Daniel R Masters: System for storing data in backup tape device. Gigatrend Incorporated, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, May 18, 1993: US05212772 (648 worldwide citation)

In a distributed computer environment such as a PC local area network, a backup tape device and a tape server are used for recording data from the nodes in the network for backup purposes and for controlling the flow of data. The tape server keeps track of a list of nodes which are collecting data f ...

Charles L Dumoulin, Robert D Darrow, John F Schenck, Steven P Souza: Tracking system to follow the position and orientation of a device with radiofrequency field gradients. General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, May 18, 1993: US05211165 (471 worldwide citation)

A tracking system in which radiofrequency signals emitted by an invasive device such as a catheter are detected and used to measure the position and orientation of the invasive device within a subject. Detection of the radiofrequency signals is accomplished with coils having sensitivity profiles whi ...

Wolfgang W Kohler, Paul Di Cesare, Paul Mulhauser, Douglas Spranger: Venous cuff applicator, cartridge and cuff. Vaso Products Australia, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, May 18, 1993: US05211649 (410 worldwide citation)

An applicator for applying a strap around a vein at the site of a defective venous valve includes a handle portion and a removable cartridge. One end of the strap is anchored on the anvil of the cartridge and the free end is looped around the vein and passed through an opening in the cartridge to ov ...

Robert J Gove, Keith Balmer, Nicholas K Ing Simmons, Karl M Guttag: Multi-processor reconfigurable in single instruction multiple data (SIMD) and multiple instruction multiple data (MIMD) modes and method of operation. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert D Marshall Jr, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, May 18, 1993: US05212777 (375 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a multiprocessor system arranged, in one embodiment, as an image and graphics processor. The processor is structured with several individual processors all having communication links to several memories without restriction. A crossbar switch serves to establish the processor memor ...

Harrith M Hasson: Multiple use forceps for endoscopy. Wood Phillips VanSanten Hoffman & Ertel, May 18, 1993: US05211655 (366 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument having a body with a rear proximal end and a forward distal end and a grip assembly attached to the body for facilitating holding and manipulation of the surgical instrument by the hand of a user. The grip assembly has front and rear handles that are movable relative to each ot ...

Melvin E Clouse: Method and device for performing endovascular repair of aneurysms. New England Deaconess Hospital Corporation, Fish & Richardson, May 18, 1993: US05211658 (340 worldwide citation)

A blood vessel wall-defining device and method for using the device for repairing an aneurysm. The device comprises in combination, a percutaneously-insertable structural frame extending between first and second ends having an unexpanded diameter which is smaller than the diameter of the blood vesse ...

William M Louis: Membrane keyboard and method of using same. TypeRight Keyboard, Bernard L Kleinke, Jerry R Potts, William Patrict Waters, May 18, 1993: US05212473 (339 worldwide citation)

A membrane keyboard producing audible and tactile responses when individual character keys are depressed. To facilitate typing efficiency, the keyboard has membrane characters keys with different transverse heights and adjustable sensory responses.

Reinhold Schmieding: Interference screw and cannulated sheath for endosteal fixation of ligaments. Arthrex, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, May 18, 1993: US05211647 (315 worldwide citation)

An interference screw and a cannulated sheath for fixating ligaments. A graft, attached between previously cut bone blocks, is placed under tension in a graft tunnel. The sheath has a cutout at one end such that during screw insertion, the graft is covered by the sheath and protected from the thread ...

William E Nelson: Electrostatically controlled beam steering device and method. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, May 18, 1993: US05212582 (311 worldwide citation)

A device for steering light and its method of manufacture are disclosed. The device in the preferred embodiment consists of a multi-layer structure on a substrate. The substrate contains at least one electrode (36) for addressing a deflectable element (16) causing it to deflect towards the activated ...

James O Normile, Chia L Yeh, Daniel W Wright, Ke Chiang Chu: Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding image data. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 18, 1993: US05212742 (283 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for processing video data for compression/decompression in real-time. The apparatus comprises a plurality of compute modules, in a preferred embodiment, for a total of four compute modules coupled in parallel. Each of the compute modules has a processor, dual port memory, scr ...