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Charles J Filipi: Expandable anvil surgical stapler. Wells St John & Roberts, March 19, 1985: US04505414 (702 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an expandable anvil surgical stapler which can be collapsed and inserted through a small hole in a patient's body and also through a small hole formed in the side of a hollow organ. The stapler is equipped with an anvil which can be expanded outwardly after placement inside the patient' ...


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George W Bagby: Process for fusing bone joints. Washington State University Research Foundation, Wells St John & Roberts, February 26, 1985: US04501269 (629 worldwide citation)

A process for immediate stabilization and subsequent promotion of bone-to-bone fusion in a joint where separation of the bones is restricted by surrounding ligaments or other soft tissue. A hole is bored transversely across the joint. A slightly larger cylindrical basket is driven into the hole, the ...


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Larry J Day, Merle S Weinkauf, Theodore Knutson: System and method for offering targeted discounts to customers. Micro Enhancement International, Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin P S, January 5, 1999: US05857175 (558 worldwide citation)

A system for presenting customized special offers to customers, the special offers including targeted offers to a customer selected from a plurality of customers, and for collecting purchasing behavior information concerning the customers, the system comprising a computer including a database contai ...


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Trung T Doan, Gurtej S Sandhu: Chemical vapor deposition technique for depositing titanium silicide on semiconductor wafers. Micron Technology, Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin, January 11, 1994: US05278100 (463 worldwide citation)

A method of providing a conformal layer of TiSi.sub.x atop a semiconductor wafer within a chemical vapor deposition reactor includes the following steps: a) positioning a wafer within the reactor; b) injecting selected quantities of gaseous Ti(NR.sub.2).sub.4 precursor, gaseous silane and a carrier ...


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George W Bagby: Apparatus and system for fusing bone joints. Spine Tech, Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin, November 23, 1993: US05263953 (389 worldwide citation)

A coil fusion implant is formed as a length of wire helically wound up or torqued about a center axis. It has terminal sections at opposed ends that can be releasably gripped and axially twisted about the reference axis to reduce the outer diameter of the coil. The coil can be screwed into place bet ...


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Randy D Sines, Michael J Kuhn, Randy A Gregory: Automated system for playing live casino table games having tabletop changeable playing card displays and monitoring security features. Digideal Corporation, Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin P S, December 26, 2000: US06165069 (386 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for playing live casino-type card games, in particular blackjack. The systems include a presentation unit which has video displays which portray virtual playing cards and other information at gaming tables attended by live participants. Shuffling, cutting, dealing and return of p ...


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Harold G Bittner, Patrick J Greene, Verne S Kayser: Gaming machine and coupons. Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin, March 1, 1994: US05290033 (330 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine and game coupons are disclosed for allowing an operator to redeem winning game coupons by inserting them directly into the gaming machine rather than by taking them to a cashier. The game coupons are coded with a machine-readable prize code which represents a number of prize game cr ...


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Michael D Muth, Keith R Spencer: Mirror assembly. K W Muth Company, Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin PS, August 4, 1998: US05788357 (320 worldwide citation)

A mirror assembly including a semitransparent mirror which passes about 1% to about 8% of a broad band of visible light, and which reflects about 35% to about 58% of a broad band of visible light. A light assembly is positioned adjacent to the semitransparent mirror and emits visible light which is ...


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Gerry Crooks, Janna Genzberger, Ed Arnhold, John Battista, Ken Boni, Dave Miller, Mark Feichtner, Larry Kippenhan, Shawn Nanto, Teri Orr, Dan Bowers: Methods and systems for computerized bill consolidating, billing and payment authorization, computerized utility bill consolidating, utility billing access and payment and utility provider consolidated billing systems. Avista Advantage, Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin P S, August 24, 1999: US05943656 (295 worldwide citation)

Computerized billing and payment authorization methods and systems are described. In one aspect, a host system includes a database in which information associated with a billable entity from which payment is to be received is stored. Billing information is received from a billing entity and is assoc ...


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Marc H Ratzlaff, Barrie D Grant, John M Frame: Systems for measurement and analysis of forces exerted during human locomotion. Washington State University Research Foundation, Wells St John & Roberts, March 21, 1989: US04814661 (290 worldwide citation)

Systems including piezoelectric sensor elements advantageously mounted between supporting hard plastic material of various types or other mechanically similar materials. The sensor can further be supported by backup plate structures. Some backup plates show full shoe coverage and others show partial ...



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