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Belgacem Haba: Lidless socket and method of making same. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, October 3, 2000: US06126455 (3 worldwide citation)

A socket for use with a semiconductor chip assembly having conductive joining units such as solder balls thereon. The socket includes a flexible dielectric element such as a polyimide sheet having a plurality of apertures extending through it. A backing element disposed beneath the dielectric elemen ...


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Robert B Fier: Gaming device and method offering primary and secondary games. Boyd Gaming Corporation, Quirk & Tratos, October 3, 2000: US06126542 (774 worldwide citation)

A gaming device and method for offering a primary and secondary game is set forth. The primary game may be a video poker game. When the player obtains a predetermined outcome in the primary game such as a flush, the player receives a reward and the secondary game is initiated wherein the player is p ...


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Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman, Elad Magal: Systems for percutaneous bone and spinal stabilization, fixation and repair. DiscoTech, Levisohn Lerner Berger & Langsam, October 3, 2000: US06127597 (718 worldwide citation)

Systems for bone and spinal stabilization, fixation and repair include intramedullar nails, intervertebral cages and prostheses, remotely activatable prostheses, tissue extraction devices, and electrocautery probes. The intramedullar nails, intervertebral cages and prostheses, are designed for expan ...


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Ronald D Adams, Roy H Sullivan III, Lauren O Main, Peter K Kratsch, George A Nunez, Jurgen A Kortenbach, Matt Solar, Gerhard F Buess, Marc O Schurr: Method and device for full thickness resectioning of an organ. Scimed Life Systems, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 3, 2000: US06126058 (624 worldwide citation)

A full-thickness resection system comprises a flexible endoscope and a stapling mechanism, wherein the endoscope is slidably received through at least a portion of the stapling mechanism. The stapling mechanism comprises an anvil and a stapling head mounted to the anvil so that the anvil and the sta ...


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Anthony Vernon Walker Smith, Alistair Ian Sutherland, Arnaud Lemoine, Sean Mcgrath: Hand gesture recognition system and method. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, October 3, 2000: US06128003 (609 worldwide citation)

Noise problems in processing small images or large-granularity images are reduced by representing hand images as rotational vectors calculated using a real-valued centroid. The hand region is therefore sectored independently of pixel quantization. Color segmentation is used to identify hand-color re ...


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Darrell C Brett: Collapsible and expandable interbody fusion device. Expanding Concepts L L C, Miller Nash, October 3, 2000: US06126689 (491 worldwide citation)

A collapsible and expandable interbody fusion cage primarily for use between adjacent vertebrae is designed to be collapsed so as to require the smallest opening necessary for insertion. An upper body is connected to a lower body by articulated supports. In the collapsed position, the articulated su ...


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Philip J Kuekes, R Stanley Williams, James R Heath: Molecular wire crossbar memory. Hewlett-Packard, October 3, 2000: US06128214 (489 worldwide citation)

A molecular wire crossbar memory (MWCM) system is provided. The MWCM comprises a two-dimensional array of a plurality of nanometer-scale devices, each device comprising a junction formed by a pair of crossed wires where one wire crosses another and at least one connector species connecting the pair ...


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Jay S Walker, Sanjay K Jindal, Toby Weir Jones: Method and apparatus for processing customized group reward offers. Walker Asset Management Partnership, Dean Alderucci, Kurt M Maschoff, October 3, 2000: US06128599 (468 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an apparatus for providing and managing a customized reward offer to an affinity group sponsor based on the aggregate performance of members of the group. The apparatus includes a processor configured to accesses historical aggregate data associated with the affinity group. ...


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Shunpei Yamazaki, Hisashi Ohtani, Jun Koyama, Takeshi Fukunaga: Semiconductor device having an SOI structure and manufacturing method therefor. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Fish & Richardson P C, October 3, 2000: US06127702 (437 worldwide citation)

A fine semiconductor device having a short channel length while suppressing a short channel effect. Linearly patterned or dot-patterned impurity regions 104 are formed in a channel forming region 103 so as to be generally parallel with the channel direction. The impurity regions 104 are effective in ...