Mark J Krichever, Boris Metlitsky: Bar code reader. Symbol Technologies, Arnold White & Durkee, January 7, 1997: US05591952 (183 worldwide citation)

In a bar code reader, a field of view which includes a symbol to be read is imaged upon a light-responsive array such as a CCD imager device. The output of this array is transferred to a memory array to provide a bit-mapped type of binary representation of the image including the symbol. The memory ...

Robert D Farris, Dale L Bartholomew: Video and TELCO network control functionality. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, January 7, 1997: US05592477 (182 worldwide citation)

An Intelligent Signaling Transfer Point (ISTP) of the common channel interoffice signaling (CCIS) network provides high level control of signaling message routing and of processing of calls relating to telephone services, broadcast services, interactive broadband services and packet switched data se ...

William R Archer, Roger C Becerra, Brian L Beifus, Mark A Brattoli, Rajendra K Shah: Control system and methods for a multiparameter electronically commutated motor. General Electric Company, Ralph E Krisher Jr, January 7, 1997: US05592058 (180 worldwide citation)

A system which drives a component of a heating, ventilating, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) system in response to a system control signal such as a temperature signal provided by a thermostat. The system includes a motor having a stationary assembly and a rotatable assembly. The rotatable assembly i ...

Giulia Pagallo, Ernest H Beernink, Michael C Tchao, Stephen P Capps: Method and apparatus for computerized recognition. Apple Computer Incorporated, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, January 7, 1997: US05592566 (179 worldwide citation)

A recognition system for a pen-based computer system characterized by: a tablet for inputting strokes from a stylus; a low-level recognizer responsive to the strokes and operative to perform low-level recognition on the strokes; a high-level recognizer responsive to at least some of the strokes and ...

Mark S Isfeld, Bruce W Mitchell, Michael J Seaman, Tracy D Mallory, Nagaraj Arunkumar: Network intermediate system with message passing architecture. 3Com Corporation, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, January 7, 1997: US05592622 (179 worldwide citation)

A system uses a message passing paradigm for transferring large amounts of input/output data among a plurality of processors, such as a network intermediate system or router. A bus interconnects the plurality of processors with a plurality of bus interface devices. The bus interface device which ori ...

Vadim Laser: Portable data file readers. Dinsmore & Shohl, January 7, 1997: US05591955 (178 worldwide citation)

The present invention utilizes photosensitive arrays for decoding optically readable portable data files. The invention accomplishes focusing, controlling image exposure, capturing data files, and processing information contained within optically readable portable data files.

Bryan D Andrus, Martin Sikes, Christopher D G Robertson, Roderick Armes, Mark J Slemko, Andrew G Maduza, Augustine Nieto: Physical exercise video system. Life Fitness, Michael B McMurry, January 7, 1997: US05591104 (178 worldwide citation)

A physical exercise video system includes a physical exercise machine (22), a video system (24) and an interface module (26). The video system (24) has a computer (28) and a removable cartridge (34). The interface module (26) is interposed between the computer (28) and cartridge (34), and provides i ...

Glenn J Leedy: Membrane dielectric isolation transistor fabrication. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 7, 1997: US05592007 (177 worldwide citation)

General purpose methods for the fabrication of integrated circuits from flexible membranes formed of very thin low stress dielectric materials, such as silicon dioxide or silicon nitride, and semiconductor layers. Semiconductor devices are formed in a semiconductor layer of the membrane. The semicon ...

Craig H Barratt, David M Parish, Richard H Roy III: Spectrally efficient high capacity wireless communication systems. ArrayComm, Henry K Woodward, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 7, 1997: US05592490 (174 worldwide citation)

A wireless system comprising a network of base stations for receiving uplink signals transmitted from a plurality of remote terminals and for transmitting downlink signals to the plurality of remote terminals using a plurality of conventional channels including a plurality of antenna elements at eac ...

Robert W Rosenstein: Solid phase chromatographic immunoassay. Becton Dickinson & Co, Robert M Hallenbeck, January 7, 1997: US05591645 (174 worldwide citation)

A chromatographic test strip comprising a solid support having at least a first portion and a second portion with said portions being in the same plane so as to permit capillary flow communication with each other. The sample is added to the first portion. The first portion also may comprise a tracer ...

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