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Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Encoding arrangement for encoding a sequence of (N-1)-bit information words into a sequence of N-bit channel words, and a deciding arrangement for decoding a sequence of N-bit channel words in a sequence of (N-1)-bit information words. U S Philips Corporation, Michael E Belk, June 2, 1998: US05760718 (10 worldwide citation)

Encoding arrangement for encoding a sequence of (n-1)bit information words into a sequence of n-bit channel words, and a decoding arrangement for decoding a sequence of n-bit channel words into a sequence of (n-1)-bit information words. The encoding arrangement comprises input means for receiving th ...


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Krista S Schwartz, Allison A Carleton, Catherine M FitzPatrick, Theresa M Pommier: Remote collaboration system including first program means translating user inputs into annotations and running on all computers while second program means runs on one computer. NCR Corporation, Gregory A Welte, George H Gates, June 2, 1998: US05761419 (770 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns using multiple computers to hold a conference. Under the invention, an application program can run on a single computer, yet remote participants can issue commands to the program. Remote participants can watch the program operate, because the invention replicates the display w ...


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John Michael Boushy: National customer recognition system and method. Harrah s Operating Company, Fenwick & West, June 2, 1998: US05761647 (694 worldwide citation)

A system and method for implementing a customer tracking and recognition program that encompasses customers' gaming and non-gaming activity alike at a plurality of affiliated casino properties. Customer information is accumulated at each affiliated casino through one or more LAN-based management sys ...


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Mohamed Kheir Diab, Massi E Kiani, Charles Robert Ragsdale, James M Lepper Jr: Manual and automatic probe calibration. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olsen & Bear, June 2, 1998: US05758644 (622 worldwide citation)

The method and apparatus of the present invention provides a system wherein light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can be tuned within a given range by selecting their operating drive current in order to obtain a precise wavelength. The present invention further provides a manner in which to calibrate and uti ...


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Thomas R Wolzien: Media online services access via address embedded in video or audio program. Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, June 2, 1998: US05761606 (617 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for providing direct automated access to an online information services provider through an address embedded in a video or audio program, commercial message, or news story. The system operates with video or audio programs which are received through broadcast, cable or pre-recor ...


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Vasanthan S Dasan: Personalized information retrieval using user-defined profile. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 2, 1998: US05761662 (602 worldwide citation)

An automatic method and system for retrieving information based on a user-defined profile (e.g. a personalized newspaper). A user-controlled client establishes communication with a stateless server, the server presenting a list of options to the client between the server and the client. The client p ...


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Steven T Senator, Billy J Fuller: Computer system method and apparatus providing for various versions of a file without requiring data copy or log operations. Sun Microsystems, William J Kubida, Homer L Holland & Hart Knearl, June 2, 1998: US05761677 (557 worldwide citation)

Various versions of a computer file are provided without requiring copying the file or logging changed data, so that the files have consistent user data. A program module responds to a system call argument and allocates another node in file system tables and copies metadata information from the old ...


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Richard J Gallagher, David N Fowler: Anvil for circular stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, June 2, 1998: US05758814 (517 worldwide citation)

An anvil assembly for a surgical fastening instrument is disclosed. The anvil is constructed to pivot relative to an anvil shaft to facilitate movement of the anvil and instrument during use. The anvil also has an improved surface for severing structures and a sloped surface for guiding a knife duri ...


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James M Lepper Jr, Mohamed Kheir Diab: Optical filter for spectroscopic measurement and method of producing the optical filter. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 2, 1998: US05760910 (471 worldwide citation)

An optical filter used in applications involving spectroscopic measurements is fabricated by depositing layers of optical coatings onto a substrate. The layers are deposited so as to have a substantially constant thickness in a first direction along the surface of the substrate, and a gradually incr ...


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Kenneth Schofield, Mark Larson: Automatic rearview mirror system using a photosensor array. Donnelly Corporation, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, June 2, 1998: US05760962 (425 worldwide citation)

A system apparatus, structure and method for controlling a plurality of variable reflectance mirrors (or mirror segments), including a rearview mirror and side view mirrors, which change their reflectance level in response to a plurality of drive voltages applied thereto, for an automotive vehicle. ...



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