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Fred C Thomas III: Thin retroreflective marker for identifying an object. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, September 18, 2001: US06292319 (36 worldwide citation)

A cartridge for a data storage disk drive has a thin retroreflective marker. Light from a source is reflected from the marker almost exactly on its incident path. A planar light shaping optical structure such as a holographic light shaping diffuser (LSD) ruled or blazed diffraction grating, holograp ...

Eugene Fitzgerald
Eugene A Fitzgerald: Controlling threading dislocation densities in Ge on Si using graded GeSi layers and planarization. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Samuels Gauthier & Stevens, September 18, 2001: US06291321 (121 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor structure including a semiconductor substrate, at least one first crystalline epitaxial layer on the substrate, the first layer having a surface which is planarized, and at least one second crystalline epitaxial layer on the at least one first layer. In another embodiment of the inve ...

Runhai Lu
John Moreau, Runhai Lu, Jeffrey R Bury, Thomas M Vickers Jr: Cementitious mixture containing high pozzolan cement replacement and compatabilizing admixtures therefor. MBT Holding, Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber, September 18, 2001: US06290770 (24 worldwide citation)

A cementitious mixture comprises a hydraulic cement; greater than about 10% by weight of a pozzolanic cement replacement selected from fly ash, slag, natural pozzolans, and mixtures thereof, based on the weight of said hydraulic cement and cement replacement; and a compatabilizing admixture, wherein ...

Chad C Roue, Andrew G C Frazier, Michael D Lesh, Erik J van der Burg: Method and apparatus for closing intracardiac septal defects. Appriva Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 18, 2001: US06290674 (522 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a closure catheter, for closing a tissue opening such as an atrial septal defect, patent foreman ovale, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter carries a plurality of tissue anchors, which may be deployed into tissue surrounding the opening, and used to draw the ...

Wilton W Webster Jr, Benjamin J Scherlag, Michael Scherlag, Patrick Schauerte: Method and apparatus for transvascular treatment of tachycardia and fibrillation. Christie Parker & Hale, September 18, 2001: US06292695 (522 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of controlling cardiac fibrillation, tachycardia, or cardiac arrhythmia by the use of an electrophysiology catheter having a tip section that contains at least one stimulating electrode, the electrode being stably placed at a selected intravascular location. T ...

Ihor Lys, George G Mueller: Power/data protocol. Color Kinetics Incorporated, Foley Hoag & Eliot, September 18, 2001: US06292901 (490 worldwide citation)

Provided herein are methods and systems for powering a device, which include providing a data signal and extracting power from the data signal to power the device. The device may be either a device that responds to the data signal or another device. The data signal may vary between at least two data ...

David W Deaton, Rodney G Gabriel: Method and system for generating incentives based on substantially real-time product purchase information. Incentech, Baker Botts L, September 18, 2001: US06292786 (436 worldwide citation)

A method for use in marketing includes receiving at a remote location through the Internet, substantially real-time product purchase information from a retail store in conjunction with an identification code of a customer purchasing the parts at a point-of-sale. The method also includes generating a ...

Naomi Glasson: Electronic game with moving bonus symbol. Philip J Anderson, Anderson & Morishita, September 18, 2001: US06290600 (424 worldwide citation)

An electronic game and method are set forth wherein if a player obtains a bonus symbol on one reel of the gaming device and a landing symbol on an adjacent reel a bonus sequence is triggered. When the bonus sequence is triggered, a jumping symbol moves to the landing symbol. If the next reel include ...

Kevin R Heath: Tubular medical endoprostheses. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, September 18, 2001: US06290721 (357 worldwide citation)

A tubular prosthesis device for use within the body. The device includes, a metal filament material formed of metal outer member having an exposed outer surface and a core within the extended outer member formed of a different metal than the outer member. The core is secured within and substantially ...

Victor H Shear, W Olin Sibert, David M Van Wie: Systems and methods using cryptography to protect secure computing environments. InterTrust Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, September 18, 2001: US06292569 (341 worldwide citation)

Secure computation environments are protected from bogus or rogue load modules, executables and other data elements through use of digital signatures, seals and certificates issued by a verifying authority. A verifying authority—which may be a trusted independent third party—tests the load modules o ...

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