Mahendra S Rao, Mark Noble, Margot Mayer Proschel: Lineage restricted glial precursors from the central nervous system. Licata & Tyrrell PC, June 12, 2003: US20030109041-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A glial precursor cell population from mammalian central nervous system has been isolated. These A2B5+ E-NCAM glial-restricted precursor (GRP) cells are capable of differentiating into oligodendrocytes, A2B5+ process-bearing astrocytes, and A2B5 fibroblast-like astrocytes, but not into neurons. GRP ...

Alfred John Alexander, Anthony Keith Atwell, Colin Topping, Richard Phillip Dent: Joystick controller. Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin Ps, June 12, 2003: US20030107502-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A joystick controller has a body (10), an operating shaft (12) and a ball-and-socket joint (14) mounting the operating shaft for universal pivotal movement relative to the body (10) about a pivot center. First and second and third carrier members (16, 17, 19) are movable relative to the body (10) ab ...

Stephen William Wilkins, Peter Robert Miller: X-ray micro-target source. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, Howard Hughes Center, June 12, 2003: US20030108155-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

X-ray generation apparatus including an elongated target body and a mount from which the body projects to a tip remote from the mount. The target body includes a substance that, on being irradiated by a beam of electrons of suitable energy directed onto the target body from laterally of the elongate ...

Amarpreet S Sawhney: Adhesion barriers applicable by minimally invasive surgery and methods of use thereof. Patterson Thuente Skaar & Christensen Pa, June 12, 2003: US20030108511-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

Biocompatible crosslinked polymers, and methods for their preparation and use with minimally invasive surgery applicators are disclosed. The disclosure includes compositions and methods for in situ formation of hydrogels using minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Seung Ho Tak: Drivers vehicle diagnostic apparatus and early warning. SHT, Lowe Hauptman Gilman And Berner, June 12, 2003: US20030109972-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for diagnosing a vehicle state by connecting a vehicle equipped with an electronic control unit with a personal computer (PC) via a local area network (LAN) communication method, and then connecting the PC to a mechanic center on the Internet, is provided. The vehicle state diagnosing metho ...

Alfred Pappo, Mary E Parent, Andrew Sumberg, Anil Mavanur: Variable valve with an electromagnetically-elongated actuator. Mirick O Connell Demallie & Lougee, June 12, 2003: US20030107013-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A variable valve with an actuator that elongates upon application of an electrically-derived field. The valve includes an actuator comprising an actuator member made of a material that is elongated by an electrically-derived field. A coil surrounding the actuator member selectively applies an electr ...

Christos Tsironis: Low loss links between wafer probes and load pull tuner. Christos Tsironis, Focus Microwaves, June 12, 2003: US20030107363-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for establishing a low loss microwave link between load-pull tuners and microwave wafer probes is presented. This link consists of an extension of the coaxial airline of the tuner, an extension of the tuner slab line or a co-planar waveguide tuner extension that connects directly to wafer p ...

Bruce M Gibbs, Jon D Herskovits: Methods and apparatus for leukoreduction of red blood cells. Gambro, June 12, 2003: US20030106861-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for red blood collection and filtration is provided wherein a red blood cell collection assembly provides for leukoreduction filtration concurrent with or soon after the red blood cell separation and collection procedure. Such procedures involve filtering the separated red blo ...

Glyn Connah, George W Pearson, Mark Steers: Intelligent motor drive module with injection molded package. International Rectifier Corporation, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, June 12, 2003: US20030107120-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A power module having a lead frame with a plurality of power switching devices and a plurality of driving devices mounted thereon. The driving devices control the power switching devices to provide power to a plurality of output leads via first wire bonds. The first wire bonds are substantially para ...

Masaaki Niwa: Method for forming insulative film, a semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Jack Q Lever Jr, McDERMOTT WILL & EMERY, June 12, 2003: US20030109114-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A metal film containing a metal is formed on a silicon layer, and then a surface portion of the silicon layer and the metal film are oxidized so as to form a silicon oxide film containing the metal in a surface portion of the silicon layer.

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