David Domnitz: Apparatus and method for delivering information to an individual based on location and/or time. John C Smith, June 28, 2005: US06912398 (406 worldwide citation)

A time/location information delivery system that provides focused advertising and/or other information to individuals based on the time and their location. A wireless identification device is carried by an individual and can be read from or written to when the individual passes by interrogators in a ...

Gregory D Linden, Brent R Smith, Nida K Zada: Use of product viewing histories of users to identify related products. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 28, 2005: US06912505 (377 worldwide citation)

Various methods are disclosed for monitoring user browsing activities that indicate user interests in particular products or other items, and for using such information to identify items that are related to one another. In one embodiment, relationships between products within an online catalog are d ...

Kimberly A Anderson, Brian P Watschke, Georges Mellier, Johann J Neisz: Transobturator surgical articles and methods. AMS Research Corporation, Faegre & Benson, June 28, 2005: US06911003 (291 worldwide citation)

Surgical articles, implants and components suitable for a transobturator surgical procedure are described.

Wen Jian Lin, Hsiung Kuang Tsai: Optical interference color display and optical interference modulator. Prime View International, Jianq Chyun IP Office, June 28, 2005: US06912022 (257 worldwide citation)

An optical interference color display is provided. The optical interference color display comprises a color filtering substrate, a patterned support layer, a plurality of first electrodes, a plurality of optical films and a plurality of second electrodes. The patterned support layer and the first el ...

Henri de Guillebon, Emmanuel Manetakis: Medical clip applying device. Microline Pentax, Greenblum & Bernstein, June 28, 2005: US06911033 (251 worldwide citation)

A medical clip applying device for crimping a clip onto a mammalian tissue. The clip applying device comprises a handle grip assembly having a handle and a pivotable trigger arranged onto the handle grip assembly. An elongated cartridge support channel is arranged onto a distal end of the handle gri ...

Vamsee K Pamula, Michael G Pollack, Philip Y Paik, Hong Ren, Richard B Fair: Apparatus for manipulating droplets by electrowetting-based techniques. Duke University, Jenkins Wilson & Taylor P A, June 28, 2005: US06911132 (225 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for manipulating droplets. The apparatus is a single-sided electrode design in which all conductive elements are contained on one surface on which droplets are manipulated. An additional surface can be provided parallel with the first surface for the purpose of containing th ...

John Acres: Selective indication of a bonus at a gaming device with player input. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Merger Johnson & McCollom P C, June 28, 2005: US06910964 (223 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling a bonusing promotion system using a bonus server interconnected to a plurality of gaming devices is described. A percentage of a wager played on each gaming device is accumulated into a bonus pool stored on the bonus server. The bonus pool is compared to a thre ...

Stephen Quake, Wayne Volkmuth, Marc Unger: Methods and apparatus for analyzing polynucleotide sequences. California Institute of Technology, Proskauer Rose, June 28, 2005: US06911345 (222 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus for analyzing the sequences of polynucleotides. The apparatus comprises (a) flow cell which has at least one microfabricated multilayer elastomeric synthesis channel; and (b) an inlet port and an outlet port. The inlet port and outlet ports are in fluid co ...

Barry Appelman, Larry L Lu, Alisa Clemmons, Peter Weck: System for instant messaging the sender and recipients of an e-mail message. America Online, Fish & Richardson P C, June 28, 2005: US06912564 (217 worldwide citation)

Systems and techniques for transferring electronic data between users of a communications system include a host system structured and arranged to receive and deliver messages of various types between users of the communications system. The host system includes an instant messaging network; a mail ga ...

Keith Myers, Christine Nguyen: Prosthetic heart value. 3F Therapeutics, Jones Day, June 28, 2005: US06911043 (216 worldwide citation)

A tubular prosthetic semilunar or atrioventricular heart valve is formed by cutting flat, flexible leaflets according to a pattern. The valve is constructed by aligning the side edges of adjacent leaflets so that the leaflet inner faces engage each other, and then suturing the leaflets together with ...