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Gene W Kammerer: Surgical knot pusher device and improved method of forming knots. Ethicon, Emil R Skula, Charles Boukus Jr, October 8, 1996: US05562684 (237 worldwide citation)

A surgical knot pusher device comprises a thick-walled cannula or tube having a beveled elliptical face and a central channel for slidably receiving one end of a suture. The other end of the suture is slidably inserted in one of a pair of longitudinal grooves formed on the outer surface of the cannu ...


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David R Mushabac: Method for facilitating dental diagnosis and treatment. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, October 8, 1996: US05562448 (237 worldwide citation)

A method for use in forming a preparation in a patient's jaw comprises the steps of (a) generating electrically encoded data specifying pre-existing dental structure in the patient's jaw, (b) transmitting the data to a computer, (c) operating the computer to generate, on a monitor connected to the c ...


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Roger Phillips, Geoffery McGarraugh, Franklin A Jurik, Raymond D Underwood: Whole blood glucose test strip. LifeScan, October 8, 1996: US05563042 (235 worldwide citation)

A whole blood glucose test strip for measuring glucose in an unmeasured whole blood sample which does not require removal of excess sample, and which is adapted for use in a reflectance reading apparatus which measures reflectance at about 635 nm and about 700 nm, the test strip comprising a handle ...


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Peter J Schmitt, David J Lentz: Radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device. Meadox Medicals, Hoffman & Baron, October 8, 1996: US05562725 (233 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding implantable intraluminal device formed from a hollow tubular braid. The intraluminal device may be used in a variety of medical procedures which require a passageway to be maintained in an open position or which require reinforcement, support or a bypass conduit such as in ...


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Sudhir Agrawal, Jin Yan Tang: Linear aminoalkylphosphoramidate oligonucleotide derivatives. Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research, Lappin & Kusmer, October 8, 1996: US05563253 (227 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods of producing a synthetic oligonucleotide of selected nucleotide sequence which is internally functionalized at at least one selected location with an aminoalkyl-phosphoramidate and labelled with a nonradioactive material. Also disclosed are oligonucleotides produced by this met ...


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David G Emery, Zain K Saidin, Mark J Wihl, Tao Yi Fu, Marek Zywno, Damon F Kvamme, Michael E Fein: Automated photomask inspection apparatus and method. KLA Instruments Corporation, Allston L Jones, October 8, 1996: US05563702 (221 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for inspecting patterned transmissive substrates, such as photomasks, for unwanted particles and features occurring on the transmissive, opaque portions and at the transition regions of the opaque and transmissive portions of the substrate. A transmissive substrate is illumina ...


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Lawrence F Cygan, Paul H Gailus, William J Turney, Francis R Yester Jr: Method and apparatus for enhancing an operating characteristic of a radio transmitter. Motorola, Daniel C Crilly, James A Coffing, October 8, 1996: US05564086 (219 worldwide citation)

In a radio transmitter (100) that includes a power amplifier (104) and an antenna (106), a method for enhancing an operating characteristic of the radio transmitter (100) can be accomplished in the following manner. The power amplifier (104) provides a signal (113) to a variable matching network (11 ...


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Hongyong Zhang, Hideki Uochi, Toru Takayama, Takeshi Fukunaga, Yasuhiko Takemura: Thin film transistor. Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, Gerald J Ferguson Jr, Evan R Smith, Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson, October 8, 1996: US05563426 (218 worldwide citation)

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device such as a thin film transistor using a crystal silicon film is provided. The crystal silicon film is obtained by selectively forming films, particles or clusters containing nickel, iron, cobalt, ruthenium, rhodium, paradium, osmium, iridium, platinum ...


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David T Green, Charles R Sherts, Keith Ratcliff: Apparatus and method for performing compressional anastomoses. United States Surgical Corporation, October 8, 1996: US05562690 (218 worldwide citation)

A compression device for the anastomosis of a tubular hollow organ, having a first collapsible member movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, said first collapsible member having a first end and a second end; a second collapsible member movable between an expanded co ...