Joseph W Canon: Progressive jackpot gaming system with enhanced accumulator. Mikohn, Robin Blecker Daley & Driscoll, September 6, 1994: US05344144 (729 worldwide citation)

An accumulator for a multiple jackpot gaming system wherein the accumulator has the facility for date stamping jackpot-wins, recording the identification of devices and changes being made by such devices to its data and/or programming, allocating coins-in to one or more jackpot groups and/or to one ...

Janet S DeBusk, Margaret M Felice: Sterile system for dressing vascular access site. DeRoyal, Luedeka Neely & Graham, September 6, 1994: US05344415 (511 worldwide citation)

The specification discloses a sterile system and associated method for dressing vascular access sites in the skin penetrated by needles or catheters. The system includes a sealed container defining a sterile enclosure within which are provided dressing components including a sterile absorbent pad fo ...

Robert A Clarke, Robin G Pauley, Ronald S Hill, James H Brauker, Shmuel Sternberg, Daniel R Boggs: Closed porous chambers for implanting tissue in a host. Baxter International, Paul C Flattery, Sarah E Bates, Daniel D Ryan, September 6, 1994: US05344454 (464 worldwide citation)

Improved Implant assemblies and methodologies provide immuno-protection for implanted allografts, xenografts, and isografts. The assemblies and methodologies establish an improved chamber for holding the implanted cells. The chambers include first and second wall elements and an intermediate sealing ...

Gerhard Pross, Malte Schlueter: Method and system for monitoring vital signs. Hewlett Packard Company, September 6, 1994: US05343869 (422 worldwide citation)

A portable hand-held monitor (1) for monitoring vital signs is connected, via a single connector (7), with a cable (9). This cable ends up in a combiner (10) which, in turn, receives plugs (12a to 12d) leading, via cables (11a to 11d), to single sensors or transducers applied to a patient. Portable ...

Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan: Method and system for stent delivery. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 6, 1994: US05344426 (394 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system having an expandable stent in a contracted condition positioned on an expandable member, such as an inflatable balloon, disposed on the distal portion of an elongated catheter body. A guidewire extends through an inner lumen within the elongated catheter body and out its dist ...

Alex J Severinsky: Hybrid electric vehicle. September 6, 1994: US05343970 (322 worldwide citation)

An improved hybrid electric vehicle includes an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Both the motor and the engine provide torque to drive the vehicle directly through a controllable torque transfer unit. Typically at low speeds or in traffic, the electric motor alone drives the vehicle ...

Roy Gravener, Ernie Aranyi, Boris Zvenyatsky: Surgical fastener apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, September 6, 1994: US05344060 (309 worldwide citation)

An instrument for cutting body tissue and applying a plurality of two part surgical fasteners to the body tissue on each side of the cut. The instrument includes a U-shaped distal portion, and a body having a longitudinal portion for enclosing an axial drive means for pushing fasteners into position ...

Grazyna E Kmiecik Lawrynowicz, Raj D Patel, Michael A Hopper: Process of making toner compositions. Xerox Corporation, E O Palazzo, September 6, 1994: US05344738 (299 worldwide citation)

A process for the preparation of toner compositions with a volume median particle size of from about 1 to about 25 microns, which process comprises:

Lynn M Otten: Catheter with retractable anchor mechanism. Medtronic, Harold R Patton, Terry L Wiles, September 6, 1994: US05344439 (278 worldwide citation)

A catheter with a retractable anchor mechanism for providing drugs and/or electrical stimulation to the human body. The catheter has a flexible tubular casing consisting of a outer member and an inner member which enclose at least one lumen. The retractable anchor mechanism is located near the dista ...

Nabil Hilal, Said S Hilal: Surgical trocar. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Richard L Myers, September 6, 1994: US05344420 (269 worldwide citation)

A surgical trocar includes an operative sleeve adapted for disposition across a tissue barrier and an obturator removably disposed in the sleeve. A source of energy is introduced to a cutting element disposed at the distal end of the obturator for energizing the cutting element to cut tissue barrier ...