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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas III: Method and apparatus for secure transmission of identifier for removable storage media. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, October 24, 2002: US20020157011-A1

A media serial number (MS#) for a removable data storage cartridge (22) is asymmetrically encrypted using a private key (106) from a key list (103) which never leaves the factory. This factory encrypted value (FEMS#) is stored in a secure memory device (46) in the cartridge, along with an identifier ...


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Maricela Morales Charles Szmanda
Charles R Szmanda, George G Barclay, Peter Trefonas, Wang Yueh: Polymer and photoresist compositions. Shipley Company, Dike Bronstein Roberts & Cushman IP Group, c o EDWARDS & ANGELL, October 24, 2002: US20020155380-A1

Disclosed are spirocyclic olefin ploymers, methods of preparing spirocyclic olefin polymers, photoresist compositions including spirocyclic olefin resin binders and methods of forming relief images using such photoresist compositions.


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Howard Pamela, Howard Eben: Wound dressing system. Howard Pamela, Howard Eben, METZENTHIN George, October 24, 2002: WO/2002/083046 (10 worldwide citation)

The invention preferably is a wound dressing system (50) having a dressing (51) and an irrigation system (56) in communication with the dressing (51). The dressing (51) preferably includes a first layer (52) for contacting the wound/injury site of a patient and a second layer (54) that has a backing ...


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Everett Nicholas P, Petell James K: Detection et quantification disoformes de prion dans des maladies neurodegeneratives par spectrometrie de masse, Detection and quantification of prion isoforms in neurodegenerative diseases using mass spectrometry. Ista, Ista, MOFFAT & CO, October 24, 2002: CA2443929 (5 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods, compositions and kits for diagnosing prion-mediated pathological conditions and presence of aberrant prion protein in animal derived products, utilizing mass spectrometry.


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Alessandra Satta, Karen Maex, Kai Erik Elers, Ville Antero Saanila, Pekka Juha Soininen, Suvi P Haukka: Method for bottomless deposition of barrier layers in integrated circuit metallization schemes. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 24, 2002: US20020155722-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

Methods are disclosed for selective deposition on desired materials. In particular, barrier materials are selectively formed on insulating surfaces, as compared to conductive surfaces. In the context of contact formation and trench fill, particularly damascene and dual damascene metallization, the m ...


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Clarke Dana S: Tissue structure identification in advance of instrument. Clarke Dana S, BIRDWELL William A, October 24, 2002: WO/2002/083003 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for identifying tissue structures in advance of a mechanical medical instrument during a medical procedure. A mechanical tissue penetrating medical instrument (22) has a distal end for penetrating tissue in a penetrating direction. An optical wavefront analysis system (32-50) ...


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Røsjø Endre: System for image-based access control. Caves de Lisse, Røsjø Endre, ONSAGERS, October 24, 2002: WO/2002/085019 (5 worldwide citation)

Communication system for access control of a door leading into a restricted area. The system comprises an access terminal (1), including a first control device (6), which is connected with an electronic camera (4) for providing a first picture information, a display device (6) for displaying a secon ...


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Kie Y Ahn, Leonard Forbes: Highly reliable gate oxide and method of fabrication. Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, October 24, 2002: US20020155689-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

An ultra-thin gate oxide layer of hafnium oxide (HfO2) and a method of formation are disclosed. The ultra-thin gate oxide layer of hafnium oxide (HfO2) is formed by a two-step process. A thin hafnium (Hf) film is first formed by thermal evaporation at a low substrate temperature, after which the thi ...


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Thierry D Besson: Implicit mapping of technology independent network to library cells. Omkar K Suryadevara, SKJERVEN MORRILL MacPHERSON, October 24, 2002: US20020157063-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

Portions of an electrical circuit described as a technology-independent network are automatically mapped by a computer to cells of a library to be used in manufacturing the circuit, using a common set of input signal names for both (the circuit and the cells). A computer readable medium stores model ...


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Michel Luc Cote, Chritophe Pierrat: Standard cell design incorporating phase information. Numerical Technologies, Numerical, C O Bever Hoffman & Harms, October 24, 2002: US20020155363-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

Phase information is incorporated into a cell-based design methodology. Standard cells have four edges: top, bottom, left, and right. The top and bottom edges have fixed phase shifters placed, e.g. 0. A given cell C will have a phase set created with two versions: 0-180 (left-right) as well as 180-0 ...