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Mark Squibb: Computer apparatus and method for merging system deltas. DeltaTech Research, March 17, 1998: US05729743 (560 worldwide citation)

A computer apparatus and method for merging system deltas, and more particularly, to a computer apparatus and method for 1) merging a number of system deltas with a copy of a system's files (primary input stream) to create a revised copy of a system's files (primary output stream), 2) merging a plur ...


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Donald A Cook deceased, George Lukas, Andrew V Lukas, David J Padwa: Agent based instruction system and method. Netsage Corporation, Pennie & Edmonds, March 17, 1998: US05727950 (517 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a system and method for interactive, adaptive, and individualized computer-assisted instruction. This invention includes an agent for each student which adapts to its student and provides individualized guidance to the student and controls to the augmented computer-assisted ...


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Ramesh Jain, Koji Wakimoto: Machine dynamic selection of one video camera/image of a scene from multiple video cameras/images of the scene in accordance with a particular perspective on the scene, an object in the scene, or an event in the scene. The Regents of the University of California, Fuess & Davidenas, March 17, 1998: US05729471 (454 worldwide citation)

Each and any viewer of a video or a television scene is his or her own proactive editor of the scene, having the ability to interactively dictate and select--in advance of the unfolding of the scene and by high-level command--a particular perspective by which the scene will be depicted, as and when ...


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Hugh Allen Oliver Hill, Irving John Higgins, James Michael McCann, Graham Davis: Strip electrode with screen printing. MediSense, Fish & Richardson P C, March 17, 1998: US05727548 (420 worldwide citation)

A sensor system that detects a current representative of a compound in a liquid mixture features a two-electrode strip adapted for releasable attachment to signal readout circuitry. The strip comprises an elongated support (preferably flat) adapted for releasable attachment to the readout circuitry; ...


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Claude A Vidal, Russell J Redmond, Alan K Plyley: Procedure for use of laparoscopic surgical instruments. United States Surgical Corporation, March 17, 1998: US05728110 (411 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic stapler with a blocking body is disclosed. The blocking body allows the stapler to be inserted into the abdominal cavity through a cannula and removed therefrom until the staples are fired. When the staples are fired, the blocking body allows the stapler to be removed from the abdomin ...


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David E Acker: Magnetic location system with feedback adjustment of magnetic field generator. Biosense, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, March 17, 1998: US05729129 (399 worldwide citation)

A system for locating objects in space, such as medical instruments within the body of a patient, based upon transmission of magnetic fields from coils in a fixed frame of reference to sensors on the object or visa-versa. The current supplied to the coils is adjusted to assure that the sensors recei ...


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Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry: Multi-angle bone screw assembly using shape-memory technology. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 17, 1998: US05728098 (338 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a spinal fixation assembly includes an elongated member, such as a spinal rod, configured for placement adjacent the spine and a bone engaging fastener, such as a bone screw having a lower portion configured for engaging a vertebra and a head that is at least partially spherical. ...


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Samuel C Meyering: Remote database file synchronizer. Cesari and McKenna, March 17, 1998: US05729735 (334 worldwide citation)

A computer system synchronizes data in multiple remote database files with data in a master database file. The system creates the remote files by copying data from the master file. For each remote file created, the system also creates a backup file. The backup file reflects contents of the remote fi ...


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Federico J Benetti, Robert G Matheny, Charles S Taylor: Surgical devices for imposing a negative pressure to fix the position of cardiac tissue during surgery. Cardiothoracic Systems, Lyon & Lyon, March 17, 1998: US05727569 (317 worldwide citation)

The invention is devices and techniques which use a negative (suction) pressure or vacuum, applied through a surgical instrument, to fix the position of a portion of the surface of a beating heart so that a surgical procedure can be more easily performed. The devices apply a negative pressure at sev ...


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Edwin E Klingman: On-line secured financial transaction system through electronic media. Claude Hamrick, March 17, 1998: US05729594 (310 worldwide citation)

A remote communication system for facilitating secure electronic purchases of goods in on-line, wherein a suitable local user input device in association with a data transmission system, couples the user input into a packet network system for communication to a remote receiver/decoder apparatus to T ...



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