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Kenneth Schofield, Mark L Larson, Keith J Vadas: Rearview vision system for vehicle including panoramic view. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, September 23, 1997: US05670935 (620 worldwide citation)

A rearview vision system for a vehicle includes at least one image capture device directed rearwardly with respect to the direction of travel of the vehicle. A display system displays an image synthesized from output of the image captive device. The display system is preferably contiguous with the f ...


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Dale R Schulze, Joseph Paraschac, William D Fox, Michael E Setser, Kenneth S Wales, Mark S Zeiner: Surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Paul A Coletti, September 23, 1997: US05669544 (617 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for performing endoscopic surgical procedures. In one embodiment, the instrument includes a knife that remains unexposed until initiation of a cutting sequence, and returns to an unexposed position at the conclusion of the cutting sequence, minimizing the risk of injury to the ...


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Taher Elgamal: Electronic commerce using a secure courier system. Netscape Communications Corporation, Michael A Glenn, September 23, 1997: US05671279 (616 worldwide citation)

A courier electronic payment system provides customers, merchants, and banks with a secure mechanism for using a public network as a platform for credit card payment services. The system governs the relationship between a Customer, Merchant, and Acquirer Gateway to perform credit card purchases over ...


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Thomas Zdeblick, Eddie Ray III, Lawrence M Boyd: Interbody fusion device and method for restoration of normal spinal anatomy. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarity & McNett, September 23, 1997: US05669909 (522 worldwide citation)

An interbody fusion device in one embodiment includes a tapered body defining a hollow interior for receiving bone graft or bone substitute material, The body defines exterior threads which are interrupted over portions of the outer surface of the device. The fusion device defines truncated side wal ...


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Matthias Balazs, Peter Spitzweck: Surgical instrument for preparing an anastomosis in minimally invasive surgery. Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Luft und Raumfahrt e V, Browdy and Neimark, September 23, 1997: US05669918 (500 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for one-handed preparation of an anastomosis in minimally invasive surgery has, from the distal end to the proximal end, an interchangeable insertion head (1), a staple holder (30) with U-shaped staples and with a circular groove with thread placed in it, an ejector unit, an ge ...


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Matt Christiano: License management system for software applications. Globetrotter Software Incorporated, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, September 23, 1997: US05671412 (421 worldwide citation)

An improved software license management system in accordance with the present invention is disclosed. A license server initializes a license database by receiving a package license description that includes component license descriptions for component software products in a package. Licenses for sof ...


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Kevin E Healy, Gary S Dorfman: Biodegradable stent. Schiff Hardin & Waite, September 23, 1997: US05670161 (395 worldwide citation)

An expandable, biodegradable stent for use within a body lumen comprises a hollow tube made from a copolymer of L-lactide and .epsilon.-caprolactone that is not plastically expandable at normal body temperatures, and that is expandable using thermo-mechanical means at a temperature between about 38. ...


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Makoto Onishi, Kenichi Shimura, Naoki Ishii: Medical instruments that exhibit surface lubricity when wetted. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, September 23, 1997: US05670558 (393 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a medical instrument having on a surface a layer (surface lubricating layer) that forms a hydrogel when wetted and that is composed of an insolubilized water-soluble or water-swellable polymer having a reactive functional group in the molecule. The surface having outstanding ...


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Jude S Sauer, Louis N Rapp, Thomas A Tiberio: Surgical crimping device and method of use. LaserSurge, September 23, 1997: US05669917 (386 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus and method of use for maintaining tension upon a length of suture material extending from body tissue is provided. The surgical apparatus deforms and compresses a securing member about a length of suture material which is received therethrough so as to maintain a prescribed amou ...



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