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Kees Schouhamer Immink
Josephus A H M Kahlman, Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Device for encoding/decoding N-bit source words into corresponding M-bit channel words, and vice versa. U S Philips Corporation, Edward W Goodman, December 19, 1995: US05477222 (25 worldwide citation)

A device for encoding a stream of databits of a binary source signal (S) into a stream of databits of a binary channel signal (C), wherein the bitstream of the source signal is divided into n-bit source words (x.sub.1, x.sub.2), which device includes a converting circuit (CM) adapted to convert the ...


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Oral F Sekendur: Optical position determination. December 19, 1995: US05477012 (992 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a coordinate sensor for detecting the position of a moveable detector relative to a data space coded with coordinate information by detecting and processing the coordinate information. It may be used for obtaining both two and three dimensional position related information, ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Keith Ratcliff, Charles R Sherts: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, December 19, 1995: US05476206 (498 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing. A tubular collar disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal position to bias th ...


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Jack Levine, Priscilla C Brandt, Nydia Jackson, David L Johnson, Helen Clark: Method and apparatus for distributing currency. Visa International, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 19, 1995: US05477038 (486 worldwide citation)

A process which provides electronic access to pre-paid funds for cash or payment for goods and services. A card is issued to a customer with a value selectable by the customer. The card has a magnetic stripe with an encoded card number including a bank identification number (BIN) and an account numb ...


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Kamal K Sarbadhikari, John R Fredlund, Kenneth A Parulski: Electronic imaging system using a removable software-enhanced storage device. Eastman Kodak Company, David M Woods, December 19, 1995: US05477264 (389 worldwide citation)

An electronic imaging system includes a digital electronic camera for capturing and storing images in a removable storage device, which is also preloaded with enhancement files for effecting the operation of the system. The camera includes an optical section for establishing the optical parameters o ...


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David T Green, Ernest Aranyi, Ian J Tovey: Handle for endoscopic surgical instruments and jaw structure. United States Surgical Corporation, December 19, 1995: US05476479 (386 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic or laparoscopic surgical instrument having an internally disposed ratchet mechanism located within a barrel portion of a handle assembly. The instrument includes a handle assembly having a pivoting handle and a stationary handle, a barrel portion to which an elongated body assembly is ...


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Gary Weingardt: Pari-mutuel electronic and live table gaming. Gamin Weingardt Trust a Nevada trust, John Edward Roethel, December 19, 1995: US05476259 (359 worldwide citation)

The invention provides electronic video casino games in which the players are competing against each other to win from a common pool and are not wagering against the house. The invention also provides live casino table games in which the players are competing against each other to win from a common ...


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Peter F Brown, John Cocke, Stephen A Della Pietra, Vincent J Della Pietra, Frederick Jelinek, Jennifer C Lai, Robert L Mercer: Method and system for natural language translation. International Business Machines, Robert P Tassinari, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, December 19, 1995: US05477451 (358 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system for translating text from a first source language into a second target language. The system assigns probabilities or scores to various target-language translations and then displays or makes otherwise available the highest scoring translations. The source text is fi ...


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Robert O Banker, Kinney C Bacon, Julius B Bagley: Method and apparatus for providing an on-screen user interface for a subscription television terminal. Scientific Altanta, Banner & Allegretti, December 19, 1995: US05477262 (344 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for providing a user friendly interface to a subscription television terminal comprises a key pad arranged into a plurality of key groupings and an on-screen display controller for generating a plurality of screens for display on an associated television receiver. Five such key groupings a ...


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Gene A Bornzin, Elia R Arambula, Joseph J Florio: System and method for modulating the base rate during sleep for a rate-responsive cardiac pacemaker. Pacesetter, Lisa P Weinberg, December 19, 1995: US05476483 (320 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for modulating the base rate of a transfer function for a rate-responsive cardiac pacemaker. Activity sensor measurements are used to derive activity variance measurements, which in turn are used to modulate the base pacing rate. In one embodiment, a histogram is use ...