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Peter Henry Hannam, Richard Dale Allison: Assembly for sealing a puncture in a vessel. Sherwood Medical Company, Montgomery W Smith, Richard D Allison, July 22, 1997: US05649959 (607 worldwide citation)

A bioabsorbable assembly for sealing an incision or puncture in the body of the patient including a first member which is positioned generally along the wall of the blood vessel, duct, body cavity or lumen of the patient and a gelatinous material which is injected into the incision or puncture aroun ...


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Patrick K Campbell: Metal reinforced polymer stent. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 22, 1997: US05649977 (530 worldwide citation)

The metal reinforced polymer stent for use in blood vessels is formed of a thin planar sheet of metal, and is laminated on at least one side with a thin film of a polymer capable of absorbing and releasing therapeutic drugs. The thin planar sheet of metal is formed as a sheet and cut in a shape that ...


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Shiro Bito, Isami Hirao, Kazuhiko Oozeki, Minoru Tsuruta, Akito Mukaizawa, Akio Nakada, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Shuichi Kimura, Toshihiko Suzuta, Seiji Kuramoto: Tissue-fixing surgical device, and method of fixing tissues. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, July 22, 1997: US05649937 (513 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for fastening together opposing portions of a body organ. The instrument comprises a first support for supporting the first opposing portion of the body organ, a second support opposing the first support, for supporting the second opposing portion of the body organ, and a displ ...


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Shin Ikeda, Toshihiko Yoshioka, Shiro Nankai, Haruhiro Tsutsumi, Hideyuki Baba, Yoshinobu Tokuno, Syoji Miyazaki: Biosensor, and a method and a device for quantifying a substrate in a sample liquid using the same. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, July 22, 1997: US05650062 (434 worldwide citation)

The biosensor of this invention can quantify a substrate in a sample liquid by electrochemically measuring the amount of an electron acceptor that has been reduced by electrons generated in a reaction between the substrate and an oxidoreductase. The biosensor has an electrically insulating substrate ...


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Mark A Ritchart, J Michael Stuart, Fred H Burbank, Kenneth M Galt: Methods and devices for automated biopsy and collection of soft tissue. Biopsys Medical, Donald E Stout, July 22, 1997: US05649547 (409 worldwide citation)

Instruments for performing percutaneous biopsy procedures are disclosed, which have advantageous features for improving functionality and performance over prior art devices. These instruments comprise two types, single-use devices, and multiple-use devices having active tissue capture capability. Im ...


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Edward R Adams, Anton C Bastiaanse, Ricky L Berens, Howard W Fant Jr, Barry W Hutzel, William P Lantz, Craig M Miller, Troy I VanderHoof, Paul C Belding: Rearview mirror with lighting assembly. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, July 22, 1997: US05649756 (315 worldwide citation)

A rearview mirror with lighting assembly for use in a vehicle, has a molded case adapted to support lights for illuminating portions of the vehicle interior, to support electrical switches, wiring, and electrical connectors, to support optical lenses for directing light, and to support a mirror elem ...


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Edward H Frank, Patrick J Naughton, James Arthur Gosling, John C Liu: Method and apparatus for presenting information in a display system using transparent windows. Sun Microsystems, Irell & Manella, July 22, 1997: US05651107 (305 worldwide citation)

A central processing unit (CPU) is provided and is coupled to a display for displaying graphic and other data in multiple overlapping windows. The CPU is further coupled to one or more input devices which permits a user to selectively position a cursor and input and manipulate data within each of th ...


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Joel F Jensen, John W Hill: System and method for releasably holding a surgical instrument. SRI International, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 22, 1997: US05649956 (292 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a system and method for releasably holding a surgical instrument (14), such as an endoscopic instrument configured for delivery through a small percutaneous penetration in a patient. The instrument comprises an elongate shaft (100) with a pair of mounting pins (116) late ...


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Neil P Marcous, Michael J Brant, Michael J Rosenzweig: System and method for electronic transfer of funds using an automated teller machine to dispense the transferred funds. Electronic Data Systems Corporation, L Joy Greibenow, July 22, 1997: US05650604 (292 worldwide citation)

A system and method for fully automated electronic transfer of cash or cash equivalent between a sender and a recipient is shown, including an initiating terminal for receiving a designation of an amount of money to be electronically transferred, an account from which it is to be transferred, and a ...


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Dan Schlager, William B Baringer: Self-locating remote monitoring systems. Robert Buckley, July 22, 1997: US05650770 (291 worldwide citation)

A personal alarm system includes a monitoring base station and one or more remote sensing units in two-way radio communication. An electronic handshake between the base station and each remote unit is used to assure system reliability. The remote units transmit at selectable power levels. In the abs ...



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