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Frank J Viola, John C Robertson: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 12, 1995: US05474223 (187 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus for applying staples or fasteners to tissue to form a circular anastomosis having an adjustable closure mechanism to rapidly approximate the distance between the anvil member and the fastener assembly of the instrument. The adjustable closure mechanism provides for rapid approxi ...


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Seth L Neubardt: Procedure and system for spinal pedicle screw insertion. Leo Zucker, December 12, 1995: US05474558 (186 worldwide citation)

Pedicle screws are inserted in spinal vertebrae in a manner to reduce the likelihood of nerve damage caused by improper screw placement. A screw opening is started in part of a skeletal region, e.g., a pedicle of a lumbar vertebra and an electric potential of a certain magnitude is applied to the in ...


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Lawrence A Lynn: Luer-receiving medical valve. Cushman Darby & Cushman, December 12, 1995: US05474544 (179 worldwide citation)

A luer receiving medical valve for the sterile transfer of fluid from a luer-tapered male end having a surrounding female luer lock threaded end. The luer receiver includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet and a lumen extending from the inlet to the outlet. An elastomeric sealing member occlu ...


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Craig A Andreiko, Mark A Payne: Low profile orthodontic appliance. Ormco Corporation, Wood Herron & Evans, December 12, 1995: US05474448 (177 worldwide citation)

A low profile orthodontic appliance and method of designing custom and standard low profile orthodontic appliances are provided. The archwire of the appliance is not parallel to the dental archform but converges toward the archform preferably in the vicinity of the incisors. Slotted brackets on eith ...


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Ron Nystrom: Board for use in constructing a flooring surface. Dennis H Lambert, December 12, 1995: US05474831 (173 worldwide citation)

A board for use in constructing exterior floors has a rounded or curved convex top surface to shed water, and a complementally shaped rounded or curved concave bottom surface for nesting engagement with the top surface of an adjacent board so that a plurality of the boards may be stacked in stable r ...


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Joseph G Cunniff: Algesimeter with detachable pin wheel. Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, December 12, 1995: US05474084 (168 worldwide citation)

An algesimeter which includes a pin wheel that is disposable and easily attachable/detachable to a handle structure. The algesimeter includes a handle, a pair of pivotable arm members extending from the handle, and a pin wheel releasably held between the pair of pivotable arm members. A release mech ...


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Rainer Glaschick: Method and arrangement for monitoring computer manipulations. Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme Aktiengesellschaft, Hill Steadman & Simpson, December 12, 1995: US05475625 (165 worldwide citation)

Method and arrangement for monitoring manipulations on computers (3) which are connected via a network (2), in the method attributes being inquired automatically from databases of the computers (3) and compared with protectedly stored reference values of the attributes, and an alarm being triggered ...


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Sherwin M Borsuk: Portable hand held reading unit with reading aid feature. Joseph A Fischetti, December 12, 1995: US05475399 (163 worldwide citation)

A hand held portable reading unit having a screen capable of presenting characters in variable font sizes is provided for readers, such as the visually impaired, allowing them to read characters in a font size most comfortable to them. The reader effects font size changes by depressing a font size s ...


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A Frank Trott: Endoscopic suturing needle. Linvatec Corporation, Rosenblatt & Associates, December 12, 1995: US05474565 (153 worldwide citation)

A suturing needle is illustrated which can engage a suture to an outer housing, thereby presenting a relatively smooth surface at the distal end of the apparatus to minimize tissue trauma. A lock feature prevents unexpected extension of the needle from the outer housing which could release the sutur ...


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Bruce W Watson, R Jeff Lee: Method and structure for securing access to a computer system. National Semiconductor Corporation, Steven F Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Caserza, December 12, 1995: US05475839 (144 worldwide citation)

Tests are performed prior to or during the boot operation to determine whether files are corrupted. This may indicate the presence of a virus. If a potential error is detected, boot is halted, allowing the user to boot from uncorrupted files. In another embodiment, an uniquely formatted floppy diske ...



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