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Jason M Cohen: Video communications system having a remotely controlled central source of video and audio data. Michael I Kroll, August 14, 1990: US04949187 (859 worldwide citation)

A video communications system is provided that makes it possible for home viewers to download a movie in digital format from a large archive library, store the digital movie file locally, and view the movie at any convenient time. The system may limit access to particular movies and provides an acco ...


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John S Ogle: Method and apparatus for producing magnetically-coupled planar plasma. LAM Research Corporation, Townsend and Townsend, August 14, 1990: US04948458 (378 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for producing a planar plasma in a low pressure process gas includes a chamber and an external planar coil. Radiofrequency resonant current is induced in the planar coil which in turn produces a planar magnetic field within the exclosure. The magnetic field causes circulating flux of el ...


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James P Suttle, Daniel A Jones: Electronic poker game. Caribbean Stud Enterprises, Quirk Tratos & Roethel, August 14, 1990: US04948134 (317 worldwide citation)

An electronic device is used to play a card game in which a player and a dealer are each dealt five cards. If the dealer has a poker hand having a value less than an Ace-King combination or better, the player automatically wins. If the dealer has a poker hand having a value of an Ace-King combinatio ...


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Eric A Thomson, Stanley M Josephson: Financial data processing system. Remittance Technology Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, August 14, 1990: US04948174 (295 worldwide citation)

There are disclosed herein methods and systems for affecting the accounting functions of debiting and crediting a bank's account records, a payer's bank account records and a corporation's accounts receivable records with their customers's payments, and are based upon the combination of data from tw ...


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Marshall A Caro: System for shared remote access of multiple application programs executing in one or more computers. Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, August 14, 1990: US04949248 (264 worldwide citation)

A local-area-network based system for shared remote access or control of application programs in one or more computers by one or more other computers is provided having particular utility for trading rooms of securities firms, wherein each operator position is permitted the capability to access any ...


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David R Humble: Coupon validation network with storage of customer coupon data for credit on future purchases. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, August 14, 1990: US04949256 (260 worldwide citation)

A coupon validation network is disclosed for automatically processing product coupons which are presented for redemption by customers. The coupon validation network includes: a central control systems storing at least two database master files, a first file for all redeemable encoded coupons issued ...


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Jerry L Ruth: Single-stranded labelled oligonucleotides, reactive monomers and methods of synthesis. Syngene, Pretty Schroeder Brueggemann & Clark, August 14, 1990: US04948882 (238 worldwide citation)

Substantially pure single-stranded oligonucleotides having a preselected sequence of not more than about 200 nucleotides, at least one of which is at a preselected position in the sequence and includes a base with a covalently attached linker arm containing or capable of binding at least one reporte ...


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John P Desmond, Thomas P Flynn, Thomas D Gaffney, James P Campbell, Parick J Lawlor, John J McCormack, Molyneux Keith W: Vehicle rearview mirror assembly. Donnelly Mirrors, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, August 14, 1990: US04948242 (230 worldwide citation)

A day/night vehicle rearview mirror assembly comprises a casing carrying a prismatic mirror, the casing being pivotally mounted on a mounting plate. Preferably, the casing and mirror are driven between a full reflectance position and partial reflectance position by a rack and pinion assembly having ...


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Johnny L Brooks, Donald L Roberts, Jerry S Simmons: Flavor delivery articles utilizing electrical energy. R J Reynolds Tobacco Company, August 14, 1990: US04947875 (204 worldwide citation)

Flavor delivery articles employ an electrical resistance heating element and an electrical power source to provide a flavored aerosol. The articles advantageously comprise a disposable portion and a reusable controller. The disposable portion normally includes a flavor substance and an air permeable ...


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Robert S Hillman, Michael E Cobb, Jimmy D Allen, Ian Gibbons, Vladimir E Ostoich, Laura J Winfrey: Capillary flow device. Biotrack, Richard L Neeley, August 14, 1990: US04948961 (181 worldwide citation)

Novel methods and devices are provided involving at least one chamber, at least one capillary, and at least one reagent involved in a system providing for a detectable signal. As appropriate, the devices provide for measuring a sample, mixing the sample with reagents, defining a flow path, and readi ...



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