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Reese S Terry Jr, Joachim F Wernicke: Therapeutic treatment of sleep disorder by nerve stimulation. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh et al, August 9, 1994: US05335657 (844 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for treating and controlling sleep disorders by detecting the presence of the sleep disorder under treatment, and, in response, selectively applying a predetermined electrical signal to the patient's vagus nerve for stimulation thereof to alleviate the sleep disorder under treat ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Jeffrey J Blewett, Keith Ratcliff, Frank J Viola, Charles R Sherts: Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure and method of using the same. United States Surgical Corporation, August 9, 1994: US05336232 (443 worldwide citation)

Approximating apparatus for surgical jaw structure is provided which effects substantially parallel approximation of first and second surgical jaw structure to permit substantially parallel working interaction therebetween. The approximating apparatus includes camming structure for engaging at least ...


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Ynjiun P Wang, Jerome Swartz, Daniel R McGlynn: Record with encoded data. Symbol Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, August 9, 1994: US05337361 (441 worldwide citation)

A record contains a graphic image and an information area which are interrelated to discourage misuse of the record. The information area can overlay the graphic image and include information encoded in a error-correctable, machine-readable format which allows recovery of the information despite dis ...


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David C Strack, Linda A Connor, Sharon W Gwaltney, Ann L McCormack, Susan E Shawver, Jay S Shultz: Nonwoven fabric made with multicomponent polymeric strands including a blend of polyolefin and ethylene alkyl acrylate copolymer. Kimberly Clark Corporation, William D Herrick, Michael U Lee, August 9, 1994: US05336552 (418 worldwide citation)

A nonwoven fabric made with multicomponent polymeric strands includes a blend of a polyolefin and ethylene alkyl acrylate in one side or the sheath of the multicomponent polymeric strands. The fabric has improved abrasion resistance, strength, toughness and softness properties. Composite materials i ...


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Wayne A Noda: Dual ligating and dividing apparatus. Laparomed Corporation, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, August 9, 1994: US05336229 (390 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an apparatus and method for tissue ligation and transection. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus comprises a shaft with a slot at the distal end in which a tissue structure may be positioned. A suture is mounted about the periphery of the slot with a free end of the sutur ...


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Edwin L Adair: Parallel channel fixation, repair and ligation suture device. Fields Lewis Pittenger Rost & Smith, August 9, 1994: US05336231 (388 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic fixation, repair and ligation suture; and device has a central passageway with first and second parallel channels on opposite sides thereof. A suture extends through the central channel passageway and has a loop with a slip knot on the distal end and a pull on the proximal end. By pul ...


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Donald M Cohen: System and method for implanting cardiac electrical leads. Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, August 9, 1994: US05336252 (385 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and method for implanting electric leads in the pericardial space of a heart. The system includes a suction cup mounted to the distal end of a guiding catheter. A vacuum pump evacuates the guiding catheter whereby the suction cup is held against the pericardiu ...


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Dallas W Anderson: Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to tissue using a clamp. Premier Laser Systems, Steven C Stewart, James H Beusse, August 9, 1994: US05336221 (324 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for applying optical or other thermal energy to tissue using a clamp. The energy is supplied at a frequency which biologically welds or fuses tissue. A material that is transmissive to the energy treatment frequency is embedded in one or more jaws of the clamp and engage the t ...


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Thomas S Hughes, Gustavo Molina: System for remote purchase payment transactions and remote bill payments. Lee W Tower, August 9, 1994: US05336870 (321 worldwide citation)

It is the object of this invention to provide a terminal and system to allow debit and credit card holders the ability to conveniently perform various transactions from their home or office. The terminal is a single device, which has an alphabetic QWERTY keyboard, a numeric touch tone type keypad, m ...


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Dana W Ryan, Charles R Slater, Matthew S Solar, David Turkel: Tubing for endoscopic electrosurgical suction-irrigation instrument. Symbiosis Corporation, David P Gordon, August 9, 1994: US05336220 (306 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of flexible plastic tubing are disclosed for connection to an endoscopic instrument having suction, irrigation and electrocautery capabilities, with the electrocautery capability requiring connection to an electrical wire. Generally, the tubing is an integral, extruded flexible p ...