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Stefik Mark J, Pirolli Peter L T: System for controlling the distribution and use of digital works using digital tickets. Xerox, June 5, 1996: EP0715247-A1 (280 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling the distribution and use of digital works (101) using digital tickets. In the present invention, a "digital ticket" is used to entitle the ticket holder to exercise some usage right (102) with respect to a digital work. Usage rights are used to define how a digital work may ...


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Chester L Schuler: Actuator having electronically controllable tactile responsiveness. Lex Computer and Management Corporation, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, May 9, 1995: US05414337 (279 worldwide citation)

An actuator having electronically controllable tactile responsiveness which is flexibly programmable to facilitate provision in a single actuator of torque-position characteristics, such as a selectable number of detents per actuation through its full operative path. A rotary actuator facilitates pr ...


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Jon N Leonard, Michael Bernstein: System and method for enabling the originator of an electronic mail message to preset an expiration time, date, and/or event, and to control and track processing or handling by all recipients. Poofaway com, Bacon & Thomas PLLC, April 13, 2004: US06721784 (279 worldwide citation)

An electronic mail system and method enables the originator of a message sent by electronic mail to select a date, time, or event at which the message and all incarnations of the message to self-destruct, regardless of the number and types of computers or software systems that may have interacted wi ...


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J Jeffrey Richardson, Ted D Wade: Portable aerobic fitness monitor for walking and running. Living Systems, Jay R Beyer, Stephen C Shear, October 24, 2000: US06135951 (278 worldwide citation)

A personal fitness monitoring device and a method for assessing the fitness of an individual as the individual exercises includes using a pedometer to determine and output data representing the locomotion of the individual. A heart rate monitor determines and outputs data representing the heart rate ...


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Brian M Dugan: System and method for improving fitness equipment and exercise. Dugan & Dugan, September 7, 1999: US05947868 (278 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for exercise equipment and exercise is provided. One or more exercise monitors are attached to a piece of exercise equipment and/or an exerciser. During exercise, each exercise monitor measures a performance level of the exerciser and outputs a performance level signal to a vi ...


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Philip S Abrams, Al Behar, Orna Behar, Scott A Brenneman, Lee W Frederiksen, Nicholas C Ide, Albert Jerome, Donald A Link, Dennis J Linnell, Marilyn J Pritchard, Hyam Singer, Gerald J Swisher, Catherine T Timmerman: Apparatus to control diet and weight using human behavior modification techniques. PICS, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, October 7, 1997: US05673691 (270 worldwide citation)

In the preferred embodiment, a hand-held computer prepares and monitors a goal-oriented weight, nutrition and exercise control program. Visual and audio prompts tell users when to eat and exercise, and provide suggestions for what to eat. The computer assists the user in setting safe goals for desir ...


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H Benjamin Diaz, M Inez Genera: Personalized hand held calorie computer (ECC). March 30, 1999: US05890128 (254 worldwide citation)

A novel hand held individually customized interactive integrated circuit device for nutrition and exercise management. Featuring built in Random Access Memory (RAM) Storage of extensive food lists with associated caloric and fat contents. The device also incorporates RAM storage of exercises with as ...


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Ann Ewing Hardy, Norman Hardy, E Dean Tribble: Electronic authority server. Agorics, Steven F Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Caserza, June 6, 2000: US06073242 (250 worldwide citation)

An electronic communication authority server that provides centralized key management, implementation of role-based enterprise policies and workflow and projection of corporate authorities over trusted networks. The authority server includes a key database that associates keys, signatures and indica ...


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Ivan Bourgeois: Method and apparatus for epidural burst stimulation for angina pectoris. Medtronic, John L Rooney, October 22, 1991: US05058584 (249 worldwide citation)

Method of and apparatus for the treatment of angina pectoris using electrical stimulation within the epidural space of the spinal cord. A sensor is used to trigger stimulation only during periods of activity assumed to be symptomatic. The sensor may measure any of a number of parameters including bl ...


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Michael Lubell, Stephen Marks: Health fitness monitor. Bruns and Wall, January 28, 1986: US04566461 (249 worldwide citation)

A heart rate monitor device suitable for use in monitoring aerobic exercise training, automatically calculates a fitness parameter for a subject by monitoring the subject's heart rate and pacing the subject through a submaximal exercise stress test protocol. A microprocessor in the device is fed dat ...