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Andre P Mansvelt, Serge C P Belamant: Funds transfer system. Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, December 29, 1992: US05175416 (384 worldwide citation)

A method of transferring funds includes the steps of linking a first "smart card" to a first financial institution, debiting an account held at the financial institution and recording a corresponding credit value in the first smart card. The first smart card is then linked to a second, similar devic ...


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Adelbert J M Schoonen, Franciscus J Schmidt: Process for using a measuring cell assembly for glucose determination. Rijksuniversiteit te Groningen, Peter L Michaelson, December 29, 1992: US05174291 (336 worldwide citation)

A wearable-type glucose sensor for continuously or intermittently determining the glucose content comprises a short hollow fiber (2) to be positioned in the subcutaneous tissue. This hollow fiber is connected via tubes (3,4) with component parts (5 . . . 12) located outside the body, such as a measu ...


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Connie Higashiyama, William Melton, Ashok Narasimhan: Check system and method including prioritizing checks for transmission to banks for processing. Verifone, Cooley Godward Castro Huddleson & Tatum, December 29, 1992: US05175682 (325 worldwide citation)

A method and structure are provided for processing checks in an extremely timely and cost-effective manner. A check recipient, such as a merchant, utility billing department, and the like, utilize hardware and software for quickly gathering data from checks received in order to allow prompt processi ...


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Thomas O Bales, Gregory J Murphy, Frank A Scarfone, Charles R Slater, Kevin W Smith: Endoscopic surgical instruments having rotatable end effectors. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, December 29, 1992: US05174300 (318 worldwide citation)

Medical instruments are provided having end effectors and end effector actuator apparatus which are rotatable relative to the end effectors. The instruments generally include a tube which is typically coupled to the end effectors via a clevis around which the end effectors pivot, a push rod extendin ...


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Alan Crockard: Endoscope device for applying an aneurysm clip. Hillway Surgical, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, December 29, 1992: US05174276 (286 worldwide citation)

A device for applying an aneurysm clip includes a novel lockable steerable endoscope (12), having steering mechanism (14), and a novel surgical device for applying the clip including an applicator (22) for the clip (24) comprising a remote actuator in the form of a flexible shaft (44) inside a flexi ...


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Shih Lai Lu, Todd R Williams: Microstructure-bearing composite plastic articles and method of making. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Steven E Skolnick, December 29, 1992: US05175030 (284 worldwide citation)

A microstructure-bearing composite plastic article can be superior, both in microstructure and in physical properties, when it is a composite of a tough, flexible substrate, at a surface of which is microstructure formed of a cured oligomeric resin having hard segments and soft segments, which cured ...


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Anna M Wejke, Claes Andersson: Neighbor-assisted handoff in a cellular communications system. Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, December 29, 1992: US05175867 (260 worldwide citation)

A handoff system where handoff requests are initiated not only by a home or serving base station, but also by neighboring base stations. As in conventional handoff, a serving base station may initiate a handoff request when the signal strength of one of its mobile stations falls below a predetermine ...


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Norbert W Bischofberger, Mark D Matteucci: Nucleic acid intercalating agents. Genentech, Daryl B Winter, Max D Hensley, December 29, 1992: US05175273 (237 worldwide citation)

Pyridinone or pyrimidinone nucleoside bases containing fused aromatic polycyclic rings are provided. These polycyclic nucleosides are incorporated into oligonucleotides and hybridized to complementary nucleic acid. Fluorescence spectroscopy and thermal denaturation profiles provided evidence that th ...


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Donavon W Johnson, Amal A Shaheen Gouda, Todd A Smith: Distributed file access structure lock. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham & Marhoefer, December 29, 1992: US05175852 (226 worldwide citation)

A distributed file management system (DFS) with a plurality of nodes and a plurality of files is disclosed. The DFS uses the UNIX operating system tree structure employing inodes (data structures containing the administrative information of each file) to manage the local files and surrogate inodes ( ...


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Fred M Cohen: Pacing systems and methods for control of the ventricular activation sequence. Richard G Harrer, Charles E Cates, December 29, 1992: US05174289 (225 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for improving the ventricular activation sequence of the heart by pacing at an advantageous selected ventricular location to achieve shortening of the QRS complex or pacing at multiple advantageous selected ventricular locations, either simulataneously or with a programmed dela ...