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James P Reilly, Gregory P Hassett: Information and advertising distribution system and method. PointCast, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 14, 1998: US05740549 (1626 worldwide citation)

In summary, the present invention is an information and advertising distribution system. A data server stores and updates a database of information items and advertisements. The information items and advertisements are each categorized so that each has an associated information category. Workstation ...


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Robert S Cohn, Gregory M Vaudreuil, Carl F Schoeneberger, David M Reece, Carlton C O Neal, Carl W Kalbfleisch, Mark B Whipple, James R Swoopes, Alan T Huch, Michael P Dimitroff: Network-based multimedia communications and directory system and method of operation. Octel Communications Corporation, Baker & Botts L, April 14, 1998: US05740231 (494 worldwide citation)

A communications system (10) is provided which comprises a plurality of network hubs (12), (14), and (16). Network hubs (12), (14), and (16) are interconnected through a communications network (18). The system (10) interconnects messaging systems (24), (26), (28), (30), (32), (34), (36), (40), (42) ...


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Shlomo Ben Haim: Cardiac electromechanics. Biosense, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P C, April 14, 1998: US05738096 (482 worldwide citation)

A method of constructing a cardiac map of a heart having a heart cycle including; bringing an invasive probe into contact with a location on a wall of the heart; determining, at at least two different phases of the heart cycle, a position of the invasive probe; and determining a local non-electrical ...


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John A Edmond, Hua Shuang Kong: Double heterojunction light emitting diode with gallium nitride active layer. Cree Research, Philip Summa Patent Attorney, April 14, 1998: US05739554 (404 worldwide citation)

A double heterostructure for a light emitting diode comprises a layer of aluminum gallium nitride having a first conductivity type; a layer of aluminum gallium nitride having the opposite conductivity type; and an active layer of gallium nitride between the aluminum gallium nitride layers, in which ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Bernard G Jackson: Method and apparatus for controlling human-computer interface systems providing force feedback. Immersion Human Interface Corporation, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, April 14, 1998: US05739811 (383 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling and providing force feedback using an interface device manipulated by a user. A microprocessor is provided local to the interface device and reads sensor data from sensors that describes the position and/or other information about an object grasped and moved by ...


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Salman Akram, Alan G Wood, Warren M Farnworth: Single piece package for semiconductor die. Micron Technology, Stephen A Gratton, April 14, 1998: US05739585 (376 worldwide citation)

A method for packaging a bare semiconductor die using a one piece package body with a pattern of external conductors is provided. The package body includes a die mounting location and an interconnect opening that aligns with the bond pads on the die. Electrical interconnects, such as wire bonds, are ...


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Jerome H Lemelson: Patient monitoring system. Niro Scavone Haller & Niro, April 14, 1998: US05738102 (359 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and computer analyzing select physiological variables of a patient in real time in order to alert medical personnel to the need for medical treatment or automatically administering such treatment under computer control. Such physiological variables monitored by the system may ...


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Jeffrey J Blewett: Surgical staple and staple drive member. April 14, 1998: US05738474 (351 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple is provided which includes a bridge portion having at least two adjacent arcuate sections, each defining a constant radius of curvature along the arc length thereof. Transition portions are disposed at opposed end portions of the bridge portion, each having a curved profile. The su ...


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Gregory J Winksy, Michael Woolf, Jules Egyud: Hand held electronic music encyclopedia with text and note structure search. Franklin Electronic Publishers Incorporated, McAulay Fisher Nissen Goldberg & Kiel, April 14, 1998: US05739451 (336 worldwide citation)

A hand held electronic music reference machine includes a platform having a keyboard and a display for displaying text. A database removably or permanently mounted to the platform has a first memory portion storing, for each of a multiplicity of songs, selected lyrics and identification information ...


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Bruce Tognazzini: Digital delivery of receipts. Sun Microsystems, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, April 14, 1998: US05739512 (332 worldwide citation)

Digital delivery of receipts overcomes many of the problems associated with paper receipts. Digital receipts can be delivered over a properitary or over an open network such as the Internet. They can be uploaded to a smart card. They can be standardized in format to facilitate automated processing. ...