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Andrea C Hughs Baird, Paulina Glavich, Bayard S Webb, Anthony J Baerlocher: Gaming device having a bonus scheme with multiple selection groups. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, August 27, 2002: US06439995 (640 worldwide citation)

The apparatus and method of the present invention provides a gaming device having a bonus round with multiple selection groups. The bonus round does not end upon an “end-bonus” selection; rather, the bonus round ends upon the selection of a predetermined number of selections from the last or final s ...


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Jean François Elberg, Erick Cloix: Interspinous stabilizer to be fixed to spinous processes of two vertebrae. DIMSO, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, August 27, 2002: US06440169 (588 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns an interspinous stabilizer comprising two members anchoring it to spinous processes of two respective vertebrae, and a body extending along a direction aligning the members, the body, being compressible along the alignment direction by the effect of stress based on a predeterm ...


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Kristian DiMatteo, Peter Marshall: Implantable prosthetic valve. Scimed Life Systems, Hoffmann & Baron, August 27, 2002: US06440164 (567 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic valve for implantation within a fluid conducting lumen within a body includes an elongate generally cylindrical radially collapsible valve body scaffold defining a fluid passageway therethrough for retentive positioning within the lumen. A radially collapsible leaf valve member is suppo ...


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Michel K Bowman Amuah: System, method and article of manufacture for a persistent state and persistent object separator in an information services patterns environment. Accenture, Daphne L Burton, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, August 27, 2002: US06442748 (529 worldwide citation)

A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for separating logic and data access concerns during development of a persistent object for insulating development of business logic from development of data access routine. A persistent object being developed is accessed and a state of the pe ...


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James H Silver: Implantable sensor. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 27, 2002: US06442413 (485 worldwide citation)

A sensor is disclosed, for implantation within a blood vessel to monitor an analyte in blood. In one embodiment, the analyte is glucose. A signal indicative of glucose level is transmitted to an external receiver. The signal may also be used to drive an internal or externally worn insulin pump. Meth ...


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Stephen J Perry, Roy H Sullivan III, Eric K Litscher: Safety lockout for actuator shaft. Fay Kaplun & Marcin, August 27, 2002: US06439446 (455 worldwide citation)

A safety lock-out to prevent rotation of a rotary actuator is described. When an axial distance between a first and a second portion of an actuated mechanism exceeds a selected distance, the lock-out prevents the rotation. The safety lock-out includes a shaft rotatably connected to the first portion ...


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Subramanian Muthu, Chin Chang, Gert Bruning: White LED luminary light control system. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, August 27, 2002: US06441558 (429 worldwide citation)

An LED luminary system for providing power to LED light sources to generate a desired light color comprises a power supply stage configured to provide a DC current signal. A light mixing circuit is coupled to said power supply stage and includes a plurality of LED light sources with red, green and b ...


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Mohammad Khair, Salvador Lopez, Richard Ng, Sanjar Ghaem, William L Olson: Wireless system protocol for telemetry monitoring. Motorola, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, August 27, 2002: US06441747 (393 worldwide citation)

A wireless, programmable system for medical monitoring includes a base unit and a plurality of individual wireless, remotely programmable biosensor transceivers. The base unit manages the transceivers by issuing registration, configuration, data acquisition, and transmission commands using wireless ...


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Kurt R Linberg: Apparatus and method for remote troubleshooting, maintenance and upgrade of implantable device systems. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, August 27, 2002: US06442433 (393 worldwide citation)

A programmer operating in association with a diverse number of implantable medical devices (IMDs) is in a bi-directional operable data, voice and video communications with a remote web-based expert data center. The programmer is in telemetric wireless communications with the IMDs. The data center is ...