Patents 5755569 - 5755826

 

 

Patent 5755569: Media for heat exchange columns in regenerative thermal oxidizers
(HEATING : WORK CHAMBER HAVING HEATING MEANS : Combustion products heat work by contact : Work chamber exhaust heats chamber feed : By regenerative-type heat exchanger : Spaced alternating or successive chamber exhausts feed plural regenerators : Radiant type)

Patent 5755570: Apparatus for in situ environment sensitive sealing and/or product controlling
(HEATING : ACCESSORY MEANS FOR HOLDING, SHIELDING OR SUPPORTING WORK WITHIN FURNACE : Masonry with metallic casing or support)

Patent 5755571: Differential measurement periodontal structures mapping system
(DENTISTRY : APPARATUS : Having gauge or guide : By deformation of material)

Patent 5755572: Oral hygiene irrigator syringe bulb
(DENTISTRY : APPARATUS : Having intra-oral dispensing means : Movably mounter tray or holder)

Patent 5755573: Dental post extractor
(DENTISTRY : APPARATUS : Hand manipulatable implement : Having relatively movable work engaging surfaces : Pivoted : Having handles to pivot surface (e.g., pliers) : Including axially movable collect to cam fingers)

Patent 5755574: Endosseous dental implant and method of manufacture
(DENTISTRY : PROSTHODONTICS : Holding or positioning denture in mouth : By fastening to jawbone : Resiliently biased)

Patent 5755575: Dental implant delivery system and method
(DENTISTRY : PROSTHODONTICS : Holding or positioning denture in mouth : By fastening to jawbone : Resiliently biased)

Patent 5755576: Device and method for testing dexterity
(EDUCATION AND DEMONSTRATION : PHYSICAL EDUCATION : Developing or testing coordination : Means on hand or finger for indicating finger to be used)

Patent 5755577: Apparatus and method for recording data of a surgical procedure
(EDUCATION AND DEMONSTRATION : ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT, OR SURGERY RELATING TO HUMAN BEING : Developing or testing coordination)

Patent 5755578: Vacuum-cleaner-hose assembly having a swivel bend and vacuum cleaner having such assembly
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : INTERRELATED CONNECTORS RELATIVELY MOVABLE DURING USE : Movement about axis : Rotary movement : Including annular contact : Coaxial annular contacts : Having radially outwardly facing contact surface :)

Patent 5755579: Simplified connecting-type electric junction box with wiring harness
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : PREFORMED PANEL CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT, E.G., PCB, ICM, DIP, CHIP, WAFER, ETC. : Within distinct housing spaced from panel circuit arrangement : Automotive junction box : Connected by transversely inserted pin)

Patent 5755580: Universal cable connecting box for vehicles
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : PREFORMED PANEL CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT, E.G., PCB, ICM, DIP, CHIP, WAFER, ETC. : Within distinct housing spaced from panel circuit arrangement : Automotive junction box : Connected by transversely inserted pin)

Patent 5755581: Plug cap for spark plug
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : HAVING SPARK OR GLOW PLUG COVER : Adapter)

Patent 5755582: Retractable door stop security device/utility box
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : CONNECTOR MOVABLE BETWEEN ACCESSIBLE AND INACCESSIBLE POSITIONS : Having removable closure)

Patent 5755583: Modular electrical connector system
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : COMPRISING COUPLING PART OF INDETERMINATE LENGTH LATERALLY OF CONNECTION : Included in prefabricated building panel (e.g., floor, ceiling, wall) : Encompassing wire)

Patent 5755584: Movable board connector and connector terminal therefor
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : SELF ALIGNING CONTACT : Contact mounted in floating nonconductive holder : Connector including housing or panel to support holder : Coil spring with provision to utilize conductivity thereof)

Patent 5755585: Duplex profile connector assembly
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH COUPLING MOVEMENT-ACTUATING MEANS OR RETAINING MEANS IN ADDITION TO CONTACT OF COUPLING PART : Coupling part for receiving edge of planar board moving parallel to plane : With angular mating : Adapter)

Patent 5755586: PCMCIA strain relieved electrical connector assembly
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH COUPLING MOVEMENT-ACTUATING MEANS OR RETAINING MEANS IN ADDITION TO CONTACT OF COUPLING PART : Coupling part for receiving edge of planar board moving parallel to plane : Retaining means exterior of slot : Fingerlike grasping means comprising portion of coupling part : Retractable sheath)

