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Thomas D Petite, Richard M Huff: System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices. StatSignal Systems, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, August 20, 2002: US06437692 (785 worldwide citation)

The present invention is generally directed to a system for monitoring a variety of environmental and/or other conditions within a defined remotely located region. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a system is configured to monitor utility meters in a defined area. The system is implem ...


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Benjamin E Hosken: Automated content and collaboration-based system and methods for determining and providing content recommendations. Agent Arts, Gerald B Rosenberg, New Tech Law, August 20, 2002: US06438579 (690 worldwide citation)

A content and collaborative filtering system for recommending entertainment oriented content items, such as music and video, and other media content items to a user based on similarity in profile between the user and other users and between the content indexed in the user's profile and other co ...


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Yulun Wang, Darrin Uecker, Keith Laby, Jeff Wilson, Charles Jordan, James Wright, Modjtaba Ghodoussi: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. Computer Motion, Irell & Manella, August 20, 2002: US06436107 (684 worldwide citation)

A surgical system that may include a remotely controlled surgical instrument. The surgical instrument may be coupled to a tool driver that can spin and actuate the instrument. The instrument may include an actuator rod that is coupled to an end effector and detachably connected to a push rod. The pu ...


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Michel K Bowman Amuah: Delivering service to a client via a locally addressable interface. Accenture, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, August 20, 2002: US06438594 (611 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and article of manufacture are provided for delivering service via a locally addressable interface. A plurality of globally addressable interfaces and a plurality of locally addressable interfaces are provided. Access is allowed to a plurality of different sets of services from eac ...


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Paul C Nardella: Electrosurgical cutting tool. Medical Scientific, Nutter McClennen & Fish, August 20, 2002: US06436097 (402 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical tool comprises a retractable cutting element moveable along a linear cutting path and an electrical energy supply source which communicates electrical energy (e.g., radio frequency energy) through the cutting element and to tissue adjacent the cutting element. The cutting element ...


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Gary P Mousseau, Mihal Lazaridis: System and method for redirecting message attachments between a host system and a mobile data communication device. Research In Motion, Krishna K Pathiyal Esq, Charles B Meyer Esq, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, August 20, 2002: US06438585 (350 worldwide citation)

A system and method for pushing information from a host system to a mobile data communication device upon sensing a triggering event is disclosed. A redirector program operating at the host system enables a user to continuously redirect certain user-selected data items from the host system to the us ...


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Eugene Huang, Peter Daley: Extended functionally remote control system and method therefore. Navispace, Greenberg Traurig, August 20, 2002: US06437836 (337 worldwide citation)

An extended functionality remote control (EFRC) provides a hardware/software implementation of an integrated interface for remote control emulation. A PDA or other portable computing device is used as a platform for the EFRC application software and peripheral hardware. The EFRC also merges informat ...


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Olaf Vancura, Terrance William Oliver: Apportionment of pay out of casino game with progressive account. Mikohn Gaming Corporation, Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney P C, August 20, 2002: US06435511 (331 worldwide citation)

A method of a house apportionment of a bonus value during bonus casino game play, entry for which occurs during play of an underlying game of chance. The method of house apportionment awards the player a portion of the bonus value for the bonus game and adds the remainder of the bonus value to at le ...


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Steven M Bowman, Izi Bruker: Method of securing a graft using a graft fixation device. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, August 20, 2002: US06436110 (303 worldwide citation)

A graft fixation device combination. The device is useful for affixing a tissue graft to a bone or other body surface. The combination has a fixation device having two implantation members connected by a connecting member. The connecting member has at least one lateral wing member extending therefro ...


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