Raymond Heidel, Richard E Snider: Touch screen video gaming machine. Bally Gaming International, Jenner & Block, August 30, 1994: US05342047 (995 worldwide citation)

In video lottery terminals that employ touch screens to permit a number of different games to be played on the same machine, the play of certain games can be improved by using electromechanical game buttons in conjunction with touch screen controls.

Gregory L Ruff: Inserting device for a barbed tissue connector. Dermagraphics, Richard W Evans, August 30, 1994: US05342376 (678 worldwide citation)

An inserting device is disclosed for positioning a barbed tissue connector in tissue to close a wound. The barbed tissue connector is of a type which includes a generally rigid elongated body having a pointed leading end and a plurality of axially spaced barbs on the elongated body. The inserting de ...

Richard S Stack: Method and device for vascular repair. Duke University, Cushman Darby & Cushman, August 30, 1994: US05342393 (555 worldwide citation)

A method and device are provided for sealing a perforation in the wall of, for example, a blood vessel. The device is in the form of a two part closure which seals the hole by clamping the tissue surrounding the hole from both the inside and the outside of the vessel. In accordance with one exemplar ...

Peter K Jarrett, Donald J Casey, Louis Rosati: Absorbable surgical repair devices. American Cyanamid Co, C F Costello Jr, August 30, 1994: US05342395 (548 worldwide citation)

A load-bearing, bioabsorbable surgical repair device manufactured from a copolymer having a plurality of first linkages of lactide or lactide/glycolide, and a plurality of second linkages of a polymer having a glass transition temperature below ambient temperature. The second linkages preferably are ...

Paul C Nardella: Fluid cooled electrosurgical cauterization system. American Cardiac Ablation Co, Lahive & Cockfield, August 30, 1994: US05342357 (546 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe is disclosed which provides the ability to both cut and cauterize tissue. The probe includes at least one cauterization electrode mounted upon a distal portion of the electrode and adapted to deliver electrosurgical energy to tissue. Further, a central lumen is disposed with ...

Paul C Nardella: Ablation catheter positioning system. American Cardiac Ablation Co, Lahive & Cockfield, August 30, 1994: US05341807 (525 worldwide citation)

A multi-electrode cardiac catheter has pairs of electrodes connected to sensing circuitry to produce a differential signal. The sensing output is sharply defined and self-normalizing. Preferably a catheter ablation tip electrode is an electrode of one pair, and the differential signal becomes non-ze ...

Kevin K Tidemand: Combination bipolar scissors and forceps instrument. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, August 30, 1994: US05342381 (521 worldwide citation)

A hand operable bipolar combination scissors and forceps instrument. The instrument comprises two interfacing blade members wherein at least one blade member is pivotable in relation to the other blade member and wherein each blade member is an electrode to which current can flow. Each blade member ...

Jack H Yuan, Gheorghe Samachisa, Daniel C Guterman, Eliyahou Harari: Dense vertical programmable read only memory cell structure and processes for making them. SunDisk Corporation, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, August 30, 1994: US05343063 (520 worldwide citation)

A memory array of PROM, EPROM or EEPROM cells has each cell formed in a trench of a thick oxide layer deposited on a silicon substrate, in a manner that a significant portion of opposing areas of the floating gate and control gate of each cell which provide capacitive coupling between them are forme ...

Melvin S Cook: Staples. Kaplan and Mugno, August 30, 1994: US05342396 (518 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical staple is disclosed wherein predetermined regions of the staple legs are weakened to cause bending and deformation of said legs in a controlled manner. The staple provides a uniform compression of a tissue into which it is inserted.

John P Lappington, Susan K Marshall: Transaction based interactive television system. Zing Systems, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, August 30, 1994: US05343239 (492 worldwide citation)

An interactive television system where interactive information is inserted in the vertical blanking interval of a standard television signal. The signal is received and decoded by a stetop decoder which sends the decoded signal via an infrared signal to a handheld device. The viewer using the handhe ...