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Carrie Carter Coman, Fred A Kish Jr, Michael R Krames, Paul S Martin: III-nitride light emitting devices fabricated by substrate removal. Lumileds Lighting U S, Patent Law Group, October 5, 2004: US06800500 (221 worldwide citation)

A III-nitride light-emitting structure including a p-type layer, an n-type layer, and a light emitting layer is grown on a growth substrate. The III-nitride light-emitting structure is wafer bonded to a host substrate, then the growth substrate is removed. In some embodiments, a first electrical con ...


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Adam L Schwartz, David Hart, John Eisenberg, Peter Forth: Method and system for distributing multiband wireless communications signals. LGC Wireless, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, October 5, 2004: US06801767 (217 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a method and system for distributing multiband wireless communications signals. Downlink RF signals in a plurality of downlink frequency bands are received and then combined into a combined downlink RF signal at the main unit. The combined downlink RF signal is subsequently s ...


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Thomas W Davison, Timothy E Taylor, Adam Sher: Method for performing a surgical procedure and a cannula for use in performing the surgical procedure. Endius Incorporated, Tarolli Sundheim Covell & Tummino L, October 5, 2004: US06800084 (216 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a surgical procedure on a body includes providing a cannula having a tubular structure with first and second tubular portions defining first and second passages for receiving surgical instruments. The second tubular portion is inserted inside the body and the first tubular por ...


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Clifton A Alferness, John M Adams, John Melmoth Power: Mitral valve therapy device, system and method. Cardiac Dimensions, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, October 5, 2004: US06800090 (209 worldwide citation)

An assembly and method for effecting the condition of a mitral valve annulus of a heart includes a guide wire configured to be fed into the coronary sinus of the heart, and a mitral valve annulus therapy device configured to be slidingly received on the guide wire and advanced into the coronary sinu ...


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Joseph M Tartaglia, Amir Belson, Robert Matthew Ohline: Endoscope with guiding apparatus. NeoGuide Systems, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, October 5, 2004: US06800056 (206 worldwide citation)

An endoscope with guiding apparatus is described herein. A steerable endoscope is described having an elongate body with a manually or selectively steerable distal portion, an automatically controlled portion, a flexible and passively manipulated proximal portion, and an externally controlled and ma ...


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Leslie A Rusch: Device and method for intelligent wireless communication selection. Intel Corporation, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 5, 2004: US06801777 (204 worldwide citation)

A wireless communication device includes one or more radio interfaces to communicate using various wireless protocols with different communication networks. The wireless device may, for example, be a notebook or laptop computer, a personal digital assistant (PDA), a mobile data terminal, wireless te ...


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Jiutao Li, Allen McTeer: Integrated circuit device and fabrication using metal-doped chalcogenide materials. Micron Technology, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, October 5, 2004: US06800504 (189 worldwide citation)

Methods of forming metal-doped chalcogenide layers and devices containing such doped chalcogenide layers include using a plasma to induce diffusion of metal into a chalcogenide layer concurrently with metal deposition. The plasma contains at least one noble gas of low atomic weight, such as neon or ...


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David J Miller, William I Higuchi, Kevin Li, Matthew S Hastings: Device and method for monitoring and controlling electrical resistance at a tissue site undergoing iontophoresis. Aciont, Reed & Eberle, October 5, 2004: US06801804 (188 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a device for iontophoretically transporting a compound through a localized region of an individual's body tissue. The device comprises first and second iontophoretic electrodes, a reference electrode, a current source, and a monitoring means. The first electrode is placed ...


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Ming Ren Lin, Jung Suk Goo, Haihong Wang, Qi Xiang: FinFET device incorporating strained silicon in the channel region. Advanced Micro Devices, Foley & Lardner, October 5, 2004: US06800910 (187 worldwide citation)

A FinFET device employs strained silicon to enhance carrier mobility. In one method, a FinFET body is patterned from a layer of silicon germanium (SiGe) that overlies a dielectric layer. An epitaxial layer of silicon is then formed on the silicon germanium FinFET body. A strain is induced in the epi ...


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Christopher Di Cesare: Method of conducting an interactive competition. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, October 5, 2004: US06800031 (186 worldwide citation)

An interaction competition provides an entertaining enjoyable environment for a player to compete against a celebrity in a head-to-head trivia game. The questions may be associated with the celebrity rather than random general information or general trivia. The celebrity can participate via prerecor ...