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Franz Laermer, Andrea Schilp: Method of anisotropically etching silicon. Robert Bosch, Spencer & Frank, March 26, 1996: US05501893 (448 worldwide citation)

A method of anisotropic plasma etching of silicon to provide laterally defined recess structures therein through an etching mask employing a plasma, the method including anisotropic plasma etching in an etching step a surface of the silicon by contact with a reactive etching gas to removed material ...


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Pierre Desarzens, Rudolf Dinger: Measuring device with connection for a removable sensor. Asulab, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, March 26, 1996: US05502396 (394 worldwide citation)

The present invention concerns a measuring device, notably for measuring the level of glucose in blood, intended to be used with a removable sensor comprising at least one active zone. In particular, the invention concerns the electrical connection between the measuring device and the removable sens ...


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Johannes F Schlapfer, Martin Hess: Osteosynthetic fixation device. Synthes, Fish & Richardson, March 26, 1996: US05501684 (391 worldwide citation)

An osteosynthetic fixation device consists of a fixation element 1 which has a conical head section 11 and an anchoring element 12 abutting it which is for attachment into the bone. The fixation device also consists of a spherically formed, layered, slotted clamping piece 2 which has a conical boreh ...


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Stephen J Failla, Michael J Stokes, Daniel W Price, Charles M Rarey, Bennie Thompson: Endoscopic instrument having articulating element. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, March 26, 1996: US05501654 (389 worldwide citation)

An elastically deformable element having multiple stacked strips for articulation in an endoscopic surgical instrument. The deformable element is usable in a variable retractor and an instrument having an articulating housing. The working section of the retractor variably moves from a curved configu ...


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F G E Clarke: Personalized coupon generating and processing system. R R Donnelley & Sons Company, Arnold White & Durkee, March 26, 1996: US05502636 (375 worldwide citation)

A personalized coupon generating and processing system includes a coupon dispensing source that communicates with responsive consumers through a communications interface. The availability of preselected coupons is communicated to the consumers by an availability communications means, and consumer re ...


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Michael Fischer: Serial layered medical network. Nellcor Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 26, 1996: US05502726 (298 worldwide citation)

A network or telemetry system which allows virtual services at the application or presentation layer to communicate with other virtual services without regard to the physical interconnections. Each message, called a parcel, includes the information to be transmitted along with a virtual address head ...


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Thomas E Ramsay, James C Elkins: Method and apparatus for the transmission, storage, and retrieval of documents in an electronic domain. Ramsay International Corporation, Briggs and Morgan, March 26, 1996: US05502576 (279 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for high speed conversion of tangible source documents to electronic images, and subsequent transmission or storage and retrieval of images, utilizing hybrid signal processing. The system employs a higher bandwidth analog signal for image capture and lower effective bandwidth ...


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Connie T Marshall, Thomas R Lemmons, Donald W Allison: Video mix program guide. Prevue Networks, Frank J Catalano, Scott R Zingerman, March 26, 1996: US05502504 (267 worldwide citation)

A system interactively controlled by a TV viewer remote superimposes portions of a scroll program guide over a basic programming signal for display on the viewer's display screen. A tuner has an input for receiving TV signals in a plurality of cable channels and an output for passing a signal of any ...


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Jan Holsheimer, Johannes J Struijk: Multichannel apparatus for epidural spinal cord stimulator. Medtronic, Curtis D Kinghorn, Harold R Patton, March 26, 1996: US05501703 (264 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for multi-channel transverse epidural spinal cord stimulation uses a multi-channel pulse generator driving a plurality of electrodes mounted near the distal end of a lead. These electrodes are mounted in one or more lines, generally perpendicular to the lead axis, and have a planar surface ...



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