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Dirk Bocker, Hans Peter Haar, Peter Blasberg, Reinhard Kotulla: Analytical system for monitoring a substance to be analyzed in patient-blood. Boehringer Mannheim, Nikaido Marmelstein Murray & Oram, April 16, 1996: US05507288 (939 worldwide citation)

Analytical system for monitoring patient blood concentration of a substance to be analyzed, comprising analysis-elements (12) containing reagents and an evaluation instrument comprising a measurement device to measure a change resulting from a reaction of the analyte with the reagents in order to de ...


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Jonathan Schull: Method for encouraging purchase of executable and non-executable software. SoftLock Services, Oppedahl & Larson, April 16, 1996: US05509070 (517 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus of encouraging distribution, registration, and purchase of free copyable software and other digital information which is accessed on a User's System via a Programmer's Program. Software tools which can be incorporated into a Programmer's Program allow the User to access Advanc ...


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Munehiro Maeda, Hans A Timmermans, Barry T Uchida, Josef Rosch: Spiral stent. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, April 16, 1996: US05507767 (506 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding endovascular stent formed of stainless steel wire which is bent into an elongated zigzag pattern. The zigzag pattern has a plurality of substantially straight wire sections of various lengths separating a plurality of bends. The zigzag pattern is helically wound about a central axis ...


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P Douglas Walling, Joseph E Bateson, Lance S Kuhn, M Luann Ochs, Kent M Kost, Martin T Gerber, Klaus H Pollmann, Chi Neng A Han: Assay method with enzyme electrode system. Boehringer Mannheim Corporation, D Michael Young, Max J Kenemore, Marilyn L Amick, April 16, 1996: US05508171 (478 worldwide citation)

A new electrochemical biosensor and method of its use. The electrochemical biosensor has a pair of electrodes consisting of a working electrode and a counter electrode made of the same electrically conducting materials. The counter electrode may be the same size or smaller than the working electrode ...


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Sew Wah Tay, Kemal Schankereli, Thomas Holman, Hans Mische: Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures. Scimed Life Systems, Steven P Willian Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Shurtz, April 16, 1996: US05507744 (474 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for closing and sealing a vascular puncture is connected to an energy supply such that heat is generated in, or thermally conducted to, the tissue, thereby thermally fusing the vascular tissue together. The method for closing and sealing a vascular puncture comprises applying radio freq ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Hugh R Sharkey: Coiled RF electrode treatment apparatus. ZoMed International, Haynes & Davis, April 16, 1996: US05507743 (457 worldwide citation)

An RF treatment apparatus provides multi-modality treatment for tumors and other desired tissue masses, and includes an RF indifferent electrode and an RF active electrode. The RF indifferent electrode has a compacted, non-deployed state, and an expanded deployed state. In the deployed state, the RF ...


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David T Green, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Keith Ratcliff, Salvatore Castro, Scott E Manzo: Apparatus and method for applying and adjusting an anchoring device. United States Surgical Corporation, April 16, 1996: US05507754 (452 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for elevating, approximating and/or restraining internal organs or structures, and more particularly for treating female urinary stress incontinence is provided. The invention includes an anchoring device having an elongated suture with an anchor at each end thereof and a cinc ...


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Wayne P Young, Daniel E Alesi, Kenneth E Toso: Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, April 16, 1996: US05507426 (409 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue. The apparatus has a handle assembly and an elongated body which extends distally from the handle assembly. A fastener applying assembly is operatively associated with a distal end of the elongated body and includes a cartridge ...


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Michael Bullivant: Spinal vertebrae implants. Customflex, Sheridan Ross & McIntosh, April 16, 1996: US05507816 (381 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a spinal implant having a plate with a raised platform which rests in a channel in a vertebrae to prevent sideways movement of the plate. A rib extends into a groove formed in the base of the channel to help prevent relative forwards and backwards movement of the pla ...


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Cesare Gianturco: Stent assembly. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, April 16, 1996: US05507771 (347 worldwide citation)

A self-expanding stent assembly consisting of one or more Z-stents connected to one another and covered by a flexible sleeve, which can be made from either nylon, plastic or another suitable material. The stents are formed of stainless steel wire arranged in a closed zig-zag configuration which incl ...



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