Eric C Peters, Stanley Rabinowitz, Herbert R Jacobs, Peter J Fasciano: Computer system and process for transferring multiple high bandwidth streams of data between multiple storage units and multiple applications in a scalable and reliable manner. Avid Technology, Peter J Gordon, July 2, 2002: US06415373 (699 worldwide citation)

Multiple applications request data from multiple storage units over a computer network. The data is divided into segments and each segment is distributed randomly on one of several storage units, independent of the storage units on which other segments of the media data are stored. At least one addi ...

Roger A Stern: Apparatus and method for treatment of tissue. Thermage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, July 2, 2002: US06413255 (591 worldwide citation)

An apparatus to treat the skin includes a template having a tissue interface surface and an energy delivery device coupled to the template. The energy delivery device is configured to be coupled to a power source and has a variable resistance portion. A sensor is coupled to one of the template, the ...

Brett B Stewart, James W Thompson: Geographic-based communication service system with more precise determination of a user's known geographic location. Wayport, Jeffrey C Hood, Conley Rose & Tayon PC, July 2, 2002: US06414635 (539 worldwide citation)

A geographic based communications service system that includes a network and a plurality of access points connected to the network and arranged at known locations in a geographic region. One or more service providers or information providers may be connected to the network to provide services or inf ...

Chenming Hu, Tsu Jae King, Vivek Subramanian, Leland Chang, Xuejue Huang, Yang Kyu Choi, Jakub Tadeusz Kedzierski, Nick Lindert, Jeffrey Bokor, Wen Chin Lee: Finfet transistor structures having a double gate channel extending vertically from a substrate and methods of manufacture. The Regents of the University of California, Henry K Woodward, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 2, 2002: US06413802 (531 worldwide citation)

A FinFET device is fabricated using conventional planar MOSFET technology. The device is fabricated in a silicon layer overlying an insulating layer (e.g., SIMOX) with the device extending from the insulating layer as a fin. Double gates are provided over the sides of the channel to provide enhanced ...

David W Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Ralph C Wolf, Shawn P Day: Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition. Synaptics Incorporated, Sierra Patent Group, July 2, 2002: US06414671 (458 worldwide citation)

Methods for recognizing gestures made by a conductive object on a touch-sensor pad and for cursor motion are disclosed. Tapping, drags, pushes, extended drags and variable drags gestures are recognized by analyzing the position, pressure, and movement of the conductive object on the sensor pad durin ...

William P Van Antwerp, John J Mastrototaro: Sensor including UV-absorbing polymer and method of manufacture. MiniMed, Gates & Cooper, July 2, 2002: US06413393 (445 worldwide citation)

A sensor is provided that includes at least one functional coating layer that includes a UV-absorbing polymer. Methods for making the inventive sensors are also provided.


David A Farber, Ronald D Lachman: Identifying and requesting data in network using identifiers which are based on contents of data. Kinetech, Digital Island, Pillsbury Winthrop Intellectual Property, July 2, 2002: US06415280 (409 worldwide citation)

In a system in which a set of data items are distributed across a network of servers, at least some of the data items being cached versions of data items from a source server, a content delivery method includes determining a data identifier for a particular data item, the data identifier being deter ...

Anthony J Baerlocher, Bayard S Webb: Gaming device having independent reel columns. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, July 2, 2002: US06413162 (405 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a gaming device having unisymbol display reels, wherein each symbol on a display of the gaming device represents or is included on a different reel. The present invention structures the paylines of the gaming device in such that the gaming device can include different ...

Matthew Lyons, Frank La Rosa: Bone plate assembly including a screw retaining member. Blackstone Medical, Dreier & Baritz, July 2, 2002: US06413259 (402 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a bone plate assembly including a bone plate, bone screws received in apertures in the assembly, and a screw retaining member fixed to the bone plate which covers at least a portion of the bone screws. When bone screws have been received by the bone plate and ins ...