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Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Methods and devices for converting a sequence of m-bit information words to a modulated signal and including that signal on a record carrier, devices for decoding that signal and reading it from a record carrier, and that signal. U S Philips Corporation, Richard A Weiss, June 24, 1997: US05642113 (6 worldwide citation)

A sequence of m-bit information words is converted to a modulated binary signal. For each received information word from the sequence an n-bit code word is delivered. The delivered code words are converted to the modulated signal. When one of the code words is assigned to an information word to be c ...


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David W Deaton, Rodney G Gabriel: Method and system for selective incentive point-of-sale marketing in response to customer shopping histories. Credit Verification Corporation, Baker & Botts L, June 24, 1997: US05642485 (484 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for customer promotion. A terminal enters a customer's identification code, along with customer transaction data, at the point-of-sale. A memory stores a database of previously entered customer identification codes and transactions data. Circuitry is provided for gen ...


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William G Zaenglein Jr: Shooting simulating process and training device using a virtual reality display screen. Rudnick & Wolfe, June 24, 1997: US05641288 (426 worldwide citation)

A user friendly shooting simulating process and training system are provided to more accurately and reliably detect the impact time and location in which a projectile shot from a shotgun, rifle, pistol or other weapon, hits a moving target. Desirably, the shooting simulating process and training sys ...


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Ernst Pfeiffer, Fabio Sternberg: Method and apparatus for continuously monitoring the concentration of a metabolyte. Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, June 24, 1997: US05640954 (398 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a method and an apparatus for continuously monitoring the concentration of a metabolite, such as glucose or lactic acid, in biological tissue, in which a perfusion fluid is fed to a microdialysis probe implanted in the subcutaneous tissue and removed therefrom as ...


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Christopher P Adams, Stephen Joseph Kron: Method for performing amplification of nucleic acid with two primers bound to a single solid support. Mosaic Technologies, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman, June 24, 1997: US05641658 (311 worldwide citation)

This invention features methods and apparatus for performing nucleic acid hybridization and amplification processes on a support. Such methods and apparatus are useful for synthesizing nucleic acid and detecting target nucleic acid for diagnostics and therapeutics.


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Sholom S Rosen: Method for acquiring and revalidating an electronic credential. Citibank N A, Morgan & Finnegan, June 24, 1997: US05642419 (308 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 ...


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Arnon Kanfi: Method of making a backup copy of a memory over a plurality of copying sessions. Watov & Kipnes P C, June 24, 1997: US05642496 (293 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for making a backup copy of the content of a memory, e.g., a database, such that the memory is divided into a plurality of segments and a backup copy of individual ones of the segments is made during a respective one of a plurality of independent backup sessions. Each segment ma ...


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Larry C Hardin, Larry V Nash: Electro-optical range finding and speed detection system. Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, June 24, 1997: US05642299 (288 worldwide citation)

A passive optical speed and distance measuring system includes a pair of camera lenses positioned along a common baseline a predetermined distance apart and controlled by an operator to capture images of a target at different times. The camera lenses are focused on light sensitive pixel arrays which ...


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Hideo Ohta, Tetsuo Okuyama, Shinetsu Fujieda, Sadao Kajiura, Akira Yoshizumi: Plastic-encapsulated semiconductor device. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, June 24, 1997: US05641997 (282 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor chip is positioned between encapsulating sheets. The encapsulating sheets each have a surface that is highly adhesive and a surface that is less adhesive. The surface of the encapsulating sheet that is highly adhesive contacts the chip. The surface that is less adhesive contacts a mo ...