Peter C Block, W Earl Anderson, David G Atteridge: Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same. Stetina Brunda Buyan, Raymond Sun, September 10, 1996: US05554185 (657 worldwide citation)

An inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve which is constructed so as to be initially deployable in a deflated "collapsed" configuration wherein the valve may be passed through the lumen of a cardiovascular catheter and subsequently inflated to an "operative" configuration so as to perform its in ...

Bryan D Knodel, Dale R Schulze, Richard P Nuchols: Surgical stapler with improved operating lever mounting arrangement. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Milnamow & Katz, September 10, 1996: US05553765 (650 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument, illustrated as an endoscopic surgical stapler, includes first and second operating linkages respectively operatively connected with first and second operating levers pivotally mounted on a frame of the instrument. An improved mounting arrangement is provided for the operating ...

David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Daniel E Alesi, Keith Ratcliff, Charles R Sherts: Method for placing staples in laparoscopic or endoscopic procedures. United States Surgical Corporation, September 10, 1996: US05554169 (635 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for placing lateral lines of staples and making an incision, all through an endoscopic tube, includes an anvil member which is mounted to the distal end of an elongated housing. A tubular collar disposed around the arm of the anvil member is movable to a distal position to bias th ...

Marvin M Theimer, Michael J Spreitzer, Mark D Weiser, Richard J Goldstein, Scott A Elrod, Daniel C Swinehart, William N Schilit, Robert T Krivacic, Roy Want: Method for granting a user request having locational and contextual attributes consistent with user policies for devices having locational attributes consistent with the user request. Xerox Corporation, R Christine Jacobs, Tracy L Hurt, September 10, 1996: US05555376 (632 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a method for superimposing prespecified locational, environmental, and contextual controls on user interactions, including interactions of mobile users, with computational resources. A system is described for electronically monitoring contextual information concerning ...

Michel Lahille, Philippe Cottin: Intersomatic vertebral cage. Biomat, Laubscher & Laubscher, September 10, 1996: US05554191 (623 worldwide citation)

An intersomatic cage to be inserted from the posterior approach between two vertebrae comprises two substantially parallel branches for contact with the vertebral bodies, a linking portion linking the posterior ends of the branches, and a movable spreader member for angularly spreading the two branc ...

Robert K Tendler: Cellular phone based automatic emergency vessel/vehicle location system. Tendler Technologies, Robert K Tendler Esq, September 10, 1996: US05555286 (594 worldwide citation)

A cellular phone based emergency vessel/vehicle location system which includes a navigation unit to determine position and speech synthesis to modulate a transmitter with the emergency message includes a combined dialer and activation detector, in which activation may either be from the cellular pho ...

Yaobin Chen, Thomas G Mintun: Intelligent remote visual monitoring system for home health care service. Visiting Nurse Service, Indiana University Foundation, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, September 10, 1996: US05553609 (508 worldwide citation)

A computer-based remote visual monitoring system is provided for in-home patient health care from a remote location via ordinary telephone lines. The system includes a supervisory control center having access to patient and health care professional databases for assigning patients to appropriate hea ...

Donald C Roe, David J K Goulait, Sheila S Rodriguez, Edward P Carlin, Kimberly A Dreier, Carolyn M Jasper, Dean J Daniels: Absorbent article with multiple zone structural elastic-like film web extensible waist feature. The Procter & Gamble Company, Steven W Miller, Kevin C Johnson, Jacobus C Rasser, September 10, 1996: US05554145 (472 worldwide citation)

Absorbent articles such as disposable diapers, incontinent briefs, diaper holders, training pants, feminine hygiene garments and the like, that have a unique waist feature that improves the dynamic fit as well as the containment characteristics of the absorbent article. Such absorbent articles compr ...

Hans Lange, Herbert Argauer: Blood lancet device for withdrawing blood for diagnostic purposes. Boehringer Mannheim, September 10, 1996: US05554166 (422 worldwide citation)

Blood lancet device (1) for withdrawing blood from a patient for diagnostic purposes comprises a housing (10), a lancet holder (11) movable within the housing (10) for retaining a non-rotatable lancet (4) having a plastic lancet body (31), a lancet needle (33) fixed in the lancet body (31), a lancet ...

Dev V Gupta, Yu Ren B Chen, Craig A Sharper, Alan E Stone: Scalable multimedia network. Integrated Network Corporation, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, September 10, 1996: US05555244 (412 worldwide citation)

A Scalable Multimedia Network providing integrated networking of data, voice, video and image services over a variety of access facilities including metallic loops, fiber/coax or digital fiber is disclosed herein.