Patent 5755587: Connector with engagement confirming mechanism
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH COUPLING MOVEMENT-ACTUATING MEANS OR RETAINING MEANS IN ADDITION TO CONTACT OF COUPLING PART : Retaining means : Finger or stretchable sleeve resiliently urged laterally of connection : With additional means to cause or prevent unlatching : Retractable sheath)

Patent 5755588: Retention enclosure for in-line electrical plugs
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH COUPLING MOVEMENT-ACTUATING MEANS OR RETAINING MEANS IN ADDITION TO CONTACT OF COUPLING PART : Retaining means : For unsupported coupling part and unsupported mating part, (e.g., connecting extension cords) : Parallel to connection)

Patent 5755589: Multipin cable connector
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : CONTACT COMPRISING CUTTER (SEVERING, PIERCING, ABRADING, SCRAPING, BREAKING OR TEARING) : Axially penetrating the elongated conductor : Passing through insulation to make contact)

Patent 5755590: Line cord strain relief attachment for telephone test set
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH STRESS RELIEVING MEANS FOR CONDUCTOR TO TERMINAL JOINT : Enlargement engaging means : Distinct cable attached enlargement means : Resilient finger)

Patent 5755591: Branch unit structure for an input unit and an output unit in a sequencer
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH SUPPORTING MEANS FOR COUPLING PART : Supporting plural, independent coupling parts : Yoke)

Patent 5755592: Combined ground strap and board lock for electrical connector assembly
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH SUPPORTING MEANS FOR COUPLING PART : Supporting plural, independent coupling parts : Stacked right-angle connector for use on printed circuit board (i.e., PCB) : With additional contacts comprising coupling part mating along axis normal to conductor)

Patent 5755593: Electrical outlet having panel mount latches
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH SUPPORTING MEANS FOR COUPLING PART : Coupling part or mating part extending into panel opening : Including resilient securing : Laterally flexed finger on coupling part : Resilient gripping of panel)

Patent 5755594: Connector device
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : COUPLING PART INCLUDING FLEXING INSULATION : Having plural, laterally spaced, prongs or prong sockets : Coupling part including shell and assembly of contact and contact supporting insulator : For permanent attachment to panel, e.g., by welding)

Patent 5755595: Shielded electrical connector
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : HAVING OR PROVIDING INDUCTIVE OR CAPACITIVE SHIELD : Molded connector body)

Patent 5755596: High-density compression connector
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : HAVING OR PROVIDING INDUCTIVE OR CAPACITIVE SHIELD : Conductive shielding material individually surrounding or interposed between mutually insulated contacts : Having laterally spaced prongs)

Patent 5755597: Electrical connector with a conical wall and ring for attachment of a cable shielding to the electrical connector
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : HAVING OR PROVIDING INDUCTIVE OR CAPACITIVE SHIELD : Having means for electrically connecting shield of shielded cable to connector shield member : Having laterally spaced prongs)

Patent 5755598: Electrical connectors
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH CIRCUIT COMPONENT OR COMPRISING CONNECTOR WHICH FULLY ENCLOSES CIRCUIT COMPONENT : Having only two duplicate contacts arranged bilaterally symmetric about longitudinal axis of engagement)

Patent 5755599: Electrical contact
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH INSULATION OTHER THAN CONDUCTOR SHEATH : Metallic connector or contact secured to insulation : Secured by resiliently biased part latching behind shoulder or into recess : Separate latching part secured to contact prior to engagement with insulation : Having integral means to interlock or interfit with a duplicate insulating block or board)

Patent 5755600: Connector with terminal locking member
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH INSULATION OTHER THAN CONDUCTOR SHEATH : Metallic connector or contact secured to insulation : Secured by superposition of insulating body parts : Latching part unitary with metallic connector or contact)

Patent 5755601: Brake system for personal watercraft
(MARINE PROPULSION : MEANS TO CONTROL THE SUPPLY OF ENERGY RESPONSIVE TO A SENSED CONDITION :)

Patent 5755602: Nautical propulsion device
(MARINE PROPULSION : JET DRIVE : Ground wheel or poler)

Patent 5755603: Tilt locking mechanism for outboard motor
(MARINE PROPULSION : SCREW PROPELLER : With means effecting or facilitating movement of propulsion unit or a segment of the propulsion unit (e.g., tilting or steering) : Having restraining means : Chain and sprocket)

