John Franco Franchi: Open architecture casino operating system. June 23, 1998: US05770533 (1083 worldwide citation)

A casino operating system is disclosed for controlling the flow of funds and monitoring gambling activities in a casino or a gaming establishment utilizing a network of computers, including a central computer and individual game computers. Each player receives an encoded betting card from the cashie ...

Ali Saffari, Robert Breckner, Mark Bansemer, Evelyn Liao: Symbol fall game method and apparatus. International Game Technology, Sheridan Ross, June 23, 1998: US05769716 (859 worldwide citation)

A game which involves a player positioning sequentially-provided symbols onto a plurality of pre-defined positions is provided. In one embodiment, a plurality of columns, each with a plurality of positions is displayed, symbols are randomly presented and displayed to the user who may then select int ...

Mohamed Kheir Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany: Signal processing apparatus and method. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 23, 1998: US05769785 (593 worldwide citation)

A signal processor which acquires a first signal, including a first desired signal portion and a first undesired signal portion, and a second signal, including a second desired signal portion and a second undesired signal portion, wherein the first and second desired signal portions are correlated. ...

Christopher M Crawford: Internet online backup system provides remote storage for customers using IDs and passwords which were interactively established when signing up for backup services. Nixon & Vanderhye P C, June 23, 1998: US05771354 (550 worldwide citation)

This invention makes it possible for a customer computer to connect to an online service provider computer by phone, Internet, or other method, pay a fee to said service provider, and obtain additional processing and storage resources for the customer's computer. The resources can take the form of v ...

Brian Gordon Kingwell: Surgical stapler sleeve for reinforcing staple lines. Mitroflow International, June 23, 1998: US05769892 (530 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler sleeve comprises a sheet of host-compatible material, a first edge of the sheet being folded back adjacent to a second edge of the sheet to give the sheet a tubular conformation, the first and second edges being releasably fastened to one another.

Mark A Ritchart, Fred H Burbank: Control system and method for automated biopsy device. Biopsys Medical, Donald E Stout, June 23, 1998: US05769086 (495 worldwide citation)

An automatic control system for a vacuum-assisted automatic core biopsy device (10) is provided, wherein the automatic core biopsy device (10) comprises a housing (12), out of which extends a needle assembly (14) including a hollow outer piercing needle (16), an inner cutter (18) having a lumen (20) ...

Robert Elliott Schwartz, Daniel Anthony Grande Jr: Cartilage repair unit. Matrix Biotechnologies, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, June 23, 1998: US05769899 (457 worldwide citation)

A bio-absorbable cartilage repair system for regenerating damaged or destroyed articular cartilage on the surface of a bone by establishing a chondrogenic growth-supporting matrix between an area of removed damaged or destroyed articular cartilage and the adjacent healthy cancellous bone. The system ...

Nils Lonberg, Robert M Kay: Transgenic non-human animals capable of producing heterologous antibodies. GenPharm International, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 23, 1998: US05770429 (456 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to transgenic non-human animals capable of producing heterologous antibodies and methods for producing human sequence antibodies which bind to human antigens with substantial affinity.

Denise Barbut, Jonathan D Root, Giovanni Pastrone, James M Sellers, Robert Rizzari: Cannula with associated filter. Embol X, Lyon & Lyon, June 23, 1998: US05769816 (439 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for filtering blood. The devices generally comprise: a mesh for filtering blood flowing within a blood vessel, particularly within an artery such as the aorta; a structure adapted to open and close the mesh within the blood vessel; and a means to actuate the structure. The method ...

Stuart D Edwards, Hugh R Sharkey: Ablation apparatus for cardiac chambers. Stuart D Edwards, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, June 23, 1998: US05769846 (379 worldwide citation)

An endocardial ablation apparatus, for introduction into a heart chamber formed by a wall, is provides. The ablation apparatus includes an inflatable, flexible porous membrane adapted to receive an electrolytic solution, and become inflated to substantially conform an exterior surface of the membran ...

Click the thumbnails below to visualize the patent trend.