Eb Eshun
Douglas D Coolbaugh, Ebenezer E Eshun, Jeffrey P Gambino, Zhong Xiang He, Vidhya Ramachandran: Metal-insulator-metal capacitor and method of fabrication. International Business Machines Corporation, Schmeiser Olsen Watts, March 31, 2005: US20050067701-A1

A method and structure for a MIM capacitor, the structure including: an electronic device, comprising: an interlevel dielectric layer formed on a semiconductor substrate; a copper bottom electrode formed in the interlevel dielectric layer, a top surface of the bottom electrode co-planer with a top s ...

Klaus Hafemann
Hafemann Klaus: Hair styling or hair care device. Wik Far East, March 30, 2005: EP1518475-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

The electric hair shaper drier has a hot air blower to provide a hot air flow for drying and-or forming the hair. The shaper (1) has one or more scent dispensers (10) to disperse heat actuated scent onto the users hair. The scent dispenser can be a plastics housing arranged in the hot air flow and i ...

Paul Brunemeier, Ph.D.
Paul E Brunemeier, Archita Sengupta, Justin F Gaynor, Robert H Havemann: Inhomogeneous materials having physical properties decoupled from desired functions. Novellus Systems, Silicon Valley Patent Group, March 29, 2005: US06873026 (16 worldwide citation)

A composition comprises a first component that provides a predetermined response to radiation, and a second component. Upon curing of the composition, portions of the first component bind together portions of the second component to form an inhomogeneous material having physical properties substanti ...

Benjamin Mattes
Baohua Qi, Benjamin R Mattes: Multifunctional conducting polymer structures. Cochran Freund & Young, March 24, 2005: US20050062486-A1

The present invention includes the use of conducting polymers as sensors in distributed sensing systems, as sensors and operating elements in multifunctional devices, and for conducting-polymer based multifunctional sensing fabrics suitable for monitoring humidity, breath, heart rate, blood (locatio ...

Katherina Babich
Katherina E Babich, Alfred Grill, Arpan P Mahorowala, Dirk P Pfeiffer: Water and aqueous base soluble antireflective coating/hardmask materials. Paul D Greeley Esq, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, March 24, 2005: US20050064322-A1

A multilayer lithographic structure which includes a substrate, having on a major surface thereof a first layer including a water and/or aqueous base soluble material which includes Ge, O, and H, and optionally X, wherein X is at least one of Si, N, and F; and disposed on the first layer a second la ...

Ozgur Yildirim
Ozgur Yildirim, Gilbert G Smith, Mike Steed: Managing bubbles in a fluid-delivery device. Hewlett Packard Company, March 24, 2005: US20050062816-A1

Methods and systems for managing bubbles in a micro electro mechanical systems device are described. One exemplary system includes a fluid-feed channel configured to supply fluid to a plurality of ejection chambers, individual ejection chambers comprising a resistor configured to eject fluid from th ...

Ozgur Yildirim
Ozgur Yildirim, Gilbert G Smith, Mike Steed: Managing bubbles in a fluid-ejection device. Hewlett Packard Development Company, March 24, 2005: US20050062814-A1

A device for managing bubbles in a fluid and methods of same are described. O ne exemplary m ethod sequentially energizes m ultiple electrical components primarily to move a bubble contained in a fluid and not primarily to vaporize the fluid. Responsive to said energizing, the method moves a thermal ...

Belgacem Haba Belgacem (Bel) Haba
Donald R Mullen, Belgacem Haba, Ming Li: Method and apparatus for providing an integrated circuit cover. Rambus, Hunton & Williams, March 22, 2005: US06870246 (9 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit cover incorporating a spring portion is described. The spring portion may include any structure that allows displacement between a plate portion of the integrated circuit cover and an attachment portion of the integrated circuit cover and that provides a substantially equalizin ...

David Sherrer
David W Sherrer, Neal Ricks: Optical switch and method for making. Shipley Company L L C, Niels Haun, Jonathan D Baskin, March 22, 2005: US06870981 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for constructing an optical switch and the switch constructed thereby are described. An optical switch having a pair of chips is assembled with a plurality of optical fibers mounted on the chips such that endfaces of the fibers extend beyond ends of the chips. The optical fibers may be moun ...

Erwin Meinders
Meinders Erwin Rinaldo, Borg Hermanus Johannes, Zhou Guo Fu, Rijpers Johannes Cornelis Norbertus: Multi-stack optical data storage medium and use of such a medium. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, March 21, 2005: TWI229861 (1 worldwide citation)

A description is given of multi-stack optical data storage medium (20) for rewritable recording by means of a focused laser-light beam (30), said medium (20) having a substrate (1) with deposited on a side thereof: a first recording stack (2) comprising a phase-change type recording layer (6), at le ...