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Oral F Sekendur: Absolute optical position determination. December 22, 1998: US05852434 (1019 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a form of a digitizer and absolute position determination device for indicating the instantaneous position and movement of a stylus on a surface. It proposes the use of a data surface (e.g., paper) formatted with a position-related code for indicating X-Y coordinates capable ...


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John Xidos, Ross MacDougall, David Carrigan, Gary Hammond, Pamela Little, Bruce Reid: Distributed gaming system. Tech Link International Entertainment, Roylance Abrams Berdo & Goodman, December 22, 1998: US05851149 (822 worldwide citation)

The Distributed Gaming System provides a user with remote location gaming, for example from within a hotel room. Using the room's television and a remote control, the user, such as a hotel guest, is able to play games similar to those available on a Video Lottery Terminal. The games are displayed on ...


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Chris T Brune, Robert A Luciano Jr: Game with bonus display. International Game Technology, Sheridan Ross P C, December 22, 1998: US05851148 (728 worldwide citation)

A game such as a video poker or other card game is provided with a feature providing an incentive for multiple hand or multiple game play. In one embodiment, some or all of the cards of each hand, such as only necessary winning cards, are used to increment the value in corresponding memory locations ...


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Ehud Langberg, William Scholtz, Farooq Jabbar: Method and apparatus for a RADSL transceiver warm start activation procedure with precoding. Globespan Semiconductor, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, December 22, 1998: US05852630 (664 worldwide citation)

A DSL communication device wherein the state of component coefficients are saved in a memory of a DSL device so that at a later time, the DSL device may initiate a warm start activation sequence wherein the last known channel parameters are used to train the equalizer, significantly reducing the amo ...


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April A Marano, Jeffrey F Field, Jeffery V Funderburk: Injector for a subcutaneous infusion set. Minimed, Kelly Bauersfeld Lowry & Kelley, December 22, 1998: US05851197 (617 worldwide citation)

An injector is provided for automatic placement of a subcutaneous infusion set or the like used for delivering a selected medication to a patient. The injector comprises a spring-loaded plunger having a head for receiving and supporting an infusion set in a position for placement of an insertion nee ...


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Mary Reeder: Billing system for a network. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, December 22, 1998: US05852812 (554 worldwide citation)

A billing system for on-line computer networks is disclosed. Customers of the on-line system are billed in their own currency for billable events which are generated. Billable events can include access to premium services, file downloads or gateway connections to other systems. Real-time processing ...


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Charles Agee Atkins: Method for managing financial accounts by a preferred allocation of funds among accounts. Proprietary Financial Products, Pennie & Edmonds, December 22, 1998: US05852811 (515 worldwide citation)

A personal financial program is disclosed incorporating means of implementing, coordinating, supervising, planning, analyzing and reporting upon investments in an array of asset accounts and liability accounts within a client account. Through a prioritization function, the client specifies his finan ...


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Murray Hidary: Cellular telephone advertising system. Earthweb, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman P C, December 22, 1998: US05852775 (458 worldwide citation)

A cellular telephone system, is provided with an ad server and a memory for holding various commercial messages. The messages are either generic, or are tailored for specific demographically selected subscribers, or geographic cells. When communication is established either between a subscriber or a ...


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Richard J Greff, Michael L Jones, Scott Evans: Compositions for use in embolizing blood vessels. MicroTherapeutics, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, December 22, 1998: US05851508 (430 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are compositions suitable for use in embolizing blood vessels which compositions comprise an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, a biocompatible solvent and a water insoluble contrasting agent selected from the group consisting of tantalum, tantalum oxide and barium sulfate. Also disclosed a ...



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