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David T Green, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Richard C McClure, Robert C Savage, Keith L Milliman, Mitchell J Palmer, Lisa W Heaton, Graham W Bryan: Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, May 17, 1994: US05312023 (871 worldwide citation)

A self contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes a frame portion, an elongated portion extending from the frame portion, and an articulating fastener applying assembly associated with a dis ...


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Daniel C Guterman, Gheorghe Samachisa, Yupin K Fong, Eliyahou Harrai: EEPROM with split gate source side injection. Sundisk Corporation, Steven F Caserza, May 17, 1994: US05313421 (569 worldwide citation)

Novel memory cells utilize source-side injection, allowing very small programming currents. If desired, to-be-programmed cells are programmed simultaneously while not requiring an unacceptably large programming current for any given programming operation. In one embodiment, memory arrays are organiz ...


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Lionel A Bustini, Patrick D Daley, Charles M Corbalis: Congestion control for cell networks. Stratacom, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 17, 1994: US05313454 (544 worldwide citation)

A feedback control system for congestion prevention in a cell (packet) switching communication network is described. Congestion control is accomplished by controlling the transmission rate of bursty traffic in the presence of high priority, voice, low speed statistical, high speed deterministic and ...


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Thomas J Palermo: Assembly for placement of embolic coils using frictional placement. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, May 17, 1994: US05312415 (427 worldwide citation)

This invention is a surgical instrument and specifically is a device for delivering embolic coils to a selected site within the vasculature of the human body via use of a catheter. Specifically, a pusher sheath within the catheter lumen pushes embolic coils mounted on a guidewire through the end of ...


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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, May 17, 1994: US05312024 (420 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 ...


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Gerald E Loeb: Implantable device having an electrolytic storage electrode. L Lee Humphries, May 17, 1994: US05312439 (342 worldwide citation)

An electrolytic, capacitive electrode, adapted to be disposed in body fluids when implanted, is used to store electrical energy for use in providing electrical energy to at least a portion of the internal electrical circuitry of an implantable device. Substantial capacitance is provided, particularl ...


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James M Florence, R Mark Boysel: Methods of forming multiple phase light modulators. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Brian C McCormack, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, May 17, 1994: US05312513 (328 worldwide citation)

A method for multiple phase light modulation, said method comprising providing a pixel (20) having at least two modulating elements (22),(24). The method further comprising addressing said at least two modulating elements (22), (24) whereby light incident on said addressed element undergoes discrete ...


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Michael A Beaty, Arlan J Reschke, Robert B Stoddard, Jon P Page, Bandele Jeffrey Coker, Michael Olichney, Emery S Rose: Piezo ultrasonic and electrosurgical handpiece. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, May 17, 1994: US05312329 (313 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic and electrosurgical handpiece housing has an axis, a distal end, a proximal end and a passage defined by an inside wall. A piezo stack has elements carried along a plane generally transverse to the axis. A retainer for the elements has distal, intermediate and proximal portions. The di ...


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Peter J Wilk: Laparoscopic cannula assembly and associated method. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, May 17, 1994: US05312417 (307 worldwide citation)

A cannula device for use in laparoscopic surgery includes a rigid tubular member and an expandable receiver connected to a distal end of the tubular member. The receiver portion of the cannula expands from a substantially cylindrical configuration to an expanded pocket for receiving a severed organ ...


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Craig S Gray, Christopher M Hogge: Blindzone signal indicator. Delco Electronics Corporation, Anthony Luke Simon, Mark A Navarre, May 17, 1994: US05313335 (305 worldwide citation)

A display apparatus for blindzone signal indication comprises an exterior rear view mirror housing and an exterior rear view mirror disposed in the exterior rear view mirror housing. The exterior rear view mirror defines a portion from which light is reflected and a portion through which light may b ...



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