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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
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 ...


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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 ...


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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 (22 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 ...


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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 (509 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 ...


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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 (461 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 ...


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Ihor Lys, George G Mueller: Power/data protocol. Color Kinetics Incorporated, Foley Hoag & Eliot, September 18, 2001: US06292901 (458 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 ...


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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 (412 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 ...


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Naomi Glasson: Electronic game with moving bonus symbol. Philip J Anderson, Anderson & Morishita, September 18, 2001: US06290600 (396 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 ...


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Kevin R Heath: Tubular medical endoprostheses. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, September 18, 2001: US06290721 (340 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 ...


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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 (333 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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