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Bryan D Knodel, Bennie Thompson, Richard P Nuchols: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, January 28, 1997: US05597107 (786 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...


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William L Bro: Automated and interactive behavioral and medical guidance system. Cislo & Thomas, January 28, 1997: US05596994 (578 worldwide citation)

An automated and interactive positive motivation system (10) that allows a physician, counselor or trainer to produce and send a series of motivational messages and/or questions to a client (50) to change or reinforce a specific behavioral problem. The system (10) consists of a client database (12) ...


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James E Jervis: Medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements. Raychem Corporation, Jeffrey G Sheldon & Mak Sheldon, January 28, 1997: US05597378 (488 worldwide citation)

Medical devices which are currently proposed to use elements made form shape memory alloys may be improved by the use of stress-induced martensite alloy elements instead. The use of stress-induced martensite decreases the temperature sensitivity of the devices, thereby making them easier to install ...


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Christopher G Doner, Lawrence G Miller, Ian D Emmons, Michael R Barnes: Apparatus and method for retrieving and grouping images representing text files based on the relevance of key words extracted from a selected file to the text files. Caere Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 28, 1997: US05598557 (359 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for searching and retrieving files in a database without a user being required to provide keywords or query terms. A user first selects and opens a reference file. A natural language recognition algorithm is used to determine the subject words of the selected file. Next, a statistical c ...


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Charles P Bloom, Brigham R Bell, Franklyn N Linton Jr, Mark H Haines, Edwin H Norton: Intelligent tutoring method and system. U S West Technologies, Brooks & Kushman P C, January 28, 1997: US05597312 (310 worldwide citation)

A computer based intelligent method and system for tutoring a student in an interactive application. The method and system include a computer system for selecting a mode for an adjustable teaching parameter, generating a student model, and monitoring a student interactive task based upon the teachin ...


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Jeffrey P Williams, Dana Welin, Robert Mathews, Alvin Towle, Alec Orrick: Automated medical prescription fulfillment system having work stations for imaging, filling, and checking the dispensed drug product. Automated Prescription Systems, Ezra Sutton, January 28, 1997: US05597995 (304 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a pharmacy system for automating the medical prescription fulfillment process for a customer. It includes an imaging work station having a host computer for receiving data entry of an original medical prescription for a prescribed drug product and customer information ...


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Katsumi Kondo, Hiromu Terao, Hidetoshi Abe, Masuyuki Ohta, Kenkichi Suzuki, Tohru Sasaki, Genshiro Kawachi, Junichi Ohwada: Liquid crystal display device. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, January 28, 1997: US05598285 (285 worldwide citation)

A liquid crystal display device has a plurality of pixel elements, the optical transmissivity of which is varied by suitable electrical signals. The liquid crystal display device has electrodes which apply electric fields to a liquid crystal layer, the electric fields having components in a directio ...


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Thomas Riess: Method and apparatus for treatment of gait problems associated with parkinsons disease. Dergosits & Noah, January 28, 1997: US05597309 (279 worldwide citation)

A method for the treatment of gait problems associated with Parkinson's Disease in a subject involves the use of virtual cues which are delivered to the subject in a spatial orientation and at rate which enable the initiation and sustainment of ambulation, as well as the suppression of dyskinesia as ...


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Timothy G Haines, David B Goldstein: Method and apparatus for femoral resection alignment. Hudson Surgical Design, Friscia & Nussbaum, January 28, 1997: US05597379 (269 worldwide citation)

The apparatus of the present invention includes a number of components including a guide body component, an extension block component, a rotating arm component, an extension rod component, and a tibial referencing component. The guide body component contacts the distal-most surface of the femur. Its ...


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Frank G Slaughter III, Russell C Gocht, David McCool: Apparatus and method for providing remote users with the same unique IP address upon each network access. Shiva Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, January 28, 1997: US05598536 (269 worldwide citation)

A remote access server provides a remote user with access to a local computer network. The server receives a user identification string from its communication port, the string having been entered by the remote user at a remote computer which is coupled to the communication port. The string identifie ...



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