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Seth L Neubardt: Procedure and system for spinal pedicle screw insertion. Leo Zucker, December 12, 1995: US05474558 (185 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 (177 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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Frank J Viola, John C Robertson: Surgical fastener applying apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, December 12, 1995: US05474223 (177 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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Ron Nystrom: Board for use in constructing a flooring surface. Dennis H Lambert, December 12, 1995: US05474831 (172 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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Craig A Andreiko, Mark A Payne: Low profile orthodontic appliance. Ormco Corporation, Wood Herron & Evans, December 12, 1995: US05474448 (171 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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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 (164 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 (152 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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Prahalad K Vasudev: Globally planarized binary optical mask using buried absorbers. Sematech, William W Kidd, December 12, 1995: US05474865 (143 worldwide citation)

A globally planarized binary optical mask has absorbers embedded (buried) in the mask substrate, instead of on the surface of the mask. Light scattering at rough vertical edges of absorbers of prior art masks are reduced or eliminated. Also, due to the buried nature of the absorbers, a triple singul ...



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