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Robert P Eury, Darlene Garguilo, Plaridel Villareal: Drug loaded polymeric material and method of manufacture. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 25, 1997: US05605696 (658 worldwide citation)

The drug loaded polymeric material containing a therapeutic drug can be applied to a structure of an intravascular stent. A therapeutically effective amount of a therapeutic drug is incorporated into such a layer of polymeric material, without significantly increasing the thickness of the stent, to ...


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Michael J Heller, Eugene Tu: Active programmable electronic devices for molecular biological analysis and diagnostics. Nanogen, Lyon & Lyon, February 25, 1997: US05605662 (625 worldwide citation)

A self-addressable, self-assembling microelectronic device is designed and fabricated to actively carry out and control multi-step and multiplex molecular biological reactions in microscopic formats. These reactions include nucleic acid hybridization, antibody/antigen reaction, diagnostics, and biop ...


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Peter B Houser, James M Adler: Electronic document verification system and method. Scientific Atlanta, Banner & Witcoff, February 25, 1997: US05606609 (585 worldwide citation)

The integrity or the signator of an electronic document can be verified by embedding a security object, for example, supported by an object linking and embedding (OLE) capability, in the electronic document at a location selected by the signator. The embedded security object includes security inform ...


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Gil Shwed: System for securing inbound and outbound data packet flow in a computer network. Checkpoint Software Technologies, Ladas & Parry, February 25, 1997: US05606668 (474 worldwide citation)

A filter module allows controlling network security by specifying security rules for traffic in the network and accepting or dropping communication packets according to these security rules. A set of security rules are defined in a high level form and are translated into a packet filter code. The pa ...


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Willem P C Stemmer: Methods for in vitro recombination. Affymax Technologies, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, February 25, 1997: US05605793 (460 worldwide citation)

A method for DNA reassembly after random fragmentation, and its application to mutagenesis of nucleic acid sequences by in vitro recombination is described. In particular, a method for the production of nucleic acid fragments or polynucleotides encoding mutant proteins is described. The present inve ...


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David A Witt, Kirk M Nicola, Robert G Cook, Joseph C Hueil, Richard W Flaker: Trigger mechanism for surgical instruments. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, February 25, 1997: US05605272 (398 worldwide citation)

A linear surgical stapler having clamping and firing triggers pivotally mounted to the frame of the instrument for pivotal rotation toward a hand grip is disclosed. The clamping trigger is positioned between the firing trigger and the hand grip. Each of the triggers are pivotally mounted to pivot pi ...


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Steven W Hamblin, David A Witt, Thomas J Sierocuk, Kirk M Nicola, Matthew R Otten, Craig B Berky: Surgical instrument having staple head adapted for rib insertion. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Michael J Kline, Paul Coletti, Matthew Goodwin, February 25, 1997: US05605273 (391 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument with a remotely articulated staple head assembly on a rotatable support shaft. A joy stick mounted to the shaft of the instrument near the handle allows for remote articulation of the staple head assembly. The staple head assembly includes a narrow contour for insertio ...


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Charles H McCrea Jr: Secure multi-site progressive jackpot system for live card games. Dorr Carson Sloan & Birney PC, February 25, 1997: US05605334 (332 worldwide citation)

A secure game table system, adapted for multiple sites under a central control, for monitoring each hand in a live card game. A common deck identity code is located on each card. A shuffler has a circuit for counting the cards from a previous hand which are inserted into the shuffler and which reads ...


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Matthew P Hull, Alwyn H Taylor, Louis W Hruska, Daniel D Friel: Smart battery algorithm for reporting battery parameters to an external device. Duracell, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, February 25, 1997: US05606242 (325 worldwide citation)

A smart battery which provides electrical power and which reports predefined battery parameters to an external device having a power management system, includes: at least one rechargeable cell connected to a pair of terminals to provide electrical power to an external device during a discharge mode ...


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John J Youden, Albert W Kovalick, Paolo L Siccardo, Christopher R Adams, James E Jensen, David J Coggins, Manu Thapar, Kari Santos: Video on demand system with multiple data sources configured to provide vcr-like services. Hewlett Packard Company, Jonathan B Penn, February 25, 1997: US05606359 (294 worldwide citation)

A video server for providing Video-On-Demand is disclosed. A plurality of data sources are coupled individually to a first and second bi-directional data/instruction switch. The first switch is additionally coupled to a data storage system and the second switch is coupled to a network interface. A r ...



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