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Bradley John Wessman, Bart Lewis Dolmatch, Brian Lee Dukart: Body vessel filter. Microvena Corporation, Fredrikson & Byron, May 15, 2001: US06231589 (191 worldwide citation)

A catheter-deliverable filter assembly deployable in a vessel of the body in alternatively a temporary configuration enabling the filter to be removed from the vessel or a permanent configuration, and a method for its use. The filter assembly comprises an elongated support carrying spaced along its ...


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Per Just Andersen, Simon K Hodson: Thermoplastic starch compositions incorporating a particulate filler component. E Khashoggi, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, May 15, 2001: US06231970 (186 worldwide citation)

Thermoplastic starch compositions that include a particulate filler, e.g. an inorganic filler component, and optional fibrous component The compositions include a thermoplastic phase comprising a thermoplastic starch melt that contains, at a minimum, starch blended with an appropriate plasticizing a ...


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Kenneth Ebenes Vidalin: Methanol plant retrofit for acetic acid manufacture. Acetex, Daniel N Lundeen, May 15, 2001: US06232352 (184 worldwide citation)

The retrofitting of an existing methanol or methanol/ammonia plant to make acetic acid is disclosed. The existing plant has a reformer to which natural gas or another hydrocarbon and steam (water) are fed. Syngas is formed in the reformer. All or part of the syngas is processed to separate out carbo ...


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Fred Geisler: Anterior cervical column support device. Allegiance Corporation, Donald O Nickey, Andrew G Rozycki, May 15, 2001: US06231610 (182 worldwide citation)

An spinal column support device for stabilizing and repairing problems associated with the material located between vertebra located in the cervical area of the spinal column. The support device has a hollow isosceles trapezoidal right prism-shaped skeletal frame with two load bearing surfaces. Each ...


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Louis Lu Chen Hsu, Jack Allan Mandelman, Fariborz Assaderaghi: Process for forming a memory structure that includes NVRAM, DRAM, and/or SRAM memory structures on one substrate and process for forming a new NVRAM cell structure. International Business Machines Corporation, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, May 15, 2001: US06232173 (179 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor memory device including an NVRAM cell structure, a DRAM cell structure, and an SRAM cell structure. The NVRAM cell structure, the DRAM cell structure, and the SRAM cell structure are on the same substrate. An NVRAM cell structure. Processes for forming a memory structure that include ...


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A B M Bazlur Rashid: Plastic container with horizontal annular ribs. Pechinery Emballage Flexible Europe, McDermott Will & Emery, May 15, 2001: US06230912 (177 worldwide citation)

A plastic bottle comprises a label panel portion comprising a plurality of ribs extending annularly about the perimeter thereof and lands located between each rib for accepting a label thereon, wherein the ribs are configured to render the label panel substantially rigid and capable of enduring past ...


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Andrew L Laursen, Bruce K Martin Jr, Alain S Rossmann: Method and system for securely interacting with managed data from multiple devices. Openwave Systems, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, May 15, 2001: US06233608 (174 worldwide citation)

The present invention has been made in consideration of thin devices efficiently communicating ideas and transactions into data networks by using other devices with fill functional user interface in the networks. According to one aspect of the present invention, the thin device exclusively controls ...


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Jackie Y Ying, Zhibo Zhang, Lei Zhang, Mildred S Dresselhaus: Process for fabricating an array of nanowires. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Daly Crowley & Mofford, May 15, 2001: US06231744 (172 worldwide citation)

An array of nanowires having a relativley constant diameter and techniques and apparatus for fabrication thereof are described. In one embodiment, a technique for melting a material under vacuum and followed by pressure injection of the molten material into the pores of a porous substrate produces c ...


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Robert A Wiedeman, Michael J Sites: Automatic satellite terrestrial mobile terminal roaming system and method. Globalstar, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, May 15, 2001: US06233463 (172 worldwide citation)

A communications system includes a satellite communications component having at least one satellite and at least one terrestrial gateway, and also a wireless terrestrial communications component having at least one-repeater and at least one mobile switching center. The at least one gateway and the a ...


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James Walden Voegele, David C Brown, Paul Lawrence Erickson: Biopsy instrument with breakable sample segments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, May 15, 2001: US06231522 (168 worldwide citation)

A surgical biopsy instrument for the extraction of at least one tissue sample from a body is disclosed having a piercing needle for penetrating the body. The piercing needle has a distal piercing tip and an open proximal end and a passageway extending therebetween. The piercing needle has at least o ...



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