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Kie Y Ahn, Leonard Forbes: Methods for forming dielectric materials and methods for forming semiconductor devices. Micron Technology, Wells St John P S, March 18, 2003: US06534420 (180 worldwide citation)

Embodiments in accordance with the present invention provide methods of forming such dielectric materials, dielectric material layers and various semiconductor devices that employ such materials and layers. In general, embodiments of the present invention provide for physically vapor forming a high ...


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Joseph W Cole, Elia Rocco Tarantino: Gaming device and method of playing a game. ColePat, Weide & Miller, March 18, 2003: US06533273 (179 worldwide citation)

A game having a bonus feature and a gaming apparatus for presenting the game are disclosed. One embodiment of the method comprises the steps of a player placing a wager, spinning a plurality of first reels having indicia thereon, determining if indicia displayed by the plurality of first reels assoc ...


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Britt K Norton, Tara N Sherman, Laura J Bauer: Packaged, partially hydrated prosthetic disc nucleus. Raymedica, Dicke Billig & Czaja P A, March 18, 2003: US06533817 (179 worldwide citation)

A packaged prosthetic disc nucleus including a prosthetic disc nucleus and a retainer. The prosthetic disc nucleus includes a hydrogel core formed to hydrate from a dehydrated state. Further, the prosthetic disc nucleus is configured to such that following implantation into a nucleus cavity, the hyd ...


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William S Johnson: Cellular telephone-based transaction processing. Gilbarco, Withrow & Terranova P L L C, March 18, 2003: US06535726 (174 worldwide citation)

A retail transaction system provides enhanced customer convenience and increased transaction security by sending transaction information to a cellular network provider via a customer's digital cellular phone. For example, a fuel dispenser is equipped with a communications link allowing direct c ...


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Richard Epstein, David G Abichaker, Richard P Rego: Method and device for locating and mapping nerves. Blue Torch Medical Technologies, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, March 18, 2003: US06535759 (173 worldwide citation)

The present application discloses a method and device for locating and mapping the cavernosal nerve bundle by electro-stimulation to enable safe and effective implantation of radioactive seeds for prostate brachytherapy. By locating and mapping the cavernosal nerve bundle prior to seed implantation, ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Robert R Lech: Electronic amusement device and method for operating same. Walker Digital, Michael D Downs, March 18, 2003: US06533658 (172 worldwide citation)

An electronic amusement device and a method for operating the device are disclosed. The device conducts a game of chance that preferably incorporates game elements that change and expire during the game. The device performs the steps of generating and displaying a subject game element having a first ...


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Andrew Derek Flockhart, Robin H Foster, Joylee E Kohler, Eugene P Mathews: Skill-value queuing in a call center. Avaya Technology, Ryan Mason & Lewis, March 18, 2003: US06535601 (170 worldwide citation)

Calls or other communications requiring a particular skill for handling are placed in a corresponding skill queue in a call center. One of a plurality of different values is assigned to each of the communications in the skill queue, with each of the values corresponding to a particular level of prio ...


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Heung su Gang: Tape having implantable conductive lands for semiconductor packaging process and method for manufacturing the same. KOSTAT Semiconductor, Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck, March 18, 2003: US06534849 (169 worldwide citation)

A tape having implantable conductive lands, which realizes a new structure in which an organic rigid substrate is removed from a semiconductor package in a semiconductor packaging process, and a method for manufacturing the tape are provided. The tape includes a tape film, which can be detached from ...


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Richard A Hill: Device for glaucoma treatment and methods thereof. The Regents of the University of California, Bruce M Canter, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, March 18, 2003: US06533768 (166 worldwide citation)

Surgical methods and related medical devices for treating glaucoma are disclosed. The method comprises trabecular bypass surgery, which involve bypassing diseased trabecular meshwork with the use of a seton implant. The seton implant is used to prevent a healing process known as filling in, which ha ...