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Charles Sperry
Charles R Sperry, Laurence B Sperry: High speed apparatus for forming foam cushions for packaging purposes. Sealed Air Corporation, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson P A, November 19, 1996: US05575435 (24 worldwide citation)

A sealing and severing apparatus is disclosed for sealing plastic bags formed in succession from stock plastic film material and then severing the sealed bags from one another. The bags are filled with a foamable composition while they are being formed so that when the formed and filled bags are pla ...


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Roger Lussenden: Soybean cultivar A1923. Asgrow Seed Company, Rothwell Figg Ernst & Kurz, November 19, 1996: US05576474 (869 worldwide citation)

A novel soybean cultivar, designated A1923, is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar A1923, to the plants of soybean A1923 and to methods for producing a soybean plant produced by crossing the cultivar A1923 with itself or another soybean variety. The invention further re ...


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Min Zhu: Method to provide for virtual screen overlay. Future Labs, Claude Hamrick, Emil C Chang, November 19, 1996: US05577188 (839 worldwide citation)

The present invention in the form of a computer software program provides for a method for annotating over static images or annotating over active application programs. In the case of static images, user-created objects can be created, manipulated and placed over static images. In the case of annota ...


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Henry Bolanos, Frank J Viola: Articulating surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, November 19, 1996: US05575799 (785 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for use in minimally invasive surgery includes a articulating segmented endoscopic portion wherein the segments are connected by an angled rotary interface. Rotation of the distal segment moves the distal segment to a position which is angled relative to the proximal segment. A handle g ...


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Joel Cooper, Sally L Winegar Hentges, Robert P Nelson, Kemal Schankereli, Kristine M Teich: Soft tissue stapling buttress. Bio Vascular, Haugen and Nikolai P A, November 19, 1996: US05575803 (580 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic article for surgical implantation within the body of a host in a surgical stapling procedure comprises a strip of host-tissue-compatible animal tissue material that is initially removably affixed between the spaced-apart legs a U-shaped buttress member to create a tubular configuration ...


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Leonard Pinchuk: Endovascular stent with locking ring. Corvita Corporation, David P Gordon, November 19, 1996: US05575818 (499 worldwide citation)

A tubular stent is provided with a braided structure having a body portion and an end portion, where the end portion has a higher pitch angle than the body portion, thereby forming a locking ring. If desired, a second locking ring can be provided at a second end portion of the stent. The locking rin ...


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Charles J Stimson, Brady S Beshear: Pre-paid card system and method. Call Processing, David H Judson, November 19, 1996: US05577109 (493 worldwide citation)

A pre-paid card system enables customers to make purchases using an authorized card. The system includes four main functional components: a plurality of cards, a host computer, a plurality of on-site activation terminals and a main processor. Each of the cards having a security number associated the ...


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Stephan P Athan, John E Scharf: Portable pulse oximeter. University of South Florida, Calfee Halter & Griswold, November 19, 1996: US05575284 (466 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic instrument for determining a cardiovascular system parameter. In one embodiment, the instrument takes the form of a portable pulse oximeter comprising a light to frequency converter (LFC) as a sensor. Also provided is a light to frequency converter comprising a photoresistor and capacit ...


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Lawrence B Lockwood: Automated sales and services system. Henri J A Charmasson, John D Buchaca, November 19, 1996: US05576951 (441 worldwide citation)

A system for composing individualized sales presentations created from various textual and graphical information data sources to match customer profiles. The information search and retrieval paths sift through a hierarchy of data sources under multiple operating programs. The system provides the mea ...


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Shin Ikeda, Mariko Miyahara, Toshihiko Yoshioka, Shiro Nankai: Biosensor and method for producing the same. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel P C, November 19, 1996: US05575895 (433 worldwide citation)

A biosensor for quantification of a specific component contained in various biological samples comprises an electrically insulating base plate, an electrode system including a working electrode and a counter electrode which are provided on the electrically insulating base plate, a reaction layer for ...



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