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Cesare Giantureo, Thomas A Osborne: Percutaneous stent and method for retrieval thereof. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 30, 1991: US05035706 (587 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration includes an endless series of straight sections joined at their ends by bends. The stent is compressible into a reduced diameter size for insertion into and removal from a body passageway. The bends of a ...


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Mark A Rydell: Electrosurgical instrument for conducting endoscopic retrograde sphincterotomy. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, July 30, 1991: US05035696 (403 worldwide citation)

A bioplar sphinctertome for use in endoscopic retrograde sphincterotomy procedures includes an elongated, flexible, plastic tube having either a single or a double lumen and includes a segment near its distal end which is both flexible and conductive. This segment is connected by a wire extending th ...


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John C Elliott, James A O Connell, Lawrence Ladouceur, William Altman, Keith Jarett: Two-way authentication system between users smart card and issuer-specific plug-in application modules in multi-issued transaction device. Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, July 30, 1991: US05036461 (281 worldwide citation)

A transaction terminal for use with diverse credit or other transaction cards is provided with an interface unit for receiving a plurality of modules, wherein each module contains programming information corresponding to transactions that may be carried out with at least one of the diverse identific ...


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Michael R Butts, Jon A Batcheller: Method of using electronically reconfigurable logic circuits. Mentor Graphics Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, July 30, 1991: US05036473 (279 worldwide citation)

A plurality of electronically reconfigurable gate array (ERCGA) logic chips are interconnected via a reconfigurable interconnect, and electronic representations of large digital networks are converted to take temporary actual operating hardware form on the interconnected chips. The reconfigurable in ...


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Robert D Lambert, Edward W Eves III, Norbert L Wyss: Blood sampling mechanism. Diller Ramik & Wight, July 30, 1991: US05035704 (275 worldwide citation)

A blood sampling mechanism including a housing in which is inserted a magazine containing a plurality of test pads from which individual test pads are sequentially fed to a loading/testing station, each novel test pad being relatively thin and carrying a resilient dermis-piercing member having a poi ...


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Jaroy Weber Jr, Terrance L Kloeckl, Michael A Kast, Frank T Watkins III: Extendable electrocautery surgery apparatus and method. Jaroy Weber Jr, A C Smith, July 30, 1991: US05035695 (272 worldwide citation)

An improved electrocautery method and instrument includes interlock features which enable the instrument to be safely operated under convenient manual controls including a slide element and control buttons and interlock switch positioned on the instrument.


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Richard D Greenblatt: Method of and apparatus for integrated voice (audio) communication simultaneously with "under voice" user-transparent digital data between telephone instruments. Academy of Applied Science, Rines and Rines, July 30, 1991: US05036513 (250 worldwide citation)

A novel method of and apparatus for voice communication and transparent, non-interfering, automatic digital data exchange between appropriately equipped telephone terminals having cooperative digital signal processing and visual display equipment, using special recognition signal protocol triggering ...


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David Franklin, Joseph Franklin, Paul Hughes: Method and apparatus for sound responsive tactile stimulation of deaf individuals. July 30, 1991: US05035242 (245 worldwide citation)

A tactile aid for deaf individuals includes a conveniently wearable array of vibration transducers mounted on a flexible carrier strip so as to be positionally biased toward the individuals's skin. Each transducer includes an enclosed magnetically vibratable cantilevered beam, an angled mounting slo ...


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John M Jeffers, S Wayne Mundy, Stephen P Knight: Geographic black-out method for direct broadcast satellite system. General Instrument, James & Franklin, July 30, 1991: US05036537 (240 worldwide citation)

Television programs are broadcast to a plurality of receiver units in various geographic areas. Each unit has a memory for storage of a designation code representative of its location and a memory for the storage of a blackout tier indication. Prior to the transmission of the program to be blacked o ...


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Ernest L Downey: Replacement disc. Frank J Uxa Jr, July 30, 1991: US05035716 (239 worldwide citation)

A replacement disc for use between adjacent vertebrae comprising: