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Moshe Yanai, Natan Vishlitzky, Bruno Alterescu, Daniel Castel, Gadi Shklarsky: Data storage system controlled remote data mirroring with respectively maintained data indices. EMC Corporation, Daniel J Bourque, Kevin J Carroll, August 6, 1996: US05544347 (803 worldwide citation)

A data storage system which automatically provides and maintains identical secondary data on a preferably geographically remote secondary data storage device. The system includes a primary host computer located in the first geographic location which is coupled to a primary data storage system also l ...


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Wanda L McKean, Matthew Hain, Ilya S Koyfman: Surgical stapling apparatus with biocompatible surgical fabric. United States Surgical Corporation, August 6, 1996: US05542594 (742 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus having biocompatible surgical fabric releasably attached thereto for application of the fabric and staples to body tisuse is disclosed. The fabric is releasably held to surfaces of the stapling apparatus through pins, clips or similar securing structures. The biocompati ...


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Daniel P Charron, Daniel F Yeates: Method and apparatus for randomly increasing the payback in a video gaming apparatus. Universal Distributing of Nevada, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 6, 1996: US05542669 (668 worldwide citation)

A video gaming apparatus that plays an interactive game of poker with a player provides a payback table that is modified at the beginning of each hand to provide at least one bonus card combination which has an increased payback amount. The bonus card combination having the increased payback amount ...


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Kelly S Carpenter, Gerard M Dearing, Jeffrey M Nick, Jimmy P Strickland, Michael D Swanson, Wendell W Wilkinson: Coherence controls for store-multiple shared data coordinated by cache directory entries in a shared electronic storage. International Business Machines Corporation, Bernard M Goldman, August 6, 1996: US05544345 (639 worldwide citation)

A high-speed cache is shared by a plurality of independently-operating data systems in a multi-system data sharing complex. Each data system has access both to the high-speed cache and to lower-speed, upper-level storage for obtaining and storing data. Management logic in the shared high-speed cache ...


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Stephen Bisset, Robert J Miller, Timothy P Allen, Gunter Steinbach: Touch pad driven handheld computing device. Synaptics Incorporated, D Alessandro & Ritchie, August 6, 1996: US05543588 (627 worldwide citation)

A handheld computing device comprises a thin enclosure having two opposing major faces. A display screen is disposed on a first one of the major opposing faces of the enclosure and a touch-sensitive object position detector input device is disposed on a second one of the major opposing faces of the ...


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David Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Ralph Wolf: Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition. Synaptics Incorporated, D Alessandro & Ritchie, August 6, 1996: US05543591 (566 worldwide citation)

Methods for recognizing gestures made by a conductive object on a touch-sensor pad are disclosed. Tapping, pushing, hopping, and zigzag gestures are recognized by analyzing the position, pressure, and movement of the conductive object on the sensor pad during the time of a suspected gesture, and sig ...


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Robert J Brown Jr, James D Romanowiz, Charles W Staples: Energy management and home automation system. Richard C Litman, August 6, 1996: US05544036 (476 worldwide citation)

An energy management and home automation system includes one or more controllers in each facility being managed and one or more energy consuming devices attached to each controller. Each controller responds to digital paging signals from a central command center which establish a schedule of event e ...


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Marvin M Theimer, Michael J Spreitzer, Mark D Weiser, Richard J Goldstein, Scott A Elrod, Daniel C Swinehart, William N Schilit, Robert T Krivacic, Roy Want: System for granting ownership of device by user based on requested level of ownership, present state of the device, and the context of the device. Xerox Corporation, R Christine Jacobs, Tracy L Hurt, August 6, 1996: US05544321 (470 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a method for superimposing prespecified locational, environmental, and contextual controls on user interactions, including interactions of mobile users, with computational resources. A system is described for electronically monitoring contextual information concerning ...


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David A Behr, Randall B Jones: Computerized navigation system. Shields Enterprises, Alice O Martin, August 6, 1996: US05543789 (433 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method and system for providing route guidance information from a base unit to a remote unit in response to a request from the remote unit. The remote unit may be a mobile unit or a fixed unit. A query is formatted at the remote unit, the query including the request, and com ...


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InBae Yoon: Multifunctional clip applier instrument. Law Offices Epstein Edell & Retzer, August 6, 1996: US05542949 (421 worldwide citation)

A multifunctional clip applier instrument includes an elongate instrument body having a proximal end received in a control housing, a distal end having one or two pairs of opposed forceps jaws spring biased apart, a plurality of surgical clips disposed in one or two clip magazines inserted into a cl ...