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Belgacem Haba: Semiconductor stacked die devices. Rambus, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 6, 2004: US06674161 (9 worldwide citation)

Semiconductor devices and methods of forming semiconductor devices are described. In one embodiment, at least one conductive structure is formed within a plurality of semiconductor substrates. At least portions of one of the conductive structures have oppositely facing, exposed outer surfaces. Indiv ...


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Albert Deirchow Lin, Patrick John Graydon, Justin Eliot Busch, Maureen Caudill, Nancy Ann Chinchor, Jason Chun Ming Tseng, Lei Wang, Bryner Sabido Pancho, Kenneth Scott Klein, Yuri Adrian Tijerino: Concept-based search and retrieval system. Banner & Witcoff, January 6, 2004: US06675159 (717 worldwide citation)

A concept-based indexing and search system indexes collections of documents with ontology-based predicate structures through automated and/or human-assisted methods. The system extracts the concepts behind user queries to return only those documents that match those concepts. The concept based searc ...


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Charles H Dennison, Guy C Wicker, Tyler A Lowrey, Stephen J Hudgens, Chien Chiang, Daniel Xu: Reduced area intersection between electrode and programming element. Ovonyx, Trop Pruner & Hu P C, January 6, 2004: US06673700 (370 worldwide citation)

A method comprising forming a sacrificial layer over less than the entire portion of a contact area on a substrate, the sacrificial layer having a thickness defining an edge over the contact area, forming a spacer layer over the spacer, the spacer layer conforming to the shape of the first sacrifici ...


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Nebojsa Jojic, Matthew A Turk: System and method for visually tracking occluded objects in real time. Microsoft Corporation, Craig S Fischer, Lyon & Harr L, January 6, 2004: US06674877 (347 worldwide citation)

The present invention is embodied in a system and method for digitally tracking objects in real time. The present invention visually tracks three-dimensional (3-D) objects in dense disparity maps in real time. Tracking of the human body is achieved by digitally segmenting and modeling different body ...


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Matthew K Gray, Jeffrey J Peden II, Yonald Chery: Position detection and location tracking in a wireless network. Newbury Networks, McDermott Will & Emery, January 6, 2004: US06674403 (336 worldwide citation)

A system and method for performing real-time position detection and motion tracking of mobile communications devices moving about in a defined space comprised of a plurality of locales is provided. A plurality of access points are disposed about the space to provide an interface between mobile devic ...


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Gary S Sayler, Michael L Simpson, Bruce M Applegate, Steven A Ripp: In vivo biosensor apparatus and method of use. UT Battelle, University of Tennessee Research Corporation, Akerman Senterfitt, January 6, 2004: US06673596 (335 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit devices that detect selected analytes in fluids when implanted in the body of an animal. The device comprises a bioreporter that has been genetically engineered to contain a nucleic acid segment that comprises a cis-activating response elem ...


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Rong Chang Liang, Mary Chan Park, Zarng Arh George Wu, Xianhai Chen, HongMei Zang: Manufacturing process for electrophoretic display. SiPix Imaging, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, January 6, 2004: US06672921 (308 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a method of manufacturing a micro-cup array. Such an array may find use in a number of applications such as, for example, a video display. The micro-cups find particular use in electrophoretic or liquid crystal displays.


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James L Cox: Replacement atrioventricular heart valve. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, January 6, 2004: US06673109 (303 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for using tubular material to replace a semilunar heart valve (i.e., an aortic or pulmonary valve). To create such a replacement valve, the native valve cusps are removed from inside an aorta or pulmonary artery, and the inlet end of a tubular segment is sutured to the valve an ...


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Robert E Schnell, David K Willmore, Richard J Weber: Vehicular rearview mirror with blind spot viewing system. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, January 6, 2004: US06672731 (295 worldwide citation)

A vehicular exterior rearview mirror blind spot viewing system includes an exterior rearview mirror assembly which enables moving the reflective mirror element to an alternate position for viewing of areas adjacent the vehicle which otherwise would be hidden in the driver's blind spot. The blin ...