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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, William D Sabo, April 5, 2005: US06876028 (15 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai: High-capacity WDM-TDM packet switch. Nortel Networks, Steubing McGuiness & Manaras, April 5, 2005: US06876649 (41 worldwide citation)

A self-configuring distributed packet switch which operates in wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) and time division multiplexed (TDM) modes is described. The switch comprises a distributed channel switching core, the core modules being respectively connected by a plurality of channels to a plural ...


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Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai, Ernst A Munter: Rate-controlled multi-class high-capacity packet switch. Uortel Networks, Steubing McGuinness & Manaras, April 5, 2005: US06876629 (32 worldwide citation)

A packet switch includes ingress modules, egress modules, and a switch core. Packets of variable sizes may be divided into segments of predetermined sizes to facilitate switching within the switch core. The segmentation process may require null-padding which increases the flow rate within the switch ...


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Eugene Fitzgerald
Eugene A Fitzgerald: Controlling threading dislocation densities in Ge on Si using graded GeSi layers and planarization. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, April 5, 2005: US06876010 (26 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor structure including a semiconductor substrate, at least one first crystalline epitaxial layer on the substrate, the first layer having a surface which is planarized, and at least one second crystalline epitaxial layer on the at least one first layer. In another embodiment of the inve ...


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Ronald D Adams, Roy H Sullivan, George Nunez: Integrated surgical staple retainer for a full thickness resectioning device. Boston Scientific SciMed, Fay Kaplun & Marcin, April 5, 2005: US06874669 (421 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a full-thickness resection system comprising a flexible endoscope and a stapling mechanism, wherein the endoscope is slidably received through at least a portion of the stapling mechanism. The stapling mechanism includes an anvil and a stapling head mounted to th ...


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Barry J French, Kevin R Ferguson: System and method for tracking and assessing movement skills in multidimensional space. Impulse Technology, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, April 5, 2005: US06876496 (341 worldwide citation)

Accurate simulation of sport to quantify and train performance constructs by employing sensing electronics for determining, in essentially real time, the player's three dimensional positional changes in three or more degrees of freedom (three dimensions); and computer controlled sport specific cuing ...


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James Peter Anduiza, Rodolfo C Quijano, Hosheng Tu: Percutaneously deliverable heart valve. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, April 5, 2005: US06875231 (320 worldwide citation)

A percutaneously deliverable heart valve prosthesis and method of delivery, wherein the prosthesis is anchored to a valvular annulus of a patient and used to replace the patient's diseased valve. The prosthesis is supported by a rigid frame that is generally fixed, but capable of being modified betw ...


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Charles Fuller, Mojgan Monika Gorkani, Richard D Humphrey: Integrated data and real-time metadata capture system and method. Virage, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 5, 2005: US06877134 (249 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the invention is directed to a system and method for a digital capture system, such as a digital encoder, having an embedded real-time content-based analysis function in the capture device to extract metadata from the digital signals. In one embodiment, metadata (descriptive informatio ...


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Jesse Darley, Norbert Ohlenbusch: Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot. FitSense Technology, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, April 5, 2005: US06876947 (221 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a method includes steps of: (a) identifying an average foot contact time of a user during a first outing; (b) identifying an average pace of the user during the first outing; (c) defining a relationship between foot contact times of the user and corresponding paces of the user, wh ...


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Robert J Anderson, Alan E E Rogers, Louis A Stilp: Method for estimating TDOA and FDOA in a wireless location system. TruePosition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Woodcock Washburn, April 5, 2005: US06876859 (208 worldwide citation)

A method, used in locating a mobile transmitter, includes providing a set of cross-correlation values, wherein each cross-correlation value is associated with a corresponding TDOA and/or FDOA estimate and is produced by cross-correlating a reference signal with a cooperating signal. The reference si ...



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