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Joseph M Tartaglia, Joseph P Loeffler, Todd H Turnlund: Polymer film for wrapping a stent structure. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, December 23, 1997: US05700286 (645 worldwide citation)

The drug loaded stent includes an expandable stent structural member, and a planar sheet of polymeric material attached to the outside of the expandable stent structural member. The polymeric material is preferably bioabsorbable, and loaded or coated with a therapeutic agent or drug to reduce or pre ...


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Jacob Zabara: Heart rhythm stabilization using a neurocybernetic prosthesis. Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel P C, December 23, 1997: US05700282 (567 worldwide citation)

Heart rhythm is stabilized within the heart's free running cycle by detecting arrhythmias in a mammalian subject, and then electronically stimulating the subject's vagus and cardiac sympathetic nerves. More specifically, vagus efferents are stimulated to directly cause heart rate to slow down, while ...


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Edwin Southern: Apparatus and method for analyzing polynucleotide sequences and method of generating oligonucleotide arrays. Isis Innovation, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack, December 23, 1997: US05700637 (564 worldwide citation)

This invention provides an apparatus and method for analyzing a polynucleotide sequence; either an unknown sequence or a known sequence. A support, e.g. a glass plate, carries an array of the whole or a chosen part of a complete set of oligonucleotides which are capable of taking part in hybridizati ...


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Mark S Peyser, Douglas J Cuny, Douglas W Strauss, Scott W Reed, Csaba L Rethy, Ernie Aranyi: Surgical clip applier. United States Surgical Corporation, December 23, 1997: US05700270 (531 worldwide citation)

A surgical clip applier includes a housing, a pair of handles pivotably connected to opposite sides of the housing, a channel assembly which is anchored to the housing and a jaw assembly which is anchored to the channel assembly. The jaws are opened and closed by a cam plate which is slidably positi ...


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Carlos Armando Amado: Method and apparatus for applying if-then-else rules to data sets in a relational data base and generating from the results of application of said rules a database of diagnostics linked to said data sets to aid executive analysis of financial data. Ron Falk & Fish Fish, December 23, 1997: US05701400 (531 worldwide citation)

A system for applying artificial intelligence technology to data stored in databases and generates diagnostics that are user definable interpretations of information in the database. The diagnostics are stored in a database which can be queried with downdrilling to the associated data which generate ...


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James Russo, Michael R Levine: Video time-shifting apparatus. Gemstar Development Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, December 23, 1997: US05701383 (422 worldwide citation)

A video time-shifting system characterized in having a continuous recording track accessed by separate, asychronous read and write facilities enables playback of a video program to commence from any point in the program while continuing to be recorded in real time, thus providing VCR-like program co ...


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Zia Yassinzadeh, Paul J Lingane: Sample collection and manipulation method. Zia Yassinzadeh, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 23, 1997: US05700695 (373 worldwide citation)

A sample collection and manipulation apparatus (2), typically used for collecting and manipulating a blood sample and measuring a component of that sample with the use of a reagent or ion-selective electrodes, includes a body member (4, 6, 8) defining a thermal pressure chamber (22) and a sample por ...


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Terrence J Buelna, Wayne A Noda, Paul Lubock: Wound closure apparatus and method. C R Bard, Morgan & Finnegan L, December 23, 1997: US05700273 (332 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for suturing a wound in a body cannula having an axis extending between a proximal end and a distal end. A handle is disposed at the proximal end and a pair of needles disposed at the distal end, the needles being movable between a proximal position and a distal position. A suture manipula ...


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Richard Michael Rogers, Konrad Charles Lagarde: Method for fulfilling requests of a web browser. International Business Machines Corporation, Lynn L Augspurger, December 23, 1997: US05701451 (332 worldwide citation)

A World Wide Web browser makes requests to web servers on a network which receive and fulfill requests as an agent of the browser client, organizing distributed sub-agents as distributed integration solution (DIS) servers on an intranet network supporting the web server which also has an access agen ...