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Andreas G Weichert
Heinz Werner Kleemann, Hans Jochen Lang, Jan Robert Schwark, Andreas Weichert, Wolfgang Scholz, Udo Albus: Substituted N-heteroaroylguanidines, a process for their preparation, their use as a medicament or diagnostic agent, and a medicament containing them. Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, December 16, 1997: US05698581 (27 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to heteroaroylguanidines of the formula I ##STR1## in which the substituents HA and R(1) to R(5) have the meanings given in the specification. These compounds exhibit very good antiarrhythmic properties and are outstandingly suitable for use as antiarrhythmic pharmaceuticals po ...


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Edward J Hogan: System and method for bill delivery and payment over a communications network. MasterCard International, Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, December 16, 1997: US05699528 (1045 worldwide citation)

In a bill delivery and payment system, users are able to access a server computer on a communications network to obtain bill information and pay bills. For example, such a communications network may be the Internet or the World Wide Web thereof. Using a personal computer, a user can access a Web sit ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: Methods and apparatus for surgical cutting. ArthroCare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 16, 1997: US05697909 (563 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe comprises a shaft having an electrode array at its distal end and a connector at its proximal end. The array includes a plurality of isolated electrode terminals, and an electrosurgical power supply is provided with a multiplicity of independently limited or controlled curre ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: System and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation. Arthrocare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 16, 1997: US05697882 (545 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe (10) comprises a shaft (13) having an electrode array (58) at its distal end and a connector (19) at its proximal end for coupling the electrode array to a high frequency power supply (28). The shaft includes a return electrode (56) recessed from its distal end and enclosed ...


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Hung Pei Ding, Shoou Gwo Jiang, Feng Min Pan, Jihng Ming Liou: Multimedia channel formulation mechanism. Industrial Technology Research Institute, Meltzer Lippe Goldstein Wolf & Schlissel P C, December 16, 1997: US05699361 (479 worldwide citation)

A communication network and process for communicating thereon is disclosed which can support multimedia communications. Communication channels are formulated using a two step process. In a first step, channel types and fixed attributes thereof are defined. When needed, one or more channels of the pr ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Multi-cell stent with cells having differing characteristics. December 16, 1997: US05697971 (464 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a multi-cell stent having at least two different types of cells with each type of cell accomplishing a different purpose. For example, a first type of cell is intended to provide a maximum radial rigidity after stent deployment. A second type of cell is designed to provide i ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: System and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation. Arthrocare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 16, 1997: US05697281 (447 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe (10) comprises a shaft (13) having an electrode array (12) at its distal end and a connector (19) at its proximal end for coupling the electrode array to a high frequency power supply (28). The shaft includes a return electrode (55, 56) recessed from its distal end and enclo ...


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Philip E Eggers, Hira V Thapliyal: System and method for electrosurgical cutting and ablation. Arthrocare Corporation, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 16, 1997: US05697536 (443 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical probe (10) comprises a shaft (13) having an electrode array (12) at its distal end and a connector (19) at its proximal end for coupling the electrode array to a high frequency power supply (28). The shaft includes a return electrode (55, 56) recessed from its distal end and enclo ...


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Henry Von Kohorn: System and method for playing games and rewarding successful players. Response Reward Systems L C, Perman & Green, December 16, 1997: US05697844 (441 worldwide citation)

A system and method for evaluating responses to broadcast programs, such as television programs, includes an instructional signal modulated onto a signal transmitted concurrently with the television program, or time-multiplexed with television signals. At each of a plurality of remote receiving stat ...


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Mark A Burdorff: Linear stapler with improved firing stroke. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Mathew S Goodwin, December 16, 1997: US05697543 (435 worldwide citation)

A linear stapler particularly adapted for open surgical procedures is disclosed. Staples are fired when tissue is clamped between the cartridge and anvil of the staple fastening assembly of the stapler, and the firing trigger is pivotally rotated in a counterclockwise direction from an unfired posit ...



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