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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 (298 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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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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Patrick Brickley, Larry Gonier, James Dewey, Karl H Pohl: Wire distribution apparatus. ADC Telecommunications, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, May 24, 1988: US04747020 (224 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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Shinji Nomura: High frequency coaxial connector. Taisho Electric Industrial, Jordan & Hamburg, May 24, 1988: US04746305 (210 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 (183 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 (162 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 (159 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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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 ...


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Malcolm K Sparrow: Fingerprint recognition and retrieval system. Jim Zegeer, May 24, 1988: US04747147 (147 worldwide citation)

Fingerprints are scanned by a scanning system (13). Topological systems for coding and comparing fingerprints are described, including a system for recording a description of fingerprints. In a preferred embodiment, a central point of the fingerprint is selected as a center of rotating scan line. Th ...