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Stéphane De Lombaert
Rajagopal Bakthavatchalam, Charles A Blum, Harry L Brielmann, James William Darrow, Stéphane De Lombaert, Alan Hutchison, Jennifer Tran, Xiaozhang Zheng, Richard Louis Elliott, Marlys Hammond: Spiro[isobenzofuran-1,4′-piperidin]-3-ones and 3H-spiroisobenzofuran-1,4′-piperidines. Pfizer, Neurogen Corporation, Ladas & Parry, May 20, 2003: US06566367 (57 worldwide citation)

Substituted spiro[isobenzofuran-1,4′-piperidin]-3-ones and 3H-spiroisobenzofuran-1,4′-piperidines capable of modulating NPY5 receptor activity are provided. Such compounds may be used to modulate ligand binding to NPY5 receptors in vivo or in vitro, and are particularly useful in the treat ...


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Brian Hoffman
Jay J Brandinger, Brian D Hoffman, Edward T Polkowski: Laser method for shaping of optical lenses. Westar Photonics, Richard C Woodbridge Esq, Woodbridge & Associates P C, May 20, 2003: US06566627 (27 worldwide citation)

A method for making accurate and precise customized corrections to the surface of an optical lens is described. An electronic correction contour is generated from a measured refractive correction for a patient, and transferred to the surface of the lens by ablation etching with one or more laser pul ...


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James Say, Michael F Tomasco, Adam Heller, Yoram Gal, Behrad Aria, Ephraim Heller, Phillip John Plante, Mark S Vreeke, Keith A Friedman, Fredric C Colman: Analyte monitoring device and methods of use. TheraSense, Merchant & Gould P C, May 20, 2003: US06565509 (964 worldwide citation)

An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing ...


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Hansen Yuan, David Nichols, Eric Finley: Device for securing spinal rods. Howmedica Osteonics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, May 20, 2003: US06565565 (414 worldwide citation)

A device is disclosed for securing a spinal rod to the spine which includes a head portion configured to receive a spinal rod, a locking cap configured to engage the head portion and the spinal rod upon rotation of the locking cap relative to the head portion to secure the position of the head porti ...


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Daniel Xu: Carbon-containing interfacial layer for phase-change memory. Ovonyx, Trop Pruner & Hu P C, May 20, 2003: US06566700 (404 worldwide citation)

A phase-change memory cell may be formed with a carbon-containing interfacial layer that heats a phase-change material. By forming the phase-change material in contact, in one embodiment, with the carbon containing interfacial layer, the amount of heat that may be applied to the phase-change materia ...


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Tyler A Lowrey, Manzur Gill: Single level metal memory cell using chalcogenide cladding. Ovonyx, Trop Pruner & Hu P C, May 20, 2003: US06567293 (379 worldwide citation)

An apparatus including a volume of phase change material disposed between a first conductor and a second conductor on a substrate, and a plurality of electrodes coupled to the volume of phase change material and the first conductor. A method including introducing, over a first conductor on a substra ...


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E Marlowe Goble, T Wade Fallin, Robert W Hoy: Multiple facet joint replacement. MedicineLodge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio P C, May 20, 2003: US06565605 (377 worldwide citation)

A prosthesis for the replacement of multiple diseased or traumatized spinal facets comprises a portion that replaces at least a bony portion of the facets to be replaced and where the prosthesis attaches to the vertebra in a manner that does not require attachment to, or abutment against, the lamina ...


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William E Steele, Michael Fischer, Sophia Paleologou: Method and system for reliable broadcasting of data files and streams. KenCast, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, May 20, 2003: US06567948 (364 worldwide citation)

A system and method for transmitting information between a host computer and one or more subscriber computers via a satellite is provided. One or more live streams of data representing the information are inputted in the host computer. The respective pacing factors are measured from the live data st ...


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John Acres: Method and apparatus for promoting play on a network of gaming devices. Acres Gaming, Marger & Johnson & McCollom P C, May 20, 2003: US06565434 (361 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling a bonusing promotion system using a bonus server interconnected to a plurality of gaming devices is described. A percentage of a wager played on each gaming device is accumulated into a bonus pool stored on the bonus server. The bonus pool is compared to a thre ...


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David E Allport: System for viewing multiple data streams simultaneously. Research Investment Network, Kevin Masaki, Steven Wong, Caroline T Do, May 20, 2003: US06567984 (301 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods of viewing multiple data streams are disclosed. A base station receives a first data stream and a second data stream. The first data stream is transmitted to a first device. The first device is capable of displaying motion video. The first data stream is displayed on the first de ...



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