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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Keith Ratcliff, Charles R Sherts: Apparatus and method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, June 20, 1995: US05425745 (659 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing. A tubular collar disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal position to bias th ...


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John W Brantigan: Prosthetic implant for intervertebral spinal fusion. Hill Steadman & Simpson, June 20, 1995: US05425772 (582 worldwide citation)

Block or plug implants provide weight-bearing support for adjacent vertebrae in a vertebral column while allowing sufficient area between and beside the plugs for packing of autologous bone graft to allow bony healing and fusion. The plugs have a laterally directed slot to allow ingrowth of blood su ...


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Lawrence M Boyd, Richard M Salib, Kenneth A Pettine: Intervertebral disk arthroplasty device. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 20, 1995: US05425773 (525 worldwide citation)

A disk arthroplasty device (310) is provided for replacement of a spinal disk. The device is implantable into a resected disk space and is formed with ball (346) and socket (326) members and shaped to provide lateral bending and backward extension of up to about 5.degree. and forward flexion of up t ...


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Randy T Ong: Programmable logic device which stores more than one configuration and means for switching configurations. Xilinx, Edel M Young, Greg T Sueoka, June 20, 1995: US05426378 (414 worldwide citation)

A programmable logic device includes a configuration memory expanded to store two or more complete sets of configuration data. A switch on the output of the configuration memory controls the selection of the configuration data applied to the configurable logic block. Each configurable logic block ha ...


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Max Abecassis: Transaction protection system. June 20, 1995: US05426281 (371 worldwide citation)

A transaction protection system is provided that permits non-related third parties to offer an impartial, readily accessible standardized service that will protect and encompass any moneys that are tendered by an individual or business entity to a transaction in relation to a second business or enti ...


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John W Jessen: Anastomosis stent and stent selection system. Avatar Design and Development, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, June 20, 1995: US05425739 (334 worldwide citation)

A stent or support is disclosed for use in the connection or anastomosis of severed vessels to support and seal the anastomotic site. The stent includes substantially cylindrical sections separated by a tapered transitional region. The cylindrical sections are provided with flanges that define taper ...


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Jack Fagan, L Ven Raman, George Duval, Gerry Ouellette: Occluder for repair of cardiac and vascular defects. C R Bard, Morgan & Finnegan, June 20, 1995: US05425744 (317 worldwide citation)

A device for the percutaneous transluminal repair of septal defects is disclosed. The device comprises first and second expandable occluders fastened to each other, each occluder including a framework having a central hub with elongated struts radiating therefrom. The struts are constructed such tha ...


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James A Wright, Ali Saidi: Electronic greeting card store and communication system. Motorola, Keith A Chanroo, June 20, 1995: US05426594 (296 worldwide citation)

An electronic greeting card communication system (100) includes a first personal communicator (102), an electronic mail server (136), and a second personal communicator (102). The first personal communicator accepts off-line selection of an electronic greeting card from a user (502), and then transm ...


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William B Hutchinson Jr: Endoscopic hernia repair clip and method. Lyon & Lyon, June 20, 1995: US05425740 (273 worldwide citation)

A clip unit for hernia repair surgery has first and second arms joined at a hinge joint. A latch or hook locks the arms together after they are closed. A mesh material extends around the outside edges of the clip. In use, the clip is placed over a portion of the elevated peritoneum and then closed a ...


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Alan R Shapiro, Donald A Kay, Clair L Strohl Jr: Catheter depth, position and orientation location system. Navion Biomedical Corporation, Brian M Dingman, June 20, 1995: US05425367 (267 worldwide citation)

A system for externally locating the depth and orientation of a catheter in tissue with an external probe which generates a virtual rotating magnetic field. The catheter includes an inductive coil for developing an induced signal in response to the virtual rotating magnetic field. An indicating devi ...



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