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Jay S Walker, James A Jorasch: Database driven online distributed tournament system. Walker Assest Management Parnership, Jeffrey L Brandt, Morgan & Finnegan, July 14, 1998: US05779549 (825 worldwide citation)

A method and a system for a distributed electronic tournament system in which many remotely located players participate in a tournament through input/output devices connected to a central controller which manages the tournament. The method includes the steps of (a) uniquely identifying a player comm ...


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Daniel E Alesi, Robert J Geiste, Dominick L Mastri, Wayne P Young, Kenneth E Toso: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, July 14, 1998: US05779130 (774 worldwide citation)

A self-contained powered surgical stapling device is provided which includes an elongate body and a disposable cartridge assembly detachably supported in a distal end portion of the body. The cartridge assembly includes a frame configured to engage the distal end portion of the body, a housing suppo ...


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Tim Knodel, Bryan D Knodel, Anil Nalagatla, Dale R Schulze: Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, July 14, 1998: US05779132 (591 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler having an end effector with a reduced stacking height for its components to decrease the diameter of a trocar cannula or other access device during minimally invasive surgery is disclosed. The end effector includes an elongated channel containing a staple cartridge and an anvil mo ...


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Andrew J Kuzma: Transmitting electronic mail attachment over a network using a e-mail page. Intel Corporation, Duane Morris & Heckscher, July 14, 1998: US05781901 (536 worldwide citation)

Transmitting e-mail attachments from a sender of a network to a recipient of the network. According to an embodiment, an attachment is stored in a storage means visible to the network and relatively local to the sender, the attachment having a unique network address. The sender requests an e-mail op ...


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David A Berg, Robert A Luciano Jr, Ali Saffari: Central random number generation for gaming system. International Game Technology, Sheridan Ross P C, July 14, 1998: US05779545 (535 worldwide citation)

A gaming system is provided in which a central computer broadcasts a plurality of random number seeds serially for simultaneous receipt of each seed by a plurality of gaming terminals. Each gaming terminal uses the seed to generate a random number which determines the win/loss outcome. Two terminals ...


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Tim Knodel, Bryan D Knodel, Anil Nalagatla, Dale R Schulze: Endoscopic surgical stapler with compact profile. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, July 14, 1998: US05779131 (502 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler having an end effector with a reduced stacking height for its components to decrease the diameter of a trocar cannula or other access device during minimally invasive surgery is disclosed. The end effector includes an elongated channel containing a staple cartridge and an anvil mo ...


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John J Mastrototaro, Richard Lemos, Nannette M Van Antwerp, Edgardo C Halili: Transdermal introducer assembly. Minimed, Kelly Bauersfeld Lowry & Kelley, July 14, 1998: US05779665 (484 worldwide citation)

A transdermal introducer assembly is provided for quick and easy transcutaneous placement of a medical tube on a patient with reduced patient discomfort. The introducer assembly comprises a medical tube segment defining a hollow lumen extending between a distal end for placement into the subcutaneou ...


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Richard J Saunders: Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 14, 1998: US05780807 (427 worldwide citation)

An improved expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and an improved method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cut cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one or mor ...


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Stephen A Raymond, Geoffrey E Gordon, Daniel B Singer: Health monitoring system. Brigham and Women s Hospital, Kudirka & Jobse, July 14, 1998: US05778882 (359 worldwide citation)

A health monitoring system which tracks the state of health of a patient and compiles a chronological health history of the patient uses a multiparametric monitor which periodically and automatically measures and records a plurality of physiological data from sensors in contact with the patient's bo ...


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Jerry Alten, Bruce Davis, Michael Morris, Roger Youman: Electronic television program guide schedule system and method. Weil Gotshal & Manges, July 14, 1998: US05781246 (359 worldwide citation)

An electronic program schedule system which includes a receiver for receiving broadcast, satellite or cablecast television programs for a plurality of television channels and a tuner for tuning a television receiver to a selected one of the plurality of channels. A data processor receives and stores ...