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Dale R Schulze, Jon A Sherman: Surgical stapler. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, July 14, 1992: US05129570 (766 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an improved surgical stapler that prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge. More specifically, this invention includes a simple, inexpensive mechanical locking mechanism which prevents refiring of a spent staple cartridge by blocking the path of the firing and/o ...


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Lawrence T Malek, Cheryl Davey, Graham Henderson, Roy Sooknanan: Enhanced nucleic acid amplification process. Cangene Corporation, Foley & Lardner, July 14, 1992: US05130238 (446 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an improved process for amplifying a specific nucleic acid sequence. The process involves synthesizing single-stranded RNA, single-stranded DNA and Double-stranded DNA. The single-stranded RNA is a first template for a first primer, the single-stranded DNA is a second templ ...


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John P Liebesny, Sheldon Apsell, John Mahon, Paul J Bouchard: Method of and system for providing continually updated traffic or other information to telephonically and other communications-linked customers. SmartRoutes Systems Partnership, Rines and Rines, July 14, 1992: US05131020 (393 worldwide citation)

A novel method, system and protocol for providing continually updated traffic (and other) information from a central station to preferably telephonically linked caller customers (though other communication links are feasible), involving enabling the caller to enter on the caller's keyboard a code fo ...


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Kurtis J Ritchey: Panoramic display system. July 14, 1992: US05130794 (389 worldwide citation)

A panoramic image based virtual reality display system includes a panoramic optical assembly, preferably of substantially spherical coverage, feeding composite optical images to a light sensitive surface of a video camera for storage or further processing in image processing circuitry. Such image pr ...


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Jean Louis Vignaud, Jean Francois Sacriste, Gilles Missenard, Philippe Lapresle: Device for supporting the spinal column. Roylance Abrams Berdo & Goodman, July 14, 1992: US05129388 (381 worldwide citation)

A device for supporting a spinal column includes a screw having a U-shaped head, a joining element received within the head, a threaded bolt received within and threadedly engaging the head, and a cap covering an upper portion of the head. The head is internally threaded. The threaded bolt engages t ...


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Elbert G Tindell, Kyle Crawford: Store and forward video system. USA Video, Kenneth C Hill, July 14, 1992: US05130792 (381 worldwide citation)

A system and method for transferring video programs from a first location to a remote location provides for communication of the programs over selected commercial telephone networks. The program signals are digitized, compressed, and stored at the first location, and transferred to the remote locati ...


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Marc A Asher, Walter E Strippgen, Charles F Heinig, William Carson: Spinal column retaining method and apparatus. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, July 14, 1992: US05129900 (345 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided to retain elements of the spine or pelvis or both in a desired spatial relationship. A plurality of fasteners are connected with a plurality of the elements. A longitudinal member is connected with the fasteners by a plurality of connector members. The longitudinal ...


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Thomas D Petersen: Method and instruments for resection of the patella. H Jay Spiegel, July 14, 1992: US05129908 (314 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method of performing surgery to resect the patella for the purpose of installation of a patellar prosthesis, along with instruments used in such surgery. The instruments include a combined clamping device and reaming guide which when clamped about the patella provides a guide for ream ...


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William R Barclay: Process for the heterotrophic production of microbial products with high concentrations of omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids. Phycotech, Sheridan Ross & McIntosh, July 14, 1992: US05130242 (287 worldwide citation)

A process for the heterotrophic or predominantly heterotrophic production of whole-celled or extracted microbial products with a high concentration of omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids, producible in an aerobic culture under controlled conditions using biologically pure cultures of heterotrophi ...


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Larry C Puhl, Richard A Comroe, Robert W Furtaw, Tracey L Cantarutti: Portable authentification system. Motorola, Jon P Christensen, July 14, 1992: US05131038 (272 worldwide citation)

A personal identity authentification system is provided in which parametric data of an authorized possessor is encrypted into a memory of a portable transceiver device. The portable transceiver device, carried by a possessor, may be activated by an identity request transmitted from a nearby, authori ...