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Ernest Akopov, Vyacheslav Astashev, Anatoly Ramm, Alexandr Reztsov: Surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, September 7, 1993: US05242457 (714 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple for securing a purse string suture to human tissue comprises a staple body of deformable material formed into a loop through which the purse string suture is threaded. The staple body includes a pair of legs which are deformable into an overlapping configuration upon insertion into ...


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Wayne M Lee: Secure teleprocessing bidding system. Ralph H Dougherty, September 7, 1993: US05243515 (543 worldwide citation)

An improved system and apparatus for conducting secret bidding procedures. The apparatus provides for the reception of bidding data for a particular bid recipient in a particular division of a particular job. Once received, this information is stored and processed electronically. The bid information ...


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Stanley E Fulton: Casino game system. D D Stud, Daniel P Burke, September 7, 1993: US05242163 (407 worldwide citation)

A casino game system which allows a person playing a first gaming device, such as a video gaming device, to play a conventional group oriented game. e.g. bingo, without leaving the first gaming device. One embodiment comprises a casino bingo game comprising a plurality of gaming devices which each a ...


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Boaz Avitall: Deflectable catheter with rotatable tip electrode. Haugen and Nikolai, September 7, 1993: US05242441 (385 worldwide citation)

A cardiac arrhythmia ablation catheter that has a highly flexible tubular distal segment particularly adapted for navigating and exploring a ventridular cardiac chamber forming a lumen through its length which connects to a distal electrode-carrying tip which is provided with an independently rotata ...


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Michael Farmwald, Mark Horowitz: Apparatus for synchronously generating clock signals in a data processing system. Rambus, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 7, 1993: US05243703 (374 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for synchronously generating a first clock signal in a first circuitry and a second clock signal in a second circuitry of a data processing system is described. A clock generating circuitry generates a global clock signal. A transmission line transfers the global clock signal from its f ...


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John Nash, Kenneth Kensey, Andrew R Spriegel, Stephen Evans: Apparatus and methods for clamping tissue and reflecting the same. Kensey Nash Corporation, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, September 7, 1993: US05242456 (342 worldwide citation)

A system and method of use for reflecting tissue located within the body of a living being. The system comprises at least one clip, a clip introducer instrument, a positioning member in the form of a tension cable assembly, and a clip removal instrument. The introducer instrument is arranged for del ...


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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan: Method and system for stent delivery. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 7, 1993: US05242399 (329 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system having an expandable stent in a contracted condition positioned on an expandable member, such as an inflatable balloon, disposed on the distal portion of an elongated catheter body. A guidewire extends through an inner lumen within the elongated catheter body and out its dist ...


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Parviz Kambin: Percutaneous fixation of vertebrae. Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 7, 1993: US05242443 (309 worldwide citation)

A method for percutaneous fixation of a pair of vertebrae of a patient, which comprises posterolaterally entering the back of a patient percutaneously with a plurality of pedicle screws, screwing each pedicle screw into the medullary canal of the pedicles of adjacent thoracic and/or lumbar vertebrae ...


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Jean P DeJean, Daozheng Lu, Robert Weissman: Spread spectrum digital data transmission over TV video. A C Nielsen Company, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, September 7, 1993: US05243423 (296 worldwide citation)

A co-channel communication system allows transmission of one or more data signals in an active or visible portion of a video raster in a manner that is imperceptible to a viewer. More particularly, the data signal is transmitted over a preselected active video lines of a video raster. In order to re ...


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