Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Donald V Perino, Belgacem Haba, Sayeh Khalili: Multiple channel modules and bus systems using same. Rambus, Pennie & Edmonds, December 2, 2003: US06657871 (40 worldwide citation)

Various module structures are disclosed which may be used to implement modules having 1 to N channels. Bus systems may be formed by the interconnection of such modules.

Sanjay Chaturvedi
Sanjay Chaturvedi, Anne Mae Gaffney, Ruozhi Song, Elsie Mae Vickery: Mixed metal oxide catalyst. December 2, 2003: US06656873 (14 worldwide citation)

A catalyst comprising a mixed metal oxide is useful for the vapor phase oxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated carboxylic acid and for the vapor phase ammoxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated nitrile.

Jaime Braverman
Jaime Braverman, Arthur E Garavaglia, Ali Yahiaoui, Robert C Diluccio: Feminine care product with discrete areas of a skin wellness additive. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Dority & Manning, December 2, 2003: US06656168 (10 worldwide citation)

A feminine care absorbent article includes an outer cover and an absorbent structure in superposed relation to the outer cover and defining a bodyfacing surface. A lotion formulation is deposited on the bodyfacing surface in discrete locations targeted for specific regions of the wearer's body.

Richard L Grant, Mark S Zeiner, Geoff Hueil, Kenneth Wales, Dean L Garner: Device for attachment of buttress material to a surgical fastening device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dean Garner, December 2, 2003: US06656193 (734 worldwide citation)

An assembly for releasably attaching a buttress material onto a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device is disclosed. The assembly has a substantially rigid frame for connecting to a top surface of a tissue clamping member of a surgical stapling device when the assembly is disposed ther ...

Csaba Truckai, John H Shadduck: Electrosurgical systems and techniques for sealing tissue. December 2, 2003: US06656177 (697 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument and technique for creating thermal seal or welds transected margins of engaged tissue. The working end provides very elongate jaws particularly suited for resecting tissue, such as in a lung resection. The jaw assembly carries a bi-polar electrode arrangement that provi ...

Massi E Kianl, Ammar Al Ali, Don Carothers, Michael Lee, James Pishney, Walter M Weber: Pulse oximeter user interface. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 2, 2003: US06658276 (586 worldwide citation)

A pulse oximetry user interface has a display and a plurality of views each configured to occupy the display. Each of the views are adapted to present data responsive to a physiological signal. A plurality of icons are configured to occupy a portion of the views and adapted to designate the content ...

Thai Nguyen, Robert M Raymond, Michael L Leonhardt: Network attached virtual data storage subsystem. Storage Technology Corporation, Wayne P Bailey, December 2, 2003: US06658526 (536 worldwide citation)

This data storage subsystem creates multiple virtual storage devices on demand, which are available to any and all of the system's host data processors. The subsystem utilizes a plurality of tape devices and automated tape libraries with the tape devices connected to a plurality of data process ...

Karl L Ginter, Victor H Shear, Francis J Spahn, David M Van Wie, Robert P Weber: Trusted infrastructure support system, methods and techniques for secure electronic commerce transaction and rights management. Intertrust Technologies Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, December 2, 2003: US06658568 (532 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods and systems for secure, automated transaction processing for use in electronic commerce and electronic rights and transaction management over an electronic network such as the Internet and/or over organization internal Intranets. One exemplary system involves r ...

William Pugh, Monika H Henzinger: Detecting duplicate and near-duplicate files. Google, John C Pokotylo, Straub & Pokotylo, December 2, 2003: US06658423 (462 worldwide citation)

Improved duplicate and near-duplicate detection techniques may assign a number of fingerprints to a given document by (i) extracting parts from the document, (ii) assigning the extracted parts to one or more of a predetermined number of lists, and (iii) generating a fingerprint from each of the popu ...

Catherine A Basch, Belva J Bruesewitz, Kevin Siegel, Patrick Faith: Financial risk prediction systems and methods therefor. Visa Internation Service Association, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, December 2, 2003: US06658393 (404 worldwide citation)

A method for predicting financial risk is disclosed. The method includes receiving data inputs on a first computing system. The data inputs includes historical data associated with at least a first account issued to an account owner, and the historical data includes historical transaction informatio ...