Matthew P Lawlor, Timothy E Carmody: Method and system for remote delivery of retail banking services. Online Resources, June 15, 1993: US05220501 (1491 worldwide citation)

A practical system and method for the remote distribution of financial services (e.g., home banking and bill-paying) involves distributing portable terminals to a user base. The terminals include a multi-line display, keys "pointer to" lines on the display, and additional keys. Contact is establishe ...

Sara A Bly, Jeffrey D Hodges, Michael D Kupfer, Brian T Lewis, Michael L Tallan, Stephen B Tom: Updating local copy of shared data in a collaborative system. Xerox Corporation, June 15, 1993: US05220657 (696 worldwide citation)

A multi-user collaborative system in which the contents as well as the current status of other user activity of a shared structured data object representing one or more related structured data objects in the form of data entries can be concurrently accessed by different users respectively at differe ...

William E Morgan, Alec Carlson, Daniel S Cobb, Gerald S Bell: Local area print server for requesting and storing required resource data and forwarding printer status message to selected destination. Digital Equipment Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, June 15, 1993: US05220674 (360 worldwide citation)

A local area print server for connection to a printer to form a printing system for servicing printing requests is disclosed. The local area print server both controls the servicing of printing requests by the printer, and in response to printer requests for resources needed to satisfy a printing re ...

W Leo Hoarty, Gary M Lauder: Interactive home information system for distributing compressed television programming. Inteletext Systems, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, June 15, 1993: US05220420 (358 worldwide citation)

An interactive multimedia system with distributed processing and storage of video picture information and associated data and sound in nodes disposed throughout a cable television distribution system. The nodes are coupled to the feeder cable of the cable distribution system. Each node in the system ...

Federico Bilotti, Mark Ortiz, Narinderjit S Sambi, Ronald R Van Overloop: Pneumatically actuated linear stapling device. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, June 15, 1993: US05219111 (354 worldwide citation)

A pneumatic stapler which contains a mechanism for manual or automatic retaining pin placement. The automatic retaining pin is connected to a set of linkage plates actuable by a series of inflation of bladders in order to create instrument closure on tissue compression and simultaneously create pin ...

Juan C Parodi, Hector D Barone: Balloon device for implanting an aortic intraluminal prosthesis for repairing aneurysms. Ben D Tobor, June 15, 1993: US05219355 (326 worldwide citation)

A balloon device for implanting an aorta or aortodiiliac intraluminal prosthesis for repairing aneurysms utilizes a catheter having two inflatable balloons for expanding two stents associated with the prosthesis.

Peter H McQuilkin, Marcus Filshie: Suture apparatus. Femcare, Salter Michaelson & Benson, June 15, 1993: US05219359 (319 worldwide citation)

An elongate length of suture is passed through holes in a first small plate (pledget) and holes in a second small plate (pledget), the suture being then tied to retain the two small plates relative to each other and to retain in use tissue between the two small plates (pledgets).

Lee P Bendel, William C McJames, Walter McGregor, Robert J Tannhauser: Shape memory effect surgical needles. Ethicon, Emil Richard Skula, June 15, 1993: US05219358 (301 worldwide citation)

Surgical needles are fabricated from a shape memory alloy. The alloy has a low temperature state, in which the needle is formable into an elongated shape to pass through an elongated tube, and a high temperature state, in which the needle forms an arc. The needle is particularly adapted for use in e ...

Chester L Schuler: Actuator having electronically controllable tactile responsiveness. Lex Computer and Management Corporation, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, June 15, 1993: US05220260 (280 worldwide citation)

An actuator having electronically controllable tactile responsiveness which is flexibly programmable to facilitate provision in a single actuator of torque-position characteristics, such as a selectable number of detents per actuation through its full operative path. A rotary actuator facilitates pr ...

John R Abernathey, Timothy H Daubenspeck, Stephen E Luce, Denis J Poley, Rosemary A Previti Kelly, Gary P Viens, Jung H Yoon: Bilayer metallization cap for photolithography. IBM Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, June 15, 1993: US05219788 (244 worldwide citation)

A process of patterning a conductive layer on a substrate avoiding webbing yet permitting high density patterning places two layers between the resist and the metal. The first layer is an antireflective coating such as titanium nitride applied to the metal. The second layer is a barrier comprising s ...