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Mark D Stenoien, William J Drasler, Robert J Scott, Mark L Jenson: Method of making a silicone composite vascular graft. Possis Medical, Hugh D Jaeger, November 24, 1998: US05840240 (169 worldwide citation)

A silicone/DACRON polyester composite vascular graft especially well suited as an arteriovenous (A-V) graft fistula for dialysis application. The graft has the ability to seal around needle puncture holes without externally applied pressure, excellent anti-kink, anti-crush and strength properties, a ...


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Ernani Sperandio Verissimo, Gerson Valentin, Marco A O Pagnano, Omar Sacilotto Donaires, Vanderlei L D Miranda: Windows based network configuration and control method for a digital control system. SMAR Research Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, November 24, 1998: US05841654 (169 worldwide citation)

A system for configuring a process control system, e.g., a Fieldbus network, having intelligent field mounted devices coupled to a data communications bus. A software representation of the process control system to be configured is first designed on a computer. Using the system, a user selects repre ...


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Robert G Atkinson, Antony S Williams, Edward K Jung: Method and system for referring to and binding to objects using identifier objects. Microsoft Corporation, Seed and Berry, November 24, 1998: US05842018 (169 worldwide citation)

A method and system for referring to and binding to objects using a moniker object is provided. In a preferred embodiment, a moniker object contains information to identify linked source data and provides methods through which a program can bind to the linked source data. A binding method is provide ...


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Keith L March, Michael Aita, Randy Kesten, Craig Smith: Therapeutic and diagnostic agent delivery. CardioGenesis Corporation, Indiana University Foundation, Columbia University, Heller Ehrman White McAuliffe, November 24, 1998: US05840059 (168 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a patient's heart which comprises a means to form channels in the heart wall and a means to deliver a therapeutic or diagnostic agent into the channels. Additionally, the system may comprise a way to retain the agent within the channels for a useful period of time. The system m ...


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Bozidar Ferek Petric, Branko Breyer, Ivo Cikes: Ultrasonic marked cardiac ablation catheter. Sulzer Osypka, Lahive & Cockfield, November 24, 1998: US05840030 (164 worldwide citation)

A method and system for therapy of cardiac arrythmias is provided which uses a directional electric field applied via ablation electrode for cardiac ablation together with an ultrasonic imaging system including an ultrasonic marking transducer mounted fixedly in the vicinity of the ablation electrod ...


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Paul Yerys: Method and apparatus for mechanical attachment of soft tissue to bone tissue. November 24, 1998: US05840078 (163 worldwide citation)

Presented is a metallic cannulated rivet adapted for implantation in a bone mass through use of arthroscopic or open surgery for attachment of soft tissue thereto. The rivet in a first configuration is implanted, following which, a portion of the implanted rivet projecting from the bone site and pen ...


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Yi Song Park, Young Pung No: Remote controllable automatic moving vacuum cleaner. Kwangju Electronics, Ladas & Parry, November 24, 1998: US05839156 (160 worldwide citation)

A remote controllable automatic moving vacuum cleaner comprises a body having a separate intake port to intake dust, a powered moving device enabling the body to be moved forward and backward, a powered direction changing device enabling the body to be moved leftward and rightward and a wired or wir ...


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Steve L Nierlich, Phillip S Palmer, James R Casciani, Mitch Levinson, Stephen J Ruskewicz: Oximeter sensor with rigid inner housing and pliable overmold. Nellcor Puritan Bennett Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 24, 1998: US05839439 (158 worldwide citation)

An oximeter sensor formed with a housing made of a relatively rigid material into which the oximeter electrical components can be mounted is provided. An overmolded material, of lesser rigidity, is injection-molded over the housing to complete the sensor. In one embodiment the housing is made of pla ...


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Arthur P Leondires, Bruce S Allen, Marshall B Garrison, Philip J Baun Jr: Audio-video conferencing system. MultiLink, Lahive & Cockfield, November 24, 1998: US05841763 (158 worldwide citation)

A processor unit for a multipoint audio-video conferencing system, wherein the processor unit includes a host processor for controlling operation of the audio-video conferencing system. Controlling operation includes controlling the performance of a plurality of functions associated with servicing e ...



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