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Eb Eshun
Anil K Chinthakindi, Douglas D Coolbaugh, John M Cotte, Ebenezer E Eshun, Zhong Xiang He, Anthony K Stamper, Eric J White: Integrated BEOL thin film resistor. International Business Machines Corporation, Anthony J Canale, February 3, 2009: US07485540 (2 worldwide citation)

In the course of forming a resistor in the back end of an integrated circuit, an intermediate dielectric layer is deposited and a trench etched through it and into a lower dielectric layer by a controllable amount, so that the top of a resistor layer deposited in the trench is close in height to the ...


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Katherina Babich
Marie Angelopoulos, Katherina E Babich, Sean D Burns, Richard A Conti, Allen H Gabor, Scott D Halle, Arpan P Mahorowala, Dirk Pfeiffer: Process of making a semiconductor device using multiple antireflective materials. International Business Machines Corporation, Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, Daniel P Morris, February 3, 2009: US07485573 (1 worldwide citation)

A lithographic structure consisting essentially of: an organic antireflective material disposed on a substrate; a vapor-deposited RCHX material, wherein R is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Si, Ge, B, Sn, Fe and Ti, and wherein X is not present or is one or more elements s ...


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Melvin L Barnes Jr: System, method, and computer program product for providing location based services and mobile e-commerce. Mel Barnes, February 3, 2009: US07487112 (347 worldwide citation)

A system, method, apparatus and computer program product for providing location based functions and mobile e-commerce comprising a central processing unit including a processor, a storage device, and programming stored in the storage device, a display device, an audio input device, an audio output d ...


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Bradley J Cannon, Hai H Trieu: Force diffusion spinal hook. Warsaw Orthopedic, Krieg Devault, February 3, 2009: US07485133 (244 worldwide citation)

A force diffusion hook includes a hook element and a connecting member receiving portion for receiving a connecting member to stabilize a spinal column segment. The hook element defines a receptacle for receiving a bony portion. A force diffusion member extends along the receptacle between the hook ...


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Simcha Milo: Implantation system for annuloplasty rings. Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, February 3, 2009: US07485142 (213 worldwide citation)

Methods for reconfiguring an atrioventricular heart valve that may use systems comprising a partial or complete annuloplasty rings proportioned to reconfigure a heart valve that has become in some way incompetent, a pair of trigonal sutures or implantable anchors, and a plurality of staples which ma ...


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Harish Kriplani, Shiang Tang Huang: Systems, methods, and apparatus to perform statistical static timing analysis. Cadence Design Systems, Alford Law Group, William Alford, Teresa Wong, February 3, 2009: US07487475 (198 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus to perform statistical static timing analysis have been disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes performing statistical analysis on performance data of a circuit from a plurality of libraries at two or more process corners using a static timing analysis module, and ...


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Jonathan B Orlick: Electronic program guide system with advertising messages in pop-ups. Starsight Telecast, Ropes & Gray, February 3, 2009: US07487529 (171 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, informational messages about the program or channel to which a television receiver is tuned and advertising messages are displayed simultaneously with the current television program. In another embodiment, an EPG is displayed in a composite with an advertising message. Before such ...


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Jerry W Culpepper, Lawrence M Smith, James P VanCleave: Method and system for providing tracking services to locate an asset. Tucker Ellis & West, February 3, 2009: US07486185 (156 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a method of asset location. Location data is received from a cellular transmitter associated with a selected asset, which location data includes data representative of a cellular receiver with which direct communication with the cellular transmitter is made. The ...


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Todd F Mozer: Biometric client-server security system and method. Sensory Incorporated, Chad R Walsh, Fountainhead Law Group P C, February 3, 2009: US07487089 (148 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a client-server security system. The client-server security system includes a client system receiving first biometric data and having a first level security authorization procedure. In one embodiment, the first biometric data is speech data and the first level security ...


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George J Bennett: Switching voltage regulator comprising a cycle comparator for dynamic voltage scaling. Western Digital Technologies, Howard H Sheerin Esq, February 3, 2009: US07486060 (132 worldwide citation)

A switching voltage regulator is disclosed for regulating a voltage supplied to system circuitry. The switching voltage regulator comprises an oscillator operable to generate an oscillator signal representing a gate speed of a reference circuit in the system circuitry, and a frequency generator oper ...