Richard A Erickson, Steven L Griffith: Intervertebral disc prosthesis and method. Sulzer Spine Tech, Merchant & Gould P C, April 9, 2002: US06368350 (552 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to intervertebral prosthetic devices and methods. The intervertebral prosthetic devices and methods of the invention provides a variable instantaneous axis of rotation. In general, the disclosed devices include two bearing surfaces, a first bearing surface being cur ...

Joseph R Hedrick, Robert A Luciano Jr, Jean Pierre Legras, Chauncey W Griswold, Don C Stephan: Gaming machine having secondary display for providing video content. International Game Technology, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, April 9, 2002: US06368216 (503 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine includes main and secondary displays. The secondary display is disposed apart from the primary display and is used for presenting primary, secondary, or even tertiary information. The main display is controlled electronically by a gaming machine controller, which main display presen ...

Gust H Bardy: Automated collection and analysis patient care system and method for diagnosing and monitoring myocardial ischemia and outcomes thereof. Cardiac Intelligence Corporation, Patrick J S Inouye, April 9, 2002: US06368284 (480 worldwide citation)

An automated system and method for diagnosing and monitoring myocardial ischemia and outcomes thereof is described. A plurality of monitoring sets is retrieved from a database. Each of the monitoring sets includes recorded measures relating to patient information recorded on a substantially continuo ...

William P Van Antwerp, John J Mastrototaro: Reusable analyte sensor site and method of using the same. Medtronic Minimed, Medtronic Minimed, April 9, 2002: US06368274 (427 worldwide citation)

A reusable analyte sensor site for use with a replaceable analyte sensor for determining a level of an analyte includes a site housing. Preferably, the site housing material is formed to have an interior cavity with an opening and a conduit that is connected to the opening of the interior tissue ing ...


Theodore H Barnett, Anthony A Espinoza, Vengpui Louis Lao, David C Sobotka, Andrew W Zaeske: Multi-layered online calendaring and purchasing. America Online, Michael A Glenn, April 9, 2002: US06369840 (382 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method and system for generating and displaying a calendar containing user-selected events from user-selected categories. A plurality of categories of events are provided. The user can select which categories are of interest, and then select individual events within those cate ...

Nannette M VanAntwerp, Edgardo C Halili: Insertion set for a transcutenous sensor with cable connector lock mechanism. April 9, 2002: US06368141 (352 worldwide citation)

An improved insertion set is provided for transcutaneous placement of a sensor such as a glucose sensor at a selected site within the body of a patient. The insertion set comprises a mounting base defining an upwardly open channel for receiving and supporting a flexible thin film sensor, in combinat ...

Marlene Schwarz, Kathleen Miller, Kalpana Kamath: Coating medical devices using air suspension. Scimed Life Systems, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 9, 2002: US06368658 (332 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for coating medical devices and the devices thereby produced are disclosed. In one embodiment, the invention includes a method comprising the steps of suspending the medical device in an air stream and introducing a coating material into the air stream such that the coating m ...


Adam K Kolawa, Arthur Ray Hicken, Stephen Frankini, Skirmantas Kligys, Emelina Gesheshyen, Maxim Troukhan: Method and apparatus for automated selection, organization, and recommendation of items. Parasoft Corporation, Christie Parker & Hale, April 9, 2002: US06370513 (305 worldwide citation)

An automated recommendation system keeps track of the needs and preferences of the user through a user preference vector. Each field of the user preference vector represents the user's preference for a specific item attribute. Item attributes are defined by a systems programmer. The systems pro ...

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