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Kenneth Schofield, Mark L Larson, Keith J Vadas: Vision system for a vehicle including an image capture device and a display system having a long focal length. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, December 24, 2002: US06498620 (450 worldwide citation)

A rearview vision system for a vehicle includes at least one image capture device directed rearwardly with respect to the direction of travel of the vehicle. A display system displays an image synthesized from output of the image capture device. The display system is preferably contiguous with the f ...


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Conlon Sean P, Dalessandro David: Surgical tissue stapling instrument and staple cartridge, attached to its end effecter. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 24, 2002: JP2002-369820 (383 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a surgical stapling instrument for clamping and stapling tissue. SOLUTION: The surgical stapling instrument (20) is provided with a handle (25) and first and second opposed tissue clamping members (41, 46) connected to the handle. The tissue clamping members are mova ...


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Joseph H Schulman, Charles L Byers, John C Gord, Rajiv Shah, Lyle Dean Canfield: Substrate sensor. Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Foley & Lardner, December 24, 2002: US06498043 (349 worldwide citation)

An implantable substrate sensor has electronic circuitry and electrodes formed on opposite sides of a substrate. A protective coating covers the substrate, effectively hermetically sealing the electronic circuitry under the coating. Exposed areas of the electrodes are selectively left uncovered by t ...


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Neil McLellan, Nelson Fan: Leadless plastic chip carrier with etch back pad singulation. ASAT, Keating & Bennett, December 24, 2002: US06498099 (336 worldwide citation)

A leadless plastic chip carrier is constructed by half etching one or both sides of the package design onto a leadframe strip. After wire bonding and molding, a further etching is performed to isolate and expose contact pads. Singulation of individual chip packages from the leadframe strip may then ...


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Robert E Gleichauf, Daniel M Teal, Kevin L Wiley: Method and system for adaptive network security using intelligent packet analysis. Cisco Technology, Baker Botts L, December 24, 2002: US06499107 (311 worldwide citation)

A method and system for adaptive network security using intelligent packet analysis are provided. The method comprises monitoring network data traffic. The network data traffic is analyzed to assess network information. A plurality of analysis tasks are prioritized based upon the network information ...


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Steven D Friend, Kurt Kordes, Dennis Silva: Portable data collection. Intermec IP, Suiter & Associates PC, December 24, 2002: US06497368 (269 worldwide citation)

A portable data collection system employing a portable data terminal having increased functionality is disclosed. The portable data terminal includes an integral magnetic stripe reader for reading information magnetically encoded on a magnetic stripe card, such as a credit card or the like. An inter ...


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Karl Amundson, Paul S Drzaic, Jianna Wang, Gregg Duthaler, Peter Kazlas: Method for forming a patterned semiconductor film. E Ink Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, December 24, 2002: US06498114 (258 worldwide citation)

A process for forming a pattern in a semiconductor film is provided. The process comprises the steps of: providing a substrate; providing an organic semiconductor film adjacent the substrate; and providing a destructive agent adjacent selected portions of the organic semiconductor film, the destruct ...


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Kurt R Linberg, Randy L Merry, Chester G Nelson, William J Plombon: Virtual remote monitor, alert, diagnostics and programming for implantable medical device systems. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, December 24, 2002: US06497655 (258 worldwide citation)

A plurality of co-operative and complementary software programs are implemented in a web-enabled high speed computer system to remotely monitor, manage and modify the operational and functional parameters of a plurality of implanted medical devices (IMDs). The system utilizes virtual electrophysiolo ...


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Shane Harrah, Douglas P Woolverton: High flux LED array. Lumileds Lighting U S, Patent Law Group, December 24, 2002: US06498355 (253 worldwide citation)

A light emitting diode array in accordance with the present invention includes a metal substrate, a dielectric layer disposed above the metal substrate, and a plurality of electrically conductive traces disposed on the dielectric layer. A plurality of vias pass through the dielectric layer. The ligh ...


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Kevin G Rivette, Irving S Rappaport, Luke Hohmann, David Puglia, David Goretsky, Adam Jackson, Charles Rabb Jr, David W Smith, Brian Park, Warren Thornthwaite, Jorge A Navarette: Using hyperbolic trees to visualize data generated by patent-centric and group-oriented data processing. Aurigin Systems, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC, December 24, 2002: US06499026 (232 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and computer program product for processing data are described herein. The system maintains first databases of patents, and second databases of non-patent information of interest to a corporate entity. The system also maintains one or more groups. Each of the groups comprises any n ...



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