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David C Yates: Hemostatic surgical cutting or stapling instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, February 10, 1998: US05716366 (894 worldwide citation)

A hemostatic surgical instrument is provided for coagulation, cauterization and/or welding of tissue especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between interfacing surfaces of first and second elements. A preferred application of the invention is in ...


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Rick Dedrick: Method and apparatus for dynamically customizing electronic information to individual end users. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 10, 1998: US05717923 (813 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for dynamically customizing electronic information to individual end users includes a client system containing a personal profile database which stores consumer information corresponding to individual end user(s) of the client system. The client system also includes a content ...


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William L Hunter, Lindsay S Machan, A Larry Arsenault: Anti-angiogenic compositions and methods of use. Angiogenesis Technologies, Seed and Berry, February 10, 1998: US05716981 (782 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides compositions comprising an anti-angiogenic factor, and a polymeric carrier. Representative examples of anti-angiogenic factors include Anti-Invasive Factor, Retinoic acids and derivatives thereof, and paclitaxel. Also provided are methods for embolizing blood vessels, ...


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Guy Frederick Tozzoli, Christopher James Lynch: Full service trade system. Full Service Trade System, George B Snyder, Eugene L Flanagan III, February 10, 1998: US05717989 (665 worldwide citation)

A system stores criteria specified by a funder relating to trade transactions for buyers and sellers. The system compares the criteria with a proposed purchase order to determine whether the system can generate a payment guarantee on behalf of the funder for the buyer to the seller. The system also ...


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Mark Kelley, Phil McDuffie: Constant width, adjustable grip, staple apparatus and method. Tracor Incorporated, J Nevin Shaffer Jr, Shaffer & Culbertson, February 10, 1998: US05715987 (632 worldwide citation)

A staple and stapler for injecting the staple in a manner so that the staple maintains a near constant width upon penetration of material to be joined and during staple closure/forming such that material perturbation and staple to staple spacing may be minimized. The staple has a rectilinear bridge ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Spinal implant. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim Covell Tummino & Szabo, February 10, 1998: US05716415 (517 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant for use in distracting and maintaining spinal disc height while promoting fusion of adjacent vertebrae of a spinal column includes first and second side surfaces extending substantially parallel to each other. Upper and lower surfaces for engaging the adjacent vertebrae extend betwe ...


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Michael A Wood, Pascal Roncalez, Lauren S Pflugrath, Jacques Souquet: Ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system with universal access to diagnostic information and images. Atlantis Diagnostics International L L C, Advanced Technology Laboratories, W Brinton Yorks Jr, February 10, 1998: US05715823 (394 worldwide citation)

A medical ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is provided which is capable of being accessed over data communication networks such as the Internet, making the ultrasonic images, diagnostic reports, and ultrasound system diagnostics information and operation accessible to a conventional personal com ...


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Mitchell J Palmer: Surgical stapler with lockout mechanism. United States Surgical Corporation, February 10, 1998: US05715988 (394 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for applying surgical fasteners is disclosed which includes a first lockout assembly configured to prevent premature ejection of fasteners during shipment and handling and a second lockout mechanism preventing reactuation of the apparatus after it has once been actuated. The second lock ...


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Mark T Rise, Gary W King: Method of treating movement disorders by brain stimulation. Medtronic, Banner & Witcoff, February 10, 1998: US05716377 (368 worldwide citation)

Techniques for stimulating the brain to treat movement disorders resulting in abnormal motor behavior by means of an implantable signal generator and electrode. A sensor is used to detect the symptoms resulting from the motion disorder. A microprocessor algorithm analyzes the output from the sensor ...


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Thomas P Moran, Scott L Minneman, Steve R Harrison, Donald G Kimber, William J van Melle, Polle T Zellweger, Gordon P Kurtenbach, Lynn D Wilcox, Sara A Bly, William C Janssen Jr, L Charles Hebel: System for the capture and replay of temporal data representing collaborative activities. Xerox Corporation, Richard B Domingo, February 10, 1998: US05717879 (360 worldwide citation)

A system for the capture and playback of temporal data representing a collaborative activity such as a meeting. Such temporal data is captured by one or more capture devices (e.g. audio recordings or an electronic whiteboard). Temporal data is comprised of timestreams and events. Timestreams are set ...