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Alastair T Gordon: Unified messaging system and method. Alphanet Telecom, March 4, 1997: US05608786 (1029 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a unified messaging system and method which is more convenient and advantageously combines or makes use of existing communication channels or networks. Part of the system and method relies on a data communication network forming an intermediate leg of the distributio ...


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Krista S Schwartz, Allison A Carleton, Catherine M FitzPatrick, Theresa M Pommier: System for allowing all remote computers to perform annotation on an image and replicating the annotated image on the respective displays of other comuters. NCR Corporation, Gregory A Welte, March 4, 1997: US05608872 (873 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns using multiple computers to hold a conference. Under the invention, an application program can run on a single computer, yet remote participants can issue commands to the program. Remote participants can watch the program operate, because the invention replicates the display w ...


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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, Charles P Boukus, March 4, 1997: US05607094 (551 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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Jack E Smith, James J Bedi, Thomas J Sierocuk, Thomas H Graves Jr: Endoscopic surgical instrument with pivotable and rotatable staple cartridge. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, March 4, 1997: US05607095 (521 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument is provided which is insertable through an endoscopic tube to enable a surgeon to perform a surgical technique inside a body cavity. The surgical instrument includes a shaft with a pivotally mounted tip attached thereto, the shaft extending from a handle for gripping the instru ...


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James D Ralph, Steve Tatar: Threaded polyaxial locking screw plate assembly. Fastenletix L L C, Joseph P Errico, March 4, 1997: US05607426 (447 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a polyaxial locking screw plate assembly for immobilization of vertebral bones, via fixation to surfaces thereof. The invention includes a plate, having an upper portion and a lower portion, each of which has a pair of holes having a threaded upper portion and a tapered lowe ...


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Ralph Ewall: Multi-purpose wound dressing. Hercules Incorporated, Martin F Sloan, Mark Goldberg, March 4, 1997: US05607388 (442 worldwide citation)

Liquid and pathogen impermeable island wound dressing which can be adhesively bonded to the skin surrounding a wound is provided with a liquid and gas permeable exudate absorbing pad, and a plurality of sequentially removable liquid and microorganism impermeable, gas and moisture vapor permeable cov ...


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Robert S Schwartz, Ronald G Tuch, Rodney G Wolff: Intravascular medical device. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, March 4, 1997: US05607463 (352 worldwide citation)

An indwelling intravascular device having at least one tissue-contacting surface in which the tissue-contacting surface is provided with improved tissue compatibility by applying to the base material comprising the tissue-contacting surface a thin layer of a tissue-compatible metal. Metals from Grou ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell: Stent with improved radiopacity and appearance characteristics. IsoStent, March 4, 1997: US05607442 (349 worldwide citation)

A stent (10) is plated with a high density, radiopaque metal (or alloy) such as gold or tantalum. Specifically, the stent (10) is plated to a sufficient thickness (15) on its longitudinal wires (12) to make it clearly radiopaque in fluoroscopy, but the generally circumferential wires (11) are plated ...


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Michael Froix: Expandable polymeric stent with memory and delivery apparatus and method. Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, March 4, 1997: US05607467 (342 worldwide citation)

Self-restrained stent for use in a lumen of a vessel of a patient having a body with the vessel therein, comprising a substantially cylindrical member formed of a plastic material having a built-in elastic predetermined diameter and having a memory provided therein of a diameter greater than the pre ...


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Makoto Kitano, Asao Nishimura, Akihiro Yaguchi, Nae Yoneda, Ryuji Kohno, Naotaka Tanaka, Tetsuo Kumazawa: Encapsulated semiconductor device package having holes for electrically conductive material. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, March 4, 1997: US05608265 (333 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor device, provided in a plastic encapsulated package, having a semiconductor chip, a lead and a member for electrically connecting them together. The semiconductor device has one or more first holes respectively extending from one surface of the package to a first side of the lead whic ...



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