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Paul A Moskowitz, Michael J Brady, Paul W Coteus: Radio frequency circuit and memory in thin flexible package. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, June 18, 1996: US05528222 (735 worldwide citation)

A novel thin and flexible radio frequency (RF) tag has a semiconductor circuit with logic, memory, and a radio frequency circuits, connected to an antenna with all interconnections placed on a single plane of wiring without crossovers. The elements of the package (substrate, antenna, and laminated c ...


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David S Zamierowski: Fastening system and method. Kinetic Concepts, Litman McMahon and Brown, June 18, 1996: US05527293 (647 worldwide citation)

A fastening system includes a membrane assembly which can comprise a pair of body panels secured together at a seam. The membrane panels can comprise a semi-permeable material. A sheath assembly has a tubular configuration with proximate and distal ends and a sheath passage extending therebetween. T ...


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Fred H Burbank, Thomas J Fogarty, Wayne E Manska, Mark A Ritchart, Timothy J Ryan, Elias A Zerhouni: Method and apparatus for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue. Biopsys Medical, Dennis H Epperson, June 18, 1996: US05526822 (574 worldwide citation)

A method and device for the automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue having a piercing needle with a receiving port to trap tissue prior to cutting. A motor drive directs and positions the tissue receiving port at a lesion site in arbitrary positions about and along the longitudinal axis of th ...


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Enrique J Klein, Bernard H Andreas: Device and method for suturing of internal puncture sites. Perclose, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 18, 1996: US05527322 (486 worldwide citation)

A suture applying device comprises a shaft having a nose piece attached at its distal end. The shaft and the nose piece are separated by a transition region, and a needle entry lumen in the shaft permits a flexible needle to be introduced in the distal direction. The needle is able to cross the tran ...


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Joseph Gross, John G Kelly: Intradermal drug delivery device and method for intradermal delivery of drugs. Elan Medical Technologies, Mary L Severson, June 18, 1996: US05527288 (480 worldwide citation)

An intradermal drug delivery device for delivering a liquid drug to a subject via the subject's skin includes a housing having a lower surface provided with an adhesive coating for adhering the housing to the subject's skin. An expansible-contractible chamber within the housing defines a reservoir w ...


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Richard S Stack, Howard G Clark, William F Walker, James H McElhaney: Bioabsorbable stent and method of making the same. Duke University, Cushman Darby & Cushman, June 18, 1996: US05527337 (447 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable stent for placement at the locus of a stenotic portion of a body passage, such as a blood vessel, which is flexible and compliant for safe and effective delivery to the site of the stenotic portion of, for example, a blood vessel, and so as to avoid the disadvantages of chronic impla ...


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Peter W J Hinchliffe: Instrument for closing trocar puncture wounds. United States Surgical Corporation, June 18, 1996: US05527321 (404 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for applying sutures including an elongated housing having a proximal end and a distal end, means associated with the distal end of the elongated housing for carrying at least one needle, the needle carrier means being movable between a retracted position and an extended positi ...


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Martin E Lee: Guideless stage with isolated reaction stage. Nikon Precision, Norman R Klivans, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, June 18, 1996: US05528118 (383 worldwide citation)

A guideless stage for aligning a wafer in a microlithography system is disclosed, and a reaction frame is disclosed which isolates both external vibrations as well as vibrations caused by reaction forces from an object stage. In the guideless stage an object stage is disclosed for movement in at lea ...


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William S Pietrzak, Roy C Wiley, David L Ahlersmeyer: Method and apparatus for securing soft tissues, tendons and ligaments to bone. Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 18, 1996: US05527342 (382 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for securing soft tissues, tendons and ligaments to bone using a suture strand. The apparatus includes a spear member which is able to pierce and securely engage the bone. The spear member includes an eyelet which is able to carry the suture strand at a position along the midportion of ...


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Glenn C Steiner, Lloyd H Banta, Matthew M Trask: Personal digital location assistant including a memory cartridge, a GPS smart antenna and a personal computing device. Trimble Navigation, David R Gildea, June 18, 1996: US05528248 (355 worldwide citation)

A Personal Digital Location Apparatus for displaying a geographical location as an icon on a map. The apparatus includes a GPS Smart Antenna for determining the geographical location, a personal computing device including a display, a processing system including a standard software operating system ...



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