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Sergiu Silvian: Bidirectional telemetry apparatus and method for implantable device. Pacesetter, Malcolm J Romano, Lisa P Weinberg, October 8, 1996: US05562713 (288 worldwide citation)

An improved telemetry system for telemetering data from an implantable device such as a heart pacemaker to an external device with minimum energy consumption. The external device first sweeps its receiver across a predetermined frequency band, e.g., the fm broadcast band of 88 MHz to 108 MHz, to det ...


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Rudolf Heimberger, Uwe Schaumann: Forceps. Richard Wolf, Cohen Pontani Lieberman Pavane, October 8, 1996: US05562699 (286 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument such as a forceps having a handle at its proximal end, a pair of jaws at its distal end for gripping an object, and a connecting member for transmitting user-applied force from the handle to the pair of jaws. The connecting member includes a force transmitting and limiting memb ...


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Erol D Riza: Apparatus facilitating suturing in laparoscopic surgery. MacMillan Sobanski & Todd, October 8, 1996: US05562688 (271 worldwide citation)

A trocar gripper with means for facilitating suturing of an insertion site thereof. The gripper includes a tubular housing provided with gripping structure for gripping a trocar guide tube. The housing is also provided with structure for fixing the axial position of the housing within an incision in ...


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Carter Kittrell, Robert M Cothren, Michael S Feld, Joseph J Baraga, Kyungwon An, Rebecca Richards Kortum, Richard P Rava, Young D Park, Anand V Mehta, Paola Taroni, Lucene Tong, Ramachandra R Dasari: Method for laser induced fluorescence of tissue. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, October 8, 1996: US05562100 (267 worldwide citation)

A method for laser induced fluorescence of tissue in which laser radiation is used to illuminate and induce fluorescence in the tissue under study to determine the chemical composition or pathologic condition of tissue. The laser radiation and the retrieved fluorescing radiation can be conveyed thro ...


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Peter Ramm, Reinhold Buchner: Method of making a three-dimensional integrated circuit. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur F orderung der angewandten Forschung e V, Karl Hormann, October 8, 1996: US05563084 (265 worldwide citation)

A method of making a three dimensionally integrated circuit by connecting first and second substrates (1;7) provided with devices in at least one layer in at least one surface in each of said substrates. An auxiliary substrate is connected to the one surface of one of said substrates which is then r ...


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Roy A Hastings, Todd M Neale, Brad Whitney: Programmable mixed-mode integrated circuit architecture. Texas Instruments Incorporated, W Daniel Swayze Jr, W James Brady III, Richard L Donaldson, October 8, 1996: US05563526 (265 worldwide citation)

A programmable mixed-mode circuit (180) has both digital (215,217) and analog (120,120',120") circuit portions. The digital portion (215,217) is provided by programmable digital logic. The analog portion (120,120',120") has a variety of analog circuits, including voltage references (218), high-speed ...


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Dierk Vorwerk, Rolf W Gunther, Thomas Schmitz Rode: Endovascular graft prosthesis and an implantation method for such a prosthesis. William Cook Europe, Richard J Godlewski, October 8, 1996: US05562724 (258 worldwide citation)

An endovascular graft prosthesis for arrangement at or in the vicinity of a bifurcation in the arterial system of a patient, e.g. for the purpose of repairing an aneurysm or the aortic bifurcation comprises a substantially tubular main body for location in the principal upstream arteria above the bi ...


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Ashvin H Desai: Endoscopic surgical instrument. David H Jaffer, October 8, 1996: US05562703 (245 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic surgical instrument includes a housing, single access conduit formed in the housing, an irrigation port and an evacuation port, each port being connected through independent valves to the single access conduit. The single access conduit has a first end and a second end which is termina ...


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Shuji Nakamura, Takao Yamada, Masayuki Senoh, Motokazu Yamada, Kanji Bando: Gallium nitride-based III-V group compound semiconductor device and method of producing the same. Nichia Chemical, Nixon & Vanderhye, October 8, 1996: US05563422 (240 worldwide citation)

A gallium nitride-based III-V Group compound semiconductor device has a gallium nitride-based III-V Group compound semiconductor layer provided over a substrate, and an ohmic electrode provided in contact with the semiconductor layer. The ohmic electrode is formed of a metallic material, and has bee ...


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Kenneth H Mollenauer, Michelle Y Monfort: Surgical instrument for placing suture or fasteners. General Surgical Innovations, Howell & Haferkamp L C, October 8, 1996: US05562685 (239 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in placing suture or fasteners in tissue at a remote location such as a laproscopic surgery is comprised of an elongated handle having a coiled projection at its distal end. The coiled projection is employed in penetrating and positioning a length of suture or fastener ...