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Dana Gronbeck
Dana A Gronbeck, Kathleen M O Connell, William Andrew Burke, Michael N Gaudet, Stefan J Caporale: Process for removing heavy metal ions by ion exchange. Shipley Company L L C, Robert L Goldberg, December 30, 1997: US05702611 (7 worldwide citation)

The invention is for a process of removing dissolved heavy metal cation contaminants from an organic solution. The process of the invention involves providing a mixture of a chelating ion exchange resin modified by removal of sodium ions therefrom and an anion exchange resin and contacting said orga ...


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Stephen R Forrest, Mark E Thompson, Paul E Burrows, Vladimir Bulovic, Gong Gu: Transparent contacts for organic devices. The Trustees Of Princeton University, Watov & Kipnes P C, December 30, 1997: US05703436 (882 worldwide citation)

A multicolor organic light emitting device employs vertically stacked layers of double heterostructure devices which are fabricated from organic compounds. The vertical stacked structure is formed on a glass base having a transparent coating of ITO or similar metal to provide a substrate. Deposited ...


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Gerald V Wright Jr: System and method for completing an electronic form. Wright Strategies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 30, 1997: US05704029 (622 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing computerized forms completion and processing. A forms designer utilizes a forms creation module that includes a scripting feature to create an electronic form. The scripting feature provides flow of control statements and a variety of functions useful in forms, e.g. ...


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Gary L Rayburn, Rob G Riffle, Frederick J Walburn, Benjamin G Williams: Device and method for reinforcing surgical staples. W L Gore & Associates, David J Johns, December 30, 1997: US05702409 (595 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple line reinforcement device for use with a variety of surgical staplers to protect against tissue damage from surgical staples. The device comprises a tube of bio-implantable material that can be quickly and readily applied by a surgical team to provide tissue reinforcement. The devi ...


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Kenneth S Wales, Joseph F Paraschac, David Stefanchik: Articulating surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, December 30, 1997: US05702408 (553 worldwide citation)

A four-bar linkage for an articulation assembly adapted for use with a surgical instrument is disclosed. The first link is in the form of an actuation lever which pivots transversely to the longitudinal axis of the instrument. The second and third links are operatively connected to the first link. T ...


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E Marlowe Goble, David P Luman, Alan Chervitz, C Brad Story, Ramarao Gundlalpalli: Ligament bone anchor and method for its use. MedicineLodge, M Reid Russell, December 30, 1997: US05702397 (543 worldwide citation)

A bone anchor and method for its use in an arthroscopic and open soft tissue surgical procedure to mount a ligament graft, or the like, under tension and at variable lengths in a tunnel section that is formed through a bone or bones. The bone anchor embodiments of the invention each have a body for ...


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William F McKay: Reinforced porous spinal implants. Danek Medical, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, December 30, 1997: US05702449 (502 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of a spinal implant 10 includes a body 11 sized and configured for engagement between adjacent vertebrae V. The body 11 includes two opposite faces 12, 14 and an outer surface 13 between the two faces 12, 14. The body 11 includes a porous biocompatible material for permitting tissue i ...


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Rahul Saggar: Expandable prosthesis for spinal fusion. Robert W J Usher, December 30, 1997: US05702455 (486 worldwide citation)

A spine stabilizing prosthesis has first and second hollow, cylindrical bearing members interconnected by a hollow, cylindrical jacking screw adjustable to expand the prosthesis within a cavity to bridge respective opposite axial ends of the bearing members into pressure engagement with opposing ver ...


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John F Acres, Alec Ginsburg, David Wiebenson: Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices. Acres Gaming, Marger Johnson McCollom & Stolowitz PC, December 30, 1997: US05702304 (466 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and configuring gaming devices interconnected over a high-speed network is disclosed. The system can support a file server, one or more floor controllers, one or more pit terminals, and other terminals all interconnected over the network. Each gaming device includes an electr ...


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Michel Bisserie: Intervertebral disk prosthesis. Young & Thompson, December 30, 1997: US05702450 (463 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral disk prosthesis designed to replace at least partially an intervertebral disk which is composed of a left half-disk, and a right half-disk, each of the half-disks covering a half-disk surface. The prosthesis is at least one prosthetic member each of which having a rigid upper plate ...