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David E Wachob: Method and apparatus for providing demographically targeted television commercials. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, October 13, 1992: US05155591 (782 worldwide citation)

Different commercial messages are broadcast to different demographically targeted audiences in a cable television system or the like. A first television channel contains television programs and periodic commercial messages. A second television channel contains alternate commercial messages. Demograp ...


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Donald L Kirouac, William A Porrett, Marek J Czerwinski: Method and apparatus for updating software at remote locations. Minicom Data Corporation, Nixon & Vanderhye, October 13, 1992: US05155847 (740 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for updating the software used in remote computer systems from a central computer system. The method includes storing in the central computer system, copies of the software executable used in each remote computer system. When the copies of the software in the central ...


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Jay S Belsan: Multilevel, hierarchical, dynamically mapped data storage subsystem. Storage Technology Corporation, Dorr Carson Sloan & Peterson, October 13, 1992: US05155835 (331 worldwide citation)

The disk drive array data storage subsystem functions as a conventional large form factor disk drive memory, using an array of redundancy groups, each containing N+M disk drives. The data storage subsystem does not modify data stored in a redundancy group but simply writes the modified data as a new ...


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David G Beal, Fred C Eifert, Henry S Ludlam, Charles A Milligan, George A Rudeseal, Paul R Swiatek: Data storage system for providing redundant copies of data on different disk drives. Storage Technology Corporation, Dorr Cason Sloan & Peterson, October 13, 1992: US05155845 (316 worldwide citation)

A disk storage system that writes multiple copies of records directed to user-specified volumes. A plurality of spaced apart control units interconnected by direct data links and a corresponding plurality of sets of recording means communicate over the direct data links when a write request is recei ...


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Frederick A Matsen III, Joseph L Garbini, John A Sidles, Donald C Baumgarten, Brian S Pratt: Robot-aided system for surgery. The Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, October 13, 1992: US05154717 (298 worldwide citation)

A system and method for positioning a tool relative to a patient's bone to facilitate the performance of a surgical bone alteration task. The system comprises a bone immobilization device for supporting the bone in a fixed position with respect to a reference structure, and a robot that includes a b ...


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Mats G Waldenstrom, Udo K R Fischer, Lars H Hillert, Mahlon D Dennis: Diamond rock tools for percussive and rotary crushing rock drilling. Sandvik, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, October 13, 1992: US05154245 (295 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a rock bit button of cemented carbide for percussive or rotary crushing rock drilling. The button is provided with one or more bodies of polycrystalline diamond in the surface produced at high pressure and high temperature in the diamond stable area. Each diamond bod ...


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Reese F Terry Jr, Henry Stanislaw, Anthony J Varrichio, William L Winstrom: Constant current sources with programmable voltage source. Cyberonics, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, October 13, 1992: US05154172 (281 worldwide citation)

An implant for stimulating the vagus nerve receives commands over a radio frequency link. The communication protocol uses asynchronous communications devices with parity checking and echoing of communicated characters and passwords to improve communication error checking. The implant disables a volt ...


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Anthony Hoeber, Alan Mandler, Norman Cox, Timothy Shea, Rick Levine: Method and apparatus for displaying context sensitive help information on a display. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 13, 1992: US05155806 (247 worldwide citation)

A central processing unit (CPU) is provided and is coupled to a display for displaying graphic and other data. The CPU is further coupled to a pointer control device which permits a user to selectively position a pointer at a desired location on the display, and signal the CPU of selections in accor ...


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Daniel D Hammond: Automatic call back system and method of operation. InterVoice, Winstead Sechrest & Minick, October 13, 1992: US05155761 (242 worldwide citation)

A system and method of answering incoming calls are disclosed in which, if the resource (18)(19) desired by the caller is not then available, a robot controller (14) will inform the caller when a call back to the caller can be made. The callback time can be suggested by the robot controller (14) or ...


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Larry C Wortham: Vehicle locating and communicating method and apparatus. By Word Technologies, Harold E Meier, October 13, 1992: US05155689 (236 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for locating and communicating with vehicles is provided, including at least one mobile cellular unit connected to at least one microprocessor and installed within a vehicle. The microprocessor interrogates the mobile cellular unit to obtain location information from an overhe ...