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Hugh A O Hill, Irving J Higgins, James M McCann, Graham Davis: Strip electrode including screen printing of a single layer. MediSense, Fish & Richardson, April 23, 1996: US05509410 (747 worldwide citation)

A sensor system that detects a current representative of a compound in a liquid mixture features a two-electrode strip adapted for releasable attachment to signal readout circuitry. The strip comprises an elongated support (preferably flat) adapted for releasable attachment to the readout circuitry; ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Keith Ratcliff, Lisa W Heaton, Frank J Viola: Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, April 23, 1996: US05509596 (468 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling or fastening instrument for applying surgical fasteners to tissue having an adjustable closure mechanism to linearly approximate the distance between the jaw members of the instrument. The adjustable closure mechanism consists of an advancing mechanism and a retaining mechanism w ...


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Stephen P A Fodor, Michael C Pirrung, J Leighton Read, Lubert Stryer: Synthesis and screening of immobilized oligonucleotide arrays. Affymax Technologies, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 23, 1996: US05510270 (433 worldwide citation)

A method for synthesizing and screening oligonucleotides on a solid substrate. The method provides for the irradiation of a first predefined region of a substrate comprising immobilized nucleotides on its surface, without irradiation of a second predefined region of the substrate. The irradiation st ...


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Bekir Serbetcioglu, Ilhan Bagoren, Osman Duman, Esref Ozulkulu: Caller name and identification communication system with caller screening option. Engineering and Business Systems, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, April 23, 1996: US05511111 (353 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a caller name delivery service telecommunication system having caller screening and other options. The system includes intercepting a call from a calling subscriber to a desired called subscriber, as a first option, prompting the caller to either speak his or her name, ...


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Lydia M Bonner, Joseph P Desimone, Russell J Micinski: Method and apparatus of handling multiple sensors in a glucose monitoring instrument system. Bayer Corporation, Jerome L Jeffers, April 23, 1996: US05510266 (334 worldwide citation)

A sensor dispensing instrument includes a sensor magazine that contains a plurality of blood glucose sensors disposed in sensor slots. Each of the sensor slots is in fluid communication with a desiccant cavity in which desiccant material is disposed. The front and rear walls of the sensor magazine a ...


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Charles J Stimson, Brady S Beshear: Telephone pre-paid calling card system and method. Call Processing, David H Judson, April 23, 1996: US05511114 (321 worldwide citation)

A pre-paid calling card system enables customers to access a telephone network and obtain long distance telephone service. The system includes four main functional components: a plurality of calling cards, a host computer, a plurality of on-site activation terminals and a call processor. Each of the ...


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Randall Atkinson: Intermediate network authentication. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Thomas E McDonnell, Daniel Kalish, April 23, 1996: US05511122 (319 worldwide citation)

An internetwork authentication method is provided for verifying a sending host by a receiving host or an intermediate router or gateway. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining a network address and a public key of a receiving host; utilizing the public key from the receiving host in combinatio ...


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William D Hanson, Lynn C Brud, Shannon K Byerly, Clifford J Ellis, Rob D Everett, Barbara A Gossen, Violet M Grube, David G Iwanski, David K LeMahieu, Jian Qin, Robert A Stevens, Tom K Wentzel, Sandra M Yarbrough, David L Zenker, MaryAnn Zunker: Thin absorbent article having rapid uptake of liquid. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Paul Yee, April 23, 1996: US05509915 (317 worldwide citation)

Generally stated, the present invention provides a distinctive absorbent article comprising a backsheet layer, and a topsheet layer which is disposed in facing relation with the backsheet layer. An absorbent body is interposed between the backsheet layer and topsheet layer. The absorbent body includ ...


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David D Otten: System and method for mobile communications in coexistence with established communications systems. Celsat America, Drummond & Duckworth, April 23, 1996: US05511233 (300 worldwide citation)

A mobile communications system provides communications with mobile users in the interference zones of communications services having priority of use of the frequency band in which the mobile user operates. The frequency band has been previously allocated for use by the other services, such as fixed ...


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Ernie Aranyi, Paul A Matula, Henry Bolanos, Frank M Rende III: Endoscopic surgical instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, April 23, 1996: US05509922 (299 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical instrument having a handle assembly, a body portion, and a tool mechanism in which a pivoting handle pivots about a stationary handle to open and close the tool mechanism. The instrument includes a rotatable body portion, in which a rotation knob is provided on the instrument ...