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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner: Network controller for cable television delivery systems. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney P L, February 4, 1997: US05600364 (851 worldwide citation)

A novel network controller for use with a digital cable headend capable of monitoring and controlling set top terminals in a television program delivery system is described. The invention relates to methods and apparatus for a network controller that manages a configuration of set top terminals in a ...


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John S Hendricks, Richard E Wunderlich: Operations center with video storage for a television program packaging and delivery system. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, February 4, 1997: US05600573 (484 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an operations center that organizes and packages television programs for transmission in a television delivery system. The center is capable of receiving, storing, packaging and delivering countless programs in various signal formats. The center is a particularly useful inve ...


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Stuart D Edwards, James Baker, Bruno Strul, Ronald G Lax: RF treatment apparatus. ZoMed International, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, February 4, 1997: US05599345 (438 worldwide citation)

An RF treatment apparatus includes a catheter with a catheter lumen. A removable needle electrode is positioned in the catheter lumen in a fixed relationship to the catheter. The needle electrode includes a needle lumen and a needle electrode distal end. A removable introducer is slidably positioned ...


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Dale R Schulze, James Giordano, David Yates: Electrosurgical clamping device with coagulation feedback. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 4, 1997: US05599350 (427 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical hemostatic instrument is provided in which the coagulation status of tissue engaged by two elements delivering an electrosurgical energy to tissue may be observed, and in which damage from thermal spread may be minimized. A preferred embodiment of the invention provides a bipolar ...


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Larry J Hornbeck: Multi-level deformable mirror device with torsion hinges placed in a layer different from the torsion beam layer. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Dana L Burton, Richard L Donaldson, James C Kesterson, February 4, 1997: US05600383 (379 worldwide citation)

A bistable deformable mirror device (DMD) pixel architecture is disclosed, wherein the torsion hinges are placed in a layer different from the torsion beam layer. This results in pixels which can be scaled to smaller dimensions while at the same time maintaining a large fractional active area, an im ...


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William G Paterson: Control apparatus for electrosurgical generator power output. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, February 4, 1997: US05599344 (293 worldwide citation)

A power control apparatus for an electrosurgical generator is used for controlling output power from the generator to the tissue or bodily fluids of a patient. The control apparatus rapidly determines the range of impedance of the load on the electrosurgical generator and adjusts the output power ac ...


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Gus J Slotman, Sherman Stein, David T Green, Salvatore Castro, Carlo A Mililli, Keith Ratcliff: Surgical instruments and method useful for endoscopic spinal procedures. Gus J Slotman, Sherman Stein, United States Surgical Corporation, February 4, 1997: US05599279 (291 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides endoscopic instrumentation and surgical techniques especially useful for accessing at least a portion of an intervertebral disc. Vertebrae spreading instruments are provided for spreading adjacent vertebrae to facilitate access to the intervertebral disc are. The discl ...


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John H Howard: Method and apparatus for reconciling different versions of a file. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Robert K Tendler Esq, February 4, 1997: US05600834 (288 worldwide citation)

In a distributed file environment, a system for safely updating a file wiut risk of losing work performed at one site due to work performed on the file at another site uses a journal or log at each site which is updated after a file is modified. This log is compared with the logs from other sites be ...


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Stuart D Edwards, James Baker, Bruno Strul, Ronald G Lax: RF treatment system. ZoMed International, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, February 4, 1997: US05599346 (264 worldwide citation)

An RF treatment system includes first and second catheters with first and second needle electrodes positioned at least partially in lumens of the first and second catheters. Each electrode is surround by a insulator sleeve which is slideable along the electrode and defines an ablation surface. An RF ...


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Martin A Schulman: Methods and apparatus for digital advertisement insertion in video programming. NPB Partners, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, February 4, 1997: US05600366 (235 worldwide citation)

Digital ad insertion methods and apparatus permit timely and correct switchovers from network programming to local advertising in ways which occur smoothly without a disruption in perception to the viewer. Switchovers occur at packet or frame boundaries and are designed to occur upon detection of id ...



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