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Stephen P A Fodor, Michael C Pirrung, J Leighton Read, Lubert Stryer: Array of oligonucleotides on a solid substrate. Affymax Technologies, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, August 29, 1995: US05445934 (863 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for preparation of a substrate containing a plurality of sequences. Photoremovable groups are attached to a surface of a substrate. Selected regions of the substrate are exposed to light so as to activate the selected areas. A monomer, also containing a photoremovable group, i ...


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Jeff K Wilkins: Communication system and method with demographically or psychographically defined audiences. Thomas J McFarlane, August 29, 1995: US05446919 (686 worldwide citation)

A communication system capable of targeting a demographically or psychographically defined audience. A master database (20) is maintained, containing demographic and psychographic information about each audience member. This information is transmitted and stored in a channel selection/decoder (100) ...


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Mark A Rydell, Joseph A O Brien: Bipolar coagulation and cutting forceps. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai, August 29, 1995: US05445638 (580 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical device for coagulating and cutting tissue has an elongated tubular member from which a bipolar tissue cutting forceps and cutting instrument extends at the distal end. The cutting instrument is connected to a moveable rod extending through the lumen of the tubular member. A ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, James D Corin: Intervertebral reamer construction. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, August 29, 1995: US05445639 (449 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool for use in spinal stabilization for fusing contiguous vertebra in an animal spine. The tool includes a distal end having external dimensions sized for the distal end to be inserted within the animal body and located against a tissue layer between contiguous vertebra. Cutting blades a ...


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Craig A Kaplan, James R Chen, David C Fallside, Justine R Fenwick, Mitchell D Forcier, Gregory J Wolff: System for adjusting hypertext links with weighed user goals and activities. International Business Machines Corporation, Baker Maxham Jester & Meador, August 29, 1995: US05446891 (436 worldwide citation)

A smart hypermedia system that acquires user characteristics either directly or inferentially. Simple associative networks serve to model user profiles, including relationships between user goals and the hypermedia information nodes. Hypermedia links to other nodes are recommended by ranking a link ...


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Russell H Taylor: System for advising a surgeon. International Business Machines Corporation, Perman & Green, August 29, 1995: US05445166 (376 worldwide citation)

The system is for assisting a surgeon in positioning an article relative to a target position. The system includes a computer for determining a surgical plan, sensors for sensing execution of the surgical plan by the surgeon, an advisor for advising the surgeon based upon comparison of the surgical ...


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Charles L Euteneuer, Phlayne M Fraser, Paul H Burmeister, Dean A Peterson: Single layer hydraulic sheath stent delivery apparatus and method. Scimed Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, August 29, 1995: US05445646 (357 worldwide citation)

A delivery system for implantation of a self-expanding stent in a vessel is consists of an elongate flexible catheter for delivering a self-expanding stent to a predetermined location in a vessel. The stent surrounds the flexible catheter near its distal end and is held in a delivery configuration w ...


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Lee H Gerig, Sabry F El Hakim: Patient positioning and monitoring system. Siemens Medical Systems, Lawrence C Edelman, August 29, 1995: US05446548 (340 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a remote sensing system for real time monitoring of patient position which can report variations in patient setup from day to day as well as motion during individual treatments. In particular, an embodiment of the present invention includes: (a) a source of radiation for app ...


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Alan K Plyley, Floyd L Foslien, John M Barker, Robert W Petrich: Safety device for a surgical stapler cartridge. United States Surgical Corporation, August 29, 1995: US05445304 (337 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a staple cartridge assembly adapted for use in a surgical stapler having a cartridge retention portion and an anvil portion which are movable between a closed position and an open position. The cartridge assembly comprises (1) a firing assembly for firing staples which ...


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Scott N Carney, George L Lauro, Eric L Krenz, Sanjar Ghaem: RF tagging system including RF tags with variable frequency resonant circuits. Motorola, Phillip H Melamed, August 29, 1995: US05446447 (327 worldwide citation)

An RF tagging system which provides a large number of potential identification codes without increasing the physical size of RF tags used therein includes a plurality of RF tags (20, 90, 140, 230, 250) and an external reader (200). Each RF tag includes at least one resonant circuit (22, 92, 142, 231 ...