James E Lee Jr, Harvey J Kulka, John H Schramm: Transponder and sensor apparatus for sensing and transmitting vehicle tire parameter data. Computer Methods Corporation, Young & Basile P C, March 24, 1998: US05731754 (121 worldwide citation)

A transponder and sensor apparatus with on-board power supply is mounted in or on a vehicle tire. A pressure sensor, a temperature sensor and a tire rotation sensor are mounted in a housing along with the transponder, the power supply and an antenna. Upon receiving an interrogation signal from a rem ...

Kim Ernest Alexander Silverman: Methods for controlling the generation of speech from text representing names and addresses. NYNEX Science & Technology, Peter L Michaelson, Michael P Straub, Michaelson & Wallace, March 24, 1998: US05732395 (120 worldwide citation)

Improved automated synthesis of human audible speech from text is disclosed. Performance enhancement of the underlying text comprehensibility is obtained through prosodic treatment of the synthesized material, improved speaking rate treatment, and improved methods of spelling words or terms for the ...

Jack T Clements: Non-round unitary filter cartridge. BHA Group, Kokjer Kircher Bowman & Johnson, March 24, 1998: US05730766 (120 worldwide citation)

A non-round unitary filter cartridge according to the present invention is provided having a unitary structure with pleated filter media formed securely about a perforated interior core. Opposite ends of the pleated filter media and perforated core are integrally formed with a bottom end cap and a f ...

Michael Horzewski, Jeffrey Giba: Guided spiral catheter. Eclipse Surgical Technologies, Ray K Shahani, Janet Kaiser Castaneda, March 24, 1998: US05730741 (118 worldwide citation)

A spiral catheter apparatus and method of use for access to, and laser or other treatment within, cavities and organs in the human body, the apparatus having a spiral member with a selected curvilinear shape, but flexible enough to assume a temporarily elongated shape such that the spiral member can ...

Ben Smets: Method of lasting an article of footwear and footwear made thereby. Nike, Banner & Witcoff, March 24, 1998: US05729918 (118 worldwide citation)

A method of lasting an article of footwear includes forming a pattern for a shoe upper from a first material, forming a pattern for a lasting sock from a second material, and stitching a perimeter of the lasting sock to a bottom edge of the shoe upper. The stitching extends from a first location rea ...

David James Eaglesham, Hans Joachim Ludwig Gossmann, John Milo Poate, Peter Adriaan Stolk: Process for controlling dopant diffusion in a semiconductor layer and semiconductor layer formed thereby. Lucent Technologies, March 24, 1998: US05731626 (115 worldwide citation)

Diffusion of ion-implanted dopant is controlled by incorporating electrically inactive impurity in a semiconductor layer by at least one crystal growth technique.

Paulo Tubel, Albert A Mullins II, Kevin Jones, Frank D Richardson: Production wells having permanent downhole formation evaluation sensors. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Fishman Dionne & Cantor, March 24, 1998: US05730219 (114 worldwide citation)

A downhole control system for a production well is associated with permanent downhole formation evaluation sensors which remain downhole throughout production operations. These formation evaluation sensors may include, for example, neutron generator, gamma ray detector and resistivity sensors which ...

Yoshihiro Kikuchi, Toshiaki Watanabe, Kenshi Dachiku, Takashi Ida, Noboru Yamaguchi, Takeshi Chujoh: Video coding/decoding apparatus which transmits different accuracy prediction levels. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, March 24, 1998: US05731840 (113 worldwide citation)

A video coding/decoding apparatus comprises a prediction circuit that divides an input video signal into large regions and small regions in a hierarchical fashion and produces a prediction signal by performing prediction region by region, a subtracter for generating a prediction error signal for a p ...

Kenya Yokoi, Ikuo Aoki: Information recording apparatus, method and computer program product. Ricoh Company, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, March 24, 1998: US05732062 (112 worldwide citation)

In an information recording system, information is recorded, through light from a light source, in a recording medium comprising a recording layer which has a phase reversibly changeable between a crystal phase and an amorphous phase. The light source emits, for forming a record mark in the recordin ...

Alfred Eckert, Stefan A Drumm: Brake system for a motor vehicle with yaw moment control. ITT Automotive Europe, Thomas N Twomey, J Gordon Lewis, March 24, 1998: US05732379 (112 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for controlling an automotive vehicle is provided. The vehicle has a plurality of wheels, each wheel having an individually operable brake. The apparatus comprises a mechanism for determining the steering angle of the vehicle. A yawing moment controller receives the steering angle and dete ...