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Parviz Kambin: Oval cannula assembly and method of use. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, June 9, 1998: US05762629 (430 worldwide citation)

The present invention os a method and apparatus for performing percutaneous surgical disc procedures. The method includes percutaneously entering the back of a patient in a posterolateral position with an obturator and advancing the obturator through a percutaneously created fenestration of the annu ...


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Dan S Bloomberg: Performing document image management tasks using an iconic image having embedded encoded information. Xerox Corporation, June 9, 1998: US05765176 (412 worldwide citation)

Encoded data embedded in an iconic, or reduced size, version of an original text image is decoded and used in a variety of document image management applications to provide input to, or to control the functionality of, an application. The iconic image may be printed in a suitable place (e.g., the ma ...


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Mario Carlone: Inbred corn line ZSO1172. Garst Seed Company, June 9, 1998: US05763755 (402 worldwide citation)

Broadly this invention provides inbred corn line ZSO1172. The methods for producing a corn plant by crossing the inbred line ZSO1172 are encompassed by the invention. Additionally, the invention relates to the various parts of inbred ZSO1172 including culturable cells. This invention relates to hybr ...


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G John Pritchard, Joseph E Bateson, Brian S Hill, Brian A Heald, Scott E Hubbard: Electrochemical biosensor test strip. Boehringer Mannheim Corporation, D Michael Young, Max J Kenemore, Brent A Harris, June 9, 1998: US05762770 (359 worldwide citation)

An electrochemical biosensor test strip that has a minimum volume blood sample requirement of about 9 microliters. The test strip has working and counter electrodes that are substantially the same size and made of the same electrically conducting material placed on a first insulating substrate. Over ...


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Wing K Law, Carl Hennige, Frank Fry, Narendra T Sanghvi, Fred Miller, Paul Kendrick, Stan DeMarta: Multifaceted ultrasound transducer probe system and methods for its use. THS International, Barnes & Thornburg, June 9, 1998: US05762066 (333 worldwide citation)

A High Intensity Focused Ultrasound system is provided for treatment of focal disease. The preferred embodiment includes an intracavity probe having two active ultrasound radiating surfaces with different focal geometries. Selectively energizing the first surface focuses therapeutic energy a first d ...


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Andrew T Busey, Gerald H Weghorst Jr: Method and apparatus for real time communication over a computer network. ichat, Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, June 9, 1998: US05764916 (320 worldwide citation)

In a method for real time network chat, TCP/IP connections are established between a plurality of clients and a host. Respective real time communications protocol connections such as telnet or IRC are established over the TCP/IP connections, and a message is sent from one of the clients to at least ...


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James M Jensen, Wendell D Lynch, Michael M Perelshteyn, Robert B Graybill, Sayed Hassan, Wayne Sabin: Apparatus and methods for including codes in audio signals and decoding. Eugene L Flanagan III, Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan, June 9, 1998: US05764763 (318 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for including a code having at least one code frequency component in an audio signal are provided. The abilities of various frequency components in the audio signal to mask the code frequency component to human hearing are evaluated and based on these evaluations an amplitude i ...


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Russell Wilson Jones, Raglan Horatio Andrew Harold Tribe, Michael Appleyard: Driver assistance system for a vehicle. Lucas Industries public company, Oldham & Oldham Co A, June 9, 1998: US05765116 (314 worldwide citation)

A video camera or equivalent sensor is mounted on a vehicle and used to detect the lane markings on the road (usually the white painted lines). An associated signal processor (11) estimates the vehicle's lateral position in relation to the lane markings. An electric motor (4) coupled to the steering ...


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Kimberly Larche, Clemens Taeuber: System for selecting liability products and preparing applications therefor. Merrill Lynch & Co, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil & Judlowe, June 9, 1998: US05765144 (299 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed having a graphical interface for interactively interviewing and educating a customer regarding their credit needs and the available products. The system also inquires, for example, about the customer's opinion regarding the future of interest rates or the importance to the cust ...


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Akihiko Nojima, Takashi Yanagisawa: Information display apparatus for vehicles. Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Cushman Darby & Cushman IP Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, June 9, 1998: US05764139 (297 worldwide citation)

An information display apparatus for vehicles for securely providing the driver with only information corresponding to the running condition, the information display apparatus comprising an information processor for receiving information detected by various sensors and monitors and for detecting the ...