David D Cunningham, Timothy P Henning, Eric B Shain, Douglas F Young, Andrew J Muetterties, Thomas G Schapira, Geoffrey R Chambers, Graham J Hughes, Jared L Watkin, Gary F Prokop, Joshua P Goldfarb: Method and apparatus for obtaining blood for diagnostic tests. Abbott Laboratories, David L Weinstein, October 23, 2001: US06306104 (622 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for obtaining a sample of blood from a patient for subsequent diagnostic tests, e.g., glucose monitoring. In one aspect of the invention, the method comprises the steps of:

Nigel Mark Goble, Colin Charles Owen Goble: Electrosurgical generator and system. Gyrus Medical, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, October 23, 2001: US06306134 (508 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system including an electrode assembly having two electrodes for use immersed in an electrically conductive fluid has a generator with control circuitry for rapidly reducing the delivered radio frequency output power by at least 50% within at most a few cycles of the peak radio fr ...

Mario C Goertzel, Susi E Strom, Praerit Garg, Bharat Shah: Method and system of security location discrimination. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, October 23, 2001: US06308273 (448 worldwide citation)

An improved computer network security system and method wherein access to network resources is based on information that includes the location of the connecting user. In general, the less trusted the location of the user, the more the access rights assigned to the user are restricted. A discriminati ...

James E Jervis: Medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements. Medtronic, Sheldon & Mak, October 23, 2001: US06306141 (444 worldwide citation)

Medical devices which are currently proposed to use elements made from shape memory alloys may be improved by the use of stress-induced martensite alloy elements instead. The use of stress-induced martensite decreases the temperature sensitivity of the devices, thereby making them easier to install ...

Edward P Flinchem, Dale Grover, Cheryl Grunbock, Martin T King, Clifford A Kushler: Reduced keyboard disambiguating system. Tegic Communications, Christensen O&apos Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, October 23, 2001: US06307548 (427 worldwide citation)

A reduced keyboard disambiguating system. The keyboard has twelve to sixteen keys, nine of them labeled with numerous letters and other symbols, and those nine plus one more are associated each with one of the ten digits. Textual entry keystrokes are ambiguous. The user strikes a delimiting “Select” ...


Kenneth Allan Perrie, Olaf Vancura: Poker dice casino game method of play. Mikohn Gaming Corporation, Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney P C, October 23, 2001: US06305686 (393 worldwide citation)

A method for playing a stand-alone and a bonus casino poker dice having X dice, each of the X dice having F faces with a different symbol thereon so as to form a set {S} of symbols on each of the X dice. The method of the present invention includes the steps of placing a wager; rolling the ...

John C Meade: Medical clip device with cyclical pusher mechanism. Microline, Don Halgren, October 23, 2001: US06306149 (365 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a clip feeder arrangement for supportive receipt in a handle of a medical clip stapling gun, for the advancement of a plurality of clips seriatim by a trigger mechanism in the handle to a location between a pair of pincher jaws. A distalmost clip of the plurality of ...

Jeffrey C Felt, Mark A Rydell, Richard J Zdrahala, Alexander Arsenyev: Biomaterial system for in situ tissue repair. Advanced Bio Surfaces, Fredrikson & Byron P A, October 23, 2001: US06306177 (348 worldwide citation)

A method, and related composition and apparatus for repairing a tissue site. The method involves the use of a curable polyurethane biomaterial composition having a plurality of parts adapted to be mixed at the time of use in order to provide a flowable composition and to initiate cure. The flowable ...

Frank J Gorishek IV, Charles R Boswell Jr, David W Smith: Symmetrical multiprocessing bus and chipset used for coprocessor support allowing non-native code to run in a system. Advanced Micro Devices, Lawrence J Merkel, Conley Rose & Tayon PC, October 23, 2001: US06308255 (345 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes a host processor and an emulation coprocessor. The host processor includes hardware configured to execute instructions defined by a host instruction set architecture, while the emulation coprocessor includes hardware configured to execute instructions defined by a differen ...