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Harald Philipp: Charge transfer capacitance measurement circuit. David Kiewit, October 15, 2002: US06466036 (399 worldwide citation)

Pulse circuits for measuring the capacitance to ground of a plate may be used in control equipment to provide an indication of the proximity of a person or object to be sensed. Pulse circuits are disclosed that are made from sets of three or more electrical switching elements arranged so that each o ...


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Dan Newell, Kenneth H Abbott III: Method and system for controlling presentation of information to a user based on the user's condition. Tangis Corporation, Perkins Coie, October 15, 2002: US06466232 (381 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling presentation of information to a user based on the user's current condition. In particular, the system monitors the user and the user's environment, and creates and maintains an updated model of the current condition of the user. The user condition can include a va ...


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W Kenneth Ward, Eric S Wilgus: Implantable device for monitoring changes in analyte concentration. Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center, Stoel Rives, October 15, 2002: US06466810 (367 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an electrochemical sensor system for measuring analyte concentrations in a fluid sample. The invention is particularly useful for measuring analytes such as glucose in a patient. An implantable glucose sensor includes a disc-shaped sensor body containing multiple anodes on opp ...


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David Y Feinstein: View navigation and magnification of a hand-held device with a display. Innoventions, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L, October 15, 2002: US06466198 (322 worldwide citation)

System and method for view navigation and magnification of the display of hand-held devices in response to the orientation changes along only two axes of rotation as measured by sensors inside the devices. The view navigation system is engaged and controlled by a single hand which simultaneously pre ...


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Dale R Schulze, Rudolph H Nobis: Electrosurgical instrument with closing tube for conducting RF energy and moving jaws. Ethicon, October 15, 2002: US06464702 (309 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument useful in harvesting blood vessels such as veins and arteries. The instrument has a pair of jaws and a central cutting element displaceable distally and proximally to dissect tissue contained between the jaws. The instrument has offset electodes.


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Anthony J Baerlocher, Bayard S Webb: Gaming device with a bonus scheme having repeated selection of value sets with option to save values. IGT, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, October 15, 2002: US06464582 (286 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves a gaming device with a bonus scheme which includes a plurality of value sets and associated value set symbols. The gaming device enables the player to select a value set symbol. The player can accept an award associated with the value set symbol or instead, save one or ...


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Richard Humpleman, Dongyan Wang: Method and system for device to device command and control in a network. Samsung Electronics, Kenneth L Sherman, Jeffrey P Aiello, Sherman & Sherman, October 15, 2002: US06466971 (273 worldwide citation)

Method and system for command and control among a plurality of devices via a network by: connecting a first device to the network; connecting a second device to the network, where the second device stores application interface description data in a structured format for commanding and controlling th ...


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Christopher Gudeman: Method and apparatus for interferometric modulation of light. Silicon Light Machines, Haverstock & Owens, October 15, 2002: US06466354 (269 worldwide citation)

An interferometric light modulator includes a base and a ribbon suspended above the base. The ribbon has a central region and first and second conducting regions located outside of the central region. The ribbon includes a first mirror between the first and second conducting regions. The base includ ...



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