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Paul C Nardella, David C Yates, Jesse J Kuhns, Richard P Nuchols, Martin Madden, Steven H Mersch: Alternative current pathways for bipolar surgical cutting tool. Medical Scientific, Ethicon Endo Surgery, William C Lahive & Cockfield Geary III, July 2, 1996: US05531744 (798 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical tool comprises a retractable cutting element movable along a cutting path and an electrical energy supply source which communicates electrical energy (e.g., radio frequency energy) through one or more energy delivering electrodes associated with a tissue affecting portion o ...


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Pankaj M Vadgama, Seamus P J Higson: Sensor devices. The Victoria University of Manchester, Cushman Darby & Cushman, July 2, 1996: US05531878 (676 worldwide citation)

Sensor devices comprising enzyme electrodes incorporating a microporous membrane coated with the carbonaceous material known as "diamond-like carbon" (most conveniently deposited by decomposition of a hydrocarbon, induced by radiation or a high electric field). The membrane material is preferably a ...


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Patrick Young, John H Roop, Michael W Faber: Background television schedule system. Starsight Telecast, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 2, 1996: US05532754 (622 worldwide citation)

Screen (10) for a user interface of a television schedule system and process consists of an array (24) of irregular cells (26), which vary in length, corresponding to different television program lengths of one half hour to one-and-one half hours or more. The array is arranged as three columns (28) ...


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Kenneth Kensey, John E Nash, Douglas Evans: System for closing a percutaneous puncture formed by a trocar to prevent tissue at the puncture from herniating. Kensey Nash Corporation, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, July 2, 1996: US05531759 (459 worldwide citation)

A system and method for sealing a percutaneous puncture extending into internally located tissue, e.g., the peritoneum, of a living being. The system includes a reinforcing device and a deployment instrument. The device comprises a substantially rigid anchor, a resorbable holding member, a collagen ...


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Daniel L Auclair, Jeffrey Craig, John S Mangan, Robert D Norman, Daniel C Guterman, Sanjay Mehrotra: Soft errors handling in EEPROM devices. SanDisk Corporation, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, July 2, 1996: US05532962 (392 worldwide citation)

Soft errors occur during normal use of a solid-state memory such as EEPROM or Flash EEPROM. A soft error results from the programmed threshold voltage of a memory cell being drifted from its originally intended level. The error is initially not readily detected during normal read until the cumulativ ...


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Thomas V Hartrick, Jeffrey N Stevens, Nicholas J Sabia: Data processing system and method to enforce payment of royalties when copying softcopy books. International Business Machines Corporation, Edward H Duffield, John E Jobe, July 2, 1996: US05532920 (387 worldwide citation)

A publisher of a softcopy book includes royalty payment information either within the structured document text of the book or in a royalty payment information file which accompanies the book. To read the book from the storage disk, the user applies a special softcopy book reading program at his work ...


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Roger W Dahl, Robert W Wickham deceased, David K Swanson, David Lipson: Stent-type defibrillation electrode structures. Cardiac Pacemakers, Haugen and Nikolai, July 2, 1996: US05531779 (341 worldwide citation)

Implantable electrode structures for use in apparatus for applying electrical therapy to a patient's heart in the treatment of arrhythmias such as tachycardias and fibrillations of the heart are herein disclosed. The electrode structures are made in the form of expandable (or self-expanding) intrava ...


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Steven Maschino, Ross G Baker Jr: Circumneural electrode assembly. Cyberonics, Wigman Cohen Leitner & Myers, July 2, 1996: US05531778 (335 worldwide citation)

An electrode assembly of a lead to be implanted on a patient's nerve includes a flexible electrically insulative carrier of helical configuration, a flexible ribbon electrode secured to the underside of at least a segment of the helical configuration carrier, an elongate conductor for electrical con ...


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Ernest W Moody: Poker-style card game. John E Roethel, July 2, 1996: US05531448 (320 worldwide citation)

In one version of the present invention, the dealer deals three cards to each player. The dealer then deals eight cards as the community cards which are arranged in groups of two each on the gaming table layout. The card layout is in the format of a directional compass with two cards each at the Nor ...


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W Eric L Grimson, Steven J White, Gil J Ettinger, William M Wells III, Tomas Lozano Perez, Ronald Kikinis: System and method of registration of three-dimensional data sets including anatomical body data. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, TASC, The Brigham & Women s Hospital, Samuels Gauthier Stevens & Reppert, July 2, 1996: US05531520 (289 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an image data registration system and method of storing a first data set of three-dimensional image data associated with a predetermined portion of an object with reference to a first coordinate frame; obtaining and storing a second data set of three-dimensional image ...



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