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Jay S Walker, Bruce Schneier, James A Jorasch: Method and apparatus for a cryptographically assisted commercial network system designed to facilitate buyer-driven conditional purchase offers. Walker Asset Management Partnership, Jeffrey L Brandt, Morgan & Finnegan, August 11, 1998: US05794207 (1696 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method and apparatus for effectuating bilateral buyer-driven commerce. The present invention allows prospective buyers of goods and services to communicate a binding purchase offer globally to potential sellers, for sellers conveniently to search for relevant buyer purchas ...


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A Nathaniel Goldhaber, Gary Fitts: Attention brokerage. CyberGold, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, August 11, 1998: US05794210 (1335 worldwide citation)

A system provides for the immediate payment to computer and other users for paying attention to an advertisement or other "negatively priced" information distributed over a computer network such as the Internet. Called Attention Brokerage, this is the business of brokering the buying and selling of ...


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Joseph H Schulman, Ronald J Lebel, Joseph Y Lucisano, Alfred E Mann, Orville Rey Rule III, David I Whitmoyer: Patient monitoring system. Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, August 11, 1998: US05791344 (975 worldwide citation)

A patient monitoring system measures the concentration of a particular substance in a patient's tissue, blood, or other bodily fluids, provides an indication of the rate of change of such concentration, and determines whether the measured concentration and rate of change are within certain preset li ...


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Stephen J Brown: Method of conducting an on-line auction with bid pooling. Health Hero Network, Luhen Intellectual Property Services, August 11, 1998: US05794219 (779 worldwide citation)

A method of conducting an on-line auction that permits individual bidders to pool bids during a bidding session. The auction is conducted over a computer network that includes a central computer, a number of remote computers, and communication lines connecting the remote computers to the central com ...


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Akhil J Madhani, J Kenneth Salisbury: Articulated surgical instrument for performing minimally invasive surgery with enhanced dexterity and sensitivity. Intuitive Surgical, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 11, 1998: US05792135 (745 worldwide citation)

An articulated surgical instrument for enhancing the performance of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The instrument has a high degree of dexterity, low friction, low inertia and good force reflection. A unique cable and pulley drive system operates to reduce friction and enhance force reflect ...


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Charles H Klieman, John M Stiggelbout, Bruce M Schena: Endoscopic instrument with detachable end effector. Charles H Klieman, Fish & Richardson P C P A, August 11, 1998: US05792165 (686 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having a handle, barrel and detachable end effector is provided. The barrel is generally tubular, with one end being connected to the handle. The end effector is releasably attached to the other end of the barrel, with jaws which may be pivoted, rotated and operated independent ...


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John Tang, Ellen Isaacs, Trevor Morris, Thomas Rodriguez, Alan Ruberg, Rick Levenson: System and method providing a computer user interface enabling access to distributed workgroup members. Sun Microsystems, Fenwick & West, August 11, 1998: US05793365 (665 worldwide citation)

A system and method provides each networked computer user with a user interface displaying visual representations of selected other computer users, generally of those workers in the user's workgroup, and further provides communication mechanisms for efficiently and easily contacting any of the displ ...


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Kevin Thomas Foley, Maurice Mell Smith, John B Clayton, Joseph Moctezuma: Devices and methods for percutaneous surgery. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, August 11, 1998: US05792044 (493 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods for performing percutaneous spinal surgery under direct visualization and through a single cannula are shown. A device (10) is provided which includes an elongated cannula (20) having a first inner diameter (D.sub.I) and an outer diameter (D.sub.O) sized for percutaneous introduc ...


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Kathleen Dahlgren, Edward Stabler: Natural language understanding system. Intelligent Text Processing, Hecker & Harriman, August 11, 1998: US05794050 (488 worldwide citation)

The present invention interprets natural language input using common sense reasoning. The invention avoids the combinatorial explosion that has occurred in other natural language understanding systems. The invention uses modules for parsing, disambiguation, formal semantics, anaphora resolution, and ...


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Jaakko Vanttila, Seppo Alanara, Jorma Seppanen, Juha Vaihoja, Mikko Lietsalmi: Mobile terminal having network services activation through the use of point-to-point short message service. Nokia Mobile Phones, Perman & Green, August 11, 1998: US05794142 (460 worldwide citation)

A radiotelephone (10) includes a keypad (22) having a plurality of keys (22a, 22b) and a display device (20) for displaying information, including messages, to a user. A method includes the steps of: (a) transmitting a point-to-point short message service (SMS) message from an operator's site (36) t ...



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