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Dimitrios Hondroulis
Dimitrios George Hondroulis, Ian Paul Ratowsky, Neville William Kingham, Katherine Tracy Bergquist Kingham: Process for sorbing liquids using tropical fibers. FyBx Environmental, Gerald R Boss, Troutman Sanders, February 22, 2000: US06027652 (20 worldwide citation)

A process is described for using tropical fibers to recover spilled oil, gasoline, kerosene, hydrocarbons, pentachlorophenol, creosote or other hazardous liquids from land or water. The sorbent fiber material is produced from agricultural byproducts from cultivation of banana, plantain, cavendish pl ...


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Frederick S M Herz: System for customized electronic identification of desirable objects. Duft Graziano&Forest P C, February 22, 2000: US06029195 (1467 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to customized electronic identification of desirable objects, such as news articles, in an electronic media environment, and in particular to a system that automatically constructs both a "target profile" for each target object in the electronic media based, for example, on th ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos, Sheldon J Kaphan, Ellen L Ratajak, Thomas K Schonhoff: Internet-based customer referral system. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 22, 2000: US06029141 (1142 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an Internet-based referral system that enables individuals and other business entities ("associates") to market products, in return for a commission, that are sold from a merchant's Web site. The system includes automated registration software that runs on the merchant's Web site to all ...


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Michael J Suman, Thomas L Welling, Mark L Zeinstra, Ruskin T Lhamon, Matthew T Nichelson: Vehicle communication and remote control system. Prince Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, February 22, 2000: US06028537 (611 worldwide citation)

The vehicle communication and control system of the present invention includes a transceiver for sending and receiving RF signals, a processor coupled to the transceiver, a location identifying sensor coupled to the processor for supplying vehicle location data, a user interface coupled to the proce ...


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Martin R Picco, William G Mears, Jonathan S Kau: System and method for inserting local content into programming content. Cogent Technology, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, February 22, 2000: US06029045 (605 worldwide citation)

A system for communicating a programming data stream and a data stream containing pieces of local content data that are going to be inserted into a local content space in the programming data stream at some predetermined time is provided in which the programming data stream and the local content dig ...


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David William Kravitz: Payment and transactions in electronic commerce system. Certco, IP Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, February 22, 2000: US06029150 (565 worldwide citation)

A method of payment in an electronic payment system wherein a plurality of customers have accounts with an agent. A customer obtains an authenticated quote from a specific merchant, the quote including a specification of goods and a payment amount for those goods. The customer sends to the agent a s ...


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Yen whei Chow, Frederick A Hayes Roth, Neil A Jacobstein, James E Manley, Christopher B McMahan: Automatic retrieval of changed files by a network software agent. Teknowledge Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, February 22, 2000: US06029175 (545 worldwide citation)

An intelligent network agent intercepts transactions between clients and servers to perform Distributed Information Logistics Services (DILS) functions such as automatically retrieving updated files from remote servers and delivering them to local client programs. For example, HTTP clients and HTTPD ...


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Scott W Cunningham, Randy G Kerber: Method and apparatus for optimizing promotional sale of products based upon historical data. NCR Corporation, Peter H Priest, Needle & Rosenberg, February 22, 2000: US06029139 (533 worldwide citation)

A system for optimizing the promotional sale of a product, a product segment, or a category which may take into account related products or competing products comprising means for generating a three-dimensional data structure corresponding to the sales history for a product, the data structure dimen ...


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Eric B Shain, Michael G Lowery, David D Cunningham, Timothy P Henning, Douglas F Young: Method and apparatus for obtaining blood for diagnostic tests. Abbott Laboratories, David L Weinstein, February 22, 2000: US06027459 (499 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for obtaining a sample of blood from a patient for subsequent diagnostic tests, e.g., glucose monitoring. In one aspect of the invention, the method comprises the steps of:



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