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Parviz Kambin: Expandable intervertebral cage and surgical method. September 9, 1997: US05665122 (764 worldwide citation)

An expandable intervertebral cage apparatus includes a pair of cage components, each generally in the shape of a half cylinder. Each of the cage components provides a corresponding, abutting conically shaped recess that cooperates with a conical end portion of an expansion screw. One of the cage com ...


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Fredric C Colman, Peter C Lord: Medication infusion device with blood glucose data input. MiniMed, Kelly Bauersfeld Lowry & Kelley, September 9, 1997: US05665065 (741 worldwide citation)

A medication infusion device such as a programmable infusion pump includes data input regarding a selected patient parameter such as a current blood glucose reading. The infusion device includes a controller responsive to this data input to develop a medication delivery protocol which can be impleme ...


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Erik C Metz, Henry G Hudson Jr, John W Darr Jr: Downloading operating system software through a broadcast channel. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, September 9, 1997: US05666293 (696 worldwide citation)

Set-top terminals utilized in broadband broadcast networks are becoming increasingly intelligent. Upgrading the operation of such terminals periodically requires upgrading the software, particularly the operating system, of the programmable processor which controls the terminal operation. To facilit ...


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Adam Heller, Mark S Vreeke: Soybean peroxidase electrochemical sensor. E Heller & Company, Merchant & Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, September 9, 1997: US05665222 (548 worldwide citation)

An electrochemical biosensor able to measure hydrogen peroxide which is stable at temperatures near 37.degree. C. or in excess of 37.degree. C. for sustained periods of time and in biological environments. The electrochemical biosensor contains a thermostable peroxidase, preferably derived from soyb ...


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Paul C Nardella: Electrosurgical cutting tool. Medical Scientific, Nutter McClennen & Fish, September 9, 1997: US05665085 (471 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical tool comprises a retractable cutting element moveable along a linear cutting path and an electrical energy supply source which communicates electrical energy (e.g., radio frequency energy) through the cutting element and to tissue adjacent the cutting element. The cutting element ...


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Ted H Clark, Steven C Malisewski, Patrick R Cooper, William Caldwell Crosswy, Larry J Crochet: System for automatic synchronization of common file between portable computer and host computer via communication channel selected from a plurality of usable channels there between. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 9, 1997: US05666530 (457 worldwide citation)

A handheld computer which contains an LCD display having a digitizing surface to allow pen input. Internal storage takes several forms, such as a large flash ROM area, battery-backed up RAM and an optional hard disk drive. Several alternative communication paths are available, such as the previously ...


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Casimir M Wojcik, Paul A Pretto, Jim Courier, Bob Morrow, Joseph R Wehry Jr, Paul Kuczynski, Matt F Edwards, Mark A Schnieder, Thomas W Loftus, Brian Schnieders, Thomas C Bernardi, Craig Raymond Pellerin, Ron D Bushaw, Michael Lewis Schebell, Bill Hartley, Sheila Cappel, Kimberly Weisgarber, Henry Lee Vogler, Louis Duane Ferguson: System for managing customer orders and method of implementation. Lykes Bros, Dale Curtis Kilpatrick Stockton Hogue Sr, September 9, 1997: US05666493 (453 worldwide citation)

The system of this invention manages customer orders using vendor supplied software systems interfaced on a real-time basis to touch the data in each system on a real time basis. In effect, there is horizontal communication between the various components of the system such as inventory, purchasing, ...


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InBae Yoon: Multifunctional instrument with interchangeable operating units for performing endoscopic procedures. September 9, 1997: US05665100 (433 worldwide citation)

An endoscopic instrument includes a forceps unit for being positioned within an anatomical cavity and a removable operating unit. The forceps unit includes a housing, an outer tubular member, an intermediate member, and a handle mechanism coupled with at least one of the intermediate and outer tubul ...


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Mac R Seelig, Jerald Seelig, Michael Hiltebrand, Douglas Cramer: Combined slot machine and racing game. Atlantic City Coin & Slot Service Co, Norman E Lehrer, September 9, 1997: US05664998 (428 worldwide citation)

A gaming system is comprised of a plurality of slot machines or other gaming machines arranged in a row with a racing display mounted above the machines so as to be visible by each of the players and by spectators. The display may resemble a horse track or an auto race track. Each slot machine is co ...


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William Thomas, David W Gustafson, Dennis Tenney, Paul Darata: Data management and distribution system and method for an electronic television program guide. News America Publications, Weil Gotshal & Manges, September 9, 1997: US05666645 (420 worldwide citation)

A data management and distribution system for an electronic program guide ("EPG") for television programs comprising an automated data collection subsystem, a manual entry and correction subsystem, a database validation subsystem, an edition generation subsystem, a configuration subsystem, and a sta ...