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Jonathan Paul Ruppert, Ronald Craig Fish, Thomas Allan Yap, Ronald Merle Ames: Portable RF ID tag and barcode reader. June 17, 1997: US05640002 (774 worldwide citation)

A portable barcode and RF ID tag reader that gathers information about items to be purchased etc by reading barcodes or RF ID tags. A store host computer gathers information about items to be purchased from the portable barcode/ID Tag readers and then the items are bagged by the customer at the chec ...


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Pierre David Wellner: Multimedia service access by reading marks on an object. Lucent Technologies, John A Caccuro, Donald P Dinella, June 17, 1997: US05640193 (614 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method enables a user to control the selection of electronic multimedia services to be provided to the user by one or more servers over a communication medium. The apparatus includes a scanner for reading marks on an object and for communicating a request signal, having an object co ...


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Benjamin Oshlack, Mark Chasin, Frank Pedi Jr: Controlled release formulations coated with aqueous dispersions of acrylic polymers. Euro Celtique, Steinberg Raskin & Davidson P C, June 17, 1997: US05639476 (605 worldwide citation)

A stable solid controlled release formulation having a coating derived from an aqueous dispersion of a hydrophobic acrylic polymer includes a substrate including an active agent selected from the group consisting of a systemically active therapeutic agent, a locally active therapeutic agent, a disin ...


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Richard J Gallagher, David N Fowler: Anvil for circular stapler. The United States Surgical Corporation, June 17, 1997: US05639008 (603 worldwide citation)

An anvil assembly for a surgical fastening instrument is disclosed. The anvil is constructed to pivot relative to an anvil shaft to facilitate movement of the anvil and instrument during use. The anvil also has an improved surface for severing structures and a sloped surface for guiding a knife duri ...


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Kim H Manwaring, Mark L Manwaring: Method and apparatus for guiding an instrument to a target. Meschkow & Gresham, June 17, 1997: US05638819 (571 worldwide citation)

A system (10) presents a graphic guidance object (46) in a display screen (40) to aid a surgeon in guiding a probe (12) from an initial point (82) relative to a body (14) along a desired trajectory (54) to a target (52). The graphic object (46) may be presented simultaneously with a live video image ...


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Mohamed Kheir Diab, Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany, James M Lepper Jr: Low noise optical probe. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 17, 1997: US05638818 (528 worldwide citation)

An optical probe for measurements, which is particularly suited to reduce noise in measurements taken on an easily compressible material, such as a finger, a toe, a forehead, an earlobe, or a lip. The probe includes a base having an aperture which leads to a chamber. The base is placed adjacent a po ...


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William Joseph Gallagher, James Harvey Kaufman, Stuart Stephen Papworth Parkin, Roy Edwin Scheuerlein: Magnetic memory array using magnetic tunnel junction devices in the memory cells. International Business Machines Corporation, Thomas R Berthold, June 17, 1997: US05640343 (522 worldwide citation)

A nonvolatile magnetic random access memory (MRAM) is an array of individual magnetic memory cells. Each memory cell is a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) element and a diode electrically connected in series. Each MTJ is formed of a pinned ferromagnetic layer whose magnetization direction is prevented ...


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Esmaiel Kiani Azarbayjany, Mohamed Kheir Diab, James M Lepper Jr: Active pulse blood constituent monitoring. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear L, June 17, 1997: US05638816 (496 worldwide citation)

A blood glucose monitoring system is disclosed which provides for inducing an active pulse in the blood volume of a patient. The induction of an active pulse results in a cyclic, and periodic change in the flow of blood through a fleshy medium under test. By actively inducing a change of the blood v ...


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Mark S Miller, E Dean Tribble, Norman Hardy, Christopher T Hibbert: Diverse goods arbitration system and method for allocating resources in a distributed computer system. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, June 17, 1997: US05640569 (496 worldwide citation)

A diverse goods arbitration system and method allocates computer resources among bidding requesters. Bid slates are transmitted to an arbiter by users (requesters) requesting use of specified portions of the available computer resources. Each bid slate may contain a plurality of bids, each bid repre ...


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Jean Pierre Georges Emile Dereume, David C MacGregor, Leonard Pinchuk: Expandable supportive bifurcated endoluminal grafts. Corvita Corporation, Lockwood Alex Fitzgibbon & Cummings, June 17, 1997: US05639278 (444 worldwide citation)

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