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Belgacem Haba, Masud Beroz: Multilayer structure with interlocking protrusions. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, February 13, 2001: US06188028 (26 worldwide citation)

A multilayer structure includes a plurality of stacked circuit panels interconnected by posts extending through each panel. Circuit traces provided on one or both surfaces of each circuit panel interconnect the connectors in a predetermined pattern. The connectors are provided with a blind via which ...


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Joel Seely, Robert Leonard Malak, Timothy Peter Allen, Richard Robert Schediwy, William Andrew Cesarotti: Two-layer capacitive touchpad and method of making same. Synaptics, Malcolm B Wittenberg, February 13, 2001: US06188391 (1037 worldwide citation)

By suitable use of screen-printed carbon ink patterning, combined with patterning of the solder-mask layer on the top (finger) surface, a compact capacitive touchpad pointing device has been realized using only a two-layer board as a substrate. The first layer, on the topside of the printed circuit ...


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Peter S Lim, Robert Broderson: Method of maintaining a network of partially replicated database system. Siebel Systems, Cooley Godward, February 13, 2001: US06189011 (785 worldwide citation)

A method of maintaining a database. The database is a partially replicated database having a central database and a plurality of individual partially replicated databases. Updates made to the central database or to one of the individual, partially replicated databases are selectively propagated to o ...


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Jason Mayeroff: Reel slot machine. John Edward Roethel, February 13, 2001: US06186894 (598 worldwide citation)

A slot machine is configured to have a main game comprising a multi-reel payline mechanical reel or video reel slot arrangement with at least one payline and a secondary event game comprising a multi-reel, one or more payline mechanical slot arrangement. Whenever the player achieves a combination of ...


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Trevor Darrell, Gaile Gordon, Michael Harville, John Woodfill, Harlyn Baker: Method and apparatus for personnel detection and tracking. Interval Research Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, February 13, 2001: US06188777 (537 worldwide citation)

Techniques from computer vision and computer graphics are combined to robustly track a target (e.g., a user) and perform a function based upon the image and/or the identity attributed to the target's face. Three primary modules are used to track a user's head: depth estimation, color segme ...


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Steven Paul Buysse, Dale Francis Schmaltz, Robert Luzzi, Kirk Bryan Olson, Kate Ryland Lawes, Daniel Lee Trimberger II, Mathew Erle Mitchell, Jenifer Serafin Kennedy: Bipolar electrosurgical instrument for sealing vessels. Sherwood Services, February 13, 2001: US06187003 (433 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument has opposable seal surfaces on its jaws for grasping and sealing vessels and vascular tissue. Inner and outer instrument members allow arcuate motion of the seal surfaces. An open lockbox provides a pivot with lateral support to maintain alignment of the lateral ...


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Stephen J Brown: Method for diagnosis and treatment of psychological and emotional conditions using a microprocessor-based virtual reality simulator. Health Hero Network, Black Lowe & Graham PLLC, February 13, 2001: US06186145 (420 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for monitoring, diagnosing and/or treating psychological conditions and/or disorders in patients with the aid of computer-based virtual reality simulations. Pursuant to one preferred embodiment, a computer program product is used to control a computer. The program product include ...


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Burton S Kaliski Jr: Client/server protocol for proving authenticity. RSA Security, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, February 13, 2001: US06189098 (358 worldwide citation)

A protocol for establishing the authenticity of a client to a server in an electronic transaction by encrypting a certificate with a key known only to the client and the server. The trust of the server, if necessary, can be established by a public key protocol. The client generates and sends over a ...


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Pradyumna K Misra, Bradley J Graziadio, Terence R Spies: System and method for software licensing. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, February 13, 2001: US06189146 (343 worldwide citation)

A software licensing system includes a license generator located at a licensing clearinghouse and at least one license server and multiple clients located at a company or entity. When a company wants a software license, it sends a purchase request (and appropriate fee) to the licensing clearinghouse ...


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Michael Brace, Eric Lange: Variable angle spinal fixation system. Synthes, Pennie & Edmonds, February 13, 2001: US06187005 (340 worldwide citation)

A variable angle spinal fixation system is disclosed. The system includes a longitudinal member positionable along a spinal column, a fastener having a threaded end for engaging a vertebra, and a connector member for connecting the fastener and the longitudinal member. The connector member has a cha ...



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