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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Keith Ratcliff, Charles R Sherts: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, June 7, 1994: US05318221 (694 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing. A tubular collar disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal position to bias th ...


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Bernard J Halter, Alphonse M Bracco, Donald B Johnson, An V Le, Stephen M Matyas, Rostislaw Prymak deceased, James D Randall, John D Wilkins: Method and system for multimedia access control enablement. International Business Machines Corporation, John E Hoel, June 7, 1994: US05319705 (688 worldwide citation)

A method and system are disclosed for securely distributing a plurality of software files from a software distribution processor to a user processor, while selectively enabling the user processor to only use a subset of a lesser plurality of the software files. This is achieved by employing a custom ...


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John E King Jr, John R Nilsen: System for ordering items using an electronic catalogue. International Business Machines Corporation, Jesse L Abzug, Lauren C Bruzzone, June 7, 1994: US05319542 (591 worldwide citation)

The disclosed system facilitates the user in electronically ordering items from suppliers. The system is comprised of an Electronic Catlogue and an Electronic Requisition facility. The Electronic Catalogue includes a Public Catalog and a Private Catalogue. The Public Catalog is stored on a publicly ...


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Robert D Preuss, Salim E Roukos, A W F Huggins, Herbert Gish, Marcos A Bergamo, Patrick M Peterson, Alan G Derr: Embedded signalling. Bolt Beranek and Newman, Henry D Pahl Jr, June 7, 1994: US05319735 (577 worldwide citation)

A code signal representing a sequence of code symbols carrying digital information is generated with the frequency components of the code signal being essentially confined to a preselected signalling band lying within the bandwidth of an audio signal within which the code signal is to be embedded. T ...


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Philip R Lichtman: Surgical instrument for endoscopic surgery. Microsurge, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, June 7, 1994: US05318589 (507 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided that comprises two coaxial tubes mounted for relative telescoping motion, and a unitary jaw piece of springy material affixed to the remote end of one of said tubes and having two jaws normally biased apart to a selected open position. The other one of said tubes is ...


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W Leo Hoarty, Gary M Lauder: System for distributing customized commercials to television viewers. ICTV, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, June 7, 1994: US05319455 (446 worldwide citation)

An interactive multimedia system with distributed processing and storage of video picture information and associated data and sound in nodes disposed throughout a cable television distribution system. The nodes are coupled to the feeder cable of the cable distribution system. Each node in the system ...


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Hans Lange, Dirk Bocker, Hermann Edelmann, Wolfgang Rudinger, Herbert Argauer: Blood lancet device for withdrawing blood for diagnostic purposes. Boehringer Mannheim, Barnes & Thornburg, June 7, 1994: US05318584 (366 worldwide citation)

Blood lancet device for withdrawing blood for diagnostic purposes, in which with the aid of a lancet drive (3) in a housing (1) a lancet holder (6) with a lancet (34) positioned in it and moveable along a predetermined, straight puncture path is moved until the tip (35) of the lancet emerges from th ...


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Scott West, Richard Jaraczewski: Steerable electrode catheter. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend & Townsend Khourie & Crew, June 7, 1994: US05318525 (358 worldwide citation)

A steerable catheter suitable for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue comprises a catheter shaft with a deflectable tip at the distal end of the shaft. The tip is deflected by means of a shapable handle coupled to pull wires fastened to the distal end of the deflectable tip. A core wire extend ...


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Stephen J Shellhammer, Ming Hua Chen, Arman Nikzad: Method and apparatus for decoding two-dimensional bar code using CCD/CMD camera. Symbol Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, June 7, 1994: US05319181 (327 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for decoding a two-dimensional bar code symbol using a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera or a charge-modulation device (CMD) camera. The CCD/CMD camera takes pictures of the symbol and the picture is converted into digital data. The location and orientation of the two-dimensi ...


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James P Welch, Nathaniel M Sims: Network for portable patient monitoring devices. The General Hospital Corporation, Fish & Richardson, June 7, 1994: US05319363 (306 worldwide citation)

Multiple devices that are each suitable for use at a selected one of multiple locations are managed using a network of links that are each assigned to one of the locations. Each link is selectable between a state in which a device is not using the link and a state in which one or more devices are us ...



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