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Eric P Berg, Ronald J Tuch, Michael Dror, Rodney G Wolff: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, November 7, 1995: US05464650 (856 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a solution which includes a solvent, a polymer dissolved in the solvent and a therapeutic substance dispersed in the solvent and then evaporating the solvent. The inclusion of a polymer in intimate contact with a drug on t ...


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James J Hilt, Ron Hodges, Stephen W Pardue, William L Powar: Electronic bill pay system. Visa International, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 7, 1995: US05465206 (807 worldwide citation)

A bill pay system wherein participating consumers pay bills to participating billers through a payment network operating according to preset rules. The participating consumers receive bills from participating billers (paper/mail bills, e-mail notices, implied bills for automatic debts) which indicat ...


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E Earle Thompson: Communication system and methods for enhanced information transfer. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Thomas G Eschweiler, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, November 7, 1995: US05465401 (532 worldwide citation)

A communication system (20) is provided with multiple purpose personal communication devices (50 and 150). Each communication device (50 and 150) includes a touch-sensitive visual display (60 and 160) to communicate text and graphic information to and from the user and for operating the communicatio ...


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Raymond L Curtis, Urs Schlegel, Thomas Heldstab: Expanding suture anchor. Synthes, Davis Hoxie Faithfull & Hapgood, November 7, 1995: US05464427 (452 worldwide citation)

The suture anchor comprises a first main body (11) of a generally cylindrical shape having a front portion (1), a rear portion (2), a longitudinal axis (3), a curved surface (4) with protrusions (5), a central through-going bore (19) extending from said front portion (1) to said rear portion (2), an ...


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Lawrence Crainich: Medical instrument and coupling apparatus for same. Bachman & LaPointe, November 7, 1995: US05464300 (403 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument includes a handle for manipulating the instrument, a tool head, and a tube element for joining the handle and the tool head, the tube element having a first end and a second end, a first coupling for releasably coupling the first end of the tube element and the handle, and a sec ...


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Harvey M Ross: System and method of manufacturing a single book copy. Polster Lieder Woodruff & Lucchesi, November 7, 1995: US05465213 (337 worldwide citation)

A computer based book manufacturing, distributing and retailing system for the high speed reproduction of a single copy of a book is disclosed. The system is especially adapted for direct consumer sales since the manufacture of a selected book can take place at the point of sale. A master module inc ...


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John Chaco: Apparatus for automating routine communication in a facility. Executone Information Systems, Dilworth & Barrese, November 7, 1995: US05465082 (329 worldwide citation)

A distributed data processing network includes multiple memory card databases at terminal nodes of the network. The network is programmed to automatically perform routine communications operations such as conveying identification information between the terminal nodes and interior nodes. The network ...


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Eric A Swanson: Method and apparatus for acquiring images using a ccd detector array and no transverse scanner. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, November 7, 1995: US05465147 (321 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for acquiring an at least one dimensional digital image of a region of an object using an optical source which outputs a first optical beam having a short coherence length. A splitter splits the first optical beam into a reference beam and an object beam. The reference beam t ...


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Jonathan J Hull, Peter E Hart: Image matching and retrieval by multi-access redundant hashing. Ricoh Company, Ricoh Corporation, Philip H Albert, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 7, 1995: US05465353 (321 worldwide citation)

An improved document matching and retrieval system is disclosed where an input document is matched against a database of documents, using a descriptor database which lists descriptors and points to a list of documents containing features from which the descriptor is derived document. The descriptors ...


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Thomas D Guy, Richard N Granger, Robert H Brady, John Webster, James R Pratt, Corbett W Stone, Thomas W Alesi Jr: Surgical apparatus with indicator. United States Surgical Corporation, November 7, 1995: US05464144 (287 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and system are disclosed for indicating relative positions of elements in a surgical apparatus. The indicating elements can include electrical circuitry for activating visual, audible or tactile indicators, thereby alerting the user that an event has occurred with respect to the instrum ...