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Ernest Akopov, Vytchesalv F Astashov, Nikolai Tvorogov, Sergei Udalov: Endoscopic surgical instrument and staples for applying purse string sutures. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, November 12, 1996: US05573543 (532 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple for securing a purse string suture to human tissue comprises a staple body of deformable material formed into a loop through which the purse string suture is threaded. The staple body includes a pair of legs which are deformable into an overlapping configuration upon insertion into ...


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Janez Funda, David A LaRose, Russell H Taylor: Robotic system for positioning a surgical instrument relative to a patients body. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, November 12, 1996: US05572999 (515 worldwide citation)

The present method and apparatus use image processing to determine information about the position of a designated object. The invention is particularly useful in applications where the object is difficult to view or locate. In particular, the invention is used in endoscopic surgery to determined pos ...


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Chi Sheng Hsieh: Vehicle monitoring apparatus with broadly and reliably rearward viewing. November 12, 1996: US05574443 (439 worldwide citation)

A vehicle monitoring apparatus includes a rear video camera mounted on a rear portion of a vehicle, a right video camera mounted on a right sideview mirror, a left video camera mounted on a left-sideview mirror, a mirror-effect circuit connected across two poles of a pair of horizontal deflection co ...


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Bruno Strul: Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 12, 1996: US05573533 (425 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering radiofrequency energy to ablate cardiac tissue comprises a radiofrequency generator and an intravascular catheter. The catheter includes both a radiofrequency ablation electrode and a temperature sensor within its distal end. Delivery of power to the ablation electrode may th ...


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Robert S Schwartz, David R Holmes, Frederick S Halverson, James V Donadio III, David Berry: Flexible tubular device for use in medical applications. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt Professional Association, November 12, 1996: US05573520 (410 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use as a catheter, a guidewire, a catheter sheath for use with catheter introducers or a drug infusion catheter/guidewire. The apparatus includes a flexible tubular member with an encasing covering the tubular member that creates a fluid-tight seal around the periphery of the tubula ...


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InBae Yoon: Apparatus and method for suturing an opening in anatomical tissue. November 12, 1996: US05573540 (380 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for suturing an opening in anatomical tissue includes at least one length of suture material, a leg support terminating distally in at least two hooks having sharp tips for threading the length of suture material through anatomical tissue adjacent an opening, and an operating mechanism ...


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Gary G Davidian: Decoding guest instruction to directly access emulation routines that emulate the guest instructions. Apple Computer, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, November 12, 1996: US05574873 (343 worldwide citation)

A system for decoding guest instructions includes an emulation routine store in host processor addressable memory having a set of emulation programs beginning at corresponding emulation program addresses. A sequence of guest instructions is stored in the host processor addressable memory, and logic ...


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Michel Fardeau, Michel Briend, Marc Tommasi, Serge Galant: Method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program including a sound signal. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford P C, November 12, 1996: US05574962 (340 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program broadcast by a radio station or by a television channel, or recorded on a medium, by adding an inaudible encoded message to the sound signal of the program, the message identifying the broadcasting channel or station, the program, and/or ...


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R Keith Poppe: Apparatus for interfacing a bipolar electrosurgical instrument to a monopolar generator. Everest Medical Corporation, Haugen and Nikolai P A, November 12, 1996: US05573424 (326 worldwide citation)

An adapter for interfacing a bipolar electrosurgical instrument to a monopolar electrosurgical generator comprises a pair of connectors, one having a single monopolar contact and the other having a pair of bipolar contacts is disposed between the active output terminal of the monopolar electrosurgic ...


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Robert S Vasko: Remotely programmable infusion system. Block Medical, Barnes & Thornburg, November 12, 1996: US05573506 (309 worldwide citation)

A remotely programmable infusion system. The remotely programmable infusion system comprises a memory for storing a programmable protocol and a remote communication port for sending a voice signal to a remote touch-tone transceiver and for receiving a remote programming signal from the remote touch- ...