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Victor H Shear: Database usage metering and protection system and method. Electronic Publishing Resources, Nixon & Vanderhye, September 17, 1991: US05050213 (680 worldwide citation)

A "return on investment" digital database usage metering, billing, and security system includes a hardware device which is plugged into a computer system bus (or into a serial or other functionally adequate connector) and a software program system resident in the hardware device. One or more data ba ...


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Roger Phillips, Geoffery McGarraugh, Frank Jurik, Ray Underwood: Automated initiation of timing of reflectance readings. Lifescan, Richard L Neeley, September 17, 1991: US05049487 (495 worldwide citation)

A method for determining the presence of an analyte in a fluid is described along with various components of an apparatus specifically designed to carry out the method. The method involves taking a reflectance reading from one surface of an inert porous matrix impregnated with a reagent that will in ...


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Alan R Arthur, Robert R Beeson: Printhead having memory element. Hewlett Packard Company, September 17, 1991: US05049898 (376 worldwide citation)

A disposable printing assembly includes a memory element in which data characterizing the assembly can be stored. This data can characterize the identity of the assembly, or one or more of its operational characteristics. Such operational characteristics for an illustrative ink jet printhead assembl ...


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Maureen A Shaffer, James E Leone: Balloon catheter for delivering therapeutic agents. Cordis Corporation, Gerstman & Ellis, September 17, 1991: US05049132 (367 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter comprises a catheter shaft which typically defines a first inflation lumen and a first, inflatable balloon mounted on the shaft in communication with the first inflation lumen. By this invention a second inflation lumen is typically provided, spaced from the first lumen and define ...


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Steward M Lamle: Apparatus for detecting a series of game outcomes. September 17, 1991: US05048833 (235 worldwide citation)

A progressive jackpot is awarded in the event that the outcome of an actual series of games is the same as the outcome of a hypothetical series of games. The hypothetical game outputs are determined by a random number generator and a plurality of jackpots of differing values may be won depending on ...


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George H Rovin: IC card system with removable IC modules. LaValle D Ptak, September 17, 1991: US05049728 (228 worldwide citation)

An IC card is disclosed having expanded on line utilization. The card includes a standard fixed microprocessor embedded in the plastic with exposed terminals for electrical interconnection with a standard card reader. The card, however, is modified by providing parallel data and control line bus con ...


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Naomi L Nakao, Peter J Wilk: Endoscopic stapling device and method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, September 17, 1991: US05049153 (223 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument comprises an elongate flexible forceps member having a diameter sufficiently small so that the forceps member is slidably insertable into a biopsy channel extending longitudinally through a flexible tubular endscope member, the forceps member being provided at a distal end with ...


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Paul A Robins, Paul D Alvik, Christopher S Helgeson, Michael R Gannon, William A Bishop, Sandra L Mumaw, Karen L Forkish, Seck Eng Tan, Tim O Radzykewycz, Roland Dupont: Communications network state and topology monitor. Network Equipment Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, September 17, 1991: US05049873 (222 worldwide citation)

A system gathers and displays information concerning status of a communications network without overloading the communications channels in the network. The monitoring system includes a monitor node, including an operator input interface. The monitor node is coupled to a first switching node in the d ...


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Robert T Mintus, John C Paine: Charging system for a vehicle. Caterpillar Industrial, David M Masterson, September 17, 1991: US05049802 (221 worldwide citation)

Automated charging systems for vehicles having rechargeable batteries are in common use today. Such systems typically have exposed contacts or the need for additional circuitry to move the contacts. The subject system includes circuitry which allows the charge receiving member to be only connected t ...


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Robert J Kling: Athletic shoe with an enhanced mechanical advantage. Charles R Wilson, September 17, 1991: US05048203 (220 worldwide citation)

An athletic shoe comprises an upper member and a sole member. The sole member is characterized in having a substantially flat bottom surface, a lateral channel in the sole's bottom surface at the metatarsal area of the user's foot, and a set of inwardly concave longitudinally extending channels in t ...