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Patrick D McCarthy: Centralized consumer cash value accumulation system for multiple merchants. Wood Herron & Evans, April 13, 1993: US05202826 (547 worldwide citation)

A centralized system of accumulating cash value for consumers based upon point-of-sale transactions with multiple merchants is disclosed wherein for each transaction, the consumer's account number (such as the Social Security number) which may be different from the consumer's credit card account num ...


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Matthew K Musho, J Oakey Noell, Pius H Tse: Conductive sensors and their use in diagnostic assays. Miles, Roger N Coe, Jerome L Jeffers, April 13, 1993: US05202261 (532 worldwide citation)

A conductive sensor and its use in a diagnostic assay are disclosed. The miniaturized conductive sensor, utilizing a conducting polymer, is used in a diagnostic device to determine the presence or concentration of a predetermined analyte in a liquid test sample, wherein the predetermined analyte, li ...


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Lawrence R Heyn, Liann M Johnson, Matthew T Yurek, Peter A Basile, Robert L Berger: Medial region deployment of radially self-expanding stents. Schneider, Haugen and Nikolai, April 13, 1993: US05201757 (506 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for deploying a radially self-expanding stent includes proximal and distal sleeves respectively containing proximal and distal end portions of the stent in a reduced radius delivery configuration. The sleeves can abut one another and thus contain the entire length of the stent, or may b ...


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Radoje T Drmanac, Radomir B Crkvenjakov: Method of sequencing of genomes by hybridization of oligonucleotide probes. Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Bicknell, April 13, 1993: US05202231 (438 worldwide citation)

The conditions under which oligonucleotides hybridize only with entirely homologous sequences are recognized. The sequence of a given DNA fragment is read by the hybridization and assembly of positively hybridizing probes through overlapping portions. By simultaneous hybridization of DNA molecules a ...


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Remi Swierczek: Disposable skin perforator and blood testing device. Oldham Oldham & Wilson Co, April 13, 1993: US05201324 (301 worldwide citation)

A device that pierces the skin due to the collapsing of dome between the fingertips. Immediately after a puncture is made, a blood or exudate sample can be collected on an absorbent test strip laminated on the pressure plate. Flow enhancement of blood or exudate from the puncture site is achieved by ...


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Laurie J Vertelney, Thomas D Erickson, S Joy Mountford, John J Thompson Rohrlich, Gitta B Salomon, Yin Y Wong, Daniel S Venolia, Kathleen M Gomoll, Eric A Hulteen: User interface system having programmable user interface elements. Apple Computer, Timothy D Casey, April 13, 1993: US05202828 (299 worldwide citation)

A user interface element having a plurality of user interface elements for marking, finding, organizing, and processing data within documents stored in an associated computer system are described. Each element typically has an appearance which is uniquely related to the data or the function the elem ...


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Trent E Cozad, Antony J Lozier, Jerry L Lower: Spinal locking sleeve assembly. Zimmer, Margaret L Geringer, April 13, 1993: US05201734 (281 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a locking sleeve assembly for use in a posterior spinal system including components designed to be affixed to the spinal column of a person to correct for various lateral and sagittal deformities. The locking sleeve assembly is for interconnecting an elongated rod wi ...


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George J Geier: Exploration system and method for high-accuracy and high-confidence level relative position and velocity determinations. Trimble Navigation, Thomas E Schatzel, April 13, 1993: US05202829 (267 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of the present invention is a shipboard GPS positioning system having data links to outlying tailbuoys equipped with respective GPS receivers. On ship, an Intel 386-based microcomputer system collects data from various ship's equipment including the ship's GPS receiver and data from th ...


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Douglas A Arego, Kevin J Hathaway, Richard M Knox Jr, Gaylon R Kornfuehrer: Backlighting system with faceted light pipes. Compaq Computer Corporation, Christopher D Keirs, April 13, 1993: US05202950 (254 worldwide citation)

A light pipe used for backlighting liquid crystal displays has a planar front surface and a stair-stepped or faceted back surface. Light is injected from the ends of the light pipe from cold- or hot-cathode, apertured, fluorescent lamps. The cold-cathode lamps are preferably insulated to raise their ...


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Wayne V Sorin, Brian L Heffner: Polarization independent optical coherence-domain reflectometry. Hewlett Packard Company, April 13, 1993: US05202745 (253 worldwide citation)

An optical coherence-domain reflectometry system provides an interferometer driven by a broadband incoherent light source with the device under test connected to one arm of the interferometer and a movable scanning mirror in the other arm providing a reference signal. The mirror moves at a controlle ...