Andreas G Weichert
Andreas Weichert, Joachim Brendel, Heinz Werner Kleemann, Hans Jochen Lang, Jan Robert Schwark, Wolfgang Scholz, Udo Albus: 4-fluoroalkyl-substituted benzoylguanidines, process for their preparation, their use as a medicament or diagnostic, and medicament containing them. Aventis Pharma Deutschland, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, December 5, 2000: US06156800 (4 worldwide citation)

There are described benzoylguanidines of the formula I ##STR1## where R(1) is R(4)--SO.sub.m, R(5)R(6)N--SO.sub.2 --; O.sub.p --(CH.sub.2).sub.q --(CF.sub.2).sub.r --CF.sub.3 ; --SR(10), --OR(10) or --CR(10)R(11)R(12); R(2) is --(CH.sub.2).sub.u --(CF.sub.2).sub.t --CF.sub.3 ; R(3) is hydrogen or in ...

Kees Schouhamer Immink
Josephus A H M Kahlman, Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Encoding of an input information signal. U S Philips Corporation, Michael E Belk, December 5, 2000: US06157325 (3 worldwide citation)

The invention proposes an apparatus for encoding an information signal. The information signal can be a (d,k) sequence. The apparatus encodes the (d,k) sequence into a (d+n,k+n) sequence by changing the number of zeroes between each time two subsequent ones in the sequence by n. The information sign ...


John J Giobbi, Joel R Jaffe: Bonus game for gaming machine with payout percentage varying as function of wager. WMS Gaming, Jenkens & Gilchrist, December 5, 2000: US06155925 (817 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine for playing a basic game and bonus game is set forth. The basic game is generated by a processor in response to a wager amount selected in multiples, called credits, of a minimum wager up to a maximum wager. The basic game includes a basic game pay schedule and at least one start-bo ...

Mohamed K Diab, Massi E Kiani, Ibrahim M Elfadel, Rex J McCarthy, Walter M Weber, Robert A Smith: Signal processing apparatus. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 5, 2000: US06157850 (663 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves method and apparatus for analyzing two measured signals that are modeled as containing primary and secondary portions. Coefficients relate the two signals according to a model defined in accordance with the present invention. In one embodiment, the present invention in ...

Vincent Bryan, Alex Kunzler: Human spinal disc prosthesis. Spinal Dynamics Corporation, Hill & Simpson, December 5, 2000: US06156067 (625 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a spinal disc endoprosthesis. The endoprosthesis has a resilient body formed of one or more materials which may vary in stiffness from a relatively stiff exterior annular gasket portion to a relatively supple central nucleus portion. Concaval-convex elements at least partly ...

Bao Q Tran, Craig A Anthony: Remote data access and management system. Kurt J Brown, December 5, 2000: US06157935 (561 worldwide citation)

A portable computer system manages data for a user using a processor; a program storage device coupled to said processor; an input recognizer embodied in said program storage device, said input recognizer adapted to receive non-cursive handwritings from said user and convert said non-cursive handwri ...

Victor H Shear, W Olin Sibert, David M Van Wie: Systems and methods using cryptography to protect secure computing environments. InterTrust Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, December 5, 2000: US06157721 (528 worldwide citation)

Secure computation environments are protected from bogus or rogue load modules, executables and other data elements through use of digital signatures, seals and certificates issued by a verifying authority. A verifying authority--which may be a trusted independent third party--tests the load modules ...

Charles E Narad, Kevin Fall, Neil MacAvoy, Pradip Shankar, Leonard M Rand, Jerry J Hall: Packet processing system including a policy engine having a classification unit. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 5, 2000: US06157955 (516 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a general-purpose programmable packet-processing platform for accelerating network infrastructure applications which have been structured so as to separate the stages of classification and action. Network packet classification, execution of actions upon those packets ...

Bryan K Kearns, Steven M Bowman, Richard F Wenstrom Jr, Mark Steckel, Edward V Craig: Suture buttress. Ethicon, Nutter McClennen & Fish, December 5, 2000: US06156056 (423 worldwide citation)

A suture buttress comprises a hollow tube having an outer wall, a central channel, a center line extending through the channel, leading end for insertion into a bone tunnel and a trailing end. The hollow tube is bendable into a curved tube having an outer radius and an outer radial surface, the oute ...