William C Arnold, David M Chess, Jeffrey O Kephart, Steven R White: Automatic immune system for computers and computer networks. International Business Machines Corporation, Perman & Green, August 8, 1995: US05440723 (508 worldwide citation)

A method includes the following component steps, or some functional subset of these steps: (A) periodic monitoring of a data processing system (10) for anomalous behavior that may indicate the presence of an undesirable software entity such as a computer virus, worm, or Trojan Horse; (B) automatic s ...

David E Shapiro: Method and instruments for performing arthroscopic spinal surgery. Shapiro Partners, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, August 8, 1995: US05439464 (428 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for performing an arthroscopic spinal laminectomy or similar surgical procedure includes a plurality of cannulas which are individually inserted, in a predetermined sequence, into predetermined areas of a patient's spinal column. The first inserted cannula has a tissue manipul ...

Thomas J Quinn: Gyroscopic pointer. Gyration, Albert C Smith, August 8, 1995: US05440326 (425 worldwide citation)

A vertical gyroscope is adapted for use as a pointing device for controlling the position of a cursor on the display of a computer. A motor at the core of the gyroscope is suspended by two pairs of orthogonal gimbals from a hand-held controller device and nominally oriented with its spin axis vertic ...

Richard C Gunderson, James S Sharrow, Jeffrey A McBroom: Method of diagnosing tissue with guidewire. SpectraScience, August 8, 1995: US05439000 (388 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a guidewire which incorporates an optical fiber and associated diagnostic apparatus for diagnosing tissue in vivo. Use of the present invention provides for diagnosis of tissue and tailoring of the therapeutic portion of the procedure to the tissue or condition identif ...

Annamarie B Prewett, Roger C Stikeleather, Simon Bogdansky, Robert K O Leary: Shaped, swollen demineralized bone and its use in bone repair. Osteotech, Dilworth & Barrese, August 8, 1995: US05439684 (355 worldwide citation)

A shaped piece of swollen demineralized bone which can also be plasticized is provided for use in surgical bone repair.

Robert Farinelli, Thomas P Carrin: Audio distribution system having programmable zoning features. Square D Company, Larry I Golden, Kareem M Irfan, August 8, 1995: US05440644 (352 worldwide citation)

A signal distribution and communication arrangement includes an electronic processor-based master control unit which controls the broadcast of different types of signals through speakers located in various zones. The system includes a telephone interfaced with a door speaker controller to allow comm ...

Daniel Shichman, Boris Zvenyatsky: Surgical clip. United States Surigcal Corporation, August 8, 1995: US05439479 (319 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip which comprises a staple having a central portion and first and second legs extending from said central portion. A retainer is provided having an opening dimensioned for passage of an end portion of each of said legs when the legs are bent from an open position to a closed position. ...

Kinney C Bacon, R Thomas Haman, David B Lett, Robert O Banker, Michael P Harney: Reprogrammable subscriber terminal. Scientific Atlanta, Jones & Askew, August 8, 1995: US05440632 (317 worldwide citation)

A reprogrammable subscriber terminal of a subscription television service which can have the control program code of its control processor modified by downloading new program code from the headend. The control processor stores a boot program in an internal read only memory. Upon start up and resets, ...

Roger J Card, Jean Pierre Feraud, Paul R Howard: Control of particulate flowback in subterranean wells. Dowell a Division of Schlumberger Technology, John E Vick Jr, August 8, 1995: US05439055 (312 worldwide citation)

The addition of fibrous materials in intimate mixture with particulates for fracturing and gravel packing decreases or eliminates the flowback of proppant and/or formation fines while stabilizing the sand pack and lowering the demand for high polymer loadings in the placement fluids. Preferred fiber ...

Richard L Grant, Michael Lang, Philip J Churchill, W Thompson Lawrence: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, August 8, 1995: US05439156 (299 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a flexible support shaft to an actuator handle assembly. The support shaft is capable of bending in any radial direction relative ...