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Robert R Turnbull, Robert C Knapp, John K Roberts: Illuminator assembly incorporating light emitting diodes. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Rees, September 8, 1998: US05803579 (545 worldwide citation)

An illuminator assembly, having a plurality of LEDs on a vehicular support member in a manner such that, when all of the LEDs are energized, illumination exhibiting a first perceived hue, e.g., blue-green, and projected from at least one of the LEDs overlaps and mixes with illumination exhibiting a ...


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Andrew Laursen, Jeffrey C Olkin, Mark A Porter, Farzad Nazem, William Bailey, Mark Moore: Method and apparatus for scalable, high bandwidth storage retrieval and transportation of multimedia data on a network. Oracle Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 8, 1998: US05805804 (528 worldwide citation)

An improved system and method for providing multimedia data in a networked system is disclosed. The present invention provides a platform for distributed client-server computing and access to data over asymmetric real-time networks. A service mechanism allows applications to be split such that clien ...


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James E Biorge, Richard T Hauge, Jerome Svigals: Method and system for allocating and redeeming incentive credits between a portable device and a base device. CardOne Development Company, Madson & Metcalf, September 8, 1998: US05806045 (517 worldwide citation)

A customer incentive system involving a plurality of service or merchandise providers comprises a customer-carried, portable device (74), a provider device (76), and a base device (72). To earn incentive credits, the customer enters into a transaction with one of the providers participating in the i ...


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Frank A Lawler, Joseph H Matthews III: System and method for automatically recording programs in an interactive viewing system. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, September 8, 1998: US05805763 (513 worldwide citation)

A program recording system is provided to allow a user of an interactive viewing system to record a preselected program. The interactive viewing system includes at least one program guide that allows user selection of a program for recording. In response to the user selection, the system sets a reco ...


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John H Norris, Thomas Leonard Russell Jr: Call notification feature for a telephone line connected to the internet. AT&T, Thomas A Restaino, Michele L Conover, September 8, 1998: US05805587 (510 worldwide citation)

A facility is provided to alert a subscriber whose telephone station set is connected to the Internet of a waiting call via the Internet connection. Specifically, a call that is waiting may be forwarded via the Public Switched Network to a services platform, which, in turn, establishes a connection ...


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David Ferrin Pare Jr, Ned Hoffman, Jonathan Alexander Lee: Tokenless identification of individuals. SmartTouch, Ali Kamarei, September 8, 1998: US05805719 (446 worldwide citation)

A tokenless identification system and method for authorization of transactions and transmissions. The tokenless system and method are principally based on a correlative comparison of a unique biometrics sample, such as a finger print or voice recording, gathered directly from the person of an unknow ...


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Brian John Cragun, Wayne Jay Rothschild: Mechanism for retrieving information using data encoded on an object. International Business Machines Corporation, Owen J Gamon, September 8, 1998: US05804803 (387 worldwide citation)

A client computer with a scanner capable of scanning objects for a code. The client computer scans the object of interest and translates the code into a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) that specifies both a server computer and the location within the server of information that is relevant to the obje ...


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Kenneth C Crater, Craig E Goldman: Distributed interface architecture for programmable industrial control systems. Control Technology Corporation, Cesari & McKenna, September 8, 1998: US05805442 (386 worldwide citation)

An integrated control system comprises one or more controllers each equipped to perform a control function and to gather data (ordinarily from sensors) relevant to the control function. Each controller contains computer storage means, such as computer memory, for storing the relevant data and instru ...


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Ken R Powell: System and method for distributing coupons through a system of computer networks. Jerome D Jackson, September 8, 1998: US05806044 (349 worldwide citation)

A system for dispensing and redeeming the electronic discount coupons. The system includes a personal computer (PC) having hardware and software for receiving an electronic coupon from the system of computer networks, translating the received coupon into a binary format, and sending the binary-forma ...


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Izak van Cruyningen: Popup menus with directional gestures. September 8, 1998: US05805167 (347 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for using directional gestures in popup menus to enter data into and control a computer system. A popup menu contains a number of items represented by images or labels positioned on a regular grid around a popup position. When an operator requests a popup menu using a trigger ...



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