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Mohamed Lazzouni, Ali Seyed Kazeroonian, Dariush Gholizadeh, Omar Ali: Pen and paper information recording system. SIA Technology, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, July 29, 1997: US05652412 (942 worldwide citation)

An information recording system includes a writing paper having a writing surface and a prerecorded invisible pattern of pixels associated with the writing surface. Each of the pixels contains encoded, optically readable position information which identifies a coordinate position on the writing surf ...


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Lisa W Heaton, Mitchell J Palmer, Wasim Munawar, Robert C Savage, Robert J Geiste: Surgical stapler having interchangeable loading units. United States Surgical Corporation, July 29, 1997: US05651491 (481 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is disclosed which includes a first body portion supporting an anvil which defines a fastener forming surface and a second body portion configured to releasably mate with the first body portion and having an elongate retention channel extending from a distal end thereof. A first d ...


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Richard A Miner, William J Warner, Anthony M Lovell, Eric R Shienbrood, Keith Gabryelski, Kenneth C R C Arnold, Nicholas C d Arbeloff, Kee Hinckley: Network based knowledgeable assistant. Wildfire Communications, Fish & Richardson P C, July 29, 1997: US05652789 (466 worldwide citation)

A method implemented by a computer-based electronic assistant to receive and manage incoming calls to a subscriber including the steps of receiving an incoming call to the subscriber from a caller; establishing a first connection between the electronic assistant and the caller; establishing a second ...


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Robert Lepkofker: Individual location system. Alfred M Walker, July 29, 1997: US05652570 (457 worldwide citation)

An interactive individual location and monitoring system includes a central monitoring system for maintaining health, location, and other data with respect to an individual. A watch unit carried by the individual receives medical and other information selected by and inputted directly from the indiv ...


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Jerome Jackson, Roger A Stern: Systems for identifying catheters and monitoring their use. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, July 29, 1997: US05651780 (425 worldwide citation)

A catheter carries a functional component, like an ablating electrode, having a predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter also electronically retains an identification code that uniquely identifies the predetermined operating characteristic. The catheter is capable of transmitting the ide ...


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Stewart Frederick Bryant, Shaheedur Reza Haque: Precision broadcast of composite programs including secondary program content such as advertisements. Digital Equipment Corporation, Dirk Brinkman, July 29, 1997: US05652615 (327 worldwide citation)

In a broadcasting network, programs are distributed to targeted customer premises equipment. A first program source generates first segments of the program, the first segments having a first identified content. A second program source generates second segments of the program, the second segments hav ...


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Toshihiko Yoshioka, Shin Ikeda, Shiro Nankai: Biosensor. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Renner Otto Biosselle & Sklar, July 29, 1997: US05651869 (312 worldwide citation)

The biosensor of this invention includes an electrically insulating substrate; an electrode system formed on the substrate which includes a working electrode and a counter electrode; and a reaction layer formed on the substrate or above the substrate with a space therebetween. The reaction layer inc ...


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Richard Bradley Walker, Robert F Evans, Robert Hanson, Michael F Burrow: Medication delivery and monitoring system and methods. Foster & Foster, July 29, 1997: US05651775 (292 worldwide citation)

A medication delivery and monitoring system and methods whereby drugs are safely delivered to a patient, monitored in real-time during delivery and crucial events are recorded during delivery to provide real-time, on-line information and detail for an audit trail. A novel safety label cradle unit is ...


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John French, William Piehl: Gaming chips with electronic circuits scanned by antennas in gaming chip placement areas for tracking the movement of gaming chips within a casino apparatus and method. Chip Track International, Donald E Stout, July 29, 1997: US05651548 (291 worldwide citation)

A method of tracking movement of gaming chips in casino comprising gaming chips each having an electronic circuit which transmits information, and antennas located at gaming chip placement areas. When gaming chips are placed on a first gaming chip placement area within the casino, the antenna at tha ...


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Catherine R Rogers: Automated interactive bill payment system. Telepay, Haynes and Boone L, July 29, 1997: US05652786 (286 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for processing payment transactions using debit card numbers without the requirement of a personal identification number (PIN) is disclosed. A telepay system of the present invention provides an interface between a standard touchtone telephone and at least one debit card network ...



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