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Marc Van Damme
Marc Van Damme, Herman Uytterhoeven, Geert Defieuw: Thermal transfer printing of a reducing agent to a silver source contained in an image receiving layer. Agfa Gevaert, Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, September 24, 1996: US05558972 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a thermal imaging process using (i) a donor element comprising on a support a donor layer containing a binder and a thermotransferable reducing agent capable of reducing a silver source to metallic silver upon heating and (ii) a receiving element comprising on a suppo ...


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David C Yates: Impedance feedback monitor for electrosurgical instrument. September 24, 1996: US05558671 (738 worldwide citation)

An impedance monitoring device is provided for monitoring the electrical impedance of tissue as it is treated with electrosurgical energy. Based on a predicted model of tissue impedance and a number of initial impedance readings, the impedance at which tissue treatment is completed is predicted. Mor ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner: Television program delivery system. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, September 24, 1996: US05559549 (638 worldwide citation)

An expanded television program delivery system is described which allows viewers to select television and audio program choices from a series of menus. The primary components of the system include an operations center, a digital cable headend, and at least one set top terminal having a remote contro ...


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David E Acker, Ian McNulty, Robert C Pacheco, Wayne Grandner: Magnetic determination of position and orientation. Biosense, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, September 24, 1996: US05558091 (577 worldwide citation)

A magnetic position and orientation determining system uses magnetic fields, desirably including uniform fields from Helmholtz coils positioned on opposite sides of a sensing volume and gradient fields generated by the same coils. By monitoring field components detected at the probes during applicat ...


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Michael W Balk: File system for a data storage device having a power fail recovery mechanism for write/replace operations. Lucent Technologies, Nicholas J Skarlatos, September 24, 1996: US05559957 (481 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus in a data storage device of a data storage system under the control of a microprocessor for preventing a microprocessor stall upon the occurrence of a power failure during read/write operations. During normal operations, files are written to a fi ...


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Bruce Davis, James Gutman, Michael Heydt, Larry Miller: System and method for generating an information display schedule for an electronic program guide. Weil Gotshal & Manges, September 24, 1996: US05559548 (445 worldwide citation)

An electronic program schedule system which includes a receiver for receiving television program schedule information and promotional information transmitted via satellite, a digital playback system for storing the schedule and promotional information and formatting pages of said information, and a ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Kee S Lee, James Baker, Bruno Strul: Thin layer ablation apparatus. Vidacare, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, September 24, 1996: US05558672 (442 worldwide citation)

An ablation apparatus has an expandable member that is inserted into an organ of a body and ablates all or a selected portion of the inner layer of the organ. Electrolytic solution fills the expandable member, and the expandable member includes a plurality of apertures from which electrolytic soluti ...


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David M DeLorme, Keith A Gray: Computer aided routing system. DeLorme Publishing Company, Daniel H Kane Jr, Chris A Caseiro, Thomas L Bohan, September 24, 1996: US05559707 (433 worldwide citation)

A computer aided routing system (CARS) determines a travel route between a user selected travel origin and travel destination following user selected waypoints along the way. A CARS database incorporates travel information selected from a range of multimedia sources about the transportation routes, ...



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