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Belgacem Haba, Konstantine Karavakis: Components with releasable leads. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, December 16, 2003: US06664484 (17 worldwide citation)

A connection component for making connections to a microelectronic element is made by providing leads on a surface of a polymeric layer and etching the polymeric layer to partially detach the leads from the polymeric layer, leaving a portion of each lead releasably connected to the polymeric layer b ...

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John W Smith, Belgacem Haba: Semiconductor chip package with interconnect structure. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, December 16, 2003: US06664621 (8 worldwide citation)

An active microelectronic element such as a semiconductor chip or wafer is bonded to an interconnect element having substantially the same coefficient of thermal expansion as the active element using small, rigid bonds, desirably made by a solid-phase bonding technique, which accommodate numerous cl ...

Douglas K Warner, Michael A Myer: Implicit rating of retrieved information in an information search system. Rightnow Technologies, Dorsey & Whitney, December 16, 2003: US06665655 (957 worldwide citation)

An information retrieval system allows a user to search a database of informational items for a desired informational item, and presents the search result in the form of matching index entries in the order of relevance. The information retrieval system in accordance with the principles of the presen ...

Karen Cheung Brodersen, Michael Tsunghsi Yu, Jai Jein Yu, Andrzej P Mazur, Brian K Groves: State models for monitoring process. Siebel Systems, James W Soong, Perkins Coie, December 16, 2003: US06665648 (950 worldwide citation)

System and method for preparing, using, and displaying a state model of a process, as an industrial or business process, as a sequence of discrete steps. The state model defines the behavior of the logical objects making up a process model of the process as (1) a set of permitted states and (2) a se ...

Michael D Laufer, Jeffrey C Cerier, Amos G Cruz: Methods and devices for tissue reconfiguration. NDO Surgical, Fish & Richardson P C, December 16, 2003: US06663639 (534 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for reconfiguring a tissue within a hollow body organ using an entirely endoscopic approach in order to effectively reduce flow of fluid contents into a second hollow body organ in fluid communication with the first.

Tim J Kovac, Michael F Wei: Endoscopic surgical instrument for rotational manipulation. Origin Medsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 16, 2003: US06663641 (437 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical instrument suitable for use with a needle-grasper having a rotational translation device for creating rotational motion at the distal end of the surgical instrument in a non 1:1 ratio to rotational energy imparted at the handle of the surgical instrument. The shaft of the surg ...

Cyril Houri: Method and systems for locating geographical locations of online users. Sofer & Haroun, December 16, 2003: US06665715 (365 worldwide citation)

A location tracking system for building a geographic location database of network nodes in a computer network includes a trace engine module configured to send trace Id commands to a plurality of user terminals. The user terminals are actively coupled to a server node so that the trace engine module ...

Ian M Bennett, Bandi Ramesh Babu, Kishor Morkhandikar, Pallaki Gururaj: Interactive speech based learning/training system formulating search queries based on natural language parsing of recognized user queries. Phoenix Solutions, J Nicholas Gross, December 16, 2003: US06665640 (350 worldwide citation)

A real-time speech-based learning/training system distributed between client and server, and incorporating speech recognition and linguistic processing for recognizing a spoken question and to provide an answer to the student in a learning or training environment implemented on an intranet or over t ...

Stephen D Pacetti, Syed F A Hossainy: Diffusion barrier layer for implantable devices. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, December 16, 2003: US06663662 (314 worldwide citation)

A diffusion barrier for an implantable device, such as a stent, carrying a therapeutic or bioactive substance is disclosed. The diffusion barrier reduces the rate at which the therapeutic or bioactive substance is released from the device. The diffusion barrier can be made from a polymeric material ...

Dimitri Kanevsky, Stephane Herman Maes, Jeffrey Scott Sorensen: Conversational data mining. International Business Machines Corporation, Thu Ann Dang, December 16, 2003: US06665644 (302 worldwide citation)

A method for collecting data associated with the voice of a voice system user includes conducting a plurality of conversations with a plurality of voice system users. For each conversation, a speech waveform is captured and digitized, and at least one acoustic feature is extracted. The features are ...