Patent 5755604: Boat propeller drive unit
(MARINE PROPULSION : SCREW PROPELLER : With means effecting or facilitating movement of propulsion unit or a segment of the propulsion unit (e.g., tilting or steering) : Having restraining means : With releasing means when propulsion unit hits obstruction : Spur gearing)

Patent 5755605: Propeller drive unit
(MARINE PROPULSION : SCREW PROPELLER : Having transmission : Cage or screen)

Patent 5755606: Four-cam outboard motor
(MARINE PROPULSION : ENGINE, MOTOR, OR TRANSMISSION CONTROL MEANS : Shafting)

Patent 5755607: Riser mounting arrangement for a moring system
(BUOYS, RAFTS, AND AQUATIC DEVICES : BUOY : For mooring a vessel : Having liquid cargo transfer means : Having swivel coupling for cargo conduit :)

Patent 5755608: Top spindle for use with construction toy
(AMUSEMENT DEVICES: TOYS : ROTATING OR HAVING VISIBLE ROTATING PORTION (E.G., SPINNING OR WHIRLING, NOT ROLLING) : Top : Having special tip or spindle : Cord impeller)

Patent 5755610: Climbing toy machine
(AMUSEMENT DEVICES: TOYS : FIGURE TOY OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR : Including guide for ascending or descending figure : And flaccid element for supporting or moving figure : Self-projecting)

Patent 5755611: Self-supporting breast cup
(FOUNDATION GARMENTS : BREAST OR CHEST, E.G., BRASSIERES : Molded preshaped shell-like cup, e.g., plastic latex : With means providing girthwise elasticity for brassiere)

Patent 5755612: Small foot machining guide for recording heads
(ABRADING : PRECISION DEVICE OR PROCESS - OR WITH CONDITION RESPONSIVE CONTROL : Computer controlled : Cyclic control)

Patent 5755613: Two grinder opposed grinding apparatus and a method of grinding with the apparatus
(ABRADING : ABRADING PROCESS : Glass or stone abrading : By blasting)

Patent 5755614: Rinse water recycling in CMP apparatus
(ABRADING : ABRADING PROCESS : Abradant supplying : Utilizing mounted rigid abrading tool only)

Patent 5755615: Lapping apparatus
(ABRADING : MACHINE : Rotary tool : Rotary cylinder : One-way work traverse : Opposed abrading tools : Work rotating)

Patent 5755616: Wallboard sander
(ABRADING : TOOL SUPPORT FOR FLEXIBLE-MEMBER TOOL : Manually manipulated : By handle : Including conical tool holding member)

Patent 5755617: Method and device for separating at least one piece of visceral tissue from at least one organ connected thereto
(BUTCHERING : VISCERA PROCESSING : Hand tool)

Patent 5755618: Apparatus for storing coins or coin-like articles
(COIN HANDLING : SUPPLY LEVEL DETECTOR : Electric : Deflector type assorter)

Patent 5755619: Bingo game machine
(AMUSEMENT DEVICES: GAMES : INCLUDING MEANS FOR PROCESSING ELECTRONIC DATA (E.G., COMPUTER/VIDEO GAME, ETC.) : In a chance application : Lot match or lot combination (e.g., roulette, lottery, etc.) : Plural lots (e.g., keno, etc.) : Plural matches create pattern (e.g., bingo, etc.) :)

Patent 5755620: Game system and data processing method thereof
(AMUSEMENT DEVICES: GAMES : INCLUDING MEANS FOR PROCESSING ELECTRONIC DATA (E.G., COMPUTER/VIDEO GAME, ETC.) : Perceptible output or display (e.g., tactile, etc.) : Visual (e.g., enhanced graphics, etc.) : Image projection : Object priority or perspective)

Patent 5755621: Modified poker card/tournament game and interactive network computer system for implementing same
(AMUSEMENT DEVICES: GAMES : INCLUDING MEANS FOR PROCESSING ELECTRONIC DATA (E.G., COMPUTER/VIDEO GAME, ETC.) : With communication link (e.g., television broadcast, etc.) : Network type (e.g., computer network, etc.) : Pivotally-translatable handle (e.g., joystick, etc.))

