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Greg A Blodgett, Todd A Merritt: Voltage pump and a level translator circuit. Micron Technology, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth Pa, May 22, 2003: US20030094997-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A voltage pump and method of driving a node to an increased potential. A periodic input signal is fed into a precharged small capacitor to create a level shifted periodic intermediate potential at an intermediate node. The intermediate node is a supply node to a level translator circuit The output o ...


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Niels Brunner, John Romer, Vincent Ellis, Charles Pyke, Jan Grondahl Hansen, Helle Pedersen Pappot, Heine Hoi Hansen, Keld Dano: Suppression of inhibitors. Lahive & Cockfield, May 22, 2003: US20030096755-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to methods for inhibiting malignant tumour growth, invasion and/or metastasis in a patient, the method comprising suppressing the inhibitory activity of an inhibitor of a protease or of a non-proteolytic matrix-degrading enzyme (IPNME) in malignant tumour tissue or pote ...


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Jung Wan Ko, In Sik Park: Apparatus for assigning spare areas for defect management and apparatus for handling fragmented ECC blocks. Samsung Electronics, Staas & Halsey, May 22, 2003: US20030095480-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A recording medium having a spare area for defect management, and a method and apparatus for allocating and assigning the spare area. A plurality of zones are formed as one group without prescribing the relationship between a zone and a group. Spare areas include a spare area for slipping replacemen ...


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Akira Fujishima, Kazuhito Hashimoto, Tomokazu Iyoda, Shigemichi Fukayama, Tetsuo Yoshimoto, Tokuyoshi Saitoh: Illuminating devices employing titanium dioxide photocatalysts. Venable Baetjer Howard & Civiletti, May 22, 2003: US20030096701-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A titanium dioxide film (2) having at least photocatalytic activity, whose light linear transmittance corresponding to light having a wavelength of 550 nm is not less than 50% and whose thickness is 0.1 to 5 m or so, is formed on a transparent substrate (1) constituted by a glass plate or the like. ...


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Mohamed Kheir Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany: Signal processing apparatus and method. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 22, 2003: US20030097049-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A signal processor which acquires a first signal, including a first desired signal portion and a first undesired signal portion, and a second signal, including a second desired signal portion and a second undesired signal portion, wherein the first and second desired signal portions are correlated. ...


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Christophe Pierrat, You Ping Zhang, Fang Cheng Chang, Hoyong Park, Yao Ting Wang: Method and apparatus for mixed-mode optical proximity correction. Numerical Technologies, Numerical, C O Bever Hoffman & Harms, May 22, 2003: US20030097647-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor layout testing and correction system is disclosed. The system combines both rule-based optical proximity correction and model-based optical proximity correction in order to test and correct semiconductor layouts. In a first embodiment, a semiconductor layout is first processed by a r ...


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Yoshihiro Ihara, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Shinichi Wakabayashi: Semiconductor wafer and semiconductor device provided with columnar electrodes and methods of producing the wafer and device. Shinko Electric, Pennie & Edmonds, May 22, 2003: US20030096495-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor wafer provided with columnar electrodes which have plated nickel, palladium, and gold films successively formed at the top thereof, or have a plated solder film at their top. The semiconductor wafer can be preferably used for producing a chip-sized semiconductor device provided with ...


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Chuan Qin, Patrick T Ryan, Michael TK Ling, Donna L Rostron, Yuanpang S Ding, Lecon Woo, Susan R Mizener, Birendra K Lal: Method of surface modifying a medical tubing. Mark J Buonaiuto Esq, Baxter International, May 22, 2003: US20030094736-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of using a medical tubing with a pump for administering measured amounts of a beneficial fluid over time to a patient. The method includes the steps of providing a material selected from the group consisting of ethylene homopolymers and ethylene copolymers, wh ...


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Michael Weber: Air-spring system. William Collard, Collard & Roe PC, May 22, 2003: US20030094740-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an air-spring system at least comprised of: air-spring bellows (3), which are made of an elastomeric material with two bellows ends and which enclose a volume-elastic air chamber while forming a loop, and which are particularly provided with an outer guide (5); a cover (2) a ...


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Takashi Imanishi: Toroidal-type continuously variable transmission. NSK, Sughrue Mion Pllc, May 22, 2003: US20030096672-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A toroidal-type continuously variable transmission, has a first continuously variable transmission mechanism and a second continuously variable transmission mechanism: wherein the first and second continuously variable transmission mechanisms are disposed coaxially with each other; the first and sec ...



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