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Bob Ware
David L Johnson, Robert G Tinger, Robert A Ware, Sergei Yurchak: Fluid-bed aromatics alkylation with staged injection of alkylating agents. November 4, 2003: US06642426 (44 worldwide citation)

A system and process for producing xylene and other alkylated aromatics includes one or more fluidized bed reaction zones that provide contact between the reactants (i.e., an aromatic reactant and an alkylating reagent). Improved conversion and selectivity is realized when the alkylating reagent is ...


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James D Causey III, Richard E Purvis, James L Henke: Handheld personal data assistant (PDA) with a medical device and method of using the same. Medtronic MiniMed, Medtronic MiniMed, November 4, 2003: US06641533 (1085 worldwide citation)

A medical device module for use in a system with a remote programmer and/or a personal data assistant (PDA) with at least one medical device includes a housing, at least one medical device and a processor. The housing is adapted to couple with the PDA. The at least one medical device interface is co ...


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Christopher S Helgeson, Daniel S Lipkin, Robert S Larson, Srinivas Panuganti: Method and apparatus for managing data exchange among systems in a network. Saba Software, Morrison & Foerster, November 4, 2003: US06643652 (536 worldwide citation)

The present mechanism provides a solution to the needs described above through a system and method for managing data exchange among systems in a network. The systems and methods of the present mechanism translate data from a system specific local format to a generic interchange format object, and vi ...


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Mohamed K Diab, Walter M Weber, Ammar Al Ali: Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 4, 2003: US06643530 (502 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus measure blood oxygenation in a subject. A first signal source applies a first input signal during a first time interval. A second signal source applies a second input signal during a second time interval. A detector detects a first parametric signal responsive to the first ...


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Gregory L Slaughter, Thomas E Saulpaugh, Bernard A Traversat, Mohamed M Abdelaziz, Michael J Duigou: Mechanism and apparatus for using messages to look up documents stored in spaces in a distributed computing environment. Sun Microsystems, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, November 4, 2003: US06643650 (419 worldwide citation)

A system and method for searching for documents within spaces in a distributed computing environment are provided. A client sends a lookup message to a space which stores documents. The lookup message may specify desired characteristics, such as a name or partial XML schema, of the stored documents. ...


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Erik J Wagner, Michael C Dinsdale: Multi-variable-height fusion device. Spinal Concepts, Eric B Meyertons, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, November 4, 2003: US06641614 (394 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for promoting a spinal fusion between neighboring vertebrae are disclosed. Apparatus may be located within the intervertebral disc space and preferably includes a pair of engaging plates for contacting the vertebrae. An alignment device may be used to alter the vertical height b ...


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David J Vachon, Brooks B Cochran, Bill C Ponder: Hydrophilic polymeric material for coating biosensors. MiniMed, Gates & Cooper, November 4, 2003: US06642015 (334 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a biocompatible membrane comprising a hydrophilic polyurea composition. The hydrophilic polyurea composition comprises the product of a reaction mixture comprising (a) an amino terminated polysiloxane, (b) a hydrophilic polymer selected from the group consisting of a diamino terminated ...


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Robert Vallone, Howard Look, Ain McKendrick, David Avraham Brown, Kyrie Robinson, Jeffrey Ma: Multimedia schedule presentation system. TiVo, Michael A Glenn, Kirk D Wong, Glenn Patent Group, November 4, 2003: US06642939 (327 worldwide citation)

A multimedia schedule presentation system provides a program guide area which is a list of the programs that are currently airing, was aired, or is scheduled. The program guide area is semi-transparent and overlays on the broadcast program material that the user is currently watching. The invention ...


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Jude S Sauer, John F Hammond: System for wound closure. LSI Solutions, Cantor Colburn, November 4, 2003: US06641592 (315 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for closure of a wound in a patient, such as a puncture hole in a blood vessel, with a suture having a first apparatus for applying a suture capable of closing the wound and a second apparatus for securing a sleeve member over the suture to secure the wound closed. The first app ...


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David M Fried, Edward J Nowak, Beth A Rainey, Devendra K Sadana: Fin FET devices from bulk semiconductor and method for forming. International Business Machines Corporation, Mark F Chadurjian, Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, November 4, 2003: US06642090 (300 worldwide citation)

The present invention thus provides a device structure and method for forming fin Field Effect Transistors (FETs) that overcomes many of the disadvantages of the prior art. Specifically, the device structure and method provides the ability to form finFET devices from bulk semiconductor wafers while ...