Michel K Bowman Amuah: Self-described stream in a communication services patterns environment. Accenture, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, November 5, 2002: US06477580 (492 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and article of manufacture are described for providing a self-describing stream-based communication system. Messages are sent which include data between a sending system and a receiving system. Meta-data is attached to the messages being sent between the sending system and the rece ...

Diego Doval, Thomas Yu Kiu Kwok, Kenneth Blair Ocheltree, Clifford Alan Pickover, Gregory Fraser Russell: Dynamic creation of selectable items on surfaces. International Business Machines Corporation, Douglas W Cameron, Anne Vachon Dougherty, November 5, 2002: US06476834 (414 worldwide citation)

Using a writing surface, such as paper on a portable digital notebooks (PDNs) or the surface of a digital white board, users draw, on the fly, selectable items such as buttons with text inside. The user could even draw symbols, on the fly, in the air with his/her finger. The user then selects the dr ...

Joseph H Schulman, Charles L Byers, Gerald E Adomian, Michael S Colvin: Implantable enzyme-based monitoring systems having improved longevity due to improved exterior surfaces. Medtronic MiniMed, Foley & Lardner, November 5, 2002: US06477395 (410 worldwide citation)

An implantable enzyme-based monitoring system suitable for long term in vivo use to measure the concentration of prescribed substances such as glucose is provided. In one embodiment, the implantable enzyme-based monitoring system includes at least one sensor assembly, an outer membrane surrounding t ...

Kevin C McCarthy, Eugenie V Uhlmann, Niall R Lynam: Complete mirror-based global-positioning system (GPS) navigation solution. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, November 5, 2002: US06477464 (391 worldwide citation)

A vehicular rearview mirror-based navigation system includes a rearview mirror system, including an interior rearview mirror assembly, having an interior reflective element and interior mirror housing for the interior reflective element. The interior rearview mirror assembly further includes a scrol ...

Mark Maggenti, Douglas M Crockett, Eric Rosen: System and method for providing group communication services in an existing communication system. Qualcomm, Philip Wadsworth, Gregory D Ogrod, Thomas M Thibault, November 5, 2002: US06477150 (380 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system and method for providing group communication services in an existing communication system. Group communications are enabled by installing a communications manager in a data network such as the Internet. The communications manager acts as a configurable switch, allow ...

David L Thompson, Steven D Goedeke: Medical management system integrated programming apparatus for communication with an implantable medical device. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, November 5, 2002: US06477424 (367 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device communication system includes an implantable medical device, a medical information management system, and a module interface apparatus for facilitating communication therebetween. The implantable medical device includes transmitter/receiver circuitry coupled to a device ...

Bin Yu: Method of forming a double gate transistor having an epitaxial silicon/germanium channel region. Advanced Micro Devices, Foley & Lardner, November 5, 2002: US06475869 (365 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing an integrated circuit with a channel region containing germanium. The method can provide a double planar gate structure. The gate structure can be provided over lateral sidewalls of channel region. The semiconductor material containing germanium can increase the charge mobi ...