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Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba: Forming microelectronic connection components by electrophoretic deposition. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, December 10, 2002: US06492201 (84 worldwide citation)

An electrically conductive article such as a sheet having holes therein is coated with a dielectric polymer using a multi-stage electrophoretic deposition process. A coating of uncured polymer is deposited electrophoretically and then cured. After the first polymer is cured, the part is subject to a ...


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Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba, Klaus Jurgen Wolter: Microelectronic joining processes with bonding material application. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, December 10, 2002: US06492251 (42 worldwide citation)

A microelectronic element is provided with small meniscus-shaped solder masses, and these masses are connected to deformable connecting elements such as flexible leads. The connections can be made under vacuum in a chamber or in a space enclosed in part by a flexible film. Atmospheric pressure on th ...


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Runhai Lu
Thomas M Vickers Jr, Ranier Packe Wirth, Michael Porsch, Samy M Shendy, Lynn E Brower, John Pickett, Runhai Lu, Frank Danko: Oligomeric dispersant. MBT Holding, Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber, December 10, 2002: US06492461 (9 worldwide citation)

A composition that is a reaction product of two or three moieties. The first moiety (A) is a nonpolymeric, functional moiety that can adsorb onto a particle. The second required moiety (C) is a linear or branched water soluble, nonionic polymer that is capable of providing dispersing capability. A t ...


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Charles Mao
Andrew Niall Robinson, Xiaoping Charles Mao: PMD characterization across multiple optical channels of an optical link. MCI WorldCom, December 10, 2002: US06493116 (6 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic communications link having PMD characterization across multiple optical channels to identify PMD problems. The communications link has adaptive PMD controls employed along the optical link, whereby PMD phenomena detected by instruments, such as PMD compensators, are interpreted as bein ...


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Glenn B Bell, Ronald B Hicks: Patient interface system. KCI Licensing, December 10, 2002: US06493568 (656 worldwide citation)

A patient interface system integral with a critical care bed for allowing the acquisition, analysis, display, and conveyance of patient-related data from a variety of transducers. The system is adapted to recognize and interpret each type of signal being received, despite the type and/or make of the ...


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Michael P Whitman: Fluid delivery mechanism for use with anastomosing, stapling, and resecting instruments. Power Medical Interventions, Kenyon & Kenyon, December 10, 2002: US06491201 (622 worldwide citation)

A medicine delivery mechanism or fibrin injection mechanism for use in combination with an anastomosing and stapling attachment for an electromechanical device driver comprises a dispensing chamber with an elongated cylindrical cross section (although other shapes can be used) which is formed in the ...


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Michael J Tierney, Thomas Cooper, Chris Julian, Stephen J Blumenkranz, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge: Mechanical actuator interface system for robotic surgical tools. Intuitive Surgical, Scott M Smith Esq, Townsend Townsend & Crew, December 10, 2002: US06491701 (522 worldwide citation)

Robotic surgical tools, systems, and methods for preparing for and performing robotic surgery include a memory mounted on the tool. The memory can perform a number of functions when the tool is loaded on the tool manipulator: first, the memory can provide a signal verifying that the tool is compatib ...


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Eytan Adar, Thomas M Breuel, Todd A Cass, James E Pitkow, Hinrich Schuetze: System and method for searching and recommending documents in a collection using share bookmarks. Xerox Corporation, December 10, 2002: US06493702 (434 worldwide citation)

A search and recommendation system employs the preferences and profiles of individual users and groups within a community of users, as well as information derived from shared document bookmarks, to augment Internet searches, re-rank search results, and provide recommendations for documents based on ...


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Thomas D McGuire, Michael V Sliger, Daniel C Welch, Rajendra H Vishnumurty, Gabriel J Aul, Oliver I Wallace, Gregory W Nichols, Alan B Auerbach: Method and system for downloading updates for software installation. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, December 10, 2002: US06493871 (374 worldwide citation)

A method and system for downloading software update data for installing a revised software product on a client computer minimizes the amount of update data to be transmitted over the network by downloading only those files needed to put the client computer in the state for installing the product. In ...


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Philippa Graham, Christopher Stevens: Gaming machine with re-trigger bonus. Aristocrat Technologies Australia, Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman, December 10, 2002: US06491584 (373 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine has a display and a game controller arranged to control images displayed on the display. The game controller is arranged to play a game wherein random events are caused to be displayed on the display and, if a predefined winning event results, the machine awards a prize. If the pred ...