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John F Acres: Method and apparatus for controlling the cost of playing an electronic gaming device. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, July 3, 2001: US06254483 (680 worldwide citation)

Electronic gaming machines, such as slot machines or video poker machines are interconnected by a computer network. The behavior of each machine is controlled by configuring selected parameters such as game speed, payback percentage, or game appearance. As the machines are played, any of the selecte ...


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Michel K Bowman Amuah: System, method and article of manufacture for configuration management in a development architecture framework. Accenture, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, July 3, 2001: US06256773 (606 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and article of manufacture are provided for affording consistency in a development architecture framework as components in the framework change. A reference program code is provided and a plurality of sets of updated program code are received which represent different versions of t ...


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Mohamed Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany, David R Tobler, Thomas J Gerhardt, Eugene E Mason, Mike A Mills: Low-noise optical probes. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 3, 2001: US06256523 (569 worldwide citation)

An optical probe, which is particularly suited to reduce noise in measurements taken on an easily compressible material, such as a finger, a toe, a forehead, an earlobe, or a lip, measures characteristics of the material. A neonatal and adult disposable embodiment of the probe include adhesive coate ...


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Steven Z Wu, Sameer Harish, Deborra Sanders Millare, Judy A Guruwaiya: Implantable medical device having protruding surface structures for drug delivery and cover attachment. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, James E Parsons, Signe M Holmbeck, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, July 3, 2001: US06254632 (515 worldwide citation)

A method for forming an implantable medical device, such as a stent, covered stent, or synthetic stent graft, is provided. Protruding structures are formed on a surface of the device. The protruding structures have a central depression region surrounded by a lip. The protruding structures can have a ...


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Katerina H Nguyen: Method and apparatus for real-time gesture recognition. Electric Planet, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, July 3, 2001: US06256033 (505 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for providing a gesture recognition system for recognizing gestures made by a moving subject within an image and performing an operation based on the semantic meaning of the gesture. A subject, such as a human being, enters the viewing field of a camera connected to ...


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Hiroyuki Suetaka, Tatsuo Arai: Interface apparatus operable by using floppy disk drive. Casio Computer, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick P C, July 3, 2001: US06256688 (492 worldwide citation)

An interface apparatus is inserted into a floppy disk drive unit so as to establish an infrared data communication between a desk top type personal computer and a digital still camera even when this desk top type personal computer is not equipped with an infrared communication port. This interface a ...


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Joel R Jaffe: Gaming machine with unified image on multiple video displays. WMS Gaming, Jenkens & Gilchrist, July 3, 2001: US06254481 (449 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine comprising a first video-type display, a second video-type display and a controller. The second display is positioned adjacent the first display. A controller generates a unified image of a game of chance on the first and second displays. The unified image includes a first portion o ...


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Alfred E Mann, John J Mastrototaro, Clifford W Hague: Method and kit for supplying a fluid to a subcutaneous placement site. MiniMed, MiniMed, July 3, 2001: US06254586 (434 worldwide citation)

There is provided a method of supplying a fluid to a placement site. For instance, a sensor set is first mounted onto a skin of a user, and a placement site is contacted with the sensor set. The sensor set includes a base to secure the sensor set to the skin of the user; a cannula coupled to and ext ...


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Yuji Takata, Hideaki Matsuo, Seiji Igi, Shan Lu, Yuji Nagashima: Method and device for segmenting hand gestures. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Communications Research Laboratory Independent Administration Institution, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, July 3, 2001: US06256400 (424 worldwide citation)

An object of the present invention is to provide a method of segmenting hand gestures which automatically segments hand gestures to be detected into words or apprehensible units structured by a plurality of words when recognizing the hand gestures without the user's presentation where to segmen ...


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Mark DiLorenzo: Multi-room entertainment system with in-room media player/dispenser. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 3, 2001: US06256554 (401 worldwide citation)

A plurality of acquisition media is stored at each of a plurality of in-room systems. A plurality of access-only media is stored at a single head-end system. Each in-room system has access to each of the access-only media. Access to and acquisition of media are recorded at the head-end system and an ...