Bryan D Knodel, Richard P Nuchols, Warren P Williamson IV: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 14, 1995: US05465895 (904 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...

Mir A Imran, Mark L Pomeranz, Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi: Apparatus and Method for ventricular mapping and ablation. Cardiac Pathways Corporation, Harold C Hohbach, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 14, 1995: US05465717 (564 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for mapping a wall of a heart forming a chamber in the heart comprising a guiding catheter having a lumen extending therethrough and a mapping catheter having a shaft that is slidably mounted in the lumen of the guiding catheter. A basket assembly is provided and is comprised of a pluralit ...

George A Clark, Malcolm C Burwell, John A Gola, Christopher Robinson, Fred E Snyder: Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, November 14, 1995: US05465894 (560 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical instrument is provided for applying surgical fasteners, such as staples, to human tissue which is particularly suited for applying one or more rows of fasteners across a tissue lumen. The surgical instrument can be used in thoracic and abdominal surgical procedures where access ...

J Abbott Byrd III, Rolando M Puno, Philip Mellinger: Variable locking stabilizer anchor seat and screw. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, November 14, 1995: US05466237 (545 worldwide citation)

A bone interface anchor is provided for use with a stabilizer rod for the internal fixation of a spine. The anchor has a seat which accommodates the stabilizer rod and which receives a bone screw for the fixation of the seat to the bone. A compression member cooperates with the seat external to the ...

James C Redd Jr, Von McConnell, Liam P Brohan: Method and apparatus for selectively blocking incoming telephone calls. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, November 14, 1995: US05467388 (359 worldwide citation)

A system for allowing a telephone subscriber to selectively block incoming calls for selected time periods or during programmed time intervals. A subscriber may pre-program a time interval in minutes, or a time period (start time and end time) for which some or all incoming calls are to be blocked. ...

William J Allen, Jeffrey A Stein, Paul DiCesare, Paul Mulhauser, Doug Spranger: Linear surgical stapling instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, November 14, 1995: US05465896 (357 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapling instrument includes a magazine for holding a plurality of undeformed surgical staples, and an upper jaw carrying the magazine and having opposed distal and proximal ends. An anvil is formed with staple-deforming pockets, and a lower jaw carries the anvil and has opposing d ...

Chris A Buhr, Mark Matteucci: 2modified nucleoside and nucleotide compounds. Gilead Sciences, Morrison & Foerster, November 14, 1995: US05466786 (344 worldwide citation)

Oligomers which have substituents on the 2' position are resistant to oligonucleases and furthermore can be derivatized to deliver reagents or drugs, to carry label, or to provide other properties.

Lawrence M Flaten: Method and means for telephonically crediting customers with rebates and refunds. J B Laughrey, Baker & Daniels, November 14, 1995: US05467269 (340 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method provides for the crediting of accounts of a user for purchasing a given product. A manufacturer establishes an account with a service bureau who, in turn, sets up an access line such that the user can access the line to obtain a credit on his account. The account is typically ...

Neville Hogan, Hermano I Krebs, Andre Sharon, Jain Charnnarong: Interactive robotic therapist. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, November 14, 1995: US05466213 (310 worldwide citation)

An interactive robotic therapist interacts with a patient to shape the motor skills of the patient by guiding the patient's limb through a series of desired exercises with a robotic arm. The patient's limb is brought through a full range of motion to rehabilitate multiple muscle groups. A drive syst ...

Jon P Page, Robert B Stoddard: Bayonet connector for surgical handpiece. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, November 14, 1995: US05466020 (282 worldwide citation)

A connection of first and second members wherein each has a body and a connecting end with an inner surface so the second connecting end has an outer surface shaped for telescoping into the inner surface of the first connecting end. A shoulder is located on the second member and a groove is in the o ...