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Craig Allen
Krishna Venkataswamy, Craig Allen Chmielewski: Staged condensation, dynamic vulcanization process for making a substantially unplasticized plastic/rubber blend. Advanced Elastomer Systems, Alfred D Lobo, William A Skinner, December 21, 1999: US06005052 (4 worldwide citation)

This invention describes a staged process in which successive dynamic vulcanizations of plural curable rubber blend components are based on condensation reactions of a functional group (reactive site) carried by each curable rubber. The process is carried out in three stages during each of which gas ...


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Charles Sperry
Charles R Sperry, Laurence B Sperry, Craig E Robert, Michael J Seckler, Brian Kent Farison, Abraham N Reichental: Compact packaging device for forming foam filled cushions for packaging purposes. Sealed Air Corporation, Alston & Bird, December 21, 1999: US06003288 (31 worldwide citation)

A packaging device is disclosed for forming packaging cushions of the type that include a plastic bag filled with a solid foam, and wherein the cushions are initially formed of a plastic bag filled with a foamable material that reacts and then hardens to form solid foam. The device comprises means f ...


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Andreas G Weichert
Jan Robert Schwark, Joachim Brendel, Heinz Werner Kleemann, Hans Jochen Lang, Andreas Weichert, Hans Willi Jansen, Wolfgang Scholz: Phenyl-substituted alkenylcarboxylic acid guanidides, process for their preparation, their use as a medicament or diagnostic, and medicament containing them. Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, December 21, 1999: US06005010 (8 worldwide citation)

Compounds of the formula ##STR1## where T is ##STR2## and R(A), R(B), R(C), R(D), R(E), R(F), x and y have the meanings indicated in the claims, and their pharmaceutically acceptable salts are effective inhibitors of the cellular sodium-proton antiporter (Na.sup.+ /H.sup.+ exchanger). These compound ...


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Robert J Crowley, John E Abele, Charles D Lennox, Susan M Ropiak: Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials, and ablating tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, December 21, 1999: US06004269 (806 worldwide citation)

An acoustic imaging system for use within a heart has a catheter (6), an ultrasound device (10) incorporated into the catheter (6), and an electrode (300, 304, 334, 394) mounted on the catheter (6). The ultrasound device (10) directs ultrasonic signals toward an internal structure in the heart to cr ...


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Robert J Wilson Jr, Benjamin T Gomez, Alfred Thomas: Slot machine with incremental pay-off multiplier. WMS Gaming, Rudnick & Wolfe, December 21, 1999: US06004207 (711 worldwide citation)

A spinning reel slot machine which gives a multiplied payoff when certain conditions are fulfilled. Wins including a special symbol on the pay line are multiplied by an incremental multiplier when the machine is in a particular mode. A counter value is increased by one every time a second special sy ...


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Steven Colby, John J Krawczyk, Raj Krishnan Nair, Katherine Royce, Kenneth P Siegel, Richard C Stevens, Scott Wasson: Method and system for directing a flow between a client and a server. Arrowpoint Communications, Fish & Richardson P C, December 21, 1999: US06006264 (686 worldwide citation)

A content-aware flow switch intercepts a client content request in an IP network, and transparently directs the content request to a best-fit server. The best-fit server is chosen based on the type of content requested, the quality of service requirements implied by the content request, the degree o ...


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Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega, Michael L Hamrick, Joel R Spiegel, Timothy R Kohn: Refining search queries by the suggestion of correlated terms from prior searches. Amazon Com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 21, 1999: US06006225 (679 worldwide citation)

A search engine is disclosed which suggests related terms to the user to allow the user to refine a search. The related terms are generated using query term correlation data which reflects the frequencies with which specific terms have previously appeared within the same query. The correlation data ...


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Jeffrey J Vaitekunas, Louis F Cosentino, Richard VanZandt: Ultrasonic hemostatic and cutting instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard E Shay, December 21, 1999: US06004335 (621 worldwide citation)

A therapeutic ultrasonic instrument is provided for hemostatic cutting and/or cauterizing of tissue. A preferred embodiment provides an end effector which grasps tissue while a cutting element energized by ultrasonic energy is passed through the tissue to cut and cauterize the tissue while it is bei ...


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Robert J Slezak: Multimedia architecture for interactive advertising in which secondary programming is varied based upon viewer demographics and content of primary programming. Comverse Networks Systems, Staas & Halsey, December 21, 1999: US06006257 (495 worldwide citation)

The system enables a user to dispose information such as an icon to identify the article that the user posts from the client computer, on the display screen thereof, for example, at the position closer to an icon of an article that another user posted if the former user intends to express the opinio ...


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Elizabeth D Liddy, Woojin Paik, Edmund S Yu, Ming Li: Multilingual document retrieval system and method using semantic vector matching. Syracuse University, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 21, 1999: US06006221 (495 worldwide citation)

A document retrieval system where a user can enter a query, including a natural language query, in a desired one of a plurality of supported languages, and retrieve documents from a database that includes documents in at least one other language of the plurality of supported languages. The user need ...



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