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Balmukund Sharma, Mossaddeq Mahmood, Arnold Ginetti: Apparatus and method for synthesizing integrated circuits using parameterized HDL modules. VLSI Technology, William S Galliani, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 24, 1998: US05841663 (270 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for designing circuits uses parameterized Hardware Description Language (HDL) modules stored in a library. A datapath synthesizer accesses the library and assigns values to parameters to form specific implementations of the parameterized HDL modules. The specific implementatio ...


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Alexander A Oraevsky, Steven L Jacques, Rinat O Esenaliev: Optoacoustic imaging for medical diagnosis. Benjamin Aaron Adler, November 24, 1998: US05840023 (235 worldwide citation)

The laser optoacoustic imaging system described herein utilizes time-resolved measurement of profiles of laser-induced transient pressure (acoustic) waves. The pressure waves are emitted by acoustic sources preferentially generated in absorbing tissues of diagnostic interest. This technique allows v ...


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Fernando Gonzalez, Ray Turi: Stack/trench diode for use with a muti-state material in a non-volatile memory cell. Micron Technology, Fletcher Yoder & Edwards, November 24, 1998: US05841150 (234 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a vertically oriented diode for use in delivering large amounts of current to a variable resistance element in a multi-state memory cell. The vertical diode is disposed in a diode container extending downwardly from the top of a tall oxide stack into a deep trench in single cr ...


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John Schnurer, Timothy J Klemmer: Computer virus trap. Quantum Leap Innovations, November 24, 1998: US05842002 (228 worldwide citation)

A computer virus trapping device is described that detects and eliminates computer viruses before they can enter a computer system and wreck havoc on its files, peripherals, etc. The trapping device creates a virtual world that simulates the host computer system intended by the virus to infect. The ...


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Susanne Landgrebe, Lothar Schilder: Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, November 24, 1998: US05840011 (226 worldwide citation)

An implant for suspension of the urinary bladder in bases of incontinence of urine in women has a flat, flexible basic structure. Two first projections (5, 6) and two second projections (7, 8) start from a triangle-like to elongated oval basis (1). The two first projections (5, 6) run on opposite si ...


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Bradley N Miller, John T Riedl, Joseph A Konstan: System, method and article of manufacture for using receiver operating curves to evaluate predictive utility. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, November 24, 1998: US05842199 (220 worldwide citation)

An electronic information system is provided for determining predictive utility of prediction techniques in ascertaining which items are valued. The information system includes an input mechanism for obtaining a set of measurements of actual value of items presented to a user. The items presented to ...


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John W Harrell, Vladimir Dubinsky, James V Leggett III: Closed loop drilling system. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Madan & Morris PLLC, November 24, 1998: US05842149 (214 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a closed-loop drilling system for drilling oilfield boreholes. The system includes a drilling assembly with a drill bit, a plurality of sensors for providing signals relating to parameters relating to the drilling assembly, borehole, and formations around the drilling ...


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Neil E Campbell, Donald J Urbas: Method of assembly of implantable transponder. Bio Medic Data Systems, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, November 24, 1998: US05840148 (205 worldwide citation)

An improved identification marker and method of assembling the marker is provided, which includes the steps of providing a glass vial and filling the glass vial with a quick curing liquid to a predetermined volume corresponding to at least the volume wherein the unfilled volume of the vial is equal ...


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Paulo Tubel, Michael Wayne Holcombe, John L Baugh, Albert A Mullins II, Robert Chapman Ross: Downhole apparatus for generating electrical power in a well. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Fishman Dionne Cantor & Colburn, November 24, 1998: US05839508 (203 worldwide citation)

Electrical generating apparatus is provided which connects to the production tubing. In a preferred embodiment, this apparatus includes a housing having a primary flow passageway in communication with the production tubing. The housing also includes a laterally displaced side passageway communicatin ...


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Thomas D Arbuckle: Method of recognizing images of faces or general images using fuzzy combination of multiple resolutions. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Real World Computing Partnership, Leydig Voit & Mayer, November 24, 1998: US05842194 (196 worldwide citation)

A system comprising a neural network, or computer, implementing a feature detection and a statistical procedure, together with fuzzy logic for solving the problem of recognition of faces or other objects) at multiple resolutions is described. A plurality of previously described systems for recognizi ...



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