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Zahir Ebrahim: System and method for preserving message order while employing both programmed I/O and DMA operations. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, March 23, 1999: US05887134 (600 worldwide citation)

In a cluster of computer nodes, each node has network interface and at least one processor. Transmission of a multipart message from a first node to a second node is initiated by sending to a network interface of the first node a sequence of PIO store and DMA store commands, each PIO store and DMA s ...


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Lawrence J Torango, Kumar Kannan, Mark Lowell, Bhavani Prasad, Wayne Seguin, Rick Rowe, Adrian Marcu: Gaming system for multiple progressive games. International Game Technology, Sheridan Ross P C, March 23, 1999: US05885158 (568 worldwide citation)

A progressive gaming system is configured to run many progressive prizes on one central system. The relationship between progressive group and prize with a particular game is designed so that the odds and bet on a particular game need not be identical throughout a group. In one embodiment, prize def ...


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Jonathan A Eppstein, Michael R Hatch, Difei Yang: Microporation of human skin for monitoring the concentration of an analyte. Spectrix, Altea Technologies, Needle & Rosenberg P C, March 23, 1999: US05885211 (550 worldwide citation)

A method of enhancing the permeability of the skin to an analyte for diagnostic purposes or to a drug for therapeutic purposes is described utilizing microporation and optionally sonic energy and a chemical enhancer. If selected, the sonic energy may be modulated by means of frequency modulation, am ...


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Stephen J Brown, Konstantin Othmer: System and method for modifying documents sent over a communications network. Health Hero Network, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, March 23, 1999: US05887133 (485 worldwide citation)

A system and method applied to a communications network which transmits document portions in which an original document portion having an identifier portion and an information portion is replaced or swapped with a substitute document portion. The system has a controller, typically a proxy server, fo ...


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Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry: Multi-axial bone screw assembly. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 23, 1999: US05885286 (437 worldwide citation)

A multi-axial bone engaging fastener 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 r ...


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Richard Humpleman: Set-top electronics and network interface unit arrangement. Samsung Information Systems America, March 23, 1999: US05886732 (369 worldwide citation)

A set-top electronics and network interface unit arrangement is connected to an internal digital network interconnecting devices in the home. Entertainment services are introduced into the network through network interface units that are coupled to an external network and to the internal network. Th ...


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Charles J Winslow, Steven T Mitchell: Apparatus and method for implant insertion. Surgical Dynamics, March 23, 1999: US05885299 (350 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for and methods of inserting implants are disclosed wherein the apparatus includes a handle portion and a body portion attached to the handle portion and defining a longitudinal axis. The body portion includes an outer tubular member fixed relative to the handle portion for rotation therew ...


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Edmund A Hebert, William E Morgan, Dean Snell: Multilayer golf ball with a thin thermoset outer layer. Acushnet Company, Pennie & Edmonds, March 23, 1999: US05885172 (336 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed towards a multilayer golf ball which comprises a core, an inner cover layer and an outer cover layer, wherein the outer cover layer comprises a thermoset material formed from a castable, reactive liquid, said outer layer having a thickness of less than 0.05 inches a ...


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John Wallace Parce, Michael R Knapp, Calvin Y H Chow, Luc Bousse: Controlled fluid transport in microfabricated polymeric substrates. Caliper Technologies Corporation, Matthew B Murphy, Jonathan Alan Quine, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 23, 1999: US05885470 (320 worldwide citation)

Microfluidic devices are provided for the performance of chemical and biochemical analyses, syntheses and detection. The devices of the invention combine precise fluidic control systems with microfabricated polymeric substrates to provide accurate, low cost miniaturized analytical devices that have ...


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William L Hunter, Lindsay S Machan, A Larry Arsenault: Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use. Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Seed and Berry, March 23, 1999: US05886026 (285 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides compositions comprising an anti-angiogenic factor, and a polymeric carrier. Representative examples of anti-angiogenic factors include Anti-Invasive Factor, Retinoic acids and derivatives thereof, and paclitaxel. Also provided are methods for embolizing blood vessels, ...



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