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John O Hayhurst, Alan A Small, Jeffrey C Cerier: Expandable bone anchor and method of anchoring a suture to a bone. American Cyanamid Company, Douglas E Denninger, August 17, 1993: US05236445 (455 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor, for securing a suture to a bone, has an open proximal end and a body that tapers to a solid distal tip. The anchor is placed deep in a borehole in a bone using an insertion instrument that is inserted through the open proximal end of the anchor. The tip of the instrument is a spherica ...


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Robert A Hlavacek: Surgical fastener. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, August 17, 1993: US05236440 (431 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener is comprised of a center span with two locking arms extending therefrom, each locking arm containing an indentation adapted to receive a locking point and an indentation adapted to receive a locking nub. An inner bendable member extends from the center span terminating in a stapl ...


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Kenneth P Weiss: Integrated network security system. Security Dynamics Technologies, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, August 17, 1993: US05237614 (419 worldwide citation)

An integrated network security system is provided which permits log-on to a normally locked client on the network in response to at least one coded non-public input to the client by a user. At least a selected portion of the coded input is encrypted and sent to a network server where the user is aut ...


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Forest C Barber: Vertebral body prosthesis. Midas Rex Pneumatic Tools, James E Bradley, August 17, 1993: US05236460 (392 worldwide citation)

A vertebral prosthesis locates between vertebral bodies of a human body. The prosthesis has tubular inner and outer bodies that telescope relative to each other. Each body has a platform on its end. The platform secures to adjacent vertebral bodies. Sharp pins on the platform pierce the vertebral bo ...


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Michael Mills, Jonathan Cohen: Apparatus and method for editing a video recording by selecting and displaying video clips. Apple Computer, Timothy D Casey, August 17, 1993: US05237648 (386 worldwide citation)

A video editing system comprising a computer system having a mass storage and a display, a video source, such as a video cassette recorder (VCR), camera, or optical disc player, and a video processor/controller linking the computer to the video source. The computer system functions under the directi ...


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Brent J Garback: Computer travel planning system. Krass & Young, August 17, 1993: US05237499 (357 worldwide citation)

A computer based system for processing travel requests directed to a specific venue from individual members of a sponsored group. The system comprises a data base containing a venue file including information regarding the specific venue, a group member file for each individual member of the group, ...


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Joshua D Kaplan: Kiosk apparatus and method for point of preview and for compilation of market data. Intouch Group, Limbach & Limbach, August 17, 1993: US05237157 (353 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a system for user-interactive multimedia based point-of-preview. The apparatus has data storage for storage of discrete increments of information intended for subscriber selection and preview. After subscriber selection, a programmable data processor selects from storage an ...


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Thomas S Stephens, George B Anderson, Daniel R Mills, Richard A Sherman, Harry B Drollinger: Electronic check presentment system. J D Carreker and Associates, Hubbard Thurman Tucker & Harris, August 17, 1993: US05237159 (330 worldwide citation)

An Electronic Check Presentment System provides a bank with a fully automated capability for participating in the electronic exchange of check data. It allows banks that utilize the system to take MICR data that has been obtained through check capture methods, selectively extract particular check re ...


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Frederick A Matsen III, Joseph L Garbini, John A Sidles, Donald C Baumgarten, Brian S Pratt: Robot-aided system for surgery. Board of Regents of the University of Washington, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, August 17, 1993: US05236432 (328 worldwide citation)

A system and method for positioning a tool relative to a patient's bone to facilitate the performance of a surgical bone alteration task. The system comprises a bone immobilization device for supporting the bone in a fixed position with respect to the reference structure, and a robot that includes a ...


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William A Edelstein, Harold J Vinegar, Chia Fu Hsu, Otward M Mueller: Balanced-line RF electrode system for use in RF ground heating to recover oil from oil shale. General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, August 17, 1993: US05236039 (319 worldwide citation)

An in-situ method of extracting oil from a hydrocarbon bearing layer such as oil-shale or tar sands lying beneath a surface layer comprises applying a radiofrequency excitation signal to the hydrocarbon bearing layer through a system of electrodes. The electrodes are inserted into a matrix of holes ...



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