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Gavriel J Iddan, Doron Sturlesi: In vivo video camera system. State of Israel Ministry of Defense Armament Development Authority, Forrest E Gunnison, Skjervan Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, February 18, 1997: US05604531 (562 worldwide citation)

An in vivo video camera system and an autonomous video endoscope are described. Each system includes a swallowable capsule, a transmitter and a reception system. The swallowable capsule includes a camera system and an optical system for imaging an area of interest onto the camera system. The transmi ...


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George A Clark, Malcolm C Burwell, John A Gola, Christopher Robinson, Fred E Snyder: Surgical stapling instrument with articulated stapling head assembly on rotatable and flexible support shaft. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, February 18, 1997: US05603443 (539 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical instrument is provided for applying surgical fasteners, such as staples, to human tissue which is particularly suited for applying one or more rows of fasteners across a tissue lumen. The surgical instrument can be used in thoracic and abdominal surgical procedures where access ...


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Rick Dedrick: Using the vertical blanking interval for transporting electronic coupons. INTEL Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 18, 1997: US05604542 (425 worldwide citation)

A system and method for transmitting an electronic advertisement within the vertical blanking interval of a video signal. The system includes an encoder that formats and inserts an electronic advertisement into the vertical blanking interval of the video signal, a transmitter that transmits the vide ...


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Satyam C Cherukuri, Robert R Demers, Zhong H Fan, Aaron W Levine, Sterling E McBride, Peter J Zanzucchi: Method and system for inhibiting cross-contamination in fluids of combinatorial chemistry device. David Sarnoff Research Center, William J Burke, February 18, 1997: US05603351 (327 worldwide citation)

A system and method for accomplishing a plurality of combinatorial processes in parallel comprising a microelectronic and fluidic array (device array) having micron-sized reservoirs, connecting microchannels and reaction cells etched into a substrate. The device array is supported by a station which ...


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Sydney Brenner: Methods for sorting polynucleotides using oligonucleotide tags. Spectragen, Stephen C Macevicz, February 18, 1997: US05604097 (314 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method of tracking, identifying, and/or sorting classes or subpopulations of molecules by the use of oligonucleotide tags. Oligonucleotide tags of the invention each consist of a plurality of subunits 3 to 6 nucleotides in length selected from a minimally cross-hybridizing s ...


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Ernie Aranyi, Douglas J Cuny: Surgical instrument configured to be disassembled for cleaning. United States Surgical Corporation, February 18, 1997: US05603723 (303 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus is disclosed which includes a handle assembly having a barrel portion, a stationary handle depending from the barrel portion, and an actuating handle pivotally associated with the barrel portion. An elongate body assembly having opposed proximal and distal end portions and an in ...


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Gilbert M Aust, Timothy E Taylor: Anterior lumbar/cervical bicortical compression plate. Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, February 18, 1997: US05603713 (299 worldwide citation)

An anterior spinal fixation device which provides an anterior lumbar and cervical fusion fixation system which has numerous advantages over existing anterior, posterior and lateral implant systems. Anterior (access from the patient's stomach region) lumbar surgery allows the surgeon to remove the en ...


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Richard J Tett: Wireless messaging system with electronic mail replication. Motorola, Pablo Meles, February 18, 1997: US05604788 (287 worldwide citation)

A wireless messaging system (10) is provided that comprises a wireless message distribution system (12) which receives wireless messages from telephones (14), computer message entry program (16) or telephone-assisted service terminals (18). The wireless messages are sent through a radio frequency tr ...


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David J Parins, Richard K Poppe: Endoscopic bipolar biopsy forceps. Everest Medical, Haugen and Nikolai P A, February 18, 1997: US05603711 (276 worldwide citation)

A bipolar biopsy device comprising two biopsy tissue collecting receptacles wherein at least one biopsy tissue collecting receptacle is pivotable in relation to the other and wherein each biopsy tissue collecting receptacle supports an electrode portion thereon to which current can flow and a cuttin ...


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Naoko Iwami, Susumu Matsui, Keiko Takahara: Voice communication system and voice communication method. Hitachi, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, February 18, 1997: US05604737 (275 worldwide citation)

A voice communication system, which is connected to a LAN to which communication terminals are connected and to a public network to which telephones are connected, is provided with a communication server between the LAN and public network having different protocols from each other. The communication ...