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Russell C Pike: Consecutive card side bet method. Shuffle Master, Craig J Lervick, November 24, 1998: US05839730 (200 worldwide citation)

A unique method for a wagering game is achieved by providing a side bet opportunity during the play of a Twenty-One game. The player is given the opportunity to place this side bet with the hope of receiving winnings when certain predetermined card configurations are received. Upon receipt of these ...


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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 (198 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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Yehuda Binder: Distributed serial control system. Browdy and Neimark, November 24, 1998: US05841360 (191 worldwide citation)

A network topology allowing distributed sensing, control and communication, comprising a power source and a plurality of line-Powered, Serially connected Intelligent Cells (PSICs) coupled to the power source and to each other via respective communication channels comprising at least two electrical c ...


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Jane Pei Fan Bai: Pulsatile drug delivery system. BioAdvances, Synnestvedt & Lechner, November 24, 1998: US05840329 (186 worldwide citation)

A pulsatile drug delivery system comprising of a plurality of particles is able to deliver drug in any desired patterns. A plurality of particles with multi-layer core capable of short-pulse release interlaced with long-duration release is designed for delivery of multi-agents simultaneously or sequ ...


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Jim D Weaver, Philip D Nguyen, James R Stanford, Bobby K Bowles, Steven F Wilson, R Clay Cole, Mark A Parker, Brahmadeo T Dewprashad: Control of particulate flowback in subterranean wells. Halliburton Energy Services, Robert A Kent, November 24, 1998: US05839510 (183 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation with a particulate laden fluid whereby particulate flowback is reduced or prevented. The method includes the steps of providing a fluid suspension including a mixture of a particulate, a tackifying compound and a hardenable ...


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Ji Hyun Kim, Suk Jin Han, Jae Bong Lee: Vacuum cleaner and control method thereof. Samsung Electronics, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, November 24, 1998: US05841259 (182 worldwide citation)

A vacuum cleaner is selectively operable in one of three modes, namely: an automatic self-directing mode, a remotely controlled mode, or a manual mode. The vacuum carries ultrasonic object detectors for detecting walls of a room being cleaned, as well as obstacles in the room. When in a self-directi ...


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Akira Taniguchi, Nobuyuki Matsuura, Yasuo Miyano: Endoscope form detecting apparatus in which coil is fixedly mounted by insulating member so that form is not deformed within endoscope. Olympus Optical, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, November 24, 1998: US05840024 (181 worldwide citation)

Magnetic-field generating elements or magnetic-field detecting elements are fixed into an insertion part having elasticity, which is inserted into a subject, by an insulating material such that forms of the respective magnetic-field generating elements or the respective magnetic-field detecting elem ...


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Glenn Joseph Leedy: Membrane dielectric isolation IC fabrication. Elm Technology Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, November 24, 1998: US05840593 (181 worldwide citation)

General purpose methods for the fabrication of integrated circuits from flexible membranes formed of very thin low stress dielectric materials, such as silicon dioxide or silicon nitride, and semiconductor layers. Semiconductor devices are formed in a semiconductor layer of the membrane. The semicon ...


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Randall Lee Hammons, Stephen Vito Dente, Thomas Shiaw tong Lin: Oil lamp with fragrance emanator. Reckitt & Colman, Fish & Richardson P C, November 24, 1998: US05840246 (174 worldwide citation)

A fragrance device for delivering a fragrance or other volatile material includes a fluid vessel containing a quantity of a fuel, a wick, and a porous emanator element which releases the fragrance or volatile material particularly when the wick is burning. Methods for the manufacture of the device, ...


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Clifton W Wood Jr: Communication system including diversity antenna queuing. Micron Communications, Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin P S, November 24, 1998: US05842118 (173 worldwide citation)

A wireless communications system comprising a first transponder having a plurality of selectable antennas, and having a stack including locations holding data representing antennas, the stack defining an order in which antennas will be used to attempt communication; a second transponder configured t ...