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Gregory Pinchasik, Jacob Richter: Articulated stent. Medinol, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, September 12, 1995: US05449373 (665 worldwide citation)

An articulated stent for delivering through a bodily conduit, for example, a peripheral or coronary artery, which has one or more curved portions and for implantation therein. The articulated stent includes at least two substantially rigid segments and a flexible connector for connecting adjacent se ...


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James M Jensen, Robert B Graybill, Sayed Hassan, Wendell D Lynch, Wayne Sabin: Apparatus and methods for including codes in audio signals and decoding. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Curtis Morris & Safford Flanagan III, September 12, 1995: US05450490 (533 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for including a code having at least one code frequency component in an audio signal are provided. The abilities of various frequency components in the audio signal to mask the code frequency component to human hearing are evaluated and based on these evaluations an amplitude i ...


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Alfred Thomas, William A Gwiasda: Reel-type slot machine with supplemental payoff. WMS Gaming, Rockey Rifkin and Ryther, September 12, 1995: US05449173 (528 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, a wildcard symbol is provided at a stop position of one of the reels in a typical reel-type slot machine. In addition to the usual spin and payoff cycle of such a machine, the appearance of the wildcard on the pay line is used to trigger a supplemental pay off und ...


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Dale F Schmaltz, Larry Walter, Thomas Holman, Gary Kostur: Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture. SCIMED Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, September 12, 1995: US05449372 (423 worldwide citation)

A temporary stent for supporting a region of a vessel in a body comprising a composite stent portion and an actuator portion and methods for the use and manufacture thereof. The composite stent portion is comprised of an elongate perfusable vessel supporting portion adapted to be configurable betwee ...


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Michael P Dayton: Minimally invasive bioactivated endoprosthesis for vessel repair. John S Munday, Stephen G Stanton, September 12, 1995: US05449382 (381 worldwide citation)

A minimally invasive bioactivated endoprosthesis device for vessel repair. The device comprises a stent which is formed from metal or polymers into a predetermined shape which includes a plurality of holes patterned with a desired size, shape and number to provide a desired bending modulus. The sten ...


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Lubomyr I Kuzmak: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding device and method for implantation and removal thereof. Larson and Taylor, September 12, 1995: US05449368 (314 worldwide citation)

An adjustable gastric banding device for regulating the size of a stoma opening in the stomach of a patient includes an elongate band portion that encircles the stomach so as to limit the food intake by the digestive portion of the stomach. The device can be readily implanted and removed using lapar ...


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Jeffrey J Vaitekunas: Blunt tipped ultrasonic trocar. Ethicon, Susan M Schmitt, September 12, 1995: US05449370 (310 worldwide citation)

A blunt tipped trocar which uses ultrasonic energy in the form of vibrations to assist a user in penetrating tissue. In one embodiment of the invention, a feedback mechanism is provided which senses a variation in load on the trocar tip and adjusts the ultrasonic energy level of the vibrating tip in ...


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David T Green, Boris Zvenyatsky: Surgical clamp apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, September 12, 1995: US05449365 (280 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for applying a surgical clamp during endoscopic or laparoscopic procedures which includes a handle portion, an endoscopic portion extending longitudinally from the handle portion, and a surgical clamp detachably mounted adjacent a distal end of the endoscopic portion. The surgi ...


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Vladimir Kupershmidt: Method and apparatus for non-invasive phase sensitive measurement of blood glucose concentration. Sunshine Medical Instruments, Davis Faithfull & Hapgood Hoxie, September 12, 1995: US05448992 (239 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for non-invasive measurement of blood glucose concentration based on producing a polarized-modulated laser beam via a polarizing frequency shifter (24), measuring a phase difference introduced, e.g., by a finger (F) or a ear lobule (E) of a subject, measuring phase difference ...


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Jesse H Tanner: Vehicle location method and system. Seed and Berry, September 12, 1995: US05450329 (232 worldwide citation)

A vehicle location system and method whereby the position coordinates of a vehicle are made available to other vehicles or to fixed locations by transmission of a data message containing position coordinates of the vehicle. The time slot in which the data message is transmitted is uniquely assigned ...



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