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Yale Robert Brown, Matthew Brown Walker: On-line interactive system and method for providing content and advertising information to a targeted set of viewers. 24 7 Media, Beall Law Offices, February 15, 2000: US06026368 (622 worldwide citation)

Prioritized queues of advertising and content data are generated by a queue builder and sent to an on-line queue manager. A computer mediated communications network provides content and subscriber data to the queue builder and receives content segment play lists from the on-line queue manager. An ex ...


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Masakatsu Mori, Masahiro Ogura, Masahiro Takeshima, Kenji Arai: Automatic auction method. Hitachi, Beall Law Offices, March 28, 2000: US06044363 (283 worldwide citation)

In automatic auction method which makes it unnecessary for bidders to stay before auction terminals at the time of auction and which makes possible auction transactions on an open network on which it is difficult to assure the on-line and real time properties, a plurality of auction ordering informa ...


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Kinya Inoue, Mitsuharu Iwasaki, Yasuhiro Niwa, Motoharu Ishigaki: Small current detector circuit and locator device using the same. Rohm, Alps Electric, Beall Law Offices, June 13, 2000: US06075520 (187 worldwide citation)

The improved small current detector circuit and locator device each include a first and a second capacitor, a pulse drive circuit which drives one terminal of each capacitor by a pulse signal and charges and discharges the capacitors in synchronism with the rise and fall of the applied pulse so as t ...


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Katsunori Nakamura, Akira Kurano, Yoshiro Shiroyanagi, Shigeru Kishiro: Error recovery method and apparatus. Hitachi, Beall Law Offices, August 18, 1987: US04688221 (160 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an error recovery apparatus and method for a data processing system having (1) a peripheral unit, for instance, a magnetic disc unit, for storing data in a plurality of blocks each having a unique address, (2) a main memory for storing data read from the peripheral units, and (3) ...


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Gunji Tsukuda: Delivery managing system. Hitachi, Beall Law Offices, July 4, 2000: US06085170 (141 worldwide citation)

A delivery managing system for managing delivery of goods from a distribution center through an agent to a receiver is disclosed. A client provides at least schedule information of the receiver. A distribution server provides at least delivery schedule information and manages delivery of the goods. ...


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Norio Ishitsuka, Hideo Miura, Shuji Ikeda, Yasuko Yoshida, Norio Suzuki, Masayuki Kojima, Kota Funayama: Method for manufacturing semiconductor device. Hitachi, Beall Law Offices, July 18, 2000: US06090684 (139 worldwide citation)

A shallow groove isolation structure (SGI) electrically insulates adjoining transistors on a semiconductor substrate. A pad oxide film is formed on the semiconductor substrate and an oxidation inhibition film is formed on the pad oxide film. Parts of the oxide inhibition film and pad oxide film are ...


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Yuichiro Nakaya: Video coder with global motion compensation. Hitachi, Beall Law Offices, December 28, 1999: US06008852 (120 worldwide citation)

A method of simplifying the arithmetic operation in a global motion compensation process approximates the motion vector field of the whole image without using many parameters. Motion vectors in the global motion compensation are found by the interpolation and/or extrapolation of the motion vectors o ...


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Masashi Tsuchida, Yukio Nakano, Nobuo Kawamura, Kazuyoshi Negishi, Shunichi Torii: System and method for implementing parallel operations in a database management system. Hitachi, Beall Law Offices, February 15, 2000: US06026394 (105 worldwide citation)

A database management system for executing database operations in parallel by a plurality of nodes and a query processing method are described. The database management system contains a decision management node for deciding a distribution node for retrieving information so as to analyze a query rece ...


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Shigeru Matsuzawa, Yoshihiro Takiyasu: Retrieval method and system of multimedia database. Hitachi, Beall Law Offices, July 4, 2000: US06085185 (103 worldwide citation)

A multimedia database system effectively retrieves the contents in an optional storage position of an optional medium among a large amount of video and audio media. When a user puts an annotation to a specific range of a medium, the system registers an annotation object comprising the object ID of t ...


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Tadashi Ohishi, Masaaki Hanawa, Susumu Kai, Hiroshi Mitsumaki, Hideyuki Yanami: Sample analysis system. Hitachi, Beall Law Offices, February 1, 2000: US06019945 (86 worldwide citation)

A sample analysis system includes blood serum analysis units, blood plasma analysis units and urine analysis units which are arranged along a main conveyor line. The width size of each analysis unit on the side along the main conveyor line is the same. Each analysis unit can be removed integral with ...