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Robert Senzig
Jiang Hsieh, Stephen W Metz, Girish Saligram, Guy M Besson, Hui Hu, Sandeep Dutta, Robert F Senzig, Min Xie: Image reconstruction in a CT fluoroscopy system. General Electric Company, John S Beulick, Christian G Cabou, Phyllis Y Price, May 25, 1999: US05907593 (35 worldwide citation)

A CT Fluoro system having an architecture and algorithms which facilitate increasing the frame rate and providing acceptable image quality is described. Generally, and in one embodiment, the system includes apparatus and algorithms that speed-up image reconstruction and reduce image artifacts that m ...


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Shiro Bito, Isami Hirao, Kazuhiko Oozeki, Minoru Tsuruta, Akito Mukaizawa, Akio Nakada, Tsuyoshi Tsukagoshi, Toshihiko Suzuta, Shuichi Kimura, Seiji Kuramoto, Naoki Uchiyama, Norikiyo Shibata: Tissue-fixing surgical instrument, tissue-fixing device, and method of fixing tissue. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman Langer & Chick, May 25, 1999: US05906625 (426 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for fastening together opposing portions of a body organ. The instrument comprises a first support for supporting the first opposing portion of the body organ, a second support opposing the first support, for supporting the second opposing portion of the body organ, and a displ ...


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Patrick J Ferrel, Randy Kerr, Krishna Nareddy, Krishna Uppala: Information retrieval system in an on-line network including separate content and layout of published titles. Microsoft Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, May 25, 1999: US05907837 (419 worldwide citation)

A information retrieval system wherein design and content are separated. Within a section of a title, a designer can layout pages with controls that define areas for content to be inserted into the pages. Two commonly used controls in the system are a static story control, wherein a preselected stor ...


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Daniel A Grande, Paul A Lucas: Mesenchymal stem cells for cartilage repair. Morphogen Pharmaceuticals, North Shore University Hospital Research Corporation, Klauber & Jackson, May 25, 1999: US05906934 (356 worldwide citation)

It has been discovered that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in a polymeric carrier implanted into a cartilage and/or bone defect will differentiate to form cartilage and/or bone, as appropriate. Suitable polymeric carriers include porous meshes or sponges formed of synthetic or natural polymers, as we ...


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Gregory H Kelly, Kenneth Y Goldberg, John S Gee, Philip D Levinson, Scott Fullam: Television event marking system. Catch TV Acquisition, Dennis & Irene Fernandez, May 25, 1999: US05907322 (351 worldwide citation)

A system for bookmarking viewer selected TV broadcast events and displaying a set of associated internet locations or website hotlinks, comprising the selection of a set of broadcast events using a remote control, and storing a set of event-identifier data associated with the set of selected broadca ...


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Norman K Gudmundson, Bo Yu MacInnis: Hierarchical encapsulation of instantiated objects in a multimedia authoring system including internet accessible objects. Quark, Glenn L Webb, May 25, 1999: US05907704 (336 worldwide citation)

An application development system, optimized for authoring multimedia titles, enables its users to create selectively reusable object containers merely by defining links among instantiated objects. Employing a technique known as Hierarchical Encapsulation, the system automatically isolates the exter ...


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Otto E Anderhub, Boris Kesler, Rey Sylvester: Eccentric surgical forceps. Boston Scientific, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner L, May 25, 1999: US05906630 (312 worldwide citation)

A surgical forceps which can be used for taking biopsy specimens internally is described having a compact configuration and very wide opening jaws, both of which are movable together by means of an elongated, flexible actuator member which operates directly only on one of the two end effectors conta ...


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Yulun Wang, Keith Phillip Laby: Automated endoscope system for optimal positioning. Computer Motion, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 25, 1999: US05907664 (312 worldwide citation)

A robotic system that moves a surgical instrument in response to the actuation of a foot pedal that can be operated by the foot of a 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 assemb ...


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Ronald G Canada, James C Robinson, Zbigniew Czyzewski, James W Pearce: Wireless machine monitoring and communication system. CSI Technology, Luedeka Neely & Graham PC, May 25, 1999: US05907491 (311 worldwide citation)

A wireless machine monitoring and communication system includes one or more machine monitors which attach to one or more machines to sense a physical characteristic of the machine, such as vibration or temperature, and to produce wireless transmissions corresponding to the sensed characteristic. A c ...


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Steve L Olson, Glenn R Davis: Disposable delivery device for endoluminal prostheses. Medtronic, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, May 25, 1999: US05906619 (308 worldwide citation)

Improved systems, devices, and methods for deployment of endoluminal prostheses within the lumens of the body withdraw a sheath from over the tightly compressed prostheses using an actuation mechanism having a variable mechanical advantage. This allows movement of the sheath to be initiated with eas ...



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