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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 (433 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 (378 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 (344 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 (332 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 (310 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 (268 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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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 (256 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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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 (254 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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Shane Harrah, Douglas P Woolverton: High flux LED array. Lumileds Lighting U S, Patent Law Group, December 24, 2002: US06498355 (251 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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Francis Moussy, Donald Kreutzer, Diane Burgess, Jeffrey Koberstein, Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos, Samuel Huang: Implant coating for control of tissue/implant interactions. The University of Connecticut, Cantor Colburn, December 24, 2002: US06497729 (229 worldwide citation)

A tissue/implant interface, comprising an implant and a bioactive polymer layer adjacent at least a portion of the outer surface of the implant, wherein the polymer layer contains at least one tissue response modifier covalently attached to the polymer layer or entrapped within the polymer layer in ...



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