Stuart D Edwards: Thin layer ablation apparatus. Stuart D Edwards, Haynes & Davis, April 9, 1996: US05505730 (723 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 (467 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 (421 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 (388 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 (311 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 (276 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 ...

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 (272 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 ...

W Bradford Paley: Three-dimensional mouse with tactile feedback. Basile and Hanlon, April 9, 1996: US05506605 (265 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 ...

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 (255 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 ...

James E Summerton, Dwight D Weller: Morpholino-subunit combinatorial library and method. Antivirals, Charles K Sholtz, Peter J Dehlinger, April 9, 1996: US05506337 (252 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 ...

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