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Timothy P Allen, David Gillespie, Robert J Miller, Gunter Steinbach: Object position detector. Synaptics, D Alessandro & Ritchie, June 22, 1999: US05914465 (244 worldwide citation)

A proximity sensor system includes a sensor matrix array having a characteristic capacitance on horizontal and vertical conductors connected to sensor pads. The capacitance changes as a function of the proximity of an object or objects to the sensor matrix. The change in capacitance of each node in ...


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Michael N Kozicki, William C West: Programmable metallization cell structure and method of making same. Axon Technologies Corporation, Arizona Board of Regents, Snell & Wilmer, June 22, 1999: US05914893 (242 worldwide citation)

A programmable metallization cell ("PMC") comprises a fast ion conductor such as a chalcogenide-metal ion and a plurality of electrodes (e.g., an anode and a cathode) disposed at the surface of the fast ion conductor and spaced a set distance apart from each other. Preferably, the fast ion conductor ...


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Ronald E Sweatman: Methods of sealing subterranean zones. Halliburton Energy Services, Craig W Roddy, C Clark Dougherty Jr, June 22, 1999: US05913364 (242 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides improved methods of sealing a subterranean zone to remedy the uncontrolled flow of fluids into and out of the zone. The methods basically comprise preparing a sealing composition and placing the composition into the zone to be sealed. The placement of the composition i ...


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George W LaGrange, George E Gerpheide, Richard D Woolley, Tom Donohue, Mike Layton: Computer input stylus method and apparatus. Cirque Corporation, Morriss Bateman O Bryant & Compagni, June 22, 1999: US05914708 (226 worldwide citation)

A system comprising a conductive stylus used in conjunction with a capacitance sensitive touch pad, said system providing at least two different signals to an associated computer system. The stylus is a pen-like device having an actuable switch which when actuated substantially increases the capacit ...


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Weng Kwen Raymond Chia, Hosheng Tu: Catheter system having a porous shaft and fluid irrigation capabilities. Irvine Biomedical, June 22, 1999: US05913856 (221 worldwide citation)

An improved ablation catheter having a distal tip section made of flexible porous plastic material for fluid infusion and irrigation at its electrode comprises a catheter shaft having a distal section and at least one lumen extending therebetween, wherein the catheter is inserted into the chambers o ...


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Janet W Burpee, David R Fischell: Intravascular stent with enhanced rigidity strut members. IsoStent, June 22, 1999: US05913895 (220 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a thin-walled cylindrical stent in which one or more of the sets of strut members are more radially rigid after stent expansion as compared to other sets of strut members. Each set of strut members consists of a multiplicity of structural struts that are connected together with t ...


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Michael R Levine: VCR programmer. Smart VCR Partnership, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citowski PC, June 22, 1999: US05915068 (213 worldwide citation)

A system for programming the automatic operation of a video recorder over an extended time period uses an associated television receiver as a display device for alphanumeric messages to the operator to provide a self-explanatory, interactive programming routine. The video recorder system includes a ...


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Paul D Drumheller: Materials and methods for the immobilization of bioactive species onto polymeric substrates. Gore Hybrid Technologies, Eric J Sheets, June 22, 1999: US05914182 (213 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to support members having surfaces that are rendered hydrophilic for use as a substrate for the immobilization of bioactive species thereon. The hydrophilic surfaces are chemically stable on the support member. The surfaces are also chemically variable to provide a ...


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Mark A Ritchart, Minh Tran: Methods and devices for collection of soft tissue. Ethicon End0 Surgery, June 22, 1999: US05913857 (211 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an inventive tissue sampling probe which offers many advantages over probes available in the prior art. Unexpectedly superior results are obtained in connection with the retrieval of intact tissue specimens, because of a unique combination of cutting features, including, in p ...


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John M Jack, Yuanita A Carson Gamauf, Stephanie A Binzen: Computerized incentive program with plateau pricing and remote award redemption. BI Performance Services, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, June 22, 1999: US05915244 (195 worldwide citation)

A computerized incentive program having plateau pricing and a personalized bank-account system, and permitting remote award redemption is disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a computerized incentive-program system includes a pricing component, which converts a price of each of a plurality ...