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Ned Hoffman, David F Pare Jr, Jonathan A Lee: Tokenless identification system for authorization of electronic transactions and electronic transmissions. Smarttouch, Ali Kamarei, March 18, 1997: US05613012 (741 worldwide citation)

A tokenless identification system and method for authorization of transactions and transmissions. The tokenless system and method are principally based on a correlative comparison of a unique biometrics sample, such as a finger print or voice recording, gathered directly from the person of an unknow ...


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Steven A Weiss: Progressive gaming system tailored for use in multiple remote sites: apparatus and method. Casino Data Systems, Bernhard Kreten, March 18, 1997: US05611730 (732 worldwide citation)

A progressive gaming system (10) which enables slot machines (100) at a variety of independent non-restricted gaming locations (casino sites) (80) to contribute to and compete for a set of common jackpots. The system (10) provides a secure and reliable real-time progressive system that is capable of ...


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Marc Cooperman, Scott A Moskowitz: Steganographic method and device. The Dice Company, Kenyon & Kenyon, March 18, 1997: US05613004 (647 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for encoding and decoding additional information into a stream of digitized samples in an integral manner. The information is encoded using special keys. The information is contained in the samples, not prepended or appended to the sample stream. The method makes it extremely ...


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Dominic Tiberio: Gaming machine having compound win line. Bally Gaming International, Jenner & Block, March 18, 1997: US05611535 (563 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine has a plurality of symbol-bearing reels which are rotated to place the symbols in visual association with a win line. When the reels are brought to a halt, at least one symbol from each reel is associated with the win line. However, the win line has at least two indicating portions ...


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George W Off, Michael C Scroggie, Thomas L Mindrum, Michael R O Brien: Method and apparatus for dispensing discount coupons. Catalina Marketing International, Noel F Heal, March 18, 1997: US05612868 (430 worldwide citation)

A system for generating, in a retail store, a printable discount coupon image solely in response to a customer's action concerning the purchase of an item. The system includes at least one customer checkout terminal, a store controller, a file for storing the terms of at least one coupon deal in whi ...


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Bradford D Davis, Mike Stednitz, Mark Urbanski: Spinal fixation system. Alphatec Manufacturing, Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, March 18, 1997: US05611800 (394 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation system comprised of a bone mounting device, a support rod, and an attachment assembly interconnecting the bone mounting device to the support rod. The bone mounting device can include either bone screws configured to be screwed into the pedicle region of a vertebral body in the pat ...


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R Mark Worden, David Emerson, Serban F Peteu: Microbiosensor used in-situ. Michigan State University, Reising Ethington Barnard & Perry, March 18, 1997: US05611900 (377 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a novel, ultra-small tip, internal referenced, amperometric microbiosensor that uses an immobilized biological interface to measure the concentration of an analyte in a specimen. It consists of a casing that narrows to an aperture having a diameter at the tip no greater than ...


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Theodore V Benderev, Neil H Naves, Mark J Legome: Bladder neck suspension procedure. Boston Scientic Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 18, 1997: US05611515 (362 worldwide citation)

The surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence is disclosed. The disclosed methods include: 1) a technique of probe passage to avoid injuring the bladder and to provide a more accurate and reproducible capture of the pubocervical fascia lateral to the bladder neck and urethra, 2) anchor fixat ...


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Ernest H Beernink, Gregg S Foster, Stephen P Capps: Gesture sensitive buttons for graphical user interfaces. Apple Computer, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, March 18, 1997: US05612719 (286 worldwide citation)

A gesture sensitive button for graphical user interfaces characterized by a digital computer, a screen coupled to the digital computer, a pointer mechanism used for pointing locations on the screen, a "button" image displayed on the screen, and a gesture recognizer for detecting gestures made on the ...


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Philip E Eggers: Resistively heated cutting and coagulating surgical instrument. Mueller and Smith LPA, March 18, 1997: US05611798 (277 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having a resistively-heated heating component responsive to a power source for generating thermal excitation effective for cutting tissue and carrying out hemostasis. The surgical instrument includes a support assembly having two leg extensions connected in heat transfer relati ...



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