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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 (589 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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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 (502 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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Karen L Fincher, Stanislaw Flasinski, Jack Q Wilkinson: Plant expression constructs. Monsanto Technology, Grace L Bonner, Howrey Simon Arnold & White, December 9, 2003: US06660911 (483 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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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 (469 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 (450 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 (400 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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B Thomas Barker, John Stewart Young, Craig Squires, David Brumfield, Chris Johnson, Dennis J Buchanan: Multi-axial bone screw assembly. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, December 9, 2003: US06660004 (341 worldwide citation)

A bottom-loading multi-axial bone anchor apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a receiver member, a crown member, a bone anchor and a retaining member. The receiver member defines an upper opening and a lower opening, which may form part of the same opening, a channel, and a groove. The cro ...



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