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Mordechai Beyar, Amnon Foux: Stapler device particularly useful in medical suturing. Technion Research & Development Foundation, Levisohn Lerner Berger & Langsam, May 28, 1996: US05520700 (795 worldwide citation)

A stapler device includes a manually grippable handle containing a drive and a trigger to activate the drive mechanism, a barrel fixed to the handle, a guide for holding a staple to be ejected and formed to accommodate a suture thread fixed to the staple, and an ejector driven by the drive through t ...


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Joseph P Errico, Thomas J Errico, James Ralph: Anterior spinal polyaxial locking screw plate assembly. J P Errico, May 28, 1996: US05520690 (368 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a polyaxial locking screw plate assembly for immobilization of vertebral bones, via fixation to surfaces thereof. In one embodiment the invention includes a plate, having an upper portion and a lower portion, each of which has a pair of threaded holes, into which holes coupl ...


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Mir A Imran: Transurethral radio frequency apparatus for ablation of the prostate gland and method. Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, May 28, 1996: US05520684 (359 worldwide citation)

A transurethral radio frequency apparatus for ablation of the prostate gland through the urethra formed by a wall, a probe consisting of a flexible elongate tubular member with proximal and distal extremities and sized so as to be adapted to be inserted into the urethra, and an ablation electrode ca ...


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Helmut Heckele, Friederich Hahnle: Manipulator arm with proximal and distal control balls. Richard Wolf, Cohen Pontani Lieberman Pavane, May 28, 1996: US05520678 (349 worldwide citation)

A surgical manipulator arm has a first and a second control ball rotatably mounted and disposed at a proximal end and a distal end of an outer-shaft tube, respectively. The control balls are coupled to each other through coupling elements such, for example, as control wires so that rotational moveme ...


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Jurg Zimmermann: Pyrimidine derivatives and processes for the preparation thereof. Ciba Geigy Corporation, Karen G Kaiser, May 28, 1996: US05521184 (341 worldwide citation)

There are described N-phenyl-2-pyrimidine-amine derivatives of formula I ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1 is 4-pyrazinyl, 1-methyl-1H-pyrrolyl, amino- or amino-lower alkyl-substituted phenyl wherein the amino group in each case is free, alkylated or acylated, 1H-indolyl or 1H-imidazolyl bonded at a five-mem ...


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Jude S Sauer, Louis N Rapp, Thomas A Tiberio: Method and apparatus for applying a cinch member to the ends of a suture. United States Surgical Corporation, May 28, 1996: US05520702 (337 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus and method of use is provided for applying and maintaining a securing member upon a length of suture material which extends from body tissue. The apparatus essentially comprises a handle assembly, and elongated housing extending distally from the handle assembly and a tool assem ...


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Harry S Budow, Glen E Alcorn: Interactive digital video services system with store and forward capabilities. SpectraVision, Haynes and Boone, May 28, 1996: US05521631 (328 worldwide citation)

An interactive video services system for enabling store and forward distribution of digitized video programming is disclosed. In accordance with a feature of the present invention, encoded and compressed digital video signals are transmitted via satellite link from a centrally located uplink site to ...


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Ynjiun P Wang, Paul P Ju: Dataform readers having controlled and overlapped exposure integration periods. Metanetics Corporation, Kenneth P Robinson, May 28, 1996: US05521366 (306 worldwide citation)

Dataform readers and methods provide operation with a sequence of overlapping exposure periods for successive lines of sensor elements of an array. Also, the exposure periods for successive lines of sensor elements, or successive subsets of lines, can be independently determined. In operation of a d ...


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Wallace Matthews: Method for determining a best path between two nodes. Cabletron Systems, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, May 28, 1996: US05521910 (299 worldwide citation)

A method for determining a best path from a source node to a destination node using a breadth first recursive search in parallel. The determination is based upon a plurality of metrics which are set by the system. A path's metrics are compared to respective threshold values and paths are discarded i ...


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Thomas P Branch: Method and apparatus for re-approximating tissue. Jones & Askew, May 28, 1996: US05520691 (284 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses are described for attaching tendons, ligaments, or other tissue to bone, which includes the use of adjustable head members positioned along filament members. Also disclosed are methods and apparatuses for mending breaks in tissue such as skin or meniscal layers tissue such as ...



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