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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6130094 Reagents including a carrier and fluorescent labeling complexes with large stokes shift formed b October 10, 2000
The present invention provides low molecular weight fluorescent labeling complexes with large wavelength shifts between absorption of one dye in the complex and emission from another dye in the complex. These complexes can be used, for example, for multiparameter fluorescence cell analys
6127134 Difference gel electrophoresis using matched multiple dyes October 3, 2000
A process and a kit are provided for detecting differences in two or more samples of protein. Protein extracts are prepared, for example, from each of a different group of cell samples to be compared. Each protein extract is labeled with a different one of a luminescent dye from a matche
6124411 Preparation of novel Homo- and copolymers using atom transfer radical polymerization September 26, 2000
The present invention is directed to a process of atom (or group) transfer radical polymerization for the synthesis of novel homopolymer or a block or graft copolymer, optionally containing at least one polar group, with well defined molecular architecture and narrow polydispersity index
6121371 Application of atom transfer radical polymerization to water-borne polymerization systems September 19, 2000
A process is provided for the preparation of (co)polymer emulsions or suspensions from a full range of free radically (co)polymerizable monomers, wherein the (co)polymers exhibit the characteristics of "living" polymerization, including one or more of predictable molecular weights, n
6111022 Preparation of novel homo- and copolymers using atom transfer radical polymerization August 29, 2000
The present invention is directed to a process of atom (or group) transfer radical polymerization for the synthesis of novel homopolymer or a block or graft copolymer, optionally containing at least one polar group, with well defined molecular architecture and narrow polydispersity index
6108949 Method and apparatus for determining an excavation strategy August 29, 2000
In one embodiment of the present invention, a planning system and method for earthmoving operations such as digging a foundation or leveling a mound of soil is disclosed including three different levels of processing for planning the excavation. One of the processing levels is a coar
6100394 Long-lived homogenous oxidation catalysts August 8, 2000
A robust chelate complex is provided having the formula: ##STR1## wherein: M is a metal, preferably a transition metal; Z is an anionic donor atom, three of which are nitrogen, and the other is oxygen; L.sub.1 is a labile ligand;Ch.sub.1, Ch.sub.2 and Ch.sub.3 are oxidation resistant
6099586 Metal ligand containing bleaching compositions August 8, 2000
The invention provides a novel bleaching composition comprising:(a) an oxidatively stable bleach activator having the structure ##STR1## wherein Y.sub.1, Y.sub.3 and Y.sub.4 each represents a bridging group, i.e., zero, one, two or three carbon containing nodes for substitution while
6085583 System and method for estimating volume of material swept into the bucket of a digging machine July 11, 2000
A method is disclosed for monitoring a work implement of a digging machine positioned at an excavation site during an excavating work cycle, the work implement including a bucket for capturing material, the method comprising the steps of using a representation of the shape of the excavat
6084979 Method for creating virtual reality July 4, 2000
A method of virtualizing reality, i.e., a method of creating virtual reality from images of a real event, is comprised of the steps of capturing a plurality of images of each time instant of a real event using a plurality of cameras positioned at a plurality of angles. Each image is
6082858 Apparatus and method of monitoring a subject's eyes using two different wavelengths of light July 4, 2000
A device and method for monitoring a subject's eyes. The device includes a light source producing light of a first wavelength and producing light of a second wavelength, and the device includes at least one image sensor positioned to receive light reflected from the subject's eyes. The a
6076078 Anonymous certified delivery June 13, 2000
A number of fault-tolerant methods for purchasing digital goods with a digital token over a network in which the token's value resides either with a customer or a merchant are disclosed. One version of the method comprises the steps of establishing a price with a merchant for a digital
6076030 Learning system and method for optimizing control of autonomous earthmoving machinery June 13, 2000
In one embodiment of the present invention, a motion planning algorithm is used to control an autonomous machine. The motion planning algorithm consists of a template or script which captures the general trends of the motion, while parameters in the script are filled in with the kinemati
6064510 Spectro-polarimetric imager May 16, 2000
An electronically agile spectro-polarimetric imager is described in which an acousto-optic tunable spectral filter (AOTF) is located in series with an electronically tunable optical phase modulation plate such that incident radiation will pass through the modulation plate and the AOTF in
6058344 Automated system and method for control of movement using parameterized scripts May 2, 2000
Robotic machines, such as mobile manipulators, are controlled by a relatively high-level script while changes in the environment are accommodated by including parameters in the script. Sensors, manual inputs, and other software can be used as sources of data for setting the values of
6055097 Field synthesis and optical subsectioning for standing wave microscopy April 25, 2000
In an improved optical microscope for observing a luminescent specimen, the specimen is excited by a single, on axis standing wavefield or multiple superposed series of standing wave fields. Then an image of the specimen is recorded and displayed. This specimen can be incrementally moved
6054580 Long-lived homogenous amide containing macrocyclic compounds April 25, 2000
