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Fred C Thomas, James Bero, Robert Short, Paul R Johnson: Apparatus for and method of verifying etching of optical servo information on magnetic media. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, August 2, 1994: US05334849 (10 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for etching a point on the surface of a magnetic medium to reduce the reflectivity of the point and for verifying that proper etching occurred. A light source provides a collimated incident beam of light. The incident beam is focused to a point on the medium and a portion of ...


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Paul C Nardella: Fluid cooled ablation catheter. American Cardiac Ablation Co, Lahive & Cockfield, August 2, 1994: US05334193 (856 worldwide citation)

A thin, elongate and flexible ablation catheter, suitable for delivery to an internal organ, comprises a fluid delivery lumen centrally located within the catheter, and first and second electrodes disposed on an outer surface of the catheter. The electrodes preferably are helically oriented about th ...


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David G Wuchinich: Endoscopic electrosurgical apparatus. Valleylab, Pennie & Edmonds, August 2, 1994: US05334183 (750 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a surgical apparatus having four general embodiments: (1) the use of an ultrasonic vibrator and a radio frequency generator to simultaneously cut and cauterize tissue, (2) the use of an ultrasonic vibrator to cut tissue coupled with the independent use of a radio frequency ...


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E Earle Thompson, Gerald G Birdwell: Communication system and methods for enhanced information transfer. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thomas G Eschweiller, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, August 2, 1994: US05335276 (691 worldwide citation)

A communication system (20) is provided with multiple purpose personal communication devices (50 and 150). Each communication device (50 and 150) includes a touch-sensitive visual display (60 and 160) to communicate text and graphic information to and from the user and for operating the communicatio ...


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Gladwin S Das: Septal defect closure device. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Fredrikson & Byron, August 2, 1994: US05334217 (623 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and a method for closing septal defects and the like. The system includes a closure device having a pair of occluding disks, each disk being formed of a membrane and an elastically deformable frame carried about the periphery of the membrane. The frame, which ...


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John C Harvey, James W Cuddihy: Signal processing appparatus and methods. The Personalized Mass Media Corporation, Howrey & Simon, August 2, 1994: US05335277 (613 worldwide citation)

A unified system of programing communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a p ...


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James R Simms, Charles G Simms, Daniel D Moore Jr: Personal security system. Royal W Craig, August 2, 1994: US05334974 (604 worldwide citation)

A fully automatic personal security system which combines the advantages of worldwide LORAN-C or GPS navigation with the substantially worldwide communication capabilities of a cellular telephone or communication satellite. The security system comprises a mobile unit which communicates emergency dat ...


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Shenshen Wu: Polyurethane golf ball. Acushnet Co, Pennie & Edmonds, August 2, 1994: US05334673 (532 worldwide citation)

The golf ball is made from a composition of a polyurethane prepolymer and a slow-reacting polyamine curing agent and/or a difunctional glycol. The slow-reacting polyamine curing agents and difunctional glycols are 3,5-dimethylthio-2,4-toluenediamine; 3,5-dimethylthio-2,6-toluenediamine; N,N'-dialkyl ...


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Lauren O Main, Richard L Grant: Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, August 2, 1994: US05333773 (322 worldwide citation)

A sealed 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 ...


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Stanford R Ovshinsky, Stephen J Hudgens, David A Strand, Wolodymyr Czubatyj, Jesus Gonzalez Hernandez, Hellmut Fritzsche, Qiuyi Ye, Sergey A Kostylev, Benjamin S Chao: Homogeneous composition of microcrystalline semiconductor material, semiconductor devices and directly overwritable memory elements fabricated therefrom, and arrays fabricated from the memory elements. Marvin S Siskind, August 2, 1994: US05335219 (298 worldwide citation)

A unique class of microcrystalline semiconductor materials which can be modulated, within a crystalline phase, to assume any one of a large dynamic range of different Fermi level positions while maintaining a substantially constant band gap over the entire range, even after a modulating field has be ...



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