Eugene Fitzgerald
Kenneth C Wu, Eugene A Fitzgerald, Jeffrey T Borenstein, Gianna Taraschi: Etch stop layer system. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, February 10, 2004: US06689211 (34 worldwide citation)

A SiGe monocrystalline etch-stop material system on a monocrystalline silicon substrate. The etch-stop material system can vary in exact composition, but is a doped or undoped Si

Karen Buechler
Stephen Dunmead, Kauko Johannes Karpale, Alan W Weimer, Karen J Buechler, Jacob A Johnson: Rapid conversion of metal-containing compounds to form metals or metal alloys. OMG Americas, The Regents of the University of Colorado, Kalow & Springut, February 10, 2004: US06689191 (9 worldwide citation)

A method of converting metal-containing or metal alloy-containing compounds into a metal or metal alloy by rapidly heating the metal-containing or metal alloy-containing compound to an elevated temperature to instigate conversion and holding the metal-containing or metal alloy-containing compound at ...

Tammy Balzar
Tammy Jo Balzar, Steven James Nielsen, Yihua Chang: Coating method. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Thomas J Connelly, Paul Y Yee, Douglas G Glantz, February 10, 2004: US06689036 (3 worldwide citation)

An applicator article and method are disclosed for inserting a substance into a body cavity. The applicator article and method are especially useful for inserting a catamenial tampon into a woman's vagina. The applicator article includes a tubular member formed from at least one layer of paper ...


John Zimmerman, Jacquelyn Annette Martino: Touch-screen image scrolling system and method. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Aaron Waxler, February 10, 2004: US06690387 (1081 worldwide citation)

Electronic image displays. of lists that extend beyond the vertical display dimension of the display screen, are displaced in the vertical direction by touching the screen with a finger and then moving the finger in the desired direction on the screen. In a natural manner the initial speed of displa ...

Kenneth Schofield, Frank O&apos Brien, Robert L Bingle, Niall R Lynam: Video mirror systems incorporating an accessory module. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, February 10, 2004: US06690268 (856 worldwide citation)

A vehicular video mirror system includes an interior rearview mirror assembly and a video display assembly. The interior rearview mirror assembly includes a mirror casing incorporating a reflective element. The reflective element has a rearward field of view when the interior rearview mirror assembl ...

Shlomo Ben Haim, Daniel Osadchy, Udi Peless, Ilan Greenberg: System for determining the location and orientation of an invasive medical instrument. Biosense, Louis J Capezzuto, February 10, 2004: US06690963 (628 worldwide citation)

A locating system for determining the location and orientation of an invasive medical instrument, for example a catheter (

John T Kilcoyne, Ross Tsukashima, George M Johnson, Christopher Klecher: Implantable monitoring probe. Medtronic Endonetics, Shumaker & Sieffert PA, February 10, 2004: US06689056 (502 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an ambulatory system for monitoring one or more physiological parameters in a body lumen, such as the esophagus. The system includes an implantable probe having a sensor for the physiological parameter and a transmitter for transmitting data to an external receiver. The probe may be use ...

Adam Heller, Gregg L Kenausis, Qiang Chen, Mark S Vreeke: Electrochemical analyte sensors using thermostable soybean peroxidase. TheraSense, Merchant & Gould P C, February 10, 2004: US06689265 (405 worldwide citation)

A sensor for the detection and measurement of an analyte in a biofluid. The sensor includes two enzymes. One type of sensor measures the concentration of hydrogen peroxide using a thermostable peroxidase enzyme that is immobilized in a redox hydrogel to form a sensing layer on a working electrode. T ...

Adam J Cheyer, David L Martin: Unified messaging methods and systems for communication and cooperation among distributed agents in a computing environment. SRI International, Perkins Coie, February 10, 2004: US06691151 (391 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a Unified Messaging system with an emphasis on ubiquitous access and dynamic presentation of the information and services supported by an agent community. The present invention allows queries across dynamically changing, complex information; shared context and referenc ...