1
Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Method of converting a series of m-bit information words to a modulated signal, method of producing a record carrier, coding device, device, recording device, signal, as well as a record carrier. U S Philips Corporation, Edward Blocker, August 4, 1998: US05790056 (22 worldwide citation)

A method of converting a series of m-bit information words to a modulated signal. For each information word from the series an n-bit code word is delivered. The delivered code words are converted to the modulated signal. The code words are distributed over at least one group of a first type and at l ...


2
Anthony J Baerlocher, Robert W Crowder Jr: Electronic game method and apparatus with hierarchy of simulated wheels. International Game Technology, Sheridan Ross P C, August 4, 1998: US05788573 (928 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented electronic game includes a wheel of fortune game with odds of a jackpot greatly in excess of the number of indicia on a simulated wheel. In one embodiment, a virtual mapping allows a bonus indicium of the wheel to be given a 1:M chance of being landed on, even though the bonus ...


3
Jeffrey C Smith, Jean Christophe Bandini: Electronic document delivery system in which notification of said electronic document is sent to a recipient thereof. Tumbleweed Software Corporation, Michael A Glenn, Donald M Hendricks, August 4, 1998: US05790790 (790 worldwide citation)

An electronic document delivery system and methods of its use are provided. A document, preferably in a portable format, is forwarded to a remote server (e.g. using HTTP to "push" the document to the server). The server sends a generic notification of the document to an intended recipient, and the r ...


4
Barbara L Fox, Lester L Waters, Jeffrey F Spelman, Robert B Seidensticker, Matthew W Thomlinson: System and method for secure electronic commerce transactions. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, August 4, 1998: US05790677 (650 worldwide citation)

An electronic commerce system facilitates secure electronic commerce transactions among multiple participants. Each electronic commerce transaction involves at least one commerce document defining the transaction and at least one commerce instrument defining a payment for the transaction. The electr ...


5
David W Payton: Virtual on-demand digital information delivery system and method. Hughes Aircraft Company, Georgann S Grunebach, Michael W Sales, Wanda K Denson Low, August 4, 1998: US05790935 (645 worldwide citation)

A digital information system delivers virtual on-demand information over existing, as well as the next generation, digital transport systems by offloading a portion of the systems' peak bandwidth requirements to the local subscribers. A collaborative filtering system synthesizes the preferences of a ...


6
Bruce Tognazzini: Portable calendaring device having perceptual agent managing calendar entries. Sun Microsystems, McDermott Will & Emery, August 4, 1998: US05790974 (616 worldwide citation)

A personal calendaring system includes a portable calendaring system and a complementary office calendar system, each synchronizing calendar entries by two-way wireless transmission. The portable calendaring system includes a GPS receiver interface providing location data. The office calendar system ...


7
Kamran Sistanizadeh, Bahman Amin Salehi, Edward Ghafari, Wendell Sims: Universal access multimedia data network. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, August 4, 1998: US05790548 (520 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing Internet access via a Public Switched Telecommunications Network (PSTN) using full time asymmetric digital subscriber line connections between subscriber premises processor terminals and a local area network (LAN) node and router gateway on Telco premises connected ...


8
Russell C Zahorik, Alan R Reinberg: Method of making chalogenide memory device. Micron Technology, Fletcher Yoder & Edwards, August 4, 1998: US05789277 (444 worldwide citation)

A method for fabricating chalcogenide memories in which ultra-small pores are formed in insulative layers using disposable spacers. The chalcogenide memory elements are positioned within the ultra-small pores. The chalcogenide memory elements thus defined have minimum lateral dimensions ranging from ...


9
Eckhard Alt, Axel Stemberger: Biodegradable coating with inhibitory properties for application to biocompatible materials. Inflow Dynamics, August 4, 1998: US05788979 (393 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for coating a biomaterial to be placed in contact with a patient's blood flow to inhibit blood coagulation from adhering to the biomaterial that would otherwise result from such contact. A biodegradable material of liquid state compatible with the blood and tissue of the human ...


10
Christopher D Coley, Ralph E Wesinger Jr: Automated system for management of licensed software. Network Engineering Software, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 4, 1998: US05790664 (365 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for providing a system for automatically tracking use of a software and also for determining whether the software is validly licensed and enabling or disabling the software accordingly. Exemplary systems involve attaching a licensing system module to a software ...



Click the thumbnails below to visualize the patent trend.