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 ...

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 (42 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 ...

Maged Beshai
Maged E Beshai: High-capacity WDM-TDM packet switch. Nortel Networks, Steubing McGuiness & Manaras, April 5, 2005: US06876649 (42 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 ...

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 ...

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 (458 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 ...

James Peter Anduiza, Rodolfo C Quijano, Hosheng Tu: Percutaneously deliverable heart valve. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, April 5, 2005: US06875231 (364 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 ...

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 (363 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 ...

Jesse Darley, Norbert Ohlenbusch: Monitoring activity of a user in locomotion on foot. FitSense Technology, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, April 5, 2005: US06876947 (274 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 ...

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 (260 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 ...

Phillip G Rorex, Thomas A Soulanille, Bradley R Haugaard: Method and apparatus for indentifying related searches in a database search system. Overture Services, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 5, 2005: US06876997 (216 worldwide citation)

A method of generating a search result list also provides related searches for use by a searcher. Search listings which generate a match with a search request submitted by the searcher are identified in a pay for placement database which includes a plurality of search listings. Related search listin ...