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Peter S Lim, Robert Broderson: Method of maintaining a network of partially replicated database system. Siebel Systems, Craig P Opperman, Richard M Goldman, Cooley Godward, February 16, 1999: US05873096 (813 worldwide citation)

A partially replicated database is maintained so that updates made to a central database, or to another partially replicated database, are selectively propagated to the partially replicated database. Updates are propagated to a partially replicated database if the owner of the partially replicated d ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, Thomas W Huitema, James H Chambers: Surgical stapler and staple cartridge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, February 16, 1999: US05871135 (622 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler comprising at least one cam having a cam surface, an arrangement for actuating the cam for a longitudinal firing movement of the cam surface, a cartridge having a plurality of staple drive members driven by the longitudinal movement of the cam surface, and a plurality of surgical ...


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Bruce Schneier, Jay S Walker, James Jorasch: Off-line remote system for lotteries and games of skill. Walker Asset Management Partnership, Jeffrey L Brandt, Morgan & Finnegan L, February 16, 1999: US05871398 (606 worldwide citation)

An off-line remote lottery system which enables players to purchase instant-type lottery game outcomes from a randomized prize data stream in a central computer, and view the outcomes on remotely disposed gaming computers which do not require an on-line connection during play.


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Caglan M Aras, Luther B Griffin, Fuyung Lai, Arthur James Stagg, Kian Bon Kho Sy: Method and apparatus for monitoring audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber. International Business Machines Corporation, John D Flynn, February 16, 1999: US05872588 (520 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for content coding of Audio-Visual materials is presented. The content coding can then be decoded by a home station where the content coding is collected and processed. The content codes are utilized by the subscribers home station to collect information on the subscribers sel ...


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Scott L Delp, J Peter Loan, Craig B Robinson, Arthur Y Wong, S David Stulberg: Computer-assisted surgical method. Schiff Hardin & Waite, February 16, 1999: US05871018 (516 worldwide citation)

A method for planning surgery on a body portion is provided in the steps of gathering image data, storing the image data, reading the image data into a computer, generating a three-dimensional computer model of the body portion from the image data, identifying anatomical features relevant to the sur ...


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Robert A Ferstenberg, Mauricio Karchmer, Ran Hilai: Computer method and system for intermediated exchange of commodities. ITG, Pennie & Edmonds, February 16, 1999: US05873071 (444 worldwide citation)

In a preferred embodiment, this invention includes software processes distributed on one or more computer systems that exchange messages in order to facilitate an intermediated exchange of financial commodities between a plurality of participants. The messages are exchanged according to a preferred ...


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Douglas G Reuhl, Howard J Lenerz Jr, Laurie J Vosen: System and method for automatic updating and display of retail prices. American TV & Appliance of Madison, Teresa J Stroud Stroud Willink Thompson & Howard Welch, February 16, 1999: US05873069 (393 worldwide citation)

An enterprise-wide integrated computer system for storing, processing and reporting pricing information regarding a plurality of products in a plurality of stores in a plurality of markets, including a pricing function for pricing and re-pricing products responsive to market price changes. Pricing a ...


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Peter J Kight, Mark A Johnson, Tamara K Christenson, Regina Lach, Philip Pointer, Kenneth Cook: System and method for electronically providing customer services including payment of bills, financial analysis and loans. Checkfree Corporation, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, February 16, 1999: US05873072 (332 worldwide citation)

A computerized payment system by which a consumer may instruct a service provider by telephone, computer terminal, or other telecommunications means to pay various bills without the consumer having to write a check for each bill. The system operates without restriction as to where the consumer banks ...


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Joel S Douglas, Karen R Drexler, Jeffrey N Roe: Synchronized analyte testing system. Mercury Diagnostics, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, February 16, 1999: US05872713 (327 worldwide citation)

An analyte detection system is provided with calibration information uniquely specific to the set of test strips to which the sample is to be applied. The calibration information may be stored in permanent memory of the testing device, such that the device is discarded after use of all the test stri ...


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Lundy Lewis, Rajiv Malik, Steve Sycamore, Suzanne Thebaut, Walter Scott, Eric Rustici, Prasan Kaikini: Method and apparatus for defining and enforcing policies for configuration management in communications networks. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, February 16, 1999: US05872928 (326 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for monitoring parameters that govern the operational characteristics of a network device, including the use of templates for generating configuration records of network devices of a selected model type. A database of models is provided, each model representing an associated net ...



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