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William R Adams: Methods of playing card games with an additional payout indicator. Anchor Gaming, Galgano & Burke, June 15, 1999: US05911418 (651 worldwide citation)

A card game particularly suited for gaming wherein, in addition to payouts determined by the rank of a player's hand against a predetermined payout schedule or against the hands of a dealer or other players, a player may qualify for a payout determined by a movable payout indicator, preferably in th ...


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Yuval Rakavy, Eli Barkat: Method and apparatus for transmitting and displaying information between a remote network and a local computer. Backweb, Skadden Arps et al, June 15, 1999: US05913040 (638 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are provided for selecting advertisements and other information from a computer network database based on user defined preferences and transmitting the selected advertisement in background mode over a communications link between the computer network and a local computer with mi ...


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Henry Bolanos, Alli Alim, Richard C McClure, Keith L Milliman: Disposable loading unit for surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, June 15, 1999: US05911353 (521 worldwide citation)

A disposable loading unit is disclosed for use in conjunction with a surgical stapling apparatus configured to sequentially apply a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue. The apparatus includes an actuation assembly for effectuating a fastener applying operation, and a housing for receiving ...


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Ross S Tsugita, Tracy D Maahs, Yue Teh Jang: Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities. Embol X, Lyon & Lyon, June 15, 1999: US05911734 (512 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for treating stenosed blood vessels is provided, more particularly a percutaneous catheter, including a filter for capturing loose embolic material, used to deliver a stent, preferably within the ascending aorta, the aortic arch, or the carotid arteries. The catheter includes ...


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Randal Lee Guck: Automatic format conversion system and publishing methodology for multi-user network. Unisys Corporation, Alfred W Kozak, Mark T Starr, Steven R Petersen, June 15, 1999: US05911776 (462 worldwide citation)

A network providing a server using an object-database enables an author to create and store an original document, as a source file with a first format. Software in the data base will provide multiple sets of shadow file-converter groups connected to the source file of the original document. Each sha ...


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Charles G Call: Methods and apparatus for disseminating product information via the internet. June 15, 1999: US05913210 (445 worldwide citation)

An Internet system for delivering information about products from the source of those products, typically the manufacturer, to those who need that information, such as product resellers and consumers. The system employs a product code translator, which may be implemented by one or more servers acces ...


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Takeshi Motoyama: Financial information intermediary system. Fujitsu, Staas & Halsey, June 15, 1999: US05913202 (384 worldwide citation)

A financial information intermediary system which extracts the most suitable product information from a wide variety of financial product information supplied by many financial institutions in the market, so that consumers (or clients) can easily reach the desired financial products. To provide info ...


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Seymour I Rubinstein, Garnet R Chaney: Browse by prompted keyword phrases with an improved method for obtaining an initial document set. Seymour I Rubinstein, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 15, 1999: US05913215 (307 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for identifying one of a plurality of documents stored in a computer-readable medium are disclosed. The method includes the steps of prompting a computer-user to construct a search expression, then communicating the search expression to each of a plurality of search engines l ...


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Shinichi Sato, Koichi Sano: Wide area medical information system and method using thereof. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, June 15, 1999: US05911687 (304 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a wide area medical information system and a method using thereof comprising a wide area network, a plurality of doctor terminals and patient terminals connected to the wide area network, and a management server including at least an electronic case record file storing clini ...


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James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart, John Rice: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, June 15, 1999: US05911721 (286 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener including an expandable member having an axial channel and an elongated element insertable into the axial channel is described. The expandable member is configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone. The distal end of the expandable member also may include a structure for a ...



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