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John F Acres, Alec Ginsburg, David Wiebenson: Method for operating networked gaming devices. Acres Gaming, Marger Johnson et al, August 12, 1997: US05655961 (1332 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and configuring gaming devices interconnected over a high-speed network is disclosed. The system can support a file server, one or more floor controllers, one or more pit terminals, and other terminals all interconnected over the network. Each gaming device includes an electr ...


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InBae Yoon: Surgical stapler with curved jaws. August 12, 1997: US05655698 (703 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for applying multiple rows of surgical staples to biological tissue includes a pair of opposed jaws adapted to receive tissue therebetween, a plurality of surgical staples and staple-forming anvils carried by each jaw in alignment with the staples and staple-forming anvils carried ...


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Daniel L Auclair, Jeffrey Craig, John S Mangan, Robert D Norman, Daniel C Guterman, Sanjay Mehrotra: Soft errors handling in EEPROM devices. SanDisk Corporation, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, August 12, 1997: US05657332 (469 worldwide citation)

Soft errors occur during normal use of a solid-state memory such as EEPROM or Flash EEPROM. A soft error results from the programmed threshold voltage of a memory cell being drifted from its originally intended level. The error is initially not readily detected during normal read until the cumulativ ...


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Phivos C Aristides, Brian D Crites, Robert M Hohman: Interactive entertainment network system and method for providing program listings during non-peak times. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, August 12, 1997: US05657072 (407 worldwide citation)

An interactive entertainment network system has a program provider, multiple user interface units in individual homes, and a distribution network interconnecting the program provider and the user interface units. The program provider has a storage medium containing a plurality of program data record ...


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Taher Elgamal, Kipp E B Hickman: Secure socket layer application program apparatus and method. Netscape Communications Corporation, Limbach & Limbach L, August 12, 1997: US05657390 (386 worldwide citation)

A computer program product comprising: a computer useable medium having computer readable program code means embodied therein for encrypting and decrypting information transferred over a network between a client application program running in a client computer and a server application program runnin ...


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Kenneth P Weiss: Method and apparatus for utilizing a token for resource access. Security Dynamics Technologies, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, August 12, 1997: US05657388 (386 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for utilizing a token which is preferably a "dumb token" to provide secure access by authorized users to a selected resource. The token stores a secret user code in machine readable form, which code is read by a token processor. The token processor also receives a time-varying ...


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Gerard A Mourou, Detao Du, Subrata K Dutta, Victor Elner, Ron Kurtz, Paul R Lichter, Xinbing Liu, Peter P Pronko, Jeffrey A Squier: Method for controlling configuration of laser induced breakdown and ablation. The Regents of the University of Michigan, Barnes Kisselle Raisch Choate Whittemore & Hulbert PC, August 12, 1997: US05656186 (307 worldwide citation)

In one aspect the invention provides a method for laser induced breakdown of a material with a pulsed laser beam where the material is characterized by a relationship of fluence breakdown threshold (F.sub.th) versus laser beam pulse width (T) that exhibits an abrupt, rapid, and distinct change or at ...


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Robert C Houvener: Positive identification system and method. Image Data, Devine Millimet & Branch P A, August 12, 1997: US05657389 (301 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system and method of positively identifying individuals. The system comprises a point of identity verification terminal having a means for inputting data presented by a particular individual, at least one database storage and retrieval site having stored therein a pluralit ...


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Kary B Mullis, Larry Johnson, Richard A Leath, Timothy J Wennberg, Louis M Mezei, Joseph T Widunas: System for automated performance of the polymerase chain reaction. The Perkin Elmer Corporation, William J Hone, Richard P Ferrara, August 12, 1997: US05656493 (284 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed herein a machine for performing nucleic acid amplification under computer control. The machine utilizes any one of a number of heating and cooling systems under control of a host computer which directs the heating and cooling systems to heat and cool a reaction-chamber-containing ...


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Charles R Ruskouski: Lighting device. General Signal Corporation, Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, August 12, 1997: US05655830 (280 worldwide citation)

A long life, low maintenance and low energy consumption-lighting device (15) for connection with an electrical socket within a housing of an exit sign comprises a string (35, 35, 60) of series connected light emitting diodes (38) connected in a circuit comprising a capacitor (55) for limiting the cu ...



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