James E Nicholson, Rickey D Hart: Bone fastener. Innovasive Devices, Choate Hall & Stewart, December 7, 1993: US05268001 (450 worldwide citation)

A bone fastener for fixing either a suture or a rivet within a predrilled bone hole includes an expandable sleeve having an axial bore and a pin forcibly insertible into the axial bore, the expandable sleeve being configured to be insertible into a bore drilled in bone, at least a portion of the pin ...

John R Lee, John Alvendia: Interactive computer aided natural learning method and apparatus. John R Lee, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, December 7, 1993: US05267865 (415 worldwide citation)

An educational method and system for executing the method, to improve the efficiency of individual learning by monitoring the student's progress and pacing the course material to the student's ability to comprehend and learn. This method and system also reduces the teachers's administrative and pape ...

John S Gentelia, Frank Williams, William Wheatley: Electrosurgical probe. Conmed Corporation, Larson & Taylor, December 7, 1993: US05267994 (361 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe is provided which reduces the likelihood of arcing from the probe. In addition, the probe provides the ability to place a fiber-optic cable through the probe for providing for laser surgery or for laproscopic examination of the patient. The electrosurgical probe comprises an ...

Gunter Farin, Reiner Mausberg, Heiko Visser, Karl Fastenmeier, Georg Lohr: High-frequency electrosurgery apparatus with limitation of effective value of current flowing through a surgical instrument. Erbe Elektromedizin, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, December 7, 1993: US05267997 (334 worldwide citation)

A high-frequency electrosurgery apparatus for cutting and/or coagulating biological tissues that may have a number of operating modes is described. As control panel on which one or more parameters of the high-frequency output of the apparatus can be set. Particularly important is the current-limitin ...

Christopher D Philipp: DC powered surgical handpiece having a motor control circuit. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, December 7, 1993: US05268622 (279 worldwide citation)

A compact surgical handpiece comprises a motor energizable for moving a tool member, electric energy supply actuable for energizing the motor and a manually actuable trigger actuable to control motor operation. A motor control circuit interconnects the motor electric energy supply and trigger for ru ...

Alan S Waggoner, Lauren A Ernst, Ratnakar B Mujumdar: Method for labeling and detecting materials employing arylsulfonate cyanine dyes. Carnegie Mellon Unversity, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, December 7, 1993: US05268486 (267 worldwide citation)

A luminescent cyanine dye having generally the following structure ##STR1## wherein the dotted lines represent one to three rings having 5 to 6 atoms in each ring. R.sub.3, R.sub.4, R.sub.8 and R.sub.9 groups are attached to the rings. At least one of the R.sub.8 and R.sub.9 groups is a sulfonic aci ...

Eliyahou Harari: Flash EEPROM system and intelligent programming and erasing methods therefor. Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, December 7, 1993: US05268870 (222 worldwide citation)

A memory system made up of electrically programmable read only memory (EPROM) or flash electrically erasable and programmable read only memory (EEPROM) cells. An intelligent programming technique allows each memory cell to store more than the usual one bit of information. An intelligent erase algori ...

Henry Nita: Ultra-sound catheter for removing obstructions from tubular anatomical structures such as blood vessels. Baxter International, Raymond Sun, Robert A Buyan, December 7, 1993: US05267954 (219 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound catheter for removing obstructions from tubular anatomic structures such as blood vessels, said catheter comprising an elongate flexible catheter body having an ultrasound transmission member or wire extending longitudinally therethrough. A distal head is formed on the distal end of th ...

Kazuya Shinjo, Eiji Ishibashi: Method and apparatus for booting a computer system by restoring the main memory from a backup memory. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, December 7, 1993: US05269022 (213 worldwide citation)

In a computer system, when the system is first booted in a normal mode, main memory data stored in a main memory immediately after the system is booted, is stored as backup data in a backup memory or the like. A backup flag representing whether or not the backup data can be restored is set and the s ...

John F Gester: 1-substituted 1H-imidazo[4,5-c]quinolin-4-amines. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Douglas E Reedich, December 7, 1993: US05268376 (209 worldwide citation)

1-substituted 1H-imidazo[4,5-c]quinolin-4-amines, active as immunomodulators and antiviral agents. Also, intermediates in the preparation of such compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, and pharmacological methods of use.

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