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Katherina Babich
Katherina E Babich, Roy Arthur Carruthers, Timothy Joseph Dalton, Alfred Grill, Jeffrey Curtis Hedrick, Christopher Vincent Jahnes, Ebony Lynn Mays, Laurent Perraud, Sampath Purushothaman, Katherine Lynn Saenger: Multilayer interconnect structure containing air gaps and method for making. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert M Trepp, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, November 9, 2004: US06815329 (40 worldwide citation)

A novel air-gap-containing interconnect wiring structure is described incorporating a solid low-k dielectric in the via levels, and a composite solid plus air-gap dielectric in the wiring levels. Also provided is a method for forming such an interconnect structure. The method is readily scalable to ...


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Keith Patrick Heaton, Kenneth William Hunt: Surgical drape and suction head for wound treatment. KCI Licensing, November 9, 2004: US06814079 (541 worldwide citation)

A wound therapy combination comprising a suction head and a surgical drape. The suction head comprises a planar flange portion and a tubular connector piece on a first face that communicates with an aperture extending to a second face. The second face is formed with projections that define flow chan ...


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Mohamed K Diab: Plethysmograph pulse recognition processor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 9, 2004: US06816741 (505 worldwide citation)

An intelligent, rule-based processor provides recognition of individual pulses in a pulse oximeter-derived photo-plethysmograph waveform. Pulse recognition occurs in two stages. The first stage identifies candidate pulses in the plethysmograph waveform. The candidate pulse stage identifies points in ...


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Steven M Bowman, Richard F Wenstrom Jr, Mark Steckel, Edward V Craig: Suture buttress. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, November 9, 2004: US06814741 (333 worldwide citation)

A suture buttress comprises a hollow tube having an outer surface and opposed ends. The suture buttress may further include an external securing element, such as a securing tab suitable to retain the suture buttress within a bone tunnel. The suture buttress may also include a resilient flange dispos ...


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Leland C Clark Jr: Implantable glucose sensor. Implanted Biosystems, Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine and Regenstreif, November 9, 2004: US06815186 (292 worldwide citation)

The sensitivity of enzyme-based polarographic electrodes to oxygen concentration can be significantly reduced or eliminated by providing an oxygen-reservoir in intimate contact with the oxidative enzyme. This is achieved by making a stabilized emulsion between the enzyme and a compound in which oxyg ...


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Lynn Kim, Norman A Parris, Russell O Potts, Janet Tamada, Michael J Tierney, Bret Berner: Biosensor and methods of use thereof. Cygnus, Barbara G McClung, Gary R Fabian, November 9, 2004: US06816742 (286 worldwide citation)

An automated system for continual transdermal extraction of analytes present in a biological system is provided. The system can be used for detecting and/or measuring the concentration of the analyte using an electrochemical biosensor detection means. The system optionally uses reverse iontophoresis ...


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Bomy Chen: Phase change memory device employing thermally insulating voids. Silicon Storage Technology, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, November 9, 2004: US06815704 (276 worldwide citation)

A phase change memory device, and method of making the same, that includes contact holes formed in insulation material that extend down to and exposes source regions for adjacent FET transistors. Spacer material is disposed in the holes with surfaces that define openings each having a width that nar ...


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Thomas J Kredo, Margaret Avino, Richard Bergman: Efficient instant messaging using a telephony interface. Nortel Networks, Withrow & Terranova PLLC, November 9, 2004: US06816578 (273 worldwide citation)

The present invention allows telephony users and on line users to communicate with one another using an instant massaging (AIM) service. The on line IM user will provide and receive textual messages, wherein the telephony user will provide and receive corresponding audible messages. To allow more ef ...


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Raghbir S Bhullar, Henning Groll, John T Austera, Douglas P Walling, Timothy I Ranney, James L Pauley Jr: Biosensor with code pattern. Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Jill L Woodburn, November 9, 2004: US06814844 (239 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a biosensor. The biosensor includes a support substate, an electrically conductive coating positioned on the support substrate, the coating being formed to define electrodes and a code pattern, wherein there is sufficient contrast between the conductive coating and t ...



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