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Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Encoding arrangement and method for encoding (n-1)-bit information words into n-bit channel words and decoding arrangement and method for decoding the channel words into information words. U S Philips Corporation, Edward W Goodman, December 29, 1998: US05854596 (10 worldwide citation)

An encoding arrangement, a method for encoding (n-1)-bit information words into n-bit channel words, and a decoding arrangement and method for decoding the channel words into information words, in which the encoding arrangement forms a channel signal of concatenated channel words including a bit seq ...


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A Nathaniel Goldhaber, Gary Fitts: Attention brokerage. Cybergold, Nixon & Vanderhye PC, December 29, 1998: US05855008 (533 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an approach for distributing advertising and other information over a computer network. Attention brokerage is the business of buying and selling (brokering) the "attention" of consumers. It can be used to provide direct, immediate payment to a consumer for paying atte ...


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Joseph Huebsch, Paul J Buscemi, Thomas J Holman, Danney Langanki: Apparatus and method for closing a septal defect. Scimed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, December 29, 1998: US05853422 (445 worldwide citation)

A catheter delivered device to close a septal defect, the device comprising a cylindrical shaft of metal or polymeric material with concentric parallel cuts through the wall of the device which create flattened support struts. The center of the support struts move radially away from the axis in a hi ...


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Neboisa Jovicic, Gene A Rosov: Electronic coupon communication system. Don Halgren, December 29, 1998: US05855007 (432 worldwide citation)

An electronic coupon communication system for generating and redeeming unique product discount coupons over public computer networks such as the Internet. The system comprises a first Internet node, an Internet coupon server and an Internet coupon notification center. The Internet coupon server gene ...


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Paul M Lizardi: Rolling circle replication reporter systems. Yale University, Arnall Golden & Gregory, December 29, 1998: US05854033 (375 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are compositions and a method for of amplifying nucleic acid sequences useful for detecting the presence of molecules of interest. The method is useful for detecting specific nucleic acids in a sample with high specificity and sensitivity. The method also has an inherently low level of bac ...


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Richard Lee Griffith, Robert J Strowe, Jonathan C Newell, Peter M Edic, Ralph F Messina, Frederick Charles Houghton: Bi-level charge pulse apparatus to facilitate nerve location during peripheral nerve block procedures. Becton Dickinson and Company, Arthur D Dawson, December 29, 1998: US05853373 (329 worldwide citation)

An electrolocation apparatus is provided for locating a nerve to which anesthesia may be delivered. The apparatus includes a needle assembly having an electrically conductive needle cannula non-conductive tube secured over the needle cannula, and a conductive plating on the tube. The conductors are ...


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Clark R Baker Jr, Thomas J Yorkey: Method and apparatus for estimating physiological parameters using model-based adaptive filtering. Nellcor Puritan Bennett, Townsend Townsend & Crew, December 29, 1998: US05853364 (320 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reducing the effects of noise on a system for measuring physiological parameters, such as, for example, a pulse oximeter. The method and apparatus of the invention take into account the physical limitations on various physiological parameters being monitored when weighting ...


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Michael V Scanlon: Acoustic monitoring system. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Army, Paul S Clohan Jr, William Eshelman, Mark Kelly, December 29, 1998: US05853005 (292 worldwide citation)

A transducer in communication with fluid in a pad held in close contact against a sound or movement source monitors acoustic signals transferred into the fluid. The signal pattern is monitored aurally and/or compared to predetermined reference patterns, and optional control and stimulation means can ...


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Jim D Weaver, James R Stanford, Philip D Nguyen, Bobby K Bowles, Steven F Wilson, Brahmadeo Dewprashad, Mark A Parker: Control of fine particulate flowback in subterranean wells. Halliburton Energy Services, Robert A Kent, December 29, 1998: US05853048 (281 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of treating a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation with a treatment fluid whereby fine particulate flowback is reduced or prevented. The method includes the steps of providing a fluid suspension including a mixture of a particulate coated with a tacki ...


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Josef C Frisch, Gregory E Leyh, John C Platt, Timothy P Allen, Richard R Schediwy, Federico Faggin: Force sensing touchpad. Synaptics Incorporated, D Alessandro & Ritchie, December 29, 1998: US05854625 (275 worldwide citation)

A force sensing touchpad comprises a substantially rigid touch surface; a substantially rigid frame; a plurality of spring structures formed integrally with the touch surface and mechanically connected to the reference frame; and a circuit for deriving force information from capacitances proportiona ...



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