishments (principally utilities, financial inst ...


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Ernest W Moody, Michael Matanky: Multi-line slot machine method. Ernest W Moody, John Edward Roethel, November 2, 1999: US05976016 (360 worldwide citation)

A player makes a wager for each pay line on a slot machine that the player wishes to play. On a first pay line of the slot machine, a first row of symbols is displayed to the player. The player selects none, one or more of the symbols from the first pay line as symbols to be held. The symbols that a ...


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J Jeffrey Richardson, Ted D Wade: Portable aerobic fitness monitor for walking and running. Living Systems, Jay R Beyer, Stephen C Sheer, November 2, 1999: US05976083 (345 worldwide citation)

A personal fitness monitoring device and a method for assessing the fitness of an individual as the individual exercises includes using a pedometer to determine and output data representing the locomotion of the individual. A heart rate monitor determines and outputs data representing the heart rate ...



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