Adam Heller, Ruben Maidan: Interferant eliminating biosensor. E Heller & Company, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, October 18, 1994: US05356786 (941 worldwide citation)

Interferant eliminating analyte sensors and sensing process prevent erroneous assays. Glucose electrodes were coated with an oxidizing enzyme (peroxidase) which allows hydrogen peroxide to selectively oxidize ascorbate, urate, bilirubin, and acetaminophenol in the presence of glucose. Hydrogen perox ...

Robert O Banker, Jeffrey B Huppertz, Michael T Hayashi, David B Lett, Voytek E Godlewski, Michael W Raley: Method of providing video on demand with VCR like functions. Scientific Atlanta, Frederick W Powers III, Steven C Stewart, October 18, 1994: US05357276 (820 worldwide citation)

A near video on demand time shifting feature for a subscriber terminal emulates the video cassette recorder functions of pause, fast forward, and rewind for a NVOD service subscription. The subscriber terminal stores global transactions concerning NVOD events in an event portion of memory. The subsc ...

Edward V Thomas, Mark R Robinson, David M Haaland, Mary K Alam: Reliable noninvasive measurement of blood gases. Sandia Corporation, DeWitt M Morgan, October 18, 1994: US05355880 (396 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for, preferably, determining noninvasively and in vivo at least two of the five blood gas parameters (i.e., pH, PCO.sub.2, [HCO.sub.3.sup.- ], PO.sub.2, and O.sub.2 sat.) in a human. The non-invasive method includes the steps of: generating light at three or more different wave ...

Mark A Rydell: Bipolar electrosurgical scissors having nonlinear blades. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, October 18, 1994: US05356408 (395 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical scissors instrument comprising a proximal portion having a proximal linear axis and a distal blade portion having blade members with a nonlinear axis in relation to the proximal linear axis. The blade members each comprise an electrically conductive outer surface and an ele ...

Pauline A Langen, Jeffrey S Katz, Gayle Dempsey, James Pompano: Remote monitoring of high-risk patients using artificial intelligence. Digital Equipment Corporation, Rama B Nath, Ronald C Hudgens, Albert P Cefalo, October 18, 1994: US05357427 (395 worldwide citation)

Method and system for remote monitoring of high-risk patients using artificial intelligence. A plurality of high-risk patients can be simultaneously monitored without patient intervention. A patient hears questions in the doctor's voice at each monitoring encounter and responds. The patient's respon ...

Stephen M Rowland, Kimberly D Stanley: Biocompatible metal surfaces. Cordis Corporation, Lockwood Alex Fitzgibbon & Cummings, October 18, 1994: US05356433 (353 worldwide citation)

Metallic surfaces of medical devices or components of medical devices are provided that have enhanced biocompatibility properties. The surfaces are prepared by a two-step procedure including covalently linking an organosilane having amine reactive sites with the surface of the metallic member, typic ...

Ira M Rutkow, Alan W Robbins: Implantable mesh prosthesis and method for repairing muscle or tissue wall defects. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, October 18, 1994: US05356432 (339 worldwide citation)

An implantable prosthesis including a conical mesh plug having a pleated surface which conforms to the contours of the defect being repaired. Mesh filler material positioned in the plug stiffens the implant when it is compressed within the defect.

Stanley P Dabrowski, Mark Sincox: Double poker. John Edward Roethel, October 18, 1994: US05356140 (319 worldwide citation)

A player makes a wager to participate in the game and the player is dealt two distinct hands at the beginning of the game. Each hand is dealt from its own separate complete deck of cards. The player selects one of the hands to play and the unselected hand is voided or removed from use. The player pl ...

Harold M Martins, John T Rice, Lonnie E Paulos: Surgical anchor and method for deploying the same. Mitek Surgical Products, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, October 18, 1994: US05356413 (295 worldwide citation)

An anchor for attaching an object to a bone-like structure, and a method for deploying same is provided. The anchor includes a body and a plurality of barbs. The barbs are located in axially aligned, circumferentially spaced relation to each other about the body. Each barb is elastically deformable, ...

David G Luchaco, James M Yorgey: Lighting control system with priority override. Lutron Electronics Co, Warren W Kurz, October 18, 1994: US05357170 (287 worldwide citation)

An energy-saving lighting control system is selectively operable in either a normal mode, in which certain lighting parameters (e.g., maximum and minimum light levels, fade rates, etc.) are preset and lighting level is determined by which of a plurality of inputs requires the least electrical power, ...