Steven D Goedeke: System and method for deriving relative physiologic signals. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, May 18, 1999: US05904708 (747 worldwide citation)

A patient monitoring and/or therapy delivery system and method employing an implantable medical device for sensing absolute physiologic signal values within the body of a patient, e.g., absolute blood pressure, temperature, etc., and an external monitoring device for monitoring and conveying ambient ...

Lawrence M Ausubel: Computer implemented methods and apparatus for auctions. Pollock Vande Sande & Amernick, May 18, 1999: US05905975 (624 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented system and method of executing an auction. The system has at least two intelligent systems, one for the auctioneer and at least one for a user. The auction is conducted by the auctioneer's system communications with the user system(s). The auctioneer's system contains informat ...

Stuart A Fraser, Howard Lutnick, Bijoy Paul: Automated auction protocol processor. Cantor Fitzgerald Securities, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil & Judlowe, May 18, 1999: US05905974 (599 worldwide citation)

A data processing system for implementing transaction management of auction-based trading for specialized items such as fixed income instruments. The data processing system provides a highly structured trading protocol implemented through a sequence of trading paradigms. The system employs a distrib ...

Garrett Russell, David M Wilz Sr, Carl Harry Knowles: System and method for carrying out information-related transactions using web documents embodying transaction enabling applets automatically launched and executed in response to reading URL-encoded symbols pointing thereto. Metrologic Instruments, Thomas J Perkowski Esq, May 18, 1999: US05905248 (519 worldwide citation)

A novel transaction-enabling method and system are disclosed, wherein a transaction-enabling Java-Applet is embedded within an HTML-encoded document stored in an HTTP server at predetermined URL. When a code symbol (e.g., magstripe or bar code) encoded with the URL is read using a code symbol reader ...

Scott A Moskowitz, Marc Cooperman: Method and system for digital watermarking. The Dice Company, Kenyon & Kenyon, May 18, 1999: US05905800 (464 worldwide citation)

A method for applying a digital watermark to a content signal is disclosed. In accordance with such a method, a watermarking key is identified. The watermarking key includes a binary sequence and information describing application of that binary sequence to the content signal. The digital watermark ...

William J Wohltmann, Mark H Sher, Bryan F Flaherty, Richard G Caro: Exciter-detector unit for measuring physiological parameters. Vital Insite, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, May 18, 1999: US05904654 (464 worldwide citation)

An exciter-detector unit is disclosed which includes an exciter and a detector mounted on a common support for inducing perturbations into the body and detecting the perturbations after they travel a distance through the body in order to detect a hemoparameter.

Donald R Mosebrook, David E Houggy, Robert G Palmer Jr, Joel S Spira, Donald F Hausman Jr, Robin C Moseley, David G Luchaco: Method and apparatus for controlling and determining the status of electrical devices from remote locations. Lutron Electronics Co, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, May 18, 1999: US05905442 (448 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for controlling an electrical device by remote control including a control device coupled to the electrical device by a wire connection for providing power to the electrical device, the control device having an actuator for adjusting the status of the electrical device and a radio frequenc ...

Peter W Fajkowski: Method and apparatus for coupon management and redemption. Roy Kiesel & Tucker, May 18, 1999: US05905246 (432 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system for the electronic management and redemption of coupons. The system includes an integrated coupon card comprising a microprocessor, a random access memory, a scanner, and a communications port. The coupon card is capable of scanning coupon bar codes from paper ...

Hanson S Gifford III, Lee R Bolduc, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul C DiCesare, Peter F Costa, William A Holmes: Devices and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. Heartport, Jens E Hoekendijk, Jeffry J Grainger, May 18, 1999: US05904697 (413 worldwide citation)

A system for performing an end-to-side vascular anastomosis, including an anastomosis device, an application instrument and methods for performing a vascular anastomosis. The system is applicable for performing an anastomosis between a vascular graft and the ascending aorta in coronary artery bypass ...

Paul C Dicesare, Jeffrey A Stein, William J Allen, Joseph N Logan, John A Conners: Automatic laparoscopic ligation clip applicator. American Cyanamid Company, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, May 18, 1999: US05904693 (381 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic ligation clip applicator for automatically applying a plurality of ligation clips includes a handle assembly having an actuator, an elongated shaft connected to the handle assembly, and an actuating mechanism disposed within the shaft. The actuating mechanism includes a clamp for enga ...