Jeffrey A Teper, Sudheer Koneru, Gordon Mangione, Rudolph Balaz, Aaron M Contorer, Lucy Chao: System and method for providing trusted brokering services over a distributed network. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, September 29, 1998: US05815665 (725 worldwide citation)

An Online Brokering Service provides user authentication and billing services to allow users to anonymously and securely purchase online services from Service Providers (SP) sites (e.g., World Wide Web sites) over a distributed public network, which may be an untrusted public network such as the Int ...

Humphrey Williams, Kevin Hughes, Bipinkumar G Parmar: System, method and article of manufacture for network electronic authorization utilizing an authorization instrument. VeriFone, Warren & Perez, September 29, 1998: US05815657 (642 worldwide citation)

An electronic monetary system provides for transactions utilizing an electronic-monetary system that emulates a wallet or a purse that is customarily used for keeping money, credit cards and other forms of payment organized. Access to the instruments in the wallet or purse is restricted by a passwor ...

Leendert Vriens, Gerard Acket, Cornelis Ronda: UV/blue led-phosphor device with efficient conversion of UV/blues light to visible light. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, John C Fox, September 29, 1998: US05813753 (550 worldwide citation)

A light emitting device for use in lighting and/or display applications includes a UV/blue LED located in a depression having reflecting sidewalls, a light transmitting material surrounding the LED and filling the depression, and a phosphor in the form of particles either dispersed in the light tran ...

John M K Daniel, Robert L Cassell, David J Holtan: Distal protection device. SciMed Life Systems, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, September 29, 1998: US05814064 (544 worldwide citation)

An emboli capturing system captures emboli in blood flowing in the vasculature. The emboli capturing system includes a guidewire having a longitudinal axis and defining a lumen along at least a portion thereof. An expandable member is coupled to a distal portion of the guidewire and has an interior ...

Shigeo Oi, Hiroshi Ohshima, Satoshi Hashimoto: Supporting element for staple region. Gunze, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, September 29, 1998: US05814057 (523 worldwide citation)

A supporting element for a staple region suitable for application by an automatic stapling device employed during surgery. The supporting element comprises a fabric-like object having a tube-like shape.

Samir S Mitragotri, Daniel Blankschtein, Robert S Langer: Transdermal delivery of encapsulated drugs. Massachusetts Insitiute of Technology, Arnall Golden & Gregory, September 29, 1998: US05814599 (499 worldwide citation)

Applications of low-frequency (20 KHz) ultrasound enhances transdermal transport of high-molecular weight proteins. This method includes a simultaneous application of ultrasound and protein on the skin surface in order to deliver therapeutic doses of proteins across the skin. Examples demonstrate in ...

Bryan D Knodel, J David Hughett, Anil K Nalagatla: Surgical clamping mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, September 29, 1998: US05814055 (471 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument which has an elongated staple cartridge and anvil is disclosed. The anvil is movable relative to the cartridge from rearward to forward positions for insertion of tissue between these two components and clamping the tissue, respectively. A pair of spaced-apart ribs pro ...

Graham R Wolstenholme, Steven T Harshfield, Raymond A Turi, Fernando Gonzalez, Guy T Blalock, Donwon Park: Method of making small pores defined by a disposable internal spacer for use in chalcogenide memories. Micron Technology, Fletcher Yoder & Edwards, September 29, 1998: US05814527 (388 worldwide citation)

A method for fabricating an ultra-small pore or contact for use in chalcogenide memory cells specifically and in semiconductor devices generally in which disposable spacers are utilized to fabricate ultra-small pores or contacts. The pores thus defined have minimum lateral dimensions ranging from ap ...

Kenneth B Stokes, Adrianus P Donders: Leadless multisite implantable stimulus and diagnostic system. Medtronic, Michael J Jaro, Harold Patton, September 29, 1998: US05814089 (381 worldwide citation)

There is provided an implantable system and method for delivering stimulus pulses and/or collecting data from a plurality of sites within a patient's body, having a main controller device with a power source, a stimulator/sensing devices at each of said sites, and circuitry for high frequency transm ...

Nils Lonberg, Robert M Kay: Transgenic non-human animals for producing heterologous antibodies. GenPharm International, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, September 29, 1998: US05814318 (376 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to transgenic non-human animals capable of producing heterologous antibodies and transgenic non-human animals having inactivated endogenous immunoglobulin genes. In one aspect of the invention, endogenous immunoglobulin genes are suppressed by antisense polynucleotides and/or b ...