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Blonder Greg E, Greenspan Steven Lloyd, Mirville J Robert, Sugla Binay: Transaction authorization and alert system. At & T, December 4, 1996: EP0745961-A2 (140 worldwide citation)

An automated method for alerting a custorner that a transaction is being initiated and for authorizing the transaction based on a confirmation/approval by the customer thereto. In accordance with one illustrative embodiment, a request to authorize the transaction is received, wherein the request inc ...


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Hiratsuka Yukari, Sugiyama Kazuhiro: Mpeg audio decoder. Mitsubishi Electric, December 4, 1996: EP0746116-A2 (120 worldwide citation)

An MPEG audio decoder has an irregular-pattern processing circuit for detecting irregular patterns in the bit stream input to the decoder, and altering these irregular patterns, or altering data or signals derived from these irregular patterns, so that the irregular patterns do not cause annoying de ...


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Mohamadi Farshad, Gandolfi James F, Cheah Jonathon Y, Kaul Pradeep: Gps ready digital cellular telephone. Hughes Aircraft Co, December 4, 1996: EP0745867-A1 (88 worldwide citation)

A cellular telephone system has an antenna (12,18) for receiving a location system signal such as GPS and a cellular signal, a location system receiver (10) coupled to the antenna (12), a mobile radio telephone transceiver (16), such as digital cellular, coupled to the antenna (18), and a processor ...


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Sanchez George A, Mahajan Rakesh, Man Chiu Ming, Hildreth Mark S: Adaptive graphical user-interface for a network peripheral. Canon, December 4, 1996: EP0745929-A1 (80 worldwide citation)

A printer controller system includes a process for generating and displaying an adaptive graphical user interface of a current configuration and current capabilities of a networked digital copier connected to a local area network. The process includes the process steps of requesting from a user's wo ...


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Tyagi Sanjay, Kramer Fred R, Lizardi Paul M: Detectably labeled dual conformation oligonucleotide probes, assays and kits. New York Health Res Inst, December 4, 1996: EP0745690-A2 (66 worldwide citation)

Unimolecular and bimolecular hybridization probes for the detection of nucleic acid target sequences comprise a target complement sequence, an affinity pair holding the probe in a closed conformation in the absence of target sequence, and either a label pair that interacts when the probe is in the c ...


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Luick David Arnold: Multiple port register file with interleaved write ports. Ibm, December 4, 1996: EP0745933-A2 (61 worldwide citation)

A high speed register file is provided for use with Very Long Word Instruction (VLIW) and N-way superscaler processors. The high speed register file includes a selected number of copies of a general purpose register (GPR) building block. The GPR building block includes at least two interleaved sub-b ...


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Roth Alex T, Miller Scott H: Endoscopic microsurgical instruments and methods. Heartport, December 4, 1996: EP0744918-A1 (60 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and method for performing extremely small-scale, minimally-invasive microsurgery such as thoracoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting. The instruments of the invention utilize a symmetrical, forcep-like actuator which provides extremely precise actuator and control of ...


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Bertolet Allan Robert, Gould Scott Whitney, Ferguson Kenneth, Millham Eric Ernest, Palmer Ronald Raymond, Zittritsch Terrance John, Worth Brian: Programmable array i/o - routing resource. Ibm, December 4, 1996: EP0746106-A2 (56 worldwide citation)

A programmable array having programmable logic cells, a programmable interconnect network and a programmable I/O system. Two I/O interfaces are provided for respective logic cells about the perimeter of the array. The I/O interfaces comprise input, output and enable paths. Each of these paths has an ...


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Bednar Gregory M, Carr Thomas E, Donahue James W, Hendrix Robert F Jr, Kuklentz Richard J, Ulrich William A Jr: Method and system for bill presentation and payment reconciliation. Ibm, December 4, 1996: EP0745947-A2 (48 worldwide citation)

A system and method for electronic bill presentation and payment reconciliation. A service sorts bills received from a plurality of service providers by customer and presents to a customer those bills addressed to that customer, then receives and processes payment instructions for payment of the bil ...


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Akira Nishizawa: Optical disk. Victor Company of Japan, December 4, 1996: EP0745985-A2 (45 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an optical disk on which information which can be optically read is recorded and which is equipped with a first information recording layer, which is formed in the vicinity of the middle of the direction of the thickness of the disk, a second information recording layer, whi ...