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Judy J Johnson, James R McElroy Jr: Computer based records management system method. UniVirtual, Duane Morris & Heckscher, September 22, 1998: US05813009 (988 worldwide citation)

A computer based records management system comprises an information filter for assuring that record data units offered to the system for storage are complete and not redundant. These record data units may be electronic in nature, scanned from paper, digitally formed from audio, video or otherwise fo ...


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David C Yates, James W Voegele, Jesse Kuhns, Anil Nalagatla, Warren P Williamson IV, Steven H Mersch, Martin Madden, Richard P Nuchols: Electrosurgical hemostatic device. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, September 22, 1998: US05810811 (916 worldwide citation)

An improved electro surgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedances, thicknesses and vascularity especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument compresses the tissue between one pole of a bipolar energy source located on one in ...


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Gary L Rayburn, Rob G Riffle, Frederick J Walburn, Benjamin G Williams: Endoscopic device and method for reinforcing surgical staples. Gore Enterprise Holdings, David J Johns, September 22, 1998: US05810855 (793 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple line reinforcement device for use with a variety of surgical staplers having a pivoted connection between stapler arms or jaws, such as endoscopic stapler devices. The device comprises a pair of tubes of bio-implantable material connected together at a hinge. The device can be quic ...


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Robert J T Morris: System and method for reducing storage requirement in backup subsystems utilizing segmented compression and differencing. International Business Machines Corporation, Paik Saber, September 22, 1998: US05813017 (724 worldwide citation)

In a client/server environment, a method and means for reducing the storage requirement in the backup subsystem and further reducing the load on the transmission bandwidth where base files are maintained on the server in a segmented compressed format. When a file is modified on the client, the file ...


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Marvin M Theimer, Michael J Spreitzer, Mark D Weiser, Richard J Goldstein, Daniel C Swinehart, William N Schilit, Roy Want: Specifying and establishing communication data paths between particular media devices in multiple media device computing systems based on context of a user or users. Xerox Corporation, R Christine Jacobs, Tracy L Hurt, September 22, 1998: US05812865 (586 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a system of multiple devices and multiple users, wherein the identity and location of each device and user may be known to the system. A method is described for establishing media connections between at least a first user and a second user based on the context of the ...


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Jakob Nielsen: Method and system for escrowed backup of hotelled world wide web sites. Sun Microsystems, September 22, 1998: US05812398 (573 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention provide an improved method and system for storing a backup copy of a client company's data. In the preferred embodiment, the backup of data occurs within a computer system having a host company's computer system and an escrow company's computer system. Through th ...


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Willem P C Stemmer, Andreas Crameri: Methods for generating polynucleotides having desired characteristics by iterative selection and recombination. Affymax Technologies, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, September 22, 1998: US05811238 (485 worldwide citation)

A method for DNA reassembly after random fragmentation, and its application to mutagenesis of nucleic acid sequences by in vitro or in vivo recombination is described. In particular, a method for the production of nucleic acid fragments or polynucleotides encoding mutant proteins is described. The p ...


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InBae Yoon: Suture spring device. September 22, 1998: US05810851 (457 worldwide citation)

A guide is used to position a suture spring device in anatomical tissue in an elastically deformed, expanded state and is subsequently removed to permit the suture spring device to move from the elastically deformed, expanded state toward a relaxed, contracted state to apply a predetermined compress ...


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David K Gifford: Method of providing internet pages by mapping telephone number provided by client to URL and returning the same in a redirect command by server. Open Market, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, September 22, 1998: US05812776 (445 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to methods for providing access to network servers. In particular, the process described in the invention includes client-server sessions over the Internet involving hypertext files. In the hypertext environment, a client views a document transmitted by a content server with a ...


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Dorin Panescu, Sidney D Fleischman, James G Whayne, David K Swanson: Systems and methods for controlling tissue ablation using multiple temperature sensing elements. E P Technologies, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, September 22, 1998: US05810802 (430 worldwide citation)

Systems and associated methods place a temperature sensing element in an "edge region" between an energy transmitting electrode and a non-electrically conducting support body, where higher temperatures are likely to exist. Reliable temperature sensing, which is sensitive to variations in temperature ...