Tom D Bennett, William J Combs, Kallok Michael J, Brian B Lee, Rahul Mehra, George J Klein: Subcutaneous multi-electrode sensing system, method and pacer. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, July 26, 1994: US05331966 (876 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing an enhanced capability of detecting and gathering electrical cardiac signals via an array of relatively closely spaced subcutaneous electrodes (located on the body of an implanted device) which may be employed with suitable switching circuits, signal processors, ...

George P Teitelbaum: Percutaneously-inserted cardiac valve. James H Laughlin Jr, July 26, 1994: US05332402 (714 worldwide citation)

A cardiac valve implanted within the heart is given where a expansible valve maintained in a collapsed form by cold temperature is percutaneously inserted along a releasable guide wire in a cooled sheath and when positioned is expanded by withdrawing the cold temperature.

Christian D Saether, Peter Stoppani Jr: System of device independent file directories using a tag between the directories and file descriptors that migrate with the files. Digital Equipment Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, July 26, 1994: US05333315 (673 worldwide citation)

A computer file system, having a multiplicity of distinct disk storage devices, includes a multiplicity of file directories, stored on various disks. Each file directory is used to translate file names into corresponding tag values. For each disk there is a file descriptor table with a file descript ...

Stephen C Robinson, Todd Olson, Dan Meiser, Gary Steed, Eric Huffman, Matthew Otten, Ronald VanOverloop, Darrel Powell, Thomas Knodell, Edward Rhad, Ralph Chen, Robert Cook: Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means. Ethicon, July 26, 1994: US05332142 (627 worldwide citation)

A stapler mechanism is described which contains a stapling assembly, and anvil assembly, firing means and knife means. These means are activated by a firing trigger. The anvil assembly is closed upon the stapling assembly by means of a closure trigger. The firing trigger is inoperable until the clos ...

Wade Boaz, Daniel D Elena, Michael Lucivero, Sarka Martinez, Ronald J Salpietra, Olga E Savastano, Ronald Soltis: Method and apparatus for message handling in computer systems. International Business Machines Corporation, J E Hoel, K A Seaman, July 26, 1994: US05333266 (622 worldwide citation)

An Integrated Messaging System which integrates mail from a plurality of mail servers handling messages of different media types such as text, voice, facsimile, video and image. The IMS maintains the in-basket for all mail systems, eliminating the need to collect each type of mail separately. Any te ...

Peter M Bonutti: Fluid operated retractors. Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, July 26, 1994: US05331975 (412 worldwide citation)

A fluid operated retractor for use in surgery. The retractor has a portion which is expandable upon the introduction of fluid under pressure. The expandable portion is made of a material strong enough, and is inflated to enough pressure, to spread adjoining tissues within the body. The retractor is ...

Anthony A Marnell II, Cary A Rehm: Apparatus and method for playing an electronic poker game. Rio Properties, July 26, 1994: US05332219 (320 worldwide citation)

An electronic poker game apparatus (10) including user-actuated input members (22) and an electronic game control device (42) electrically connected to input members (22) and responsive to user input to simulate play of a poker game. The game control device (42) generates a plurality of signals repr ...

Robert A Stevenson, Donald N Pruett: Feedthrough filter capacitor assembly for human implant. Maxwell Laboratories Sierra Capacitor Filter Division, Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry, July 26, 1994: US05333095 (300 worldwide citation)

A feedthrough filter capacitor assembly and related installation method are provided for shielding a conductive terminal pin or lead of the type used, for example, in an implantable medical device such as a heart pacemaker or defibrillator, against passage of external interference signals. The feedt ...

Phillip C Schultz: Stud poker game with variable position wild card. M P Software, July 26, 1994: US05332228 (230 worldwide citation)

An improved stud poker game which requires no decisions from the player after the initial bet is placed. Each hand has one guaranteed wild card that appears at a card position which is predetermined, and shown to the player, before the player's cards are dealt. In addition to the one guaranteed wild ...

Lance D Underwood, Harold D Johnson, Charles H Dewey: Method and apparatus for automatic closed loop drilling system. Halliburton Company, Michael F Heim, July 26, 1994: US05332048 (230 worldwide citation)

An automatic closed loop drilling system is disclosed for providing automatic directional drilling capabilities in a bottomhole assembly. The drilling system includes at least one adjustable stabilizer that varies in response to formational and drilling conditions encountered downhole. A microcontro ...