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Christopher L Jones, William F Sharpe, Jason S Scott, John G Watson, Jeff N Maggioncalda, Geert Bekaert, Steven R Grenadier, Ronald T Park: Financial advisory system. Financial Engines, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 1, 2000: US06021397 (786 worldwide citation)

A financial advisory system is provided. According to one aspect of the present invention, return scenarios for optimized portfolio allocations are simulated interactively to facilitate financial product selection. Return scenarios for each asset class of a plurality of asset classes are generated b ...


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David Maxwell Cannon, Howard Newton Martin: Storage management system with file aggregation and space reclamation within aggregated files. International Business Machines Corporation, Gray Cary Ware Freidenrich, February 1, 2000: US06021415 (586 worldwide citation)

A data storage subsystem employs managed files, each comprising one or an aggregation of multiple constituent user files, to reduce file management overhead costs. After receiving user files from a client station, the subsystem creates a contiguous managed file by aggregating selected ones of the re ...


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Joseph C Cauthen: Articulating spinal implant. Cauthen Research Group, Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik, February 1, 2000: US06019792 (562 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant for intervertebral disc replacement. The implant is formed from two hemicylindrical elements, each engaging one of an adjacent pair of vertebrae. An articulating ball-and-socket joint between the two elements resists compression and lateral movement between the vertebrae, but allows ...


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Patrick J Naughton, Charles H Clayton III, James A Gosling, Chris Warth, Joseph M Palrang, Edward H Frank, David A LaValle, R Michael Sheridan: Graphical user interface with method and apparatus for interfacing to remote devices. Sun Microsystems, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, February 1, 2000: US06020881 (496 worldwide citation)

An intuitive graphical user interface is based upon a geographic map structure, and includes a system for controlling remote external electronic devices. In the defined graphical user interface, each Space of the geographic map structure is rendered on a touch screen display as a graphic image of a ...


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Eric Horvitz, John S Breese, David E Heckerman, Samuel D Hobson, David O Hovel, Adrian C Klein, Jacobus A Rommelse, Gregory L Shaw: Intelligent user assistance facility. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, February 1, 2000: US06021403 (469 worldwide citation)

An event composing and monitoring system that allows high-level events to be created from combinations of low-level events. An event specification tool, contained in the system, allows for rapidly developing a general event processor that creates high-level events from combinations of user actions. ...


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Frederick Herz, Lyle Ungar, Jian Zhang, David Wachob, Marcos Salganicoff: System and method for scheduling broadcast of and access to video programs and other data using customer profiles. Fred Herz, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, February 1, 2000: US06020883 (466 worldwide citation)

A system and method for scheduling the receipt of desired movies and other forms of data from a network which simultaneously distributes many sources of such data to many customers, as in a cable television system. Customer profiles are developed for the recipient describing how important certain ch ...


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Milton Anderson, Frank Jaffe, Chris Hibbert, Jyri Virkki, Jeffrey Kravitz, Sheveling Chang, Elaine Palmer: Method and system for processing electronic documents. Financial Services Technology Consortium, Charles H Cella, David P Halstead, February 1, 2000: US06021202 (442 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a markup language according to the SGML standard in which document type definitions are created under which electronic documents are divided into blocks that are associated with logical fields that are specific to the type of block. Each of many different types of electronic d ...


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John M Payne, Tim Von Kaenel, Jeffrey Wang, Jeffrey Odell, David Starr, Jason Katz: System and method for transmission of data. Wireless Internet, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L, February 1, 2000: US06021433 (382 worldwide citation)

A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric data thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneous ...


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John G Breeding: Multi-tiered wagering method and game. Shuffle Master, Dorsey & Whitney, February 1, 2000: US06019374 (347 worldwide citation)

A multi-tiered wagering game and method, including a playing card wagering game, involves placing a first game wager and an optional second wager and/or entry fee to participate in the multi-tiered game. Cards are dealt by the dealer, two face down to the dealer and three face down to each player. P ...


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Kia Silverbrook: Ink jet print device and print head or print apparatus using the same. Canon Information Systems Research Australia, Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, February 1, 2000: US06019457 (335 worldwide citation)

An ink jet print device includes a passageway for flowing ink having an outlet for ejecting ink at one end. The passageway has a portion where the cross-sectional dimensions of the passageway change. A generating device which generates energy for ejecting ink from the outlet is disposed on a surface ...