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Aggelos Katsaggelos
Guido M Schuster, Aggelos Katsaggelos, Mark R Banham, James C Brailean: Method and device for optimal bit allocation between different sources of information in digital video compression. Motorola, Northwestern University, Darleen J Stockley, July 7, 1998: US05778192 (59 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method (200, 400) and device (500) for, within a variable or fixed block size video compression scheme, providing optimal bit allocation among at least three critical types of data: segmentation, motion vectors and prediction error, or DFD. Since the amount of inform ...


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Douglas L Whiting, Tom Dilatush: System for backing up files from disk volumes on multiple nodes of a computer network. Stac, Irell & Manella, July 7, 1998: US05778395 (876 worldwide citation)

A system for backing up files from disk volumes on multiple nodes of a computer network to a common random-access backup storage means. As part of the backup process, duplicate files (or portions of files) may be identified across nodes, so that only a single copy of the contents of the duplicate fi ...


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Steven P Buysse, Jenifer S Kennedy, Michael J Lands, Donald R Loeffler, S Wade Lukianow, Thomas P Ryan: Vascular tissue sealing pressure control. Valleylab, July 7, 1998: US05776130 (548 worldwide citation)

A clamping force mechanism for use with electrosurgery allow a user to seal and/or join patient's particular vascular tissue; the mechanism is elongate with user and patient ends. An actuator is at the user end and the effectors are at the patient end. Each effector has a face of an area to contact ...


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Jack D Hidary, Craig Ullman: Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved integrated internet information segments. ACTV, Dorsey & Whitney, July 7, 1998: US05778181 (529 worldwide citation)

A system for integrating video programming with the vast information resources of the Internet. A computer based system receives a video program with embedded uniform resource locators (URLs). The URLs, the effective addresses of locations or Web sites on the Internet, are interpreted by the system ...


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Ralph E Wesinger Jr, Christopher D Coley: Automated on-line information service and directory, particularly for the world wide web. Network Engineering Software, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, July 7, 1998: US05778367 (508 worldwide citation)

A computer network and a database are used to provide a hardware-independent, dynamic information system in which the information content is entirely user-controlled. Requests are received from individual users of the computer network to electronically publish information, and input is accepted from ...


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Antonio M Monteiro, James F Butterworth: Multicasting method and apparatus. Netcast Communications, Pennie & Edmonds, July 7, 1998: US05778187 (417 worldwide citation)

A scalable architecture is disclosed for delivery of real-time information over a communications network. Embedded into the architecture is a control mechanism that provides for the management and administration of users who are to receive the real-time information. In the preferred embodiment, the ...


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Deborah Ann Cathey, William Chau, Krishna Ramachandran Mathis, Paul Nema, Jonathan Yang: Usage management system. AT&T, July 7, 1998: US05778182 (409 worldwide citation)

A usage management system for tracking usage of applications available to subscribers of an interactive network includes an application server adapted to process a plurality of applications on demand by the users. The application server generates a plurality of event records each event record includ ...


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Gary Karlin Michelson: Artificial spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 7, 1998: US05776199 (406 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant for promoting fusion between adjacent vertebrae consisting of an integral, generally rectangular member having a plurality of openings for promoting ingrowth. In the preferred embodiment, the implant has an interior enclosed chamber, accessible from the outside through an opening in ...


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Ronald J Tuch: Intravasoular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, July 7, 1998: US05776184 (395 worldwide citation)

A device for delivery of a therapeutic substance into a body lumen including a polymer in intimate contact with a drug on a stent allows the drug to be retained on the stent during expansion of the stent and also controls the administration of drug following implantation. The adhesion of the coating ...


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Ronald Arthur Watts, Alan Parker: Gaming or amusement machines. Astra Innovations, Young & Thompson, July 7, 1998: US05775692 (391 worldwide citation)

A gaming or amusement-with-prizes machine has two stage or multi-stage operation. Conveniently, it takes the form of a fruit machine, and a first reel spin produces a combination of symbols on a line. One or more of these combinations enable the reels to be spun again, as part of the same play or ga ...



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