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Raman Chelliah, Jason S Cornez, Carl Dellar, Stephen Harrison, John A Hempe, Chih Cheng Hsu, Eric J Golin, Charles A Price, Neal S Rutta, Thomas A Wood, Wayne K Yamamoto: Computer system and method for electronic commerce. Broadvision, Cooley Godward, January 20, 1998: US05710887 (1410 worldwide citation)

A system for facilitating commercial transactions, between a plurality of customers and at least one supplier of items over a computer driven network capable of providing communications between the supplier and at least one customer site associated with each customer. Each site includes an associate ...


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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Warren P Williamson IV: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 20, 1998: US05709680 (831 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue in the compression zone between first interfacing surface and second in ...


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Rick Dedrick: System for automatically updating personal profile server with updates to additional user information gathered from monitoring users electronic consuming habits generated on computer during use. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 20, 1998: US05710884 (748 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for storing and updating electronic information in a personal profile server for an individual user, and dynamically changing the residence of the electronic information. The electonic information is being transmitted between a computer and a network system. The computer in ...


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Barry Alan Clark, John D Onofrio: Interface device for electronically integrating global financial services. Citibank N A, Kilpatrick Stockton, January 20, 1998: US05710889 (719 worldwide citation)

An interface device for electronically integrating a plurality of financial services provided at different geographical locations and in different time zones, and delivering such services directly to a customer facility at any time requested by the customer. The customer connects to the system whene ...


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Scott N Christensen, David D Ingwersen: Electric couponing method and apparatus. SellectSoft L C, Robert Platt Bell & Associates P C, January 20, 1998: US05710886 (652 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for distributing, generating, and redeeming discount coupons, rebate or gift certificates or the like tracks each coupon using a consumer ID number printed on the coupon. Coupons may be distributed electronically, for example, in the form of a diskette or CD-ROM software. Soft ...


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Gregory Sorrentino, Alim Alli: Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, January 20, 1998: US05709334 (461 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 an anvil member and a surgical fastener cartridge member mounted to the distal end of an elongated endoscopic portion. A tubular collar of t ...


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Peter E Alley, Walter R Smith: Method for synchronizing and archiving information between computer systems. Apple Computer, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, January 20, 1998: US05710922 (433 worldwide citation)

A method for synchronizing the data between two separate computer systems is described. In a first aspect of the invention, the method includes the step of identifying each record stored in the memory of the first computer system that is intended to be synchronized. The records are identified with a ...


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Konrad Charles Lagarde, Richard Michael Rogers: Method for distributed task fulfillment of web browser requests. International Business Machines Corporation, Lynn L Augspurger, January 20, 1998: US05710918 (428 worldwide citation)

A World Wide Web browser makes requests to web servers on a network which receive and fulfill requests as an agent of the browser client, organizing distributed sub-agents as distributed integration solution (DIS) servers on an intranet network supporting the web server which also has an access agen ...


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Robert S Behl, Thomas Palermo, Colin J Nichols: Method and device for permanent vessel occlusion. Radiotherapeutics Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 20, 1998: US05709224 (415 worldwide citation)

Body lumens such as blood vessels are selectively occluded by mechanically collapsing the blood vessel and subsequently applying energy or other occlusive conditions within or adjacent the collapsed region. For example, vessel collapsing mechanisms can include spreadable opposed elements, reciprocat ...