Andreas G Weichert
Heinz Werner Kleemann, Joachim Brendel, Jan Robert Schwark, Andreas Weichert, Hans Jochen Lang, Udo Albus, Wolfgang Scholz: Sulfonylamino-substituted benzoylguanidines, a process for their preparation, their use as a medicament or diagnostic aid, and medicament containing them. Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, January 5, 1999: US05856344 (1 worldwide citation)

Benzoylguanidines of the formula I ##STR1## in which R(1) to R(6) have the meanings stated in the claims, are antiarrhythmic pharmaceuticals which have excellent activity and a cardioprotective component and are highly suitable for the prophylaxis of infarcts and the treatment of infarcts, and for t ...

Marc Bessler, Timothy A M Chuter: Artificial heart valve and method and device for implanting the same. The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, William H Dippert, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P C, January 5, 1999: US05855601 (967 worldwide citation)

An artificial heart valve comprises a relatively rigid stent member having a first cylindrical shape and a flexible valve disposed in the stent member, the stent member being self-expandable to a second cylindrical shape and collapsible to its first cylindrical shape. The valve comprises a circular ...

Yulun Wang, Darrin R Uecker, Charles S Jordan, James W Wright, Keith Phillip Laby, Jeff D Wilson: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Computer Motion, January 5, 1999: US05855583 (690 worldwide citation)

A system for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. The system includes a pair of surgical instruments that are coupled to a pair of robotic arms. The instruments have end effectors that can be manipulated to hold and suture tissue. The robotic arms are coupled to a pair of master handles ...

Robert J Lipshutz, Richard P Rava, Rolfe C Anderson, Stephen P A Fodor: Integrated nucleic acid diagnostic device. Affymetrix, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 5, 1999: US05856174 (641 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a miniaturized integrated nucleic acid diagnostic device and system. The device of the invention is generally capable of performing one or more sample acquisition and preparation operations, in combination with one or more sample analysis operations. For example, the d ...

Steven W Hamblin, David A Witt, Thomas J Sierocuk, Kirk M Nicola, Matthew R Otten, Craig B Berky: Reloadable surgical instrument. Ethicon Endo Surgery, Michael J Kline, Paul A Coletti, Matthew S Goodwin, January 5, 1999: US05855311 (641 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument with a remotely articulated staple head assembly on a rotatable support shaft. A joy stick mounted to the shaft of the instrument near the handle allows for remote articulation of the staple head assembly. The staple head assembly includes a narrow contour for insertio ...

Larry J Day, Merle S Weinkauf, Theodore Knutson: System and method for offering targeted discounts to customers. Micro Enhancement International, Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin P S, January 5, 1999: US05857175 (553 worldwide citation)

A system for presenting customized special offers to customers, the special offers including targeted offers to a customer selected from a plurality of customers, and for collecting purchasing behavior information concerning the customers, the system comprising a computer including a database contai ...

Logan L Pease, Dwight E Crevelt, Chris D Reddicks: Progressive gaming system. International Game Technology, Sheridan Ross P C, January 5, 1999: US05855515 (548 worldwide citation)

A progressive gaming system with wide applicability to a potentially large number of players is provided. A three-level hierarchy can be used in which a portion of wagers and individual terminals are earmarked for contribution to a progressive jackpot, each casino is allotted one chance at a prize f ...

Swaminathan Jayaraman: Stent valve and stent graft for percutaneous surgery. Iowa India Investments Co, James E Larson & Larson P A Larson, January 5, 1999: US05855597 (528 worldwide citation)

A star-shaped stent and replacement valve or replacement graft for use in repairing a damaged cardiac valve includes two to eight star-shaped members interconnected into a "chain". Once this "chain" has been created through interconnection of the star-shaped members, a central opening through all of ...

Gerald V Wright Jr, James O Grady: Enterprise connectivity to handheld devices. Wright Strategies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 5, 1999: US05857201 (491 worldwide citation)

A FormLogic (FL) client/server system and method to access existing enterprise data sources on an occasional basis. The system includes a FL builder program to generate a communications agent that encapsulates a communication session. The session includes one or more related tasks. The system also i ...

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