Dennis J Knoepfler: Adjustable angle medical forceps. Wood Herron & Evans, May 11, 1993: US05209747 (747 worldwide citation)

An adjustable angle medical forceps is disclosed which has a rotatable arm to which is attached a jaw element and which provides increased surgical dexterity for suturing with curved or straight needles, for dissecting bodily organs, and for isolating nerves, arteries, and the like. The forceps incl ...

David H Gelfand, Pamela M Holland, Randall K Saiki, Robert M Watson: Homogeneous assay system using the nuclease activity of a nucleic acid polymerase. Hoffman La Roche, George M Gould, Dennis P Tramaloni, Stacev R Sias, May 11, 1993: US05210015 (603 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a process of detecting a target nucleic acid using labeled oligonucleotides. This process uses the 5' to 3' nuclease activity of a nucleic acid polymerase to cleave annealed labeled oligonucleotide from hybridized duplexes and release labeled oligonucleotide frag ...

Norma L Gilli: Apparatus and method employing plural electrode configurations for cardioversion of atrial fibrillation in an arrhythmia control system. Telectronics Pacing Systems, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman, May 11, 1993: US05209229 (433 worldwide citation)

An implantable device and a method for the automatic detection of atrial arrhythmias and for providing low energy atrial cardioversion therapy for such arrhythmias, with minimal tissue damage and power drain, is disclosed. The device is capable of being incorporated within, and is disclosed as part ...

Calvin H Carter Jr: High efficiency light emitting diodes from bipolar gallium nitride. Cree Research, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, May 11, 1993: US05210051 (425 worldwide citation)

The invention is a method of growing intrinsic, substantially undoped single crystal gallium nitride with a donor concentration of 7.times.10.sup.17 cm.sup.-3 or less. The method comprises introducing a source of nitrogen into a reaction chamber containing a growth surface while introducing a source ...

Bahaa B Seedhom, Simon Collins, Anthony C Swann: Ligament fixation staple. Bahaa Botros Seedhom, Workman Nydegger & Jensen, May 11, 1993: US05209756 (383 worldwide citation)

A fixation device for securing a prosthetic ligament to a bone and which comprises a bone staple having a head portion by means of which the staple can be driven into the bone, and a pair of legs extending from the head and having ends engageable into the bone, characterized by a stirrup for guiding ...

Stephen C Kenyon: Signal recognition system and method. Broadcast Data Systems Partnership, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, May 11, 1993: US05210820 (371 worldwide citation)

Recognizing a signal begins by receiving the signal and sampling it at a plurality of sampling points to produce a plurality of signal values. A statistical moment of the signal is calculated using the signal values according to the formula: ##EQU1## where: N=the number of sampling points;

Keen Y Yee, Gary W Kibble: Automatic tuning radio/TV using filtered seek. Keen Y Yee, May 11, 1993: US05210611 (349 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and technique for automatic tuning (to an arbitrary broadcast frequency) of an audio-video or audio device in accordance with a topic selection made by a user. Knowledge of specific broadcasted programs and times is not necessary. A user makes a selection of a subject matter topic from ...

Stanley E Jeffus, Barry D Brown, Rockett O Crawford, Michael L Roerick: Interactive telephone operator terminal. International Telecharge, Richards Medlock & Andrews, May 11, 1993: US05210789 (326 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a technique for presenting information to a telephone operator to enhance the efficient completion of telephone calls. Numerous data bases are generated to make available information concerning any type of telephone call with which the operator might be requested to assist or complete. ...

Abdo A Husseiny: System for prognosis and diagnostics of failure and wearout monitoring and for prediction of life expectancy of helicopter gearboxes and other rotating equipment. Technology International Incorporated, Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson, May 11, 1993: US05210704 (268 worldwide citation)

A wearout monitor for failure prognostics is a prognosis tool to predict incipient failure in rotating mechanical equipment. The wearout monitor provides maintenance management of a plant or process with information essential to planning preventive maintenance strategies. The monitor also assists in ...

Mark A Ritchart, Robert P Cooper, Charles C Hart, Donald L Gadberry: Lever actuated septum seal. Applied Medical Resources, Richard L Myers, May 11, 1993: US05209737 (265 worldwide citation)

A septum valve in a trocar assembly has a variable orifice that is responsive to a cross-sectional dimension of the surgical instrument being inserted into the trocar channel, thereby minimizing leakage of inflation gas from the body cavity, such as the abdomen, being operated on. An elastomeric sep ...

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