Eric R Fossum, Sunetra Mendis, Sabrina E Kemeny: Active pixel sensor with intra-pixel charge transfer. California Institute of Technology, Michael L Keller, Robert M Wallace, November 28, 1995: US05471515 (701 worldwide citation)

An imaging device formed as a monolithic complementary metal oxide semiconductor integrated circuit in an industry standard complementary metal oxide semiconductor process, the integrated circuit including a focal plane array of pixel cells, each one of the cells including a photogate overlying the ...

Michael M LeStrange, William H Watson, Richard C Raven deceased: Game machine accounting and monitoring system. Bally Gaming International, Jenner & Block, November 28, 1995: US05470079 (633 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine accounting and monitoring system includes a plurality of accumulative, non-resettable accounting meters and an event processor for sensing game activity at the gaming machine and updating the accounting meters in response thereto. The system also includes separate game credit meters ...

Robert G Rothfuss, Livyn O Okorocha, Gregory D Bishop, Narinderjit S Sambi, James J Bedi, Salvatore Privitera, Michael Sherrill: Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, November 28, 1995: US05470010 (497 worldwide citation)

A unique hernia repair stapler is described which allows the forming of staples to attach prosthetics to tissue, or to approximate herniated tissue. The staple is useful in endoscopic operations and may be rotatable or stationary. The stapler has a unique forming and ejecting mechanism; as well, the ...

Shahed U M Khan: Implantable non-enzymatic electrochemical glucose sensor. Duquesne University of the Holy Ghost, Jolene W Appleman, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamons Cherin & Mellott, November 28, 1995: US05469846 (477 worldwide citation)

A non-enzymatic implantable blood glucose detector. The detector makes use of a non-reactive tin oxide semiconductor measurement electrode which is suitably energized by an electrical power source. Variations in current density at the measurement electrode are related to variations in glucose conten ...

James R Fruchterman, William C Schwegler, Bruce W Merritt, Charles LaPierre: System and method for tracking a pedestrian. Arkenstone, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 28, 1995: US05470233 (441 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a global positioning system that helps a blind pedestrian navigate through a city. This system uses the Department of Defense Global Positioning System (GPS) and a Differential GPS receiver to determine a pedestrian's longitude and latitude. Once these coordinates have been ...

Alan K Plyley, Claude A Vidal, Roger Lagerquist: Laparoscopic stapler with overload sensor and interlock. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, November 28, 1995: US05470007 (426 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler with an overload sensor and lockout is disclosed. The surgical stapler is particularly useful in laparoscopic surgical procedures.

Gerald Moss: Surgical fastener. Schmeiser Olsen & Watts, November 28, 1995: US05470337 (410 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener for securing a hollow organ to an outer tissue layer. The surgical fastener includes first and second opposing fastener heads, a filament portion extending between the first and second fastener heads, and a tubular sleeve which is slidably displaceable along the filament portion. ...

Daniel P Rodak: Surgical fastening apparatus with locking mechanism. United States Surgical Corporation, November 28, 1995: US05470006 (400 worldwide citation)

An improved apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue includes a cartridge containing a plurality of fasteners, an anvil positioned opposite the cartridge, and a locking mechanism to prevent re-approximation of the cartridge towards the anvil after the fasteners are fired and the cart ...

Barry J French, Kevin R Ferguson, Halley A McDonald III, Andrew B Glass, Timothy Mohansingh, Gregory Borges: Interactive video testing and training system. Impulse Technology, Peter D Sachtjen, November 28, 1995: US05469740 (357 worldwide citation)

A testing and training system for measuring and assessing leg reaction movement sequence of a subject includes a test field having a plurality of load sensing target positions defining vectored movement paths for the subject, the field and target positions being replicated on a video screen position ...

R Charles Ray: System for stabilizing the cervical and the lumbar region of the spine. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, November 28, 1995: US05470333 (352 worldwide citation)

A system for achieving reduction of curvature of the lumbar region of the spine associated with spondylolisthesis includes a hook assembly attached to vertebra L4, transverse plates affixed to vertebrae L4 and L5, and sacral plates affixed to opposite sides of the sacrum. The hooks and the plates in ...