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 (61 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 (37 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 ...

Rethy Casaba L, Ehrenfels Karl H, Pedros Robert, Ivanko David, Lehn Randolph F, Viola Frank J: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. Tyco Healthcare Group, Rethy Casaba L, Ehrenfels Karl H, Pedros Robert, Ivanko David, Lehn Randolph F, Viola Frank J, AUDET Paul R, October 2, 2003: WO/2003/079909 (36 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to surgical fastener applying apparatus for sequentially applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue. The surgical fastener applying apparatus (10) includes a replaceable cartridge assembly (16) receivable in a distal end portion of a cartridge receiving ...

Tamaoki Hiroto, Kameshima Masatoshi: Nitride phosphor and its manufacturing method. Nichia Chem, October 2, 2003: JP2003-277746 (31 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 ...

Amano Toru: Tft substrate and liquid crystal display device using the same. Sharp, October 2, 2003: JP2003-280034 (30 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To make a TFT substrate, which is used as a TFT active matrix substrate for a liquid crystal display device, adaptive to both of an operational state for displaying an ordinary animation and a stand-by state for a still picture.SOLUTION: TFT 40P, 40N constituting flop-flop F1-F ...

Naito Yasuyuki, Asai Katsuhiko, Yokoyama Kazuo, Yamamoto Masaki: Self deformation type flexible display, and information processing terminal using the same. Matsushita Electric, October 2, 2003: JP2003-280546 (28 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a mechanism for giving outer force to a flexible display, and controlling the deformation of the display, in order to provide a means for storing the flexible display, and a means for deforming such as extending and turning the display.SOLUTION: The flexible display ...