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Steven M Hoffberg, Linda I Hoffberg Borghesani: Adaptive pattern recognition based control system and method. Milde & Hoffberg, June 4, 2002: US06400996 (1090 worldwide citation)

An adaptive interface for a programmable system, for predicting a desired user function, based on user history, as well as machine internal status and context. The apparatus receives an input from the user and other data. A predicted input is presented for confirmation by the user, and the predictiv ...


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Steven P Buysse, James H Orszulak, Robert H Wham: Vessel sealing system. Sherwood Services, June 4, 2002: US06398779 (521 worldwide citation)

A method for electrosurgically sealing a tissue includes steps of: (A) applying an initial pulse of RF energy to the tissue, the pulse having characteristics selected so as not to appreciably heat the tissue; (B) measuring a value of an impedance of the tissue in response to the applied pulse; (C) i ...


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Olaf Vancura: Gaming machine with bonusing. Mikohn Gaming Corporation, Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney P C, June 4, 2002: US06398218 (501 worldwide citation)

A method is set forth for playing a bonus game in a secondary slot machine adjacent a primary slot machine. The primary slot machine issues a bonus qualifying signal to the secondary slot machine to start play of a bonus game when a bonus qualifying event occurs. The reels of the bonus game include ...


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David Bombard, Theodore Bender, Tenny Chang, Jaime Vargas, Michael Hendricksen, Stephen A Yencho, Jamey Nielsen, Bernard A Hausen, Brendan Donohoe: Tissue bonding system and method for controlling a tissue site during anastomosis. Cardica, Brian A Schar, Cindy A Lynch, June 4, 2002: US06398797 (481 worldwide citation)

A method and system for performing anastomosis uses an anvil to control and support a tissue site during an anastomosis procedure involving tissue bonding techniques such as tissue welding and adhesive tissue bonding. The anvil is particularly useful for supporting a wall of a coronary artery during ...


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Anatole Vitaly Gershman, Kishore Sundaram Swaminathan, James L Meyers, Andrew Ernest Fano: Mobile communication and computing system and method. Accenture, Morrison & Foerster, June 4, 2002: US06401085 (464 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed that facilitates web-based information retrieval and display system. A wireless phone or similar hand-held wireless device with Internet Protocol capability is combined with other peripherals to provide a portable portal into the Internet. The wireless device prompts a user to ...


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Gust H Bardy: Automated collection and analysis patient care system and method for diagnosing and monitoring respiratory insufficiency and outcomes thereof. Cardiac Intelligence Corporation, Patrick J S Inouye, June 4, 2002: US06398728 (404 worldwide citation)

An automated system and method for diagnosing and monitoring respiratory insufficiency and outcomes thereof is described. A plurality of monitoring sets is retrieved from a database. Each of the monitoring sets include recorded measures relating to patient information recorded on a substantially con ...


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Kenneth Allan Perrie, Olaf Vancura: Pattern reverse keno game method of play. Mikohn Gaming Corporation, Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney P C, June 4, 2002: US06398644 (398 worldwide citation)

A virtual matrix comprised of a plurality of grid elements is provided, on which a hidden pattern, comprised of a plurality of matrix entries, is randomly placed. A player views a gaming matrix having a plurality of visible positions, each visible position corresponding to one of the grid elements. ...


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Colin C O Goble, Francis E Amoah, Nigel M Goble: Electrosurgery system. Gyrus Medical, Oliff & Berridge, June 4, 2002: US06398781 (387 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgery system has an electrosurgical generator operable to generate electrosurgical power at a frequency in the UHF band (typically 2.45 GHz), a feed structure, and an electrode assembly for delivering the electrosurgical power to tissue to be cut. The electrode assembly has an elongate a ...


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James C Mason, John Grant, Arnold Behrman, Dennis Stillwell: Methods of placing, purchasing and monitoring internet advertising. Global Network, Galgano & Burke, June 4, 2002: US06401075 (337 worldwide citation)

Methods for obtaining Internet-type advertisements, modifying those advertisements to fit designated advertising spaces allotted by a plurality of different and unrelated online newspaper websites, and automatically placing those advertisements. Preferred embodiments permit online advertisements to ...