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James Russo: Stored program pay-per-play. Smart VCR Partnership, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, April 8, 1997: US05619247 (628 worldwide citation)

A stored program pay-per-play system includes a high-capacity storage medium facilitating compilation of video, audio or other programs at a subscriber's site. While the recording of such programs may take place at any time preceding playback, billing occurs only when, and if, the subscriber chooses ...


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Leonard M Canale, Henry A Kautz, Allen E Milewski, Bart Selman: Message filtering techniques. Lucent Technologies, Gordon E Nelson, David Volejnicek, April 8, 1997: US05619648 (597 worldwide citation)

Techniques for reducing the amount of junk e-mail received by a user of an e-mail system. A recipient description containing non-address information is added to an e-mail message. The user has an e-mail filter which has access to information which provides a model of the user. The e-mail filter uses ...


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Robert N Crockett, Ronald M Kern, William F Micka: Software directed microcode state save for distributed storage controller. International Business Machines Corporation, F E Anderson, R M Sullivan, April 8, 1997: US05619644 (517 worldwide citation)

A storage system improves error debugging by directing distributed system components associated with an error condition to temporarily suspend data processing for collecting failure information. The collected failure information is correlated for later analysis according to an issued diagnostic stat ...


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William R Caid, Pu Oing: System and method of context vector generation and retrieval. HNC, Fenwick & West, April 8, 1997: US05619709 (484 worldwide citation)

A system and method for generating context vectors for use in storage and retrieval of documents and other information items. Context vectors represent conceptual relationships among information items by quantitative means. A neural network operates on a training corpus of records to develop relatio ...


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John K Billock, Craig D Cuttner, Kevin C Dowdell, Elizabeth B Flanagan, James E Granger, Henry C Hsu, Robert I M Martin, Robert May, Nicolas Peck, Michael S Pontecorvo, Bruce E Probst, Marc D Rosenberg, Debra R Smul, Dennis P Wilkinson, Robert M Zitter: Telecasting service for providing video programs on demand with an interactive interface for facilitating viewer selection of video programs. Time Warner Entertainment Company, Joseph M Guiliano, Garry J Tuma, Fish & Neave, April 8, 1997: US05619249 (433 worldwide citation)

A telecasting service is provided that offers video programs upon viewer demand, and which includes an interactive interface for facilitating viewer selection of video programs. The interactive interface allows the viewer to scan through a list of video programs available on the demand telecasting s ...


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Gilbert M Aust, Timothy E Taylor: Surgical instrument. Aust & Taylor Medical Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, April 8, 1997: US05618294 (403 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a handle, a first stem section having a longitudinal axis and extending from the handle, and a tissue engaging member for engaging tissue. A second stem section, connected between the first stem section and the tissue engaging member, has a portion which is bendable an ...


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John H Roop, Alan R Ebright, Jeffrey J Kochy, David P Warden, Konstantine Sokolik, Giambattista A Alegiani: Television schedule information transmission and utilization system and process. StarSight Telecast, Cooley Godward, April 8, 1997: US05619274 (397 worldwide citation)

Television schedule information transmission and utilization systems (50A-50D) transmit TV schedule data and associated network control messages provided by computer (54) as packets via the Video Blanking Interval (VBI) lines in the TV signal from various television program providers (51). This data ...


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Brian S Donlon, Richard L Mueller Jr, S Christopher Daniel, Hanson S Gifford III, John H Stevens: Clamp assembly and method of use. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 8, 1997: US05618307 (391 worldwide citation)

A deployable clamp for clamping a patient's ascending aorta between the coronary arteries and the brachiocephalic artery. The clamp is detachably mounted to the distal end of an elongated clamp positioner and is manipulated and actuated from the proximal end of the clamp positioner at a location out ...


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Lev M Lipkovker: Ultrasonic transdermal system for withdrawing fluid from an organism and determining the concentration of a substance in the fluid. Endodermic Medical Technologies Company, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness PLLC, April 8, 1997: US05617851 (377 worldwide citation)

A noninvasive method and apparatus for withdrawing fluid from an organism and determining the concentration of a substance in the fluid is disclosed. The noninvasive apparatus comprises a substance concentration sensor (120) that includes an extraction transducer (126) and a substance sensing transd ...


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Michael Kagan, Ian Solomon: Interactive multiple player game system and method of playing a game between at least two players. Mark M Friedman, April 8, 1997: US05618045 (376 worldwide citation)

An interactive multiple player game system including at least two playing devices communicating over an ad-hoc, wireless, all-to-all broadcast network. A playing device includes a processor for running a game scenario common to all of the playing devices within the network, a player controlled inter ...



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