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Richard Fraser: Interactive computer system to match buyers and sellers of real estate, businesses and other property using the internet. Dale Curtis Kilpatrick Stockton Hogue Sr, September 2, 1997: US05664115 (845 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus of automatically matching sellers of property with potential buyers through a communications network (preferably the Internet) in which a host system communicates with the sellers and the potential buyers over telephone or dedicated data transmission lines. The host system obt ...


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Gregory D Bishop, Michel A Paul, Narinderjit Sambi, Edward Rhad: Surgical instrument and method. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, September 2, 1997: US05662662 (661 worldwide citation)

Various mechanisms, and a method of operating them, are provided for use in a surgical instrument. A shaft and an engaged lost motion operating knob are provided for rotation relative to a handle portion. A latch system prevents rotation of the shaft unless the shaft is rotated by means of the knob. ...


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Bryan Dale Knodel, Richard Paul Nuchols, Warren Pyatt Williamson IV: Surgical stapler instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, September 2, 1997: US05662258 (644 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler instrument is provided for applying lateral lines of staples to tissue while cutting the tissue between those staple lines. The instrument includes a handle portion, an implement portion, a reciprocating section, a drive member and a movable actuator. The implement portion include ...


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InBae Yoon: Surgical staple cartridge. September 2, 1997: US05662260 (619 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for applying multiple rows of surgical staples to biological tissue includes a pair of opposed jaws adapted to receive tissue therebetween, a plurality of surgical staples and staple-forming anvils carried by each jaw in alignment with the staples and staple-forming anvils carried ...


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Denise Barbut, Jonathan D Root, Robert Rizzari, James M Sellers, Giovanni Pastrone, John McKenzie: Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries. Embol X, Lyon & Lyon, September 2, 1997: US05662671 (608 worldwide citation)

An arterial catheter system for removing plaque from the aorta and other arteries is disclosed. The system typically includes an elongate catheter member, a filtration apparatus disposed within the distal region, and an atherectomy assembly which includes a mechanism for trapping and holding mobile ...


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Jonathan B Green, William R Pope: Remote ordering system. Highpoint Systems, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, September 2, 1997: US05664110 (473 worldwide citation)

A remote ordering system provides a user the ability to build and edit one or more order lists, resident in memory within a user device, and the further ability to review and manipulate a user interpretable display of the contents of such lists. A system comprising merchant stock databases, a data f ...


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Norman F Krasner: GPS receiver and method for processing GPS signals. Precision Tracking, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 2, 1997: US05663734 (453 worldwide citation)

A GPS receiver in one embodiment includes an antenna which receives GPS signals at an RF frequency from in view satellites; a downconverter coupled to the antenna for reducing the RF frequency of the received GPS signals to an intermediate frequency (IF); a digitizer coupled to the downconverter and ...


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Frank Thomson Leighton: Watermarking process resilient to collusion attacks. David H Judson, September 2, 1997: US05664018 (420 worldwide citation)

A watermarking procedure wherein each of a set of copies of the work has a slightly-modified form of a "baseline" watermark that is placed within a critical region of the data. The slight variations in the watermarks, however, are not perceptually visible and do not interfere with the work. If multi ...


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Robert F Wallace, Robert D Norman, Eliyahou Harari: Computer memory cards using flash EEPROM integrated circuit chips and memory-controller systems. Sandisk Corporation, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, September 2, 1997: US05663901 (350 worldwide citation)

A very small computer memory card is densely packed with a large number of flash EEPROM integrated circuit chips. A computer memory system provides for the ability to removably connect one or more of such cards with a common controller circuit that interfaces between the memory cards and a standard ...


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Gary Duane Johnson, Kelly Scott Campbell: Method for extracting pre-defined data items from medical service records generated by health care providers. E Systems, Harold E Meier, September 2, 1997: US05664109 (308 worldwide citation)

A central medical record repository for a managed health care organization accepts and stores medical record documents in any format from medical service providers. The repository then identifies the document using information automatically extracted from the document and stores the extracted data i ...



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