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Lloyd A Marks: Aperture occlusion device. Temple University, Ratner & Prestia, April 28, 1992: US05108420 (721 worldwide citation)

A device consisting of a wire for occluding an aperture within a body surface, such as atrial and ventricular septal defects (and the method of using such a device). The wire comprises two configurations, an elongated configuration for passage into said body through a catheter and through the apertu ...


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Jean Pierre Georges Emile Dereume, David C MacGregor, Leonard Pinchuk: Expandable supportive endoluminal grafts. Corvita Corporation, Ratner & Prestia, December 26, 2000: US06165212 (442 worldwide citation)

An endoluminal graft which is both expandable and supportive is provided either in a longitudinal form or in a bifurcated form. The graft expands between a first diameter and a second, larger diameter. The support component is an expandable stent endoprosthesis. A cover, liner, or a liner, or both a ...


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George Goicoechea, John Hudson, Claude Mialhe: Bifurcated endoluminal prosthesis. Boston Scientific Technology, Ratner & Prestia, September 1, 1998: US05800508 (363 worldwide citation)

An introducer for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method for delivering into the vasculature a straight or bifurcated stent or prosthesis; a method of treating and angeological disease using a bifurcated stent; an endoluminal stent having perpendicular ...


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Kenneth S Ray, George Richard Koelsch, Carol Andrews Ray: S.E.C. registered individual account investment advisor expert system. AExpert Advisory, Ratner & Prestia, January 25, 2000: US06018722 (353 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented expert securities portfolio investment management system which operates as Registered Investment Advisor. The system automatically defines personal customer objectives, designs individualized investment portfolios, adjusts portfolios for economic environment, researches and se ...


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George Goicoechea: Self-expanding endoluminal prosthesis. Boston Scientific Technology, Ratner & Prestia, January 4, 2000: US06010530 (345 worldwide citation)

An endovascular prosthesis formed of a support member with or without a continuous skin totally encapsulating the support member. The skin can include drugs or other leaching agents, or radiopaque material. A portion of the prosthesis can be tapered to fit within a tapered artery. The prosthesis is ...


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Kris V Srikrishnan: Smart-cut process for the production of thin semiconductor material films. International Business Machines Corporation, Tiffany L Townsend, Ratner & Prestia, March 16, 1999: US05882987 (330 worldwide citation)

A process applicable to the production of monocrystalline films improves on the Smart-Cut.RTM. process by using an etch stop layer in conjunction with the Smart-Cut.RTM. process. Because of the etch stop layer, no chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) is required after fabrication. Thus, the thickness ...


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Mark A Tornetta: Real estate search and location system and method. Realpro, Ratner & Prestia, July 16, 1991: US05032989 (325 worldwide citation)

There is provided a method for locating available real estate properties for sale, lease or rental using a database of available properties at a central location and remote stations which use a graphic interface to select desired regions on a map of the areas in interest. The user begins with a regi ...


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Garry D Meissner, Peter Fayter: Automated gaming system and method of automated gaming. FM Gaming Electronics, Ratner & Prestia, July 14, 1998: US05779546 (282 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus enable a game to be played based upon a plurality of cards. An automated dealing shoe dispenses each of the cards and recognizes each of the cards as each of the cards is dispensed. Player stations are also included. Each player station enables a player to enter a bet, request ...


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Brock Kolls: Credit and bank issued debit card operated system and method for controlling a prepaid card encoding/dispensing machine. USA Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, June 10, 1997: US05637845 (275 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling and monitoring credit card transactions of a vending machine which dispenses and or encodes prepaid cards. Means are provided for reading magnetically stored information from a credit card, receiving an authorization amount for the transaction from a credit verifi ...



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