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Michael S Klicek: Impedance and temperature generator control. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, March 5, 1996: US05496312 (1102 worldwide citation)

A control responds to impedance and temperature between active and return electrodes of the electrosurgical generator during tissue desiccation. Tissue contacts separately and independently provide high frequency power to effect tissue electrosurgically. An instantaneous impedance monitor between ea ...


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Nigel M Goble, Colin C O Goble: Laparoscopic surgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, Fish & Richardson, March 5, 1996: US05496317 (717 worldwide citation)

A laparoscopic surgical instrument which may be in the form of forceps or a cutter has, at the end of a hollow tube for introduction through the body cavity wall, a housing, a pair of pivotally mounted metallic jaws, a reciprocable control rod in the tube, and an actuator secured to the control rod. ...


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Robert S Howland, Richard M Salib, Kenneth Pettine: Interspinous segmental spine fixation device. Advanced Spine Fixation Systems, Christie Parker & Hale, March 5, 1996: US05496318 (632 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixation device and method for the stabilization of the spine after surgical procedures such as those related to degenerative disc diseases are described. The device comprises a spacer, which is placed between adjacent vertebrae when installed and a locking mechanism attached to the spacer. ...


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Harumi Uenoyama, Hisashi Okuda: Biosensor and method of quantitative analysis using the same. Kyoto Daiichi Kagaku, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, March 5, 1996: US05496453 (561 worldwide citation)

A biosensor which electrochemically detects a material which relates to a reaction of a specific compound in a liquid sample with a biologically active substance or its related substance, in which the biologically active material or an optionally used mediator is placed at a part which is remote fro ...


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Todd A Wheeler: High-density fiber distribution frame. ADC Telecommunications, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, March 5, 1996: US05497444 (456 worldwide citation)

A fiber distribution frame includes a fixture having a plurality of modules mounted side-by-side within said fixture with each of the modules being individually mounted in a line of travel. Each of the modules can be locked in any one of a plurality of discrete positions within the line of travel. E ...


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Todd W Pastrick: Exterior vehicle security light. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, March 5, 1996: US05497306 (418 worldwide citation)

A mirror assembly security system for a vehicle includes an exterior mirror assembly and a light module removably positioned within the exterior mirror housing. The light module is moisture impervious and includes an enclosure, a light-transmitting opening in the enclosure facing generally downwardl ...


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Ray Fast: Global security system. Paul F Schenck, March 5, 1996: US05497149 (418 worldwide citation)

A system for determining the position of an object to be protected using a local or global positioning system and issuing messages to a monitoring message center at predetermined times and/or at times when the object to be protected is under an alert condition, such as being outside an allowed posit ...


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John S Hulen, David Oren: Multi-media interface. Ericsson Messaging Systems, Nixon & Vanderhye, March 5, 1996: US05497373 (381 worldwide citation)

A multi-media interface universally and flexibly supports present (and contemplated) messaging applications including voice mail, facsimile mail, electronic mail, interactive voice response, automated attendant surface services, audio text services, electronic messaging services, radio paging servic ...


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Michael J Horzewski, Paul G Yock: Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, March 5, 1996: US05496346 (374 worldwide citation)

Balloon dilatation catheter adapted to be utilized in connection with a guiding catheter and a guide wire. The catheter comprises a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and having a lumen extending therethrough. An inflatable balloon is mounted on the distal extrem ...


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John E Abele, Charles D Lennox: Physiologic low stress angioplasty. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, March 5, 1996: US05496311 (358 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for dilation of a body lumen, using an expandable dilatation catheter to simultaneously heat and apply pressure to tissue of the lumen and to expand and dilate the lumen including means constructed to produce and/or detect physiological response of the heated tissue to applied pr ...