Sholom S Rosen: Trusted agents for open electronic commerce. Citibank N A, Morgan & Finnegan L, September 17, 1996: US05557518 (878 worldwide citation)

A system for open electronic commerce having a customer trusted agent securely communicating with a first money module, and a merchant trusted agent securely communicating with a second money module. Both trusted agents are capable of establishing a first cryptographically secure session, and both m ...

Karin Buttner Janz: Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis. Chilton Alix & Van Kirk, September 17, 1996: US05556431 (639 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral disc endoprosthesis which is to be inserted between two vertebrae and has a bottom plate and a top plate which are to be connected to the endplates, facing them, of the vertebrae additionally has screw fastening facilities in order to increase the security of retention of the prost ...

Nathan Schulhof, James M Janky: Apparatus for distributing subscription and on-demand audio programming. Information Highway Media Corporation, Michael A Glenn, September 17, 1996: US05557541 (563 worldwide citation)

A distribution system for audio program materials includes a portable audio storage and retrieval device that is programmable from a high speed data transfer system, and that includes a high-capacity data storage medium, a base control interface for identifying and accepting program material, a mobi ...

Ralph Ewall: Wound dressing having a fenestrated base layer. Hercules Incorporated, Martin F Sloan, Mark Goldberg, September 17, 1996: US05556375 (529 worldwide citation)

An island wound dressing comprising a fenestrated base layer, an absorbent pad positioned in the base layer fenestration, and a liquid and microorganism impermeable, gas and moisture vapor permeable cover sheet.

Marion D Skeen, Mark Bowles: Apparatus and method for providing decoupling of data exchange details for providing high performance communication between software processes. Tibco, Ronald Falk Vestal & Fish Fish, September 17, 1996: US05557798 (412 worldwide citation)

A communication interface for decoupling one software application from another software application such communications between applications are facilitated and applications may be developed in modularized fashion. The communication interface is comprised of two libraries of programs. One library ma ...

Ketan Sampat, John Kembel: User interface, method, and apparatus selecting and playing channels having video, audio, and/or text streams. Intel Corporation, Steve Mendelsohn, William H Murray, September 17, 1996: US05557724 (410 worldwide citation)

A user interface is displayed on a computer system capable of processing one or more data streams. The user interface has one or more displayed representations, where each of the displayed representations corresponds to one of the data streams. A user of the computer system selectively adjusts the p ...

David J Lockhart, Dirk Vetter, Martin Diggelmann: Surface-bound, unimolecular, double-stranded DNA. Affymetrix, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 17, 1996: US05556752 (370 worldwide citation)

Libraries of unimolecular, double-stranded oligonucleotides on a solid support. These libraries are useful in pharmaceutical discovery for the screening of numerous biological samples for specific interactions between the double-stranded oligonucleotides, and peptides, proteins, drugs and RNA. In a ...

Stephen E Smaha, Steven R Snapp: Method and system for detecting intrusion into and misuse of a data processing system. Haystack Labs, J Nevin Shaffer & Culbertson Shaffer, September 17, 1996: US05557742 (344 worldwide citation)

A processing system intrusion and misuse detection system and method utilizes instructions for and steps of processing system inputs into events and processing the events with reference to a set of selectable misuses in a misuse engine to produce one or more misuse outputs. The system and method con ...

Pamela Abbruzzese, Paul Bailey, Denise L Fritz, John Lawler, Rick Manning, Russ Pollnow, Anthony Retartha, Mary J Round, Marc Schardt, Barbara Synodinos, Robert Tanner: Computerized system and method for work management. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, Plevy & Associates, September 17, 1996: US05557515 (340 worldwide citation)

A computerized system and method for managing work in process is provided. Case specific information, including information from an initial transaction is electronically entered into a database and automatically linked with a work source index which includes basic client information. Input informati ...

Henry C A Hyde Thomson: Electronic mail system having integrated voice messages. Haverstock & Associates, September 17, 1996: US05557659 (339 worldwide citation)

In a computer network having a plurality of interconnected terminals and a shared memory device for storing digital data, a message handling system for sending and retrieving both voice and text messages over the computer network. A voice message is input either through a phone associated with one o ...