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Maged E Beshai, Todd D Morris: Admission control in an ATM switching node. Northern Telecom, March 9, 1999: US05881049 (26 worldwide citation)

The invention resides in a precise technique for determining the equivalent bit rate (EBR) of a variable bit rate (VBR) ATM connection. The technique extends a known single-source method developed by Gibbens and Hunt. The new technique applies to shared facilities and hence exploits the statistical- ...


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David W Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Ralph C Wolf, Shawn P Day: Object position detector with edge motion feature and gesture recognition. Synaptics Incorporated, D Alessandro & Ritchie, March 9, 1999: US05880411 (909 worldwide citation)

Methods for recognizing gestures made by a conductive object on a touch-sensor pad and for cursor motion are disclosed. Tapping, drags, pushes, extended drags and variable drags gestures are recognized by analyzing the position, pressure, and movement of the conductive object on the sensor pad durin ...


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Stephen J Brown, Erik K Jensen: On-line health education and feedback system using motivational driver profile coding and automated content fulfillment. Health Hero Network, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, March 9, 1999: US05879163 (587 worldwide citation)

An automated system and method provides customized health education to an individual at a remote terminal to induce a modification in a health-related behavior of the individual. The automated system includes a questionnaire generator for questioning the individual to determine his or her motivation ...


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Christopher A Liles, Manuel Vellon: Use of avatars with automatic gesturing and bounded interaction in on-line chat session. Microsoft Corporation, Ronald M Anderson, March 9, 1999: US05880731 (490 worldwide citation)

Avatars representing participants in a graphic chat session are periodically animated to produce a gesture that conveys an emotion, action, or personality trait. Each participant in the chat session is enabled to select one of a plurality of different avatars to represent the participant in a graphi ...


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Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry: Multi-axial bone screw assembly. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 9, 1999: US05879350 (466 worldwide citation)

A multi-axial bone screw assembly includes a bone screw having a partially spherical head. The bone screw head is truncated at an upper surface in which a tool receiving recess is defined. The assembly includes a receiver member including a central bore that defines a tapered recess to receive a con ...


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Thomas R Lemmons, Donald W Allison, Jerry D Henshaw, Connie T Marshall: Interactive program guide systems and processes. Prevue Networks, Joseph M Guiliano, Matthew T Byrne, Fish & Neave, March 9, 1999: US05880768 (445 worldwide citation)

Interactive program guide systems and related processes are provided which can automatically tune a television, or program a VCR, based on program selections made from program schedule information displayed on a television or other suitable video monitor. The interactive program guide is preferably ...


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Edward E Shaw, Nitin V Salunke, Gregory T Mace: Self-expanding defect closure device and method of making and using. W L Gore & Associates, David J Johns, March 9, 1999: US05879366 (421 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a self-expanding device for sealing a defect in a wall, such as a septal defect. The device of the present invention has a fluoropolymer membrane that is supported by an embedded wire structure having elastic properties which is capable of being compressed and insert ...


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Brent G Duchon, Joel S Douglas, Jeffrey N Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Andrew M Drexler: Body fluid sampling device and methods of use. Mercury Diagnostics, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, March 9, 1999: US05879311 (411 worldwide citation)

A device for sampling body fluid includes a housing having a sleeve at a forward end thereof which is displaceable in response to being pressed against a user's skin to trigger the firing of a lancer. After the lancet is removed from the incision, the sleeve is repeatedly pressed against the skin to ...


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Laurence A Roth, Stephen Jack Herman: Targeted delivery via biodegradable polymers. Focal, Arnall Golden & Gregory, March 9, 1999: US05879713 (401 worldwide citation)

Delivery of bioactive molecules such as nucleic acid molecules encoding a protein can be significantly enhanced by immobilization of the bioactive molecule in a polymeric material adjacent to the cells where delivery is desired, where the bioactive molecule is encapsulated in a vehicle such as lipos ...


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John R Bittner, William G Bowser, Joseph C Hueil, David H Ruder: Surgical stapler with improved locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 9, 1999: US05878938 (351 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for effecting simultaneous cutting and stapling of tissue includes a frame and a staple cartridge positionable in the frame. The stapler includes a knife blade mounted for movement distally of the staple cartridge, the knife blade having a retraction lock feature including a locki ...



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