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Kees Schouhamer Immink
Milton de Andrade Ribeiro Filho, Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Apparatus for decoding a channel signal into an information signal and reproducing arrangement provided with the apparatus. U S Philips Corporation, March 14, 2000: US06038274 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for decoding a channel signal into an information signal is disclosed. The channel signal comprises subsequent blocks of information, a block of information comprising a sync word and a plurality of channel words. The information signal includes subsequent information words. The apparat ...


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Tad Decatur Simons, Michael Greenstein, Dominique Freeman, Leslie Anne Leonard, David A King, Paul Lum: Cassette of lancet cartridges for sampling blood. Hewlett Packard Company, March 14, 2000: US06036924 (527 worldwide citation)

A cassette containing cartridges for sampling blood from a patient. The cassette includes a container for storing a plurality of cartridges and at least one cartridge in the container. The cartridge includes a cartridge case and a lancet. The lancet has a tip and is housed in the cartridge case. The ...


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Mohamed Kheir Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany: Signal processing apparatus and method. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 14, 2000: US06036642 (499 worldwide citation)

A signal processor which acquires a first signal, including a first desired signal portion and a first undesired signal portion, and a second signal, including a second desired signal portion and a second undesired signal portion, wherein the first and second desired signal portions are correlated. ...


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Doug Barlow, Blair Dillaway, Barbara Fox, Terry Lipscomb, Terrence Spies: System and method for configuring and managing resources on a multi-purpose integrated circuit card using a personal computer. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 14, 2000: US06038551 (476 worldwide citation)

A computerized system offers a uniform platform for conducting electronic transactions in multiple different environments. The system includes a portable, multi-purpose, integrated circuit (IC) card and complimentary computer software which enables access and management of resources maintained on th ...


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David Hitz, Michael Malcolm, James Lau, Byron Rakitzis: Method for allocating files in a file system integrated with a RAID disk sub-system. Network Appliance, Swernofsky Law Group, March 14, 2000: US06038570 (367 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method for integrating a file system with a RAID array that exports precise information about the arrangement of data blocks in the RAID subsystem. The file system examines this information and uses it to optimize the location of blocks as they are written to the RAID syst ...


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Kelly Wical: Concept knowledge base search and retrieval system. Oracle Corporation, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, March 14, 2000: US06038560 (349 worldwide citation)

A knowledge base search and retrieval system, which includes factual knowledge base queries and concept knowledge base queries, is disclosed. A knowledge base stores associations among terminology/categories that have a lexical, semantical or usage association. Document theme vectors identify the co ...


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Bernard H Andreas, James W Vetter: Device and method for suturing tissue. Perclose, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 14, 2000: US06036699 (313 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides medical devices and methods for: suturing tissue by proximally drawing sutures through a tissue layer in the proximity of an aperture; suturing vascular tissue while maintaining adequate perfusion or hemostasis, or both; anastomosing a graft to an aperture in a vessel ...


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William Heckel: Method for advertising over a computer network utilizing virtual environments of games. Adaboy, Kenneth P McKay Esq, March 14, 2000: US06036601 (295 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for advertising within the virtual environments of games. Default images of games are replaced by alternative textures having advertisements implemented therein. An ad server coordinates the matching of ads to demographic data of the game player and properly accommodates ads in ...


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James M Florence, James D Huffman, Rodney D Miller: Spatial light modulator having improved contrast ratio. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Charles A Brill, Frederick J Telecky Jr, Richard L Donaldson, March 14, 2000: US06038056 (269 worldwide citation)

A spatial light modulator (70) comprised of an array of micromirrors (72) each having support post (74). The support post (74) defines support post edges (76) in the upper surface of the mirrors (72). These support post edges (76) are all oriented at 45 degree angles with respect to an incident beam ...


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Mark L Lambert, Daniel J G van der Rijn, David J Kemper, Jay L Verkler: Method and apparatus for storing and delivering documents on the internet. Tibco, Blakley Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 14, 2000: US06038601 (267 worldwide citation)

An improved method and apparatus is used for storing and delivering information over the Internet and using Internet technologies. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method and apparatus for maintaining statistics on a server is disclosed. According to an alternative embodiment, ...



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