Kawasaki Masashi, Ono Hideo: Transistor and semiconductor device. Japan Science &Amp Technology, May 30, 2000: JP2000-150900 (2726 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a partially or entirely transparent transistor using a transparent channel layer such as zinc oxide. SOLUTION: A channel layer 11 is formed by a transparent semiconductor such as zinc oxide ZnO. In a source 12, a drain 13, or a gate 14, a transparent electrode is use ...

Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Magdalena Mik: Gaming device and method of operation thereof. Walker Digital, Dean Alderucci, Kurt M Maschoff, May 30, 2000: US06068552 (720 worldwide citation)

A gaming device such as a video based slot machine provides a player the ability to modify at least one parameter of the slot machine. The slot machine then modifies other parameters to ensure a desired house advantage. Odds, payout schedules and wager amounts may be customized by a player, and the ...

Brent Harms, Kurt Johnson: Customer identification and marketing analysis systems. Tecmark Services, Dorsey & Whitney, May 30, 2000: US06070147 (640 worldwide citation)

A method and system for administering a loyalty marketing program (i.e., frequent buyer program) by using a government-issued identification card, such as a driver's license, as the frequent buyer redemption card. The data encoded onto the card may include a driver's license number, as the person's ...

James Henry Orszulak, Gary Lee Dobbins Jr: Smart recognition apparatus and method. Valleylab, May 30, 2000: US06068627 (511 worldwide citation)

A qualifying connection for an instrument attaches to a source of electrosurgery energy to and the instrument and has first and second parts coupled to the instrument and the source, respectively. Optical couplings on the connection transmit invisible energy to identify the instrument and are proxim ...

James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Charles J Winslow, Henry A Klyce: Spine distraction implant. St Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, May 30, 2000: US06068630 (492 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.

Darren B Remington, Warren T Dent: Electronic bill presentment and payment system. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 30, 2000: US06070150 (454 worldwide citation)

A bill presentment and payment remittance system is configured for use over an electronic network, such as the Internet. The bill presentment and payment remittance system allows the biller to create a bill and payment remittance information in a format specified by the biller. The biller submits th ...

Joshua Makower: Device, system and method for interstitial transvascular intervention. Transvascular, Robert D Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins Buyan, May 30, 2000: US06068638 (398 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for utilizing the vascular system as a conduit to reach other vascular and extravascular locations within the body. Included are methods for revascularization wherein the extravascular passageways are formed to permit blood flow between vascular locations. Also included are meth ...

Michel Haissaguerre, Walter Bruszewski, Le Le, Mark Maguire, John Gaiser, Huu Nguyen: System and methods for tissue mapping and ablation. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, May 30, 2000: US06068629 (389 worldwide citation)

A steerable electrophysiology catheter includes a shaft having a distal ablation segment with one or more electrodes coupled to a source of electrical energy by a connector extending through the shaft. The distal ablation segment of the shaft is movable between a collapsed configuration sized for pe ...

Patrick E White, Robert D Farris: Internet telephone service. Bell Atlantic Network Services, McDermott Will & Emery, May 30, 2000: US06069890 (380 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing telephone type services over the internetwork commonly known as the Internet. Public switched telephone networks utilizing program controlled switching systems are arranged in an architecture with the Internet to provide a methodology for facilitating telephone use ...

Koji Suso, Atsuhiko Urushihara: Information communication terminal device. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, May 30, 2000: US06069648 (376 worldwide citation)

An upper case and a lower case are rotatably connected in a connection part. The connection part is constructed by a rotary shaft supporting part integrated in the lower case, a rotary shaft which is integrated in the upper case and a part of which is rotatably fit into the rotary shaft supporting p ...