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Daniel J Shoff, Valerie L Bronson, Joseph H Matthews III, Frank Lawler: Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 29, 2001: US06240555 (777 worldwide citation)

An interactive entertainment system enables presentation of supplemental interactive content along side traditional broadcast video prams, such as television shows and movies. The programs are broadcast in a conventional manner. The supplemental content is supplied as part of the same program signal ...


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Robert R Alfano, Scott Alfano, Quan Zhen Wang, Ping Pei Ho: Remote-controllable, micro-scale device for use in in vivo medical diagnosis and/or treatment. Kriegsman & Kriegsman, May 29, 2001: US06240312 (466 worldwide citation)

Remote-controllable, micro-scale, robotic device for use in diagnosing and/or treating abnormalities inside a human body in vivo. The device has a length from 0.1 mm to 10 mm and can be introduced into the body either from natural body openings or by injection into the blood stream. Once inside the ...


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Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick, Ajit S Shah, Casper deClerq: Methods of epicardial ablation. Epicor, Jens E Hoekendijk, May 29, 2001: US06237605 (438 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating transmural lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a transmural lesion. ...


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Karl L Ginter, Victor H Shear, Francis J Spahn, David M Van Wie: Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. InterTrust Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, May 29, 2001: US06237786 (411 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. Electronic appliances such as computers equipped in accordance with the present invention help to ensure that information is accessed and used only in authorized ways, and maintain ...


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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch, Thomas M Sparico: Method and apparatus for directing a game in accordance with speed of play. Walker Digital, Steven M Santisi, May 29, 2001: US06238288 (377 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, a gaming device such as a slot machine calculates a speed of game play, and in turn determines a pay schedule based on the speed of game play. The pay schedule for higher speeds of game play typically provides a higher payout percentage, which attracts playe ...


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Henry C Yuen, Daniel S Kwoh, Roy J Mankovitz, Elsie Leung: Method and system for simultaneously displaying a television program and information about the program. E Guide, Christie Parker & Hale, May 29, 2001: US06239794 (346 worldwide citation)

A television viewer uses a PIP format for display of program related information such as television program listings from a program schedule data base in the background and moving, real time or stored video clip images of a program selected from the displayed listings in the PIP window. All the text ...


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David M Van Wie, Robert P Weber: Steganographic techniques for securely delivering electronic digital rights management control information over insecure communication channels. Intertrust Technologies Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, May 29, 2001: US06240185 (343 worldwide citation)

Electronic steganographic techniques can be used to encode a rights management control signal onto an information signal carried over an insecure communications channel. Steganographic techniques ensure that the digital control information is substantially invisibly and substantially indelibly carri ...


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Frances J R Richmond, Gerald E Loeb: Implantable microstimulation system for treatment of sleep apnea. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, May 29, 2001: US06240316 (324 worldwide citation)

One or more implantable microminiature electronic devices, termed “microstimulators”, are used to treat sleep apnea. The microstimulators are implanted at strategic locations within the patient and are then controlled in a manner so as to stimulate muscle and nerve tissue in a constructive manner wh ...


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Arthur M Krieg, Joel N Kline: Immunostimulatory nucleic acid molecules. University of Iowa Research Foundation, Coley Pharmaceutical Group, The United States of America represented by the Department of Health and Human Services, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, May 29, 2001: US06239116 (314 worldwide citation)

Nucleic acid sequences containing unmethylated CpG dinucleotides that modulate an immune response including stimulating a Th1 pattern of immune activation, cytokine production, NK lytic activity, and B cell proliferation are disclosed. The sequences are also useful a synthetic adjuvant.



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