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Warren E Bernard, Philip A Jacobson: System and method for automated remote previewing and purchasing of music, video, software, and other multimedia products. MCI Communications Corporation, June 29, 1999: US05918213 (884 worldwide citation)

An automated product purchasing system allows purchasers to order products via a remote communications medium without having to speak to a sales representative or other human operator. According to the invention, purchasers access the automated product purchasing system and browse among the selectio ...


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Frank J Viola, John C Robertson: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, June 29, 1999: US05915616 (836 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus for applying staples or fasteners to tissue to form a circular anastomosis having an adjustable closure mechanism to rapidly approximate the distance between the anvil member and the fastener assembly of the instrument. The adjustable closure mechanism provides for rapid approxi ...


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Gary B Robinson: Automated collaborative filtering in world wide web advertising. Athenium L L C, Nutter McClennen & Fish, June 29, 1999: US05918014 (788 worldwide citation)

On the World Wide Web, and other interactive media, it is possible to show different ads to different people who are simultaneously viewing the same content. This invention is based on the fact that people who have shown a tendency for similar likes and dislikes in the past will show a tendency for ...


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Mundi Fomukong, Denzil Chesney: Location reporting satellite paging system with optional blocking of location reporting. June 29, 1999: US05918159 (682 worldwide citation)

A location reporting satellite paging communication system comprising space satellites, ground stations and a call receiver adapted to resolve a global position from signals transmitted from satellites and earth based communication means. The call receiver or callee in possession of the call receive ...


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Karl L Ginter, Victor H Shear, Francis J Spahn, David M Van Wie: System and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. InterTrust Technologies Corporation, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, June 29, 1999: US05917912 (664 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for secure transaction management and electronic rights protection. Electronic appliances such as computers equipped in accordance with the present invention help to ensure that information is accessed and used only in authorized ways, and maintain ...


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Thomas L Blum, Douglas F Keislar, James A Wheaton, Erling H Wold: Method and article of manufacture for content-based analysis, storage, retrieval, and segmentation of audio information. Muscle Fish, Willis E Higgins, Richard M Cooley Godward Goldman, June 29, 1999: US05918223 (648 worldwide citation)

A system that performs analysis and comparison of audio data files based upon the content of the data files is presented. The analysis of the audio data produces a set of numeric values (a feature vector) that can be used to classify and rank the similarity between individual audio files typically s ...


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Raymond Anthony Joao: Control apparatus and methods for vehicles. Raymond A Joao, June 29, 1999: US05917405 (552 worldwide citation)

A control apparatus for a vehicle, which comprises a first control device. The first control device one of generates and transmits a first signal for one of activating, deactivating, enabling, and disabling, one of a vehicle component, a vehicle device, a vehicle system, and a vehicle subsystem. The ...


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Thomas J Perkowski: System and method for finding product and service related information on the internet. IPF, Thomas J Perkowski, June 29, 1999: US05918214 (531 worldwide citation)

A novel system and method for finding product and service related information on the Internet. The system includes Internet Servers which store information pertaining to Universal Product or Service Number (e.g. UPC number) preassigned to each product and service registered in the system, with Unifo ...


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Arthur Sherman: Sequential chemical vapor deposition. Robert Moll, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, June 29, 1999: US05916365 (511 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides for sequential chemical vapor deposition by employing a reactor operated at low pressure, a pump to remove excess reactants, and a line to introduce gas into the reactor through a valve. A first reactant forms a monolayer on the part to be coated, while the second reac ...


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Leslie A Geddes, Tarek Elabbady, William E Schoenlein, Matthew Waninger, Joe D Bourland: Method and apparatus using vagal stimulation for control of ventricular rate during atrial fibrillation. Purdue Research Foundation, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 29, 1999: US05916239 (489 worldwide citation)

A closed-loop, variable-frequency, vagal-stimulation apparatus for control of ventricular rate during atrial fibrillation. In one embodiment the apparatus includes a stimulator applied to the left vagus nerve and a controller programmed to automatically and continuously adjust the vagal stimulation ...



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