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Bernard H Andreas, T Daniel Gross, Tomoaki Hinohara, James W Vetter: Apparatus and method for vascular closure. Perclose, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 25, 1997: US05613974 (467 worldwide citation)

A suture-applying device comprises a guide body having a needle guide at its distal end. Needles are reciprocatably carried on a shaft so that they may be advanced through the needle guide and tissue into the guide body. The suturing device is used by placing the needle guide within a vascular punct ...


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Jeff Eder: Method of and system for generating feasible, profit maximizing requisition sets. March 25, 1997: US05615109 (441 worldwide citation)

In a computer based inventory control method and system, feasible profit maximizing sets of requisitions are created. System processing starts with the creation of detailed, multi-dimensional forecasts of sales and cash receipts using stored algorithms and data preferentially extracted from a basic ...


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Ned Hoffman: Tokenless security system for authorizing access to a secured computer system. Ali Kamarei, March 25, 1997: US05615277 (351 worldwide citation)

A tokenless security system and method for preventing unauthorized access to one or more secured computer systems is shown. The security system and method are principally based on a correlative comparison of a unique biometric sample, such as a finger print or voice recording, gathered directly from ...


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Timothy J Slater: Bet tracking system for gaming tables. Harrah s Club, Fenwick & West, March 25, 1997: US05613912 (348 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for automatically tracking the betting activity of casino patrons at gaming tables and providing an indication of this betting activity to casino personnel in real time. Casino patrons use magnetic cards to check themselves in and out of the bet tracking system through magnetic ...


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Patrick Mullins, Charles Benedict, Jay S Tiedeberg: Automated ambient condition responsive daytime running light system. Autosmart Light Switches, Dowell & Dowell, March 25, 1997: US05614788 (316 worldwide citation)

An automated daytime running light system for surface transport vehicles having headlights and taillights which includes a daytime running light control circuit which activates the highbeam filament of the headlights at a reduced power level whenever the vehicle ignition is ON and the starter motor ...


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David A Cobbley, John A Throckmorton: Method and apparatus for providing broadcast information with indexing. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 25, 1997: US05614940 (289 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus generates and transfers a stream of broadcast information which includes multiple video and audio information segments to a receiving device. Once received, the segments are stored in a cache and indexing information associated with the segments is made available to end users ...


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Silvio Micali: Ideal electronic negotiations. David H Judson, March 25, 1997: US05615269 (269 worldwide citation)

There is described an electronic communications method between a first party and a second party, with assistance from at least a plurality of trustees, enabling an electronic transaction in which the first party having a selling reservation price (SRP) and the second party having a buying reservatio ...


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Thomas H Lee, Kevin S Donnelly, Tsyr Chyang Ho, Mark G Johnson: Delay-locked loop. Rambus, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 25, 1997: US05614855 (262 worldwide citation)

A delay locked loop (DLL) is described in which a phase detector compares the phase of the output of the DLL with that of a reference input. The output of the phase comparator drives a differential charge pump which functions to integrate the phase comparator output signal over time. The charge pump ...


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John D Harding: Adjustable tip for lancet device. Palco Laboratories, Bruce H Johnsonbaugh, March 25, 1997: US05613978 (260 worldwide citation)

An adjustable tip for a blood lancet device for causing different depths of skin puncture is provided. An inner sleeve has a partially enclosed distal end which forms a stop for the shoulder of the lancet. An outer sleeve is pressed together with a cylindrical ring to form an internal camming surfac ...


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Joshua Makower, David A Zieve, Frank Barber: System and method for accessory rate control. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, March 25, 1997: US05613966 (257 worldwide citation)

A system changes the rate of operation of a smoke evacuator used with an electrosurgical generator during treatment of a patient electrosurgically at an operative site. A mono or bipolar circuit for electrosurgery has an electrosurgical generator, ESU. A switch in the circuit activates the ESU when ...



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