Browse John A, Watts Jennifer L: Palmitate desaturase gene. Washington State University Research Foundation, Browse John A, Watts Jennifer L, HARDING Tanya M, December 6, 2001: WO/2001/092489 (4 worldwide citation)

Desaturase enzymes, and especially animal $g(D)?9¿-desaturases, and the use of such enzymes to alter fatty acid saturation, especially fatty acid saturation in oilseeds, are disclosed. In particular, the FAT-5 palmitate desaturase enzyme is disclosed. Also disclosed are nucleic acid sequences encodi ...

Charles W Stewart, Stuart K Randa, Savvas G Hatzikiriakos, Evgueni E Rozenbaoum, Marlin D Buckmaster: Extrusion aid combination. E I Du Pont de Nemours And Company, Legal Department Patents, December 6, 2001: US20010048179-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

The combination of fluoropolymer processing aid with foam cell nucleating agent gives a combined processing aid that is far superior to either individually when used in the extrusion of melt processible polymers.

John Hanton, Tommie A Freeman, William M Imwalle: Downhole drilling apparatus. Marlin R Smith Esq, Konneker & Smith PC, December 6, 2001: US20010047883-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

A downhole drilling apparatus for interconnection in a casing or liner string having a drill bit disposed thereon for enabling the drilling of intersecting wellbores without removal of the drill bit is disclosed. In a disclosed embodiment, the apparatus comprises a housing having a window. A whipsto ...

Haverinen Jukka P, Seuna Eero H, Fordsmand Henrik: Composite precipitated calcium carbonate/silicon compound pigment. Jm Huber Corporation, GOODRICH Mitch, December 6, 2001: WO/2001/092422 (3 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method of making a composite pigment of precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and a silicon compound. The PCC/silicate composite pigment made according to this invention imparts increased bulk, light scattering power, porosity and printing properties to paper and is also very cost comp ...

Dyer James Francis: Improved core sampling drill bit. Boart Longyear, Dyer James Francis, MADDERNS, December 6, 2001: WO/2001/092677 (3 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an improved core sampling drill bit (10) which has a substantially increased crown height achieved by having a first set of primary waterway channels or slots (13) formed in an upper portion of the crown (12), and a second set of secondary waterway channels or slots (14) fo ...


Fathallah Marwan A, Chambers Geoffrey R: Apparatus and method for obtaining blood for diagnostic tests. Abbott Laboratories, WEINSTEIN David L, December 6, 2001: WO/2001/091634 (3 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for obtaining a sample of blood from a patient for subsequent diagnostic tests, e.g., glucose monitoring. In one aspect of the invention, an apparatus for carrying out the method described previously is provided. The apparatus comprises: (a) a housing (12) having a sealable cham ...

Hideaki Numata, Kouichi Takeda: Magnetic random access memory circuit. Nec Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas Pllc, December 6, 2001: US20010048608-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

In a magnetic random access memory circuit, the potential of all sense lines 121 to 124 are equalized, and the potential of all not-selected word lines 133, 135, 136 are equalized and the selected word line 134 is grounded so that a previously charged capacitor 114 is discharged by a current path pa ...

Gerald S Paul: Height adjustable medical bed including intermediate upper and lower stop positions. Biebel & French, December 6, 2001: US20010047547-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A medical bed including a frame supported on pivoted support members wherein pivoting of the support members results in vertical movement of a patient support surface of the bed. The pivoting of the support members is accomplished by motors which are actuated by a control circuit operating in respon ...

Kenichi Fujino, Hitoshi Motose, Masahiko Kato, Masayoshi Nanami: Diagnostic system for engine. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 6, 2001: US20010049579-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic system is provided to aid a technician or engineer in diagnosing an internal combustion engine. The diagnostic system comprises an electronic control unit that is operatively coupled to a data storage device and to one or more engine sensors. The electronic control unit is configured to ...