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Thomas J Carter III: Method and apparatus for pricing products in multi-level product and organizational groups. Trilogy Development Group, Hecker & Harriman, March 2, 1999: US05878400 (233 worldwide citation)

The invention organizes various pricing tables and price adjustment tables and various products and purchasing organizations based on "who" (i.e. which purchasing organization) is purchasing "what" (i.e. which product). The invention utilizes a denormalized table to relate the "who" to the "what" us ...


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Hosheng Tu, Weng Kwen Raymond Chia: Ablation apparatus with ultrasonic imaging capabilities. Irvine Biomedical, March 2, 1999: US05876340 (229 worldwide citation)

An RF ablation apparatus has a delivery catheter with distal and proximal ends. A handle is attached to the proximal end of the delivery catheter. The delivery catheter has an electrode deployment means where said electrode deployment means includes a retractable tip section comprising a deployable ...


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Kevin M Turnblad, Yuguang Chen: Insecticidal seed coating. Novartis, Michael P Morris, March 2, 1999: US05876739 (225 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an insecticidal coating for a seed comprising one or more binders selected from the group consisting of polymers and copolymers of polyvinyl acetate, methyl cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol, vinylidene chloride, acrylic, cellulose, polyvinylpyrrolidone and polysaccharide ...


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Gary Alan Van Huben, Joseph Lawrence Mueller, Michael Steven Siegel, Thomas Bernard Warnock, Darryl James McDonald: Data management system and process. International Business Machines Corporation, Lynn L Augspurger, March 2, 1999: US05878408 (225 worldwide citation)

A design control system suitable for use in connection with the design of integrated circuits and other elements of manufacture having many parts which need to be developed in a concurrent engineering environment with inputs provided by users and or systems which may be located anywhere in the world ...


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Owen Weber, William Johnson: System for email messages wherein the sender designates whether the recipient replies or forwards to addresses also designated by the sender. International Business Machines Corporation, Tim Cook, A Bruce Clay, March 2, 1999: US05878230 (224 worldwide citation)

An electronic mail network, comprising a plurality of nodes or computer stations, permits an E-mail message originator to control down stream routing of the message. The system enables the sender of a message to specify which addresses should automatically be set when a recipient of the message repl ...


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Mitchell M Rohde: Portable modular diagnostic medical device. Mitchell Rohde, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, March 2, 1999: US05876351 (221 worldwide citation)

A portable modular diagnostic medical device. The medical device is based on a portable multipurpose computerized platform, such as those designed primarily for playing video games. A medical component such as a cartridge is removably connected to the platform, and has specialized circuitry specific ...


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Fred K Forster, Ronald L Bardell, Alan P Blanchard, Martin A Afromowitz, Nigel R Sharma: Micropumps with fixed valves. University of Washington, Greenlee Winner & Sullivan P C, March 2, 1999: US05876187 (211 worldwide citation)

Micropumps fabricated by micromachining techniques and employing fixed or no-moving-parts valves. As one aspect of the invention, a laser-assisted chemical etching technique is employed for providing smooth-walled, curved configuration necessary to obtain the desired flow characteristics of the valv ...


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Sudhir Muniswamy Gowda, Hyun Jong Shin, Hon Sum Philip Wong, Peter Hong Xiao, Jungwook Yang: Correlated double sampling with up/down counter. International Business Machines Corporation, March 2, 1999: US05877715 (210 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a circuit for performing correlated double sampling entirely in the digital domain. In an exemplary embodiment, the circuit includes a plurality of comparators, each having a first input coupled to an associated data line for receiving first and second signals in first and second sampli ...


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Christopher R Chastine, Wesley C Fort, William L Hassler, Howard E Ulrich: Apparatus for dispensing an adhesive. Nordson Corporation, Raymond J Slattery III, March 2, 1999: US05875922 (205 worldwide citation)

An electromagnetic dispenser for dispensing is provided with a housing for guiding and concentrating the outer axial lines of flux in specific regions and then passing them through the pole and plunger. Concentrating the lines of flux in such regions provide for a more compact dispenser, thereby all ...


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John C Gord, Michael A Faltys, Andy Voelkel, Joseph H Schulman: Power control loop for implantable tissue stimulator. Advanced Bionics Corporation, Bryant R Gold, March 2, 1999: US05876425 (204 worldwide citation)

A power control loop is established between an external control device and an implantable device so that only the amount of power needed by the implant device to sustain its present operating conditions is transmitted across a transcutaneous transmission link, thereby reducing the amount of power ex ...