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William H. Gates III
Peter C Jackson, William H Gates III, Bryan Loofbourrow: Method and system for processing fields in a document processor. Microsoft Corporation, Seed and Berry, September 3, 1996: US05552982 (23 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing calculated fields in a document processing environment. A calculated field comprises a beginning field character, a field code, and an ending field character. The field code specifies a behavior of the calculated field. A user may insert a calculated field into a do ...


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InBae Yoon: Surgical stapler. September 3, 1996: US05551622 (378 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for applying multiple rows of surgical staples to biological tissue includes a pair of opposed jaws adapted to receive tissue therebetween, a plurality of surgical staples and staple-forming anvils carried by each jaw in alignment with the staples and staple-forming anvils carried ...


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James M Janky, John F Schipper: Location of emergency service workers. Trimble Navigation, John Schipper, September 3, 1996: US05552772 (309 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for monitoring the present location of an emergency or general serviceperson, such as a firefighter or a hazardous materials spill clean-up specialist, assigned to perform emergency services at a designated site. The site diameter can be as small as a few meters or as large as s ...


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Silvia Micali: Simultaneous electronic transactions with visible trusted parties. David H Judson, September 3, 1996: US05553145 (303 worldwide citation)

A number of electronic communications methods are described involving a first and a second party, with assistance from at least a trusted party, enabling electronic transactions in which the first party has a message for the second party. The first party, the second party and the trusted party under ...


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Cliff D Ross, Neil W Taylor, Kevin W Kingdon, Howard R Davis, Drew Major: Method and apparatus for electronic licensing. Novell, Snell & Wilmer L, September 3, 1996: US05553143 (292 worldwide citation)

The present invention allows for the electronic management and enforcement of software licenses. The present invention can be used in a network or non-network environment to facilitate product licensing and upgrades. Further, the present invention accommodates the use of compact disc read-only memor ...


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Paul J Buscemi, Elizabeth A Stejskal, Erin S Doyle: Biodegradable drug delivery vascular stent. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, September 3, 1996: US05551954 (281 worldwide citation)

A stent includes a main body of a generally tubular shape having an exterior surface, a cambered interior surface, a leading end and a trailing end. The main body has substantially the same thickness at the leading end as at the trailing end. The stent may be made of a biodegradable material having ...


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William D Norman, Raymond J Jasinski, Erik B Nelson: Hydraulic fracturing process and compositions. Dowell a division of Schlumberger Technology Corporation, John E Vick Jr, September 3, 1996: US05551516 (249 worldwide citation)

Viscoelastic surfactant based aqueous fluid systems are described that are useful in fracturing subterranean formations penetrated by a wellbore. The preferred thickening agents are quaternary ammonium halide salts derived from certain waxes, fats and oils. The thickening agent is used in conjunctio ...


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George L Stegemeier, Harold J Vinegar, Frederick G Carl Jr: Radiant plate heater for treatment of contaminated surfaces. Shell Oil Company, September 3, 1996: US05553189 (247 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for remediation of near surface soils, pavements and other surfaces using a radiant heating plate, an insulating layer, and a vapor barrier above the radiant heating plate and below the insulation. The radiant heating plate transfers thermal energy to the surface ...


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Dennis F Johnson, Michael Wiebe, Erwin Holowick, Nathan R Jacob, Michael F Murphy, James J Schellenberg, Michael S Stasenski: Radio communication network for remote data generating stations. Iris Systems, David Newman & Associates P C, September 3, 1996: US05553094 (246 worldwide citation)

A wide area communications network communicating data from a plurality of network service modules through a plurality of remote cell nodes and intermediate data terminals to a central data terminal. The wide area communications network collects network data generated by a plurality of physical devic ...


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John H Tregilgas: Micromechanical device having an improved beam. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert C Klinger, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, September 3, 1996: US05552924 (243 worldwide citation)

An electrically addressable, integrated, monolithic, micromirror device (10) is formed by the utilization of sputtering techniques, including various metal and oxide layers, photoresists, liquid and plasma etching, plasma stripping and related techniques and materials. The device (10) includes a sel ...



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