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Stephan A DeFonzo, Samson L Pennatto, Andrew Komlosi: Apparatus and method for applying surgical staples to body tissue. United States Surgical Corporation, October 1, 1996: US05560532 (751 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for applying at least one surgical fastener to body tissue, having a frame and a tubular member connected to the frame and extending distally therefrom. The tubular member has a generally longitudinal axis, a proximal end portion, and a distal end portion. At least one surgica ...


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Mac R Seelig, Jerald Seelig, Michael Hiltebrand, Douglas Cramer: Combined slot machine and racing game. Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Company, Norman E Lehrer, Jeffrey S Ginsberg, October 1, 1996: US05560603 (639 worldwide citation)

The gaming system of the present invention includes one or more slot machines associated with a racing display wherein the racing elements are not racing against each other. Rather, a clock is included and each racing element is racing against the clock, independently of the other racing elements. T ...


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Henry Bolanos, Randolph F Lehn: Graduated anvil for surgical stapling instruments. United States Surgical Corporation, October 1, 1996: US05560530 (473 worldwide citation)

An anvil is disclosed for utilization in conjunction with a surgical stapling instrument configured to apply rows of staples to body tissue. The anvil is provided with graduations to delineate the boundaries of the staple forming area defined thereby, as well as to delineate the range through which ...


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David J Byrne: LED lamp construction. Armand M Vozzo Jr, October 1, 1996: US05561346 (330 worldwide citation)

An improved LED lamp construction is disclosed having a plurality of LEDs electrically interconnected and mounted upon opposed rounded surfaces formed at one end of the lamp body. The opposed rounded surfaces comprise a substantially semi-spherical lamp head concavely open at the upper end of the la ...


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Gordon A Tibbitts: Bit for subterranean drilling fabricated from separately-formed major components. Baker Hughes Incorporated, Trask Britt & Rossa, October 1, 1996: US05560440 (325 worldwide citation)

A rotary bit for drilling subterranean formations. The bit includes a separately-fabricated bit body and cutter support structures, the latter of which may be designed as blades, ribs, pads or otherwise, depending upon the bit style. The body and one or more cutter support structures are assembled a ...


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Gary Savage, Michel Swift: Headset for electronic stethoscope. Delstar Services Informatiques, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter Schmidt P A, October 1, 1996: US05561275 (303 worldwide citation)

The headset comprises left and right elongate ear pieces having respective first ends to receive ear tips and respective, interconnected second ends. Each ear piece includes a one-piece elongate body made of flexible and resilient material and curved outwardly to skirt round the user's head when the ...


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John W Sliwa Jr, Michael G Curley, Donald R Mullen, Jay S Plugge, Richard A Lyon: Active thermal control of ultrasound transducers. Acuson Corporation, William F Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Prendergast, October 1, 1996: US05560362 (292 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound transducer assembly having a housing, a transducer array mounted in the housing, and active cooling mechanism positioned adjacent to the transducer array for actively removing heat generated by the array by transport of heat energy from the affected site. The active cooling mechanism m ...


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Roger Remillard: Apparatus and method for electronic device for information services. Viscorp, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 1, 1996: US05561709 (285 worldwide citation)

An electronic device and method for accessing remote electronic facilities and displaying associated information on a conventional television set. The electronic device self-configures itself upon power-up or reset by initiating a data call to a configuring facility. Information related to available ...


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Terry F Montlick: Method and apparatus for wireless remote information retrieval and pen-based data entry. David P Gordon, October 1, 1996: US05561446 (276 worldwide citation)

A method and system for wireless remote information retrieval and pen-based data entry includes a central computer system having a relatively large storage capacity and/or access to relatively large storage devices and coupled to a wireless network having a plurality of cells. One or more portable p ...


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