Charles Szmanda
Charles R Szmanda, George G Barclay, Peter Trefonas III, Wang Yueh: Polymer and photoresist compositions. Shipley Company L L C, S Matthew Cairns, July 29, 2003: US06599677 (6 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are spirocyclic olefin ploymers, methods of preparing spirocyclic olefin polymers, photoresist compositions including spirocyclic olefin resin binders and methods of forming relief images using such photoresist compositions.

Klaus Hafemann
Hafemann Klaus: Massaging attachment for motor-driven type foot care apparatus. Wik Far East, July 29, 2003: JP2003-210541

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a massaging attachment for a motor-driven type foot care apparatus which eliminates a danger of getting skins in sites to be massaged of human bodies forcibly drawn into a bearing gap.SOLUTION: The massaging attachment for a motor-driven foot care apparatus includes ...

Charles Sperry
Charles R Sperry, Suzanne Scott: Apparatus and method for forming inflated containers. Sealed Air Corporation, Thomas C Lagaly, July 29, 2003: US06598373 (22 worldwide citation)

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 ...

Min Zhu, Guanghong Yang: Instant document sharing. WebEx Communications, Fish & Richardson P C, July 29, 2003: US06601087 (1048 worldwide citation)

An apparatus, method, and computer program product for instant document sharing. In one embodiment, referred to as “document sharing,” a file is converted to a “shared document” which is distributed to the members of a data conference for review. In another embodiment, referred to as “application vi ...

Roy Aaron Underwood: Business components framework. Accenture, Oppenheim Wolff & Donnelly, July 29, 2003: US06601233 (776 worldwide citation)

A method of generating software based on business components. A plurality of logical business components in a business are first defined with each business component having a plurality of capabilities. Next, functional interrelationships are identified between the logical business components. Code m ...

Michel K Bowman Amuah: Attribute dictionary in a business logic services environment. Accenture, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, July 29, 2003: US06601234 (625 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for controlling access to data of a business object via an attribute dictionary. The attribute dictionary, which stores attribute names and values, is dispatched over a network. A helper facade is provided for interfacing a business object and the attribute dictionar ...

Robert C Francis, James P McGee, Robert A Sainati, Richard L Sheehan Jr, Sai Kit K Tong: Object tracking and management system and method using radio-frequency identification tags. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Melissa E Buss, July 29, 2003: US06600418 (595 worldwide citation)

An object tracking and management system and method using radio-frequency identification (“RFID”) tags is disclosed. Objects to be moved between locations are outfitted with RFID tags having information relating to the identities of the objects. The locations are also marked by RFID tags containing ...

Douglas E Appelt, James Frederick Arnold, John S Bear, Jerry Robert Hobbs, David J Israel, Megumi Kameyama, David L Martin, Karen Louise Myers, Gopalan Ravichandran, Mark Edward Stickel, William Mabry Tyson: Information retrieval by natural language querying. Discern Communications, Kin Wah Tong Esq, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, July 29, 2003: US06601026 (564 worldwide citation)

A natural language information querying system includes an indexing facility configured to automatically generate indices of updated textual sources based on one or more predefined grammars and a database coupled to the indexing facility to store the indices for subsequent searching.

Steve E Maschino, Shawn D Kollatschny: Circumneural electrode assembly. Cyberonics, Blank Rome, July 29, 2003: US06600956 (523 worldwide citation)

An electrode assembly to be installed on a patient's nerve has a thin, flexible, electrically insulating circumneural carrier with a split circumferential configuration longitudinally attached to a lead at the distal end thereof. The carrier possesses circumferential resiliency and has at least ...

Anthony J Baerlocher, Paulina Glavich: Progressive gaming device. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, July 29, 2003: US06599193 (459 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a gaming device having a processor and a display device connected to the processor. In addition to a base game which includes slot, poker, keno or blackjack, the present invention displays at least a set and preferably a plurality of sets of symbols on the display devi ...