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Charles Mao
Xiaoping Charles Mao: Multiple wavelength bidirectional lightwave amplifier. MCI Communications, November 18, 1997: US05689594 (9 worldwide citation)

A system and method for optimizing the performance, in a multichannel optical transmission system, of an optical signal regenerator, by compensating for input signal power fluctuation and for output signal gain change, and by mildly filtering individual wavelengths between gain block stages. A syste ...


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David C Yates, James Voegele: Electrosurgical hemostatic device with recessed and/or offset electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, November 18, 1997: US05688270 (711 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between an electrode associated with a first pole of a bipolar energy s ...


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William A Lupien, John Terrell Rickard: Crossing network utilizing optimal mutual satisfaction density profile. Optimark Technologies, Kenyon & Kenyon, November 18, 1997: US05689652 (701 worldwide citation)

A crossing network that matches buy and sell orders based upon a satisfaction and quantity profile is disclosed. The crossing network includes a number of trader terminals that can be used for entering orders. The orders are entered in the form of a satisfaction density profile that represents a deg ...


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Dorin Panescu, David K Swanson, Sidney D Fleischman, Thomas M Bourne: Systems and methods for sensing multiple temperature conditions during tissue ablation. EP Technologies, Ryan Maki Mann & Hohenfeldt, November 18, 1997: US05688267 (517 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for ablating body tissue use an electrode for contacting tissue to form a tissue-electrode interface. The electrode is adapted to be connected to a source of ablation energy to conduct ablation energy for transmission by the electrode into tissue at the tissue-electrode interface ...


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Michael K Dempsey, Mark S Kotfila, Robert J Snyder: Flexible patient monitoring system featuring a multiport transmitter. Hewlett Packard Company, Mark Z Dudley, November 18, 1997: US05687734 (499 worldwide citation)

A flexible patient monitoring system which interfaces a telemetry subsystem with a network by way of a telemetry transmission receiving system and a network controller. The telemetry subsystem includes one or more monitoring instruments, a multiport transmitter, a telemetry subsystem interface, a ba ...


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Barry H Branham, James L Cox, John P Boineau, Richard B Schuessler: Computerized three-dimensional cardiac mapping with interactive visual displays. Washington University, Howell & Haferkamp L C, November 18, 1997: US05687737 (468 worldwide citation)

An optimal electrophysiologic mapping system for map-directed arrhythmia surgery and cardiac research allows rapid and accurate interpretation of cardiac activation sequences. The system can display activation or potential distribution data on an anatomically accurate 3-D model of the heart and allo ...


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David C Carrithers, Steven G Rapp, Gayla L Stone, Jody A Storey Waller, Kim A Resch, Kelly K McGuire, Toni L Ashby, Mark Jackson, Lowell Huff: Debit card system and method for implementing incentive award program. Martiz, Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedel, November 18, 1997: US05689100 (442 worldwide citation)

A debit card system for implementing an incentive award program for a customer having participants. A plurality of debit cards, each assigned to one participant and having a unique account number corresponding to an award account of the participant is part of the system. A bank filter processor acce ...


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Lester F Ludwig, J Chris Lauwers, Keith A Lantz, Gerald J Burnett, Emmett R Burns: Multimedia collaboration system arrangement for routing compressed AV signal through a participant site without decompressing the AV signal. Vicor, Craig P Opperman, Cooley Godward, November 18, 1997: US05689641 (391 worldwide citation)

A multimedia collaboration system that integrates separate real-time and asynchronous networks--the former for real-time audio and video, and the latter for control signals and textual, graphical and other data--in a manner that is interoperable across different computer and network operating system ...


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Arieh S Halpern, Anthony J Aldrich: Patient monitoring system with chassis mounted or remotely operable modules and portable computer. Tremont Medical, Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel P C, November 18, 1997: US05687717 (383 worldwide citation)

A patient monitoring system includes one or more chassis, a plurality of patient care modules associated with the chassis, and a portable computer for communicating with, and controlling the modules. Each patient is assigned to a chassis, and each module is assigned to a patient and to a chassis. Ea ...


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Boaz Avitall: Mapping and ablation catheter system. Haugen and Nikolai P A, November 18, 1997: US05687723 (366 worldwide citation)

A recording and ablation catheter method and system for creating linear lesions in an atrial or other cardiac chamber of interest is described which includes an array of readily controlled electroded arcuate distal working catheter shapes that are easily deployed to contact the desired inner wall su ...



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