Harald Philipp: Charge transfer capacitance measurement circuit. David Kiewit, October 15, 2002: US06466036 (456 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 ...

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 (444 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 ...

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 (409 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 ...

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 (380 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 ...

Dale R Schulze, Rudolph H Nobis: Electrosurgical instrument with closing tube for conducting RF energy and moving jaws. Ethicon, October 15, 2002: US06464702 (349 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.

Robert S Cooper, Jeff F McElroy, Walter Rolandi, Derek Sanders, Richard M Ulmer: Personal virtual assistant with semantic tagging. Avaya Technology, Brian K Dinicola, October 15, 2002: US06466654 (348 worldwide citation)

A computer based method for performing a command via a voice user interface on a subset of objects. The subset is selected from a set of objects, each having an object type. At least one taggable field is associated with the object type and has a corresponding value. The set of objects is stored in ...


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 (311 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 ...