Patent 5755622: Centrifugally operated axial and torsional vibration reducer for a diaphragm coupling
(ROTARY SHAFTS, GUDGEONS, HOUSINGS, AND FLEXIBLE COUPLINGS FOR ROTARY SHAFTS : TORQUE TRANSMITTED VIA FLEXIBLE ELEMENT : Element is plate with external edge completely surrounding rotational axis (e.g., disc) : Plural axially spaced plates : Laminated element or plural elements abutting or spaced along axis of rotation)

Patent 5755623: Level accessory for golf putters
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : GOLF : Practice swingable implement or indicator associated with swingable implement : Device attachable to or integral with swingable implement : Adjustable swingable implement, or swing or position indicator : Adjustable implement or static position indicator (e.g., with respect to the golfer, projectile, target, etc.) : Bubble leveler : Top of projectile engaged)

Patent 5755624: Selectively balanced golf club heads and method of head selection
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : GOLF : Club or club support : Club set : Particular correlated head characteristic : Mass distribution : Integral with or attachable to swingable implement head)

Patent 5755625: Hand(s) aligned golf putter
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : GOLF : Club or club support : Head and shaft connection : Particular relationship between shaft longitudinal axis and head orientation : Resilient sleeve engaging hosel and outer shaft wall)

Patent 5755626: Selective wear resistance enhancement of striking surface of golf clubs
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : GOLF : Club or club support : Head : Curved, grooved, or roughened striking face : Sections connected along longitudinally extending seam)

Patent 5755627: Metal hollow golf club head with integrally formed neck
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : GOLF : Club or club support : Head : Hollow body : Having particular sole plate)

Patent 5755628: Thread-wound golf ball and a method for manufacturing the same
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : GOLF : Ball : Liquid interior : Particular material composition or mass distribution)

Patent 5755629: Golf accessory
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : GOLF : Player manipulated turf repair tool : Shank extends below level of projectile addressing surface)

Patent 5755630: Batting practice device
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : PLAYING FIELD OR COURT GAME; GAME ELEMENT OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR OTHER THAN PROJECTOR OR PROJECTILE, PER SE : Practice or training device : Tethered projectile : Tether pivotally attached for orbital revolution : Person held, carried, or attached means is nonmechanical projector)

Patent 5755631: Volleyball practice device and method of use thereof
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : PLAYING FIELD OR COURT GAME; GAME ELEMENT OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR OTHER THAN PROJECTOR OR PROJECTILE, PER SE : Practice or training device : For game using field or court having dividing means thereon for separating opponents (e.g., for tennis, volleyball, table tennis, etc.) : Player worn or carried)

Patent 5755632: Ball retrieval, storage, dispensing and court target practice device
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : PLAYING FIELD OR COURT GAME; GAME ELEMENT OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR OTHER THAN PROJECTOR OR PROJECTILE, PER SE : Practice or training device : For game using field or court having dividing means thereon for separating opponents (e.g., for tennis, volleyball, table tennis, etc.) : Projectile collector for field or court (e.g., trough, ball sweeper, etc.) : Having subdivided strike zone)

Patent 5755633: Tennis stroke training and exercise device
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : PLAYING FIELD OR COURT GAME; GAME ELEMENT OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR OTHER THAN PROJECTOR OR PROJECTILE, PER SE : Practice or training device : For game using field or court having dividing means thereon for separating opponents (e.g., for tennis, volleyball, table tennis, etc.) : Practice racket or paddle : Having subdivided strike zone)

Patent 5755634: Inflatable ball with a digital pressure display
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : PROJECTILE, PER SE; PART THEREOF OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR : With light-emitting, electrical, magnetic, or rotatable inertial means or having boundary-detector activating means : Grip)

Patent 5755635: Crank device for the transmission of energy with elimination of dead centers, particularly suited for bicycles and the like
(ENDLESS BELT POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS OR COMPONENTS : SYSTEM INCLUDING SPACED PULLEYS INTERCONNECTED BY A BELT : With frame or mount for system : Individual tubular housings for opposite belt run)

Patent 5755636: Multiple-speed automatic transmission for an automotive vehicle
(PLANETARY GEAR TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS OR COMPONENTS : WITH MEANS TO VARY DRIVE RATIO OR DISCONNECT DRIVE (E.G., BRAKE OR CLUTCH) : Plural elements selectively braked : Transmission includes three relatively rotatable sun gears : And additional planetary gearset having axis of pinion parallel to axis of mating gear)

Patent 5755637: Power train for use in automatic transmission
(PLANETARY GEAR TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS OR COMPONENTS : WITH MEANS TO VARY DRIVE RATIO OR DISCONNECT DRIVE (E.G., BRAKE OR CLUTCH) : Plural elements selectively braked : Transmission includes three relatively rotatable sun gears : And additional planetary gearset having axis of pinion parallel to axis of mating gear)

