1
Thomas A Gerace: Method and apparatus for determining behavioral profile of a computer user. Freedom of Information, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, December 8, 1998: US05848396 (1629 worldwide citation)

Computer network method and apparatus provides targeting of appropriate audience based on psychographic or behavioral profiles of end users. The psychographic profile is formed by recording computer activity and viewing habits of the end user. Content of categories of interest and display format in ...


2
David M DeLorme, Keith A Gray: Computer aided map location system. DeLorme Publishing Company, Pierce Atwood, December 8, 1998: US05848373 (743 worldwide citation)

A computer aided map location system (CAMLS) provides correlation and coordination of spatially related data between a computer (PDA/PC/EC) and a set of printed maps typically printed on paper depicting surface features at desired levels of detail. A first set of constant scale printed maps substant ...


3
Brian D Marsh, Jon D McAuliffe: Method and apparatus for scheduling the presentation of messages to computer users. Juno Online Services, Kenyon & Kenyon, December 8, 1998: US05848397 (680 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for scheduling the presentation of a continuously-changing display to computer users, and is particularly well-suited for use in an advertisement-supported e-mail service. An advertisement display scheduler resident on a user's computer receives ...


4
Dale R Schulze, Rudolph Henry Nobis, Sean P Conlon, Saleem Urrehman Qureshi: Surgical instrument for forming a knot. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, December 8, 1998: US05846254 (490 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for forming a fully tied knot to fasten bodily tissue is disclosed. The instrument has a handle assembly for actuating first and second actuators. The first actuator remotely effects movement of a grasping jaw from an open position to a closed position relative to a suture cart ...


5
Mark A Hollis, Daniel J Ehrlich, R Allen Murphy, Bernard B Kosicki, Dennis D Rathman, Richard H Mathews, Barry E Burke, Mitch D Eggers, Michael E Hogan, Rajender Singh Varma: Optical and electrical methods and apparatus for molecule detection. Massachusetts Institiute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, December 8, 1998: US05846708 (371 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for identifying molecular structures within a sample substance using a monolithic array of test sites formed on a substrate upon which the sample substance is applied. Each test site includes probes formed therein to bond with a predetermined target molecular str ...


6
Ingemar J Cox: Spread spectrum watermark for embedded signalling. NEC Research Institute, Philip J Feig, December 8, 1998: US05848155 (353 worldwide citation)

A watermark is embedded into audio/video/image/multimedia data using spread spectrum methodology. The watermark is extracted from watermarked data without the use of an original or unwatermarked version of the data by using spatial or temporal local averaging of the frequency coefficients of the wat ...


7
Brian Reavey, Gerald Caffrey: Electronic book device. DataVentures, Kenneth P Glynn Esq, December 8, 1998: US05847698 (343 worldwide citation)

An electronic book device has an electronic display unit having a flat panel screen and a housing for containing the flat panel screen. A cover is provided, which is hingedly and electrically connected to the electronic display unit. The housing further has a means for accessing material on a PC car ...


8
Frank Kotula, Kurt Amplatz: Percutaneous catheter directed occlusion devices. AGA Medical, Haugen and Nikolai P A, December 8, 1998: US05846261 (330 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated methods for occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from a heat treatable metal fabric. The metal fabric is formed from a plurality of metal strands and is heat treated within a mold in order to sub ...


9
Randal Lee Guck: Selective multiple protocol transport and dynamic format conversion in a multi-user network. Unisys Corporation, Alfred W Kozak, Mark T Starr, Steven R Petersen, December 8, 1998: US05848415 (317 worldwide citation)

A content server using an object database supports a network of multiple User clients. The database is loaded with virtual objects which constitute source documents in the form of a multiplicity of resource objects, which may be file-oriented objects or message-oriented objects, which enable the for ...


10
Donald R Mosebrook, David E Houggy, Robert G Palmer Jr, Joel S Spira: Repeater for transmission system for controlling and determining the status of electrical devices from remote locations. Lutron Electronics Co, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, December 8, 1998: US05848054 (317 worldwide citation)

A repeater for use in a two way communication system for retransmitting information between a first device and a second device to help ensure reliable two way communication between the devices, comprising: a transmitter/receiver, the transmitter/receiver receiving signals from the first and second d ...