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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 (720 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 (689 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 (646 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 (565 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 (505 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 (500 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 (486 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 (467 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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Alan R Reinberg: Chalcogenide memory cell with a plurality of chalcogenide electrodes. Micron Technology, Fletcher Yoder & Van Someren, July 6, 1999: US05920788 (423 worldwide citation)

A chalcogenide memory cell with chalcogenide electrodes positioned on both sides of the active chalcogenide region of the memory cell. The chalcogenide memory cell includes upper and lower chalcogenide electrodes with a dielectric layer positioned therebetween. The dielectric layer includes an openi ...



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