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Deodatta Shenai-Khatkhate
Deodatta V Shenai Khatkhate, Michael B Power, Artashes Amamchyan: Trialkyl Group VA metal compounds. Shipley Company L L C, S Matthew Cairns, December 9, 2003: US06660874 (4 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods of preparing trialkyl Group VA metal compounds in high yield and high purity. Such trialkyl Group VA metal compounds are substantially free of oxygenated impurities, ethereal solvents and metallic impurities.


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Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Timothy J Starkweather, Philip T Weiss, Daniel H Villegas, Robert C Dennard, John T Armstrong, John D Richert: Ambulatory medical apparatus and method using a telemetry system with predefined reception listening periods. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, December 9, 2003: US06659948 (606 worldwide citation)

An implanted medical device (e.g. infusion pump) and an external device communicate with one another via telemetry messages that are receivable only during windows or listening periods. Each listening period is open for a prescribed period of time and is spaced from successive listening periods by a ...


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Karen L Fincher, Stanislaw Flasinski, Jack Q Wilkinson: Plant expression constructs. Monsanto Technology, Grace L Bonner, Howrey Simon Arnold & White, December 9, 2003: US06660911 (525 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to novel plant expression constructs. More specifically the present invention provides DNA constructs comprising 5′ regulatory sequences for modulating the expression of operably linked genes in plants.


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Gaile Gordon, Michael Harville, John Woodfill, Trevor Darrell: Background estimation and segmentation based on range and color. Interval Research Corporation, Van Pelt & Yi, December 9, 2003: US06661918 (508 worldwide citation)

Segmentation of background and foreground objects in an image is based upon the joint use of both range and color data. Range-based data is largely independent of color image data, and hence not adversely affected by the limitations associated with color-based segmentation, such as shadows and simil ...


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Seppo Helle: Method and apparatus for controlling and securing mobile phones that are lost, stolen or misused. Nokia Mobile Phones, Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, December 9, 2003: US06662023 (492 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for controlling a mobile phone when it has been lost or stolen in order to prevent its use except to help the owner find it. Controlling the phone remotely may be implemented via a known Short Messaging System, for example. The security features provided are as fol ...


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Joseph St John Drosset, Michael Kim, Christopher J Bottorf, Juan C McMillan: Method and system for subscriber-based audio service over a communication network. SEI Information Technology, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 9, 2003: US06662231 (466 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method and system for providing audio service to a client through a communication network. A user subscribes to the service and the user's access to audio files is contingent upon authorization and validation. Once authorized, the user may access and stream out audio date files, ...


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Vittorio F Lanzo, Van Con Nguyen, George Cybulski, Larrimore A S Adams: Piezoelectric biological sound monitor with printed circuit board. Andromed, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, December 9, 2003: US06661161 (411 worldwide citation)

The piezoelectric sound monitor comprises a piezoelectric membrane including an inner face, an outer face, and first and second peripheral portions. The piezoelectric sound monitor further comprises a piezoelectric membrane support structure including an outer face, two first mutually facing membran ...


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Sheldon B Moberg, James D Causey III, Rex O Bare, Andrew J Scherer, Bradley J Sargent: Methods, apparatuses, and uses for infusion pump fluid pressure and force detection. December 9, 2003: US06659980 (354 worldwide citation)

An occlusion detection system detects an occlusion in a fluid path of an infusion pump. The infusion pump is for delivering fluid to a user. The infusion pump includes a housing, a motor, a reservoir, one or more drive train components, a sensor, and an electronics system. The motor is contained wit ...