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Charles H Honeyman, Elizabeth A Moran, Libing Zhang, Anthony Edward Pullen, Emily J Pratt, Kimberly L Houde, Matthew A King, Craig A Herb, Richard J Paolini Jr: Electrophoretic particles and processes for the production thereof. E Ink Corporation, David J Cole, November 23, 2004: US06822782 (242 worldwide citation)

In electrophoretic media, it is advantageous to use pigment particles having about 1 to 15 percent by weight of a polymer chemically bonded to, or cross-linked around, the pigment particles. The polymer desirably has a branched chain structure with side chains extending from a main chain. Charged or ...


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Jonathan Sass: Apparatus for distributing and playing audio information. IM Networks, K David Crockett Esq, Crockett & Crockett, November 23, 2004: US06823225 (235 worldwide citation)

A system and method for distributing audio information is disclosed. The system comprises a receiver, a server, and a communication network. The receiver allows a user to select and receive audio information that is stored at a location remote to the user. The server stores data and network addresse ...


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Roger P Jackson: Anterior expandable spinal fusion cage system. John C McMahon, November 23, 2004: US06821298 (231 worldwide citation)

A fenestrated, hollow intervertebral cage containing a packed, harvested bone graft for fusing adjacent vertebrae together while maintaining or correcting the angular alignment and balance of the spine. Use of the device for an anterior interbody fusion results in a fused bone segment having a prede ...


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Stephen J Perry, Paul DiCesare, Patrick Gutelius, Mark Monroe, Jeffrey Radziunas, Roy H Sullivan: Full thickness resection device control handle. SciMed Life Systems, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, November 23, 2004: US06821282 (218 worldwide citation)

A control mechanism for a resectioning device, comprises a first actuator coupled to a flexible drive shaft for actuating a first mechanism when operated in a first direction and for actuating, when operated in a second direction, a second mechanism and a first lockout mechanism coupled to the first ...


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Michael A Todd, Mark Hawkins: Process for deposition of semiconductor films. ASM America, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 23, 2004: US06821825 (207 worldwide citation)

Chemical vapor deposition processes utilize chemical precursors that allow for the deposition of thin films to be conducted at or near the mass transport limited regime. The processes have high deposition rates yet produce more uniform films, both compositionally and in thickness, than films prepare ...


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James Wilson, Mark Richey: Methods and apparatus for securely collecting customer service agent data in a multi-tenant environment. Bell Boyd & Lloyd, November 23, 2004: US06823384 (204 worldwide citation)

A system for securely collecting customer service agent data in a multi-tenant environment is provided. Generally, a plurality of customers send a plurality of messages to a server. Several different media types may be used to communicate with the server. The server then selects one of a plurality o ...


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James C Dunphy, William Cummings, Christopher J Spindt, Ronald L Hansen, Jun, Lee Cressi, Colin Stanners: Methods and systems for compensating row-to-row brightness variations of a field emission display. Candescent Intellectual Property Services, Candescent Technologies Corporation, Wagner Murabito & Hao, November 23, 2004: US06822628 (202 worldwide citation)

Methods for compensating for brightness variations in a field emission device. In one embodiment, a method and system are described for measuring the relative brightness of rows of a field emission display (FED) device, storing information representing the measured brightness into a correction table ...


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Brent J Bos, Kenneth Schofield: Vehicle imaging system with accessory control. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, November 23, 2004: US06822563 (188 worldwide citation)

A vehicular imaging system suitable for use in a vehicle includes at least one imaging array sensor and a control. The imaging array sensor has a field of view directed outwardly from the vehicle and is operable to sense at least one object or light source of interest external to the vehicle. The co ...


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George P Teitelbaum: Percutaneous vertebral fusion system. University of Southern California Patent and Copyright Administration, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 23, 2004: US06821277 (183 worldwide citation)

A method of repositioning or fixing a first vertebrae or portion of a first vertebrae comprising fixing a bone screw in the first vertebrae and a bone screw in a second vertebrae, where each bone screw has a portal, and inflating an inflatable balloon between the portals, thereby creating a rigid st ...