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Craig Allen
Mark Allen Irwin, Craig Allen Hunter: Single-piece sandwich frame clipboard apparatus. Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, March 30, 1999: US05887902 (20 worldwide citation)

A clipboard apparatus comprising a single sheet of plastic folded over to form two planar surfaces which allow the insertion of reference material into the sandwiched area formed between the two planar surfaces of said folded plastic sheet so as to protect said reference material from surrounding ad ...


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Paul B Godin, Jeffrey Lymburner: Computer auction system. Bid Com International, March 30, 1999: US05890138 (746 worldwide citation)

An auction system is disclosed which allows users to participate using their own computers suitably connected to the auction system. Preferably, this connection uses INTERNET. The invention involves a method and system for providing rapid feedback of a reverse auction process and removes the user fr ...


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Chaim Rogozinski: Intervertebral prosthetic disc. Thomas C Saitta, March 30, 1999: US05888226 (523 worldwide citation)

A self-centering prosthetic disc to replace a disc in the spine, the disc having two opposing convex surfaces where the point of maximum vertical dimension is non-central. The disc may be utilized alone or in combination with one or two vertebral attachment members, the vertebral attachment members ...


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David Gillespie, Timothy P Allen, Aaron T Ferrucci: Pressure sensitive scrollbar feature. Synaptics Incorporated, D Alessandro & Ritchie, March 30, 1999: US05889236 (421 worldwide citation)

A proximity sensor system includes a sensor matrix array having a characteristic capacitance on horizontal and vertical conductors connected to sensor pads. The capacitance changes as a function of the proximity of an object or objects to the sensor matrix. The change in capacitance of each node in ...


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Louis Francois Charles Beckers, Johannes Fridolin Schlapfer: Implant for intervertebral space. Synthesis, Fish & Richardson P C, March 30, 1999: US05888224 (417 worldwide citation)

An implant for the intervertebral space consists of an essentially cuboid body with a device for gripping by a tool.


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Scott A Moskowitz, Marc Cooperman: Optimization methods for the insertion, protection, and detection of digital watermarks in digitized data. The Dice Company, Kenyon & Kenyon, March 30, 1999: US05889868 (414 worldwide citation)

The implementations of digital watermarks can be optimally suited to particular transmission, distribution and storage mediums given the nature of digitally-sampled audio, video and other multimedia works. Watermark application parameters can be adapted to the individual characteristics of a given d ...


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Thomas W Rekieta, James R Vatteroni, Chyuan Meei Chen, Rashmi K Kasam, Walter C Robertson: Distributed redundant database. Alcatel USA, Baker & Botts L, March 30, 1999: US05890156 (414 worldwide citation)

A distributed redundant database architecture (10) primarily for storing a plurality of wireless service subscriber files (84, 86) is provided. The database architecture (10) include a first set of processors (44 46, 48) each having a shared memory (72, 74, 76), where the processors (44, 46, 48) are ...


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Jeffrey C Felt, Craig A Bourgeault, Matthew W Baker: Articulating joint repair. Advanced Bio Surfaces, Fredrikson & Byron P A, March 30, 1999: US05888220 (380 worldwide citation)

A method and related materials and apparatus for using minimally invasive techniques to repair (e.g., reconstruct) tissue such as fibrocartilage, and particularly fibrocartilage associated with diarthroidal and amphiarthroidal joints. The method involves the use of minimally invasive techniques to a ...


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Robert S Bray Jr: Anterior stabilization device. Christie Parker & Hale, March 30, 1999: US05888223 (376 worldwide citation)

An anterior fixation device comprises an oval shaped intervertebral spacer and a retaining plate. The spacer has a side wall and superior and inferior walls. The superior and inferior walls are dome-shaped and porous to allow bone to grow through the device to achieve fusion of two adjacent vertebra ...



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