A robust compound is provided having the formula: ##STR1## wherein Y.sub.1, Y.sub.2, Y.sub.3 and Y.sub.4 are oxidation resistant groups which are the same or different and which form 5- or 6-membered rings with a metal, M, when bound to D. D is a metal complexing donor atom, O or
6051704 Synthesis of macrocyclic tetraamido-N ligands April 18, 2000
New synthetic methods for the preparation of macrocyclic amido-N donor ligands are provided. The primary method of the present invention involves in general only two synthetic steps. In the first step, an .alpha. or .beta. amino carboxylic acid is allowed to react with an optimal (ap
6048982 Cyanine dyes as labeling reagents for detection of biological and other materials by luminescenc April 11, 2000
Cyanine and related dyes, such as merocyanine, styryl and oxonol dyes, are strongly light-absorbing and highly luminescent. Cyanine and related dyes having functional groups make them reactive with amine, hydroxy and sulfhydryl groups are covalently attached to proteins, nucleic acids,
6043025 Difference gel electrophoresis using matched multiple dyes March 28, 2000
A process and a kit are provided for detecting differences in two or more samples of protein. Protein extracts are prepared, for example, from each of a different group of cell samples to be compared. Each protein extract is labeled with a different one of a luminescent dye from a matche
6037052 Magnetic thin film ferrite having a ferrite underlayer March 14, 2000
A magnetic thin film includes a ferrite-containing underlayer and a ferrite-containing top layer. The composition of the underlayer differs from that of the top layer. During ex-situ annealing of the thin film structure, the underlayer inhibits diffusion of substrate atoms into the t
6017745 Enzyme amplification and purification process for producing DNA polymerase January 25, 2000
Restriction enzymes are used to remove from DNA a complete and undamaged structural gene coding region for the expression of DNA polymerase I (polA) without the gene's natural promoter or with only a significantly damaged portion of the gene's natural promoter. Also by the use of res
6017654 Cathode materials for lithium-ion secondary cells January 25, 2000
Crystalline lithiated transition metal oxide materials having a rhombohedral R-3m crystal structure includes divalent cations selected and added in amounts so that all or a portion of the divalent cations occupy sites in transition metal atom layers within the materials' crystal latt
6011664 Techniques for ultrahigh density writing with a probe on erasable magnetic media January 4, 2000
Techniques for ultrahigh density writing on an erasable magnetic medium include using a micromachined mechanism having two probes for writing to the medium. Use of the two probe embodiment eliminates the need to change the magnetic orientation of the probe. In another embodiment, a singl
6011152 Synthesis of macrocyclic tetraamido-N ligands January 4, 2000
New synthetic methods for the preparation of macrocyclic amido-N donor ligands are provided. The primary method of the present invention involves in general only two synthetic steps. In the first step, an .alpha. or .beta. amino carboxylic acid is allowed to react with an optimal (ap
6008373 Fluorescent labeling complexes with large stokes shift formed by coupling together cyanine and o December 28, 1999
The present invention provides low molecular weight fluorescent labeling complexes with large wavelength shifts between absorption of one dye in the complex and emission from another dye in the complex. These complexes can be used, for example, for multiparameter fluorescence cell analys
6002859 Apparatus and method facilitating the implantation of artificial components in joints December 14, 1999
Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for determining an implant position for at least one artificial component in a joint and facilitating the implantation thereof. The apparatuses and methods include creating a joint model of a patient's joint into which an artificial component is to b
5999866 Infrastructure independent position determining system December 7, 1999
A method and apparatus for determining position is comprised of the steps of capturing an image related to the present position and comparing the captured image with one or more images from an iconic map. The iconic map is a map which stores images of a substantially flat surface over wh
5995738 Apparatus and method for facilitating the implantation of artificial components in joints November 30, 1999
Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for determining an implant position for at least one artificial component in a joint and facilitating the implantation thereof. The apparatuses and methods include creating a joint model of a patient's joint into which an artificial component is to b
5994984 Wireless signal distribution in a building HVAC system November 30, 1999
The present invention is directed to a system for using the ductwork of a building for transmitting electromagnetic radiation. The system includes a device for introducing electromagnetic radiation into the ductwork such that the ductwork acts as a waveguide for the electromagnetic radia
5993956 Manganese containing layer for magnetic recording media November 30, 1999
The present invention provides for a magnetic recording media incorporating Mn-containing layers between a substrate and a magnetic layer to provide media having increased coercivity and lower noise. The Mn-containing layer can be incorporated in a rotating, translating or stationary rec
5986093 Monomethine cyanines rigidized by a two-carbon chain November 16, 1999
Fluorescent monomethine cyanine complexes rigidized by a two-carbon alkyl group between the nitrogen's of the cyanine's heterocycles are provided and have the structure ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 through R.sub.7 represent various selected groups or ring structures that may be chose
5981747 Monomethine cyanines rigidized by a two-carbon chain November 9, 1999
Fluorescent monomethine cyanine complexes rigidized by a two-carbon alkyl group between the nitrogen's of the cyanine's heterocycles are provided and have the structure ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 through R.sub.7 represent various selected groups or ring structures that may be chose
