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Yiping Ma, Edward L Rich, Fred C Thomas III, David W Griffith: Head loading mechanism for a disk drive. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, November 3, 1998: US05831795 (26 worldwide citation)

A head loading mechanism for a removable cartridge disk drive comprises a support base fixedly mounted in the drive, and a moveable member movably attached to the support base via a pair of elongate flexures. The moveable member has a ramped surface adapted to engage a suspension arm at the distal e ...


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Daniel L Tonelli, Kevin M Maloney, Kevin W Cronin, Martin H Katz: Designing networks. NetSuite Development, Fish & Richardson P C, November 3, 1998: US05831610 (728 worldwide citation)

A method for designing networks including placing device icons representing intelligent device objects on a network design sheet, selecting a media type representing an intelligent media object, and connecting the media type to a first one of the device icons. The method further includes validating ...


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Eugene David Allen, James J Bedi, Gregory D Bishop, Mark A Burdorff, Sean P Conlon, John A Hibner, J David Hughett, Mark S Ortiz, Joseph Paraschac, Narinderjit Sambi, Thomas J Sierocuk, Jack E Smith: Endoscopic surgical stapling instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, November 3, 1998: US05829662 (568 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided which is insertable through an endoscopic tube to enable a surgeon to staple a hernia patch to tissue inside a body cavity. The endoscopic surgical stapler includes a staple cartridge pivotally mounted on the distal end of a support tube extending from a handle provide ...


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Michael F O Brien, George W Off, Timothy L Cherney, Gary M Katz: Method and apparatus for selective distribution of discount coupons based on prior customer behavior. Catalina Marketing International, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, November 3, 1998: US05832457 (554 worldwide citation)

A system for automatically distributing discount coupons or certificates in a retail store, conditioned on a preselected combination of present and past shopping behavior of a customer whose order is being processed at a checkout stand. Generation of a printable discount coupon can be based on any d ...


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Stephen J Brown: Multiple patient monitoring system for proactive health management. Health Hero Network, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, November 3, 1998: US05832448 (551 worldwide citation)

A system and method for monitoring a group of patients having a chronic disease or ongoing health condition. The method includes the step of collecting from each patient a corresponding set of measurements of a control parameter of the health condition. Each set of measurements has a collection date ...


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Michael L Jones, Richard J Greff: Methods for embolizing vascular sites with an emboilizing composition comprising dimethylsulfoxide. Micro Therapeutics, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, November 3, 1998: US05830178 (480 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are novel methods for embolizing blood vessels which are particularly suited for treating vascular lesions via catheter delivery of an embolic composition comprising a biocompatible polymer and an embolic solvent.


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Willem P C Stemmer, Andreas Crameri: DNA mutagenesis by random fragmentation and reassembly. Affymax Technologies, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, November 3, 1998: US05830721 (463 worldwide citation)

A method for generating libraries of displayed peptides and/or antibodies (Abs) suitable for affinity interaction screening or phenotypic screening comprising: (i) obtaining selected library members comprising a displayed peptide and/or Ab and the corressponding polynucleotide (PN), or copies of it, ...


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Joshua Makower: Device, system and method for intersititial transvascular intervention. Transvascular, Sereboff & Buyan, November 3, 1998: US05830222 (461 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for utilizing the vascular system as a conduit to reach other vascular and extravascular locations within the body. Included are methods for revascularization wherein the extravascular passageways are formed to permit blood flow between vascular locations. Also included are meth ...


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Geoffrey B Rhoads: Methods for controlling systems using control signals embedded in empirical data. Digimarc Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, November 3, 1998: US05832119 (423 worldwide citation)

An embedded multi-bit signal is steganographically detected from empirical data, such as image or audio data, and some aspect of a related system's operation is controlled in accordance therewith. One application of the invention is a video playback or recording device that is controlled in accordan ...


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Cathleen S Wharton, Scott P Robertson, Catherine A Ashworth, Marita Franzke: Method and system for synchronizing data between at least one mobile interface device and an interactive terminal. MediaOne Group, U S West, Brooks & Kushman P C, November 3, 1998: US05831664 (417 worldwide citation)

A method and system for synchronizing display of data relating to a predetermined application between an interactive terminal and at least one mobile interface device having a display. The at least one mobile interface device receives a user input signal and transmits the user input signal for synch ...



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