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Cary L Queen, Man Sung Co, William P Schneider, Nicholas F Landolfi, Kathleen L Coelingh, Harold E Selick: Humanized immunoglobulins. Protein Design Labs, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, December 2, 1997: US05693762 (1185 worldwide citation)

Novel methods for producing, and compositions of, humanized immunoglobulins having one or more complementarity determining regions (CDR's) and possible additional amino acids from a donor immunoglobulin and a framework region from an accepting human immunoglobulin are provided. Each humanized immuno ...


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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, December 2, 1997: US05692668 (753 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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Cary L Queen, William P Schneider, Harold E Selick: Polynucleotides encoding improved humanized immunoglobulins. Protein Design Labs, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 2, 1997: US05693761 (687 worldwide citation)

Novel methods for producing, and compositions of, humanized immunoglobulins having one or more complementarity determining regions (CDR's) and possible additional amino acids from a donor immunoglobulin and a framework region from an accepting human immunoglobulin are provided. Each humanized immuno ...


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Dale R Schulze, William D Fox, David Yates, Anil Nalagatla: Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 2, 1997: US05693051 (679 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedance, thickness, compressibility, density, vascularity, etc., especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument provides two electrodes of different electrical potentials. One el ...


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Richard R Reisman: System for automatic unattended electronic information transport between a server and a client by a vendor provided transport software with a manifest list. Handal & Morofsky, December 2, 1997: US05694546 (678 worldwide citation)

A novel electronic information transport component can be incorporated in a wide range of electronic information products, for example magazine collections, to automate the mass distribution of updates, such as current issues, from a remote server to a wide user base having a diversity of computer s ...


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Andrew W Buirge, Paul J Buscemi, Paul H Burmeister: Stent with collagen. SciMed Life Systems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus P A, December 2, 1997: US05693085 (546 worldwide citation)

Collagen applied to a vascular stem for increasing the biocompatability of the stent on implantation find method of treatment.


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Edward R Harrison: Method and apparatus for viewing of on-line information service chat data incorporated in a broadcast television program. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 2, 1997: US05694163 (504 worldwide citation)

A number of participants communicate via their personal computers over a telephone network with an on-line service that provides a chat capability. A server connects to the telephone network at the on-line service provider. A chat formatter at this server formats and transmits the chat over an assoc ...


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Anthony A Boiarski, Mark T Byrne, Warren P Williamson: Identification device for surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, December 2, 1997: US05693042 (446 worldwide citation)

A device is provided for identifying certain characteristics of an end piece or end effector of a surgical instrument. A preferred embodiment provides a surgical stapling instrument having an electrical circuit contained on the stapling cartridge which is capable of indicating cartridge type and/or ...


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John D Doyle, Anthony P Hoholik, Dennis P Groth: Computer integration network for channeling customer orders through a centralized computer to various suppliers. Moore Business Forms, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, December 2, 1997: US05694551 (385 worldwide citation)

An electronic requisitioning system for channeling customer requisition orders to internal suppliers and outside vendors, and processing invoices using a centralized computer system. A customer accesses an electronic item catalog and requisition form to place an order transmitted to the central comp ...


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Madhavan Pisharodi: Middle expandable intervertebral disk implant. Mark R Wisner, December 2, 1997: US05693100 (338 worldwide citation)

Artificial disk implant and methods for implanting same, the implant, in one embodiment, having a member for adapting in size and shape to the anatomical space between vertebrae, and apparatus for expanding the member to conform to the space. In one preferred embodiment, there is provided an artific ...