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Steffee Arthur D: Artificial disc. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, December 10, 1991: US05071437 (760 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc prosthesis comprises an upper flat rigid plate, a lower flat rigid plate, and a flat elastomeric core interposed between said plates and adhered to the plates. A plurality of spaced-apart protuberances extend outwardly from the exposed faces of the plates for engagement with vertebrae ...


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Paul L Termin, Christopher H Porter: Radially expandable fixation member. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai, December 10, 1991: US05071407 (727 worldwide citation)

An open weave fixation device is secured to a distal end region of a catheter or other diagnostic or treatment device, for either temporarily or permanently fixing the device within a body cavity. In one approach, the fixation element is constructed of braided, helically wound filaments of resilient ...


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Sker J de Salis, Christian Klaiber: Surgical instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, December 10, 1991: US05071430 (550 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is disclosed for ablation of organs or parts of organs or for generally cutting and applying surgical clips to the organ or body tissue. The instrument includes an elongated body having a pair of pincer jaws connected to the distal end, one jaw being fixed, and the other jaw be ...


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D Austin Henderson Jr, Stuart K Card, John T Maxwell III: User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing display system objects. Xerox Corporation, James T Beran, December 10, 1991: US05072412 (539 worldwide citation)

Workspaces provided by an object-based user interface appear to share windows and other display objects. Each workspace's data structure includes, for each window in that workspace, a linking data structure called a placement which links to the display system object which provides that window, which ...


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Daniel P Rodak, Ernest Aranyi: Surgical fastening apparatus with activation lockout. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, December 10, 1991: US05071052 (312 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener, such as a stapler, is constructed of a pair of opposed jaws, one of which comprises an anvil and the other of which holds the fastener holder assembly, such as a cartridge, oriented towards the anvil. A clamp bar operable by a lever is longitudinally displaceable to advance the ...


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Russell H Barnes, Jimmie W Brasch Sr: Non-invasive determination of glucose concentration in body of patients. Biocontrol Technology, Hymen Diamond, December 10, 1991: US05070874 (273 worldwide citation)

Radiation in the near infrared over a limited range of wavelengths about 1660 nanometers is projected on a portion of the body, for example, the ear, of the patient. The resulting radiation emitted by the portion, either scattered from the portion or transmitted after absorption and scattered by the ...


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Constantin Bulucea, Rebecca Rossen: Trench DMOS power transistor with field-shaping body profile and three-dimensional geometry. Siliconix Incorporated, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, December 10, 1991: US05072266 (236 worldwide citation)

Power MOSFET apparatus, and method for its production, that suppresses voltage breakdown near the gate, using a polygon-shaped trench in which the gate is positioned in order to suppress oxide dielectric breakdown, using a shaped deep body junction that partly lies below the trench bottom to force v ...


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Joel R Mitchen, Sidney T Smith, Carl W Jones: Blood collection and testing means. Safety Diagnostice, Quarles & Brady, December 10, 1991: US05070886 (225 worldwide citation)

A relatively painless method of safely collecting and testing blood which comprises piercing a patient's skin and collecting any blood and other fluids on a test disk moistened with a vehicle liquid. Several embodiments of a novel disposable apparatus having a reservoir of vehicle liquid for use in ...


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Min Hsiung Chen: Automatic luminosity control device for car and motor bicycle headlamps. Bucknam and Archer, December 10, 1991: US05072154 (220 worldwide citation)

A luminosity control device includes a photosensitive member to control the duty cycle of a square wave pulse oscillator. Then a high power switching tube and a high power gain tube are used to proceed with the luminosity control. Thus, when two cars meet, the luminosity of headlamps will automatica ...


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John E Brimm, Oscar R Diaz, Murray A Fein, Ronald E Norden Paul, Michael M Stern, Sandra L Stewart: Medical information system with automatic updating of task list in response to entering orders and charting interventions on associated forms. Emtek Health Care Systems, Walter W Nielsen, December 10, 1991: US05072383 (207 worldwide citation)

A hospital information system comprises a data processing system including a plurality of terminals having display means and data entry means. Patient information is entered into the system via the terminals, is organized hierarchically in the system, and may be displayed to users having proper acce ...