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Karl L Ginter, Victor H Shear, W Olin Sibert, Francis J Spahn, David M Van Wie: Systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. InterTrust Technologies, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, April 6, 1999: US05892900 (2411 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for electronic commerce including secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. Electronic appliances such as computers employed in accordance with the present invention help to ensure that information is accessed and used only in ...


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Michael A Mills, Robert A Smith: Shielded medical connector. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 6, 1999: US05890929 (513 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector for a medical instrument has a plug containing a plurality of pins in electrical communication with wires emanating from a shielded cable that is connected to a medical sensor detecting physiological data. The plug portion of the electrical connector substantially surrounds t ...


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James D Logan, Richard Goldhor, Daniel Goessling: Systems and methods for computer enhanced broadcast monitoring. Personal Audio, Testa Hurwitz Thibeault, April 6, 1999: US05892536 (478 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for editing the content of a broadcast programming signal to provide a proprietary program signal that has been tailored to the preferences of an individual monitoring the broadcast programming signal. Accordingly, the systems and methods of the invention off ...


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Charles A Grasso, Richard Lee Schwartz: Intranet-based system with methods for co-active delivery of information to multiple users. Diffusion, John A Smart, April 6, 1999: US05892909 (459 worldwide citation)

An Intranet-based system with methods for co-active information delivery is described. The system allows users to manage the distribution and delivery of information across an enterprise Intranet, the Internet, and common communication channels (e.g., printers, fax, pager and e-mail). The system pro ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, George T Christakis, Paul Spence, Thomas Ward, Douglas P Allen: Fastener delivery and deployment mechanism and method for placing the fastener in minimally invasive surgery. CardioVascular Technologies, Terry M Gernstein, April 6, 1999: US05891160 (450 worldwide citation)

A one-piece fastener or staple includes a base that contacts tissue and a prong that extends through the tissue. A suture lead is anchored to the base and a needle is attached to the suture lead. A tool positions the fastener adjacent to the tissue, and is operated to drive the prong and the suture ...


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Philip E Eggers, Andrew R Eggers: Electrosurgical forceps. Eggers & Associates, Mueller and Smith LPA, April 6, 1999: US05891142 (447 worldwide citation)

Surgical forceps which are configured having oppositely disposed tissue grasping surfaces at the tip regions of corresponding tines. An electrically insulative spacer assembly is positioned on and supported from at least one of the tissue grasping surfaces to space the tissue contacting surfaces apa ...


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Christopher W Klaus: Method and apparatus for detecting and identifying security vulnerabilities in an open network computer communication system. Internet Security Systems, Morris Manning & Martin L, April 6, 1999: US05892903 (428 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for detecting security vulnerabilities in a computer network. The system includes an IP spoofing attack detector, a stealth port service map generator, a source port verifier, source routing verifier, an RPC service detector and a Socks configuration verifier. Each o ...


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Ramesh Jain, Bradley Horowitz, Charles E Fuller, Amarnath Gupta, Jeffrey R Bach, Chiao fe Shu: Similarity engine for content-based retrieval of images. Virage, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 6, 1999: US05893095 (418 worldwide citation)

A system and method for content-based search and retrieval of visual objects. A base visual information retrieval (VIR) engine utilizes a set of universal primitives to operate on the visual objects. An extensible VIR engine allows custom, modular primitives to be defined and registered. A custom pr ...


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Matthew Morrison, Michael C Sherman, Troy Drewry: Multi-axial screw. SDGI Holdings, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, April 6, 1999: US05891145 (398 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation assembly is provided that includes a bone engaging fastener and an elongated member, such as a spinal rod. The fixation assembly is a multi-axial assembly that permits fixation of the bone engaging fastener to the spinal rod at any of a continuous range of angles relative to the ro ...


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Richard D Bucholz: System for indicating the position of a surgical probe within a head on an image of the head. St Louis University, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, April 6, 1999: US05891034 (377 worldwide citation)

A system for determining a position of a probe relative to an object such as a head of a body of a patient. The head includes a surface such as a forehead having a contour. Cross sectional images of the head are scanned and stored as a function of the forehead contour. If the forehead contour does n ...