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Bin Yu, Judy Xilin An, Cyrus E Tabery, Haihong Wang: Method for forming multiple structures in a semiconductor device. Advanced Micro Devices, Harrity & Snyder, March 16, 2004: US06706571 (466 worldwide citation)

A method of forming multiple structures in a semiconductor device includes depositing a film over a conductive layer, etching a trench in a portion of the film and forming adjacent the sidewalls of the trench. The film may then be etched, followed by an of the conductive layer to form the structures ...


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Bob Drury, Ronald P Knockeart, Melvin A Rode, Steven Brown, Harry Asher: Driver information system. Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation, March 16, 2004: US06707421 (311 worldwide citation)

An information system for providing services including traffic and navigation services, as well as other information services to a driver. One versions of the system makes use of existing components of a wireless telephone system, for example, by using the input and output capabilities of a telephon ...


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Bret A Ferree: Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics. Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, March 16, 2004: US06706068 (308 worldwide citation)

This invention improves upon prior art total disc replacements (TDRS) by more closely replicating the kinematics of a natural disc. The preferred embodiments feature two or more fixed centers of rotation (CORs) and an optional variable COR (VCOR) as the artificial disc replacements (ADRs) translates ...


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Valentine D&apos Arcy Sheldon, Jeremy Kagan, Nancy Palmarini: E-mail messaging system. Suffix Mail, Pillsbury Winthrop, March 16, 2004: US06708205 (298 worldwide citation)

A method for providing e-mail communication is provided in which an e-mail user interface is generated on a display device. The e-mail user interface implements e-mail messaging for a root e-mail address that includes a domain name and a username. Upon receiving a request from a user, the method gen ...


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Daniel J Mendez, Mark D Riggins, Prasad Wagle, Hong Q Bui, Mason Ng, Sean Michael Quinlan, Christine C Ying, Christopher R Zuleeg, David J Cowan, Joanna A Aptekar Strober, R Stanley Bailes: System and method for globally and securely accessing unified information in a computer network. Visto Corporation, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, March 16, 2004: US06708221 (282 worldwide citation)

A client stores a first set of workspace data, and is coupled via a computer network to a global server. The client may be configured to synchronize portions of the first set of workspace data with the global server, which stores independently modifiable copies of the portions. The global server may ...


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Satyan G Pitroda, Merul Patel: Point of sale adapter for electronic transaction device. Welsh & Katz, March 16, 2004: US06705520 (276 worldwide citation)

An adapter for use with a conventional POS card reader to interface with PDA's, Wireless Phones, and other Handheld devices, through Infrared or RF media, such that signals received from, the devices can be, converted to conventional magnetic stripe and/or smart card format, as required by the ...


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Thomas Rueckes, Brent M Segal: Nanotube films and articles. Nantero, Hale and Dorr, March 16, 2004: US06706402 (266 worldwide citation)

Nanotube films and articles and methods of making the same are disclosed. A conductive article includes an aggregate of nanotube segments in which the nanotube segments contact other nanotube segments to define a plurality of conductive pathways along the article. The nanotube segments may be single ...


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Piet H C Moerman, Jerome F McAleer, Matthias Stiene: Combined lancet and electrochemical analyte-testing apparatus. Diabetes Diagnostics, March 16, 2004: US06706159 (266 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for detection and quantitation of an electrochemically-detectable analyte, such as glucose, in blood or interstitial fluid includes a meter unit, a lancet and an electrochemical sensor. Of these components, the meter is preferably reusable, while the lancet and the electrochemical senso ...


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Thomas A Berson, Bryan Olson, Michael E Fein, Paul D Mannheimer, Charles E Porges, David Schloemer: Sensor with signature of data relating to sensor. Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 16, 2004: US06708049 (240 worldwide citation)

A sensor has codes useful for a monitor which can be authenticated as accurate. The sensor produces a signal corresponding to a measured physiological characteristic and provides codes which can be assured of being accurate and authentic when used by a monitor. A memory associated with the sensor st ...


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Christopher S Pedicini, John D Witzigreuter: Electrical motor driven nail gun. Tricord Solutions, Jonathan H Petcu Esq, Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, March 16, 2004: US06705503 (233 worldwide citation)

A portable electric nailing gun operating from a power supply. The motor accelerates a flywheel, which at the appropriate energy state is coupled through a mechanism to an anvil acting directly on the nail. The actuation is governed by a control circuit and initiated from a trigger switch. The store ...



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