Bahman Qawami
Robert C Chang, Bahman Qawami, Farshid Sabet Sharghi: Maintaining erase counts in non-volatile storage systems. SanDisk Corporation A Delaware Corporation, Ritter Lang & Kaplan, April 29, 2004: US20040080985-A1

Methods and apparatus for storing erase counts in a non-volatile memory of a non-volatile memory system are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a data structure in a non-volatile memory includes a first indicator that provides an indication of a number of times a first block ...

David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Dan A Steinberg, Mindaugas F Dautartas: 2-Dimensional optical fiber array made from etched sticks having notches. Shipley┬▒Company L L C, Niels Haun, Jonathan D Baskin, April 27, 2004: US06726372 (4 worldwide citation)

A 2-dimensional optical fiber array having stacked sticks with fibers disposed between the sticks. The sticks are made by directional dry etching. The shape of the sticks is defined by a lithographic mask. Each stick has notches for holding the optical fibers. Since the sticks are defined by a litho ...

Tarran Jones
Gregory J LaRosa, Christopher Horvath, Walter Newman, S Tarran Jones, Siobhan H O&apos Brien, Theresa O&apos Keefe: Recombinant anti-CCR2 antibodies and methods of use therefor. Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, April 27, 2004: US06727349 (29 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a humanized antibody or functional fragment thereof which binds to a mammalian (e.g., human) CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) or a portion of the receptor and blocks binding of a ligand to the receptor. The invention further relates to a method of inhibiting the intera ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
John W Smith, Belgacem Haba: Semiconductor chip package with interconnect structure. Tessera, Lerner David Litenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, April 22, 2004: US20040077129-A1

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 ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba, John W Smith: Vapor phase connection techniques. Tessera, Lerner David Litenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, April 22, 2004: US20040075991-A1

Electrical connections are made between a pair of elements disposed on opposite side of the hole extending through a dielectric layer by evaporating a conductive material such as a metal having high vapor pressure within the hole while maintaining the hole in a substantially sealed condition. The pr ...

David Mosley
Joseph M Jacobson, David W Mosley, Kie Moon Sung: Nanoparticle chains and preparation thereof. Norma E Henderson, Hinckley Allen & Snyder, April 22, 2004: US20040077844-A1

Fabrication and arrangement of nanoparticles into one-dimensional linear chains is achieved by successive chemical reactions, each reaction adding one or more nanoparticles by building onto exposed, unprotected linker functionalities. Optionally, protecting groups may be used to control and organize ...

David Mosley
Joseph M Jacobson, David W Mosley: Templated monolayer polymerization and replication. Norma E Henderson, Hinckley Allen & Snyder, April 22, 2004: US20040076757-A1

A self-replicating monolayer system employing polymerization of monomers or nanoparticle ensembles on a defined template provides a method for synthesis of two-dimensional single molecule polymers. Systems of self-replicating monolayers may be used as templates for the growth of inorganic colloids. ...

Brian Goodall
Brian L Goodall, Saikumar Jayaraman, Robert A Shick, Larry F Rhodes, Robert David Allen, Richard Anthony DiPietro, Thomas Wallow: Photoresist compositions comprising polycyclic polymers with acid labile pendant groups. Sumitomo Bakelite, International Business Machines, Thoburn T Dunlap, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co A, April 20, 2004: US06723486 (24 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a radiation sensitive photoresist composition comprising a photoacid initiator and a polycyclic polymer comprising repeating units that contain pendant acid labile groups. Upon exposure to an imaging radiation source the photoacid initiator generates an acid which cl ...

Erwin Meinders
Mijiritskii Andrei, Meinders Erwin R: Optical record carrier for use with uv laser beam. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Mijiritskii Andrei, Meinders Erwin R, DEGUELLE Wilhelmus H G, April 15, 2004: WO/2004/032128

The present invention relates to an optical record carrier for recording information using a light beam in the UV wavelength range, in particular having a wavelength in the range from 230 to 270 nm, comprising a substrate layer (S) and a recording stack (R) comprising: two dielectric layers (I1, I2) ...