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Stephen James Brown: Modular microprocessor-based health monitoring system. Health Hero Network, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness PLLC, May 4, 1999: US05899855 (1158 worldwide citation)

A modular self-care health monitoring system employs a compact microprocessor-based unit such as a video game system of the type that includes switches for controlling device operation and a program cartridge. In accordance with the invention, the program cartridge adapts the microprocessor-based un ...


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Yuval Ofek: Bundling of write data from channel commands in a command chain for transmission over a data link between data storage systems for remote data mirroring. EMC Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, May 4, 1999: US05901327 (727 worldwide citation)

Two data storage systems are interconnected by a data link for remote mirroring of data. Each volume of data is configured as local, primary in a remotely mirrored volume pair, or secondary in a remotely mirrored volume pair. Normally, a host computer directly accesses either a local or a primary vo ...


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John Samuel Batchelder: Method for optical inspection and lithography. May 4, 1999: US05900354 (543 worldwide citation)

A process for illuminating a structured surface initially introduces a fluid into a volume, the fluid nearly completely chemically inactive with respect to the structured surface. Next, pressure and temperature are established within the volume which maintains the fluid in a supercritical state. The ...


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Jan Claren, Ulf Ulmsten: Medscand Medical, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, May 4, 1999: US05899909 (448 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument and a method for treating female urinary incontinence. The instrument comprises a shank having a handle at one end thereof, and two curved needle-like elements which are connected at one end thereof each with one end of a tape intended to be implanted into the body. These eleme ...


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Saar Wilf, Guy Ruvio: Retail method over a wide area network. Trivnet, Kenyon & Kenyon, May 4, 1999: US05899980 (400 worldwide citation)

A retail method over a wide area network. The wide area network includes a point of sale computer station, a network service provider server operated by a network service provider, a customer computer station used by a customer and connected to the wide area network through the network service provi ...


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Todd M Boyce, Albert Manrique, Nelson L Scarborough, James L Russell: Bone-derived implant for load-supporting applications. Osteotech, Dilworth & Barrese, May 4, 1999: US05899939 (369 worldwide citation)

A bone-derived implant is provided which is made up of one or more layers of fully mineralized or partially demineralized cortical bone and, optionally, one or more layers of some other material. The layers constituting the implant are assembled into a unitary structure to provide an implant exhibit ...


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Christopher T Zirps, William R Rebh: Surgical instrument. Endius Incorporated, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, May 4, 1999: US05899914 (333 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument (10) includes a handle (12), a rigid stem section (20) extending from the handle, and a flexible stem section (24) extending from the rigid stem section. A surgical tool (30) connected with a distal end of the flexible stem section (24) includes a fixed part (32) fixed for move ...


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Yuichiro Nishijima, Koichi Tanaka: Artificial intervertebral disk. Chubu Bearing Kabushiki Kaisha, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis P C, May 4, 1999: US05899941 (328 worldwide citation)

An operation for fixing a vertebral column by an autogenetic or a spacer has no movability or motion property, leading to an impedance of everyday life functions and recurrence of damage at the treated part. An artificial intervertebral disk comprising a movable protrusion which is formed integrally ...


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Steven M Hoffberg, Linda I Hoffberg Borghesani: Ergonomic man-machine interface incorporating adaptive pattern recognition based control system. Steven M Hoffberg, May 4, 1999: US05901246 (322 worldwide citation)

An adaptive interface for a programmable system, for predicting a desired user function, based on user history, as well as machine internal status and context. The apparatus receives an input from the user and other data. A predicted input is presented for confirmation by the user, and the predictiv ...


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Chuk David Chan: Vehicle mounted navigation device. Advanced Future Technologies, Larry J Guffey, May 4, 1999: US05899956 (320 worldwide citation)

A vehicle mounted, navigation device is disclosed. This invention combines a global position system (GPS) with an image capturing system into a portable device that can be optimally mounted within a vehicle. The image capturing system detects and interprets visual information in the vicinity of the ...



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