Patent 5755638: Lock-up apparatus controlling timing of initiation of lock-up clutch operation
(INTERRELATED POWER DELIVERY CONTROLS, INCLUDING ENGINE CONTROL : TRANSMISSION CONTROL : Including fluid drive : Impeller-turbine-type : With clutch control : Control of or by fluid drive)

Patent 5755639: Semi-automatic shift implementation with automatic splitter shifting
(INTERRELATED POWER DELIVERY CONTROLS, INCLUDING ENGINE CONTROL : TRANSMISSION CONTROL : Engine controlled by transmission : Transmission setting contingent : Initiation inhibited by sensed condition)

Patent 5755640: Endogenic breathing trainer
(EXERCISE DEVICES : FOR IMPROVING RESPIRATORY FUNCTION : Face (e.g., jaw, lip, etc.))

Patent 5755641: Structural combination of fittings and tubular members and fastener therefor
(EXERCISE DEVICES : GYMNASTIC : Play area climbing or traversing arrangement (i.e., for use by children) : Having upright array of horizontally extending elements : Movable fulcrum)

Patent 5755642: Exercise device
(EXERCISE DEVICES : INVOLVING USER TRANSLATION OR PHYSICAL SIMULATION THEREOF : Grip)

Patent 5755643: Folding collapsible step exerciser with damping means
(EXERCISE DEVICES : INVOLVING USER TRANSLATION OR PHYSICAL SIMULATION THEREOF : Bicylcling : Out of water type)

Patent 5755644: Exercise apparatus for running or walking
(EXERCISE DEVICES : INVOLVING USER TRANSLATION OR PHYSICAL SIMULATION THEREOF : Occupant propelled support frame having movement facilitating feature for foot travel : Armpit engaging : Wheel with edge engaging braking roller)

Patent 5755645: Exercise apparatus
(EXERCISE DEVICES : USER MANIPULATED FORCE RESISTING APPARATUS, COMPONENT THEREOF, OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR : Utilizing frictional force resistance : Including rotating friction element : Including external conduit structure)

Patent 5755646: Adjustable clothes hanging and exercising apparatus
(EXERCISE DEVICES : USER MANIPULATED FORCE RESISTING APPARATUS, COMPONENT THEREOF, OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR : Utilizing frictional force resistance : Including rotating friction element : Disk or ring friction element or portion thereof : And flexible force transmitting linkage element)

Patent 5755647: Exercise appliance for abdominal muscles and method of using same
(EXERCISE DEVICES : USER MANIPULATED FORCE RESISTING APPARATUS, COMPONENT THEREOF, OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR : Utilizing resilient force resistance : Including rope element wrapped about another element)

Patent 5755648: Hand exerciser with attached object
(EXERCISE DEVICES : USER MANIPULATED FORCE RESISTING APPARATUS, COMPONENT THEREOF, OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR : Utilizing resilient force resistance : Including rope element wrapped about another element)

Patent 5755649: Chest exercising device
(EXERCISE DEVICES : USER MANIPULATED FORCE RESISTING APPARATUS, COMPONENT THEREOF, OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR : Utilizing resilient force resistance : And user supplied counter force : Having pair of handles : Edge engaging braking element)

Patent 5755650: Home and office health and fitness chair
(EXERCISE DEVICES : USER MANIPULATED FORCE RESISTING APPARATUS, COMPONENT THEREOF, OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR : Having common force transmitting support frame for user and for force resister : Including plural, movable, interface elements for multiple exercises : Rotatably movable)

Patent 5755651: Exercising device
(EXERCISE DEVICES : SUPPORT FOR ENTIRE BODY OF USER (E.G., BENCH, SLANT BOARD, ETC.) : Swivelled foot platform : Body inversion)

Patent 5755652: Exercise apparatus
(EXERCISE DEVICES : SUPPORT FOR ENTIRE BODY OF USER (E.G., BENCH, SLANT BOARD, ETC.) : Swivelled foot platform : Body inversion)

Patent 5755653: Method of exchanging die sets in a press system
(TOOL CHANGING : PROCESS :)

Patent 5755654: Method and apparatus for pinch perforating multiply web material
(MANUFACTURING CONTAINER OR TUBE FROM PAPER; OR OTHER MANUFACTURING FROM A SHEET OR WEB : WITH CUTTING, BREAKING, TEARING, OR ABRADING : Including assembling or disassembling of distinct members : Comprising bringing two members together : And securing by interfitting : Including use of work supply hopper)

