Michel K Bowman Amuah: System, method and article of manufacture for a globally addressable interface in a communication services patterns environment. Andersen Consulting, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, September 11, 2001: US06289382 (581 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and article of manufacture are provided for delivering service via a globally addressable interface. A plurality of interfaces are provided with access allowed to a plurality of different sets of services from each of the interfaces. Each interface has a unique set of services asso ...

Vishvaroop Agarwal, Robert Dougherty: Knitted surgical mesh. Ethicon, September 11, 2001: US06287316 (455 worldwide citation)

A knitted surgical mesh formed from a yarn. The knitted mesh has from 18 to 24 courses per inch and from 5 12 to 16 wales per inch, a flexibility of from 400-950 mg-cm/cm, a burst strength greater than 175 pounds per square inch, and a pore size percentage greater than 37%.

Bill Kitchen, Ginger B Moses, Ralph Au, Clarence M Bringardner, Kenneth W Bradley III: Electronic bill processing. CheckFree Corporation, Alfred Stadnicki, September 11, 2001: US06289322 (374 worldwide citation)

A method of electronically presenting billing information, includes receiving billing information associated with a plurality of different billers, different portions of which represent bills for different payors. Requests are received from respective payors for current billing information, responsi ...

Sang bom Kang, Hyun seok Lim, Yung sook Chae, In sang Jeon, Gil heyun Choi: Method of forming metal layer using atomic layer deposition and semiconductor device having the metal layer as barrier metal layer or upper or lower electrode of capacitor. Samsung Electronics, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec P A, September 11, 2001: US06287965 (372 worldwide citation)

A method of forming a metal layer having excellent thermal and oxidation resistant characteristics using atomic layer deposition is provided. The metal layer includes a reactive metal (A), an element (B) for the amorphous combination between the reactive metal (A) and nitrogen (N), and nitrogen (N). ...

Syed F A Hossainy, Li Chen: Porous prosthesis and a method of depositing substances into the pores. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Cameron Kerrigan Esq, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, September 11, 2001: US06287628 (360 worldwide citation)

A porous implantable prosthesis is loaded with a substance for subsequent application to biological tissues. A method according to loading the substance to the porous prosthesis is provided. A first fluid in combination with an added substance is applied to the porous prosthesis. During the applicat ...

Harald Philipp: Capacitive position sensor. David Kiewit, September 11, 2001: US06288707 (340 worldwide citation)

A multi-electrode capacitive position sensor functions as part of a computer pointing device that can be integrated with the computer's keyboard (

Richard James Humpleman, G Kevin Harms, Michael S Deacon, Robert M Wolff: Browser based command and control home network. Samsung Electronics, Kenneth L Sherman Esq, Jeffrey P Aiello, Sherman & Sherman, September 11, 2001: US06288716 (337 worldwide citation)

A method and system for commanding and controlling diverse home devices is provided. A first home device capable of displaying user interface data is connected to a home network. A second home device stores user interface data that defines a user interface for commanding and controlling the second h ...

Andrew Pascal, Louis David Giacalone Jr, Michael Barnett: Dynamic tournament gaming method and system. Silicon Gaming, Claude Hamrick, Anthony Diepenbrock, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, September 11, 2001: US06287202 (306 worldwide citation)

Dynamic tournament gaming method and system, including the provision of a plurality of gaming terminals selectively interlinkable together with a host terminal so that current players of the terminals desiring to participate in group tournament play can be notified of the opportunity and provided wi ...

Paul C Kocher, Joshua M Jaffe, Benjamin C Jun: Method and apparatus for preventing piracy of digital content. Crypotography Research, Joseph Yang, Thomas R Lane, Skadden Arps, September 11, 2001: US06289455 (300 worldwide citation)

A secure cryptographic rights unit for cryptographically regulating access to digital content includes an interface control processor and a specialized cryptographic unit that protects access to a memory. Rights keys, which allow access to content, are added by the cryptographic unit by transforming ...

Armin Bolz, Thomas Popp: Implantable, bioresorbable vessel wall support, in particular coronary stent. Biotronik Mess und Therapiegeraete & Co Ingenieurbuero Berlin, Browdy & Neimark, September 11, 2001: US06287332 (291 worldwide citation)

An implantable, bioresorbable vessel wall support, in particular a coronary stent, comprises a combination of metal materials which dissolves in the human body without any harmful effects on the person that wears the implant. The combination of metal materials can be an alloy or a local galvanic ele ...

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