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Corbett W Stone, Stephen W Zlock, David A Nicholas: Surgical suturing apparatus with loading mechanism. United States Surgical Corporation, January 7, 1997: US05591181 (271 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus is provided for manipulating a surgical needle and an associated loading mechanism is provided for replacing the surgical needle. The surgical apparatus comprises an elongated body portion, first and second jaw elements extending from the body portion, securing means for securin ...


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Calum MacAulay, Branko Palcic, Stephen Lam, Bruno Jaggi: Apparatus and method for imaging diseased tissue using integrated autofluorescence. Xillix Technologies, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness PLLC, January 7, 1997: US05590660 (270 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for imaging diseases in tissue are presented. The apparatus employs a light source for producing excitation light to excite the tissue to generate autofluorescence light and for producing illumination light to generate reflected and back scattered light (remittance light) fro ...


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Christopher W Midgely, John W Webb, John L Acott: Stand-in computer server. Network Integrity, Fish & Richardson P C, January 7, 1997: US05592611 (267 worldwide citation)

An Integrity Server computer for economically providing a stand-in computer, replacing a failed server of a network. The invention provides methods for re-establishing connections between clients and servers, and communicating packets between network nodes, to allow the Integrity Server to stand-in ...


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Paulus J A Krimpenfort, Antonius J M Berns: Transgenic mice depleted in a mature lymphocytic cell-type. GenPharm International, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 7, 1997: US05591669 (264 worldwide citation)

Transgenic mice having a phenotype characterized by the substantial depletion of a mature lymphocytic cell type otherwise naturally occurring in the species from which the transgenic mouse is derived. The phenotype is conferred in the transgenic mouse by a transgene contained in at least the precurs ...


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Robert S Schwartz, Rodney G Wolff: Bioelastomeric stent. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, January 7, 1997: US05591224 (262 worldwide citation)

An bioelastomeric intraluminal stent comprising fibrin and elastin is capable of providing a treatment of restenosis.


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Thomas H Shaffer, Marla R Wolfson, Thomas F Miller, Raymond Foust III: Breathable liquid elimination analysis. Temple University Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Seidel Gonda Lavorgna & Monaco P C, January 7, 1997: US05590651 (258 worldwide citation)

The amount of breathable liquid eliminated from a mammal through volatilization in the lungs and/or through skin transpiration is detected by measuring the amount of saturation of the expiratory gas by vapors or the breathable liquid. Instantaneous saturation values are employed to gauge the amount ...


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James F Kramer: Accurate, rapid, reliable position sensing using multiple sensing technologies. Virtual Technologies, January 7, 1997: US05592401 (251 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the subject invention, devices and methods are provided for the accurate reporting of movement of an entity. Sensors which are accurate, but provide a delayed signal ("delayed signal sensors"), which delay is unacceptable for many applications, may be used in conjunction with fast ...


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Charles A Cain, Emad S Ebbini, S Adam Strickberger: Phased array ultrasound system and method for cardiac ablation. The Regents of The University of Michigan, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 7, 1997: US05590657 (246 worldwide citation)

An ultrasound system and method for performing relatively non-invasive cardiac ablation on a patient. The system of the present invention includes a plurality of ultrasound transducers forming a phased array that is to be located externally of the patient. The array a focused beam of sufficient ener ...


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Roy L Testerman, Donald J Erickson: Method for treatment of sleep apnea by electrical stimulation. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, January 7, 1997: US05591216 (244 worldwide citation)

A method for opening an upper airway of a patient by applying electrical stimulation to the patient's hypoglossal nerve includes positioning of an electrode into electrical contact with a selected portion of the patient's hypoglossal nerve, applying a stimulating electrical current from the electrod ...


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Liwei Lin, Albert P Pisano: IC-processed microneedles. The Regents of the University of California, Fish & Richardson P C, January 7, 1997: US05591139 (238 worldwide citation)

An IC-processed microneedle including an interface region and shaft. A shell defines an enclosed channel to form the shaft. The shaft has ports to permit fluid movement therethrough. Microheaters, microdetectors and additional devices may also be fabricated on the microneedle.



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