Ana Londergan
Ana R Londergan, Sasangan Ramanathan, Jereld Winkler, Thomas E Seidel: Passivation method for improved uniformity and repeatability for atomic layer deposition and chemical vapor deposition. Genus, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 13, 2004: US06720259 (25 worldwide citation)

A method to deposit a passivating layer of a first material on an interior reactor surface of a cold or warm wall reactor, in which the first material is non-reactive with one or more precursor used to form a second materials. Subsequently when a film layer is deposited on a substrate by subjecting ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba: Memory module. Rambus, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, April 13, 2004: US06721189 (23 worldwide citation)

The memory module includes a substantially rigid first circuit board having at least one memory chip disposed thereon. The memory module also includes a substantially rigid second circuit board having an array of electrical contact points disposed on a planar surface thereof. A flexible connector el ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Thomas F Fox, Sayeh Khalili, Belgacem Haba, David Nguyen, Richard Warmke, Xingchao Yuan: Stacked semiconductor module. Rambus, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, April 13, 2004: US06720643 (21 worldwide citation)

The semiconductor module is provided that includes a semiconductor housing and a plurality of integrated circuit dies positioned within the housing. The semiconductor module also includes a programmable memory device positioned within the housing and electrically coupled to the plurality of integrat ...

Michael F Guheen, James D Mitchell, James J Barrese: Business alliance identification in a web architecture framework. Andersen Consulting, Merchant & Gould P C, April 13, 2004: US06721713 (449 worldwide citation)

A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for identifying alliances among a plurality of business entities in components of a network framework. First, alliances are identified among a plurality of business entities in terms of components of a current network framework. Next, a pictor ...

Brent Parker: Universal modular pulse oximeter probe for use with reusable and disposable patient attachment devices. Sensidyne, Jim Zegeer, April 13, 2004: US06721585 (429 worldwide citation)

A system and method of standardizing modular probe housings so that the standardized probe housings may be incorporated into probes adapted to work with at least one of a multiplicity of manufacturers' oximeters. The probe housings are adapted to matingly engage at least a disposable bandage ap ...

James L Cox: Replacement heart valve. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, April 13, 2004: US06719789 (391 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic heart valve has leaflets made of a thin and flexible material. The side edges of adjacent leaflets are sewn together so as to form a substantially tubular valve structure having an in-flow end and an out-flow end. Each of the leaflets is adapted to flex inwardly into and out of engageme ...

David A Gough: Membrane and electrode structure for implantable sensor. Regents of the University of California, Foley & Lardner, April 13, 2004: US06721587 (332 worldwide citation)

The invention is the design of a biological measuring device for the determination of the concentration of biomolecules (e.g. glucose) in an environment which is designed for implantation into an individual or for use in the context of an external apparatus. The device contains a composite membrane ...

Timothy R Pryor, Peter Smith: Man machine interfaces and applications. Larson & Taylor, April 13, 2004: US06720949 (329 worldwide citation)

Affordable methods and apparatus are disclosed for inputting position, attitude (orientation) or other object characteristic data to computers for the purpose of Computer Aided Design, Painting, Medicine, Teaching, Gaming, Toys, Simulations, Aids to the disabled, and internet or other experiences. P ...

Robert S Langer, Andreas Lendlein: Shape memory polymers. MnemoScience, Holland & Knight, April 13, 2004: US06720402 (324 worldwide citation)

Shape memory polymer compositions, articles of manufacture thereof, and methods of preparation and use thereof are described. The shape memory polymer compositions can hold more than one shape in memory. Suitable compositions include at least one hard segment and at least one soft segment. At least ...

Jacob Zabara, Burke T Barrett, Steven M Parnis: Nerve stimulation as a treatment for pain. Cyberonics, Blank Rome, April 13, 2004: US06721603 (324 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for treating patients suffering from severe, unrelenting pain. A therapeutic stimulation signal is selectively applied from a stimulus generator, when activated, to at least some of plural electrodes implanted in stimulating relation to at least two nerves among ...

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