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In the law of Patents, the presence of two pending applications, or an existing patent and a pending application that encompass an identical invention or discovery.

When interference exists, the Patent and Trademark Office conducts an investigation to ascertain the priority of invention between the conflicting applications, or the application and the patent. A patent is customarily granted to the earlier invention.


noun antagonism, antipathy, bar, barrier, censure, check, collision, conflict, contravention, damper, disapproval, disturbance, encumbrance, fetter, frustration, hindrance, impediment, imposition, interception, intercession, intermediacy, interruption, intervention, intrusion, invasion, meddling, nuisance, obstruction, onus, opposition, resistance, restraint, setback, stricture, stumbling block
Associated concepts: contempt, frustration of contract, interrerence with contractual relations
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He described the device, which monitors fetal development, as a ,super conducting quantum interference device" expensive liquid helium to create extreme cold necessary for its operation.
The obtained results might be explained as follows: The oscillatory behavior of the conductance is due to spin-sensitive quantum interference effects caused by the difference in the Aharonov-Casher phase accumulated by the opposite spin states.
In this research paper, the scientists show that a magnetic field-pulsed microwave transmission line containing an array of superconducting quantum interference devices, or SQUIDs, not only reproduces physics analogous to that of a radiating black hole, but does so in a system where the high energy and quantum mechanical properties are well understood and can be directly controlled in the laboratory.
He works through quantum interference, including observations of such phenomena as semi-transparent mirrors, interferometry, waves, dimensions and boundaries, and quantum key distribution, and then through quantum correlations, including distinguishability and its consequences, the Bell theorem, the theories of Schrodinger, Einstein, Podolski, and Rosen, the Aspect experiments, experimental metaphysics, and orthodox and not-so-orthodox explanations.
The array is read out using a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) multiplexer.
The reversible flip from attraction to repulsion stems from quantum interference among condensate atoms, which behave as waves, explains JILA's Jacob L.
Research objectives and content The objectives of the project are: (1) Optimisation of High Temperature Semiconductors (HTS) dc- Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) device structures by submicron photolithography and ion beam etching in order to tune the critical current and enhance the dynamic resistance for application of APF.
Quantum interference experiments with large molecules.
In effect, quantum interference allows them to zero in quickly on the relevant result.
New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research has highlighted a new and more sensitive method using tumor-targeted magnetic nanoprobes and superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) sensors, the core of Senior Scientific's technology.
Thus, even if we (wrongly) would assume the parton model to be applicable in both cases i) and ii), SG would result from adding spin amplitudeS (taking full account of quantum interference terms), while DIS would result from adding spin probabilitieS (absolute squares of amplitudes).
Similar quantum interference effects have been seen with light and atoms in the past, but this is the first such observation with superconductors.

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