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Thomas M Brennan: Method and apparatus for conducting an array of chemical reactions on a support surface. ProtoGene Laboratories, Banner & Allegretti, December 12, 1995: US05474796 (633 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for making arrays of functionalized binding sites on a support surface. The invention further provides apparatus and methods for sequencing oligonucleotides and for identifying the amino acid sequence of peptides that bind to biologically active macromole ...


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Rolando M Puno, Philip A Mellinger: Spinal implant system. Cross Medical Products, Hudak & Shunk Co, December 12, 1995: US05474555 (629 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the internal fixation of the spine. The apparatus comprises an assembly having at least two anchors and an elongated stabilizer. The anchors each have means to hold the anchor to the bone, and include receiving means which receive the stabilizer as well as securing means ...


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Thomas W Alesi, Wayne P Young, Henry Bolanos, Carlo A Mililli, Dominick L Mastri, Leonard Stern: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 12, 1995: US05474566 (608 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical clip applier is provided which includes an elongate body defining a longitudinal axis and housing a plurality of surgical clips. The powered clip applier further includes a jaw assembly operatively associated with a distal end of the elongate body and actuable to mo ...


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Joshua Makower, Lois Fitton, Aaron Sodickson, Bill Gorman: Laparoscopic dissection tension retractor device and method. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, December 12, 1995: US05474057 (362 worldwide citation)

A minimally invasive retractor and dissector for internal surgical use on a patient's body has a tubular support for passing into the patient's body. A proximal end on the tubular support located outside the patient's body is in position to provide access for the surgeon. A distal end on the tubular ...


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Kim C Bertin, Dennis W Burke, Gregory C Stalcup, Rodney Bays, Richard D Vanlaningham, Terry L Dietz, Daniel O Connor: Femoral milling instrumentation for use in total knee arthroplasty with optional cutting guide attachment. Zimmer, Dennis W Burke, Todd A Dawson, December 12, 1995: US05474559 (356 worldwide citation)

The milling instrumentation of this invention provides a milling guide connected to the femur for accommodating a milling device. The milling instrumentation includes an alignment guide which is used by the surgeon to set a femoral bracket or base on the medial and lateral sides of the exposed femur ...


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Yoram Palti: Implantable drug delivery pump. CB Carmel Biotechnology, Bryan Cave, David M Klein, December 12, 1995: US05474552 (336 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for maintaining the concentration of glucose in a person, animal or tissue within a predetermined range is disclosed. An implanted sensor of living cells produces a detectable electrical signal which varies with the concentration of glucose. A controller detects the electrical ...


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Larry Gold, Craig Tuerk: Nucleic acid ligands. University Research Corporation, Swanson & Bratschun, December 12, 1995: US05475096 (331 worldwide citation)

A new class of nucleic acid compounds, referred to as nucleic acid ligands, have been shown to exist that have a specific binding affinity for three dimensional molecular targets. In a preferred embodiment the nucleic acid ligands are identified by the method of the invention referred to as the Syst ...


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Frank Djennas, Victor K Nomi, John R Pastore, Twila J Reeves, Les Postlethwait: Method for making semiconductor device having no die supporting surface. Motorola, Minh Hien N Clark, December 12, 1995: US05474958 (320 worldwide citation)

A wire bondable plastic encapsulated semiconductor device (58) having no die supporting surface can be manufactured. In one embodiment, a semiconductor die (22) and a plurality of conductors (12) extending toward the periphery of the die are provided. The die is rigidly held in place on a workholder ...


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John O Hayhurst: Clip for suture. Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, December 12, 1995: US05474572 (318 worldwide citation)

Eliminates the need for tying knots in sutures. The clip (20) is slidable in an open position along sutures (12) that extend from a suturing site. With the clip (20) at the suturing site, the sutures (12) are tensed and the clip is forced into a closed position that fixes the position of the clip (2 ...


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Paul R Hickey: Audio-visual inventory and play-back control system. Research Design & Marketing, Sandra M Parker, December 12, 1995: US05475835 (312 worldwide citation)

An improved audio-visual computer-based home entertainment media inventory and control system is disclosed comprising a computer with associated software, for controlling any combination or number of video tape record-playback units, audio tape record-playback units, video disc record or playback un ...



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