Kevin E Wilson, Donald Barry, Dennis G Lamser, John P O Brien, Jay A Stein: Equipment and method for calibration and quality assurance of an ultrasonic bone anaylsis apparatus. Hologic, Cooper & Dunham, May 26, 1998: US05755228 (215 worldwide citation)

An improvement to calibration and quality assurance of an ultrasonic bone analysis apparatus is achieved by using phantoms. A received ultrasound signal that passed through a first phantom is used as a baseline for calculating BUA. The first phantom has an attenuation-versus-frequency profile that i ...

Jacob Richter, Gregory Pinchasik: Bifurcated stent and method of making same. Medinol, Kenyon & Kenyon, May 26, 1998: US05755735 (211 worldwide citation)

A bifurcated stent for insertion into a bifurcated vessel such as a blood vessel. In one embodiment, a first sheet is formed into a first leg, a second sheet is formed into a second leg, a third sheet is formed into a stem, and the two legs are attached to the stem. In a second embodiment, a first s ...

Bernard F Grisoni, Steve Gitelis, Timothy L Harrison, Jack E Parr, Ben R Shappley: Implantable bioresorbable string of calcium sulfate beads. Wright Medical Technology, Walker McKenzie & Walker P C, May 26, 1998: US05756127 (210 worldwide citation)

A bioresorbable string of implantable beads in which the beads consist essentially of calcium sulfate and a quantity of a drug suitable for treating tissue disorders, and in which both the beads and the line that joins the beads together are bioresorbable.

Michael A Evans, Gwendolyn A Watanabe: Radially expansible vascular prosthesis having reversible and other locking structures. Medtronic, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 26, 1998: US05755772 (209 worldwide citation)

A tubular prosthesis is implanted at a target location within a body lumen by transluminally positioning the prosthesis and thereafter radially expanding the prosthesis to conform to an inner wall of the lumen. The prosthesis typically includes a braided tubular body and is typically provided with a ...

Gregory Lane Anderson: Context-sensitive presentation of information to call-center agents. Lucent Technologies, David Volejnicek, May 26, 1998: US05757904 (209 worldwide citation)

A method (200-520) and an apparatus (118) for presenting information to a call center agent in a context-sensitive manner involves monitoring (314, 504) activities--such as keyboard or pointer input from an agent and information being displayed to the agent--at an agent position (140, 150) of a call ...

Mark J Emery, Brenda N Tucker, Laurie D Schwartz: Personal communications service using wireline/wireless integration. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, May 26, 1998: US05758281 (204 worldwide citation)

The Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) wireline system connects to and controls processing of calls to a Personal Communication Service subscriber's wireless handset via a home base station or a wireless communication network. Depending on its current location, the subscriber's handset automatically ...

Stanley W Stephenson: Electronic camera and integral ink jet printer. Eastman Kodak Company, Raymond L Owens, May 26, 1998: US05757388 (203 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for capturing and printing images on a receiver sheet includes a camera for electronically storing an image of a subject and having a display for displaying such stored image and including alignment structure and an ink jet printer, an ink jet print head including a plurality of colored in ...

Robert J Schuelke, Barbara J Schmid, Jonathan R Gering: Cardioversion/defibrillation lead impedance measurement system. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, Harold R Patton, May 26, 1998: US05755742 (202 worldwide citation)

A lead integrity measurement system for a cardiac pacemaker/cardioverter/defibrillator (PCD) of the type comprising an implantable pulse generator (IPG) and a lead system including one or more pacing leads each having a proximal end coupled to a pacing terminal of the IPG and a distal end with at le ...

Mukesh Chamanlal Shah, Sanjiv Prabhakaran: Method and apparatus for tracking vehicle location. Mobile Information Systems, Richard T Ogawa, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 26, 1998: US05758313 (202 worldwide citation)

A method computer aided dispatching. The present method includes providing a display 510 having a first display segment 530. The first display segment 530 includes a digitized representation of a selected area from a raster map, intelligent area data superimposed upon the selected area to provide in ...

Peter J Black, Nathaniel B Wilson: Dual-mode digital FM communication system. Qualcomm Incorporated, Russell B Miller, Roger W Martin, May 26, 1998: US05757858 (201 worldwide citation)

A dual-mode digital communication system for communicating an information signal during operation in frequency-modulated (FM) and multiple-access modes is disclosed herein. The digital communication system includes a dual-mode transmitter for transmitting the information signal using an FM communica ...