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Henry Bolanos, Jeffrey J Blewett, Timothy O Van Leeuwen: Non-invasive apparatus for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. United States Surgical Corporation, April 27, 1999: US05897562 (782 worldwide citation)

Instrumentation for transoral treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, an instrument includes a remotely operable invagination device for atraumatically approximating the lower esophagus and fundus of the stomach and for invaginating the gastroeso ...


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Stephen J Brown: Monitoring system for remotely querying individuals. Health Hero Network, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, April 27, 1999: US05897493 (733 worldwide citation)

A monitoring system for remotely querying an individual includes a central computer system and at least one remote apparatus. The central computer system includes a server and a workstation networked to the server for entering a set of queries to be answered by the individual. The server includes a ...


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Arnold Blinn, Michael Ari Cohen, Michael Lorton, Gregory J Stein: Electronic shopping and merchandising system. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 27, 1999: US05897622 (647 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a merchant system for online shopping and merchandising. The merchant system architecture provides great flexibility for a merchant to adapt the merchant system to their existing business practices, promotions and databases. The merchant system includes a dynamic page ...


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Jay S Walker, Thomas M Sparico, T Scott Case: Method and apparatus for the sale of airline-specified flight tickets. priceline com, Jeffrey L Brandt, Morgan & Finnegan, April 27, 1999: US05897620 (500 worldwide citation)

An unspecified-time airline ticket representing a purchased seat on a flight to be selected later, by the airlines, for a traveler-specified itinerary (e.g., NY to LA on March 3rd) is disclosed. Various methods and systems for matching an unspecified-time ticket with a flight are also disclosed. An ...


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Robin Haley Gustin, Troy W Livingston, Namsoo Park: Automated document cashing system. Capital Security Systems, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, April 27, 1999: US05897625 (453 worldwide citation)

An automated document cashing system includes a reader for capturing an image of a negotiable instrument and recognizing the authorized signature as well as the amount written thereon. The system then can transfer monies in the amount of the instrument to a savings account, a checking account, a sma ...


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Ralph E Wesinger Jr, Christopher D Coley: Firewall providing enhanced network security and user transparency. Network Engineering Software, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 27, 1999: US05898830 (408 worldwide citation)

The present invention, generally speaking, provides a firewall that achieves maximum network security and maximum user convenience. The firewall employs "envoys" that exhibit the security robustness of prior-art proxies and the transparency and ease-of-use of prior-art packet filters, combining the ...


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Mark James Kline, Miguel Alvaro Robles, Thomas Henrich: Elastomeric side panel for use with convertible absorbent articles. The Procter & Gamble Company, David M Weirich, Steven W Miller, Jacobus C Rasser, April 27, 1999: US05897545 (403 worldwide citation)

Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants and the like, having elastomeric ear panels and a fastening system that provides the user with different options as to how the absorbent article may be fitted to and removed from the wearer. The absorbe ...


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Lynn Y Liu, Juan Lu, Tao Wang: Method and apparatus for authorizing remote internet access. GRIC Communications, Donald J Pagel, Hopkins & Carley, April 27, 1999: US05898780 (401 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for allowing a user to access the internet from a remote location by using a local internet service provider with whom the user does not have an account. The user logs on to the local internet service provider's system using an identifier that includes the user's identificatio ...


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Peter M J Mulier, Michael F Hoey: Ball point fluid-assisted electrocautery device. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Peter Forrest, April 27, 1999: US05897553 (375 worldwide citation)

An electrocautery device is disclosed. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the electrocautery electrode/tip is provided with a hollow, conductive tube terminating at its distal end in a ball point type tip. Fluid, preferably conductive fluid, is applied to the proximal end of the hollow ...


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Ian S Small, Michael Chen, Eric L Zarakov, Richard L Mander, Laurie J Vertelney, Amanda R Mander, Michael A Arent, James P Faris, Jeffrey E Tycz, Lewis C Knapp: User interface system having programmable user interface elements. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 27, 1999: US05898434 (354 worldwide citation)

A user interface having a plurality of user interface elements for marking, finding, organizing, and processing data stored in a computer system. Each element typically has an appearance which is related to the data or function the element is designed to represent or perform. The elements may simply ...