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Kurt Amplatz, Michael R Afremov: Percutaneous catheter directed constricting occlusion device. AGA Medical Corporation, Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A, August 31, 1999: US05944738 (691 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated method for occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from a shape memory metal fabric. The device may be used, for example, to non-surgically treat a patient having a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and re ...


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Paul C Rogers, S Thomas Emerson, John M Saltwick, John J Daleiden, Gregory S Wohlenberg, Mark E Fogle: Call management system with call control from user workstation computers. Xantel Corporation, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman P C, August 31, 1999: US05946386 (550 worldwide citation)

A Call Management System provides for management of calls directly by system users at their workstation computers via a digital data network such as a digital networks not controlled via the user's telephone instruments as in prior systems. A call management computer intercepts incoming calls and co ...


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Christopher D Williams, Jean M Goldschmidt Iki, Anthony A Shah Nazaroff, Earl Michael Watts, David N Hackson, Kenneth Alan Moore: Method and apparatus for automatically determining and dynamically updating user preferences in an entertainment system. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 31, 1999: US05945988 (527 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically determining and dynamically updating user preferences in an entertainment system is provided. In a first embodiment, an apparatus comprises a storage medium to store user preference information corresponding to at least a subset of a plurality of entertainmen ...


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Nigel Mark Goble, Colin Charles Owen Goble: Electrosurgical instrument. Gyrus Medical, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, August 31, 1999: US05944715 (493 worldwide citation)

An electrosurgical instrument, for the treatment of tissue in the presence of an electrically-conductive fluid medium, comprises an instrument shaft, and an electrode assembly at one end of the shaft. The electrode assembly comprises a tissue treatment electrode and a return electrode which is elect ...


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Charles E Austin, Kenneth R Dafforn, Jay J McElhenney: Electrosurgical instrument end effector. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Bernard Shay, August 31, 1999: US05944718 (437 worldwide citation)

A bipolar electrosurgical instrument comprising a handle, an end effector and an elongated hollow tube. The handle includes first and second grip members. The end effector includes first, second and third electrodes. The first electrode is substantially triangular in shape. The first electrode is ad ...


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Robert Stanley Tull Jr, David M Weisberger, John Vincent H Fox, Myriam Joelle Karsenty: Data processing system and method for financial debt instruments. Morgan Stanley Group, Pennie & Edmonds, August 31, 1999: US05946667 (422 worldwide citation)

A data processing system and method is disclosed for implementing and control of a financial debt instrument which is issued for a limited period of time and is traded as a listed security. The debt instrument is based on an underlying basket of stocks optimally selected to track an established capi ...


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Jingsha He: System and method for single sign-on to a plurality of network elements. MCI Communications Corporation, August 31, 1999: US05944824 (373 worldwide citation)

A secured network permits a single sign-on ("SSO") of users to a plurality of network elements. Data structures, procedures and system components that support the SSO functionality in a distributed networked environment are included in the secured network. The SSO functionality can be implemented an ...


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Andrew W Scherpbier: Collaborative web browser. Contigo Software, Lyon & Lyon, August 31, 1999: US05944791 (360 worldwide citation)

A pilot computer can control the Web browser of at least one passenger computer. The user of the passenger computer is instructed to log onto a control site, which downloads an active control, such as an applet, to the passenger computer. An active control is also provided to the pilot computer. If ...


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Tibor B Koros, Gabriel J Koros: Lumbar spinal fusion retractor and distractor system. David O Reilly, August 31, 1999: US05944658 (355 worldwide citation)

A lumbar laminectomy retractor and distractor system comprised of a unique retractor system and unique distractor system. The retractor has one or more retractor frames including retractor blades for placement in an incision. The blades can be placed in an incision and then engaged by a retractor fr ...


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Norman F Krasner: Method and apparatus for determining time for GPS receivers. SnapTrack, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 31, 1999: US05945944 (342 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus of determining the time for a global positioning system receiver is disclosed. Timing signals derived from a communication system, such as cellular phone transmission signals, are received by a GPS receiver and decoded to provide accurate time information. The timing signals m ...



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