Rick Dedrick: Method and apparatus for providing electronic advertisements to end users in a consumer best-fit pricing manner. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 3, 1998: US05724521 (1470 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing electronic advertisements to end users in a consumer best-fit pricing manner includes an index database, a user profile database, and a consumer scale matching process. The index database provides storage space for the titles of electronic advertisements. The use ...

David K Gifford: Digital active advertising. Open Market, Fish & Richardson P C, March 3, 1998: US05724424 (1013 worldwide citation)

A complete system for the purchasing of goods or information over a computer network is presented. Merchant computers on the network maintain databases of digital advertisements that are accessed by buyer computers. In response to user inquiries, buyer computers retrieve and display digital advertis ...

Haruo Inoue: Slot machine having two distinct sets of reels. Eagle, Young & Thompson, March 3, 1998: US05722891 (872 worldwide citation)

A slot machine for playing games has a set of three normal reels, with symbols arranged on their peripheries. The normal reels are rotated in a normal game, and are stopped to determine a win, in accordance with a combination of symbols of the normal reels along a predetermined first winning line. A ...

Desaraju V Varaprasad, Ian A McCabe, Hamid Habibi, Niall R Lynam, Mingtang Zhao, Craig A Dornan: Electrochromic mirrors and devices. Donnelly Corporation, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, March 3, 1998: US05724187 (638 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to electrochromic mirrors and devices whose electrochromic element is composed of an electrochromic solid film and an electrolyte comprising redox reaction promoters and alkali ions and/or protons.

L William Bro: Method for mediating social and behavioral processes in medicine and business through an interactive telecommunications guidance system. Cislo & Thomas, March 3, 1998: US05722418 (622 worldwide citation)

A method for mediating social and behavioral influence processes through an interactive telecommunications guidance system for use in medicine and business (10) that utilizes an expert (200) such as a physician, counselor, manager, supervisor, trainer, or peer in association with a computer (16) tha ...

Daniel E Rose, Jeremy J Bornstein, Kevin Tiene, Dulce B Ponceleon: System for directing relevance-ranked data objects to computer users. Apple Computer, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, March 3, 1998: US05724567 (490 worldwide citation)

An information access system stores items of information in an unstructured global database. When a user requests access to the system, the system delivers to that user an identification of only those items of information which are believed to be relevant to the user's interest. The determination as ...

Randall T Brunts: GPS based time determining system and method. Delco Electronics Corporation, Jimmy L Funke, March 3, 1998: US05724316 (411 worldwide citation)

An audio entertainment/navigation system with updated time readings is provided especially for a mobile user. The navigation system receives GPS position information signals which are processed to determine current position latitude and longitude coordinates and direction of travel. A destination da ...

Susan M Pietroski, Andrew L Lerohl, Harold A Heitzmann, Mir A Imran: Endocardial mapping and/or ablation catheter probe. Cardiac Pathways Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, March 3, 1998: US05722401 (407 worldwide citation)

A catheter probe comprising a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities. An expandable assembly capable of moving from a contracted position to an expanded position is secured to the distal extremity of the flexible elongate tubular member and is formed from at least tw ...

Otho D Hill, Louis W DesPrez: Card dispensing shoe with scanner. Smart Shoes, March 3, 1998: US05722893 (402 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a shoe of the type described wherein the shoe has a card scanner which scans indicia on a playing card as the card moves along and out of a chute by manual direction by the dealer in the normal fashion. The scanner can be one of several different types of devices ...

Michael J Freeman, Gregory W Harper: Compressed digital data interactive program system. ACTV, Dorsey & Whitney, March 3, 1998: US05724091 (377 worldwide citation)

An interactive cable television system is disclosed which utilizes a standard cable television distribution network for simultaneously providing a plurality of viewers with an interactive television program comprising a plurality of signals related in time and content. Video signals are transmitted ...