David Sherrer
Mindaugas F Dautartas, David W Sherrer, Neal Ricks, Dan A Steinberg: Optical device package for flip-chip mounting. Adrian T Calderone, Dilworth & Barrese, May 22, 2003: US20030095759-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

An optical device package includes a substrate; an optical fiber, a frame, and optionally a lid and an optical semiconductor component. The upper surface of the frame includes conductive vias extending vertically to solder balls on its upper surface. Conductive traces along the surface of the substr ...

Robert Senzig
Thomas L Toth, Robert F Senzig, Stanley H Fox, Robert Harry Armstrong: System and method of medical imaging having default noise index override capability. Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, May 22, 2003: US20030097062-A1

A system and method of medical imaging is designed to reduce a patient's X-ray exposure during scanning. The system automatically generates a default noise index from a received set of scan parameter values that specifies a desired tube current of an X-ray source to use during the scanning of a pati ...

Steven Jobs
Jeffrey L Robbin, Steve Jobs, Philip W Schiller: Method and apparatus for use of rotational user inputs. Apple Computer, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, May 22, 2003: US20030095096-A1

Improved approaches for users of computing devices to interact with graphical user interfaces are described. According to one aspect, a rotational user action supplied by a user at a user input device is transformed into linear action with respect to a graphical user interface. According to another ...

Lee Long K, Toms Mona L, Thai Hung D, Mccomas Kathryn A, Mitchell Gary K: Prevention of unauthorized software distribution. Delphi Tech, May 22, 2003: EP1460514-A2 (22 worldwide citation)

Royalty and other fee collection for software upgrades and updates is facilitated by generating a software package that is unique to the system on which it is to be installed. As a result, when a consumer purchases a software upgrade, the upgrade can only be used on one particular system. In one imp ...

Glen Hush, Jake Baker: Complementary bit PCRAM sense amplifier and method of operation. Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, May 22, 2003: US20030095426-A1 (13 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is disclosed for sensing the resistance state of a Programmable Conductor Random Access Memory (PCRAM) element using complementary PCRAM elements, one holding the resistance state being sensed and the other holding a complementary resistance state. A sense amplifier detects vo ...

John T Moore, Joseph F Brooks: Electrode structure for use in an integrated circuit. Micron Technology, Thomas J D Amico, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, May 22, 2003: US20030096497-A1 (12 worldwide citation)

An electrode structure includes a first layer of conductive material and a dielectric layer formed on a surface of the first layer. An opening is formed in the dielectric layer to expose a portion of the surface of the first layer. A binding layer is formed on the dielectric layer and on the exposed ...

Thompson David R, Vijay Tumkur R, Dunfee William D, Gillund Daniel E: Bi-directional magnetic sample rack conveying system. Dade Behring, TYMESON Cynthia G, May 22, 2003: WO/2003/042048 (10 worldwide citation)

A magnetic sample rack (42) is urged along a surface (76) by means of a magnetic conveyor system (90) beneath the surface that has a housing (100) driven by a belt (85) with a magnet (102) slidably contained within the housing.

Askill Ian N, Rogers Karen Newell M: Improved therapy for topical diseases. Medlogic Global, Regents Of The University Of Colorado, Askill Ian N, Rogers Karen Newell M, SWISS Gerald F, May 22, 2003: WO/2003/041686 (6 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods and formulations for the treatment of topical conditions on mammalian tissues such as skin and mucous tissues mediated at least in part by viral, bacterial or fungal infections in the mammal. The methods of this invention involve the in situ formation of a polymeric film over t ...

Freeman Gordon J, Sharpe Arlene H, Buhlmann Janet, Mandelbrot Didier: Agents that modulate immune cell activation and methods of use thereof. Dana Farber Cancer Institute, The Brigham And Women S Hospital, MANDRAGOURAS Amy E, May 22, 2003: WO/2003/042402 (6 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods for identifying an agent that modulates an immune response. One such method comprises screening for agents which inhibit the interaction between a PD-1 ligand and a PD-1 polypeptide, and determining whether the agents inhibit the interaction between a PD-1 ligand and a B7 polyp ...

Kazuo Hiraguchi: Recording tape cartridge. Fuji Photo Film, Sughrue Mion Pllc, May 22, 2003: US20030094532-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

A recording tape cartridge which can enable size-reduction of a drive device. A substantially rectangular case rotatably accommodates a single reel on which a recording tape is wound. An opening, for drawing out a leader member attached to an end portion of the tape, is formed by cutting away a corn ...