Gardner Steven H, Petranovich James E, Hardin C Thomas: Cellular communication system with multiple code rates. Pacific Communication Sciences, LAND John, March 27, 1997: WO/1997/011535 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for selecting an error correction code rate in a cellular radio system. Each base station broadcasts a power product value, PP, which is its transmit power, P¿BT?, multiplied by its desired receive power, P¿BR?. A mobile unit determines its appropriate transmit power, P¿MT?, b ...

Demos Gary E: Temporal and resolution layering in advanced television. Demografx, LAND John, August 7, 1997: WO/1997/028507 (4 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for image compression which demonstrably achieves better than 1000-line resolution image compression at high frame rates with high quality. An MPEG-2 data stream is then generated, comprising: (1) a base layer (100), preferably encoded using only MPEG-2 P frames, comprising a ...

Mcwilliams Mark D: Apparatus and method for limiting free-flow in an infusion system. Medication Delivery Devices, LAND John, September 12, 1997: WO/1997/032618 (1 worldwide citation)

A detachable apparatus for limiting the rate at which a fluid is supplied to a patient by a positive pressure infusion device. The apparatus includes a constrained flow segment (300), coupleable to the infusion device, for delivering fluid to the patient from the infusion device. When the apparatus ...

Smith Joseph C, Mcclean John A, Atherton Bruce C: Matching and ranking legal citations. International Compu Research, LAND John, April 3, 1997: WO/1997/012334 (1 worldwide citation)

For use in a system for retrieval of legal information by data processing systems, methods for matching a case identified in the parsing (210, 212) of a legal text within a database (15-16) of case references (16), and methods for ranking (316) the relevance of cases matching (216) a search query.

Macmillan Michael: Lumbosacral fixation and fusion method and device. University Of Florida, LAND John, May 13, 1993: WO/1993/008745 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for percutaneously fixing and fusing the lumbosacral joint and a guide device for accurate placement of instrumentation to effect the fixation or fusion. The inventive method comprises placement of pins along bony canals leading bilateral of the spine from the pelvis to the S1 pedicles and ...

Wang Zhengrong, Houle Paul Steven: Data compression using adaptive bit allocation and hybrid lossless entropy encoding. Johnson Grace Company, LAND John, September 25, 1997: WO/1997/035427

A method and apparatus for adaptive bit allocation and hybrid lossless entropy encoding. The system includes three components: (1) a transform stage, (2) a quantization stage, and (3) a lossless entropy coder stage. The transform stage (1) uses a wavelet transform algorithm. The quantization stage ( ...

Newman Allen: Optical female urethroscope. Vista Medical Technologies, LAND John, October 9, 1997: WO/1997/036536

A female urethroscope includes a detachable, disposable semi-flexible sheath (101) for insertion into a female's urethra. The sheath is provided with a plurality of channels (102, 104, 106). One of the channels (104) may receive an endoscope for optical examination of an operative site within the ur ...

Brandon Dalbert L: System and method for scheduling and processing image and sound data. America Online, LAND John, June 4, 1998: WO/1998/024032

A system and method for creating and processing a unified stream of data that includes both temporal and non-temporal data, preferably in a compressed format. A scheduler (602) takes temporal data (e.g. sound data) and non-temporal data (e.g. image data) and interleaves them together to form a unifi ...

Tumer Kagan, Ramanujam Nirmala, Richards Kortum Rebecca, Ghosh Joydeep: Spectroscopic detection of cervical pre-cancer using radial basis function networks. The University Of Texas System, LAND John, June 11, 1998: WO/1998/024369

This invention is an apparatus and methods for spectroscopic detection of tissue abnormality, particularly pre-cancerous cervical tissue, using neural networks (1000) to analyze $i(in vivo) measurements of fluorescence spectra. The invention excites fluorescence intensity spectra in both normal and ...

Sammon Thomas M Jr, Scurlock Bradley W: Consumer profiling system with analytic decision processor. America Online, LAND John, August 13, 1998: WO/1998/035297

A system which processes information to identify product choices within a product domain for a user, presents structured data concerning attributes of products in the product domain to the user in a readily understandable and efficient manner, allowing the user to make the best choice according to h ...