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James J D Lan, Steve S Chiang, Paul Y F Wu, William H Shepherd, John Y Xie, Hang Jiang: Ball grid array structure and method for packaging an integrated circuit chip. Prolinx Labs Corporation, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin Friel, March 7, 2000: US06034427 (163 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit (IC) package substrate has a dielectric layer and a micro filled via formed substantially in the center of a hole in the dielectric layer. The IC package substrate has at least one chip bonding pad and one ball attach pad that are electrically coupled to each other by the micro ...


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Qi Lu, Lev Stesin: Audio ticker system and method for presenting push information including pre-recorded audio. International Business Machines Corporation, James C Gunster Yoakley Valdes Fauli & Stewart Pintner, March 7, 2000: US06035336 (161 worldwide citation)

For use with client/server or network communication and processing systems, such as the Internet, a "push" information system is provided, for automatically providing information to a user. The information is provided in audio form. The system includes a library of prerecorded sounds, including a di ...


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Scott Marsh Theiss, Pasco Forsyth Parker, Michael Maurice Banks, Marty Law Banks: Tattoo machine. Scott Marsh Theiss, Pasco Forsyth Parker, Michael Maurice Banks, Marty Law Banks, Rhodes & Mason PLLC, March 7, 2000: US06033421 (161 worldwide citation)

A handheld tattoo machine with a low vibration drive unit and an offset, removable driven grip tube. The drive unit includes a rotatable drive shaft; a cam attached to the distal end of the shaft, the cam having a cam face at an angle to the longitudinal axis of the drive shaft; and a drive housing ...


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Timothy G J Ehr, Graig L Kveen: Stent configurations including spirals. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, March 7, 2000: US06033433 (160 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to an expandable stent which is longitudinally flexible in both the unexpanded and expanded conditions. The stent includes spiral structures which at least partially unwind upon expansion of the stent to limit stent recoil. Regions of low strain in the stent during expansio ...


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Steve Dushane, Terry Zimmerman, Grant Bohm, John Staples: Flat plate thermostat and wall mounting method. March 7, 2000: US06032867 (159 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides preferably one or optionally two printed circuit boards that project from supports on a single cover plate into the wall opening formed preferably for a standard 3.5 inch by 2 1/16 inch junction or outlet box. Screw holes are provided in the cover plate to match the st ...


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Gregory G Johnson: Automated tightening and loosening shoe. Hugh D Jaeger, March 7, 2000: US06032387 (158 worldwide citation)

An automated tightening and loosening shoe with rigid, semi-rigid or flexible polymer bands functioning as laces, and a tightening mechanism which operates in one direction to cause automatic tightening of the rigid, semi-rigid or flexible polymer bands to tighten the automated tightening and loosen ...


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Hugh C Hiner, Billy Wayne Crue, William D Jensen, Lein Chang Wang, Durga P Ravipati: Magnetic head with low stack height and self-aligned pole tips. Read Rite Corporation, Nathan N Kallman, March 7, 2000: US06032353 (158 worldwide citation)

A magnetic head includes pole tips with aligned sidewalls and a low head profile. The aligned sidewalls are formed by depositing a stack of pole tip layers on a substrate. The stack of layers are etched through a common overlying mask. The stack of layers is covered over and around with a protective ...


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Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer: Accessing control method for identifying a recording medium in a jukebox. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Frank Y Liao, March 7, 2000: US06034925 (157 worldwide citation)

A controller and media-reader are used to identify various physical or logical characteristics of data stored on a pre-recorded medium. These characteristics may include, e.g., the kind of medium, the kind of data, the way the data is segmented or separated, the size of any data segments, the total ...


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Clark R Baker Jr: Method and apparatus for determining the state of an oximetry sensor. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Beyer & Weaver, March 7, 2000: US06035223 (156 worldwide citation)

A method for determining whether a sensor is coupled to a tissue sample is described. The sensor is operable to generate a detector signal indicative of absorption of electromagnetic radiation by the tissue sample. A plurality of metric values corresponding to the detector signal are generated. A ne ...


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Allan G Hock: Biofeedback system for sensing body motion and flexure. Advantedge Systems, Vernon C Maine, Scott J Asmus, March 7, 2000: US06032530 (155 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for monitoring key components of body movement and flexure during kinetic activities, and providing intuitive, audible, real time biofeedback to the user. The system uses one or more transducers of types that are directionally sensitive to motion, distance, velocity, and the l ...