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Donald L Alden, Jeffrey J Christian: Tubular surgical cutters having aspiration flow control ports. FemRx, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, March 24, 1998: US05730752 (169 worldwide citation)

The invention provides tubular surgical cutter devices which include aspiration flow control ports to enhance the ability of the cutter to remove severed tissues from an internal surgical site. The aspiration flow control ports will admit sufficient aspiration fluid to transport tissue fragments tha ...


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Raymond P Feith, David L Ludwig, Timothy L Truitt: Minimum fluid displacement medical connector. The Kipp Group, Richard L Myers, March 24, 1998: US05730418 (165 worldwide citation)

A device for transferring fluid with minimum fluid displacement includes a valve internal chamber adapted for receiving an actuator therethrough for facilitating introduction of fluid into the valve internal chamber. A biased member abuts against either a compressible gas or an ambient atmosphere, a ...


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David L Murphree, Leslie A Speck: Merchant specific debit card verification system. RealSource Communications, Dunlap & Codding P C, March 24, 1998: US05732136 (163 worldwide citation)

A merchant specific debit card verification system which includes a debit card having at least one ID property stored thereon and a merchant's terminal having at least one ID property stored thereon so that the ID property stored on the debit card relates to the ID properties stored on the merchant' ...


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Atsushi Miyake: Radio transmitter and method of controlling transmission by radio transmitter. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Rothwell Figg Ernst & Kurz, March 24, 1998: US05732334 (155 worldwide citation)

APC circuitry used for a radio transmitter comprises a detector (7) which detects a radio frequency (RF) output signal (5) to output a detection signal (8), an integrator (15) which integrates the detection signal (8) to output a power signal (16) representing the average power level of the RF outpu ...


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John R Pastore, Victor K Nomi, Howard P Wilson: Method for testing a ball grid array semiconductor device and a device for such testing. Motorola, Patricia S Goddard, Jeffrey S Abel, March 24, 1998: US05731709 (154 worldwide citation)

A ball grid array semiconductor device (30) includes a plurality of conductive balls (36) and a plurality of conductive castellations (18) around its periphery as redundant electrical connections to a semiconductor die (12). During testing of the device in a test socket (50), the conductive castella ...


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Mihal Lazaridis, Michael Alexander Barnstijn: Translation and connection device for radio frequency point of sale transaction systems. Research In Motion, Charles B Meyer Esq, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, March 24, 1998: US05732346 (147 worldwide citation)

A device is provided that interfaces with existing point of sale credit card reading devices, and furnishes the option of transmitting data over either the existing modem installation or a radio frequency data communication network. The device scans the information encoded on the credit card to dete ...


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Dai W Kim, Joseph Steven Wiley Haas, William Edward Bessey: Thermoplastic three-dimensional fiber network. Hoechst Celanese, James L McGinnis, March 24, 1998: US05731062 (139 worldwide citation)

Three dimensional fiber networks which are semi-rigid and dimensionally stable are made from textile fabrics that have projections and optional depressions which are compressible and return to their original shape after being compressed. The fiber networks are made by the thermo-mechanical deformati ...


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Keiichi Katayanagi, Kentaro Odaka, Masayuki Nishiguchi: Speech signal transmitting and receiving apparatus with noise sensitive volume control. Limbach & Limbach L, March 24, 1998: US05732390 (138 worldwide citation)

A speech signal transmitting receiving apparatus, such as a portable telephone set, includes a speech signal transmitting encoding circuit, a noise domain detection unit, a noise level detection unit and a controller. The speech signal transmitting encoding circuit compresses input speech signals by ...


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Peter J Vigil, Louis S Lederer, James S Blomgren: Self-testing multi-processor die with internal compare points. Exponential Technology, Stuart T Auvinen, March 24, 1998: US05732209 (134 worldwide citation)

A microprocessor die contains several CPU cores that are substantially identical. A large second-level cache on the die is shared among the multiple CPU's. When 3 CPU's are on the die, their outputs are compared during a self-testing mode. If outputs from all three CPU's match, then no error is dete ...