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Josef Flomenblit, Nathaly Budigina: Implantable medical devices of shape memory alloy. Litana, Gary M Nath & Associates Nath, March 2, 1999: US05876434 (199 worldwide citation)

A medical device which comprises a shape memory alloy (SMA) portion which is deformable from an undeformed first configuration assumed by it in an austenitic state of the SMA to a deformed second configuration, whereby the SMA is converted into a strain-induced martensite or partial martensite. This ...


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Syama S Velamuri, Julia B Torbert: Method for routing a call to a destination based on range identifiers for geographic area assignments. BellSouth Corporation, Jones & Askew, March 2, 1999: US05878126 (196 worldwide citation)

A method and system of routing a call, made to a single number of a subscriber, to a particular subscriber location of a plurality of subscriber locations based on the geographic area from which the call originated is disclosed. One method of the present invention routes a call from a caller that is ...


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Albert Jack Mallinckrodt: Power control of an integrated cellular communications system. Celsat America, Drummond & Duckworth, March 2, 1999: US05878329 (195 worldwide citation)

A cellular communications system is provided having both surface and satellite nodes which are fully integrated for providing service over large areas. Two-way adaptive power control and signal quality monitoring and power control responsive thereto are provided for controlling the power output leve ...


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Sholom S Rosen: Method for electronic merchandise dispute resolution. Citibank N A, Morgan & Finnegan, March 2, 1999: US05878139 (194 worldwide citation)

A system for open electronic commerce having a customer trusted agent securely communicating with a first money module, and a merchant trusted agent securely communicating with a second money module. Both trusted agents are capable of establishing a first cryptographically secure session, and both m ...


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Michael Feygin, Sung Sik Pak: Laminated object manufacturing apparatus and method. Helisys, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 2, 1999: US05876550 (193 worldwide citation)

The present invention generally relates to manufacturing apparatus, method of manufacture, and products manufactured thereby and more particularly to an integral three-dimensional object (6, 15) formed from individually contoured laminations (4, 62) of the same or gradually varying shape, successive ...


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Zafar ul Azam, Anthony John Bogusz, Andrew Scott Lundholm: Radio frequency communication device including a mirrored surface. Motorola, Mark D Patrick, March 2, 1999: US05878353 (191 worldwide citation)

A RF communication device (100, 200, 300) employs a mirrored surface (109, 209, 309). The mirrored surface (109, 209) contains a display area (108, 208) that may be used to output operational information of the RF communication device (100, 200), such as signal strength and status information, to a ...


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Paul M Davis: Combined position locating and cellular telephone system with a single shared microprocessor. Trimble Navigation, Wagner Murabito&Hao, March 2, 1999: US05877724 (185 worldwide citation)

A compact combined position locating and analog cellular telephone unit. A single processor is coupled to a position locating system and a cellular telephone system. In the present invention, the single processor controls the functions and operation of both the position locating system and the cellu ...


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Mark J Zbikowski, Brian T Berkowitz, Kyle G Peltonen: File system sort order indexes. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, March 2, 1999: US05878410 (184 worldwide citation)

A system and method for returning a sorted result set of information corresponding to files in a file system that have properties which match user query criteria. A view index of files sorted by at least one property common to those files is provided. The view index may be synchronously or asynchron ...


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Dale R Olds: Controlling access to objects in a hierarchical database. Novell, Computer Law, March 2, 1999: US05878415 (182 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for controlling access to objects in a hierarchical database. The database may include a directory services repository, and/or synchronized partitions. An access constraint propagator reads an access control property of an ancestor of a target object. The access cont ...


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Stephen P W Draper, Brian J Collins, Patrick T Falls: Transaction clash management in a disconnectable computer and network. Novell, Computer Law, March 2, 1999: US05878434 (179 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for detecting and handling clashes that may occur when transactions performed on disconnected replicas of a database are merged after the computers carrying the replicas are reconnected. A variety of clashes are addressed, including those which arise from inconsi ...