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Johannes H L Hogen Esch: Implantable biomedical sensor device, suitable in particular for measuring the concentration of glucose. N V Nederlandsche Apparatenfabriek Nedap, Jacobson Price Holman & Stern, December 13, 1994: US05372133 (592 worldwide citation)

Implantable biomedical sensor device for measuring in vivo the presence and/or concentration of physiological substances, such as the concentration of glucose, in a human or animal body. A miniaturized electronic responder (1) arranged in a closed housing (2) of biocompatible material in an electrom ...


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Michael S Klicek, William G Paterson: Apparatus for leakage control and method for its use. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, December 13, 1994: US05372596 (368 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method find leakage due to tissue load or transients and has active and return electrodes for RF energy sensed by transformers for a circuit that finds leakage at more than two thousand times per second or a frequency dependent on the phase shift between voltage and current. Software a ...


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Donald R Titterington, Loc V Bui, Linda M Hirschy, Harold: Indirect printing process for applying selective phase change ink compositions to substrates. Tektronix, Ralph D Alessandro, December 13, 1994: US05372852 (361 worldwide citation)

A phase change ink composition is indirectly applied to a substrate by raising the temperature of the phase change ink composition to form a liquid phase change ink composition, applying droplets of the phase change ink composition in a liquid phase to a liquid intermediate transfer surface on a sol ...


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Thomas P Branch: Method and apparatus for re-approximating tissue. Jones Askew & Lunsford, December 13, 1994: US05372146 (305 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses are described for attaching tendons, ligaments, or other tissue to bone, which includes the use of adjustable head members positioned along filament members. Also disclosed are methods and apparatuses for mending breaks in tissue such as skin or meniscal layers tissue such as ...


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Walter G Campbell, Charles J Garland, David A Hollowell, Robert Orleanski, Carol A Wegrzynowicz: Transmission of check images by way of a public switched telephone network. AT&T, Eugene S Indyk, Stuart H Mayer, December 13, 1994: US05373550 (299 worldwide citation)

Checks used to effectuate commercial and private transactions may be cleared through the banking system by transporting images of those checks between sending institutions and receiving institutions in forward and reverse flow paths between banks of first deposit and payor banks. The check images ar ...


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Robert R Steuer, David H Harris: System and method for noninvasive hematocrit monitoring. Noninvasive Medical Technology Corporation, Workman Nydegger & Jensen, December 13, 1994: US05372136 (298 worldwide citation)

A system for determining the hematocrit transcutaneously and noninvasively. Disclosed are a finger clip assembly and an earlobe clip assembly, each including at least a pair of emitters and a photodiode in appropriate alignment to enable operation in either a transmissive mode or a reflectance mode. ...


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Leopold Cohen, Charles I Bernhaut, Robert T Grindell: Promotional game method and apparatus therefor. UC NWIN Systems, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, December 13, 1994: US05373440 (290 worldwide citation)

A patron inserts a coded game card into a game machine which reads the code and determines whether the game card has been played within a designated time period. If the game card has been played within such period, the game machine is not permitted to operate and a message will be generated. If the ...


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Stephen F Badylak, Leslie A Geddes, K Donald Shelbourne, Gary C Lantz, Arthur C Coffey: Graft for promoting autogenous tissue growth. Purdue Research Foundation, Barnes & Thornburg, December 13, 1994: US05372821 (282 worldwide citation)

Surgical repair of diseased or damaged endogenous connective tissue can be accomplished using a tissue graft formed from a delaminated segment of intestinal tissue. The tissue graft comprises the intestinal tunica submucosa and basilar mucosa tissue delaminated from the tunica muscularis and the lum ...


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Phillip C Burke: Method of removing plaque using catheter cutter with torque control. Device for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, December 13, 1994: US05372602 (280 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a motor drive unit for use in conjunction with an atherectomy device which limits the torque exerted on a drive cable for rotating a cutting blade in the device. In a preferred embodiment, a motor drive unit includes a motor having a shaft coupled to the drive cable for rotati ...


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Robert J Crowley, Lucien A Couvillon Jr, John E Abele: Acousting imaging catheters and the like. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, December 13, 1994: US05372138 (267 worldwide citation)

Acoustic imaging balloon catheters formed by a disposable liquid-confining sheath supporting a high fidelity, flexible drive shaft which carries on its end an ultrasound transducer and includes an inflatable dilatation balloon. The shaft and transducer rotate with sufficient speed and fidelity to pr ...