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Malcolm L Bond, Bruce Richard Chapman: Outcomes profile management system for evaluating treatment effectiveness. Cedaron Medical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 23, 2001: US06177940 (167 worldwide citation)

System for data input and storage and for correlation of such data against group data contained in a linked database. The data is input via a series of hierarchical menus, which menus may include sub-menus and fields that enable a user to directly input data for storage into the database. Data regar ...


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Hiroyuki Kozono: Resin-sealed semiconductor device. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, January 23, 2001: US06177718 (166 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor chip is secured on a die-pad which has been depressed. One end of a tie-bar is combined with the die-pad. One of a lead is connected to the semiconductor chip by, for example, a bonding wire. A molded resin block covers up the die-pad, semiconductor chip and lead, and has an upper su ...


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Dachuan Yang, Lixiao Wang, Joel Stanslaski, Liguang Tang: Hydrophilic lubricity coating for medical devices comprising a hydrophobic top coat. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, January 23, 2001: US06176849 (164 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a medical device for insertion into the body wherein the device has at least one surface which periodically comes into contact with a second surface. The first surface comprises an improved lubricious coating having a first hydrogel layer and a second hydrophobic top ...


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Mark T Rise: Method of treating manic depression by brain infusion. Curtis D Kinghorn, Harold R Patton, January 23, 2001: US06176242 (163 worldwide citation)

Techniques using one or more drugs, electrical stimulation or both to treat depression or manic depression by means of an implantable signal generator and electrode and/or an implantable pump and catheter. A catheter is surgically implanted in selected sites in the brain to infuse the drugs, and one ...


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Sen ching S Cheung, David Drizen, Paul E Haskell: Video postfiltering with motion-compensated temporal filtering and/or spatial-adaptive filtering. VTEL Corporation, David T Millers, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, January 23, 2001: US06178205 (163 worldwide citation)

A postfiltering process for improving the appearance of a video image includes motion compensated temporal filtering and spatial adaptive filtering. For each target pixel being filtered, the temporal filtering uses multiple motion vectors and one or more pixel values for a prior frame to determine o ...


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Kevin J Linthicum, Thomas Gehrke, Darren B Thomson, Eric P Carlson, Pradeep Rajagopal, Robert F Davis: Pendeoepitaxial gallium nitride semiconductor layers on silcon carbide substrates. North Carolina State University, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, January 23, 2001: US06177688 (162 worldwide citation)

An underlying gallium nitride layer on a silicon carbide substrate is masked with a mask that includes an array of openings therein, and the underlying gallium nitride layer is etched through the array of openings to define posts in the underlying gallium nitride layer and trenches therebetween. The ...


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Frank A Galdes, Mark A Ericson: Method and apparatus for network based customer service. Kana Communications, Stattler Johansen & Adeli, January 23, 2001: US06177932 (161 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for a network based customer service is provided. In response to a client requesting help, a menu including three levels of interaction is displayed. One level of interaction is self-help searching in a database of information. A second level of interaction is asynchronous hel ...


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James P Gray, James J Martin: Optimal link scheduling for multiple links by obtaining and utilizing link quality information. International Business Machines Corporation, Jeanini S Ray Yarletts, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, January 23, 2001: US06178448 (161 worldwide citation)

Methods, apparatus and computer program products are provided for distributing communication packets over multiple concurrent parallel links between a first node and a second node in a communication network based upon link quality information for the links. By utilizing link quality information from ...


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Raymond L Chong: Detection of bridge tap using frequency domain analysis. Sunrise Telecom, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 23, 2001: US06177801 (159 worldwide citation)

A method for detecting the presence of a bridge tap and other types of fault in a transmission line. Initially, test signals of predetermined frequencies are transmitted into a transmitting end of the transmission line. The test signals are received at a receiving end of the transmission line and th ...