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Scott N Christensen, David D Ingwersen: Electric couponing method and apparatus. SellectSoft L C, Robert Platt Bell & Associates P C, January 20, 1998: US05710886 (680 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for distributing, generating, and redeeming discount coupons, rebate or gift certificates or the like tracks each coupon using a consumer ID number printed on the coupon. Coupons may be distributed electronically, for example, in the form of a diskette or CD-ROM software. Soft ...


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Scott N Christensen: Electronic discount couponing method and apparatus for generating an electronic list of coupons. Robert Platt Bell & Associates P C, March 7, 2000: US06035280 (306 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for distributing, generating, and redeeming discount Virtual Coupons.TM., rebate or gift certificates or the like which may be used on conjunction with a frequency card program or the like. Virtual Coupons.TM. may be distributed electronically, for example, in the form of a di ...


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Alex Chliwnyj, Tanya D Chliwnyj: Microprocessor based simulated electronic flame. Robert Platt Bell & Associates P C, July 20, 1999: US05924784 (295 worldwide citation)

Electronic lighting devices that simulate a realistic flame are disclosed. The preferred embodiment has a plurality of lighting elements in a plurality of colors which are modulated in intensity by a control circuit with a stored program. The control program includes stored amplitude waveforms for t ...


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Mark A Rosenau, Daryl Sartain, Daniel T Daum, Jeffrey G Ort: Method and apparatus for audio and video synchronizing in MPEG playback systems. Cirrus Logic, Robert Platt Bell & Associates P C, January 28, 1997: US05598352 (114 worldwide citation)

A multimedia system including an audio/video decoder/decompresser for decoding/decompressing a compressed encoded audio/video data stream to generate video images for display and audio signals for audible reproduction. The multimedia system includes an integrated system and video decoder with an aud ...


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Daniel Daum: Auto latency correction method and apparatus for MPEG playback system. Cirrus Logic, Robert Platt Bell & Associates P C, January 21, 1997: US05596420 (83 worldwide citation)

A multimedia system including an audio/video decoder/decompresser for decoding/decompressing a compressed encoded audio/video data stream to generate video images for display and audio signals for audible reproduction. The multimedia system includes an integrated system and video decoder with an aud ...


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Gert Andersson: Monocrystalline accelerometer and angular rate sensor and methods for making and using same. Robert Platt Bell & Associates P C, March 3, 1998: US05723790 (68 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor device for measuring force components, acceleration, and/or angular rate, formed from a single crystal (monocrystalline semiconductor substrate) comprises at least one cantilever beam inclined to the main surface of the monocrystalline material of the monocrystalline semiconductor su ...


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Keith Uhlin: Animated texture map apparatus and method for 3-D image displays. Cirrus Logic, Robert Platt Bell & Associates P C, May 13, 1997: US05630043 (56 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for generating 3-D images utilizes an MPEG decoder to decode/decompress animated texture maps into a half-frame buffer. The MPEG decoder may act as a PCI bus master to assert control of the host system bus to the exclusion of all other system devices to transfer animated textu ...


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Rory G Hogan: Talking toothbrush holder. Robert Platt Bell & Associates P C, January 26, 1999: US05864288 (49 worldwide citation)

A tooth brush holder adapted to contain at least one tooth brush is provided with a switch and circuitry such that when the tooth brush is removed from the holder a sound producing device is actuated which device can continue to produce sound for at least a predetermined time. In one preferred form ...


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Youichi Akasaka, Ryuichi Sugizaki, Atsushi Umeda, Kunio Kokura: Dispersion compensating optical fiber for wavelength multiplex transmission and method using same. Furukawa Electric, Robert Platt Bell & Associates P C, October 22, 1996: US05568583 (43 worldwide citation)

The present invention is intended to provide a dispersion compensating optical fiber for wavelength division multiplex optical communication. A refractive index distribution of the dispersion compensating optical fiber is set to be W-shaped, an outside of a core is formed as an internal clad layer a ...


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Vlad Bril, Alexander Eglit, Sagar W Kenkare: Memory bandwidth optimization. Cirrus Logic, Robert Platt Bell & Associates P C, March 11, 1997: US05611041 (34 worldwide citation)

A memory controller, particularly for use in a video controller, is provided which reduces the effect of page misses during memory access. A video port FIFO is provided for buffering data from a video port to a display memory. A CRT FIFO is provided for buffering data from a display memory to a disp ...