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Anthony S. McCoppin
Mark W Hitchins, Edward J Rhinehart, David M Reilly, Anthony S McCoppin, Robert J Masarik: Plunger systems. Medrad, Gretchen Platt Stubenvoll, Gregory L Bradley, February 23, 1999: US05873861 (132 worldwide citation)

The plunger systems for use in an injector-actuated syringe of the present invention include a dynamic wedge seal which improves the sealing engagement between the plunger cover and syringe barrel, and flexible capture members extending from the rear surface of the plunger which permit the engagemen ...


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Ravi Laxman
Ravi Kumar Laxman, David Allen Roberts, Arthur Kenneth Hochberg, Herman Gene Hockenhull, Felicia Diane Kaminsky: Silicon nitride from bis(tertiarybutylamino)silane. Air Products and Chemicals, Geoffrey L Chase, February 23, 1999: US05874368 (91 worldwide citation)

A process for the low pressure chemical vapor deposition of silicon nitride from ammonia and a silane of the formula: (t-C.sub.4 H.sub.9 NH).sub.2 SiH.sub.2 provides improved properties of the resulting film for use in the semiconductor industry.


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Anthony O Ragheb, Brian L Bates, Neal E Fearnot, Thomas A Osborne, Thomas G Kozma, Joseph W Roberts, William D Voorhees III: Silver implantable medical device. Cook Incorporated, MED Institute, Richard J Godlewski, February 23, 1999: US05873904 (865 worldwide citation)

A silver implantable medical device 29 includes a structure 12 adapted for introduction into the vascular system, esophagus, trachea, colon, biliary tract, or urinary tract; at least one layer 18 of a bioactive material posited on one surface of structure 12; and at least one porous layer 20 posited ...


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Steven M Hoffberg, Linda I Hoffberg Borghesani: Ergonomic man-machine interface incorporating adaptive pattern recognition based control system. Steven M Milde Hoffberg & Macklin Hoffberg, February 23, 1999: US05875108 (861 worldwide citation)

An adaptive interface for a programmable system, for predicting a desired user function, based on user history, as well as machine internal status and context. The apparatus receives an input from the user and other data. A predicted input is presented for confirmation by the user, and the predictiv ...


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Charles Agee Atkins: System for the operation and management of one or more financial accounts through the use of a digital communication and computation system for exchange, investment and borrowing. Proprietary Financial Products, Pennie & Edmonds, February 23, 1999: US05875437 (730 worldwide citation)

A practical communication and computer based system and method for effecting exchange, investment and borrowing involves the use of digital communication and computation terminals distributed to users and service providers. Through the system described and its combined computer and communication ter ...


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Steven M Blumenau: Computer backup using a file system, network, disk, tape and remote archiving repository media system. EMC Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, February 23, 1999: US05875478 (540 worldwide citation)

A computer having backup capabilities for backing up data on a host storage disk of the computer to a remote archive repository, the computer including a backup application that determines when data to be backed up should be copied to the remote archive repository and makes read requests to make a c ...


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Shaw Ben Shi, Michael Bradford Ault, Ernst Robert Plassmann, Bruce Arland Rich, Mickella Ann Rosiles, Theodore Jack London Shrader: Distributed file system web server user authentication with cookies. International Business Machines Corporation, Jeffrey S LaBaw, David H Judson, February 23, 1999: US05875296 (494 worldwide citation)

A method of authenticating a Web client to a Web server connectable to a distributed file system of a distributed computing environment. The distributed computing environment includes a security service for returning a credential to a user authenticated to access the distributed file system. In resp ...


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Martin E Lee: Window frame-guided stage mechanism. Nikon Corporation, Norman R Klivans, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, February 23, 1999: US05874820 (410 worldwide citation)

A guided stage mechanism suitable for supporting a reticle in a photolithography machine includes a stage movable in the X-Y directions on a base. Laterally surrounding the stage is a rectangular window frame guide which is driven in the X-axis direction on two fixed guides by means of motor coils o ...


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Norman F Krasner: GPS receiver utilizing a communication link. SnapTrack, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 23, 1999: US05874914 (401 worldwide citation)

A GPS receiver in one embodiment includes an antenna which receives GPS signals at an RF frequency from in view satellites; a downconverter coupled to the antenna for reducing the RF frequency of the received GPS signals to an intermediate frequency (IF); a digitizer coupled to the downconverter and ...


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Paul J Smith, Gary Whipple: Ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus having improved clamp mechanism. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, February 23, 1999: US05873873 (353 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic surgical clamp coagulator apparatus is configured to effect cutting, coagulation, and clamping of tissue by cooperation of a clamping mechanism of the apparatus with an associated ultrasonic end-effector. Selective, indexed rotational positioning of the clamping mechanism and end-effec ...