Robert M Wyman: Filters in license management system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, November 9, 1993: US05260999 (647 worldwide citation)

A distributed computer system employs a license management system to account for software product usage. A management policy having a variety of alternative styles and contexts is provided. Each licensed product upon start-up makes a call to a license server to check on whether usage is permitted, a ...

Marc Kauffman, Michael Miller: Apparatus for selective distribution of messages over a communications network. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, November 9, 1993: US05260778 (522 worldwide citation)

Specific text and/or graphic messages for individual subscribers or groups of subscribers are distributed on a communications network such as a cable television system. An addressable controller communicates with a plurality of subscriber terminals served by the network. Each subscriber terminal is ...

Boris Reydel, Iosif Galperin: Method of using a catheter-sleeve assembly for an endoscope. Laurence R Brown, November 9, 1993: US05259366 (504 worldwide citation)

A catheter sleeve assembly with a zipper-like locking structure is positioned on the outer cylindrical surface of an endoscope at a position outside the body while the endoscope is in viewing position inside the body. The zipper-like locking structure is split and the catheter-sleeve assembly is pos ...

Thomas A DesMarais, Keith J Stone, Hugh A Thompson, Gerald A Young, Gary D LaVon, John C Dyer: Absorbent foam materials for aqueous body fluids and absorbent articles containing such materials. The Procter & Gamble Company, Eric W Guttag, November 9, 1993: US05260345 (471 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are absorbent foam materials suitable for use as or in the absorbent cores of absorbent articles, such as diapers which absorb and retain aqueous body fluids. Such foam materials comprise hydrophilic, flexible open-celled structures which are preferably prepared by polymerizing high intern ...

Richard G Cliff, Bahram Ahanin, Craig S Lytle, Francis B Heile, Bruce B Pedersen, Kerry Veenstra: Programmable logic array having local and long distance conductors. Altera Corporation, Robert R Jackson, November 9, 1993: US05260611 (377 worldwide citation)

A programmable logic array integrated circuit has a number of programmable logic modules which are grouped together in a plurality of logic array blocks ("LABs"). The LABs are arranged on the circuit in a two dimensional array. A conductor network is provided for interconnecting any logic module wit ...

Bruce B Pedersen, Richard G Cliff, Bahram Ahanin, Craig S Lytle, Francis B Heile, Kerry S Veenstra: Programmable logic element interconnections for programmable logic array integrated circuits. Altera Corporation, Robert R Jackson, G Victor Treyz, November 9, 1993: US05260610 (349 worldwide citation)

A programmable logic array integrated circuit has a plurality of programmable logic elements grouped into a plurality of mutually exclusive groups. Each group includes signal conductors uniquely associated with that group for conveying signals between the programmable logic elements in that group. O ...

Tjark Bergmann: Roulette-type coin-operated gaming machine. Dominik Stein Saccocio Reese Colitz & van der Wall, November 9, 1993: US05259616 (330 worldwide citation)

According to a process for operating a slot machine that works as a roulette wheel, the gambler determines the amount of the stake by introducing coins then by pressing selection keys. A microprocessor determines the result of the game by means of random algorithm. When the chosen number is hit, the ...

Alan Brown: Device and method of causing weight loss using removable variable volume intragastric bladder. Fish & Richardson, November 9, 1993: US05259399 (316 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for causing weight loss in obese humans by occupying a segment of the stomach volume using a variable volume bladder filled with fluid. The bladder is inserted into the upper part of the stomach including the fundus through a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostony tube, which was ...

Roger H Dev, Eric W Gray, Eric S Rustici, Walter P Scott: Network management system using multifunction icons for information display. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, November 9, 1993: US05261044 (301 worldwide citation)

A network management system includes a user interface, a virtual network and a device communication manager. The virtual network includes models which represent network entities and model relations which represent relations between network entities. Each model includes network data relating to a cor ...

Farhad Hakimi, Moungi G Bawendi, Richard Tumminelli, John R Haavisto: Quantum dot Laser. The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Iandiorio & Dingman, November 9, 1993: US05260957 (300 worldwide citation)

A quantum dot laser includes a laser host material; a plurality of quantum dots disposed in the host material; and a pumping source for exciting and inducing a population inversion in the quantum dots.