Bezos Jeffrey P, Kaphan Shel: Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network. Amazon Com, July 7, 1999: EP0927945-A2 (116 worldwide citation)

A method and system for placing an order to purchase an item via the Internet. The order is placed by a purchaser at a client system and received by a server system. The server system receives purchaser information including identification of the purchaser, payment information, and shipment informat ...

Jernstroem Clas: Back support structure for a seat. Volvo, July 7, 1999: EP0926969-A1 (66 worldwide citation)

Seat back supports are disclosed including a seat frame, a deformable support surface mounted on the seat frame comprising juxtaposed strips pivotally mounted with respect to each other, and plates for maintaining the deformable support surface in a predetermined orientation, the plates being movabl ...

Jaggar David Vivian, Glass Simon James: Digital signal processing integrated circuit architecture. Advanced Risc Mach, July 7, 1999: EP0927393-A1 (58 worldwide citation)

A digital signal processing system has a microprocessor unit 2 operating under control of microprocessor program instruction words which controls data transfer to and from a data storage device 8 and the supply and fetching of data to and from a digital signal processing unit 4.

Kobayashi Yoichi, Machida Tomohiro, Isomura Kunihiko: Data access control apparatus for limiting data access in accordance with user attribute. Casio Computer, July 7, 1999: EP0927921-A2 (50 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a data access control apparatus arranged to automatically set access right information limiting data access, in accordance with a user attribute when a user accesses a database. In setting, for a plurality of users, access right information corresponding to each user, the loa ...

Mochizuki Seiji: Ink-jet recording device with subtank between ink reservoir and recording head. Seiko Epson, July 7, 1999: EP0927638-A2 (40 worldwide citation)

An ink-jet recording device is provided with a subtank (20) having a simple structure independent of the degree of flexibility of an ink reservoir (12). A subtank (20) comprising a flexible ink bag (50) provided with an ink inlet (51) on one side and an ink outlet (52) on the other side is connected ...

Tomimatsu Satoshi, Umemura Kaoru, Madokoro Yuichi, Kawanami Yoshimi, Doi Yasunori: Method and apparatus for preparing samples. Hitachi, July 7, 1999: EP0927880-A1 (39 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for fabrication of a specimen including a specific infinitesimal area of a specimen substrate such as a semiconductor wafer or a semiconductor device chip are disclosed. Extracted and separated from the specimen substrate by irradiation of an ion beam, the specimen is used ...

Korpela Mikko, Pussinen Arto, Ranta Jukka: Method for using effectively the broadcast capacity in a cell. Nokia Mobile Phones, July 7, 1999: EP0928119-A2 (34 worldwide citation)

The transmission of control information from a base station to at least one mobile station in the cell of a cellular radio system takes place using a first channel and a second channel. At a first moment of time, there is an indication on the first channel about the location of the piece of control ...

Hershey John Erik, Abdel Malek Aiman Albert, Puckette Charles Mcdonald, Ross John Anderson Fergus: Method and apparatus for remote diagnostics. Gen Electric, July 7, 1999: EP0927933-A2 (34 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides for satellite-based remote monitoring of equipment under test (62) to perform predictive assessment from a central diagnostic site which houses a central diagnostic station (51). The satellite-based remote diagnostic system (50) monitors several machines at various geo ...

Pierce Perry A, Malandra Charles R Jr: Postage metering network system with virtual meter mode. Pitney Bowes, July 7, 1999: EP0927958-A2 (32 worldwide citation)

A system and method for postage metering provides a plurality of client modules (20) on a network (10). A local postage security device (40) (PSD) is coupled to a first one of the client modules (20) and a remote PSD (40) is coupled to a second one of the client modules (20). The local and remote PS ...

Ostiguy Pierre S Jr, Sommerich Robert E: Acetabular prosthesis. Johnson & Johnson Professional, July 7, 1999: EP0927548-A2 (31 worldwide citation)

An acetabular prosthesis has a shell component that is implantable within bone and a liner component that is matable to the shell. The shell has a generally convex bone engaging outer surface and a generally concave inner surface. A groove is formed in the inner surface of the shell and extends abou ...