Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Transmission and reception of a digital information signal. U S Philips Corporation, Edward W Goodman, February 29, 2000: US06031871 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for transmitting a digital information signal includes an input terminal for receiving the digital information signal, a first channel encoding unit for carrying out a first channel encoding step on an information word in a series of subsequent information words included in the digital ...

Stephen J Brown, Erik K Jensen: Personalized display of health information. Health Hero Network, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, February 29, 2000: US06032119 (584 worldwide citation)

Delivery of health information to a patient suffering from a chronic condition is personalized by displaying the health information directly on a customized image of a body. The patient's medical record, standards of care for the condition, prescribed treatments, and patient input are applied to a g ...

Rodger J Lea, Harold Aaron Ludke: Home audio/video network with two level device control. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, February 29, 2000: US06032202 (578 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing seamless interoperability and integration of a plurality of devices in a network. When a new device is coupled to a home audio video network, the device is queried to obtain a description of first level functions supported by the device. A first level control module ...

Francis B Brake Jr, Deborah Schwartz, Jennifer Zimmerman: Customer activated multi-value (CAM) card. First USA Bank N A, Hunton & Williams, February 29, 2000: US06032136 (442 worldwide citation)

The Customer Activated Multi-Value (CAM) card provides a customer with a primary use as a transaction card which can be further activated to have a secondary use as a credit card. The CAM card can be activated as a transaction card or as a transaction card with a credit card feature. Activation of t ...

Steven T Harshfield: Contact structure and memory element incorporating the same. Micron Technology, Fletcher Yoder & Van Someren, February 29, 2000: US06031287 (439 worldwide citation)

Annular and linear contact structures are described which exhibit a greatly reduced susceptibility to process deviations caused by lithographic and deposition variations than does a conventional circular contact plug. In one embodiment, a standard conductive material such as carbon or titanium nitri ...

James J Hilt, Ron Hodges, Stephen W Pardue, William L Powar: Electronic bill pay system. VisaInternational Service Association, February 29, 2000: US06032133 (422 worldwide citation)

A method for electronically paying a bill is described in which a bill pay order is forwarded to a first processor. The bill pay order includes information identifying a biller, an amount owed, and a consumer-biller account number. The method determines whether the consumer has sufficient funds to c ...

Claudio R Ballard: Remote image capture with centralized processing and storage. CSP Holdings, J Michael McGuire Woods Battle & Boothe Martinea de Andino, February 29, 2000: US06032137 (380 worldwide citation)

A system for remote data acquisition and centralized processing and storage is disclosed called the DataTreasury.TM. System. The DataTreasury.TM. System provides comprehensive support for the processing of documents and electronic data associated with different applications including sale, business, ...

Timothy P Henning, Eric B Shain, Gamal Khalil, Tuan A Elstrom: Device for the detection of analyte and administration of a therapeutic substance. Abbott Laboratories, David L Weinstein, Gregory W Steele, February 29, 2000: US06032059 (377 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a device for the sampling of blood or other body fluids which includes means for the direct measurement of the analyte of interest within the fluid. Also disclosed is a `closed-loop` device and method wherein the analyte is measured and the required amount of drug is ...

Erik J Wagner, Robert J Jones: System and method for stabilizing the human spine with a bone plate. Spinal Concepts, Conley Rose & Tayon PC, February 29, 2000: US06030389 (338 worldwide citation)

A spinal plate system and method for fixation of the human spine is provided. In an embodiment, the spinal fixation system includes a plate, a coupling member and a locking system for substantially locking the coupling member in a desired position. The plate preferably has a borehole that allows the ...

Hans Hall, Stefan Willehadson, Jan Gabrielsson: Wireless mobile comunication devices for group use. Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Jenkens & Gilchrist P C, February 29, 2000: US06032051 (328 worldwide citation)

Wireless mobile communication devices automatically transmit therebetween information regarding the status of the devices. This permits the devices to be used effectively by members of a group or team performing a given task.