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Stephen J Bisset, Bernard Kasser: Multiple fingers contact sensing method for emulating mouse buttons and mouse operations on a touch sensor pad. Logitech, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 20, 1998: US05825352 (1091 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for detecting an operative coupling between one or more fingers or other appropriate objects and a touch pad includes processes for detection of multiple maxima with intermediate minima in appropriate sequences to emulate the operations of cursor control and button actuations in ...


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William R Adams: Method of playing game and gaming device with an additional payout indicator. Anchor Gaming, Galgano & Burke, October 20, 1998: US05823874 (1034 worldwide citation)

Gaming devices comprising a standard gaming unit, e.g., three reels, and a discernible additional payout indicator, e.g., a rotatable wheel. A preferred bonus payout indicator is clearly visible by the player and is actuatable when the reels of the slot machine stop on certain predetermined indicia. ...


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Lee H Stein, Einar A Stefferud, Nathaniel S Borenstein, Marshall T Rose: Computerized system for making payments and authenticating transactions over the internet. First Virtual Holdings Incorporated, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, October 20, 1998: US05826241 (857 worldwide citation)

A payment system for enabling a first Internet user to make a payment to a second Internet user, typically for the purchase of an information product deliverable over the Internet. The payment system provides cardholder accounts for the first and second Internet users. When the second user sends the ...


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Kyoichi Suwa: Focusing and tilting adjustment system for lithography aligner, manufacturing apparatus or inspection apparatus. Nikon Precision, Norman R Klivans, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, October 20, 1998: US05825043 (834 worldwide citation)

Improvements in a focusing apparatus having an objective optical system for optically manufacturing a workpiece, forming a desired pattern on a surface of a workpiece or inspecting a pattern on a workpiece and used to adjust the state of focusing between the surface of the workpiece and the objectiv ...


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Anthony O Ragheb, Brian L Bates, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, William D Voorhees III: Coated implantable medical device. MED Institute, Richard J Godlewski, October 20, 1998: US05824049 (825 worldwide citation)

A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on one surface of structure 12; and at least one porous layer 20 posited ...


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Ernest W Moody: Method of playing electronic video poker games. John Edward Roethel, October 20, 1998: US05823873 (722 worldwide citation)

The method of the present invention involves a card game in which at least two rows of cards, and preferably three rows, are dealt to a player. The player makes a wager for each row of cards. One row of five cards are dealt all face up. The player selects none, one or more of the face up cards from ...


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Bernardo A Huberman: Method and system for providing a document service over a computer network using an automated brokered auction. Xerox Corporation, October 20, 1998: US05826244 (585 worldwide citation)

A system and method to enable and facilitate networked, automated, brokered auctioning of document services. A plurality of processes are executed, including a customer process representing a customer, a supplier process representing a supplier, and a broker process capable of serving as an intermed ...


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Jay A Lenker, Kirsten Freislinger, Michael A Evans, Gwendolyn A Watanabe, Timothy J Ryan, Christopher K Zarins, Richard O Murphy: Apparatus and methods for placement and repositioning of intraluminal prostheses. Medtronic, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 20, 1998: US05824041 (547 worldwide citation)

A delivery catheter for a radially compressible tubular prosthesis comprises an elongate shaft slidably received within an elongate sheath. The prosthesis is carried over the distal end of the shaft where it is contained in a radially compressed configuration by the sheath. After introducing the cat ...


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Kurt Dobbins, Thomas A Grant, David J Ruffen, Laura Kane, Theodore Len, Philip Andlauer, David H Bahi, Kevin Yohe, Brendan Fee, Chris Oliver, David L Cullerot, Michael Skubisz: Distributed connection-oriented services for switched communications networks. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, October 20, 1998: US05825772 (533 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus providing connection-oriented services for packet switched data communications networks. Directory services include distributed discovery of MAC addresses and protocol alias addresses. Topology services include a link state topology exchange among switches, which provides each s ...


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Nancy Sinling Brooks, Paul Douglas Fryer, Gary Stanley Kaufman, Stephen Phillip Berkson, Charles R Herel, Laura M Brooks: Call management method and system for skill-based routing. Siemens Business Communication Systems, October 20, 1998: US05825869 (532 worldwide citation)

A call-management method and system for distributing calls to individuals, such as ACD agents, include storing a resume for each individual. In the preferred embodiment, each resume includes first data indicative of call-handling capabilities of the individual and includes second data indicative of ...



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