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Eugene Fitzgerald
Eugene A Fitzgerald: Buried channel strained silicon FET using a supply layer created through ion implantation. Amberwave Systems Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, July 15, 2003: US06593191 (82 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating a buried channel FET including providing a relaxed SiGe layer on a substrate, providing a channel layer on the relaxed SiGe layer, providing a SiGe cap layer on the channel layer, and ion implanting a dopant supply. The dopant supply can be ion implanted in either the SiGe ca ...


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Eugene Fitzgerald
Mayank Bulsara, Eugene A Fitzgerald: Relaxed InxGa1-xAs layers integrated with Si. AmberWave Systems Corporation, Testa Hurwitz&Thibeault, July 15, 2003: US06594293 (21 worldwide citation)

A method of processing semiconductor materials and a corresponding semiconductor structure, including providing a virtual substrate of a GaAs epitaxial film on a Si substrate, and epitaxailly growing a relaxed graded layer of In


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Richard L Grant, David A Dalessandro: Adhesive for attaching buttress material to a surgical fastening device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, July 15, 2003: US06592597 (685 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for clamping and stapling tissue. The instrument has a handle and first and a second opposed tissue clamping members connected to the handle. The members are movable between an open position for receiving tissue therebetween and a closed position for stapling tissue th ...


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Benjamin J Feldman, Adam Heller, Ephraim Heller, Fei Mao, Joseph A Vivolo, Jeffery V Funderburk, Fredric C Colman, Rajesh Krishnan: Method of using a small volume in vitro analyte sensor with diffusible or non-leachable redox mediator. TheraSense, Merchant & Gould P C, July 15, 2003: US06592745 (613 worldwide citation)

A sensor utilizing a non-leachable or diffusible redox mediator is described. The sensor includes a sample chamber to hold a sample in electrolytic contact with a working electrode, and in at least some instances, the sensor also contains a non-leachable or a diffusible second electron transfer agen ...


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Jacob Y Wong, Roy L Anderson: Anonymous electronic card for generating personal coupons useful in commercial and security transactions. Roy L Anderson, July 15, 2003: US06592044 (426 worldwide citation)

An electronic card that can function as an anonymous credit card or banking card for use on or off the Internet utilizes a magnetic storage medium affixed to the card that can be read by a standard magnetic stripe reader. An encoder generates a data packet that is stored in a designated portion of t ...


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Petri Aukia, T V Lakshman, Debasis Mitra, Kajamalai G Ramakrishnan, Dimitrios Stiliadis: Adaptive routing system and method for QOS packet networks. Lucent Technologies, Mendelsohn and Associates PC, July 15, 2003: US06594268 (404 worldwide citation)

A packet network employs routers that determine network routing based on quality of service (QoS) provisioning parameters and network topology information. QoS provisioning parameters are provided to each router from a network management database, and the network topology information is determined f ...


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Charles Dennison: METHOD FOR FORMING PHASE-CHANGE MEMORY BIPOLAR ARRAY UTILIZING A SINGLE SHALLOW TRENCH ISOLATION FOR CREATING AN INDIVIDUAL ACTIVE AREA REGION FOR TWO MEMORY ARRAY ELEMENTS AND ONE BIPOLAR BASE CONTACT. Ovonyx, Trop Pruner & Hu P C, July 15, 2003: US06593176 (391 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a process of forming a phase-change memory device. The process includes forming a salicide structure in peripheral logic portion of the substrate and preventing forming salicide structures in the memory array. The device may include a double-wide trench into which a single f ...


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William C Nowlin, Gary S Guthart, Robert G Younge, Thomas G Cooper, Craig Gerbi, Steven J Blumenkranz, Dean F Hoornaert: Grip strength with tactile feedback for robotic surgery. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 15, 2003: US06594552 (370 worldwide citation)

Surgical robots and other telepresence systems have enhanced grip actuation for manipulating tissues and objects with small sizes. A master/slave system is used in which an error signal or gain is artificially altered when grip members are near a closed configuration.


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Denise Barbut, Jonathan D Root, Giovanni Pastrone, Tracy D Maahs, Ross S Tsugita: Aortic occluder with associated filter and methods of use during cardiac surgery. Edwards Lifesciences, O&apos Melveny & Myers, July 15, 2003: US06592546 (354 worldwide citation)

A balloon arterial cannula and methods for filtering blood. The devices generally include a mesh for filtering blood flowing within a blood vessel, particularly within an artery such as the aorta, a structure adapted to open and close the mesh within the blood vessel, a means to actuate the structur ...


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Brian E Kruschwitz, Andrew F Kurtz: Laser projection display system. Eastman Kodak Company, Thomas H Close, July 15, 2003: US06594090 (353 worldwide citation)

A display apparatus, includes a laser light source for emitting a light beam; a beam expander for expanding the light beam; a spatial light modulator; beam shaping optics for shaping the expanded laser beam to provide uniform illumination of the spatial light modulator, the beam shaping optics inclu ...