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Eugene Fitzgerald
Zhiyuan Cheng, Eugene A Fitzgerald, Dimitri A Antoniadis: Method for semiconductor device fabrication. Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, November 14, 2002: US20020168864-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating a semiconductor structure. According to one aspect of the invention, on a first semiconductor substrate, a first compositionally graded Si1-xGex buffer is deposited where the Ge composition x is increasing from about zero to a value less than about 20%. Then a first etch-stop ...


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Charles Sperry
Sperry Charles R, Scott Suzanne: Appareil et procede de formation de chambres gonflables, Apparatus and method for forming inflated chambers. Sealed Air Corporation, Sealed Air Corporation, SMART & BIGGAR, November 14, 2002: CA2446782

An inflatable web (10), and method and apparatus for inflating the web, which generally includes two sheets (12, 14) having inner surfaces sealed to each other in a pattern defining a series of inflatable chambers (16) of predetermined length, each of the chambers having at least one change in width ...


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Michael N Kozicki, Maria Mitkova: Microelectronic programmable device and methods of forming and programming the same. Snell & Wilmer, One Arizona Center, November 14, 2002: US20020168820-A1 (23 worldwide citation)

A microelectronic programmable structure and methods of forming and programming the structure are disclosed. The programmable structure generally include an ion conductor and a plurality of electrodes. Electrical properties of the structure may be altered by applying a bias across the electrodes, an ...


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Takeshi Saito: Optical switch and optical waveguide apparatus. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, McDERMOTT WILL & EMERY, November 14, 2002: US20020168133-A1 (20 worldwide citation)

Highly reliable optical switch and optical waveguide apparatus are obtained, which can perform stable and reliable ON/OFF operations for optical connection at a waveguide crossing portion. The optical switch is provided in an optical waveguide apparatus including a waveguide propagating light and a ...


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Steven T Harshfield, David Q Wright: PCRAM memory cell and method of making same. Michael G Fletcher, Fletcher Yoder & Van Someren, November 14, 2002: US20020168852-A1 (13 worldwide citation)

An inverted PCRAM cell is formed by plating the bottom electrode, made of copper for example, with a conductive material, such as silver. Chalcogenide material is disposed over the plated electrode and subjected to a conversion process so that ions from the plated material diffuse into the chalcogen ...


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Mukerji Pradip, Huang Yung Sheng, Das Tapas, Thurmond Jennifer M, Leonard Amanda Eun Yeong, Pereira Suzette L: Δ4-desaturase genes and uses thereof. Abbott Laboratories, BECKER Cheryl L, November 14, 2002: WO/2002/090493 (7 worldwide citation)

The subject invention relates to the identification of genes involved in the desaturation of polyunsaturated fatty acids at carbon 4 (i.e., 'Δ4-desaturase'). In particular, Δ4-desaturase may be utilized, for example, in the conversion of adrenic acid to ω6-docosapentaenoic acid and in the conversion ...


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Switkes Michael, Rothschild Mordechai: Methods and apparatus employing an index matching medium. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Switkes Michael, Rothschild Mordechai, POWERS Jeffrey B, November 14, 2002: WO/2002/091078 (6 worldwide citation)

A perfluoropolyether (PFPE) index matching medium (120). The medium (120) may be used with electromagnetic radiation (152) having a wavelength below 220nm. The medium (120) may be used between two optical surfaces (115 and 150) or between an optical surface (115) and an object (150). The medium (120 ...


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Scott Michael Branch, Michael Francis Hanley: Module having a latch. International Business Machines Corporation, Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist Pa, November 14, 2002: US20020167793-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

A module includes a module body adapted to plug into a mating port, and a latch member attached to the module body. The latch member is immovable relative to the module body when attached to the module body. The latch member is essentially always engaged with a receiving member of the mating port wh ...


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Horrobin David Frederick: Potentiation of therapeutic effects of fatty acids. Laxdale, Horrobin David Frederick, WAKERLEY Helen Rachael, November 14, 2002: WO/2002/089787 (4 worldwide citation)

The oral administration of an essential fatty acid, preferably eicosapentaenoic acid, at a defined purity together with an inhibitor of COX-1 or COX-2 or LOX or one or more of the FACL enzymes gives improved therapeutic results over administrationof the fatty acid alone.