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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 (419 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 (320 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 (316 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 (296 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 (287 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 (255 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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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 (254 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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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 (249 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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Peter A Altman: Implantable device for the effective elimination of cardiac arrhythmogenic sites. Frederick W Niebuhr Esq, September 3, 1996: US05551427 (247 worldwide citation)

An implantable devices for the effective elimination of an arrhythmogenic site from the myocardium is presented. By inserting small biocompatible conductors and/or insulators into the heart tissue at the arrhythmogenic site, it is possible to effectively eliminate a portion of the tissue from the el ...



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