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Tom Motsenbocker: Stent crimping apparatus and method. Skinner and Associates, October 7, 2003: US06629350 (110 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for crimping a stent by segmental radial compression, comprising a stationary base member; a rotatable drive hub which is moveable in relation to the stationary base member; and a crimping head aligned with respect to the stationary base member and to the rotatable drive hub. The crimpi ...


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Daniel Brown, William Lance Eason, George A Thompson: Rules-based notification system. i2 Technologies US, Baker Botts L, October 7, 2003: US06631363 (110 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing notifications to a user includes an alert manager. The alert manager receives notifications of events occurring within various executing applications, and utilizes rules to determine when alert notifications should be sent to one or more specified users. In addition ...


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Zhong Ning George Cai, Tosaku Nakanishi: System to coordinate switching between first and second processors and to coordinate cache coherency between first and second processors during switching. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 7, 2003: US06631474 (109 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes a first processor, a second processor, and interprocessor communication logic (ICL). The first processor operates at a higher frequency, includes a more advanced micro-architecture, and consumes more power than the second processor. When the computer system is plugged in, ...


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Ronald Nutt, David W Townsend: Combined PET and X-ray CT tomograph. CTI PET Systems, Pitts & Brittian PC, October 7, 2003: US06631284 (107 worldwide citation)

A combined PET and X-Ray CT tomograph for acquiring CT and PET images sequentially in a single device, overcoming alignment problems due to internal organ movement, variations in scanner bed profile, and positioning of the patient for the scan. In order to achieve good signal-to-noise (SNR) for imag ...


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Yung lyul Lee, Hyun wook Park: Signal adaptive filtering method, signal adaptive filter and computer readable medium for storing program therefor. Samsung Electronics, Sughrue Mion PLLC, October 7, 2003: US06631162 (106 worldwide citation)

A signal adaptive filtering method for reducing blocking effect and ringing noise. a signal adaptive filter, and a computer readable medium. The signal adaptive filtering method capable of reducing blocking effect and ringing noise of image data when a frame is composed of blocks of a predetermined ...


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Joseph S Stam, Mark W Pierce, Harold C Ockerse: Image processing system to control vehicle headlamps or other vehicle equipment. Gentex Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, October 7, 2003: US06631316 (103 worldwide citation)

An imaging system of the invention includes an image array sensor including a plurality of pixels. Each of the pixels generate a signal indicative of the amount of light received on the pixel. The imaging system further includes an analog to digital converter for quantizing the signals from the pixe ...


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Bich Cau Le: Emulation system that uses dynamic binary translation and permits the safe speculation of trapping operations. Hewlett-Packard Development, October 7, 2003: US06631514 (103 worldwide citation)

The inventive emulator dynamically translates instructions in code written for a first architecture into code for a second architecture. The emulator designates various checkpoints in the original code, and speculatively reorders the placement of the translated code instructions according to optimiz ...


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Ford B Grigg: Semiconductor device assemblies including interposers with dams protruding therefrom. Micron Technology, TraskBritt, October 7, 2003: US06630730 (101 worldwide citation)

A dam for substantially laterally confining a quantity of encapsulant material over a region of a substrate, such as an interposer. The dam is configured to protrude upwardly from a surface of the interposer or other substrate. The interposer may be positioned at least partially around a slot or ape ...


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Steve Bigus, Orlando M Padilla, Brent Belding: Sheath for self-expanding stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, October 7, 2003: US06629992 (100 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly for delivering an endoprosthesis within a body lumen. A delivery catheter assembly is provided which includes a stent with biocompatible material thereon for preventing the stent from expanding or otherwise dislodging from the catheter. The stent with biocompatible material is se ...


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Alexander G Dickinson, Brian Berger, Andrew Cole: Relief object sensor adaptor. Security First Corporation, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, October 7, 2003: US06631201 (100 worldwide citation)

An interface card includes a housing sized for reception by a host system, for example, a laptop computer. A sensor is movably connected to the housing and has a first position in which the sensor receives a relief object and generates an electronic representation of the relief object, and a second ...