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Michio Morioka, Kenichi Kurosawa, Tetsuaki Nakamikawa, Sakoh Ishikawa: Multiprocessor system having controller for controlling the number of processors for which cache coherency must be guaranteed. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, October 7, 2003: US06631447 (100 worldwide citation)

To provide a large scale multiprocessor system capable of executing an area limited cache coherency control implementing a high speed operation while substantially reducing the amount of processor-to-processor communications there is provided a translation lookaside buffer which retains cache cohere ...


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Thomas J Perkowski: METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR FINDING CONSUMER PRODUCT RELATED INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET USING AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION SOLICITATION TECHNIQUES TO HELP CREATE UPN/TM/PD/URL DATA LINKS STORED IN AN INTERNET-BASED RELATIONAL DATABASE SERVER. IPF, Thomas J Perkowski Esq P C, October 7, 2003: US06631357 (99 worldwide citation)

A novel system and method for finding product and, service related information on the Internet. The system includes Internet Servers which store information pertaining to Universal Product or Service Number (e.g. UPC number) preassigned to each product and service registered in the system, with Unif ...


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David A Cox: Parallel loading of markup language data files and documents into a computer database. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert H Frantz, David A Mims Jr, October 7, 2003: US06631379 (98 worldwide citation)

An XML Data Loader which employs the SAX parsing technology, provides an extendible architecture to generate SQL for each type of XML document to be loaded, and leverages multithreading and decoupling of processes to parse an XML file and to update a database. By using object-oriented programming me ...


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Michael A Todd: CVD syntheses of silicon nitride materials. ASM Japan, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 7, 2003: US06630413 (97 worldwide citation)

Low hydrogen-content silicon nitride materials are deposited by a variety of CVD techniques, preferably thermal CVD and PECVD, using chemical precursors that contain silicon atoms, nitrogen atoms, or both. A preferred chemical precursor contains one or more N—Si bonds. Another preferred chemical pre ...


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John W L Ogilvie: Promoting savings by facilitating incremental commitments made with credit card and other consumer-initiated transactions. October 7, 2003: US06631358 (97 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides tools and techniques for directing funds on behalf of a consumer to a specified account as a beneficial side-effect of a transaction that is primarily directed toward another goal, such as the purchase of merchandise or services. For instance, when the consumer purchas ...


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Richard Brownell Arthur, William Edward Lorensen, Michael Robert LaBlanc, Janet Arlie Barnett, Mark Mitchell Kornfein, Douglas Roy Forman, Paul Kenneth Houpt: Method and apparatus for vehicle management. General Electric Co, Robert B Reeser III, Armstrong Teasdale, October 7, 2003: US06631322 (96 worldwide citation)

A method and system for pacing a vehicle along a path of travel is described. The method includes determining a geographical location of the vehicle, displaying a vehicle position icon representative of the geographical location, determining an optimal position for the vehicle, displaying a pace ico ...


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Bhagya L Chandrashekar, Mingxing Zhou, Eileen M Jarr, Richard L Dunn: Controlled release liquid delivery compositions with low initial drug burst. Atrix Laboratories, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 7, 2003: US06630155 (96 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a controlled release polymeric composition which includes a base polymer or copolymer, an organic solvent, a polymeric controlled release additive, and a biologically active agent. The polymeric controlled release additive reduces the initial burst of biologically active agent ...


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J Eric Lauritzen, Clayton Plucheck: Method and apparatus for expanding and separating tubulars in a wellbore. Weatherford Lamb, Moser Patterson & Sheridan L, October 7, 2003: US06629567 (94 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for expanding a lower string of casing into frictional contact with an upper string of casing, and thereby hanging the lower string of casing onto the upper string of casing is provided. The apparatus essentially defines a lower string of casing having a separation region for ...


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Jeffry Jovan Philyaw: Method and system for conducting a contest using a network. LV Partners, Gregory M Howison, Howison & Arnott, October 7, 2003: US06631404 (93 worldwide citation)

A method for conducting a contest using a network. A selected article of commerce is identified to a plurality of users remotely disposed at user locations on the network which bears an indicia encoding an identification code which corresponds to the selected article in accordance with an extrinsic ...