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Charles Szmanda
Charles R Szmanda, Richard J Carey: Process for removing metal ions from organic photoresist solutions. Shipley Company L L C, Robert L Goldberg, October 7, 1997: US05674662 (12 worldwide citation)

The invention is a process of removing metal ion contaminants from an organic solution, especially one having acid labile components. The process comprises modifying a cationic exchange resin by treatment with ammonia or amine and contacting said modified ion exchange resin with an organic solution ...


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Vincent Bryan, Alex Kunzler: Human spinal disc prosthesis. Spinal Dynamics Corporation, Gardner Carton & Douglas, October 7, 1997: US05674296 (740 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a spinal disc endoprosthesis. The endoprosthesis has a resilient body formed of one or more materials which may vary in stiffness from a relatively stiff exterior annular gasket portion to a relatively supple central nucleus portion. Concaval-convex elements at least partly ...


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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, October 7, 1997: US05673841 (720 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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Charles R Bobo II: Message storage and delivery system. Geoff L Kilpatrick Stockton Sutcliffe, October 7, 1997: US05675507 (671 worldwide citation)

A Message Storage and Deliver System (MSDS) is connected to a plurality of DID phone lines and receives facsimile messages, voice messages, and data messages. The MSDS assigns a separate telephone number for each user of the system and can simultaneously receive more than one message for a single us ...


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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, October 7, 1997: US05673840 (667 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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Charles D Ray, Eugene A Dickhudt, Philip J Ledoux, Beth A Frutiger: Prosthetic spinal disc nucleus. RayMedica, Kinney & Lange P A, October 7, 1997: US05674295 (552 worldwide citation)

An elongated, pillow shaped prosthetic spinal disc nucleus body for implantation into a human intervertebral spinal disc, made of a hydrogel core and a flexible constraining jacket surrounding the hydrogel material core that permits the hydrogel core to expand and contract. The hydrogel core has a l ...


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Niels C Holch, Frank J Riolo: Cashless computerized video game system and method. Oneida Indian Nation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner L, October 7, 1997: US05674128 (438 worldwide citation)

A coinless video game system includes a plurality of electronic video game terminals, a game server corresponding to each player terminal, and a central control network for administering and controlling games and player accounts. A player initially establishes a player account in the central control ...


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Loc Phan, Simon Stertzer, Michael Froix: Endoprosthetic device with therapeutic compound. Quanam Medical Corporation, Judy M Mohr, Peter J Dehlinger, October 7, 1997: US05674242 (427 worldwide citation)

An endoprosthetic device for insertion at a vascular site is described. The device is composed of a structural member carrying a polymer member having an embedded therapeutic compound. The polymer member is formed of a shape-memory polymer for expansion upon exposed to a selected stimulus. The struc ...


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John R Bittner, Peter Lau: Surgical stapler with locking mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Dressler Rockey Milnamow & Katz, October 7, 1997: US05673842 (405 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler for effecting simultaneous cutting and stapling of tissue includes a frame and a staple cartridge positionable in the frame. The stapler includes a knife blade mounted for movement distally of the staple cartridge, with the cartridge including a rotatable member which cooperates w ...


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Bin Zhao, Prahalad K Vasudev, Valery M Dubin, Yosef Shacham Diamand, Chiu H Ting: Selective electroless copper deposited interconnect plugs for ULSI applications. Sematech, Kidd & Booth, October 7, 1997: US05674787 (376 worldwide citation)

A method or utilizing electroless copper deposition to selectively form encapsulated copper plugs to connect conductive regions on a semiconductor. A via opening in an inter-level dielectric (ILD) provides a path for connecting two conductive regions separated by the ILD. Once the underlying metal l ...



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