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Todd Olson, Dan Meiser, Gary Steed, Eric Huffman, Matthew Otten, Ronald VanOverloop, Darrel Powell, Thomas Knodell, Edward Rhad, Ralph Chen, Robert Cook: Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, January 23, 1996: US05485947 (698 worldwide citation)

A stapler mechanism is described which contains a stapling assembly, and anvil assembly, firing means and knife means. These means are activated by a firing trigger. The anvil assembly is closed upon the stapling assembly by means of a closure trigger. The firing trigger is inoperable until the clos ...


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Diego Fontayne: Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, January 23, 1996: US05485952 (608 worldwide citation)

Surgical apparatus is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes an endoscopic body having an elongated proximal portion and an articulating distal portion which moves relative to the proximal portion. A cartridge assembly and an anvil member ar ...


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Thu A Le, Izi Bruker, Brian H Luscombe, Dennis D Jamiolkowski: Two-piece suture anchor with barbs. Ethicon, Joseph F Shirtz, January 23, 1996: US05486197 (547 worldwide citation)

A two-piece suture anchor is disclosed wherein a barrel-like main portion is provided with a pair of legs in a central opening. A ball-like actuating device is received within the central opening and drawn upward into the device in order to separate the legs and cause the device to expand into the s ...


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Arnold I Caplan, Stephen E Haynesworth: Human mesenchymal stem cells. Osiris Therapeutics, Charles J Herron, Elliot M Olstein, January 23, 1996: US05486359 (513 worldwide citation)

Isolated human mesenchymal stem cells which can differentiate into more than one tissue type (e.g. bone, cartilage, muscle or marrow stroma), a method for isolating, purifying, and culturally expanding human mesenchymal stem cells (i.e. "mesenchymal stem cells" or "hMSCs"), and characterization of a ...


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John R Kane: Electronic mail message delivery system. Motorola, Kelly A Gardner, John H Moore, January 23, 1996: US05487100 (402 worldwide citation)

An electronic mail message delivery system (100) includes an electronic mail network (113) for delivering electronic mail messages from originating devices to destination devices, the electronic mail messages including network addresses (212) for identifying originating and destination devices commu ...


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Peter Wilding, Larry J Kricka: Analysis based on flow restriction. Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman, January 23, 1996: US05486335 (400 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are devices and methods for detecting the presence of a preselected analyte in a fluid sample. The invention provides a device comprising a solid substrate, typically on the order of a few millimeters thick and approximately a 0.2 to 2.0 centimeters square, microfabricated to define a samp ...


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Chris A Dinallo, Michael J Koval, William W Lawton, Martin J Paulat Jr, John G Tyler, Scott L Winters, Gary G Allran: Personal computer with generalized data streaming apparatus for multimedia devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Bernard D Bogdon, January 23, 1996: US05487167 (364 worldwide citation)

A multimedia data processing system includes a memory for storing multimedia application programs and a multitasking operating system. Extensions to the operating system control data streaming from source devices to target devices to provide real-time, continuous streaming. The extensions provide ce ...


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Gene Myers, William S Coury: Method and apparatus for arteriotomy closure. Needle & Rosenberg, January 23, 1996: US05486195 (352 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for quickly and effectively sealing an arteriotomy site in a patient. In particular, the invention provides an apparatus and a method for sealing an arteriotomy site which can be performed by a single operator. The arteriotomy can be sealed by ...


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Frank Zdybel Jr, Henry W Sang Jr, Jan O Pedersen, Z E Smith III, D A Henderson Jr, David L Hecht, Dan S Bloomberg: Hardcopy lossless data storage and communications for electronic document processing systems. Xerox Corporation, January 23, 1996: US05486686 (307 worldwide citation)

Machine readable electronic domain definitions of part or all of the electronic domain descriptions of hardcopy documents and/or of part or all of the transforms that are performed to produce and reproduce such hardcopies documents are encoded in codes that are printed on such documents, thereby per ...


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David F Bishop, Clifford J Ellis: Fibrous nonwoven web surge layer for personal care absorbent articles and the like. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Patrick C Wilson, January 23, 1996: US05486166 (303 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a lofty fibrous nonwoven web which is particularly well-suited for use as a surge layer in personal care absorbent articles including, but not limited to, diapers, training pants, incontinence garments, sanitary napkins, bandages and the like. The fibrous nonwoven web is made fro ...