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Wanda L McKean, Matthew Hain, Ilya S Koyfman: Surgical stapling apparatus and method. United States Surgical Corporation, June 1, 1999: US05908427 (596 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling apparatus having tissue bolstering material releasably attached thereto for application of the material and staples to body tissue is disclosed. The tissue bolstering material is preferably releasably held to surfaces of the stapling apparatus through pins, clips or similar secur ...


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Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi, Kirsten F Luehrs, Darin C Gittings, Roman Turovskiy, Brian J Cox, Brian Shiu, Michael B Hayes, Craig J Coombs: Methods for the manufacture of radially expansible stents. Medtronic, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 1, 1999: US05907893 (447 worldwide citation)

Methods and articles for fabricating expansive stents having generally cylindrical configurations with a pattern therein include interconnecting portions from a generally planar sheet of material with a central portion. A pattern is formed in the sheet of material around said central portion corresp ...


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Andrew C Payne, Lawrence C Stewart, David J Mackie: Network sales system. Open Market Incorporated, Fish & Richardson P C, June 1, 1999: US05909492 (436 worldwide citation)

A network-based sales system includes at least one buyer computer for operation by a user desiring to buy a product, at least one merchant computer, and at least one payment computer. The buyer computer, the merchant computer, and the payment computer are interconnected by a computer network. The bu ...


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Shimon Muller, Ariel Hendel, Louise Yeung, Leo Hejza, Shree Murthy: Hardware-assisted central processing unit access to a forwarding database. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 1, 1999: US05909686 (356 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing hardware-assisted CPU access to a forwarding database is described. According to one aspect of the present invention, a switch fabric provides access to a forwarding database on behalf of a processor. The switch fabric includes a memory access interface configure ...


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David J Parins, Lee L Swanstrom: Surgical scissors with bipolar distal electrodes. Everest Medical Corporation, Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A, June 1, 1999: US05908420 (338 worldwide citation)

A surgical scissors instrument having disposed at its distal end two bipolar electrode structures which function to coagulate tissue immediately prior to its being severed by scissor action. The instrument comprises a first scissors blade having a distal end and a second scissors blade having a dist ...


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Ronald W Borgstahl, Jeffrey Martin Harris, Ernest Earl Woodward: Interactive appliance remote controller, system and method. Motorola, Robert D Atkins, Lanny L Parker, June 1, 1999: US05909183 (317 worldwide citation)

In a personal area network, a method for programming an appliance by a controller. The method includes steps of a) determining (358), by the controller (300), that the appliance (324) is included in the personal area network; b) determining (328), by the controller (300), that the appliance (324) is ...


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John Ling Wing So: Bus bridge device including data bus of first width for a first processor, memory controller, arbiter circuit and second processor having a different second data width. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert D Marshall Jr, Gerald E Laws, Richard L Donaldson, June 1, 1999: US05909559 (311 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit (2210) provides on a single chip for use with a first processor (106) off-chip, the following combination: first terminals (of 2232) for first processor-related signals and defining a first data width (32-bit), second terminals for external bus-related signals (PCI), third term ...


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John B Carter, Scott H Davis, Daniel J Dietterich, Steven J Frank, Robert S Phillips, John Woods, David Porter, Hsin H Lee: System and method for providing highly available data storage using globally addressable memory. Mangosoft Corporation, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, June 1, 1999: US05909540 (300 worldwide citation)

A network of computer node interface to globally addressable memory system that provides persistent storage of data exchange periodic connectivity information. The exchanged connectivity information provides information regarding node failure to other nodes in the system, and the surviving nodes use ...


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Robert Lewis Blythe: Method and apparatus for detecting tube occlusion in argon electrosurgery system. Valleylab, June 1, 1999: US05908402 (263 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus detect occlusion in a tube to a passage into a body cavity. An argon gas supply output received by plural selectable flow orifices so one or more of the orifices delivers predetermined metered gas. A duct with a volume of gas selectively provides metered gas to the passage. Th ...


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Paul A Scirica, Stephen W Zlock: Stitching devices for heart valve replacement surgery. United States Surgical Corporation, June 1, 1999: US05908428 (262 worldwide citation)

There are provided surgical suturing apparatus or stitching devices particularly suited for use in suturing artificial heart valves to heart tissue during heart valve replacement surgery. The disclosed apparatus include a stationary jaw oriented at a predetermined angle relative to the apparatus to ...