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Allen T Bracken, Doug Mayne, Jay Muse, Brian Schick, Fred Thomas III: Data storage drive and cartridge having alignment openings for cartridge mounting and ejection. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, August 24, 1999: US05943185 (4 worldwide citation)

A disk insertion and ejection mechanism for use in a mini disk drive. The insertion and ejection mechanism operates by using cooperating cammed surfaces on a mini-cartridge and a movable sled within the mini disk drive. The cams operate to keep the mini-cartridge raised above the drive spindle durin ...


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David M Van Wie, Robert P Weber: Steganographic techniques for securely delivering electronic digital rights management control information over insecure communication channels. InterTrust Technologies, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, August 24, 1999: US05943422 (899 worldwide citation)

Electronic steganographic techniques can be used to encode a rights management control signal onto an information signal carried over an insecure communications channel. Steganographic techniques ensure that the digital control information is substantially invisibly and substantially indelibly carri ...


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Greg R Patterson, G Ronald Williams, James J Leary: Apparatus and method for controlled removal of stenotic material from stents. Prolifix Medical, Townsend&Townsend&Crew, August 24, 1999: US05941869 (639 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for treating in-stent restenosis are described for removing stenotic material from within previously stented regions of a patient's vasculature. The apparatus includes a catheter system having a stenotic material removal mechanism mounted on a distal portion of an elongated inn ...


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John Wallace Parce, Anne R Kopf Sill, Luc J Bousse: High throughput screening assay systems in microscale fluidic devices. Caliper Technologies Corporation, Matthew B Murphy, Jonathan Alan Quine, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 24, 1999: US05942443 (552 worldwide citation)

Microfluidic devices and methods that are useful for performing high-throughput screening assays. In particular, the devices and methods of the invention are useful in screening large numbers of different compounds for their effects on a variety of chemical, and preferably, biochemical systems.


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Ross M Brown, Richard G Greenberg: System and method for controlling access to data entities in a computer network. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, August 24, 1999: US05941947 (520 worldwide citation)

Access rights of users of a computer network with respect to data entities are specified by a relational database stored on one or more security servers. Application servers on the network that provide user access to the data entities generate queries to the relational database in order to obtain ac ...


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Robert J Geiste, Mitchell J Palmer, Lisa W Heaton, Robert C Savage, Jon Wilson: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical, August 24, 1999: US05941442 (510 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler is disclosed which includes a first body portion supporting an anvil plate defining a fastener forming surface, and a second body portion configured to releasably mate with the first body portion. A disposable loading unit is removably supported in the second body portion and incl ...


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Geoffrey B Hoese, Jeffry T Russell: Storage router and method for providing virtual local storage. Crossroads Systems, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, August 24, 1999: US05941972 (448 worldwide citation)

A storage router (56) and storage network (50) provide virtual local storage on remote SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) to Fiber Channel devices. A plurality of Fiber Channel devices, such as workstations (58), are connected to a Fiber Channel transport medium (52), and a plurality of SCSI storage ...


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Francisco J Barreras Sr, Roberto Echarri, Guillermo Echarri: Implantable, modular tissue stimulator. Medtronic, Thomas R Vigil, August 24, 1999: US05941906 (402 worldwide citation)

The implantable, electrically operated tissue stimulator system comprises a master controller module having a micro-controller, a telemetry circuit, a power module, non-volatile memory, a real time clock and a bi-directional bus, and a plurality of Input/Output modules (I/O modules) which are connec ...


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Sead Muftic: Smart token system for secure electronic transactions and identification. Entegrity Solutions Corporation, Foley & Lardner, August 24, 1999: US05943423 (390 worldwide citation)

Smart token technology, using a smart card, PCMCIA card or any other medium containing storage or processing capability is used to facilitate a variety of secure business transactions, including those which might occur over an unsecured network such as the Internet. Application programs can obtain a ...