Ni Ding, Michael N Helmus: Drug release stent coating process. Schneider, Pennie & Edmonds, November 17, 1998: US05837313 (747 worldwide citation)

A method of coating implantable open lattice metallic stent prosthesis is disclosed which includes sequentially applying a plurality of relatively thin outer layers of a coating composition comprising a solvent mixture of uncured polymeric silicone material and crosslinker and finely divided biologi ...

James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, T Wade Fallin, Henry A Klyce: Spine distraction implant and method. Saint Francis Medical Technologies, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, November 17, 1998: US05836948 (708 worldwide citation)

A spine distraction implant alleviates pain associated with spinal stenosis and facet arthropathy by expanding the volume in the spine canal and/or neural foramen. The implant provides a spinal extension stop while allowing freedom of spinal flexion.

John F Acres, Alec Ginsburg, David Wiebenson: Method and apparatus for operating networked gaming devices. Acres Gaming, Marger Johnson McCollom & Stolowitz, November 17, 1998: US05836817 (707 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and configuring gaming devices interconnected over a high-speed network is disclosed. The system can support a file server, one or more floor controllers, one or more pit terminals, and other terminals all interconnected over the network. Each gaming device includes an electr ...

Michael D Doyle, David C Martin, Cheong S Ang: Distributed hypermedia method for automatically invoking external application providing interaction and display of embedded objects within a hypermedia document. The Regents of the University of California, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 17, 1998: US05838906 (628 worldwide citation)

A system allowing a user of a browser program on a computer connected to an open distributed hypermedia system to access and execute an embedded program object. The program object is embedded into a hypermedia document much like data objects. The user may select the program object from the screen. O ...

Karl H Ehrenfels, Robert H Schnut: Insertion device for surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, November 17, 1998: US05836503 (510 worldwide citation)

An insertion device is provided for use with surgical tissue fastening apparatus. The insertion device includes a head having an atraumatic leading surface and a shaft extending proximally therefrom. The shaft includes attachment structure for detachable engagement with surgical tissue fastening app ...

Jeremy Minshull, Willem P C Stemmer: Methods and compositions for cellular and metabolic engineering. Maxygen, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, November 17, 1998: US05837458 (480 worldwide citation)

The present invention is generally directed to the evolution of new metabolic pathways and the enhancement of bioprocessing through a process herein termed recursive sequence recombination. Recursive sequence recombination entails performing iterative cycles of recombination and screening or selecti ...

Mark Chee, Maureen T Cronin, Stephen P A Fodor, Xiaohua X Huang, Earl A Hubbell, Robert J Lipshutz, Peter E Lobban, MacDonald S Morris, Edward L Sheldon: Arrays of nucleic acid probes on biological chips. Affymetrix, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, November 17, 1998: US05837832 (413 worldwide citation)

DNA chips containing arrays of oligonucleotide probes can be used to determine whether a target nucleic acid has a nucleotide sequence identical to or different from a specific reference sequence. The array of probes comprises probes exactly complementary to the reference sequence, as well as probes ...

David Ferrrin Pare Jr, Jonathan Alexander Lee, Ned Hoffman: Tokenless biometric transaction authorization system. SmartTouch, Ali Kamarei, November 17, 1998: US05838812 (400 worldwide citation)

A tokenless identification system and method for authorization of transactions and transmissions is described. The tokenless system and method are principally based on a correlative comparison of a unique biometrics sample, such as a finger print or voice recording, gathered directly from the person ...

Douglas E Neel, Joel A Pugh: Digital video services system with optional interactive advertisement capabilities. Message Partners, Haynes and Boone L, November 17, 1998: US05838314 (385 worldwide citation)

An interactive video services system for enabling store and forward distribution of digitized video programming is disclosed. In accordance with a feature of the present invention, encoded and compressed digital video signals are transmitted via satellite link from a centrally located uplink site to ...

Eric P Berg, Ronald J Tuch, Michael Dror, Rodney G Wolff: Intravascular stent and method. Medtronic, Daniel W Latham, Harold R Patton, November 17, 1998: US05837008 (361 worldwide citation)

A method for making an intravascular stent by applying to the body of a stent a solution which includes a solvent, a polymer dissolved in the solvent and a therapeutic substance dispersed in the solvent and then evaporating the solvent. The inclusion of a polymer in intimate contact with a drug on t ...

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