Shih Yaw Lai, John R Wilson, George W Knight, James C Stevens, Pak Wing S Chum: Elastic substantially linear olefin polymers. The Dow Chemical Company, Stephen P Krupp, L Wayne White, December 21, 1993: US05272236 (934 worldwide citation)

Substantially linear olefin polymers having a melt flow ratio, I.sub.10 /I.sub.2, .gtoreq.5.63, a molecular weight distribution, M.sub.w /M.sub.n, defined by the equation: M.sub.w /M.sub.n .ltoreq.(I.sub.10 /I.sub.2)-4.63, and a critical shear stress at onset of gross melt fracture of greater than a ...

Richard L Grant, Michael Lang, Philip J Churchill, W Thompson Lawrence: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, December 21, 1993: US05271543 (588 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a flexible support shaft to an actuator handle assembly. The support shaft is capable of bending in any radial direction relative ...

William Fox, Richard Smith, Richard Grant: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, December 21, 1993: US05271544 (503 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required operat ...

Cynthia C Martin, Philip R Thrift, Marion C Lineberry: Systems and methods for planning the scheduling travel routes. Texas Instruments Incorporated, W Daniel Swayze Jr, Richard L Donaldson, Leo N Heiting, December 21, 1993: US05272638 (429 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for using a computer to select a travel route based on a selected performance criteria from a plurality of possible travel routes connecting a plurality of destinations. Information is input describing the location of each destination to be visited. For each pair of destinations ...

Margaret P Opolski: Medical apparatus having protective, lubricious coating. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, December 21, 1993: US05272012 (364 worldwide citation)

A method for providing a medical apparatus with a protective, lubricious coating is described. The method comprises providing a coating solution which contains a protective compound such as a urethane, a slip additive such as a siloxane, and optionally, a crosslinking agent for the protective compou ...

Mark E Smulson, Kishor Bhatia, Konrad Huppi: Method of detecting a predisposition to cancer by the use of restriction fragment length polymorphism of the gene for human poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase. Georgetown University, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, December 21, 1993: US05272057 (339 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method for detecting the presence of a DNA polymorphism associated with predisposition for certain cancers in a human. This method involves analyzing the human chromosome 13 using a hybridization probe which will hybridize to the gene for human poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase ...

David K Wong: Method for measuring glucose. VIA Medical Corporation, December 21, 1993: US05271815 (294 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an electrochemical sensor capable of measuring the glucose level of body fluids, especially blood. More particularly, this invention also relates to the use of such a glucose sensor in an automated bedside blood chemistry system which facilitates the operation of the sensor.

E Earle Thompson, Thomas W DeMond: Reduced-speckle display system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, December 21, 1993: US05272473 (290 worldwide citation)

A digitized video system with an increased viewing angle having a light projector and a display screen. The light projector generating a plurality of narrow light beams to impinge on the display screen at a plurality of associated points. The display screen has a transducer generating surface acoust ...

Charles L Dumoulin, Steven P Souza, Robert D Darrow: Tracking system to monitor the position and orientation of a device using magnetic resonance detection of a sample contained within the device. General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, December 21, 1993: US05271400 (262 worldwide citation)

A tracking system employs magnetic resonance signals to monitor the position and orientation of a device, such as a catheter, within a subject. The device has an MR active sample and a receiver coil which is sensitive to magnetic resonance signals generated by the MR active sample. These signals are ...

Edith Mathiowitz, Howard Bernstein, Eric Morrel, Kirsten Schwaller: Method for producing protein microspheres. Alkermes Controlled Therapeutics, Kilpatrick & Cody, December 21, 1993: US05271961 (239 worldwide citation)

Protein microspheres are formed by phase separation in a non-solvent followed by solvent removal. The preferred proteins are prolamines, such as zein, that are hydrophobic, biodegradable, and can be modified proteolytically or chemically to endow them with desirable properties, such as a selected de ...

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