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Eb Eshun
Douglas D Coolbaugh, Ebenezer E Eshun, Joseph F Shepard, Kenneth J Stein, Kunal Vaed: PREVENTION OF Ta2O5 MIM CAP SHORTING IN THE BEOL ANNEAL CYCLES. International Business Machines Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC, June 3, 2004: US20040104420-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a high-performance metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor which contains a high-k dielectric, yet no substantial shorting of the MIM capacitor is observed. Specifically, shorting of the MIM capacitor is substantially prevented in the present invention by forming a passi ...


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Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba, Richard E Perego, David Nguyen, Billy W Garrett, Ely Tsern, Craig E Hampel, Wai Yeung Yip: Multiple channel modules and bus systems using same. Rambus, Thomas E Anderson, Hunton & Williams, June 3, 2004: US20040105240-A1

Various module structures are disclosed which may be used to implement modules having 1 to N channels. Bus systems may be formed by the interconnection of such modules.


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Sanjay Kotha
Tirumalai S Sudarshan, Sanjay Kotha, Ramachandran Radhakrishnan: Multifunctional particulate material, fluid, and composition. Law Office Dinesh Agarwal PC, June 3, 2004: US20040105980-A1

A multifunctional particulate material, fluid, or composition includes a predetermined amount of core particles with a plurality of coatings. The core particles have an average particle size of about 1 nm to 500 m. The particulate material, fluid, or composition is capable of exhibiting one or more ...


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Webler William E, Hyde Gregory Mathew, Feezor Christopher, Cox Daniel L: Apparatuses and methods for hart valve repair. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, SCHELLER James C Jr, June 3, 2004: WO/2004/045463 (122 worldwide citation)

A medical device for treating a defective heart valve. The medical device comprises a distal anchoring member for disposing in a blood vessel. A proximal anchoring member for disposing in or at an entrance of the blood vessel. A telescoping assembly coupling at a first end to the distal anchoring me ...


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Olson Lorin, Thomson Anne, Baskeyfield Damian Edward Haydon, Leach Christopher Philip, Day Richard Michael, Bohm Sebastian: Cap for a dermal tissue lancing device. Lifescan, MAEDA Mayumi, June 3, 2004: WO/2004/045375 (110 worldwide citation)

A cap (2) for use with a dermal tissue lancing device (that includes a housing and a lancet movable with respect to the housing) includes a proximal end for engaging with the housing, a distal end for engaging with dermal tissue and an opening (10) for a portion of the lancet to pass through. The di ...


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Anastasia Khvorova, Angela Reynolds, Devin Leake, William Marshall, Stephen Scaringe: Functional and hyperfunctional sirna. Dharmacon, KALOW David, June 3, 2004: WO/2004/045543 (104 worldwide citation)

Efficient sequence specific gene silencing is possible through the use of siRNA technology. By selecting particular siRNAs by rationale design, one can maximize the generation of an effective gene silencing reagent, as well as methods for silencing genes.


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Lederman Robert J: Method and device for catheter-based repair of cardiac valves. The Government Of The United States Of America Represented By The Secretary Of Health And Human Services, Lederman Robert J, NOONAN William D, June 3, 2004: WO/2004/045378 (90 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system and method for catheter-based repair of cardiac valves, including transcatheter-mitral-valve-cerclage annuloplasty and transcatheter-mitral-valve reapposition. An exemplary embodiment of the system includes: a guiding cathether (100); one or more secondary catheters, such as a ...


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Johnson Mark Thomas, Klein Markus Heinrich: Method of improving the output uniformity of a display device. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Johnson Mark Thomas, Klein Markus Heinrich, VOLMER Georg, June 3, 2004: WO/2004/047058 (88 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a method of improving the output uniformity of a display device (1), such as a self light emitting display device, comprising the following steps; detecting a first emitted brightness of at least one pixel (5) of said display device (1); by means of the detected first brigh ...