Daniel C Guterman, Yupin Kawing Fong: Multi-state memory. Sandisk Corporation, Steven F Caserza, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, April 24, 2001: US06222762 (945 worldwide citation)

Maximized multi-state compaction and more tolerance in memory state behavior is achieved through a flexible, self-consistent and self-adapting mode of detection, covering a wide dynamic range. For high density multi-state encoding, this approach borders on full analog treatment, dictating analog tec ...

William Richard Dubrul, Richard E Fulton: Entrapping apparatus and method for use. Artemis Medical, James F Hann, Haynes & Beffel, April 24, 2001: US06221006 (479 worldwide citation)

Medical devices that have a novel mechanical trap(s) on the distal end of a shaft that is used for the removal of material from the body. Further an expandable channel is included to entrap the material that aid with removal or obliteration of tissue or foreign bodies is disclosed.


Kenneth Schofield, Mark L Larson, Keith J Vadas: Rearview vision system with indicia of backup travel. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, April 24, 2001: US06222447 (426 worldwide citation)

A rearview vision system for a vehicle includes an image capture device mounted at the rear of the vehicle and having a field of view directed rearwardly of the vehicle. A display system is viewable by a driver of the vehicle. The display system displays a rearward image output of the image capture ...

Senthil Kumar, Jakub Segen: Gesture-based computer interface. Lucent Technologies, April 24, 2001: US06222465 (423 worldwide citation)

A system and method for manipulating virtual objects in a virtual environment, for drawing curves and ribbons in the virtual environment, and for selecting and executing commands for creating, deleting, moving, changing, and resizing virtual objects in the virtual environment using intuitive hand ge ...

Gust H Bardy: System and method for determining a reference baseline of individual patient status for use in an automated collection and analysis patient care system. Cardiac Intelligence Corporation, Patrick J S Inouye, April 24, 2001: US06221011 (398 worldwide citation)

A system and method for determining a reference baseline of individual patient status for use in an automated collection and analysis patient care system is described. A set of collected measures is retrieved from a medical device adapted to be implanted in a patient. The collected device measures s ...

Verne F Holmes Jr, Alexander Stefan: Floater bonus poker. John Edward Roethel, April 24, 2001: US06220959 (387 worldwide citation)

An electronic video gaming machine is programmed to play a multi-hand video poker game which initially displays to the player a five-by-five matrix of twenty-five cards. This five-by-five matrix generates twelve five card hands—the five horizontal rows, the five vertical columns and the two diagonal ...

Farhad Khosravi: Coiled sheet valve, filter or occlusive device and methods of use. Incept, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, April 24, 2001: US06221091 (371 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided comprising a coiled sheet having a plurality of flaps mounted on its interior surface that project radially inward into a lumen formed by the interior surface of the apparatus when it is deployed. The flaps lie parallel to the interior surface of the sheet during transluminal d ...

John L McMullin: System and method for administration of an incentive award system having a delayed award payment using a credit instrument. Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, April 24, 2001: US06222914 (371 worldwide citation)

A system and method for administration of an incentive award program wherein award points are earned in response to certain actions by the Participants and then credited to the Participant's credit card, but only after a predetermined time delay. Furthermore, the Participant must still be a cus ...