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Bryan E Loomas: Gas-tight seal accommodating surgical instruments with a wide range of diameters. Origin Medsystems, Ian Limbach & Limbach Hardcastle, April 18, 1995: US05407433 (226 worldwide citation)

A seal for use in a surgical instrument to provide a gas-tight seal with an instrument passed through the seal. The seal can form a gas-tight seal with an instrument having a diameter within a wide range of diameters. The seal comprises a seal body, an instrument seal, and a laterally-compliant seal ...


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Bryan E Loomas, John P Lunsford, Edwin J Hlavka: Gas-tight seal accommodating surgical instruments with a wide range of diameters. Origin Medsystems, Ian Limbach & Limbach Hardcastle, May 2, 1995: US05411483 (197 worldwide citation)

A seal for use in a surgical instrument to provide a gas-tight seal with an instrument passed through the seal. The seal can form a gas-tight seal with an instrument having a diameter within a wide range of diameters. The seal comprises a seal body, an instrument seal, and a laterally-compliant seal ...


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Markus H Veltman: Rational input buffer arrangements for auxiliary information in video and audio signal processing systems. Sony Corporation, Ian Limbach & Limbach Hardcastle, January 2, 1996: US05481543 (122 worldwide citation)

A method of generating a bit stream by multiplexing non-compressed auxiliary information with an information stream. The information stream is obtained by compressing fixed-size units of an information signal with a varying compression ratio to provide varying-sized units of the information stream. ...


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Frederic H Moll, Daniel T Wallace, Jeffrey A Smith, David C Forster, Albert K Chin: Inflatable retraction devices for use in laparoscopic surgery. Origin Medsystems, Ian Limbach & Limbach Hardcastle, June 20, 1995: US05425357 (108 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for retracting an organ to gain access to treat a tissue. The apparatus has a main envelope, a second envelope, a first inflation device and a second inflation device. The main envelope encloses a main chamber, and includes a window and a removable window. The second envelope covers sub ...


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Takashi Ohmori, Ryo Ando: Apparatus for reproducing a recording with reduced error correction anomalies at linking portions. Sony Corporation, Ian Limbach & Limbach Hardcastle, April 18, 1995: US05408478 (39 worldwide citation)

A reproduction apparatus which can perform error correction decoding processing which allows data at a linking portion of linking recording to be regenerated as much as possible to restrict the invalid data area at the linking portion to a necessary minimum magnitude is disclosed. The production app ...


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Kyoya Tsutsui, Osamu Shimoyoshi: High efficiency digital data encoding and decoding apparatus. Sony Corporation, Ian Limbach & Limbach Hardcastle, May 9, 1995: US05414795 (37 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for compressing a digital input signal compresses a digital input signal arranged into frames of plural samples. The digital input signal is orthogonally transformed by plural orthogonal transform circuits in blocks derived by dividing the frames by a different divisor in each circuit. ...


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Hiroshi Suzuki: Apparatus and method for recording compressed data with recording integrity check after recording. Sony Corporation, Ian Limbach & Limbach Hardcastle, April 11, 1995: US05406428 (20 worldwide citation)

Compressed digital data obtained by compressing digital input data by, for example, a compression ratio of four, which reduces the amount of data to one fourth of the original amount, is recorded on a magneto-optical disk or other recording medium. The block of compressed data resulting from compres ...



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