George G Mueller, Ihor A Lys: Multicolored LED lighting method and apparatus. Color Kinetics, Foley Hoag & Eliot, January 18, 2000: US06016038 (833 worldwide citation)

The systems and methods described herein relate to LED systems capable of generating light, such as for illumination or display purposes. The light-emitting LEDs may be controlled by a processor to alter the brightness and/or color of the generated light, e.g., by using pulse-width modulated signals ...

Nicholas Luke Bennett: Indicia selection game. Aristocat Leisure Industires, Friedman Siegelbaum, January 18, 2000: US06015346 (815 worldwide citation)

A slot machine providing a video display screen controlled to display indicia images arranged in a matrix. The video screen is of the touch sensitive variety, having an array of touch sensitive areas located on its display surface with one such area associated with each matrix element. The player se ...

Stephane Herman Maes, Jan Sedivy: Portable information and transaction processing system and method utilizing biometric authorization and digital certificate security. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, January 18, 2000: US06016476 (662 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a portable client PDA with a touch screen or other equivalent user interface and having a microphone and local central processing unit (CPU) for processing voice commands and for processing biometric data to provide user verification. The PDA also includes a memory for stori ...

Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Adrian R M Upton: System for treatment of neurological disorders. NeuroPace, January 18, 2000: US06016449 (625 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a multiple electrode, closed-loop, responsive system for the treatment of certain neurological diseases such as epilepsy, migraine headaches and Parkinson's disease. Brain electrodes would be placed in close proximity to the brain or deep within brain tissue. When a neurological event s ...

Matthew F Kelly, Bryan M Kelly, Norman B Petermeier, John G Kroeckel, John E Link: Prize redemption system for games. RLT Acquisition, Hickman Stephens & Coleman, January 18, 2000: US06015344 (569 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a prize redemption system for use with one or more game apparatuses. A game is provided on a game apparatus for a player to play in exchange for monetary input, and prize credits are credited to the player based on the game. A prize selection menu is displayed by the g ...

Qili Zhang, Jin T Teh, Philippe Richard Kahn: Scheduling system with methods for peer-to-peer scheduling of remote users. Starfish Software, John A Smart, January 18, 2000: US06016478 (452 worldwide citation)

An electronic Personal Information Manager (PIM) including a peer-to-peer group scheduling/calendar system is described. The group scheduling/calendar system provides methods for peer-to-peer group scheduling among users, including those users who only have simple e-mail support (i.e., do not have a ...

Nigel Mark Goble, Colin Charles Owen Goble: Electrosurgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, January 18, 2000: US06015406 (451 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument, which is used for the treatment of tissue in the presence of an electrically-conductive fluid medium, comprises an instrument shaft, and an electrode assembly at one end of the shaft. The electrode assembly comprises a tissue treatment electrode and a return electrode ...

Richard J Greff, George Wallace: Radioactive embolizing compositions. Micro Therapeutics, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, January 18, 2000: US06015541 (425 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are novel radioactive compositions which are particularly suited for treating solid mass tumors via catheter delivery.

Humphrey Williams, Kevin Hughes, Bipinkumar G Parmar: System, method and article of manufacture for network electronic payment instrument and certification of payment and credit collection utilizing a payment. VeriFone, Sanford E Warren Jr, Daniel J Chalker, Gardere & Wynne L, January 18, 2000: US06016484 (364 worldwide citation)

An electronic monetary system provides for transactions utilizing an electronic-monetary system that emulates a wallet or a purse that is customarily used for keeping money, credit cards and other forms of payment organized. Access to the instruments in the wallet or purse is restricted by a passwor ...

James W Busacker, Can Cinbis: Multilevel ERI for implantable medical devices. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Michael B Atlass, January 18, 2000: US06016448 (359 worldwide citation)

An automatic, body-implantable medical device having at least two modes of operation is disclosed. The device is provided with circuitry for automatically detecting when the device has been implanted in a patient, so that the device can automatically switch from a first mode to a second mode of oper ...