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Gregory D Bishop, John A Hibner: Surgical instrument. Ethicon, Dressler Goldsmith Shore & Milnamow, October 15, 1996: US05564615 (747 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by the knob. A cartridge is provided for rotation at t ...


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Anthony P Celona: Proportional payout method for progressive linked gaming machines. Trump Taj Mahal Associates, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, October 15, 1996: US05564700 (731 worldwide citation)

A payout method for a group of linked gaming machines that provide a progressive jackpot pays a proportion of the jackpot to eligible players at each linked machine. Data from each of a group of linked slot machines is sent to a central controller which determines the value of the progressive jackpo ...


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Hendricus R J M Hoogenboom, Michael Baier, Laurent S A T Jespers, Gregory P Winter: Production of chimeric antibodies - a combinatorial approach. Medical Research Council, Cambridge Antibody Technology, Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun, October 15, 1996: US05565332 (676 worldwide citation)

Methods are disclosed which may be used for the production of antibodies, or antibody fragments, which have the same binding specificity as a parent antibody but which have increased human characteristics. Humanized antibodies may be obtained by chain shuffling, perhaps using phage display technolog ...


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Warren E Guthrie: Electronic inventory system for stacked containers. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Terry J Anderson, Karl J Hoch Jr, October 15, 1996: US05565858 (371 worldwide citation)

A device which locates a container from a group of containers utilizing an electronic tag, the electronic tag is capable of being positioned in close proximity to one of the containers. The electronic tag includes at least one long range transceiver portion and at least one short range transceiver p ...


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George E Gerpheide, Michael D Layton: Capacitance-based proximity with interference rejection apparatus and methods. Cirque Corporation, Thorpe North & Western, October 15, 1996: US05565658 (328 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for a capacitance-based proximity sensor with interference rejection. A pair of electrode arrays establish a capacitance on a touch detection pad, the capacitance varying with movement of a conductive object near the pad. The capacitance variations are measured synchronously wit ...


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Eric B Kmiec: Compounds and methods for site directed mutations in eukaryotic cells. Thomas Jefferson University, Pennie & Edmonds, October 15, 1996: US05565350 (325 worldwide citation)

The present invention concerns a polynucleotide having both ribonucleotides and deoxyribonucleotides in a first strand and solely deoxyribonucleotides in a second strand; wherein the strands are Watson-Crick paired and are linked by an oligonucleotide so that the polynucleotide has at most a single ...


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Mark A Bakke, Edward J Fiore: Method and apparatus for accelerated packet forwarding. Storage Technology Corporation, Patterson and Keough, October 15, 1996: US05566170 (324 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided to transfer protocol data units within a communication network. This transferring is accomplished with a protocol data unit preprocessor utilized in a protocol data unit forwarding device that is operated in the communication network. The preprocessor includes an ...


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Louis E Halperin, Keith A Miesel, Keith A Ufford, James R Svensk, Timothy Patrick, Beth A Hassler, Anthony J Varrichio: Implantable capacitive absolute pressure and temperature sensor. Medtronic, October 15, 1996: US05564434 (307 worldwide citation)

An endocardial lead for implantation in a right heart chamber for responding to blood pressure and temperature and providing modulated pressure and temperature related signals to an implanted or external hemodynamic monitor and/or cardiac pacemaker or pacemaker/cardioverter/defibrillator. The lead h ...


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Robert Bornn, Jeff L Levinsky, Robert D Ricks, Laura A Worth: Method of identifying valid signal-carrying channels in a cardiorespiratory alert system. VitalScan, Limbach & Limbach L, October 15, 1996: US05564429 (295 worldwide citation)

A cardiorespiratory alert system is described which comprises a patient unit which communicates with a caregiver unit, via an optional central base station in a Hospital Configuration, or via a base station in an Alternate Site/Home Configuration. A number of techniques are employed to provide a sys ...


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Jens H Molbak, Vae E Sun: Coin counter/sorter and coupon/voucher dispensing machine and method. Coinstar, Bogle & Gates P L L C, October 15, 1996: US05564546 (278 worldwide citation)

A coin sorting and counting machine and a method for operating it to automatically dispense cash vouchers based on the value of the counted coins, manufacturers' coupons and store coupons. Coins are placed in a hopper tray. When the hinged tray is lifted, the coins travel through a waste management ...



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