Larry Guilbault
Lawrence James Guilbault, Willie Lau, Mark Peter Degrandpre: Polymer-modified asphalt. Rohm And Haas Company, October 2, 2003: US20030187104-A1

A polymer-modified asphalt comprising from 0.5% to 10% of a comb copolymer comprising a backbone and at least one graft segment.

Eugene Fitzgerald
Eugene A Fitzgerald: Heterointegration of materials using deposition and bonding. AmberWave Systems Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, October 2, 2003: US20030186073-A1

A semiconductor structure including a first substrate, and an epitaxial layer bonded to the substrate. The epitaxial layer has a threading dislocation density of less than 107cm2 and an in-plane lattice constant that is different from that of the first substrate and a second substrate on which the e ...

Karen Buechler
Alan W Weimer, Jaimee K Dahl, Allan A Lewandowski, Carl Bingham, Karen J Raska Buechler, Willy Grothe: Solar-thermal fluid-wall reaction processing. Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C, October 2, 2003: US20030182861-A1

The present invention provides a method for carrying out high temperature thermal dissociation reactions requiring rapid-heating and short residence times using solar energy. In particular, the present invention provides a method for carrying out high temperature thermal reactions such as dissociati ...

Steven Jobs
Bas Ording, Steven P Jobs: Dynamically changing appearances for user interface elements during drag-and-drop operations. James A LaBarre, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, October 2, 2003: US20030184587-A1

A user interface includes elements whose appearance dynamically changes in dependence upon functions associated with the elements. In the case of an icon that is the destination for a drag-and-drop operation, the image displayed for the icon changes in accordance with the object being dragged to it, ...

Sensui Akira, Yamazaki Kota: Touch pad device. Polymatech, October 2, 2003: JP2003-280807 (52 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a touch pad device capable of easily performing an accurate coordinate operation.SOLUTION: A direction angle and speed corresponding to an operation origin Pc are set at detectable operating point coordinates. When the coordinates of one operating point is detected, ...

Takashima Koichiro, Azuma Hiroshi, Tabe Yoshikatsu, Uchida Tsuyoshi: Information input device and electronic equipment using the same. Sony, Omron, October 2, 2003: JP2003-280799 (34 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To generate a click sensation in rotationally operating a rotation body, without contact between the rotating body side and the fixed side in a multifunctional switch (an information input device) for detecting the rotation of the rotation body by the output change of a Hall el ...

Tamaoki Hiroto, Kameshima Masatoshi: Nitride phosphor and its manufacturing method. Nichia Chem, October 2, 2003: JP2003-277746 (29 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a white-emitting phosphor excellent in light-emitting characteristics, and to provide a phosphor exhibiting light-emitting characteristics featured in high luminance in a extremely high yield.SOLUTION: The method for manufacturing a nitride phosphor comprising as an ...

Matsunoshita Junichi: Image reader and copying machine. Fuji Xerox, October 2, 2003: JP2003-280469 (27 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To prevent unpermitted copying when an image reader reads a contidential document.SOLUTION: An image to be read is one in which pattern images are arranged so that control information for inhibiting a copying operation or cancelling the inhibition can be represented. A copy inh ...

Harada Toru, Iwanaga Hiroshi: Ink, inkjet printing method and azo compound. Fuji Photo Film, October 2, 2003: JP2003-277662 (25 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To obtain an ink having good hue and capable of forming printed images of high fastness under various service conditions and environmental conditions.SOLUTION: The ink contains at least one kind of dye of formula (1) (wherein, R1, R2 and R3 are each H or a monovalent group, at ...

Komori Masao, Tanda Tetsuo: Toner replenishment device and toner container. Kyocera, October 2, 2003: JP2003-280344 (22 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To reduce scatter of a toner.SOLUTION: A toner replenishment device includes: a developing device 100 including a developing container 100A with a receiving opening 108; and a toner container 200 which has a replenishment opening shutter 217 and a screw member 230 and can be lo ...

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