Eric C Peters, Stanley Rabinowitz, Herbert R Jacobs, Richard Baker Gillett Jr, Peter J Fasciano: Computer system and process for transferring multiple high bandwidth streams of data between multiple storage units and multiple applications in a scalable and reliable manner. Avid Technology, Peter J Gordon, April 16, 2002: US06374336 (999 worldwide citation)

Multiple applications request data from multiple storage units over a computer network. The data is divided into segments and each segment is distributed randomly on one of several storage units, independent of the storage units on which other segments of the media data are stored. Redundancy inform ...

Tatsuya Shimoda, Satoshi Inoue, Wakao Miyazawa: Separating method, method for transferring thin film device, thin film device, thin film integrated circuit device, and liquid crystal display device manufactured by using the transferring method. Seiko Epson Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, April 16, 2002: US06372608 (570 worldwide citation)

A method for transferring a thin film device on a substrate onto a transfer member, includes a step for forming a separation layer on the substrate, a step for forming a transferred layer including the thin film device on the separation layer, a step for adhering the transferred layer including the ...

Richard G Caro, Mark H Sher: System and method of determining whether to recalibrate a blood pressure monitor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 16, 2002: US06371921 (560 worldwide citation)

A monitor for determining a patient's physiological parameter includes a calibration device configured to provide a calibration signal representative of the patient's physiological parameter. An exciter is positioned over a blood vessel of the patient for inducing a transmitted exciter wav ...

John F Acres: Method for crediting a player of an electronic gaming device. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom PC, April 16, 2002: US06371852 (506 worldwide citation)

A method of providing incentive to play gaming devices connected by a network to a host computer. The casino creates a player account accessible by the host computer. The account can accrue both player-tracking points and account credits. Account credits are applied to a player's account as sig ...

Eric M Hoffert, Karl Cremin, Adnan Ali, Stephen R Smoot, Brian Strull: Method and apparatus for uploading, indexing, analyzing, and searching media content. Magnifi, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 16, 2002: US06374260 (472 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for uploading, analyzing, searching and displaying multimedia files based on the context and content of the multimedia files.

Farhad Khosravi, L N Hopkins: Vascular filter having articulation region and methods of use in the ascending aorta. Incept, Nicola A Pisano, Fish & Neave, April 16, 2002: US06371970 (381 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for use in filtering emboli from a vessel such as the ascending aorta, wherein a vascular device comprises a support hoop having an articulation region connected near a distal end of an elongated member, a blood permeable sac affixed to the support hoop so that the ...

Takahiro Kogasaka, Akihisa Ogawa, Akio Nakada, Shuichi Kimura, Norio Kobayashi, Makoto Kuramochi: Cavity retaining tool for bone surgery, a cavity retaining tool for general surgery, an endoscopic surgery system involving the use of a cavity retaining tool, and a procedure for surgery. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman & Hattori, April 16, 2002: US06371968 (356 worldwide citation)

A cavity-retaining tool for bone surgery includes a cavity-retaining sheath which is inserted into the body and forms a cavity to act as a work space for bone surgery, a treatment channel which is placed in the cavity-retaining sheath and guides treatment tools necessary for the treatment of a bone ...

Ross Tsugita, Jean Chang: Guidewire filter and methods of use. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, April 16, 2002: US06371971 (345 worldwide citation)

A filter system for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The filter system includes a guidewire that is first positioned across a lesion within a vessel. The guidewire may include a distal stop. A slideable filter is then advanced along the guidewire using an advancing ...

John M Scharber, Christopher P Healey: Self moderated virtual communities. Cacheflow, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 16, 2002: US06374290 (343 worldwide citation)

A method of server operation including connecting a plurality of clients to the server and establishing a profile for each of the plurality of clients. A first virtual community is formed with a first group of clients out of the plurality of clients based on the profile for each of the plurality of ...

Ernest Lane: Bioprosthetic heart valve. Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, April 16, 2002: US06371983 (340 worldwide citation)

A trileaflet biological prosthetic heart valve comprising a thin, rigid annular outer frame which supports three elastic, laminated spring inner frames which in turn provide consistent geometric form and structure for attachment of tissue leaflets.