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Mark J Stefik, Ralph C Merkle, Peter L T Pirolli: System for controlling the distribution and use of digital works having a fee reporting mechanism. Xerox Corporation, Richard B Domingo, May 27, 1997: US05634012 (833 worldwide citation)

A fee accounting mechanism for reporting fees associated with the distribution and use of digital works. Usage rights and fees are attached to digital works. The usage rights define how the digital work may be used or further distributed. Usage fees are specified as part of a usage right. The digita ...


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Nils Lonberg, Robert M Kay: Transgenic non-human animals capable of producing heterologous antibodies. GenPharm International, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 27, 1997: US05633425 (824 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to transgenic non-human animals capable of producing heterologous antibodies, i.e., antibodies encoded by immunoglobulin heavy and light chain genes not normally found in the genome of that species of non-human animal. In one aspect of the invention, transgenes encoding unrearr ...


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Dale R Schulze, Joseph Paraschac, William D Fox, Michael E Setser, Kenneth S Wales, Mark S Zeiner: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Paul A Coletti, May 27, 1997: US05632432 (779 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for performing endoscopic surgical procedures. In one embodiment, the instrument includes a knife that remains unexposed until initiation of a cutting sequence, and returns to an unexposed position at the conclusion of the cutting sequence, minimizing the risk of injury to the ...


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Mohamed K Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany, Ibrahim M Elfadel, Rex J McCarthy, Walter M Weber, Robert A Smith: Signal processing apparatus. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 27, 1997: US05632272 (660 worldwide citation)

The present invention involves method and apparatus for analyzing two measured signals that are modeled as containing primary and secondary portions. Coefficients relate the two signals according to a model defined in accordance with the present invention. In one embodiment, the present invention in ...


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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, May 27, 1997: US05632433 (524 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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Michael J Heller, Eugene Tu, William F Butler: Molecular biological diagnostic systems including electrodes. Nanogen, Lyon & Lyon, May 27, 1997: US05632957 (508 worldwide citation)

A system for performing molecular biological diagnosis, analysis and multi-step and multiplex reactions utilizes a self-addressable, self-assembling microelectronic system for actively carrying out controlled reactions in microscopic formats. These reactions include most molecular biological procedu ...


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Troy L Roney, Bruce S Rigsby: LED vehicle lamp assembly. Grote, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, May 27, 1997: US05632551 (454 worldwide citation)

A lamp, such as for truck trailers and/or tractors, is provided with LEDs mounted to a circuit board placed in a housing. The housing is thereafter partially filled with a liquid resin material and a lip portion of a lens member is pressed into the resin into contact with the circuit board. The resi ...


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Kenneth A Parulski, Thomas A Napoli, David M Lewis: Electronic still camera for capturing and categorizing images. Eastman Kodak Company, David M Woods, May 27, 1997: US05633678 (427 worldwide citation)

An electronic camera captures images representing a variety of subjects and categorizes the image according to subject matter. The camera comprises an image sensor for capturing an image, a converter stage for converting the image into digital image data, and a memory for storing a plurality of cate ...


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Rysler Alcime, Yasushi Kato, Leonard Pinchuk: Expandable supportive branched endoluminal grafts. Corvita Corporation, Lockwood Alex Fitzgibbon & Cummings, May 27, 1997: US05632772 (381 worldwide citation)

An endoluminal graft which is both expandable and supportive is provided in a form suitable for use in a branched body vessel location. The graft expands between a first diameter and a second, larger diameter. The support component is an expandable stent endoprosthesis. A liner is applied to the end ...


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William B Noble, Bhadra K Patel, Jenny K Wang: Federated information management (FIM) system and method for providing data site filtering and translation for heterogeneous databases. Hughes Aircraft Company, G S Grunebach, M W Sales, W K Denson Low, May 27, 1997: US05634053 (348 worldwide citation)

A FIM system integrates data from a plurality of interconnected local databases to provide users with access to a virtual database. The FIM includes a user interface for generating a global query to search the virtual database, a smart dictionary database (SDD) that contains configuration data, a da ...



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