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Allison A Carleton, Catherine M FitzPatrick, Theresa M Pommier, Krista S Schwartz: System for allowing user of any computer to draw image over that generated by the host computer and replicating the drawn image to other computers. NCR Corporation, Gregory A Welte, July 15, 1997: US05649104 (1036 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns using multiple computers to hold a conference. Under the invention, an application program can run on a single computer, yet remote participants can issue commands to the program. Remote participants can watch the program operate, because the invention replicates the display w ...


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Nigel Mark Goble, Colin Charles Owen Goble: Electrosurgical apparatus. Gyrus Medical, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, July 15, 1997: US05647869 (720 worldwide citation)

In electrosurgical apparatus for tissue desiccation and cutting, an electrosurgical generator has a series-connected output inductor which forms a series resonant circuit with the capacitance of the generator load, the load including an electrode unit and a cable coupled to the generator output. The ...


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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, July 15, 1997: US05649114 (584 worldwide citation)

A system and method 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 generating a sig ...


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David T Green, Mitchell J Palmer, Keith L Milliman, Robert C Savage, Richard C McClure, Lisa W Heaton: Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, July 15, 1997: US05647526 (582 worldwide citation)

A self contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes a frame portion, an elongated portion extending from the frame portion, and an articulating fastener applying assembly associated with a dis ...


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William Reid Carlisle, Lydia Anne Curtis, Kathleen M Murphy, Richard John Skibo: Smart card with multiple charge accounts and product item tables designating the account to debit. Lucent Technologies, Steven R Bartholomew, July 15, 1997: US05649118 (559 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed wherein a single set of consumer items may be purchased by debiting any of a plurality of accounts stored on a smart card. According to an embodiment disclosed herein, a point-of-sale terminal includes a terminal processor, an item identification device, a terminal ...


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Andy H Levine, John C Meade, Philip R Lichtman: Electrosurgery with cooled electrodes. MicroSurge, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, July 15, 1997: US05647871 (548 worldwide citation)

A cooled electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical device having at least one electrode for applying electrical energy to tissue. In one embodiment, the electrode includes an internal cavity in which a cooling medium such as water is contained. The internal cavity is closed at the distal en ...


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Gregory J Ferguson: System and method for a computer-based dynamic information clipping service. Silicon Graphics Incorporated, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, July 15, 1997: US05649186 (528 worldwide citation)

A system and computer-based method providing a dynamic information clipping service. An end-user creates a template of topics of interest via a graphical user interface and the template is transmitted to a central site for processing. At the central site, information relating to a particular base of ...


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Gregory Paul Winter, Alexander Robert Duncan, Dennis Raymond Burton: DNA encoding antibodies with altered effector functions. Scotgen Biopharmaceuticals Incorporated, Spencer & Frank, July 15, 1997: US05648260 (483 worldwide citation)

The DNA encoding an antibody with an altered function, e.g. altered affinity for an effector ligand such as Fc receptor (FcR) on a cell or the Cl component of complement is produced by replacing the nucleic acid encoding at least one amino acid residue in the constant portion of the antibody with nu ...


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Sal Falciglia: Apparatus for playing bingo on a slot machine. Slingo, Dilworth & Barrese, July 15, 1997: US05647798 (475 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for playing the game of bingo on a slot machine is disclosed. The bingo slot machine includes a display matrix capable of generating random numbers and a plurality of wheels, the number of wheel corresponding to the number of columns used in the display matrix, and a slot mach ...


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George W Landry: System and method for paying bills and other obligations including selective payor and payee controls. Midwest Payment Systems, July 15, 1997: US05649117 (449 worldwide citation)

A system and method for paying bills without requiring interaction with the payors disclosed. The system includes a payor control interface, a communications interface, a bill generator, and a TCF message generator. The bill generator generates bill records from payor and payee information stored wi ...