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Peter J Wilk, David Sekons: Endoscopic suturing device and related method and suture. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, August 6, 1991: US05037433 (717 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic suturing device comprises an endoscope and a needle having a spring bias construction tending to bend the needle into an arcuate configuration. The endoscope includes an elongate flexible outer tubular member and a biopsy channel extending longitudinally through the tubular member. A f ...


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Peter D Hallenbeck: Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information. The SuperGuide Corporation, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, August 6, 1991: US05038211 (703 worldwide citation)

An online television program information system extracts from a broadcast datastream of television program information only that program information for those shows which meet predetermined selection criteria, and stores only the extracted information. By not storing all broadcast television informa ...


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Glenda G Kalt, Peter Piwonka: Universal clamp. Medical Distributors, Dickstein Shapiro & Morin, August 6, 1991: US05037397 (648 worldwide citation)

A clamp for holding an article to an object, including a base means for adhering the clamp to the object, a flap, securing means for securing the flap to the base means with the article positioned therebetween and resilient pad means having an adhesive surface for contacting the article. The securin ...


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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. Acufex Microsurgical, Brooks & Kushman, August 6, 1991: US05037422 (500 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor (10) for securing a suture to a bone (38). The bone anchor (10) has a tip (16) at its distal end (18) and at least one resilient wall (27) extending to a trailing end (20) of the body (12) of the anchor. The wall (27) has a ridge (14), or barb, formed on an outer surface. The ridge (14 ...


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Robert M Kramer: Method and apparatus relating to conducting trading transactions with portable trading stations. August 6, 1991: US05038284 (459 worldwide citation)

A central computer equipped with communications hardware and specially designed software receives transaction data from personal transaction stations operated by traders, sends back verification information to the traders, reconciles all trades, informs traders when an error occurs, generates comple ...


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Ernest Lane: Bioprosthetic heart valve with elastic commissures. Carbomedics, John R Merkling, August 6, 1991: US05037434 (425 worldwide citation)

A bioprosthetic heart valve comprising first and second mechanisms for supporting leaflets to provide multiple effective spring constants. An inner frame supporting commissures of the valve is elastic, permitting the commissures to bend in toward the center of the prosthetic heart valve at very low ...


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Patrick J Allen, Mary E Freeland: Disposable absorbent article having elastically extensible topsheet. The Procter & Gamble Company, Larry L Huston, Steven W Miller, Richard C Witte, August 6, 1991: US05037416 (380 worldwide citation)

A disposable absorbent article, such as a diaper, is disclosed. The topsheet of the diaper is elastically extensible and provides a relatively low contact pressure against the skin of the wearer at relatively high elongations. This arrangement provides a diaper topsheet which can be elongated to con ...


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Fumiaki Harada, Kyuta Sagae, Masakiyo Nobuyoshi: Method of implanting a stent within a tubular organ of a living body and of removing same. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, August 6, 1991: US05037427 (358 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are an instrument for expanding a tubular organ such as a blood vessel and for keeping the tubular organ expanded for a predetermined period of time, and a catheter for mounting said instrument at a desired position within the tubular organ, said catheter being capable of moving and recove ...


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Jun Nishihashi, Toshiyuki Kondo, Masato Ono, Hirokazu Shiroishi, Osamu Waki: Vehicle lamp. Stanley Electric, Furukawa Electric, Louis Weinstein, August 6, 1991: US05038255 (348 worldwide citation)

A vehicle lamp is mounted on vehicles such as automobiles. The lamp has an inner chamber constructed by a lamp housing and a lens, respectively having long shapes. In the chamber, there is a long light source fixing face member on which plural light sources are fixed. All light sources or electric b ...


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James L Lucero: Apparatus and method for providing credit for operating a gaming machine. Cooper & Dunham, August 6, 1991: US05038022 (335 worldwide citation)

The apparatus for enabling a gaming machine in an establishment to provide credit to a player operating the machine without the player leaving the machine. The gaming machine has a card reader associated with it for transmitting player related financial data to a remote location for approval. A firs ...