Minoru Tsuruta, Toshihiko Suzuta, Akio Nakada, Seiji Kuramoto, Hiroki Hibino, Shiro Bito, Akito Mukaizawa: Surgical device for stapling and fastening body tissues. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, November 21, 1995: US05467911 (608 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a surgical device for applying surgical fasteners to body tissues in order to fasten the body tissues together. The device comprises an operation section having a housing having an inner space completely sealed from the outside, drive elements electrically driven and arranged in ...

Rao S Bezwada, Angelo G Scopelianos: Elastomeric medical device. Ethicon, Hal Brent Woodrow, November 21, 1995: US05468253 (447 worldwide citation)

Medical devices or components for medical devices formed from bioabsorbable elastomers comprising a random copolymer are disclosed. The random copolymer is a copolymer of from about 30 to about 70 weight percent of: a) .epsilon.-caprolactone, trimethylene carbonate, an ether lactone, or a mixture of ...

Michael J Suman, Russell L Clark, Richard M Ferrell: Reflective display at infinity. Prince Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, November 21, 1995: US05469298 (315 worldwide citation)

A vehicle includes a mirror mounted near the roof for reflecting an image generated by a display source. The display source and mirror are shaped and positioned to provide a virtual image of the image generated by the display source which is focused at infinity.

Thomas A Kean: Hierarchically connectable configurable cellular array. Xilinx, Edel M Young, November 21, 1995: US05469003 (302 worldwide citation)

An field programmable gate array (FPGA) of cells arranged in rows and columns is interconnected by a hierarchical routing structure. Switches separate the cells into blocks and into blocks of blocks with routing lines interconnecting the switches to form the hierarchy. Also, select units for allowin ...

Hugo J Strubbe, Robert McFarlane: System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with electronic shopping information. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Michael E Marion, November 21, 1995: US05469206 (294 worldwide citation)

A system comprising a user interface which can access downloaded electronic shopping information, which can be continually updated and provided either "over the air", over cable or satellite transmission paths or other "fast data" paths, and automatically correlate this information with the preferen ...

William Berson, Kenneth C Zemlok: Apparatus for verifying an identification card and identifying a person by means of a biometric characteristic. Pitney Bowes, Robert H Whisker, Melvin J Scolnick, November 21, 1995: US05469506 (266 worldwide citation)

A biometric is a substantially stable physical or behavioral characteristics of a person which can be automatically measured and characterized for comparison. In accordance with the subject invention an identification card includes an encrypted representation of the biometric characteristic, which m ...

Arthur M Blank: Image editing system including masking capability. ImageWare Software, Knobbe Martens Olson and Bear, November 21, 1995: US05469536 (246 worldwide citation)

A system and method for editing digital images in three dimensions includes a computer for storing a digital image of an object and a background, as well as at least one additional background image. Based upon the difference between the hues of the edge of the object and the surrounding background a ...

Michael J McMahon, Peter Moran: Surgical instruments. Thomas R Vigil, John G Bisbikis, November 21, 1995: US05467763 (228 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a plurality of segments which can be moved relative to each other from a first position in which the segments extend in a straight direction and can be inserted through an opening in a body to a second position in which segments are brought tight against each other to ...

James K McGill III, Dorotea Abele, Lonnie L Colman, Manuel Gonsalves, Sanjeev Saxena: Disk operating system backup and recovery system. Sytron Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, November 21, 1995: US05469573 (204 worldwide citation)

This invention features a data backup procedure and apparatus for backing up and restoring, or otherwise loading a fully configured operating system to the high capacity storage device (e.g., hard disk) of a computer workstation, such as a personal computer. The method includes providing a first med ...

Paul T Lin, Michael B McShane: Liquid encapsulated ball grid array semiconductor device with fine pitch wire bonding. Motorola, Patricia S Goddard, November 21, 1995: US05468999 (181 worldwide citation)

A ball grid array semiconductor device (10) includes a package substrate (14 or 16) having a plurality of conductive traces (18), bond posts (20), and conductive vias (22). A semiconductor die (12) is mounted to the package substrate. Orthogonal wire bonds (28) are used to electrically connect stagg ...

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