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Gregory D Bishop, Michel A Paul, Narinderjit Sambi, Edward Rhad: Surgical instrument and method. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, September 2, 1997: US05662662 (734 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms, and a method of operating them, are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by means of the knob. ...


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Warren P Williamson IV, Thomas W Huitema, James H Chambers: Surgical stapler and staple cartridge. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, February 16, 1999: US05871135 (697 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler comprising at least one cam having a cam surface, an arrangement for actuating the cam for a longitudinal firing movement of the cam surface, a cartridge having a plurality of staple drive members driven by the longitudinal movement of the cam surface, and a plurality of surgical ...


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John R Bittner, Peter Lau: Surgical stapler with locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, October 7, 1997: US05673842 (504 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for effecting simultaneous cutting and stapling of tissue includes a frame and a staple cartridge positionable in the frame. The stapler includes a knife blade mounted for movement distally of the staple cartridge, with the cartridge including a rotatable member which cooperates w ...


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Noel Desmond Gray: Multi-focal leadless apical cardiac pacemaker. Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, October 7, 1997: US05674259 (196 worldwide citation)

A heart pacemaker which is arranged to stimulate the apical area of the heart. Stimulation of this area provides synchronous mechanical contraction of the left and right ventricles and overcomes the problem of pacemaker induced left bundle branch block type conduction disturbance. The pacemaker has ...


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Krystyna W Semkow, Eugene J O Sullivan: Electroless plating of metallic features on nonmetallic or semiconductor layer without extraneous plating. International Business Machines Corporation, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, December 8, 1998: US05846598 (142 worldwide citation)

In the manufacture of a microelectronic component having metallic features on a polyimide layer, the metallic features being spaced from one another by gaps, at least some of which gaps have widths in a range from about one micron to about 500 microns, corrosion protection is provided by plating tho ...


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Cesar Pascual, Philip T Krein: Switched capacitor system for automatic battery equalization. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, January 20, 1998: US05710504 (100 worldwide citation)

A switched capacitor system for automatic battery equalization can be used with series coupled batteries as well as primary and backup batteries which are alternately couplable to a load. The system includes a plurality of capacitors and a plurality of switching elements. Each of the capacitors is s ...


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Bruce Fad, Roy Summers, Anthony DeMarco, Todd Geiser, James Walter, Ben Chackman, Earl King: Cost estimating system using parametric estimating and providing a split of labor and material costs. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, August 11, 1998: US05793632 (64 worldwide citation)

A parametric cost estimating model, which can be software-based, provides a capability for inputting specific labor rates and burdening or overhead information for a given installation. Other inputs are project-specific depending on whether a hardware or a software system is being estimated. The pro ...


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Jan Stange, Steffen Mitzner, Wolfgang Ramlow: Method for the separation of protein-bound substances from a protein-containing liquid by dialysis. Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, April 28, 1998: US05744042 (56 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a process of separating substances bound to a first protein in a first liquid by means of a membrane separating the first liquid from a second liquid, the process comprising the steps of: a) impregnating the membrane by passing along the membrane a solution comprising ...


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Lee D Tice, Frank Kuzhiyil: Pre-processor apparatus and method. Pittway Corporation, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, April 7, 1998: US05736928 (48 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method can be used to pre-process an output signal from an ambient condition sensor. The preprocessing removes noise pulses which are not correlated with an ambient condition being sensed. Preprocessing can be carried out by comparing the present output value to a prior output val ...


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William L Grilliot, Mary I Grilliot: Protective garment containing puncture-resistant and/or forearm portions. Morning Pride Manufacturing, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, March 24, 1998: US05729832 (45 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a protective garment comprising a puncture-resistant member disposed so as to protect the knee portions and forearm portions of the garment from injury from sharp objects. The protective garment of the present invention comprises an upper body portion comprising a torso port ...