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Adam Heller, Michael V Pishko: Subcutaneous glucose electrode. Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, January 14, 1997: US05593852 (1001 worldwide citation)

A small diameter flexible electrode designed for subcutaneous in vivo amperometric monitoring of glucose is described. The electrode is designed to allow "one-point" in vivo calibration, i.e., to have zero output current at zero glucose concentration, even in the presence of other electroreactive sp ...


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William T Freeman, Craig D Weissman: Hand gesture machine control system. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Robert K Tendler Esq, January 14, 1997: US05594469 (743 worldwide citation)

A system for the control from a distance of machines having displays incls hand gesture detection in which the hand gesture causes movement of an on-screen hand icon over an on-screen machine control icon, with the hand icon moving the machine control icon in accordance with sensed hand movements to ...


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Fabrice Florin, Michael Buettner, Glenn Corey, Janey Fritsche, Peter Maresca, Peter Miller, Bill Purdy, Stuart Sharpe, Nick West: Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple levels of information on a display. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 14, 1997: US05594509 (658 worldwide citation)

An interactive audio-visual (A/V) transceiver is advantageously coupled to a television and/or telephone (T/T) cable, a TV, a video recorder (VCR), and other A/V devices. The A/V transceiver switches data between a program/service provider and the connected A/V devices. In one embodiment, the transc ...


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Gary K Michelson: Interbody spinal fusion implants. Sofamor Danek Group, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 14, 1997: US05593409 (565 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a spinal fusion implant that is at least partially cylindrical, made of material appropriate for human implantation and having preferably, but not necessarily, one closed end and one end capable of being closed, such that an internal chamber can be filled and hold any ...


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Thomas P Castellano, Robert Schumacher: Medication delivery device with a microprocessor and characteristic monitor. Visionary Medical Products, Loeb & Loeb, January 14, 1997: US05593390 (488 worldwide citation)

A medication delivery device, such as a pen-type injector, jet injector, medication pump, inhaler, spray or the like has a microprocessor coupled to the device that records the date, the time, and the amount of each medication administration. The microprocessor may also be coupled to a display to in ...


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Peter J Zanzucchi, Satyam C Cherukuri, Sterling E McBride, Amrit K Judd: Partitioned microelectronic device array. David Sarnoff Research Center, William J Burke, January 14, 1997: US05593838 (442 worldwide citation)

A system for processing a plurality of tests or syntheses in parallel comprising a sample channel for moving samples into a microlaboratory array of a plurality of wells connected by one or more channels for the testing or synthesis of samples, a station for housing the array and an optical system c ...


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David W Caldwell: Touch sensor and control circuit therefor. Integrated Controls, Young & Basile P C, January 14, 1997: US05594222 (375 worldwide citation)

A low impedance touch sensor detects manual contact of a dielectric substrate by a human user. The touch sensor includes a first conductive electrode pad having a closed, continuous geometric form and a second conductive electrode which substantially co-planarly surrounds the first electrode and is ...


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William F Northrup III: Apparatus and method for reducing and stabilizing the circumference of a vascular structure. Segmed, Patterson & Keough P A, January 14, 1997: US05593424 (374 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for reducing the circumference of a vascular structure comprising the steps of providing a plurality of sutures and a plurality of discrete suture support segments of a biocompatible, inert material, each suture support segment having at least two suture holes spaced a predet ...


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Edwin C Iliff: Computerized medical diagnostic system including re-enter function and sensitivity factors. First Opinion Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 14, 1997: US05594638 (350 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing computerized, knowledge-based medical diagnostic and treatment advice. The medical advice is provided to the general public over a telephone network. Two new authoring languages, interactive voice response and speech recognition are used to enable expert and general ...


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Todd J Sheldon: Medical service employing multiple DC accelerometers for patient activity and posture sensing and method. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, January 14, 1997: US05593431 (348 worldwide citation)

A method of and apparatus for determining the physical posture of a patient's body, having a superior-inferior body axis, an anterior-posterior body axis and a lateral-medial body axis, in relation to earth's gravitational field. A medical device having first, second and, optionally, third DC accele ...



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