Masashi Kawasaki, Hideo Ohno, Kazuki Kobayashi, Ikuo Sakono: Thin film transistor and matrix display device. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Masashi Kawasaki, Hideo Ohno, David G Conlin, John B Alexander, Edwards & Angell, May 13, 2003: US06563174 (2733 worldwide citation)

In a thin film transistor, a gate insulating film having a first insulating film and a second insulating film is formed on a gate electrode, and a semiconductor layer including ZnO etc. is formed on the second insulating film. The first insulating film is formed by using SiN

Gudjon M Gudjonsson, Kjartan Pierre Emilsson: Distributed system to intelligently establish sessions between anonymous users over various networks. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, May 13, 2003: US06564261 (864 worldwide citation)

A network provides users with a simple and secure way of establishing communication sessions with other users or services, running either over IP networks or other networks, e.g., PSTN. In a sense, the network can broker communication services between two or more users (e.g., people) and/or services ...

Thomas E Conn, Russell Ford, Russell O Potts, Pravin L Soni, Janet A Tamada, Michael J Tierney: Devices and methods for frequent measurement of an analyte present in a biological system. Cygnus, Barbara G McClung, Gary R Fabian, May 13, 2003: US06561978 (723 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for frequently measuring the concentration of an analyte present in a biological system. A monitoring system having at least two components is employed in order to allow separation of data collection from data processing and display. Such separation allows greater fl ...

Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Timothy J Starkweather, Daniel H Villegas, Philip T Weiss: Microprocessor controlled ambulatory medical apparatus with hand held communication device. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, May 13, 2003: US06562001 (656 worldwide citation)

An implantable infusion pump possesses operational functionality that is, at least in part, controlled by software operating in two processor ICs which are configured to perform some different and some duplicate functions. The pump exchanges messages with an external device via telemetry. Each proce ...

Timothy J Starkweather, Ronald J Lebel, Daniel H Villegas, Philip T Weiss, John T Armstrong, John D Richert: Method and apparatus for communicating between an ambulatory medical device and a control device via telemetry using randomized data. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, May 13, 2003: US06564105 (626 worldwide citation)

An implanted medical device (e.g. infusion pump) and handheld communication device communicate with one another via telemetry wherein transmitted messages have enhanced numbers of and/or regularity of bit transitions to minimize the risk of synchronization loss between transmitted bits of data and r ...

Michael A O&apos Connor: Method of enabling heterogeneous platforms to utilize a universal file system in a storage area network. Sun Microsystems, B Noël Kivlin, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, May 13, 2003: US06564228 (552 worldwide citation)

A network file system and method wherein a storage area network Universal File System allows any host in a heterogeneous based storage area network to read or write data as if in its native format. Any host coupled to the storage area network may be configured to access any storage device on the sto ...

Ruben E Ortega, John W Avery, Robert Frederick: Search query autocompletion. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 13, 2003: US06564213 (498 worldwide citation)

A system for facilitating online searches suggests query autocompletion strings (terms and/or phrases) to users during the query entry process, wherein the suggested strings are based on specific attributes of the particular database access system being searched. A string extraction component associ ...

Daniel E Gerbec, T Wade Fallin, Tom Faciszewski: Adjustable bone fusion implant and method. MedicineLodge, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, May 13, 2003: US06562074 (482 worldwide citation)

An adjustable bone fusion implant includes a first plate having an interior face with a plurality of spaced apart first support members projecting therefrom. Each support member has a plurality of teeth projecting therefrom. A second plate has an interior face with a plurality of spaced apart second ...

David K Locke, Marc Raneses: Decreasing or increasing number of multipliers for a multi-spin slot game. WMS Gaming, May 13, 2003: US06561904 (405 worldwide citation)

A game of chance is conducted on a gaming machine controlled by a processor in response to a wager. A primary game outcome is randomly selected from a plurality of possible primary game outcomes. In response to the primary game outcome being a bonus triggering outcome, a plurality of secondary game ...

Kevin D Satterfield, Thomas R Lemmons, Jennifer E Nelson, Connie T Marshall, Brent E Perry: Program guide system with browsing display. United Video Properties, G Victor Treyz, James A Leiz, Fish & Neave, May 13, 2003: US06564378 (403 worldwide citation)

An interactive television program guide system is provided in which a user may direct the program guide to display a browsing display screen. The browsing display screen includes a list of current programs including a movable highlight region, a video window containing a television program to which ...