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Michael Janssen: Electrosurgical catheter and method for resolving atherosclerotic plaque by radio frequency sparking. Angioplasty Systems, Beaton & Folsom, October 3, 1995: US05454809 (567 worldwide citation)

A method, and device utilized to practice it, for the resolution of tissue by radio frequency sparking. The device of the present invention having a distal end which is insertable within and along the lumen of a tubular body member and manipulated there through to desired position where the device w ...


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Gilbert M Aust, Timothy E Taylor: Surgical instrument. Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, October 3, 1995: US05454827 (496 worldwide citation)

An arthroscopic or endoscopic surgical instrument includes a manually engageable handle, a rigid stem section extending from the handle, and tissue engaging means for engaging tissue. The tissue engaging means includes first and second tissue engaging members. The first tissue engaging member is piv ...


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Sholom S Rosen: Electronic-monetary system. Citibank N A, Thomas P Dowling, Laurence J Bromberg, October 3, 1995: US05455407 (432 worldwide citation)

An improved monetary system using electronic media to exchange economic value securely and reliably. The invention provides a complete monetary system having electronic money that is interchangeable with conventional paper money comprising (1) issuing banks or financial institutions that are coupled ...


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Roger E Marchant: Anticoagulant plasma polymer-modified substrate. Case Western Reserve University, Calfee Halter & Griswold, October 3, 1995: US05455040 (410 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for surface modifying a substrate, such as an implant, to provide the substrate with anticoagulant activity and resistance to the deposition of plasma proteins; and the resulting substrate. The surface of the substrate is modified by first depositing a film of ...


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Edward A Russell: Authorization system for obtaining in single step both identification and access rights of client to server directly from encrypted authorization ticket. Wang Laboratories, Kenneth L Milik, October 3, 1995: US05455953 (401 worldwide citation)

An authorization mechanism for providing authorization information for a client requesting access to a server resource in a server, including a directory server for storing client information required by the server in executing an operation call, including client access rights, and a generating a re ...


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Richard V Keele, Craig D Mautner, Tracy J Thorpe, Sidney R Thompson, Michael C Goodsell, Philip J Erdelsky: Virtual addressing of optical storage media as magnetic tape equivalents. Data Ware Development, William C Fuess, October 3, 1995: US05455926 (396 worldwide citation)

An optical disk storage system emulates a magnetic tape subsystem by virtual addressing of data recorded on write once optical disk media having a predetermined group of available sectors for rewriting a disk ID, a predetermined plurality of bands of available sectors for rewriting a virtual tape di ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Mechanically expandable arthroscopic retractors. Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, October 3, 1995: US05454365 (386 worldwide citation)

A mechanically expandable retractor for use in arthroscopic surgery. The retractor has an expanding portion at its distal end for expanding against sub-surface tissues when the retractor is in use. The expanding portion includes a plurality of radially expanding The radially outermost surface of eac ...


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George T Walker: Strand displacement amplification. Becton Dickinson and Company, Donna R Fugit, October 3, 1995: US05455166 (371 worldwide citation)

This invention relates a nucleic acid target amplification and detection method which operates at a single temperature and makes use of a polymerase in conjunction with an endonuclease that will nick the polymerized strand such that the polymerase will displace the strand without digestion while gen ...


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Philip Richardson, Margaret P Richardson: Suturing apparatus. October 3, 1995: US05454823 (340 worldwide citation)

Surgical suturing apparatus comprises upper and lower jaw elements selectively movable relative to one another between open and closed position. Each jaw element is provided with a respective recess arranged to receive a portion of an elongate incision member or length of surgical thread and securin ...


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Walford W Ho, Chao Chiang Chen, Yuk Y Yang: Hierarchically-structured programmable logic array and system for interconnecting logic elements in the logic array. Intelligent Logic Systems, Phong K Fenwick & West Truong, October 3, 1995: US05455525 (329 worldwide citation)

A structured logic array is divided into hierarchical levels. At a highest level (the chip level), blocks are interconnected by a system of chip busses. A block interface couples each block to the chip bus system to allow the blocks to communicate with each other. At a lower level, each block includ ...