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David B Lett, William M Raley Jr, Michael T Hayashi: Method and apparatus for providing interactive electronic programming guide. Scientific Atlanta, Banner & Allegretti, January 7, 1997: US05592551 (835 worldwide citation)

A subscription television system is provided that transmits a plurality of television signals to a plurality of subscribers. The television signals include pay-per-view programs (purchased by feature) or near-video-on-demand programs (purchased for a period of time for unlimited viewing) that are pr ...


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Bardwell C Salmon, John D Borgman, Thomas O Holtey: Computer-assisted system for interactively brokering goods or services between buyers and sellers. Eagleview, Fish & Richardson P C, January 7, 1997: US05592375 (604 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented system for brokering transactions between sellers and a buyer of goods or services, including a database, a seller interface, and a buyer's interface. The database contains information, including multimedia information, descriptive of respective ones of the goods or services. ...


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Geoffrey A Orth, Scott C Anderson, Peter S Brown: Expandable stent forming projecting barbs and method for deploying. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, January 7, 1997: US05591197 (477 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal stent for implanting in a body lumen in which a plurality of connecting members are deformed radially outwardly to form projecting barbs for attaching the stent to a body lumen. The stent has a first, unexpanded low profile diameter for intraluminal delivery, and a second, larger exp ...


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Ashok N Rudrapatna, Gopal K Jaisingh, Robert R Miller II, Jesse E Russell, Robert E Schroeder: Broadband wireless system and network architecture providing broadband/narrowband service with optimal static and dynamic bandwidth/channel allocation. AT&T, Steinmetz, January 7, 1997: US05592470 (456 worldwide citation)

A wireless broadband communication system architecture is structured to provide an array of narrowband and broadband services to an end user on demand. The bandwidth of delivery is dynamically adjusted to deliver and satisfy service requirements by utilizing the appropriate bandwidth on demand. Band ...


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Syde Taheri, Howard J Leonhardt: Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel. The Law Offices of Byron A Bilicki P C, January 7, 1997: US05591195 (446 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel is disclosed. The apparatus includes a hollow tubular graft of a preselected cross section having a proximal and distal end containing compressable and expandable nitinol springs, and connecting bars to facilitate physical communication between bo ...


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Paul S Cameron, John C Nash, Robert C Bloomer, Robert E Wollan, Kelly M Kreutter, Melinda A Ahler Olmstead, Dale H Renner, Ryan D Bourne, Keith M Carnish, Dean R Jones: Computerized order entry system and method. Andersen Consulting, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, January 7, 1997: US05592378 (440 worldwide citation)

A computerized order entry system for the placement of an order by a user via a terminal having a display is disclosed. The system includes a data capture mechanism for capturing order information and a storage device for storing the order information captured through the data capture mechanism. The ...


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David W Deaton, Rodney G Gabriel: Method and system for building a database and performing marketing based upon prior shopping history. Credit Verification Corporation, Baker & Botts L, January 7, 1997: US05592560 (432 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a system for performing retail targeted marketing on customers. The system comprises a terminal for entering selected indicia from identification presented by customers at a point-of-sale in order to generate an identification code for each customer. A reader detects t ...


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Alan R Spievack, Fernando A de Toledo: Intramedullary bone cutting saw. Genesis Orthopedics, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, January 7, 1997: US05591170 (422 worldwide citation)

A powered bone cutting saw is used from within the intramedullary canal of a bone. A cutting blade is inserted through a bored intramedullary canal to a predetermined cutting depth. A motor is coupled to the cutting blade to rotate the cutting blade. The blade is extended to a cutting position and o ...


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Richard G Caro, Mark H Sher: Apparatus and method for measuring an induced perturbation to determine blood pressure. Vital Insite, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, January 7, 1997: US05590649 (400 worldwide citation)

A monitor for continuously determining a patient's physiological parameter includes a means for obtaining a periodic calibration measurement of the patient's physiological parameter. An exciter, positioned over an artery of the patient induces an exciter waveform into the patient's arterial blood. A ...


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Judy M Mohr, Richard W Baker, Lisa A Nakaji: Liquid reservoir transdermal patch for the administration of ketorolac. Pharmetrix Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 7, 1997: US05591767 (396 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a patch for the transdermal delivery of the racemic form or the active enantiomer of the analgesic ketorolac. The transdermal patch is capable of delivering therapeutically effective doses of the drug for a period of 12 hours or more. The patch is capable of delivering t ...



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