Mark E Thompson, Yujian You, Andrei Shoustikov, Scott Sibley, Paul E Burrows, Stephen R Forrest: OLEDs doped with phosphorescent compounds. The Trustees of Princeton University, The University of Southern California, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 16, 2001: US06303238 (878 worldwide citation)

Organic light emitting devices are disclosed which are comprised of a heterostructure for producing electroluminescence wherein the heterostructure is comprised of an emissive layer containing a phosphorescent dopant compound. For example, the phosphorescent dopant compound may be comprised of plati ...

Jean Brossard: Audio visual output for a gaming device. International Game Technology, George H Gerstman, Seyfarth Shaw, October 16, 2001: US06302790 (728 worldwide citation)

A gaming device is provided in which a plurality of possible prizes includes both monetary prizes and/or an audio and/or motion picture output a performance of a celebrity. The output which is provided is one of a plurality of stored celebrity performances preferably selected at random.

Ronald David Adams, Lauren O Main, Scott E Swaffar, Charles H Pugsley Jr, David P Gordon: Endoscopic stapler. Boston Scientific Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, October 16, 2001: US06302311 (589 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic stapler includes a stapling head which is removably locatable on the distal end of an endoscope. The stapling head includes a stationary part which houses a removable staple cartridge and a movable part which includes an anvil for receiving and bending the ends of staples fired from th ...

Frank Fertitta III, Blake Sartini, Marshall Andrew, Thomas Westdorp: Multi-property player tracking system. Station Casinos, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 16, 2001: US06302793 (557 worldwide citation)

A player tracking system and method are set forth for tracking the play of a customer playing wagering games at any one of a plurality of gaming venues. The system and method includes a local database for each venue and a central database. In response to reading a player tracking card the player&apo ...

Steffen Lav, Jens Aage Munk, Brian Ritsing: Medical apparatus for use by a patient for medical self treatment of diabetes. Novo Nordisk, October 16, 2001: US06302855 (511 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an apparatus for self-treatment of diabetes. The apparatus is particularly advantageous by comprising a plurality of devices each of which has its own dedicated function corresponding to a number of acts which a diabetic must perform on himself. The individual devices are mu ...

Jay S Walker, Magdalena Mik, Jason Krantz, James A Jorasch: Patient care delivery system. Walker Digital, Dean P Alderucci, October 16, 2001: US06302844 (474 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for analyzing data from remote monitoring equipment, such as patient telemetry devices, and determining (i) whether an anomalous event has occurred, (ii) if an anomalous event has occurred, whether a physician should be contacted, and (iii) if a physician should be contacted, ...

Philip A Mellinger, Donald B Knoth: Locking dovetail and self-limiting set screw assembly for a spinal stabilization member. Interpore Cross International, Laura F Shunk, Hudak & Shunk Co A, October 16, 2001: US06302888 (474 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant assembly is provided which has a stabilizer rod clamped into position within an anchor by means of a sliding closure member including a mating set screw or hook. The exterior faces of the anchor are contoured to optimize interface in the surgical setting. The anchor includes a U-sha ...

George Goicoechea, Claude Mialhe, John Hudson, Andrew H Cragg, Michael D Dake: System for delivering a prosthesis. Boston Scientific Technology, Ratner and Prestia PC, October 16, 2001: US06302906 (469 worldwide citation)

An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular ...

Zygmunt J Haas: Routing and mobility management protocols for ad-hoc networks. Cornell Research Foundation, Jones Tullar & Cooper, October 16, 2001: US06304556 (454 worldwide citation)

Two network communication protocols, one for routing and one for mobility management, are presented that are particularly suited for use with ad-hoc networks. The routing protocol is a proactive-reactive hybrid routing protocol that limits the scope of the proactive procedure to the node's loca ...

Dalessandro David A, Vyakarnam Murty N: Surgical buttress and surgical stapling apparatus. Ethicon, October 16, 2001: JP2001-286477 (423 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide materials for suturing buttons which can be defeasibly attached to the cartridge of a stapling appliance and/or an anvil without using conventional pins, clips, welding and glue. SOLUTION: A buttress 80 has one or more sequential juts 82 and enough numbers, size and ...