Mary H Hunsperger, Mathilde H Holtrop: Mutant dwarfism gene of petunia. Goldsmith Seeds, Rothwell Figg Ernst & Kurz, June 4, 1996: US05523520 (3365 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a dwarf petunia plant, seed, variety and hybrid. More specifically, the invention relates to a petunia plant having a mutant gene for dwarfism which results in the reduced plant and flower size. The invention also relates to crossing inbreds, varieties and hybrids containin ...

Gary K Michelson: Artificial spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Properties, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, June 4, 1996: US05522899 (768 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant is disclosed which when placed within the spinal disc space stabilizes that spinal segment and materially participates in, and is incorporated in, the ensuing fusion.

William E Nelson: Method and apparatus for patterning and imaging member. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Brain C McCormack, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, June 4, 1996: US05523193 (573 worldwide citation)

A device (40) for patterning an imaging member (46) is provided. The device (40) comprises a light source (42) which emits light rays (44). Light rays (44) pass through a collimator (45) to collimate the light rays (48). The light then strikes a spatial light modulator (50) which is controlled by a ...

Charles H Clanton III, Emilie Young, Joseph M Palrang, Marcel D Janssens: Graphical user interface for interactive television with an animated agent. Sun Microsystems, Irell & Manella, June 4, 1996: US05524195 (545 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface for displaying and selecting video programs, such as video on demand, includes a video on demand server coupled to a communication medium. A plurality of settop box receivers are coupled to the communication medium for receiving digitized programming in the form of movies ...

John A Edmond, Gary E Bulman, Hua Shuang Kong, Vladimir Dmitriev: Vertical geometry light emitting diode with group III nitride active layer and extended lifetime. Cree Research, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, June 4, 1996: US05523589 (494 worldwide citation)

A light emitting diode emits in the blue portion of the visible spectrum and is characterized by an extended lifetime. The light emitting diode comprises a conductive silicon carbide substrate; an ohmic contact to the silicon carbide substrate; a conductive buffer layer on the substrate and selected ...

Thomas W Sander, Jeffrey S White: Absorbable surgical fastener with bone penetrating elements. United States Surgical Corporation, June 4, 1996: US05522817 (478 worldwide citation)

A self-inserting absorbable orthopedic fixation device having a bioabsorbable fastening body portion for fastening body tissue, and having bone penetrating elements such as hard, pointed tips for penetrating bone or hard tissue fixed thereto. The pointed tips may be fabricated from metals or ceramic ...

Max C Tyler, Maureen A Maimone, Christina M Lev, Norman W Baker, Robert W Watson: Design grid for inputting insurance and investment product information in a computer system. New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, Kenyon & Kenyon, June 4, 1996: US05523942 (408 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented graphical user interface for receiving instructions and information relating to insurance products, and for displaying insurance proposals relating thereto. The graphical user interface has an insured section for receiving personal information about a person to be insured and ...

Connie T Marshall, Thomas R Lemmons, Donald W Allison: Video clip program guide. Prevue Networks, Frank J Catalano, Scott R Zingerman, June 4, 1996: US05523796 (394 worldwide citation)

A system interactively controlled by a TV viewer remote control transmitter displays, on demand by the viewer and on the viewer's display screen, descriptive data and a video clip related to a program identified on the program guide. A tuner receives TV radio frequency or optical transmission signal ...

Hector D Barone, Juan C Parodi, Julio C Palmaz: Method for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Ben D Tobor, June 4, 1996: US05522880 (321 worldwide citation)

An aortic graft, and method and apparatus for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm includes a tubular graft which is intraluminally delivered through the aorta and secured to the aorta by the expansion and deformation of a thin-walled tubular member.

Paul M Urbanus, Jeffrey B Sampsell: DMD architecture and timing for use in a pulse-width modulated display system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, June 4, 1996: US05523803 (297 worldwide citation)

It is possible to replace a standard tuning unit in a television with spatial light modulator circuitry to improve the resolution seen by the viewer. The invention herein provides a system architecture, individual part of the system and techniques for minimizing the burst data rate while maintaining ...

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