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Frederick S M Herz, Jason M Eisner, Lyle H Ungar: System for generation of object profiles for a system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects. Duft Graziano & Forest P C, November 10, 1998: US05835087 (1183 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to customized electronic identification of desirable objects, such as news articles, in an electronic media environment, and in particular to a system that automatically constructs both a "target profile" for each target object in the electronic media based, for example, on th ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method and system for processing and transmitting electronic auction information. Onsale, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, November 10, 1998: US05835896 (1000 worldwide citation)

A system and method for conducting a multi-person, interactive auction, in a variety of formats, without using a human auctioneer to conduct the auction. The system is preferably implemented in software. The system allows a group of bidders to interactively place bids over a computer or communicatio ...


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Gregory T A Kovacs, Terry R Knapp: Implantable biosensing transponder. LipoMatrix, Howell & Haferkamp L C, November 10, 1998: US05833603 (950 worldwide citation)

A biosensing transponder for implantation in an organism including a human comprises a biosensor for sensing one or more physical properties related to the organism after the device has been implanted, including optical, mechanical, chemical, and electrochemical properties, and a transponder for wir ...


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InBae Yoon: Surgical stapling system and method of applying staples from multiple staple cartridges. November 10, 1998: US05833695 (855 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling system includes a staple cartridge having a pair of generally coextensive cartridge bodies adapted to fit within opposed jaws of a stapling instrument and one or more staples carried by a first of the cartridge bodies in opposed relation to apertures or anvils formed in a second ...


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Robert Barrie: Gaming apparatus and method with persistence effect. Forever Endeavor Software, Sheridan Ross, November 10, 1998: US05833537 (807 worldwide citation)

An electronic gaming device and method is provided in which redefined events result in positioning symbols on a playing field which persist in their location and effect through two or more sequential rounds of a game. Preferably, the symbols can affect the amount of a pay out, although preferably th ...


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Johnny Meng Han Shieh: Virtual pointing device for touchscreens. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard A Henkler, Lisa B Yociss, Andrew J Dillon, November 10, 1998: US05835079 (755 worldwide citation)

A computer system, article of manufacture, and method direct a computer system, having at least a processor, memory, and touchscreen, to create a virtual pointing device. The method includes the steps of detecting a hand placed on the touchscreen, designating at least one area of the touchscreen und ...


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David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical device and method. Ethicon, Bernard Shay, November 10, 1998: US05833690 (742 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one interfacing ...


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Vladimir Bulovic, Stephen R Forrest, Paul Burrows, Dmitri Z Garbuzov: High efficiency organic light emitting devices with light directing structures. The Trustees of Princeton University, Kenyon & Kenyon, November 10, 1998: US05834893 (673 worldwide citation)

An organic light emitting device (OLED) structure having reflective surfaces is fabricated in a pit formed in a substrate. The pit has slanted reflective side walls which redirect light that is waveguided in the organic layers of the OLED to a direction substantially normal to the plane of the subst ...


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Mark W Miles: Visible spectrum modulator arrays. Etalon, Fish & Richardson PC, November 10, 1998: US05835255 (603 worldwide citation)

Light in the visible spectrum is modulated using an array of modulation elements, and control circuitry connected to the array for controlling each of the modulation elements independently, each of the modulation elements having a surface which is caused to exhibit a predetermined impedance characte ...


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Robert E Davids, Forrest D Wolf, Jon N Bengston: System for playing electronics card game with player selection of cards in motion on display. International Game Technology, Roylance Abrams Berdo & Goodman L, November 10, 1998: US05833536 (552 worldwide citation)

A game machine is provided which comprises a display device, a processor connected to the display device and a user input device connected to the processor. The processor is programmed to generate images of playing cards moving from a point on the display device toward a plurality of card hand locat ...