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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 (101 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 ...


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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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John W L Ogilvie: Promoting savings by facilitating incremental commitments made with credit card and other consumer-initiated transactions. October 7, 2003: US06631358 (100 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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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 (99 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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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 (99 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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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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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 (98 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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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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Jonathan D Klein, Amit Ganesh, Juan R Loaiza, Gary C Ngai: System and method for providing fine-grained temporal database access. Oracle, Ditthavong & Carlson P C, October 7, 2003: US06631374 (95 worldwide citation)

A system and method for selectively viewing temporal row data in a consistent read-implemented database are described. Committed transactions effecting row data changes to a database are tracked and a stored system change number is assigned upon each committed transaction. Rollback segments for unco ...


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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 ...