Xavier Baie
Dureseti Chidambarrao, Omer H Dokumaci, Bruce B Doris, Jack A Mandelman, Xavier Baie: Stress inducing spacers. International Business Machines Corporation, Jay H Anderson, Eugene I Shkurko, November 30, 2004: US06825529 (145 worldwide citation)

A substrate under tension and/or compression improves performance of devices fabricated therein. Tension and/or compression can be imposed on a substrate through selection of appropriate gate sidewall spacer material disposed above a device channel region wherein the spacers are formed adjacent both ...

Brian Goodall
Brian L Goodall: Catalyst and methods for polymerizing cycloolefins. Promerus, Hudak Shunk & Farine Co, November 30, 2004: US06825307 (32 worldwide citation)

Methods for the addition polymerization of cycloolefins using a cationic Group 10 metal complex and a weakly coordinating anion of the formula:

Sanjay Chaturvedi
Sanjay Chaturvedi, Anne Mae Gaffney, Scott Han, Michele Doreen Heffner, Ruozhi Song: Promoted multi-metal oxide catalyst. Rohm and Haas Company, Marcella M Bodner, Alan Holler, November 30, 2004: US06825380 (10 worldwide citation)

A catalyst comprising a promoted mixed metal oxide is useful for the vapor phase oxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated carboxylic acid and for the vapor phase ammoxidation of an alkane or a mixture of an alkane and an alkene to an unsaturated nitrile.

David Sherrer
Dan A Steinberg, David W Sherrer: Optical waveguide switch. Shipley Company L L C, Niels Haun, Jonathan D Baskin, November 30, 2004: US06826324 (6 worldwide citation)

An optical switch includes a first wavedguide holding member and a second waveguide holding member disposed on a substrate. The first waveguide holding member moves relative to the second waveguide holding member. A movement guiding member guides the motion of the first waveguide holding member and ...

Steven Jobs
Timothy Wasko, Steven P Jobs: Three state icons for operation. Apple Computer, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, November 30, 2004: US06825861 (8 worldwide citation)

A three state icon for a computer is disclosed. The icon prevents inadvertent starting of an operation on a computer. The icon has a first state which conceals a second state. Upon selection of the first state with a computer pointing device (i.e., mouse), the icon will change to the second state. U ...


John L Coker, Matthew S Malden, Kevin R Nix: System and method for smart scripting call centers and configuration thereof. Siebel Systems, James W Soong, Perkins Coie, November 30, 2004: US06826745 (954 worldwide citation)

The invention provides user configurable and reconfigurable scripting, methods of scripting, and systems for scripting for use by call centers, technical support centers, and marketers. Scripts are interactive tools that guide a telemarketer, a sales person, or a technical support technician through ...

Sanjoy Chatterjee, George Ericsson, Roy Clark: Method and system for using file systems for content management. EMC Corporation, A Jose Cortina, Daniels Daniels & Verdonik P A, November 30, 2004: US06826582 (930 worldwide citation)

A file system and method serves to create and manage content. The file system includes at least one directory having at least one file containing data, but about which at least one file has no information. A repository of metadata provides information about the data in the files. Phantom files are c ...

Andrew M Ritchie, Jonathan M Bradshaw: Method and apparatus for serving files to browsing clients. Ablaise, Nixon & Vanderhye PC, November 30, 2004: US06826565 (920 worldwide citation)

Output signals are served from a serving device to a plurality of browsing devices connected to a network. The output signals represent commands executable by each browsable device so as to display viewable data in accordance with specified page formatting. Requests from browsing clients are identif ...

Gregory Hagan Moulton, Felix Hamilton: System and method for data protection with multidimensional parity. Avamar Technologies, Stuart T Langley, William J Kubida, Hogan & Hartson, November 30, 2004: US06826711 (705 worldwide citation)

A high availability, high reliability storage system that leverages rapid advances in commodity computing devices and the robust nature of internetwork technology such as the Internet. A system of parity distribution in accordance with the present invention allows for greater fault tolerance and lev ...