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Delott Roger A, Thomas Alfred: Gaming machine with video mode payoff multiplier. Wms Gaming, September 22, 1999: EP0944030-A2 (136 worldwide citation)

A spinning reel slot machine gives a multiplied payoff when certain conditions are fulfilled. Wins including a special symbol on the pay line are multiplied by a multiplier value generated according to the rules of a secondary game. The secondary game is a computer simulation or a video display of a ...


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Lacey Stuart: Fruit machine with means for indicating best nudge option. Gaming Technology B, September 22, 1999: GB2335524-A (111 worldwide citation)

A fruit machine 10 comprises means to permit a plurality of the reels 16 to be nudged and directing means for indicating which reel or reels should be nudged to achieve a win. Preferably all the reels can be nudged in both directions, and each reel is nudged by a button 26 or buttons adjacent the re ...


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Okura Yukiko, Nashida Tatsushi, Okumura Kazumasa, Kohno Tetsuya, Hanai Tomoyuki, Nishina Yasutomo: Epg receiving apparatus and method and providing medium. Sony, September 22, 1999: EP0944253-A1 (98 worldwide citation)

A viewer selects a program to be reserved from an EPG and depresses a decision button of a remote controller. Then, if the viewer is viewing a program on a different channel, a reminder function operates immediately before the broadcast hour of the reserved program, whereby a message to the effect t ...


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Piccinelli Emiliano, Pau Danilo, Zuccaro Amedeo: Hierarchical recursive motion estimator for video images encoder. St Microelectronics, September 22, 1999: EP0944245-A1 (60 worldwide citation)

By relaying on a temporal correlation among successive pictures beside on a spatial correlation of motion vectors of macroblocks of the currently processed picture and by the use of a hierarchical recursive motion estimation algorithm, the hardware complexity of video coders complying with the MPEG- ...


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Lenker Jay A, Evans Michael A, Kim Steven W, Glynn Brian, Watanabe Gwendolyn A, Freislinger Kirsten, Ryan Timothy J, Zarins Christopher K, Murphy Richard O: Delivery catheter for positioning an endoluminal prosthesis. Cardiovascular Concepts, September 22, 1999: EP0943302-A2 (45 worldwide citation)

A delivery catheter for a radially compressible tubular prosthesis comprises an elongate shaft slidably received within an elongate sheath. The prosthesis is carried over the distal end of the shaft where it is contained in a radially compressed configuration by the sheath. After introducing the cat ...


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Johnson David A: Transponder system and method. Hid, September 22, 1999: EP0944014-A2 (44 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for operating an RF transponder system to detect the presence of an RFID device in the proximal space of an RF reader unit. The RF reader unit has an excitation signal generator circuit, an RFID device detection circuit coupled to the excitation signal generator circuit, and a p ...


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Prinzing Timothy N: Method and apparatus for generating text components in a graphical user interface. Sun Microsystems, September 22, 1999: EP0944007-A2 (43 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface (GUI) application executed on a computer system is provided that generates a text component in a graphical user interface (GUI). Initially, a user interface style is selected for the text component displayed on a GUI. This can be automatically selected by thc GUI applicati ...


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Turunen Matti: Mobile internet access. Nokia Mobile Phones, September 22, 1999: EP0944203-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

A method of enabling roaming of a mobile intemet-access host (9) from a local area network (3) to a GSM network (6), each network having a home agent (HA) for routing intemet datagrams between networks. The method comprises deregistering the mobile terminal (9) from said local area network (3) and r ...


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Gordon David: Remote monitoring system using the gsm network. Ascot Management Solutions, September 22, 1999: GB2335523-A (41 worldwide citation)

The remote monitoring system comprises a signal emitter (10) providing a signal, means for detecting the signal (12), means for transmitting the signal (16) via a global specification for mobile telephones (GSM) network, and remote means (18, 20) for receiving for the transmitted signal. The signal ...


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Bunney William, Knox Steve: User profile substystem. Sony Europ, Sony Int Europ, September 22, 1999: EP0944002-A1 (40 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention a communication method and a communication network is provided comprising a server (1) and a plurality of user terminals (3). The user terminals (3) can share information with each other and with the server (1) by means of a network (internet) (2). On the server (1 ...