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Wayne P Young, Daniel E Alesi, Kenneth E Toso, Henry Bolanos: Self-contained powered surgical apparatus. United States Surgical Corporation, August 5, 1997: US05653374 (633 worldwide citation)


A self-contained powered surgical stapling device is provided which includes an elongate body. A fastener applying assembly is operatively associated with a distal end of the elongate body and includes a cartridge housing a plurality of staples and an anvil actuable to move between an open position ...


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Marvin A Genshaw, Dijia Huang, Matthew K Musho, Kin Fai Yip: Method for reducing bias in amperometric sensors. Bayer Corporation, Jerome L Jeffers, August 5, 1997: US05653863 (560 worldwide citation)


Apparatus and method are provided for determining the concentration of an analyte in a fluid test sample by applying the fluid test sample to the surface of a working electrode which is electrochemically connected to a reference electrode which surface bears a composition comprising an enzyme specif ...


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David N Bonnell, Kirill L Tatarinov, Martin W Picard: System for monitoring and managing computer resources and applications across a distributed computing environment using an intelligent autonomous agent architecture. BMC Software, Vinson & Elkins L, August 5, 1997: US05655081 (545 worldwide citation)


A method and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring and managing the applications and resources on a distributed computer network. Preferably, at least one manager software system runs on at least one of the networked computer systems designated as a network management computer system or "console" s ...


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David T Green, Henry Bolanos, Robert J Geiste, Wayne P Young, Stephen W Gerry, Frank M Rende III: Arcuate apparatus for applying two-part surgical fasteners. United States Surgical Corporation, August 5, 1997: US05653373 (509 worldwide citation)


Apparatus is disclosed for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue along an arcuate path. Each surgical fastener may be in the form of a two-part fastener having a pronged fastener portion for piercing body tissue, and an apertured retainer dimensioned and configured for engaged reception of the ...


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Bryan D Knodel, Ben Thompson, Dale R Schulze: Override mechanism for an actuator on a surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Matthew S Goodwin, August 5, 1997: US05653721 (409 worldwide citation)


A surgical instrument which has override protection when excessively thick tissue is attempted to be clamped between opposed jaws of an end effector is disclosed. The instrument includes a frame, a shaft extending from the frame, an end effector connected to the shaft distal end which includes movab ...


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Joseph P Errico, Thomas J Errico: Intervertebral space shape conforming cage device. Fastenetix L L C, Joseph P Errico, August 5, 1997: US05653763 (407 worldwide citation)


An orthopaedic cage device having a rectangular cross-section and an intervertebral space shape conforming structure is formed of two opposing shell elements being hinged at one end to form an interior volume therebetween. The surface of the interior volume is tapered in the axial direction. A threa ...


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Mark A Hollis, Daniel J Ehrlich, R Allen Murphy, Bernard B Kosicki, Dennis D Rathman, Chang Lee Chen, Richard H Mathews, Barry E Burke, Mitch D Eggers, Michael E Hogan, Rajender Singh Varma: Optical and electrical methods and apparatus for molecule detection. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Houston Advanced Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, August 5, 1997: US05653939 (385 worldwide citation)


A method and apparatus are disclosed for identifying molecular structures within a sample substance using a monolithic array of test sites formed on a substrate upon which the sample substance is applied. Each test site includes probes formed therein to bond with a predetermined target molecular str ...


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Madhavan Pisharodi: Method of stabilizing adjacent vertebrae with rotating, lockable, middle-expanded intervertebral disk stabilizer. Mark R Wisner, August 5, 1997: US05653762 (360 worldwide citation)


A method of stabilizing adjacent vertebrae is disclosed using a middle-expanded, removable disk implant. The implant is substantially rectangular in cross-sectional shape with a minimal height and a width greater than the height. The implant is detachably mounted to an applicator for insertion into ...


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Robert A Clarke, Robin G Pauley, Ronald S Hill, James H Brauker, Shmuel Sternberg, Daniel R Boggs: Closed porous chambers for implanting tissue in a host. Baxter International, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 5, 1997: US05653756 (344 worldwide citation)


Improved Implant assemblies and methodologies provide immuno-protection for implanted allografts, xenografts, and isografts. The assemblies and methodologies establish an improved chamber for holding the implanted cells. The chambers include first and second wall elements and an intermediate sealing ...


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Gregory A Jones, Robert M Price, William L Veghte: Method and system for authenticating access to heterogeneous computing services. Microsoft Corporation, Seed and Berry, August 5, 1997: US05655077 (337 worldwide citation)


A method and system for authenticating access to heterogeneous computing services is provided. In a preferred embodiment, logon providers are configured into the computer system, which provide secure access to their services by requiring authentication of user identification information using a logo ...



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