Cesare Giantureo, Thomas A Osborne: Percutaneous stent and method for retrieval thereof. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, July 30, 1991: US05035706 (590 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 ...

Mark A Rydell: Electrosurgical instrument for conducting endoscopic retrograde sphincterotomy. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, July 30, 1991: US05035696 (404 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 ...

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 (282 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 ...

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 (281 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 ...

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 (276 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.

Robert D Lambert, Edward W Eves III, Norbert L Wyss: Blood sampling mechanism. Diller Ramik & Wight, July 30, 1991: US05035704 (276 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 ...

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 (251 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 ...

David Franklin, Joseph Franklin, Paul Hughes: Method and apparatus for sound responsive tactile stimulation of deaf individuals. July 30, 1991: US05035242 (248 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 ...

Ernest L Downey: Replacement disc. Frank J Uxa Jr, July 30, 1991: US05035716 (246 worldwide citation)

A replacement disc for use between adjacent vertebrae comprising:

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 (243 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 ...