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Charles Szmanda
Charles R Szmanda, Gary N Taylor, Robert L Brainard, Manuel DoCanto: Photoresist compositions. Shipley Company L L C, Robert L Goldberg, Peter F Corless, Darryl P Frickey, March 2, 1999: US05876899 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for making an acrylic resin photoresist characterized by polymerization of an acrylic monomer in a solvent that dissolves all monomers and resultant polymers. The use of the solvent permits formation of acrylic resins suitable for use in the preparation of photoresists without recovery from ...


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John F Acres, Jose Vega: Method and apparatus for implementing a jackpot bonus on a network of gaming devices. Acres Gaming Incorporated, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, March 2, 1999: US05876284 (669 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and configuring gaming devices interconnected over a high-speed network. Each gaming device includes a data communication node which allows the gaming device to communicate with a floor controller over a current loop network. The data communication network communicates with b ...


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Yulun Wang, Keith P Laby, Darrin R Uecker, Amante A Mangaser, Modjtaba Ghodoussi: Automated endoscope system for optimal positioning. Computer Motion, Kenneth L Stein, March 2, 1999: US05878193 (596 worldwide citation)

A robotic system that moves a surgical instrument in response to the actuation of a control panel that can be operated by the surgeon. The robotic system has an end effector that is adapted to hold a surgical instrument such as an endoscope. The end effector is coupled to a robotic arm assembly whic ...


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Dale R Schulze, William D Fox, David Yates, Anil Nalagatla: Electrosurgical hemostatic device with adaptive electrodes. Ethicon Endo Surgery, March 2, 1999: US05876401 (588 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument is provided for cauterization and/or welding of tissue of varying impedance, thickness, compressibility, density, vascularity, etc., especially in the performance of endoscopic procedures. The instrument provides two electrodes of different electrical potentials. One el ...


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Kenneth Schofield, Mark Larson: Automatic rearview mirror, vehicle lighting control and vehicle interior monitoring system using a photosensor array. Donnelly Corporation, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, March 2, 1999: US05877897 (544 worldwide citation)

A system apparatus, and method for controlling a plurality of variable reflectance mirrors (or mirror segments), including a rearview mirror and side view mirrors, which change their reflectance level in response to a plurality of drive voltages applied thereto, for controlling the vehicle lighting ...


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Michael T Daly, Thomas A Grate: Computerized purchasing system and method for mediating purchase transactions over an interactive network. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 2, 1999: US05878141 (509 worldwide citation)

A computerized, electronic purchase mediating system includes a purchaser database having a list of purchasers and a merchant database having a list of merchants. The purchaser database stores information about each purchaser including a set of personal payment methods that the purchaser could use t ...


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James R DeFrancesco, Scott L Freiman, Arvind K Agrawal: Computer implemented automated credit application analysis and decision routing system. CMSI, Christopher H Shanks & Herbert Lynt, March 2, 1999: US05878403 (491 worldwide citation)

A credit application and routing system includes a central processor having and executing a program. The system includes data input capabilities for selectively receiving credit application data from respective applicants at remote locations, and routing capabilities for selectively forwarding the c ...


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Hitoshi Mizuno, Yuuichi Ikeda, Akihiro Horii, Shuichi Takayama, Akio Nakada, Naoki Uchiyama, Yasuhiro Ueda, Koichi Umeyama, Sakae Takehana: Surgical manipulation system. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, March 2, 1999: US05876325 (476 worldwide citation)

A surgical manipulator system comprising at least one surgical manipulator, at least one guide, a detector, and a drive controller. The surgical manipulator has a surgical device for performing a desired operation. The guide guides the surgical device. The detector detects a position and/or orientat ...


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Joseph P Errico, Thomas J Errico, James D Ralph: Anterior spinal polyaxial locking screw plate assembly having recessed retaining rings. March 2, 1999: US05876402 (434 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a polyaxial locking screw plate assembly for immobilization of vertebral bones, via fixation to surfaces thereof. The assembly includes a plate, having an upper portion and a lower portion, each of which has a pair of tapered holes, into which holes coupling elements and bon ...


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Richard J Thompson, Joseph E Laptewicz Jr, Paul J Thompson: Esophageal stent. Schneider, Haugne and Nikolai P A, March 2, 1999: US05876448 (377 worldwide citation)

A radially self-expanding stent particularly suited for treating esophageal strictures, includes a medial region and proximal and distal cuffs having diameters greater than the medial region diameter when the stent is in the relaxed state. A silicone coating circumscribes the medial region, but the ...



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