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Joseph E Laptewicz Jr, Thomas A Silvestrini: Radially expanded prostheses with axial diameter control. Schneider, Frederick W Niebuhr, November 16, 1999: US05984957 (325 worldwide citation)

A tubular, radially self-expanding stent includes a latticework of interbraided, helically wound resilient structural strands. An axial control member is secured to the tubular latticework at axially spaced apart proximal and distal coupling locations. At the proximal location, the control member is ...


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John M Levin: Tissue hooks and tools for applying same. Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, November 16, 1999: US05984949 (325 worldwide citation)

A unitary tissue hook for permanently joining tissue segments together includes a base section and at least one pair of spaced apart arms. A first end of each of the arms is joined to the base section and a second end of each of the arms is provided with a tip. The tips of at least one pair of arms ...


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Hidekazu Oshizawa: Automobile navigation system using remote download of data. Visteon Technologies, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 16, 1999: US05987381 (315 worldwide citation)

A method of enabling an on-board vehicle navigation system to compute a route from a current position of the vehicle to a desired destination is provided. A user of the navigation system in a vehicle utilizes a cellular telephone or any other wireless, two-way audio communications link to contact an ...


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InBae Yoon: Surgical instrument with jaws and movable internal scissors and method for use thereof. Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley, November 16, 1999: US05984938 (313 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument includes a forceps unit for being positioned within an anatomical cavity and inner member having scissors at a distal end thereof. The forceps unit includes a housing, an outer tubular member, an intermediate member, and a handle mechanism coupled with at least one of the inter ...


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James D Logan, Richard Goldhor, Daniel Goessling: Systems and methods for computer enhanced broadcast monitoring. November 16, 1999: US05986692 (308 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for editing the content of a broadcast programming signal to provide a proprietary program signal that has been tailored to the preferences of an individual monitoring the broadcast programming signal. Accordingly, the systems and methods of the invention off ...


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David A Edwards, Robert S Langer, Rita Vanbever, Jeffrey Mintzes, Jue Wang, Donghao Chen: Preparation of particles for inhalation. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, November 16, 1999: US05985309 (303 worldwide citation)

Particles incorporating a surfactant and/or a hydrophilic or hydrophobic complex of a positively or negatively charged therapeutic agent and a charged molecule of opposite charge for drug delivery to the pulmonary system, and methods for their synthesis and administration are provided. In a preferre ...


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Kipley J Olson, Andrew R Cohen: System and method for the distribution and synchronization of data and state information between clients in a distributed processing system. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger Seeley, November 16, 1999: US05987376 (298 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a novel system and method for sharing common data and state information between network connected application clients participating in an application session. The application session is invoked by a host client. The host client is responsible for selectively admi ...


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William David Athing, Peter Foster Van Horne: Credit card operated computer on-line service communication system. Atcom, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, November 16, 1999: US05987498 (292 worldwide citation)

A computer network communication system collects messages from multiple electronic sources comprising network service providers and presents them to a system user in a common format that is selectable by the user. The system receives charge account information from the user and thereby recoups costs ...


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John W Peifer, Andrew Hopper, Michael Burrow, Barry Sudduth, Samir Panchal, Andy Quay, W Edward Price, John R Searle: Telemedicine system using voice video and data encapsulation and de-encapsulation for communicating medical information between central monitoring stations and remote patient monitoring stations. Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley L, November 16, 1999: US05987519 (291 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a packet-based telemedicine system for communicating video, voice and medical data between a central monitoring station and a patient monitoring station which is remotely-located with respect to the central monitoring station. The patient monitoring station obtains dig ...


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Douglas A Corey, Thomas K Landauer, Karen E Lochbaum: Searching large collections of text using multiple search engines concurrently. U S West, MediaOne Group, Holme Roberts & Owen, November 16, 1999: US05987446 (281 worldwide citation)

An information retrieval system is disclosed, wherein the system includes a plurality of text search engines based on substantially different computational searching techniques. By activating each search engine with input from a user information request, the output from each of the search engines is ...