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Paul McAvinney: Method and apparatus for isolating and manipulating graphic objects on computer video monitor. Sensor Frame Incorporated, Arnold B Silverman, May 24, 1988: US04746770 (300 worldwide citation)

A method of selection and/or manipulating graphic objects such as may appear on a computer video monitor is provided as is associated apparatus. A frame member cooperates with a plurality of optical sensors and a plurality of light occluding objects which tend to obstruct a portion of the light norm ...


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James L Taaffe: Software security method and systems. Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, May 24, 1988: US04747139 (274 worldwide citation)

Encrypted digital information in a data processing system is decrypted using a key which is a word sequence. The key is generated in a hardware module which is a single chip microprocessor. Individual words of the key word sequence generated by the module are generated as a function of a plurality o ...


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Patrick Brickley, Larry Gonier, James Dewey, Karl H Pohl: Wire distribution apparatus. ADC Telecommunications, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, May 24, 1988: US04747020 (231 worldwide citation)

A wire distribution apparatus is disclosed having a frame member with walls defining a vertical open face chamber. A plurality of termination modules are secured to the frame in side-by-side relation. Each of the modules includes a pair of opposing panels having one end pivotally mounted to the fram ...


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Gary L Engel, Paul J Georgeson, Douglas R Mueller, John M Quernemoen, Bruce C Todd: Automatic power control system which automatically activates and deactivates power to selected peripheral devices based upon system requirement. Unisys Corporation, Charles A Johnson, Lawrence J Marhoefer, May 24, 1988: US04747041 (231 worldwide citation)

A selective, non-manual power controller provides the selective, non-manual power control of various components of a data processing equipment from and reports the power status of such components to a central location. As opposed to pass power controllers which were limited to powering on or off all ...


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Shinji Nomura: High frequency coaxial connector. Taisho Electric Industrial, Jordan & Hamburg, May 24, 1988: US04746305 (212 worldwide citation)

A high frequency coaxial connector having a bayonet-tight insertion arrangement for use in a high frequency coaxial circuit, is constructed with an outer installation and an inner installation. The outer installation comprises an external locking sleeve, an internal contact sleeve, a cylindrical ins ...


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William R Holland: Electronic surveillance and identification. May 24, 1988: US04746830 (184 worldwide citation)

An electronic article surveillance and identification system employing a transceiver (10,11) for broadcasting an interrogation signal into a zone to track the location and movement therein of inventory, merchandise, vehicles, animals, people and objects carrying passive (unpowered) transponder tags ...


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Andrew Heilveil, Jerry R VanAken, Karl M Guttag, Donald J Redwine, Raymond Pinkham, Mark F Novak: Video display system using memory with parallel and serial access employing serial shift registers selected by column address. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Rodney M Anderson, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, May 24, 1988: US04747081 (163 worldwide citation)

In a video-type computer system and the like, an improved memory circuit is provided for adapting the system to CRT screens having different resolutions. The memory circuit includes a bit-mapped RAM unit or chip having sufficient cells to accommodate any CRT screen sought to be used, and also a shif ...


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Vernon L Goodwin: Patient support structure. SSI Medical Services, Dority & Manning, May 24, 1988: US04745647 (160 worldwide citation)

An improved patient support structure comprises an articulatable frame, a plurality of elongated inflatable sacks, a low pressure compressed air blower and a plurality of pipes for carrying gas from the blower to the sacks. The sacks rest atop a neoprene membrane which covers a planar upper surface ...


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John E Burbank III: Hinge clamp for securing a sensor module on a power transmission line. Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Lalos & Keegan, May 24, 1988: US04746241 (155 worldwide citation)

Self contained radio transmitting state estimator modules are mounted on power conductors on both sides of power transformers in electrical substations and on power conductors at various places along electrical transmission lines. They are electrically isolated from ground and all other conductors. ...


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Jen Lie Ho: Resource allocation in distributed control systems. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, Werner Ulrich, May 24, 1988: US04747130 (151 worldwide citation)

In a distributed processing telecommunication switching system comprising a plurality of switching modules, the individual modules control substantially all telephone call control processing actions, including the selection of an available port of a multiport hunt group, without requiring the assist ...