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Robert A Knee, Anthony R Favia, Bruce Davis, Larry Miller: Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access. Weil Gotshal & Manges, December 31, 1996: US05589892 (936 worldwide citation)

An electronic program schedule system with access to both stored television program schedule information and data feeds containing status information for live programs such as sporting events. The system includes a data processor for receiving program schedule information for a plurality of programs ...


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James F Chen, Jieh Shan Wang: Electronic payment system and method. V ONE Corporation, Bacon & Thomas, December 31, 1996: US05590197 (796 worldwide citation)

A cyber wallet in the form of stored and protected account information, which may be "carried" on a tamper resistant portable electronic storage medium such as a smartcard, or stored on the customer's computer (or personal digital assistant, PCMCIA card, or the like) together with the browser/mosaic ...


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Satyan G Pitroda: Universal electronic transaction card including receipt storage and system and methods of conducting electronic transactions. Welsh & Katz, December 31, 1996: US05590038 (769 worldwide citation)

A universal electronic transaction card ("UET card") is capable of serving as a number of different credit cards, bank cards, identification cards, employee cards, medical cards and the like. The UET card includes information storage elements, an input interface, a processor, a display, and a commun ...


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Robert J Crowley: Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials, and ablating tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, December 31, 1996: US05588432 (723 worldwide citation)

An acoustic imaging system for use within a heart has a catheter, an ultrasound device incorporated into the catheter, and an electrode mounted on the catheter. The ultrasound device directs ultrasonic signals toward an internal structure in the heart to create an ultrasonic image, and the electrode ...


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Sean P Conlon, Saleem U Oureshi, John A Hibner, Livyn O Okorocha, Gregory D Bishop: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Milnamow & Katz, December 31, 1996: US05588581 (579 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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Robert H Schnut, John C Robertson, Richard J Gallagher, David N Fowler: Anvil for circular stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, December 31, 1996: US05588579 (548 worldwide citation)

An anvil assembly for a surgical fastening instrument is disclosed. The anvil is constructed to pivot relative to an anvil shaft to facilitate movement of the anvil and instrument during use. The anvil also has an improved surface for severing structures and a sloped surface for guiding a knife duri ...


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Philip L Felgner, Jon A Wolff, Gary H Rhodes, Robert W Malone, Dennis A Carson: Induction of a protective immune response in a mammal by injecting a DNA sequence. Vical Incorporated, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 31, 1996: US05589466 (496 worldwide citation)

A method for delivering an isolated polynucleotide such as DNA or RNA, to the interior of a cell in a mammal comprising the injection of an isolated polynucleotide into a muscle of the mammal where the polynucleotide is taken up by the cells of the muscle and exerts a therapeutic effect on the mamma ...


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Michel A Paul, Jorge Gutierrez: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Goldsmith Milnamow & Katz, December 31, 1996: US05588580 (488 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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Robert S Ward, Kathleen A White: Surface-modifying endgroups for biomedical polymers. The Polymer Technology Group, Albert P Halluin, Richard J Pennie & Edmonds Gallagher, December 31, 1996: US05589563 (317 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to novel polymeric compositions of matter and their use. Said polymeric compositions of matter are surface active endgroup-containing polymers that comprise a linear base polymer having covalently bonded surface active endgroups of a nature and present in an amount such ...


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Thierry Moreau: Secure payment method using facsimile. Connotech Experts Conseils, Swabey Ogilvy Renault, December 31, 1996: US05590196 (289 worldwide citation)

Electronic funds transfer processes are being put into place to replace the paper based check clearing process. Although ubiquitous in the business environment, facsimile transmission technology has not been used for electronic transfer of funds. Fraud prevention and uncertainties in the legal statu ...



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