Simon Raab: Computer-aided surgery apparatus. Faro Technology, Fishman Dionne Cantor & Colburn, May 5, 1998: US05748767 (535 worldwide citation)

To aid a medical practitioner in positioning a surgical instrument or implant when performing surgery on or examining portions of a patient, patient data is developed which identifies the position and orientation of the portion to which surgical procedures or examinations are to be applied. The posi ...

David E Whiteis: System and method for recommending items to a user. Firefly Network, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, May 5, 1998: US05749081 (515 worldwide citation)

A system and method for assisting a consumer in selecting items from a master list of available items, when the consumer has already sampled some of the available items, and indicated a favorable response to a subset of the sampled items by including the names of the favored items on an input list. ...

Brian J Erickson, Michael E Hilgers, Tracy A Hendrickson, J Edward Shapland, Frank A Solomon, Mark B Knudson: Interstitial fluid collection and constituent measurement. Integ Incorporated, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, May 5, 1998: US05746217 (445 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is disclosed for obtaining and measuring constituents in a sample of body fluid. The apparatus includes a member which is sized to penetrate into at least the dermal layer of skin to collect a sample of body fluid located within the dermal layer.

Geoffrey B Rhoads: Method and apparatus for robust information coding. Digimarc Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, May 5, 1998: US05748783 (444 worldwide citation)

A digital signal is imperceptibly embedded into an input source signal, such as an image or video signal, to produce an encoded (sometimes termed "watermarked") signal. The principle of quasi-rotational symmetry is employed to facilitate detection of the embedded signal notwithstanding rotation of t ...

Robert N Daggar: Multimedia electronic wallet with generic card. Eric J Robinson, Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson, May 5, 1998: US05748737 (395 worldwide citation)

An electronic wallet is disclosed which provides multiple data media interfaces. Standard interfaces will include a smart card reader/writer, a magnetic reader/writer, a radio frequency transceiver and a user interface. A generic card is insertable into an electronic wallet to provide magnetic or sm ...

Terry E Flach, Michael D Stoop: Two-way TDMA telemetry system with power conservation features. Vitalcom, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 5, 1998: US05748103 (394 worldwide citation)

A two-way medical telemetry system is provided for displaying and monitoring, at a central location, physiologic and other patient data of multiple, remotely-located patients. The system comprises multiple battery-powered remote telemeters, each of which is worn by a respective patient, and a centra ...

Panayotis Argyroudis, Gwain Bayley, Matthew S Grob, Marc Phillips, Samir S Soliman: Wireless remote telemetry system. Qualcomm Incorporated, Russell B Miller, Roger W Martin, May 5, 1998: US05748104 (358 worldwide citation)

A wireless remote telemetry system which uses low-cost remote communication devices operating on existing wireless communication systems in order to provide real-time reading and control of remote devices. In an embodiment applicable to utility service, consumption of electrical power among a popula ...

David Edward Johnson: Multimodal natural language interface for cross-application tasks. International Business Machines Corporation, Stephen J Kaufman, Whitham Curtis Whitham & McGinn, May 5, 1998: US05748974 (355 worldwide citation)

A multimodal natural language interface interprets user requests combining natural language input from the user with information selected from a current application and sends the request in the proper form to an appropriate auxiliary application for processing. The multimodal natural language interf ...

Herbert Stanley Cole Jr, Theresa Ann Sitnik Nieters: Method for making an electronic module. Martin Marietta Corporation, Brian J Rees, Geoffrey H Krauss, May 5, 1998: US05745984 (341 worldwide citation)

A multi-chip module is provided which utilizes benzocyclobutene as a laminate adhesive for bonding the upper dielectric films in a high density interconnect structure. The benzocyclobutene thermosetting polymer is spin coated on a polyimide film, and baked at low temperature to remove any solvent to ...