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Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Record carrier containing a signal having a sequence of successive information signal portions. U S Philips Corporation, Edward Blocker, July 6, 1999: US05920272 (12 worldwide citation)

A series of m-bit information words is converted to a modulated signal. For each information word from the series, an n-bit code word is delivered. The delivered code words are converted to the modulated signal. The code words are distributed over at least one group of a first type and at least one ...


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Ray Kolling, William L Powar: Electronic bill pay system. Visa International Service Association, July 6, 1999: US05920847 (734 worldwide citation)

A bill pay system wherein participating consumers pay bills to participating billers through a payment network operating according to preset rules. The participating consumers receive bills from participating billers (paper/mail bills, e-mail notices, implied bills for automatic debits) which indica ...


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Stephen J Brown: Method for treating medical conditions using a microprocessor-based video game. Health Hero Network, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil & Judlowe, July 6, 1999: US05918603 (720 worldwide citation)

Method for treating a medical condition in a human patient comprising choosing a psychological strategy for treating the medical condition, encoding electronic instructions for an interactive video game in such a way that the interactive video game implements the psychological strategy, loading the ...


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Gregory Sorrentino, Alim Alli: Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, July 6, 1999: US05918791 (671 worldwide citation)

A self contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes an anvil member and a surgical fastener cartridge member mounted to the distal end of an elongated endoscopic portion. A tubular collar of t ...


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Edwin J Hall, Victor H Shear, Luke S Tomasello, David M Van Wie, Robert P Weber, Kim Worsencroft, Xuejun Xu: Techniques for defining using and manipulating rights management data structures. InterTrust Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, July 6, 1999: US05920861 (572 worldwide citation)

A descriptive data structure provides an abstract representation of a rights management data structure such as a secure container. The abstract representation may describe, for example, the layout of the rights management data structure. It can also provide metadata describing or defining other char ...


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Thomas H Graves Jr, John R Bittner, William G Bowser, Peter Lau, Trevor Speeg: Disposable cartridge with drivers. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Louis J Capezzuto, July 6, 1999: US05919198 (527 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical instrument cartridge and method for manufacturing thereof includes providing a cartridge comprising a housing including a surface member and a pair of sidewalls spaced a distance apart from each and connected to the surface member. At least one of the sidewalls has a plurality o ...


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Mohamed K Diab: Method and apparatus for demodulating signals in a pulse oximetry system. Masimo, Knobbe Martens Olson and Bear, July 6, 1999: US05919134 (514 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus measure blood oxygenation in a subject. A first signal source applies a first input signal during a first time interval. A second signal source applies a second input signal during a second time interval. A detector detects a first parametric signal responsive to the first ...


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Steven T Kirsch, William I Chang, Ed R Miller: Real-time document collection search engine with phrase indexing. Infoseek Corporation, David E Lovejoy, July 6, 1999: US05920854 (494 worldwide citation)

A collection search system is responsive to a user query against a collection of documents to provide a search report. The collection search system includes a collection index including first predetermined single word and multiple word phrases as indexed terms occurring in the collection of document ...


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Arthur Van Hoff, Jonathan Payne, Sami Shaio: Method for the distribution of code and data updates. Marimba, Charles E Gotlieb, July 6, 1999: US05919247 (476 worldwide citation)

A system and method for distributing software applications and data to many thousands of clients over a network. The applications are called "channels", the server is called the "transmitter", and the client is called the "tuner". The use of channels is based on subscription. The end-user needs to s ...


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Daniel Schutzer, William Hull Forster Jr, Huanrui Hu, Wenke Lee, Salvatore J Stolfo, Wei Fan: Method and system for using intelligent agents for financial transactions, services, accounting, and advice. Citibank N A, George T Kilpatrick Stockton Marcou, July 6, 1999: US05920848 (424 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the use of computerized intelligent agents to facilitate the integration of networked performance of financial transactions with computerized methods of financial accounting. Incorporated into this combined financial transaction/financial accounting system are intell ...