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James Say, Michael F Tomasco, Adam Heller, Yoram Gal, Behrad Aria, Ephraim Heller, Phillip John Plante, Mark S Vreeke, Keith A Friedman, Fredric C Colman: Analyte monitoring device and methods of use. Therasense, Merchant & Gould P C, January 16, 2001: US06175752 (1273 worldwide citation)

An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch: Method and apparatus for directing a game with user-selected elements. Walker Digital, Dean P Alderucci, George M MacDonald, January 16, 2001: US06174235 (651 worldwide citation)

An electronic gaming device defines a set of all possible elements of a game. For example, in a slot machine-type game, the set of possible elements includes the symbols for cherries, bell, bar, orange, plum and seven. The gaming device further generates a set of location assignments for each of the ...


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Thomas A Wrublewski, Kevin M Allaire, William Frey, Kevin Lemire, Paul C Nardella Sr: Seal & cut electrosurgical instrument. Medical Scientific, Nutter McClennen & Fish, January 16, 2001: US06174309 (630 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument has a handle and a body which position and close a jaw about a tissue site for simultaneously cutting and sealing relatively large tissue structures. The jaw includes an electrosurgical cutting member, which may be a blade or wire, against which tissue is biased along a ...


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Andrew P Weinreich, Mark R Salamon, Shoshana Zilberberg, Nicole D Berlyn, Leeann Mitchell, Cliff Rosen, Adam Seifer, Justin Green, David Haber, David Samuels, Ron Chibnik, Scott Clifford, Chandrasekhar Boddu: Method and apparatus for constructing a networking database and system. six degrees, Pennie & Edmonds, January 16, 2001: US06175831 (490 worldwide citation)

A networking database containing a plurality of records for different individuals in which individuals are connected to one another in the database by defined relationships. Each individual has the opportunity to define the relationship which may be confirmed or denied. E-mail messaging and interact ...


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Kenneth Allan Perrie, Olaf Vancura: Poker dice casino game method of play. Mikohn Gaming Corporation, Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney P C, January 16, 2001: US06173955 (474 worldwide citation)

A method for playing a stand-alone and a bonus casino poker dice having X dice, each of the X dice having F faces with a different symbol thereon so as to form a set {S} of symbols on each of the X dice. The method of the present invention includes the steps of placing a wager; rolling the ...


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Isao Sunaga, Hiroyuki Danjo, Yukinori Inamura: Game machine. Universal Sales, Hutchins Wheeler & Dittmar, January 16, 2001: US06174233 (471 worldwide citation)

In a game machine, game result conditions may be randomly selected for a predetermined number of games among a plurality of given game result conditions and a demonstration may be made to provide a player of the game with a feeling of higher probability of winning a prize in the game when the random ...


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Stephen R Haddock, Michael J Harwood, Darrell R Scherbarth, Herb O Schneider: Distributed memory switching hub. Network Peripherals, Philip M Shaw Jr, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, January 16, 2001: US06175571 (461 worldwide citation)

A distributed memory switching hub interconnecting heterogeneous local area networks operating at different transmission speeds for receiving, storing and forwarding frames of data. The distributed memory switching hub employs a distributed memory architecture in which memory storage for frames of d ...


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Ynjiun P Wang: Electronic transaction systems and methods therefor. eSign, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, January 16, 2001: US06175922 (435 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is disclosed for approving a transaction request between an electronic transaction system and a portable electronic authorization device (PEAD) carried by a user using an electronic service authorization token. The method includes the steps of receiving at the PEAD first digit ...


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Charles L Branch, Mingyan Liu, Lawrence M Boyd, Loic Josse: Interbody fusion grafts and instrumentation. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, January 16, 2001: US06174311 (401 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to implants formed from donor bone for use in lumbar interbody fusion procedures and instruments for performing such procedures. The implants are formed to include a concave surface formed from a portion of the medullary canal of a long bone. The concaved surface defines a rec ...


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Jonathan S Stinson: Bioabsorbable marker having radiopaque constituents. Schneider, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, January 16, 2001: US06174330 (345 worldwide citation)

A temporary bioabsorbable-radiopaque marker for use on an implantable endoprosthesis. The bioabsorbable-radiopaque marker is adapted to be disposed on or adjacent an implantable endoprosthesis in a body lumen for a predetermined amount of time until the bioabsorbable and radiopaque materials are abs ...



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