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Janez Funda, David A LaRose, Russell H Taylor: System and method for augmentation of endoscopic surgery. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, May 23, 1995: US05417210 (719 worldwide citation)

The present method and apparatus use image processing to determine information about the position of a designated object. The invention is particularly useful in applications where the object is difficult to view or locate. In particular, the invention is used in endoscopic surgery to determine posi ...


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Enrique J Klein, T Daniel Gross, Tomoaki Hinohara, James W Vetter: Device and method for the percutaneous suturing of a vascular puncture site. Perclose Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, May 23, 1995: US05417699 (668 worldwide citation)

A suture applying device comprises a shaft which carries a pair of needles near its distal end. The needles are joined by a length of suture, and the shaft is used to both introduce the needles into a lumen of a body structure and to push the needles back through tissue on either side of the punctur ...


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Richard Allen: Apparatus and method for an on demand data delivery system for the preview, selection, retrieval and reproduction at a remote location of previously recorded or programmed materials. Mauro Premutico, May 23, 1995: US05418713 (550 worldwide citation)

An on demand data delivery system is provided for the manufacture of original content recordings at a remote location. A data capture facility for retrieving data from an item of material is connected to a data resampling means for compressing data which is accessible to a storage facility connected ...


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Warren P Williamson IV: Staple cartridge for a surgical stapler. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, May 23, 1995: US05417361 (469 worldwide citation)

A staple cartridge for a surgical stapler includes a staple drive member which is driven by longitudinal movement of a cam through the surgical stapler for firing at least one surgical staple. The staple drive member comprises a staple drive element having a staple driving surface in association wit ...


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David G Bird: Location of missing vehicles. Trimble Navigation, John Schipper, May 23, 1995: US05418537 (392 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for determining the present location of a missing vehicle, such as an automobile or marine vessel, using a Global Positioning System that receives GPS signals from two or more GPS satellites. A GPS antenna, GPS signal receiver/processor, a paging responder, a cellular telephone ...


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John O Hayhurst: Apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue. Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, May 23, 1995: US05417691 (391 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for manipulating and anchoring tissue is provided. The invention is directed to solving the problem of manipulating and anchoring tissue within a joint when access to that tissue is limited, for example, during arthroscopic surgery. The apparatus includes an anchor member (10 ...


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Paul C Nardella, David C Yates: Bipolar electrosurgical trocar. Medical Scientific, Ethicon Endo Surgery, William C Geary III, Lahive & Cockfield, May 23, 1995: US05417687 (389 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an electrosurgical tissue penetrating probe (e.g., a trocar) for use with surgical procedures such as a laproscopy. The trocar has a stylet disposed within the housing member, having an active electrode disposed on a distal end thereof to deliver electrosurgical energy to the ...


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Marc Damashek: Method of retrieving documents that concern the same topic. The United States of America represented by the Director of National Security Agency, Thomas O Maser, Robert D Morelli, May 23, 1995: US05418951 (382 worldwide citation)

A method of identifying, retrieving, or sorting documents by language or topic involving the steps of creating an n-gram array for each document in a database, parsing an unidentified document or query into n-grams, assigning a weight to each n-gram, removing the commonality from the n-grams, compar ...


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Eliyahou Harari, Robert D Norman, Sanjay Mehrotra: Flash EEPROM system with erase sector select. Sundisk Corporation, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, May 23, 1995: US05418752 (376 worldwide citation)

A system of Flash EEprom memory chips with controlling circuits serves as non-volatile memory such as that provided by magnetic disk drives. Improvements include selective multiple sector erase, in which any combinations of Flash sectors may be erased together. Selective sectors among the selected c ...


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John G Breeding: Progressive wagering method and game. Shuffle Master, Dorsey & Whitney, May 23, 1995: US05417430 (358 worldwide citation)

A progressive jackpot wagering game and method, including a playing card wagering game, involves placing a game wager and an optional jackpot wager. Cards are dealt by the dealer, two face down to the dealer and three face down to each player. Players inspect or "sweat" their cards and the dealer as ...



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