Charles Szmanda
Gary N Taylor, Charles R Szmanda: Polymers and photoresist compositions. Shipley Company L L C, Darryl P Frickey, Peter F Corless, May 2, 2000: US06057083 (41 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides novel polymers and chemically-amplified positive-acting photoresist compositions that contain such polymers as a resin binder component. Preferred polymers of the invention include one or more structural groups that are capable of reducing the temperature required for ...

Robert Deng
Arcot Desai Narasimhalu, Huijie Deng, Weiguo Wang: Computationally efficient method for trusted and dynamic digital objects dissemination. Kent Ridge Digital Labs, May 2, 2000: US06058383 (55 worldwide citation)

A computationally efficient method for trusted and dynamic dissemination of digital objects. Related digital objects of various types are grouped, based on their usage and functionality, by an information provider into distribution packages. Trustworthiness of objects contained in a distribution pac ...


Nicholas Luke Bennett: Slot machine with color changing symbols. Aristocrat Leisure, Friedman Siegelbaum, May 2, 2000: US06056642 (742 worldwide citation)

A slot machine 10 has three rotatable reels 12 carrying symbols 14 which are controlled by stepper motors and are arranged to pay prizes on the occurrence of a predetermined symbol or combination of symbols. A jackpot prize is paid on the occurrence of three 7s on the win line. The 7s are against a ...

Nigel Mark Goble, Colin Charles Owen Goble: Electrosurgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, May 2, 2000: US06056746 (600 worldwide citation)

In an electrosurgical instrument for the treatment of tissue in the presence of an electrically conductive fluid medium, a bipolar electrode assembly has an active electrode with an exposed tissue treatment portion, a return electrode having an exposed fluid contact surface, and an insulating member ...

James Michael Odom, Scott D Yelich: Real-time network exchange with seller specified exchange parameters and interactive seller participation. Auction Source L L C, Baker Botts L, May 2, 2000: US06058379 (570 worldwide citation)

A method for networked exchange comprises 8 steps. Those steps are (1) specifying a mode of operations for an exchange; (2) identifying a commodity for the exchange; (3) listing information about the commodity; (4) accessing of the listing by a potential purchaser; (5) accessing the network-based ex ...

Stuart D Edwards: Sphincter treatment apparatus. Conway Stuart Medical, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, May 2, 2000: US06056744 (519 worldwide citation)

A sphincter treatment apparatus includes an energy delivery device introduction member including a plurality of arms. Each arm has distal and proximal sections. The distal sections of the arms are coupled as are the proximal sections of the arms. The energy delivery device introduction member is con ...

Ralph John Gerlach, Dale Arthur Legband, Scott Lyon Porter: Method and system for automatically configuring redundant arrays of disk memory devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert M Carwell, Jack V Musgrove, Andrew J Dillon, May 2, 2000: US06058454 (507 worldwide citation)

A method and system for autoconfiguring redundant arrays of memory storage devices contained within receptacles having one or more slots containing hardware sufficient to accept and electrically communicate with such memory storage devices. The capacities of the memory storage device receptacles for ...

Gary W King: Apparatus and method for treating peripheral vascular disease and organ ischemia by electrical stimulation with closed loop feedback control. Medtronic, Banner & Witcoff, May 2, 2000: US06058331 (455 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses techniques for therapeutically treating peripheral vascular disease. A sensor is implemented for sensing the extent of blood flow in a patient's limb or ischemic pain and generating a corresponding sensor signal. The signal is processed to determine the level of spina ...

Jacob Leidner, Karim Amellal: Porous protheses and methods for making the same wherein the protheses are formed by spraying water soluble and water insoluble fibers onto a rotating mandrel. Schneider, Faegre & Benson, May 2, 2000: US06056993 (427 worldwide citation)

A porous, tubular synthetic prosthesis, prosthesis precursor, and methods of producing the same are provided. Specifically the method involves co-spraying both a water soluble and water insoluble fibrous component onto a mold to form the prosthesis precursor. The water soluble fibrous component may ...