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David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Gregory A TenEyck: Single mask lithographic process for patterning multiple types of surface features. Shipley Company L L C, Jonathan D Baskin, November 2, 2004: US06811853 (18 worldwide citation)

A method for patterning different types of surface features on a semiconductor substrate (e.g. metal pads, etched pits and grooves) where the features are accurately located by a single mask. First, a dielectric layer is formed on the substrate. Next, an etch-resistant metal layer is formed on the d ...


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Charles Sperry
Vincent A Piucci Jr, Charles R Sperry, Walter C Sadakierski, Suzanne M Scott: Self-cleaning fluid dispenser. Sealed Air Corporation, Thomas C Lagaly, November 2, 2004: US06811059 (11 worldwide citation)

A fluid dispenser generally includes a housing and a valving rod disposed in and movable within the housing, the valving rod including a central bore, at least one inlet for receiving a cleaning fluid composed of a solvent and a gas, and one or more outlet ports in fluid communication with the bore, ...


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Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Sam W Bowman IV, Robert C Dennard, John T Armstrong, John D Richert: Ambulatory medical apparatus and method using a robust communication protocol. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, November 2, 2004: US06813519 (567 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 ...


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Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Sam W Bowman IV, Timothy J Starkweather, Philip T Weiss, Robert C Dennard, John T Armstrong, John D Richert: Ambulatory medical apparatus and method using a robust communication protocol. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, November 2, 2004: US06811533 (537 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 ...


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Sam W Bowman IV, Ronald J Lebel, Varaz Shahmirian, Timothy J Starkweather, Philip T Weiss, Daniel H Villegas, Robert C Dennard, John T Armstrong, John D Richert: Ambulatory medical apparatus and method using a telemetry system with predefined reception listening periods. Medtronic Minimed, Foley & Lardner, November 2, 2004: US06811534 (502 worldwide citation)

An implanted medical device (e.g. infusion pump) and an external device communicate with one another via telemetry messages that are receivable only during windows or listening periods. Each listening period is open for a prescribed period of time and is spaced from successive listening periods by a ...


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Mohamed Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany, David R Tobler, Thomas J Gerhardt, Eugene E Mason, Mike A Mills: Low-noise optical probes for reducing ambient noise. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 2, 2004: US06813511 (473 worldwide citation)

An optical probe, which is particularly suited to reduce noise in measurements taken on an easily compressible material, such as a finger, a toe, a forehead, an earlobe, or a lip, measures characteristics of the material. A neonatal and adult disposable embodiment of the probe include adhesive coate ...


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Jari Kinnunen, Guruprasad Krishnamurthy, Karri Huhtanen, Pekka Jussila, Kalevi Ratschunas: Location dependent services. Nokia Mobile Phones, Perman & Green, November 2, 2004: US06813501 (394 worldwide citation)

A system for providing location dependent services to a plurality of mobile terminals within a coverage area. The system defines services deployment areas in which the services are available. A server receives, from a plurality of sources, location information indicating the locations of mobile term ...


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Mark A Reiley: Facet arthroplasty devices and methods. Archus Orthopedics, Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C, November 2, 2004: US06811567 (362 worldwide citation)

Surgically installed prostheses replace either the caudal portion of a natural facet joint, the cephalad portion of a natural facet joint, or both. The prostheses are readily attached to the pedicles of a vertebral body and support at least one element that defines an artificial facet joint structur ...


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James Goldinger, Colin Lanzl, Jay Werb: Method and apparatus combining a tracking system and a wireless communication system. RF Technologies, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, November 2, 2004: US06812824 (344 worldwide citation)

System for tracking mobile tags. Cell controllers with multiple antenna modules generate a carrier signal which is received by the tags. Tags shift the frequency of the carrier signal, modulate an identification code onto it, and transmit the resulting tag signal at randomized intervals. The antenna ...


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Robert Anthony Luciano Jr: Method and apparatus for enhancing game play through savable game play state. Sierra Design Group, Russ F Marsden, November 2, 2004: US06811486 (266 worldwide citation)

A system and method for maintaining player's enhanced game play state in a gaming environment is disclosed. In particular, the player may restore enhanced game play states from previously played games either from the same game device or from another game device, the enhanced game play states ty ...



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