Kenneth J Livak, Susan J A Flood, Jeffrey Marmaro: Method for detecting nucleic acid amplification using self-quenching fluorescence probe. Applied Biosystems Division Perkin Elmer, Haynes & Davis, July 23, 1996: US05538848 (487 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for monitoring the progress of nucleic acid amplifications that rely on a nucleic acid polymerase having 5'.fwdarw.3' exonuclease activity. An important feature of the method is providing an oligonucleotide probe having a reporter molecule and a quencher molecule at either end s ...

Peter E Nielsen, Ole Buchardt, Michael Egholm, Rolf H Berg: Peptide nucleic acids. Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, July 23, 1996: US05539082 (451 worldwide citation)

A novel class of compounds, known as peptide nucleic acids, bind complementary ssDNA and RNA strands more strongly than a corresponding DNA. The peptide nucleic acids generally comprise ligands such as naturally occurring DNA bases attached to a peptide backbone through a suitable linker.

David B Lett: System and method for subscriber interactivity in a television system. Scientific Atlanta, Banner & Allegretti, July 23, 1996: US05539822 (391 worldwide citation)

A system for providing interactive services in a subscription television system comprises a system network controller for controlling the interactive services having controller memory for storing subscriber terminal identification data, transaction identification data and transaction return data, an ...

Scott A Moskowitz: Digital information commodities exchange. Kenyon & Kenyon, July 23, 1996: US05539735 (313 worldwide citation)

A system for the exchange of digital information packets includes an exchange with connectors to allow modular expandable units to connect to the exchange over transmission media. The modular expandable units send digital information packets from one to another over the exchange in response to reque ...

Timothy J Hall, Mark A Schwartz, Steven M Hamer: GPS-based traffic control preemption system. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Kari H Bartingale, July 23, 1996: US05539398 (303 worldwide citation)

A traffic control preemption system uses data received from a global positioning system (GPS) to determine whether a vehicle issuing a preemption request is within an allowed approach of an intersection. GPS signals are received and processed by the vehicle module to generate vehicle data, including ...

Nobuyoshi Asanuma, Hiroshi Sekine, Yoshikazu Tsuchiya, Kazuya Tamura, Hiroyuki Kamiya: Driving control system for vehicle. Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Joseph P Carrier, Irving M Weiner, Weiner Carrier & Burt, July 23, 1996: US05539397 (299 worldwide citation)

A driving control system for a vehicle includes a map information output device for outputting a map, a vehicle position detecting device for detecting a vehicle position of a subject vehicle on the map, a vehicle speed detecting device for detecting a vehicle speed, a passable area determining devi ...

Donald E Blahut, Edward S Szurkowski: Integrated television services system. AT&T, Nicholas J Skarlatos, David M Rosenblatt, Geoffrey D Green, July 23, 1996: US05539449 (290 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for delivering audio and/or video signals to users in connection with the provision of interactive television services. Various sources of such signals are connected to a digital network, such as a packet network. Also connected to such network are control and application proce ...

Thomas E Buss, Michael J DeLuca: Location dependent information receiving device and method. Motorola, July 23, 1996: US05539395 (275 worldwide citation)

A portable device (55) has a first receiver (62) for receiving a paging signal (40-52) from a paging system (10). A second receiver (72) receives area identification signals (20-26) from a second system. The received paging signals may be stored in a memory (80) for later retrieval. A controller (75 ...

Phillip D Cook, John Kiely, Kelly Sprankle: Peptide nucleic acid combinatorial libraries and improved methods of synthesis. Isis Pharmaceuticals, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, July 23, 1996: US05539083 (272 worldwide citation)

New sub-monomer synthetic methods for the preparation of peptide nucleic acid oligomeric structures are disclosed that provide for the synthesis of both predefined sequence peptide nucleic acid oligomers as well as random sequence peptide nucleic acid oligomers. Further these methods also provide fo ...

Ronald C Lundquist, David A Walters: Method for preparing fertile transgenic corn plants. DeKalb Genetics Corporation, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth, July 23, 1996: US05538880 (270 worldwide citation)

Fertile transgenic Zea mays (corn) plants which stably express heterologous DNA which is heritable are disclosed along with a process for producing said plants. The process comprises the microjectile bombardment of friable embryogenic callus from the plant to be transformed. The process may be appli ...