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Jacques Commarmond: Artificial ligament for the spine. Polyclinique de Bourgogne & Les Hortensiad, Wall and Roehrig, January 19, 1993: US05180393 (468 worldwide citation)

An artificial ligament for the spine is fixed by pedicle screws on two vertebrae of the spinal column and has first and second hollow eyelets, of general diabolo shape, each one including a concave seat intended to receive the head of the fixation screw; a body haivng a narrowed area; a convex hump ...


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Robert M Smith, David M T Ting, Jan H Boer, Marvin Mendelssohn: Document management and production system. Eastman Kodak Company, Mark Z Dudley, January 19, 1993: US05181162 (441 worldwide citation)

An object-oriented document management and production system in which documents are represented as collections of logical components, or "objects", that may be combined and physically mapped onto a page-by-page layout. Stored objects are organized, accessed and manipulated through a database managem ...


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Brian J Glynn: Computer apparatus input device for three-dimensional information. Triton Technologies, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, January 19, 1993: US05181181 (408 worldwide citation)

A mouse which senses six degrees of motion arising from movement of the mouse within three dimensions. A hand-held device includes three accelerometers for sensing linear translation along three axes of a Cartesian coordinate system and three angular rate sensors for sensing angular rotation about t ...


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Gilbert M Aust, Timothy E Taylor: Anterior lumbar/cervical bicortical compression plate. January 19, 1993: US05180381 (269 worldwide citation)

An anterior spinal fixation device which provides an anterior lumbar and cervical fusion fixation system which has numerous advantages over existing anterior, posterior and lateral implant systems. Anterior (access from the patients stomach region) lumbar surgery allows the surgeon to remove the ent ...


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Michi E Garrison: Rapidly exchangeable and expandable cage catheter for repairing damaged blood vessels. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 19, 1993: US05180368 (247 worldwide citation)

An intravascular catheter having an expandable cage mounted on the distal end of a tubular member which is radially expanded and contracted by means of a control wire. The control wire extends through a first inner lumen within the tubular member which extends along essentially the entire length the ...


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Kenichi Hiramatsu: IC card with individual authentication function. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Cushman Darby & Cushman, January 19, 1993: US05180901 (233 worldwide citation)

A pressure sensor for inputting finger characteristic data and an authenticity sensor for detecting whether a finger is authentic are arranged on the surface of an IC card. A finger can be placed on the pressure sensor and the authenticity sensor at the same time. Finger characteristic data is input ...


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Henry Stanislaw: Implanted apparatus having micro processor controlled current and voltage sources with reduced voltage levels when not providing stimulation. Cyberonics, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, January 19, 1993: US05179950 (224 worldwide citation)

An implant for stimulating the vagus nerve receives commands over a radio frequency link. The implant disables a voltage convertor used in providing the stimulation signal at periodic intervals to monitor for communications attempts. The implant provides radio frequency marker pulses before providin ...


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Michael E Egnor: Automated answer evaluation and scoring system and method. United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Robert W Adams, January 19, 1993: US05180309 (202 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method are disclosed for achieving automated evaluation and oring of a participant's response to questions selected pseudo-randomly. A plurality of questions are available for each of a plurality of categories, in a question file. For each question there is an answer in an answer file. ...


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Colin G Harrison: Handoff method and apparatus for mobile wireless workstation. International Business Machines Corporation, Perman & Green, January 19, 1993: US05181200 (199 worldwide citation)

In response to a data processor (10) breaking a wireless link with a first, original, link adapter (12) a first step deletes the data processor from an active group of the first link adapter and re-directs network datagrams intended for the data processor to a spooler. In response to the data proces ...


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J G F Worst: Gonio seton. Hugh D Jaeger, January 19, 1993: US05180362 (196 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating patients suffering from glaucoma. A hollow needle is inserted into the eye and advanced across the anterior chamber until the tip punctures the opposite anterior chamber angle wall, exiting the eye under the conjunctiva. The excess pressure is acutely relieved by ...



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