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Kazuo Takahashi: Immersion type projection exposure apparatus. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, March 11, 1997: US05610683 (970 worldwide citation)

A projection exposure apparatus includes an illuminating device for illuminating a pattern of an original, a holder for holding a substrate, and a projection system for projecting an image of the pattern of the original onto the substrate. The projection system includes a projection optical system a ...


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Gary K Michelson: Lordotic interbody spinal fusion implants. Lewis Anten Esq Amedeo Ferraro Esq, March 11, 1997: US05609635 (747 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to interbody spinal fusion implants having a structural configuration that provides for the maintaining and creating of the normal anatomic angular relationship of two adjacent vertebrae of the spine to maintain and create spinal lordosis. The spinal fusion implants ...


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Neal E Fearnot, Thomas G Kozma, Anthony O Ragheb, William D Voorhees: Coated implantable medical device. MED Institute, Richard J Godlewski, Walter C Danison, March 11, 1997: US05609629 (736 worldwide citation)

A coated implantable medical device 10 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material positioned over the structure 12; and at least one porous layer 20 positioned ov ...


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Richard L Grant, Michael Lang, Philip J Churchill, W Thompson Lawrence: Surgical anastomosis stapling instrument with flexible support shaft and anvil adjusting mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, March 11, 1997: US05609285 (629 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for performing a circular anastomosis stapling operation is provided. The surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly mounted by a flexible support shaft to an actuator handle assembly. The support shaft is capable of bending in any radial direction relative ...


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Mihai Focsaneanu, Richard P Skillen, Frederick C Livermore: Access to telecommunications networks in multi-service environment. Northern Telecom, Yoshiharu Toyooka, March 11, 1997: US05610910 (560 worldwide citation)

In current voice telephony, CATV, and wireless networks, traffic is channelized for both access and transport. This channelization is wasteful of resources where multiple services have varying demands for bandwidth and holding times, or a service generates traffic that is bursty in nature. The inven ...


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Douglas W Kohrs, Hansen A Yuan, David W Stassen: Spinal implant. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, March 11, 1997: US05609636 (538 worldwide citation)

An implant for use in spinal stabilization includes four generally linear thread segments. The thread segments are maintained and spaced apart alignment by rigid supports. The thread segments include a plurality of individual threads with the individual threads of the segments defining a thread patt ...


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Max Abecassis: Method and system for automatically tracking a zoomed video image. March 11, 1997: US05610653 (516 worldwide citation)

A video method and system for automatically tracking a viewer defined target within a viewer defined window of a video image as the target moves within the video image by selecting a target within a video, producing an identification of the selected target, defining a window within the video, utiliz ...


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Marvin M Theimer, Michael J Spreitzer, Mark D Weiser, Richard J Goldstein, Scott A Elrod, Daniel C Swinehart, William N Schilit, Robert T Krivacic, Roy Want: Method for selectively performing event on computer controlled device whose location and allowable operation is consistent with the contextual and locational attributes of the event. Xerox Corporation, R Christine Jacobs, Tracy L Hurt, March 11, 1997: US05611050 (489 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a method for superimposing prespecified locational, environmental, and contextual controls on user interactions, including interactions of mobile users, with computational resources. A system is described for electronically monitoring contextual information concerning ...


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Diana R Dykstra, Patricia M Wade: Lender direct credit evaluation and loan processing system. The Golden 1 Credit Union, John P O Banion, March 11, 1997: US05611052 (462 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for automatic credit evaluation and loan processing is disclosed. The apparatus includes a central processing unit which has capabilities for communicating with off-site remote access terminals. The central processing unit also includes facsimile transmission capabilities as ...