Thomas M Rothwein, John L Coker: Determining the visibility to a remote database client. Siebel Systems, May 15, 2001: US06233617 (950 worldwide citation)

A method and system for establishing and maintaining a secure TCP/IP session between a server (

James M Barton, Roderick James McInnis, Alan S Moskowitz, Andrew Martin Goodman, Ching Tong Chow, Jean Swey Kao: Multimedia time warping system. TiVo, Michael A Glenn, Kirk Wong, May 15, 2001: US06233389 (865 worldwide citation)

A multimedia time warping system. The invention allows the user to store selected television broadcast programs while the user is simultaneously watching or reviewing another program. A preferred embodiment of the invention accepts television (TV) input streams in a multitude of forms, for example, ...

Bret Berner, Timothy C Dunn, Kathleen C Farinas, Michael D Garrison, Ronald T Kurnik, Matthew J Lesho, Russell O Potts, Janet A Tamada, Michael J Tierney: Signal processing for measurement of physiological analysis. Cygnus, Barbara G McClung, Robins & Associates, May 15, 2001: US06233471 (851 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for continually or continuously measuring the concentration of target chemical analytes present in a biological system, and processing analyte-specific signals to obtain a measurement value that is closely correlated with the concentration of the target chemical analyte in the b ...

John F Acres: Method for awarding variable bonus awards to gaming machines over a network. Acres Gaming, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, May 15, 2001: US06231445 (825 worldwide citation)

A method for awarding bonuses over a gaming network having a plurality of gaming machines interconnected by a network. Play is allowed to occur on the plurality of gaming machines. A bonus period is initiating for which a bonus-triggering event (e.g. a winning combination) and an initial bonus amoun ...

Penny Keith, Amoah Francis, Goble Colin Charles Owen: Electro surgical instrument and electrosurgical tool converter. Gyrus Medical, May 15, 2001: JP2001-128990 (793 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an electrosurgical instrument and an electrosurgical tool converter capable of limiting the supply of energy to a place of a requesting tissue without giving an excessive damage to the tissue. SOLUTION: This electrosurgical instrument has coaxial inner and outer cyli ...

Jason Mayeroff: Video slot machine with multi-choice second bonus. Battle Born Gaming, John Edward Roethel, May 15, 2001: US06231442 (733 worldwide citation)

A slot machine is configured to have a main game comprising a video reel slot arrangement with at least five reels and at least nine paylines and a secondary event selection game comprising a selection game. Whenever the player achieves a combination of symbols on the main game that awards the playe ...

Gera M Strommer, Uzi Eichler: Medical positioning system. Mediguide, Darby & Darby, May 15, 2001: US06233476 (672 worldwide citation)

Medial device comprising a housing, a magnetic detection probe, for detecting a plurality of magnetic fields, a biometric unit and a controller, connected to said magnetic detection probe, said biometric unit and said storage unit, wherein said controller receives magnetic field detection informatio ...

Andrew G C Frazier, Erik J van der Burg, Michael D Lesh: Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen. Appriva Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 15, 2001: US06231561 (618 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a closure catheter, for closing a body cavity such as a vessel, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter includes a plurality of deployable tissue anchors, which may be laterally deployed into surrounding tissue. The anchors may thereafter be used to draw the tiss ...

David A Levine, Monica L Levine, Gabriel D Minton, Jon Poletti, Dean Sondregger: System, method and computer program product for online financial products trading. Ultraprise Corporation, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, May 15, 2001: US06233566 (599 worldwide citation)

An online centralized financial products exchange system. The invention is a system, method and computer program product that creates a “marketplace” for end-to-end financial products life cycle transactions. More particularly, the invention provides a centralized exchange system for the trading of ...