5978504 Fast planar segmentation of range data for mobile robots November 2, 1999
The first step in processing three dimensional range data for a vision system of a robot is feature extraction such as planar segmentation. When the sensors used to obtain the range data are mounted on a platform which moves during data acquisition, inter scanline connectivity cannot be
5977851 Wireless signal distribution in a building HVAC system November 2, 1999
The present invention is directed to a system for using the ductwork of a building for transmitting electromagnetic radiation. The system includes a device for introducing electromagnetic radiation into the ductwork such that the ductwork acts as a waveguide for the electromagnetic radia
5970315 Microelectromechanical structure and process of making same October 19, 1999
The present invention is directed to a process for fabricating a microelectromechanical device from a substrate carrying at least one layer of a non-erodible material laid out to form at least a portion of the microelectromechanical device, at least one layer of an erodible material,
5959611 Portable computer system with ergonomic input device September 28, 1999
A portable computer system with an ergonomic input device is comprised of a housing having a top surface. A central processing unit is carried in the housing. A heads-up display is provided for displaying information to a user, with certain of the information being selectable by the user
5953977 Simulation modeling of non-linear hydraulic actuator response September 21, 1999
In order to accomplish many tasks of a machine efficiently, a motion planning system predetermines the response of the machine to a given set of motion commands. With two or more actuators being driven by a single hydraulic pump, there may not be adequate hydraulic pressure to drive both
5953517 Method of optimizing component layout using a pattern based search September 14, 1999
The present invention is directed to a method of, and apparatus for, solving a packing or layout problem by applying a pattern based search technique to an initial component configuration. By interactively working through a series of new or "then current" configurations, an optimal c
5945491 Preparation of novel homo- and copolymers using atom transfer radical polymerization August 31, 1999
The present invention is directed to a process of atom (or group) transfer radical polymerization for the synthesis of novel homopolymer or a block or graft copolymer, optionally containing at least one polar group, with well defined molecular architecture and narrow polydispersity index
5931966 Viterbi detector with a pipelined look-up table of squared errors August 3, 1999
The present invention is directed to a detector circuit for detecting a binary data sequence from an input sequence of data. The detector circuit comprises a storage device for storing a plurality of values which correspond to the squared errors computed between all possible input va
5920838 Reading and pronunciation tutor July 6, 1999
A computer implemented reading tutor comprises a player for outputting a response. An input block implementing a plurality of functions such as silence detection, speech recognition, etc. captures the read material. A tutoring function compares the output of the speech recognizer to the
5913259 System and method for stochastic score following June 15, 1999
The present invention is directed to a computer implemented method for stochastic score following. The method includes the step of calculating a probability function over a score based on at least one observation extracted from a performance signal. The method also includes the step of
5911669 Vision-based crop line tracking for harvesters June 15, 1999
A self-propelled harvester is provided with apparatus for tracking a crop line and steering the harvester along the crop line without operator assistance. The apparatus includes a video camera for viewing the landscape in front of the harvester and forming an image which may be elect
5910549 Method for preparation of alkoxyamines from nitroxyl radicals June 8, 1999
An improved process for free radical polymerization is produced making it possible to control the growth steps of a polymerization to produce homopolymers and copolymers, including block and graft copolymers. The process uses a long half-life radical initiators and compounds which have
5908752 Methods for producing phospholipid metabolites in yeast June 1, 1999
Methods are provided for increased and controlled production of choline and inositol, choline and inositol metabolites, and choline- and inositol-containing phospholipids in yeast, comprising the step of increasing phosphatidylcholine (PC) turnover in yeast. Methods are also provided
5880976 Apparatus and method for facilitating the implantation of artificial components in joints March 9, 1999
Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for determining an implant position for at least one artificial component in a joint and facilitating the implantation thereof. The apparatuses and methods include creating a joint model of a patient's joint into which an artificial component is to b
5877310 Glycoconjugated fluorescent labeling reagents March 2, 1999
Water soluble glycoconjugated fluorescent labeling reagents comprised of a fluorescent dye, one or more sugar or carbohydrate residues that impart water solubility, and a reactive group that allows covalent attachment of the reagent to a substrate are disclosed. Glycoconjugated fluoresce
5876625 Metal ligand containing bleaching compositions March 2, 1999
The invention provides a novel bleaching composition comprising:(a) an oxidatively stable bleach activator having the structure ##STR1## wherein Y.sub.1, Y.sub.3 and Y.sub.4 each represents a bridging group, i.e., zero, one, two or three carbon containing nodes for substitution, whil
5870755 Method and apparatus for capturing and presenting digital data in a synthetic interview February 9, 1999
A method of creating a database for facilitating a synthetic interview begins with the step of generating questions. The questions and responses to the questions are recorded. A transcript of the recorded questions and responses is created. An association between each question and the
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