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Fred C Thomas III: Retroreflective marker for data storage cartridge. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, June 10, 1997: US05638228 (57 worldwide citation)

A cartridge for a data storage disk drive has a retroreflective marker. Light from a source is reflected from the marker almost exactly on its incident path. This property makes possible unique identification of the cartridge with minimal senstivity to light reflected from other surfaces. The marker ...


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Louis C Argenta, Michael J Morykwas: Wound treatment employing reduced pressure. Wake Forest University, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman P C, June 10, 1997: US05636643 (840 worldwide citation)

A method of treating tissue damage comprises applying a negative pressure to a wound sufficient in time and magnitude to promote tissue migration and thus facilitate closure of the wound. The method is applicable to wounds, burns, infected wounds, and live tissue attachments. A wound treatment appar ...


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Mark J Stefik, Daniel G Bobrow, Peter L T Pirolli: System for controlling the distribution and use of composite digital works. Xerox Corporation, Richard B Domingo, June 10, 1997: US05638443 (818 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling use and distribution of composite digital works. A digital work is comprised of a description part and a content part. The description part contains control information for the composite digital work. The content part stores the actual digital data comprising the composite d ...


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Peter Wilding, Larry J Kricka, Jay N Zemel: Methods and apparatus for the detection of an analyte utilizing mesoscale flow systems. Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Dann Dorfman Herrell and Skillman, June 10, 1997: US05637469 (652 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are devices for detecting the presence of a preselected analyte in a fluid sample. The devices comprise a substrate microfabricated to define a sample inlet port, and a mesoscale flow system that includes a sample flow channel extending from the inlet port. The mesoscale flow system furthe ...


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William E Dunphy, Steven M Halladay, Michael E Moy, Frederick G Munro: Data storage and protection system. Exabyte Corporation, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, June 10, 1997: US05638509 (613 worldwide citation)

The data storage and protection apparatus maintains an index of all data file activity on a computer system and stores copies of data files in a manner to enable a user to recreate the state of the computer system at any selected point in time. A data file monitor intercepts all communication betwee ...


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David T Green, Keith Ratcliff, Keith L Milliman, Henry R Sienkiewicz, Mitchell J Palmer: Self contained gas powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, June 10, 1997: US05636780 (602 worldwide citation)

A self contained gas powered endoscopic surgical apparatus is provided for placing lateral lines of surgical fasteners into body tissue. The apparatus includes a frame portion, an elongated portion extending from the frame portion, and an articulating cartridge assembly mounted to a distal end of th ...


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David W Deaton, Rodney G Gabriel: Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories. Credit Verification Corporation, Baker & Botts L, June 10, 1997: US05638457 (471 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes automatic check reading techniques which enables the detection of a customer's checking account number on a check, regardless of the bank, bank branch or type of account. The customer identification code is automatically used to provide check verification as well as to ...


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Joseph M Tartaglia, Joseph P Loeffler, Todd H Turnlund: Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, June 10, 1997: US05637113 (424 worldwide citation)

The drug loaded stent includes an expandable stent structural member, and a planar sheet of polymeric material attached to the outside of the expandable stent structural member. The polymeric material is preferably bioabsorbable, and loaded or coated with a therapeutic agent or drug to reduce or pre ...


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Lee E Johnson: Golf swing analysis system. Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, June 10, 1997: US05638300 (415 worldwide citation)

The present invention concerns a motion analysis system for analyzing the motion of an individual. The system has a control surface having one or more control areas, each control area corresponding to a predetermined instruction. An object is then held by an individual for use with the control surfa ...


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Clyde K Nason, John H Livingston, Nannette M Schnabel: Medication infusion pump with flexible drive plunger. Minimed, Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry, June 10, 1997: US05637095 (346 worldwide citation)

A medication infusion pump is provided for controlled delivery of medication to a patient, wherein the pump includes a space-efficient flexible drive plunger for advancing a piston within a medication-containing syringe or cartridge for administration of the medication to a patient. The infusion pum ...