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Michael Harrington: Artificial disc. Robert L Marsh, April 13, 1999: US05893889 (542 worldwide citation)

A disc prosthesis for insertion between vertebrae of the spin has upper and lower members and a pivot ball retained in a socket to prevent the ball from becoming removed from the socket. Also, a shock absorbing member is fitted between the upper and lower member of the prosthesis. The upper and lowe ...


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August L Powell: Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout. United States Surgical Corporation, April 13, 1999: US05893506 (385 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler instrument is disclosed for applying linear parallel rows of staples through compressed living tissue having a replaceable anvil. The stapler has a mechanism for (a) preventing the jaws from being clamped on tissue, and/or (b) preventing the stapler from being fired if the anvil h ...


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Charles Christopher Negus, Stephen J Linhares, Robert I Rudko, Eileen A Woodruff: Gauging system for monitoring channel depth in percutaneous endocardial revascularization. Medical Systems, Iandiorio & Teska, April 13, 1999: US05893848 (356 worldwide citation)

A gauging system for monitoring channel depth in percutaneous endocardial revascularization surgery includes a catheter for percutaneous insertion into a heart chamber, including a source of tissue ablative energy for ablating a part of the wall of the heart chamber where a channel is to be created; ...


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Keith Lowery, Andrew B Levine, Ronald L Howell: System for managing dynamic web page generation requests by intercepting request at web server and routing to page server thereby releasing web server to process other requests. InfoSpinner, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 13, 1999: US05894554 (337 worldwide citation)

The present invention teaches a method and apparatus for creating and managing custom Web sites. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention claims a computer-implemented method for managing a dynamic Web page generation request to a Web server, the computer-implemented method comprising t ...


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Paul D O Connor, Christopher M Batchelder, Giuseppe Lombardo: Surgical instrument with replaceable jaw assembly. TNCO, Stephen Y Chow, Jerry Cohen, Christine M Kuta, April 13, 1999: US05893875 (319 worldwide citation)

A detachable and replaceable end effector assembly. The detachable mechanism is made of standard end effectors attached to an actuating tip and pinned inside a yoke assembly. Replacement is made by pulling back a spring loaded radial lock 90, to disengage two rear tabs 51 on the outer tip 50. The yo ...


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Manoocher Birang, Allan Gleason, William L Guthrie: Forming a transparent window in a polishing pad for a chemical mechanical polishing apparatus. Applied Materials, Fish & Richardson, April 13, 1999: US05893796 (309 worldwide citation)

The polishing pad for a chemical mechanical polishing apparatus and a method of making the same. The polishing pad has a covering lawyer with a polishing surface and a backing layer which is adjacent to the platen. A first opening in the covering layer with a first cross-sectional area and a second ...


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David Alan Witt, Gregory D Bishop: Ultrasonic clamp coagulator apparatus having dual rotational positioning. Ethicon Endo Surgery, April 13, 1999: US05893835 (301 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. Rotational positioning of an elongated portion and end-effector is achieved by th ...


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Pamela A Jacob, Edward F Hoyle: Apparatus and method for binding a first layer of material to a second layer of material. Mitek Surgical Products, Pandiscio & Pandiscio, April 13, 1999: US05893856 (290 worldwide citation)

A fastener for binding a layer of mammalian soft tissue to a mammalian bone includes a body portion for disposition in a bore in the bone, the body portion having means thereon for resisting movement of the body portion from the bore. The fastener further includes gripper portions extending from the ...


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InBae Yoon: Surgical instrument with jaws and movable internal hook member for use thereof. April 13, 1999: US05893863 (275 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a forceps unit for being positioned within an anatomical cavity and inner member having a hook. The forceps unit includes a housing, an outer tubular member, an intermediate member, and a handle mechanism coupled with at least one of the intermediate and outer tubular ...


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Paul D Vancelette: Multi-channel television system with viewer-selectable video and audio. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, April 13, 1999: US05894320 (251 worldwide citation)

A television viewer can select among a choice of available camera angles and audio feeds when viewing a sporting event such as a football game without changing the television channel. Audio, video and control data is transmitted in a packetized data stream with control data providing a pre-assigned ...



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