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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 (481 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 (419 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 (392 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 (307 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 (305 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 (282 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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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 (280 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 ...


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Donald Newland Jones, Robert Alois Kalka Jr: Network server for local and remote resources. International Business Machines Corporation, Arthur J Samodovitz, June 24, 1997: US05642515 (269 worldwide citation)

A network server permits clients on the network to access one or more local resources managed by the network server and one or more remote resources managed by one or more respective remote computers coupled to the network server. When a client desires to access any of the resources, the client firs ...