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Amit Kumar, George M Whitesides: Formation of microstamped patterns on surfaces and derivative articles. President And Fellows Of Harvard College, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, April 30, 1996: US05512131 (652 worldwide citation)

A method of patterning a material surface is provided in which an elastomeric stamp having a stamping surface is coated with a self-assembled monolayer forming species having a functional group selected to bind to a particular material, and the stamping surface is placed against a surface of materia ...


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Maynard E Small: Apparatus and method for electronically dispensing personalized greeting cards and gifts. Litman McMahon and Brown, April 30, 1996: US05513117 (581 worldwide citation)

A vending machine which allows a customer to design and personalize a greeting card also allows the customer to integrate an electronically vendable gift along with or directly onto the card. A stand-alone kiosk includes a credit card verifier, an alphanumeric keyboard, a video screen, a color print ...


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Michael W Wood, Hugh J Shaddick, Richard S Schneider: Stop play award wagering system. United Games, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 30, 1996: US05511781 (542 worldwide citation)

A system is adaptable to any game where a player sequentially receives a number of elements having identifying characteristics, with certain combinations of elements defined to be winning combinations. After all or part of an initial set of elements is obtained, the system offers the player an award ...


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Larry E Harkins, Ken Hayward, Thomas J Herceg, Jonathan D Levine, David M Parsons: Network having selectively accessible recipient prioritized communication channel profiles. Xerox Corporation, Ronald F Chapuran, Thomas B Zell, April 30, 1996: US05513126 (441 worldwide citation)

A method for a sender to automatically distribute information to a receiver on a network using devices (such as printers and facsimile machines) and communication channels (such as electronic mail) defined in a receiver profile. The receiver profile establishes the properties and mode for receipt of ...


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Peter J Wilk: Laparoscopic stretching instrument and associated method. Valleylab, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, April 30, 1996: US05511564 (345 worldwide citation)

A surgical device includes a frame member having a distal end and a proximal end and a pair of tissue holding mechanisms movably mounted to the frame member at the distal end thereof for securing holds on spaced organic tissues of a patient. Actuators mounted to the frame member at the proximal end ...


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Timothy J Dell, Lina S Farah, George C Feng, Mark W Kellogg: Synchronous memory packaged in single/dual in-line memory module and method of fabrication. International Business Machines Corporation, Heslin & Rothenberg, April 30, 1996: US05513135 (341 worldwide citation)

Multiple synchronous dynamic random access memories (SDRAMs) are packaged in a single or a dual in-line memory module to have similar physical and architectural characteristics of dynamic random access memories (DRAMs) packaged in single/dual in-line memory modules. A 168 pin SDRAM DIMM family is pr ...


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David R Kandasamy, Mitchel B Butler, Andrew L Foss, Bradley M Peterson, Chintamani M Patwardhan, Michael T Ribble, Dieter Rothmeier, Gaudencio Ramil: Fault tolerant NFS server system and mirroring protocol. Auspex Systems, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, April 30, 1996: US05513314 (329 worldwide citation)

A network computer system providing for the fault tolerant storage and retrieval of data files includes a client system connected to a data communication network that may source a first data transfer request to said data communication network for the transfer or retrieval of data. A first server sys ...


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Matthew J Auriemma: Data processing methods of implementing an award to an authorized user of a credit card. Auriemma Consulting Group, Cohen Pontani Lieberman Pavane, April 30, 1996: US05513102 (326 worldwide citation)

Data processing methods for enhancing the value of a substantially conventional credit card so as to enhance a user's perception of the desireability of holding and using the card and encourage increased use of the card for its normal utility as a payment device. The user earns, for each transaction ...


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Jacob Segalowitz: Device-system and method for monitoring multiple physiological parameters (MMPP) continuously and simultaneously. April 30, 1996: US05511553 (302 worldwide citation)

A device, system and method for monitoring continuously and simultaneously multiple physiological parameters from a patient, comprising a precordial strip-patch having first and second surfaces and multi-layer flexible structure permitting telemetering data by radio frequency or single wire or fiber ...


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Chandrakant M Yagnik, Blake E Heimbecker: Switch controlled, zone-type heating cable and method. Thermon Manufacturing Company, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, April 30, 1996: US05512732 (270 worldwide citation)

A parallel, zone-type heating cable wherein thermally-controlled ferrite reed switches in each zone regulate current flow to heating elements aligned in parallel with each other. Two parallel conductors deliver current to the switches and the heating elements. A dielectric insulation material separa ...



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