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Martin David Hoyle: Computer interface method and apparatus with targeted advertising. B E Technology, Reising Ethington Barnes Kisselle Learman & McCulloch P C, October 31, 2000: US06141010 (531 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing an automatically upgradeable software application that includes targeted advertising based upon demographics and user interaction with the computer. The software application is a graphical user interface that includes a display region used for banner advertising ...


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Steven J Jackowski, Christopher N Thomas: Client-side application-classifier gathering network-traffic statistics and application and user names using extensible-service provider plugin for policy-based network control. Deterministic Networks, Stuart T Auvinen, October 31, 2000: US06141686 (509 worldwide citation)

Low-level network services are provided by network-service-provider plugins. These plugins are controlled by an extensible service provider that is layered above the TCP or other protocol layer but below the Winsock-2 library and API. Policy servers determine priority of network traffic through cont ...


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Jeffrey Conklin, David Foucher, Daniel Foucher: System for interative, multivariate negotiations over a network. TradeAccess, Maureen Stretch, October 31, 2000: US06141653 (485 worldwide citation)

A multivariate negotiations engine for iterative bargaining which: enables a sponsor to create and administer a community between participants such as buyers and sellers having similar interests; allows a buyer/participant to search and evaluate seller information, propose and negotiate orders and c ...


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Gary K Michelson: Skeletal plating system. Martin & Ferraro, October 31, 2000: US06139550 (406 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to (1) a plating system having multiple and single locking mechanisms for general skeletal use other than in the anterior cervical spine; (2) an orthopedic plating system that permits a pair of bone screws to be inserted into a bone in a crossed over orientation and ...


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Wesley Stuart Jones, Timothy Cotton, Robert Victor Holland: Voice over internet protocol telephone system and method. Motorola, Heather L Creps, October 31, 2000: US06141341 (397 worldwide citation)

An Internet Protocol telephone system and method uses a telephone (26) to place and receive voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)-based telephone calls and public switched telephone network (PSTN)-based telephone calls. An off-hook condition with the telephone (26) is detected and a sequence of signal ...


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Timothy J Cox, John P Rosborough: Cardiac simulation system having multiple stimulators for anti-arrhythmia therapy. Intermedics, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 31, 2000: US06141588 (336 worldwide citation)

A medical system comprising a control device (referred to as a "planet") and a plurality of sensing and stimulating devices (referred to as "satellites") is disclosed. The satellites are relatively small devices that can be thoracoscopically attached to an exterior surface of the heart. The planet c ...


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David M Choy: Integrated method and system for controlling information access and distribution. International Business Machines Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, October 31, 2000: US06141754 (318 worldwide citation)

A distributed content entity includes a protection specification and an information entity, in which the protection specification and the information entity are attached and transported together. The protection specification includes information for controlling the use of the information entity. A f ...


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William J Tobin: Method and system for customizing marketing services on networks communicating with hypertext tagging conventions. Internet Consultants, Arthur L Buchanan Ingersoll PC Plevy, October 31, 2000: US06141666 (309 worldwide citation)

The present server based communications system provides dynamic customization of hypertext tagged documents presented to clients accessing the system. The customization, which pertains to the content of the documents, is based on the specific requirements of a class to which the client belongs to. T ...


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Michele Covell, Subutai Ahmed: Method and system for estimating jointed-figure configurations. Electric Planet Interactive, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, October 31, 2000: US06141463 (300 worldwide citation)

To estimate the configuration of a figure in a captured image, a silhouette image of the figure is scanned to create a signed distance image. This image identifies the distance of each pixel in the image to the closest edge of the silhouette, and indicates whether the pixel is inside or outside of t ...


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Stanford R Ovshinsky, Boil Pashmakov: Universal memory element with systems employing same and apparatus and method for reading, writing and programming same. Energy Conversion Devices, Philip H Schlazer, David W Schumaker, Mavin S Siskind, October 31, 2000: US06141241 (279 worldwide citation)

A universal memory element having multi-level, non-detectable states and methods and apparatus for programming the same, and methods and applications embodying the same in neural networks, artificial intelligence and data storage systems. The universal memory element is programmed by applying one or ...



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