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David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, John Fisher: Optical switch assembly with flex plate and method for making. Haleos, June 12, 2003: US20030108272-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

An optical switch and method for assembling are described. Optical arrays are mounted on a flex plate with an interface between them. The direction of certain forces on the flex plate allows coupling/decoupling of the optical arrays. The flex plate includes an area which exhibits a different flex pr ...


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Charles Sperry
Charles R Sperry, Suzanne Scott: Apparatus and method for forming inflated containers. Sealed Air Corporation, June 12, 2003: US20030106282-A1

An apparatus for forming inflated containers generally includes a mechanism that conveys a web of film along a path of travel, the film web including one or more pre-formed flexible containers; an inflation assembly positioned adjacent the travel path to direct gas into the containers, thereby formi ...


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Whitman Michael P, Burbank John E: Surgical cutting and stapling device. Power Medical Interventions, BIRDE Patrick J, June 12, 2003: WO/2003/047436 (35 worldwide citation)

A surgical device includes a first jaw and a second jaw disposed in opposed correspondence with the first jaw. The second jaw is mechanically coupled to the first jaw at a proximal end opposite a distal end. A cutting element is disposed within the second jaw, and a first driver is configured to mov ...


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Yoo Tae Kyung: Optical microphone. Epivalley, Yoo Tae Kyung, LEE Hoo Dong, June 12, 2003: WO/2003/049494 (34 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses an optical microphone. If a semiconductor laser light is projected on a diaphragm, the diaphragm vibrates according to external acoustic signals. Its variation is detected using light receiving element, thereby resulting in the difference in the path of the reflected ...


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Michael N Kozicki: Programmable chip-to-substrate interconnect structure and device and method of forming same. Snell & Wilmer, One Arizona Center, June 12, 2003: US20030107105-A1 (13 worldwide citation)

A structure and system for forming an electrical interconnection between a microelectronic device and a substrate and a method of forming the interconnection are disclosed. The interconnection includes a first electrode formed on the microelectronic device, a second electrode formed on the substrate ...


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Nagaoka Keishin, Tomio Shigetoshi, Hirose Tadatsugu, Kaneko Keiichi, Kameyama Shigeki, Kishi Tomokatsu, Sakamoto Tetsuya, Takamori Takahiro, Takagi Akihiro: Plasma display panel and its driving method. Fujitsu, June 12, 2003: KR1020020022258 (6 worldwide citation)

PURPOSE: A plasma display panel and its driving method are provided to improve a driving voltage margin in a process for driving the plasma display panel by changing continuously supply voltage values to the positive direction and the negative direction. CONSTITUTION: A plasma display panel includes ...


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Kaylor Rosann Marie, Everhart Dennis Stein, Lindsay Jeffrey Dean, Tanner James J, Koenig David W, Minerath Bernard J Iii, Mortell Heather S, Castillo Krevolin Carolina G: Healthcare networks with biosensors. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, BONDURA Stephen E, June 12, 2003: WO/2003/048998 (5 worldwide citation)

A healthcare network is provided for sharing information concerning the health of a user with at least one outside source, the network including a biosensor associated with the user that generates a biosensor signal containing the information; and a personal data control means including receiving me ...


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Ravi Jallepally, Shih Hung Li, Alain Duboust, Jun Zhao, Liang Yuh Chen, Daniel A Carl: Apparatus and method for fast-cycle atomic layer deposition. Applied Materials, Applied Materials, June 12, 2003: US20030106490-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for depositing layers by atomic layer deposition. A virtual shower curtain is established between the substrate support and chamber to minimize the volume in which the reactants are distributed. A showerhead may be used to allow closer placement of the substrate thereto, further ...


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Mathias Larsson, Charilaos Christopoulos, Magnus Jandel, Diego Santa Cruz, Touradj Ebrahmi: Partial retrieval of images in the compressed domain. Nixon & Vanderhye PC, June 12, 2003: US20030110299-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

In a method and a system for retrieving images in a client-server system, images are stored as a set of independently decodable units (CU's) on the server. A client issues a series of requests for image information. Each request contain a request number, information on what image information the cli ...


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Unger Marc A, Manger Ian David, Lucero Michael, Yi Yong, Miyashita Lin Emily, Wienecke Anja, Facer Geoffrey: Microfluidic device and methods of using same. Fluidigm Corporation, Unger Marc A, Manger Ian David, Lucero Michael, Yi Yong, Miyashita Lin Emily, Wienecke Anja, Facer Geoffrey, AUSENHUS Scott L, June 12, 2003: WO/2003/048295 (4 worldwide citation)

A variety of elastomeric-based microfluidic devices and methods for using and manufacturing such devices are provided. Certain of the devices have arrays of reaction sites to facilitate high throughput analyses. Some devices also include reaction sites located at the end of blind channels at which r ...