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William E Beller, Ynjiun P Wang: Bar code dataform scanning and labeling apparatus and method. Metanetics Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, February 11, 1997: US05602377 (427 worldwide citation)

A bar code scanning and labeling apparatus for scanning and decoding a bar code associated with a product and generating a two dimensional bar code dataform incorporating selected data including at least a portion of the decoded, product related data from the product's bar code and additional data r ...


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Roberto Diaz: Wound closure with plug. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, November 25, 1997: US05690674 (285 worldwide citation)

An elastic, biodegradable plug has a proximal retainer and a distal retainer coupled by a waist. The plug may be positioned to straddle a wound in a blood vessel wall of a patient and therefore close the wound to stop bleeding through the wound. To position the plug in the wound, an operator may ins ...


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Chen Feng: Portable data collection device including color imaging dataform reader assembly. Metanetics Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, May 16, 2000: US06062475 (259 worldwide citation)

A portable data collection device providing for dataform decoding and color imaging. An imaging assembly is provided that includes a board camera having black and white circuitry and generates a composite video signal representing an image of a target area of the imaging assembly when actuated. The ...


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Thomas E Pickett: Transaction security method and apparatus. Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, January 4, 2000: US06012144 (257 worldwide citation)

A method for performing secure transactions, such as credit card purchases, using two or more non-secure networks (such as the Internet and the public telephone system) in such a way that security is insured. A person wishing to initiate a secure transaction sends a message over one of the non-secur ...


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Chen Feng: Portable data collection device with variable focusing module for optic assembly. Metanetics Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, January 30, 2001: US06179208 (252 worldwide citation)

A portable data collection device including an imaging assembly including a two dimensional (2D) photosensor array. The imaging assembly is selectively actuatable with a first trigger for reading a target dataform in the imaging assembly's target area and actuatable with a second trigger for ca ...


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Jianhua Xu: Portable data collection device having optical character recognition. Metanetics Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, December 14, 1999: US06000612 (215 worldwide citation)

A portable data collection device providing for optical character recognition. A housing defines an internal region and includes a user handle that allows a user to position the housing relative to an indicia carrying target. An imaging assembly includes a two dimensional imaging array supported wit ...


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Surajit Chaudhuri, Vivek Narasayya: What-if index analysis utility for database systems. Microsoft Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, April 24, 2001: US06223171 (171 worldwide citation)

What-if index analysis utility provides the ability to analyze the performance of the existing configuration of a database system with respect to one or more workloads of queries and to propose a hypothetical configuration for the database system to analyze its potential impact on the performance of ...


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Alan Cook: Electrical signal supply with separate voltage and current control for an electrical load. Skop, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, January 12, 1999: US05859527 (159 worldwide citation)

An electrical signal supply apparatus independently controls and regulates voltage and current in supplying microampere currents to skin tissue of patients. The apparatus enables operators to select a desired voltage level independent of the requirement to maintain current through the skin tissue at ...


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Paul B Ju, Ynjiun P Wang: Portable data collection device with color imaging assembly. Metanetics Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, February 3, 1998: US05714745 (152 worldwide citation)

A portable data collection device includes an imaging assembly including a two dimensional (2D) photosensor array overlied by a RGB color filter. The imaging assembly is selectively actuatable with a first trigger for reading a dataform in the imaging assembly's target area and actuatable with a sec ...


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Usama Fayyad, Kristin P Bennett, Dan Geiger: Density-based indexing method for efficient execution of high dimensional nearest-neighbor queries on large databases. Microsoft Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co A, July 17, 2001: US06263334 (151 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for efficiently performing nearest neighbor queries on a database of records wherein each record has a large number of attributes by automatically extracting a multidimensional index from the data. The method is based on first obtaining a statistical model of the content of the ...



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