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.

Yoo Tae Kyung: Optical microphone. Epivalley, Yoo Tae Kyung, LEE Hoo Dong, June 12, 2003: WO/2003/049494 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses an optical microphone. If a semiconductor laser light is projected on a diaphragm, the diaphragm vibrates according to external acoustic signals. Its variation is detected using light receiving element, thereby resulting in the difference in the path of the reflected ...

Shoji Miura, Tomoatsu Makino, Fuminari Suzuki: Load drive circuit using flywheel diode. Posz & Bethards, June 12, 2003: US20030107905-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A load drive circuit, disposed to drive an inductive load, includes a reflux closed circuit connected to the load. A flywheel diode is placed in the reflux closed circuit. A MOS transistor, disposed to turn on/off current to drive the load, is connected in parallel to the flywheel diode. A capacitor ...

In Hwan Oh, Jae Jun Ko, Heung Yong Ha, Seong Ahn Hong, Tae Won Lim, Ki Chun Lee, Soo Whan Kim, Jong Hyun Lee: Method and apparatus for operating polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell below the freezing point of water. Pennie & Edmonds, June 12, 2003: US20030108781-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell at temperatures below the freezing point of water and an apparatus thereof are provided to prevent damage and performance degradation of the membrane-electrode assemblies. Non-humidified gas flows for several seconds before temperature ...

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