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James Russo: Stored program pay-per-play. Smart VCR Partnership, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, April 8, 1997: US05619247 (656 worldwide citation)

A stored program pay-per-play system includes a high-capacity storage medium facilitating compilation of video, audio or other programs at a subscriber's site. While the recording of such programs may take place at any time preceding playback, billing occurs only when, and if, the subscriber chooses ...


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James Russo, Michael R Levine: Video time-shifting apparatus. Gemstar Development Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, December 23, 1997: US05701383 (422 worldwide citation)

A video time-shifting system characterized in having a continuous recording track accessed by separate, asychronous read and write facilities enables playback of a video program to commence from any point in the program while continuing to be recorded in real time, thus providing VCR-like program co ...


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Charles J Jacobus, Alan J Riggs, Mark J Taylor: Force feedback system. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, May 13, 1997: US05629594 (328 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing a tactile virtual reality to a user is present. The position and orientation of the user is utilized to generate a virtual reality force field. Forces are in turn generated on the user as a function of this force field. A six-axis manipulator is presented for provid ...


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Charles J Jacobus, Jennifer Lynn Griffin: Method and system for simulating medical procedures including virtual reality and control method and system for use therein. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson&Citkowski, June 23, 1998: US05769640 (313 worldwide citation)

A method and system for simulating medical procedures is presented. During an actual medical procedure, the actions of a medical instrument are measured and recorded. These actions are generated on a member representative of the medical instrument to simulate the actual medical procedure. Forces act ...


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Thomas M Krikorian: Continuous play background music system. Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski P C, March 10, 1998: US05726909 (296 worldwide citation)

A continuous play broadcast system having a central computer with a master digital storage drive(s) containing a plurality of digitized files which represent a master library of musical selections and announcements. A plurality of end user computers are in communication with the central computer and ...


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Michael R Levine: System for unattended recording of video programs by remote control code transmitter module which receives user selections from a personal computer. Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski PC, November 25, 1997: US05692214 (284 worldwide citation)

A personal computer is used to assist in the selection of television programs to be recorded at future times and to control a video tape recorder to implement the selected recordings. An application program allows the computer to receive data representing a schedule of future programs. The operator ...


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Michael R Levine: Schedule display system for video recorder programming. Smart VCR Partnership, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski P C, October 22, 1996: US05568272 (280 worldwide citation)

A system for programming the automatic operation of a video recorder over an extended time period uses an associated television receiver as a display device for alphanumeric messages to the operator to provide a self-explanatory, interactive programming routine. The video recorder system includes a ...


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Michael R Levine: Schedule display system for video recorder programming. Smart VCR Partnership, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, April 16, 1996: US05508815 (263 worldwide citation)

A system for programming the automatic operation of a video recorder over an extended time period uses an associated television receiver as a display device for alphanumeric messages to the operator to provide a self-explanatory, interactive programming routine. The video recorder system includes a ...


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Kinya Washino, Barry H Schwab: Video monitoring and conferencing system. Kinywa Washino, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, April 29, 1997: US05625410 (252 worldwide citation)

A PC-based system for monitoring and storing representative images from video cameras may be utilized for security or other monitoring applications. Camera inputs from digital or analog sources are individually and independently digitized and displayed at a first set of image sizes, sampling rates, ...


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Michael J Pelletier: Fiber optic probe with integral optical filtering. Kaiser Optical Systems, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, January 19, 1999: US05862273 (239 worldwide citation)

Laser band-pass filter and/or band-reject filters are located at the end of an optical measurement probe by placing an appropriate Bragg grating proximate to the tip, and within, one or both of the optical fibers that make up the probehead. Thus, where an optical fiber is used to carry excitation en ...