Steven A Weiss: Cashless gaming system: apparatus and method. Casino Data Systems, McAndrews Held & Malloy, January 28, 2003: US06511377 (236 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for cashless gaming wherein a player can access credits via a pin activated keypad located on the gaming machine. Real-time accounting allows the player to redeem credits and secure perquisites as a function of patronage.

Joseph M Jacobson, Paul Drzaic: Method and apparatus for sensing the state of an electrophoretic display. E Ink Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, January 28, 2003: US06512354 (230 worldwide citation)

A method for sensing the state of an electrophoretic display includes the steps of applying an electrical signal to a display element, measuring an electrical response for the display element, and deducing the state of the display element from the measured electrical response.

Patrick G Culhane: Method and apparatus for scoring the likelihood of a desired performance result. Fair Isaac and Company, Pillsbury Winthrop, January 28, 2003: US06513018 (219 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for generating a score predictive of the likelihood of a desired performance result for a selected receiver of that performance from a selected performer that includes memory means storing performance information of the selected performer for the selected receiver and storing m ...

Marc Mounir Rahme: Use of autonomic nervous system neurotransmitters inhibition and atrial parasympathetic fibers ablation for the treatment of atrial arrhythmias and to preserve drug effects. January 28, 2003: US06511500 (215 worldwide citation)

Atrial arrhythmias, a major contributor to cardiovascular morbidity, are believed to be influenced by autonomic nervous system tone. The main purpose of this invention was to highlight new findings that have emerged in the study of effects of autonomic nervous system tone on atrial arrhythmias, and ...

Scott J Brabec, Kenneth R Brennen, William Schindeldecker, James Strom: Subcutaneous spiral electrode for sensing electrical signals of the heart. Medtronic, Michael C Soldner, Girma Wolde Michael, January 28, 2003: US06512940 (208 worldwide citation)

An implantable pacemaker is provided with subcutaneous spiral electrodes for sensing electrical signals of the heart. Subcutaneous spirals or spiral electrodes are embedded individually into three or four recessed casings placed in a compliant surround that is attached to the perimeter of the implan ...

Nobuo Ogasawara: System and method for customer recognition using wireless identification and visual data transmission. Fujitsu, Christie Parker & Hale, January 28, 2003: US06513015 (204 worldwide citation)

An electronic shopping system, providing for customer recognition using wireless identification and visual data transmission to point-of-sale terminals and other terminal types located in a commercial establishment. A customer's visual image is taken as a customer enters the establishment and, ...

George M Church, Robi D Mitra: Replica amplification of nucleic acid arrays. President and Fellows of Harvard College, Banner & Witcoff, January 28, 2003: US06511803 (201 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are improved methods of making and using immobilized arrays of nucleic acids, particularly methods for producing replicas of such arrays. Included are methods for producing high density arrays of nucleic acids and replicas of such arrays, as well as methods for preserving the resolution of ...

Peretz Feder, Haim Ner, Girish Rai: Point-to-point protocol encapsulation in ethernet frame. Lucent Technologies, Morgan & Finnegan, January 28, 2003: US06512754 (198 worldwide citation)

A wireless data network which provides communications with a Point-to-Point Protocol server is disclosed. The network includes a home network that includes a home mobile switching center, a wireless modem and one or more end system. The wireless modem and the end systems are connected together via a ...

John M Swoyer, Martin T Gerber: Percutaneous medical probe and flexible guide wire. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Eric R Waldkoetter, Thomas F Woods, January 28, 2003: US06512958 (197 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument for obtaining access to a site within the body directly inserted through the skin or through an incision in the skin to enable introduction of further medical instruments to the percutaneously accessed site or from the percutaneously accessed site to a more remote site in the bo ...

Luc Julia, Dimitris Voutsas, Adam Cheyer: Accessing network-based electronic information through scripted online interfaces using spoken input. SRI International, Kin Wah Tong Esq, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, January 28, 2003: US06513063 (194 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and article of manufacture are provided for navigating an electronic data source that has a scripted online interface by means of spoken input. When a spoken request is received from a user, it is interpreted. A navigation query is constructed based on the interpretation of the spe ...