Stanford R Ovshinsky, Boil Pashmakov: Universal memory element and method of programming same. Energy Conversion Devices, Philip H Schlazer, Marvin S Siskind, David W Schumaker, June 15, 1999: US05912839 (310 worldwide citation)

Method of programming Ovonic memory multistate-digital multibit memory elements, and use thereof for neural networks and data storage. The device is programmed by applying an energy pulse which is insufficient to switch the memory element from said high resistance state to said low resistance state, ...

Jacob Y Wong, Roy L Anderson: System and method for pseudo cash transactions. Jaesent, Lyon & Lyon, June 15, 1999: US05913203 (304 worldwide citation)

Totally anonymous or effectively anonymous cash-like transactions are accomplished by using a pseudo cash data package converter for inserting a user key into a pseudo cash preliminary data packet through the use of a user insertion key to generate a pseudo cash unit with a fixed monetary value that ...

Richard Lee Schwartz, James Lewis Weiner: System and methods for automatically distributing a particular shared data object through electronic mail. Inprise Corporation, John A Smart, June 15, 1999: US05913032 (299 worldwide citation)

A computer system having a facility for concurrently sharing objects or resources is described. The system includes a publish-and-subscribe facility or "Object Exchange," for facilitating sharing among workgroups. When a data object is "published" by a user ("publisher"), the object is sent from tha ...

Gerald H Negley: High efficiency light emitting diodes. Cree Research, Philip Summa Patent Attorney, June 15, 1999: US05912477 (296 worldwide citation)

Light emitting diodes are disclosed which have increased external efficiency and are formed from silicon carbide substrates. Diodes are produced by a method which includes directing a beam of laser light at one surface of a portion of silicon carbide, and which the laser light is sufficient to vapor ...

R Michael McGrady, R Barrie Slaymaker Jr, Greg Kroah Hartman, Eser Sukan: System for tracking and dispensing medical items. Diebold Incorporated, Ralph E Jocke, June 15, 1999: US05912818 (286 worldwide citation)

The system for monitoring and dispensing medical items which are dispensed for administration to patients includes a data terminal (76, 338) which is connected through a network (82, 328) to at least one remote computer (84, 324) having a processor and a data store. The system also includes a readin ...

Charles H McCrea Jr: Jackpot system for live card games based upon game play wagering and method therefore. Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney P C, June 15, 1999: US05911626 (279 worldwide citation)

A game table system, adapted for multiple sites under a central control, for providing a progressive jackpot in a live card game played at each gaming table between a dealer and a player. Each gaming table has an ante bet region, a dealer card region, and a player card region. The game table system ...

Todd A Berg, Jason A Galdonik: Guide catheter having selected flexural modulus segments. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, June 15, 1999: US05911715 (278 worldwide citation)

A guiding catheter for use in coronary angioplasty and other cardiovascular interventions which incorporates a plurality of segment of selected flexural modulus in the shaft of the device. The segments which have a different flexibility than the sections immediately proximal and distal to them, crea ...

Philip E Eggers: Resistively heating cutting and coagulating surgical instrument. Mueller and Smith LPA, June 15, 1999: US05911719 (266 worldwide citation)

A resistively heated thermally cutting and coagulating surgical instrument which may be employed with a conventional electrosurgical generator having bipolar output ports and a bipolar cable. The instrument utilizes a heating element which is heated to a predetermined upper temperature limit while i ...

Robert J Shartle: Disposable cartridge and method for an assay of a biological sample. Biometric Imaging, June 15, 1999: US05912134 (263 worldwide citation)

A cartridge is provided to present a biological sample for analysis by an imaging instrument. The cartridge of the invention utilizes a series of channels, capillaries, reservoirs and stop junctions to precisely move a sample, reagent and diluent through the cartridge as a function of the sum of cap ...

Valery Dubin, Chiu Ting: Method for fabricating copper-aluminum metallization. Advanced Micro Devices, Edward C Kwok, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, June 15, 1999: US05913147 (241 worldwide citation)

A method for fabricating copper-aluminum metallization utilizing the technique of electroless copper deposition is described. The method provides a self-encapsulated copper-aluminum metallization structure.