David D Cunningham, Timothy P Henning, Eric B Shain, Douglas F Young, Andrew J Muetterties, Thomas G Schapira, Geoffrey R Chambers, Graham J Hughes, Jared L Watkin, Gary F Prokop, Joshua P Goldfarb: Method and apparatus for obtaining blood for diagnostic tests. Abbott Laboratories, David L Weinstein, October 23, 2001: US06306104 (530 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for obtaining a sample of blood from a patient for subsequent diagnostic tests, e.g., glucose monitoring. In one aspect of the invention, the method comprises the steps of:

Mario C Goertzel, Susi E Strom, Praerit Garg, Bharat Shah: Method and system of security location discrimination. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, October 23, 2001: US06308273 (419 worldwide citation)

An improved computer network security system and method wherein access to network resources is based on information that includes the location of the connecting user. In general, the less trusted the location of the user, the more the access rights assigned to the user are restricted. A discriminati ...

Nigel Mark Goble, Colin Charles Owen Goble: Electrosurgical generator and system. Gyrus Medical, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, October 23, 2001: US06306134 (411 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical system including an electrode assembly having two electrodes for use immersed in an electrically conductive fluid has a generator with control circuitry for rapidly reducing the delivered radio frequency output power by at least 50% within at most a few cycles of the peak radio fr ...


Kenneth Allan Perrie, Olaf Vancura: Poker dice casino game method of play. Mikohn Gaming Corporation, Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney P C, October 23, 2001: US06305686 (366 worldwide citation)

A method for playing a stand-alone and a bonus casino poker dice having X dice, each of the X dice having F faces with a different symbol thereon so as to form a set {S} of symbols on each of the X dice. The method of the present invention includes the steps of placing a wager; rolling the ...

Edward P Flinchem, Dale Grover, Cheryl Grunbock, Martin T King, Clifford A Kushler: Reduced keyboard disambiguating system. Tegic Communications, Christensen O&apos Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, October 23, 2001: US06307548 (333 worldwide citation)

A reduced keyboard disambiguating system. The keyboard has twelve to sixteen keys, nine of them labeled with numerous letters and other symbols, and those nine plus one more are associated each with one of the ten digits. Textual entry keystrokes are ambiguous. The user strikes a delimiting “Select” ...

James E Jervis: Medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements. Medtronic, Sheldon & Mak, October 23, 2001: US06306141 (332 worldwide citation)

Medical devices which are currently proposed to use elements made from shape memory alloys may be improved by the use of stress-induced martensite alloy elements instead. The use of stress-induced martensite decreases the temperature sensitivity of the devices, thereby making them easier to install ...

Jeffrey C Felt, Mark A Rydell, Richard J Zdrahala, Alexander Arsenyev: Biomaterial system for in situ tissue repair. Advanced Bio Surfaces, Fredrikson & Byron P A, October 23, 2001: US06306177 (301 worldwide citation)

A method, and related composition and apparatus for repairing a tissue site. The method involves the use of a curable polyurethane biomaterial composition having a plurality of parts adapted to be mixed at the time of use in order to provide a flowable composition and to initiate cure. The flowable ...

Richard J Whitbourne: Bonding layers for medical device surface coatings. STS Biopolymers, Michael A Gollin, Venable, October 23, 2001: US06306176 (292 worldwide citation)

The medical device is coated with a thin coherent bond coat of acrylics, epoxies, acetals, ethylene copolymers, vinyl polymers containing hydroxyl, amine, carboxyl, amide or other reactive groups, and copolymers thereof. Outer layers may be applied and remain adherent to the substrate in water for a ...

Ofer Sneh, Carl J Galewski: Apparatus and concept for minimizing parasitic chemical vapor deposition during atomic layer deposition. Genvs, Donald R Boys, Central Coast Patent Agency, October 23, 2001: US06305314 (288 worldwide citation)

A new method and apparatus for avoiding contamination of films deposited in layered depositions, such as Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and other sequential chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes, is taught, wherein CVD-deposited contamination of ALD films is prevented by use of a pre-reaction cha ...

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