Stuart D Edwards: Thin layer ablation apparatus. Stuart D Edwards, Haynes & Davis, April 9, 1996: US05505730 (741 worldwide citation)

An ablation apparatus has a balloon that is inserted into an organ of a body and ablates all or a selected portion of the inner layer of the organ. Electrolytic solution fills the balloon, and the balloon includes a plurality of apertures from which electrolytic solution flows from the balloon. The ...

David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Gary S Kappel, Karl H Ehrenfels: Surgical staples with plated anvils. United States Surgical Corporation, April 9, 1996: US05505363 (496 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to anvils for surgical fastener applicators having a fastener forming surface for forming surgical fasteners, an intermediate surface formed of a metallic alloy disposed on at least a portion of the fastener forming surface and a polytetrafluorethylene coating disposed ...

Gary K Michelson: Apparatus and method of inserting spinal implants. Lewis Anten, Amedeo Ferraro, April 9, 1996: US05505732 (442 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method of inserting spinal implants is disclosed in which an intervertebral space is first distracted, a hollow sleeve having teeth at one end is then driven into the vertebrae adjacent that disc space. A drill is then passed through the hollow sleeve removing disc and bone in prepar ...

Jeffery V Funderburk, Matthew Jordan, Deborah C McIntyre: Mated infusion pump and syringe. MiniMed a Delaware Corporation, Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry, April 9, 1996: US05505709 (429 worldwide citation)

An improved medication infusion pump is provided of the type for receiving and supporting a medication-containing syringe, wherein the pump and syringe include matingly interfitted components to ensure use of the pump with a compatible and correctly installed syringe. The infusion pump comprises a p ...

A Paul Alivisatos, Michael A Olshavsky: Preparation of III-V semiconductor nanocrystals. The Regents of University of California, Paul Martin, April 9, 1996: US05505928 (315 worldwide citation)

Nanometer-scale crystals of III-V semiconductors are disclosed, They are prepared by reacting a group III metal source with a group V anion source in a liquid phase at elevated temperature in the presence of a crystallite growth terminator such as pyridine or quinoline.

Lehmann K Li: Surgical anchor and method for using the same. Mitek Surgical Products, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, April 9, 1996: US05505735 (300 worldwide citation)

An anchor for attaching an object within a tunnel extending through a workpiece such as a bone or a bone-like structure, and a method for using the same. The anchor includes a body and a plurality of barbs located in circumferentially spaced relation about the body. The barbs are formed of a materia ...

R Padmanabha Rao: Method for configuring a statistical multiplexer to dynamically allocate communication channel bandwidth. Compression Labs, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, April 9, 1996: US05506844 (299 worldwide citation)

A statistical multiplexer selectively passes packets of encoded data from a plurality of encoders to a communication channel so as to maximize the quality of the encoded data. The statistical multiplexer determines what fraction of the communication channel capacity should be allocated to an applica ...

W Bradford Paley: Three-dimensional mouse with tactile feedback. Basile and Hanlon, April 9, 1996: US05506605 (275 worldwide citation)

A three-dimensional mouse is disclosed for interfacing with a central processing unit. The mouse comprises a hand-held housing adapted to be used in free space. The housing has a generally vertical orientation relative to the user. A mechanism, mounted in the housing, is provided for locating the mo ...

E Earle Thompson, Thomas W DeMond: Apparatus and method for image projection. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, April 9, 1996: US05506597 (273 worldwide citation)

A digitized video display for displaying and image utilizing a light source, a spatial light modulator that receives substantially all of a cross-section of beam from the light source and directing it along a different direction, and a surface positioned in the different direction for receiving the ...

James E Summerton, Dwight D Weller: Morpholino-subunit combinatorial library and method. Antivirals, Charles K Sholtz, Peter J Dehlinger, April 9, 1996: US05506337 (261 worldwide citation)

A method of generating a compound capable of interacting specifically with a selected macromolecular ligand is disclosed. The method involves contacting the ligand with a combinatorial library of oligomers composed of morpholino subunits with a variety of nucleobase and non-nucleobase side chains. O ...