Katherina Babich
Katherina Babich, Alessandro Callegari, Stephen Alan Cohen, Alfred Grill, Christopher Vincent Jahnes, Vishnubhai Vitthalbhai Patel, Sampath Purushothaman, Katherine Lynn Saenger: Stabilization of fluorine-containing low-k dielectrics in a metal/insulator wiring structure by ultraviolet irradiation. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert M Trepp Esq, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, July 6, 2004: US06759321 (11 worldwide citation)

A method for providing regions of substantially lower fluorine content in a fluorine containing dielectric is described incorporating exposing a region to ultraviolet radiation and annealing at an elevated temperature to remove partially disrupted fluorine from the region. The invention overcomes th ...

Jaime Braverman
Charles Wilson Colman, Rodney Lawrence Abba, Jaime Braverman, John Thomas Cooper, Maureen Myrl Falls, Tiffany Marshalle Lee Hunter, Steven Rashad Inabinet, David Martin Jackson, Nancy Donaldson Kollin, Yen Ling Lai, Sylvia Bandy Little, Robert John Makolin, David Joseph Nickel: Pulp and synthetic fiber absorbent composites for personal care products. Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Steven D Flack, July 6, 2004: US06759567 (7 worldwide citation)

A personal care product that has a liquid impermeable backsheet, a liquid permeable topsheet, and an absorbent composite located between the topsheet and backsheet. The absorbent composite has an upper layer made of synthetic fiber with at most 20 weight percent pulp and the upper layer has a densit ...

David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Mindaugas F Dautartas: Single mask process for patterning microchip having grayscale and micromachined features. Shipley Company L L C, Jonathan D Baskin, July 6, 2004: US06759173 (1 worldwide citation)

A microchip is provided having a grayscale feature and a micromachined alignment feature registered to the grayscale feature. A process is also provided to ensure proper registration between the alignment feature and the grayscale feature by using a single exposure mask to define the grayscale featu ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Belgacem Haba, Irina Poukhova, Masud Beroz: Selective removal of dielectric materials and plating process using same. Tessera, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, July 6, 2004: US06758984

A metal is provided on a polymeric component and the component is subjected to a removal process such as plasma or liquid etching in the presence of an electric field. The etchant selectively attacks the polymer at the boundary between the metal and the polymer, thereby forming gaps alongside the me ...

Eric C Peters, Stanley Rabinowitz, Herbert R Jacobs, Peter J Fasciano: Computer system and process for transferring multiple high bandwidth streams of data between multiple storage units and multiple applications in a scalable and reliable manner. Avid Technology, Peter J Gordon, July 6, 2004: US06760808 (603 worldwide citation)

Multiple applications request data from multiple storage units over a computer network. The data is divided into segments and each segment is distributed randomly on one of several storage units, independent of the storage units on which other segments of the media data are stored. At least one addi ...

Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Timothy J Starkweather, Philip T Weiss, John T Armstrong, Robert C Dennard, John D Richert: Ambulatory medical apparatus and method using a robust communication protocol. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, July 6, 2004: US06758810 (575 worldwide citation)

An implanted medical device (e.g. infusion pump) and external device communicate with one another via telemetry wherein messages are transmitted under a robust communication protocol. The communication protocol gives enhanced assurance concerning the integrity of messages that impact medical operati ...

Ammar Al All: Ribbon cable substrate pulse oximetry sensor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 6, 2004: US06760607 (494 worldwide citation)

A pulse oximetry sensor is constructed using ribbon cable as a substrate for component mounting and interconnection as well as for forming a patient cable connector. The ribbon cable is constructed of multiple conductors spaced apart within an insulation layer and is advantageously cut to length to ...

Jeffrey M Chasen, Christopher N Wyman: System and method of managing metadata data. RealNetworks, Steven C Stewart, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt P C, July 6, 2004: US06760721 (489 worldwide citation)

A system and method of the present invention allow users to access, manage, and edit information about content data, often referred to as metadata. Metadata is collected from various sources, added, and maintained in a metadata database. In addition, metadata is dynamically read from the metadata da ...

Colin C O Goble, Nigel M Goble: Electrosurgical instrument and an electrosurgery system including such an instrument. Gyrus Medical, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, July 6, 2004: US06758846 (412 worldwide citation)

In an electrosurgical system which is operable within the frequency range of from 100kHz to 50MHz and which has a handheld instrument with an elongate instrument shaft, the distal end of the shaft carries a bipolar electrode assembly for use in a conductive fluid field. The electrode assembly has an ...

Alex Holtz, William H Couch, Gilberto Fres, Timothy Hamlett, Charles Hoeppner, Jeffrey L Parker, William Robblee, Richard L Sisisky, Robert Snyder, Keith G Tingle, Richard Todd, Roger Verboncoeur: Method, system and computer program product for producing and distributing enhanced media downstreams. ParkerVision, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC, July 6, 2004: US06760916 (407 worldwide citation)

A multimedia production and distribution system collects or assembles a media production (such as, a news program, television programming, or radio broadcast) from a variety of sources, including television stations and other media hosting facilities. The media production is categorized and indexed ...