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Maged Beshai
David A Brown, Stacy W Nichols, Maged E Beshai: Multi-core ATM switch with cells in the core from an inlet for an outlet being aligned. Northern Telecom, April 20, 1999: US05896380 (58 worldwide citation)

A multi-stage ATM switch has a plurality of inlet stage fabrics, core stage fabrics and outlet stage fabrics. ATM cells routed by the switch have destination fields including (i) an identification of the outlet stage fabric and (ii) an identification of the outlet port. Cells incoming to a given inl ...


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August L Powell: Surgical stapler with anvil sensor and lockout. United States Surgical Corporation, April 20, 1999: US05894979 (516 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is provided for applying linear parallel rows of staples. The stapler includes an anvil retention portion, a cartridge retention portion, a replaceable anvil, a cartridge housing and a blocking member. The blocking member is movable between a free-movement position and a blocking ...


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Don Berry: Load bearing spinal joint implant. Curtis L Harrington, April 20, 1999: US05895428 (452 worldwide citation)

An implant is provided which has an upper member which pivots and is locked to a lower member and engages adjacent vertebrae and have surfaces which are ceramic and will allow bone growth into such surfaces and thus bonding with the adjacent vertebra. The opposing and bearing surfaces of the upper a ...


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Juliette Harrington: Integrated interface for vendor/product oriented internet websites. Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, April 20, 1999: US05895454 (427 worldwide citation)

A method of effecting commerce in a networked computer environment in a computerized system is disclosed. A database of vendor product data and an associated database interface is established on a first computer. The interface allows remote access by one or more user(s). A local user interacts with ...


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Jeffrey P Wensel, Y Pierre Gobin: Method of using a clot capture coil. The Regents of the University of California, Christie Parker & Hale, April 20, 1999: US05895398 (378 worldwide citation)

A clot and foreign body removal device is described which comprises a catheter with at least one lumen. Located within the catheter is a clot capture coil that is connected to an insertion mandrel. In one embodiment, the clot capture coil is made out of a solid elastic or superelastic material which ...


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Robert Martin Voges: Dispenser. Ponwell Enterprises, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, April 20, 1999: US05894841 (372 worldwide citation)

A dispenser (FIG. 1, 1) comprises a reservoir (10) of a physiologically active substance and a droplet ejection device (14), for example a bubble jet or pizeoelectric device, which is controlled to issue a predetermined number of discrete droplets of the substance from ejection orifices (15) upon ac ...


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Denise Barbut, Jonathan D Root, Robert Rizzari, James M Sellers, Giovanni Pastrone, John McKenzie: Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries. Embol X, William E Mouzavires, April 20, 1999: US05895399 (370 worldwide citation)

An arterial catheter system for removing plaque from the aorta and other arteries is disclosed. The system typically includes an elongate catheter member, a filtration apparatus disposed within the distal region, and an atherectomy assembly which includes a mechanism for trapping and holding mobile ...


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Mark L Pomeranz, Troy J Chapman, Darren R Sherman, Scott Tedder, Steven C Anderson: Deflectable loop design for a linear lesion ablation apparatus. Cardiac Pathways Corporation, Limbach & Limbach L, April 20, 1999: US05895417 (338 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for ablating body tissue, and particularly for creating linear lesions within a chamber of a patient's heart, is provided. The apparatus includes an elongate member having an ablation section which includes an infusion tube and a plurality of spaced electrodes. The infusion tube and ele ...


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John W Miller, Jossef Goldberg: Text completion system for a miniature computer. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, April 20, 1999: US05896321 (337 worldwide citation)

A text completion system that automatically displays a list of completion suggestions for a partial data entry in response to a pause in receipt of the data entry. To avoid annoying the user by displaying an excessive number of wrong suggestions, the text completion system applies search criteria to ...


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Randy G Goldberg, Richard R Rosinski: Automated natural language understanding customer service system. AT&T, April 20, 1999: US05895466 (266 worldwide citation)

A customer service system includes a natural language device, a remote device remotely coupled to the natural language device over a network and a database coupled to the natural language device. The database has a plurality of answers stored on it that are indexed to natural language keys. The natu ...