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Lauren O Main, Richard L Grant: Sealing means for endoscopic surgical anastomosis stapling instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, July 9, 1996: US05533661 (562 worldwide citation)

A sealed surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a curved shaft to an actuator handle assembly and incorporates an improved actuator mechanism for transmitting the required ...


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Richard R Navarro, Carl R McMillin, Karl B Zimmers: Spine disc. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, July 9, 1996: US05534030 (552 worldwide citation)

A spinal disc prosthesis comprises an upper rigid plate, a lower rigid plate, and an elastomeric core interposed between the plates and adhered to the plates. The elastomeric core has an upper portion with an outer peripheral surface extending substantially perpendicular to the upper plate. A lower ...


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Gutman Levitan: Virtual personal channel in a television system. Ilya Zborovsky, July 9, 1996: US05534911 (524 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for providing a customer of a television system with virtual personal channel which being selected delivers a television program of the most personal interest no matter on which channel and at what time the program is physically transmitted. Descriptive and time/channel data of schedule ...


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Francis MacDougall: Video image based control system. Very Vivid, Brooks & Kushman, July 9, 1996: US05534917 (522 worldwide citation)

A video image based control system including a video camera scans a field of view and generates video signals representing the captured image of the field of view. The video signals are applied to a digitizer which converts the video signal into digital information. The digital information is convey ...


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Jon P St Germain, Scott A Olson: Stent deployment catheter with collapsible sheath. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, July 9, 1996: US05534007 (491 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an improved stent delivery catheter. The stent delivery system comprises a catheter having a stent receiving portion adapted to receive a stent near the distal end of the catheter and a stent concentrically arranged around the catheter within the stent receiving portio ...


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William J Kaspari, Roger A Stern: Apparatus and method for noninvasive blood pressure measurement. Vital Insite Incorporated, Flehr Hohbch Test Albritton & Herbert, July 9, 1996: US05533511 (483 worldwide citation)

A blood pressure monitor for determining a patient's blood pressure comprises a processor attached to a first input device for receiving an initial input representing the patient's absolute blood pressure, and a noninvasive sensor attached to the patient for measuring at least one physiological func ...


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Qi Bin Bao, Paul A Higham: Hydrogel intervertebral disc nucleus with diminished lateral bulging. Howmedica, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Elizabeth O Slade, July 9, 1996: US05534028 (463 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic nucleus for a vertebral disc is made of a hydrogel material. The hydrogel prosthetic nucleus has a shape generally conforming to the natural nucleus pulposus, and it exhibits diminished lateral bulging under high compressive loads. The hydrogel has a water content of from 30% to 90% and ...


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Larry J Hornbeck: Active yoke hidden hinge digital micromirror device. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert C Klinger, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, July 9, 1996: US05535047 (444 worldwide citation)

A spatial light modulator (10) of the DMD type having increased performance parameters. A pixel mirror (30) is supported by a yoke (32), whereby electrostatic attraction forces (70, 76, 80, 82) are generated between several structures. First, between the elevated mirror (30) and an elevated address ...


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Stanford R Ovshinsky, David A Strand, Patrick Klersy: Electrically erasable memory elements characterized by reduced current and improved thermal stability. Energy Conversion Devices, David W Schumaker, Marvin S Siskind, Marc J Luddy, July 9, 1996: US05534712 (428 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a solid state, directly overwritable, non-volatile, high density, low cost, low energy, high speed, readily manufacturable, single cell memory element having reduced switching current requirements and an increased thermal stability of data retention. The memory element includes a ...


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Ravi Ganesan: Yaksha, an improved system and method for securing communications using split private key asymmetric cryptography. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, July 9, 1996: US05535276 (362 worldwide citation)

In a system, such as a system utilizing a Kerberos protocol, system users each have an associated asymmetric crypto-key. The security of communications over the system is enhanced by a first user generating a temporary asymmetric crypto-key having a first temporary key portion and an associated seco ...



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