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Patrick Young, John H Roop, Michael W Faber: Television schedule system. StarSight Telecast, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, October 4, 1994: US05353121 (952 worldwide citation)

A schedule system utilizing a background display. The schedule system provides a background schedule information system in which the background schedule information is displayed over a portion of a television screen in response to activation. A primary television display is displayed on the televisi ...


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Stephen P A Fodor, Michael C Pirrung, J Leighton Read, Lubert Stryer: Array of oligonucleotides on a solid substrate. Affymax Technologies, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, August 29, 1995: US05445934 (821 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for preparation of a substrate containing a plurality of sequences. Photoremovable groups are attached to a surface of a substrate. Selected regions of the substrate are exposed to light so as to activate the selected areas. A monomer, also containing a photoremovable group, i ...


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James J Hilt, Ron Hodges, Stephen W Pardue, William L Powar: Electronic bill pay system. Visa International, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 7, 1995: US05465206 (782 worldwide citation)

A bill pay system wherein participating consumers pay bills to participating billers through a payment network operating according to preset rules. The participating consumers receive bills from participating billers (paper/mail bills, e-mail notices, implied bills for automatic debts) which indicat ...


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Enrique J Klein, T Daniel Gross, Tomoaki Hinohara, James W Vetter: Device and method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site. Perclose Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, May 23, 1995: US05417699 (668 worldwide citation)

A suture applying device comprises a shaft which carries a pair of needles near its distal end. The needles are joined by a length of suture, and the shaft is used to both introduce the needles into a lumen of a body structure and to push the needles back through tissue on either side of the punctur ...


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Peter D Dickinson, Charles T Schreiber, Logan Pease: Cashless gaming apparatus and method. International Game Technology, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 30, 1993: US05265874 (660 worldwide citation)

A cashless gaming apparatus and method suitable for casinos. A player hands over money and an ID card to a clerk at a validation terminal. The clerk stores the ID number and the amount of money in the memory of the validation terminal. Then the clerk returns the ID card to the player for operating a ...


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Walter Baumgartner: Artificial intervertebral disk member. SULZER Medizinaltechnik, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, December 6, 1994: US05370697 (643 worldwide citation)

The artificial intervertebral disk member (1) consists of an upper (2) and a lower (3) support, which are attached in the adjacent vertebrae (32, 33), and of an elastic separator (4). The separator is constructed as a separate insert part (5), which can be inserted from outside into the final positi ...


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Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel, Patricia E Curtis, John H Stevens, Timothy R Machold: Methods for performing thoracoscopic coronary artery bypass. Stanford Surgical Technologies, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, September 26, 1995: US05452733 (604 worldwide citation)

A method for performing coronary artery bypass relies on viewing the cardiac region through a thoracoscope or other viewing scope and endovascularaly partitioning the patient's arterial system at a location within the ascending aorta. The coronary artery bypass procedures are formed under cardiopulm ...


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Michael D Lesh, Patrick M Owens, Jerome Jackson: Cardiac imaging and ablation catheter. The Regents of the University of California, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, January 31, 1995: US05385148 (581 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for ablation of cardiac tissue includes a catheter (2, 60) having an elongated flexible body (6, 64), a tissue characterization assembly including a transducer (34) at the distal end (16) of the body and a tissue ablation assembly having a tissue ablation tip (32) at the distal ...


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William R Dubrul, Craig K Tsuji: Trocar system having expandable port. InnerDyne Medical, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, July 11, 1995: US05431676 (489 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for forming and enlarging percutaneous penetrations comprises an elongate dilation member which receives an elongate expansion member in an axial lumen thereof. The dilation tube includes a tubular braid which usually comprises a mesh of non-elastic filaments which are radial ...


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Jonathan A Ellman: Solid phase and combinatorial synthesis of benzodiazepine compounds on a solid support. The Regents of the University of California, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, February 22, 1994: US05288514 (483 worldwide citation)

Methods, compositions, and devices for synthesis of therapeutically useful compounds. The invention provides a rapid approach for combinatorial synthesis and screening of libraries of derivatives of therapeutically important classes of compounds such as benzodiazepines, prostaglandins and .beta.-tur ...



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