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Mark W Kanter: Referral recognition system for an incentive award program. First Marketrust Intl, July 16, 1996: US05537314 (732 worldwide citation)

A credit accumulation and accessing system for a plurality of sponsoring companies and participants having at each sponsoring company location (14, 16), a common bus (26), which communicates with participant data input (28), performance data input (34), computer processing (24), memory (30), an awar ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald G Lax, Hugh Sharkey: Multiple electrode ablation apparatus. ZoMed International, Haynes & Davis, July 16, 1996: US05536267 (643 worldwide citation)

A tissue ablation apparatus includes a delivery catheter with distal and proximal ends. A handle is attached to the proximal end of the delivery catheter. At least partially positioned in the delivery catheter is an electrode deployment device. The electrode deployment device includes a plurality of ...


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Anthony A Boiarski, Mark T Byrne, Warren P Williamson: Identification device for surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Susan M Schmitt, July 16, 1996: US05535937 (599 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for identifying certain characteristics of an end piece or end effector of a surgical instrument. A preferred embodiment provides a surgical stapling instrument having an electrical circuit contained on the stapling cartridge which is capable of indicating cartridge type and/or ...


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Claude A Vidal, John L Minck Jr: Surgical stapler with mechanisms for reducing the firing force. United States Surgical Corporation, July 16, 1996: US05535935 (585 worldwide citation)

Surgical staplers for use during open and/or laparoscopic surgical procedures are disclosed. Novel firing device trapping assemblies, pushers, staple lines and firing handles are described. Many of the novel devices reduce the overall firing force experienced by the surgeon.


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Anthony A Boiarski, Mark T Byrne, Warren P Williamson: Identification device for surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Susan M Schmitt, July 16, 1996: US05535934 (579 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for identifying certain characteristics of an end piece or end effector of a surgical instrument. A preferred embodiment provides a surgical stapling instrument having an electrical circuit contained on the stapling cartridge which is capable of indicating cartridge type and/or ...


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David J Thompson: Progressive system for a match number game and method therefor. Mikohn Gaming Corporation, Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney, July 16, 1996: US05536016 (513 worldwide citation)

A progressive system for a match number game. An ante coin acceptor is located near each played card on each player's station. A progressive coin acceptor is also located on each player station. A player places an ante bet or a progressive bet by placing coins in the ante and progressive coin accept ...


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Philip C Evard, Timothy R MacHold, Hanson S Gifford III, Alex T Roth, Wesley D Sterman, Lawrence C Siegel: Thoracoscopic devices and methods for arresting the heart. Heartport, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 16, 1996: US05536251 (476 worldwide citation)

The invention provides devices and methods for thoracoscopically arresting the heart and establishing cardiopulmonary bypass, thus facilitating a variety of less-invasive surgical procedures on and within the heart and great vessels of the thorax. In one embodiment, the invention provides a thoracos ...


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Kenneth Jacobs: Method of screening for cDNA encoding novel secreted mammalian proteins in yeast. Genetics Institute, Scott A Brown, Patricia A McDaniels, Thomas J DesRosier, July 16, 1996: US05536637 (471 worldwide citation)

A novel method of screening for novel secreted mammalian proteins is described in which mammalian secretory leader sequences are detected using the yeast invertase gene as a reporter system.


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Gregory W Harper, Michael J Freeman: Distance learning system providing individual television participation, audio responses and memory for every student. ACTV, Dorsey & Whitney, July 16, 1996: US05537141 (410 worldwide citation)

An interactive distance learning system which provides individualized and meaningful interactive responses to each student, as if the student is receiving instruction directly from a private tutor or instructor. An interactive program transmission occurs to a diverse number of facilities and locatio ...


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David A Boulton, Wayne Vucenic, John P Stallings: Method and apparatus for implementing user feedback. DiaCom Technologies, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, July 16, 1996: US05537618 (322 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for implementing user feedback. A user may activate an enter feedback mode command in a computer environment to provide feedback in a feedback interface. A feedback record is created and the user's context within a product, process, service, or issue to which the feedback refe ...



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