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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 instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissues. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, August 19, 1997: US05658300 (569 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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Wayne P Young, Daniel E Alesi, Kenneth E Toso: Apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, August 19, 1997: US05657921 (536 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue. The apparatus has a handle assembly and an elongated body which extends distally from the handle assembly. A fastener applying assembly is operatively associated with a distal end of the elongated body and includes a cartridge ...


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David Nichols Heard: Bipolar electrosurgical scissors and method of manufacture. Valleylab, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Aaron Passman, August 19, 1997: US05658281 (499 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical scissors has an improved coagulation capability. Both poles of electrosurgical energy are exposed on the exterior surfaces of each shearing member so that the scissors can be used to coagulate tissue using only one shearing member. There may be two or more electrically cond ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner: Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, August 19, 1997: US05659350 (486 worldwide citation)

An Operations Center for television entertainment systems that provide television programming to consumer homes is disclosed. The Operations Center organizes and packages television programming and program information for delivery to and from consumer homes. The Operations Center includes a computer ...


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Mir A Imran, Mark L Pomeranz: Catheter for RF ablation with cooled electrode and method. Cardiac Pathways, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, August 19, 1997: US05658278 (370 worldwide citation)

A catheter for radio frequency ablation with a cooled electrode for use in tissue having a surface comprising an elongate member having proximal and distal extremities. A metal conducting electrode secured to the distal extremity of the elongate member and having a chamber therein. A conductor exten ...


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Frank Wells Sudia: Method for securely using digital signatures in a commercial cryptographic system. Certco, Cushman Darby & Cushman IP Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, August 19, 1997: US05659616 (364 worldwide citation)

A system for securely using digital signatures in a commercial cryptographic system that allows industry-wide security policy and authorization information to be encoded into the signatures and certificates by employing attribute certificates to enforce policy and authorization requirements. In addi ...


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Carlos Barbas, Angray Kang, Richard A Lerner: Heterodimeric receptor libraries using phagemids. The Scripps Research Institute, Thomas Fitting, August 19, 1997: US05658727 (360 worldwide citation)

Filamentous phage comprising a matrix of cpVIII proteins encapsulating a genome encoding first and second polypeptides of an antogenously assembling receptor, such as an antibody, and a receptor comprised of the first and second polypeptides surface-integrated into the matrix via a filamentous phage ...


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Horton Jennings, Nigel Pinnell, Khanh Do, Virendrakumar Shah, Marjorie Profumo, John Downing, Neil Goodhand, Marion Maino, Michael H Thompson: Customer-directed, automated process for transferring funds between accounts via a communications network. Citibank N A, Kilpatrick Stockton, August 19, 1997: US05659165 (350 worldwide citation)

A system and method for allowing funds to be transferred instantly to an account so that the funds are available to the beneficiary at the time they are sent, based on customer information which can be automatically accessed by the system, rather than needing to be manually entered. Further, the sys ...


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Hao Ying, Craig J Hartley: Apparatus and method for noninvasive doppler ultrasound-guided real-time control of tissue damage in thermal therapy. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Arnold White & Durkee, August 19, 1997: US05657760 (341 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for noninvasive and real-time monitoring and feedback control of the extent and geometry of tissue damage induced by various thermal modalities (laser, electromagnetic wave, ultrasound and thermistor) in different thermal therapies (hyperthermia, thermal coagulation and ablati ...


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Ronald C Allen: Spinal fixator. Cohort Medical Products Group, James E Eakin, August 19, 1997: US05658335 (340 worldwide citation)

An adjustable spinal fixator for insertion between adjacent vertebrae comprises a contoured housing defining convex edges to fit within the concavity of the vertebral body. An externally threaded core extends through the housing, and a pair of internally threaded nut assemblies attach to the core me ...



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