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David K Swanson, Yi Yang, James G Whayne, Josef V Koblish: Surface coatings for catheters, direct contacting diagnostic and therapeutic devices. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, November 23, 1999: US05991650 (202 worldwide citation)

A catheter including a distal end assembly having an external surface coating. Where the distal end assembly includes electrodes or other electrical components, the coating is preferably electrically conductive. Such an electrically conductive coating is formed from a material comprising regenerated ...


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Taber H Smith, Vikas Mehrotra, David White: Use of models in integrated circuit fabrication. Cadence Design Systems, Bingham McCutchen, April 15, 2008: US07360179 (191 worldwide citation)

A method and system are described to reduce process variation as a result of the electrochemical deposition (ECD), also referred to as electrochemical plating (ECP), and chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) processing of films in integrated circuit manufacturing processes. The described methods use p ...


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Richard A Metzler: Method and apparatus for patterning fine dimensions. VRAM Technologies, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 23, 2003: US06667237 (172 worldwide citation)

A process of forming fine repetitive geometries using a mask having large mask dimensions. The pitch of the masking pattern on the mask is divided by the process to obtain a smaller pitch in the fine repetitive geometries. At least two working materials are used one of which can be etched without et ...


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Tomoo Matsuda: Robot system and robot control device. Komatsu, Baker & Daniels, October 20, 1998: US05825981 (170 worldwide citation)

An object of the device according to the present invention is to enable small-volume, high-diversity production to be conducted efficiently, in the same way as in the conventional FMS, whilst at the same time overcoming problems associated with the conventional techniques, such as the complexity of ...


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Mark Templeton, Dhrumil Gandhi: Yield maximization in the manufacture of integrated circuits. Artisan Components, Martine Penilla & Gencarella, October 18, 2005: US06957402 (168 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for improving the manufacturability of Integrated Circuits (ICs) formed on semiconductor dies is described. A plurality of different designs for some or all of the standard cells are made available to the circuit designer. Each different design may address a different problem ...


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Dennis M Ward, Ronny A W Aerts, Jean Pierre Meijer, Silke Arnswald, Gerald A Sandoval, Herbert Schneemann: System and method for integrating a business environment with a process control environment. The Dow Chemical Company, October 31, 1995: US05463555 (166 worldwide citation)

A system and method for integrating a business transaction processing system with a process control system provides a computer integrated manufacturing environment. The manufacturing execution system receives work orders from the business transaction processing system and obtains enrichment data to ...


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Mary A Fraley, Ronald F Hoch, George Johnstone, Joseph F Lessar, Lynn M Seifried, James Strom: Subcutaneous sensing feedthrough/electrode assembly. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, September 16, 2003: US06622046 (162 worldwide citation)

Structures and methods relating to electrodes for incorporation into a feedthrough with a profile adapted for subcutaneous sensing of physiologic and cardiac signals. Electrode assemblies are adapted for integration with feedthrough to enable maximal electrode spacing, minimal myopotential electrica ...


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James V Donadio III: Method for making a tubular stent for use in medical applications. Intra Therapeutics, Merchant & Gould P C, August 22, 2000: US06107004 (150 worldwide citation)

Manufacturing processes for apparatus, including slotted hypotube, for use as a catheter, a guidewire, a catheter sheath for use with catheter introducers or a drug infusion catheter/guidewire are disclosed. The manufacturing process includes creating a pattern of slots or apertures in a flexible me ...


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Michael E Woolford, Dick J Sievert: Composite masonry block. Anchor Wall Systems, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, October 27, 1998: US05827015 (146 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes block molds and manufacturing processes as well as a composite masonry block comprising a block body having an irregular trapezoidal shape and comprising a front surface and a back surface, an upper surface and a lower surface, and first and second sidewalls. Both the ...


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Tsuneo Kawamata, Masatoshi Hasegawa, Keinosuke Toriyama, Tomofumi Hokari: Semiconductor integrated circuit device. Hitachi, Mattingly Stanger Malur & Brundidge P C, March 21, 2006: US07016214 (138 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor integrated circuit device capable of achieving higher integration and simplification of manufacturing processes is provided. Circuitry is provided which includes a first N-channel MOSFET and a first p-channel MOSFET each having a gate insulating dielectric film with a first film thic ...



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