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James Say, Michael F Tomasco, Adam Heller, Yoram Gal, Behrad Aria, Ephraim Heller, Phillip John Plante, Mark S Vreeke: Process for producing an electrochemical biosensor. TheraSense, Merchant & Gould P C, August 15, 2000: US06103033 (960 worldwide citation)

A process for the manufacture of small sensors with reproducible surfaces, including electrochemical sensors. One process includes forming channels in the surface of a substrate and disposing a conductive material in the channels to form an electrode. The conductive material can also be formed on th ...


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Nicholas Luke Bennett: Slot machine game-find the prize. Aristocrat Technologies Australia, Rosenman & Colin, August 15, 2000: US06102798 (654 worldwide citation)

A slot machine is provided in a cabinet 10 including a prize display 12, a coin entry slot 13. a payout tray 14 and internally mounted game control processor circuits. The game display means 11 comprises a video display screen 11 controlled to display a game image divided into a matrix of elements o ...


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Allan E Alcorn, Richard L Hale: Method and apparatus using geographical position and universal time determination means to provide authenticated, secure, on-line communication between remote gaming locations. Silicon Gaming, Claude Hamrick, Oppenheimer W Donnelly, August 15, 2000: US06104815 (622 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for providing authenticated, secure, on-line communication between remote locations including a user terminal adapted to enable a player in one location to remotely communicate via a communications medium such as the Internet with a gaming host in another location. Location of t ...


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Antonio Longo, John R Bittner, Randall L Hacker, Federico Bilotti: Circular stapler for hemorrhoidal surgery. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, August 15, 2000: US06102271 (529 worldwide citation)

A circular sapling instrument for the removal of hemorrhoids has a stapling end effector having a casing, a hollow staple driver within the casing, an annular blade having an open distal end is located within the staple driver, and a elongated interior drive shaft is reciprocable within the staple d ...


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Stephen R Haddock, Justin N Chueh, Shehzad T Merchant, Andrew H Smith, Michael Yip: Policy based quality of service. Extreme Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 15, 2000: US06104700 (498 worldwide citation)

A flexible, policy-based, mechanism for managing, monitoring, and prioritizing traffic within a network and allocating bandwidth to achieve true quality of service (QoS) is provided. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method is provided for managing bandwidth allocation in a network ...


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David E Allport: Portable internet-enabled controller and information browser for consumer devices. eRemote, Neal M Cohen, August 15, 2000: US06104334 (489 worldwide citation)

A remote control uses IR (infrared) commands to control various consumer appliances made by various manufactures. The remote control is low-cost, consumer-friendly, programmable, has its own graphical display so it does not interfere with a TV or other viewing screen, and is capable of interacting w ...


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Jeffrey A Norris: Automatic financial account processing system. Affinity Technology Group, Rhodes & Mason P L L C, August 15, 2000: US06105007 (458 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for closed loop, automatic processing of typical financial transactions, including loans, setting up checking, savings and individual retirement accounts, obtaining cashier's checks, ordering additional checks, issuing credit and debit cards, wire transfering money, and so on. ...


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Mark Scott, Bruce Henderson: Method of playing a keno game with a bonus payout. Bad Beat Gaming, August 15, 2000: US06102400 (428 worldwide citation)

In connection with the play of conventional keno games, both live keno games and mechanical or electronic keno gaming machines, the player is provided with the opportunity to win a "bad beat" bonus payout. The player uses a single keno ticket, and may be required to make an optional side bet wager t ...


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Alex Vaccaro: Intervertebral body fusion device. Richard C Litman, August 15, 2000: US06102950 (385 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral body fusion device has a wedge body, a cage component with a plurality of deployable spines having end plate penetrating teeth, and a contraction mechanism for drawing the wedge body into the cage component. The device is surgically placed intervertebrally into the spine from an an ...


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Arne Jakobsson, Peter Forsell: Surgical method and device for reducing the food intake of patient. Kirk Promotions, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, August 15, 2000: US06102922 (298 worldwide citation)

A surgical method for reducing the food intake of a patient includes the steps of dissecting the lower part of the Esophagus, applying a band to form a loop around the Esophagus, displacing an upper part of the stomach through the loop, so as to form a small pouch above said band in connection with ...



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