Patent 5755655: Processing device for a layer-type material
(MANUFACTURING CONTAINER OR TUBE FROM PAPER; OR OTHER MANUFACTURING FROM A SHEET OR WEB : BENDING : Folding : With means to advance work or product : Continuous advance past folder : Folding by passive reaction member : Folding indeterminate length work : Roller couple)

Patent 5755656: Cushioning conversion machine and method with independent edge connecting
(MANUFACTURING CONTAINER OR TUBE FROM PAPER; OR OTHER MANUFACTURING FROM A SHEET OR WEB : BENDING : Crushing or crumpling : Of longitudinally moving work)

Patent 5755657: Centrifugal oil filter
(IMPERFORATE BOWL: CENTRIFUGAL SEPARATORS : ROTATABLE BOWL : Driven by energy of material supplied : Axial movement of one portion of bowl wall relative to another (e.g., for discharging))

Patent 5755658: Methods for treating urinary incontinence in mammals
(SURGERY : BODY INSERTED URINARY OR COLONIC INCONTINENT DEVICE OR TREATMENT (E.G., ARTIFICIAL SPHINCTERS, ETC.) : Implanted : Audio (e.g., heartbeat, "white noise", etc.))

Patent 5755659: Method of making a vascular prosthesis
(SURGERY : BLOOD VESSEL OR GRAFT PREPARATION : Artificial insemination)

Patent 5755660: Combination surgical retractor, light source, spreader, and suction apparatus
(SURGERY : SPECULA : Retractor : With auxiliary channel (e.g., fluid transversing) : Otoscope (e.g., funnel shaped specula))

Patent 5755661: Planar abdominal wall retractor for laparoscopic surgery
(SURGERY : SPECULA : Retractor : With special blade or retracting surface structure : Adjustable (e.g., extendable) : Multiple joints on retracting surface : Cathode-ray tube used for display or included in recording means)

Patent 5755663: Apparatus for procedures related to the electrophysiology of the heart
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Structure of body-contacting electrode or electrode inserted in body : Electrode placed in body : Electrode placed in or on heart : pH)

Patent 5755664: Wavefront direction mapping catheter system
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Structure of body-contacting electrode or electrode inserted in body : Electrode placed in body : Electrode implanted in body : Anchored)

Patent 5755665: Apparatus and method for simultaneous detection of multiple magnetic resonance images
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Detecting nuclear, electromagnetic, or ultrasonic radiation : Magnetic resonance imaging or spectroscopy : Disposable or sterilizable eye contacting structure)

Patent 5755666: Method and device for imaging a curved region by means of magnetic resonance
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Detecting nuclear, electromagnetic, or ultrasonic radiation : Magnetic resonance imaging or spectroscopy : Disposable or sterilizable eye contacting structure)

Patent 5755667: Mammography antenna for nuclear magnetic resonance examinations
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Detecting nuclear, electromagnetic, or ultrasonic radiation : Magnetic resonance imaging or spectroscopy : Including any system component contacting (internal or external) or conforming to body or body part : Having release sheet)

Patent 5755668: Catheter having pressure detecting ability
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Cardiovascular : Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessel : Testing means inserted in body : Pressure transducer structure : Blood flow measurement)

Patent 5755669: Blood pressure monitoring apparatus
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Cardiovascular : Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessel : Force applied against skin to close blood vessel : Electric signal generated by sensing means responsive to pulse or Korotkoff sounds : Pulse-induced pressure fluctuation in occluder generates electric signal : Tool (e.g., ablation, abrasion, cutting))

Patent 5755670: System and method for controlling the temperature of a catheter-mounted heater
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Cardiovascular : Measuring blood flow in body portion other than heart : Sensing means inserted in blood vessel : Entire testing assembly supported on wrist)

Patent 5755671: Method and apparatus for assessing cardiovascular risk
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Cardiovascular : Heart : Detecting heartbeat electric signal : Detecting arrhythmia : Variation in duration of segment of PQRST signal waveform (e.g., QRS complex, etc.) detected : Repeating pressurization cycle)

Patent 5755672: Measuring equipment of fat and water amount existing on the object
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Measuring electrical impedance or conductance of body portion : With feedback of signal to patient)

Patent 5755673: Needle holder for fluid collection and/or injection system
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Liquid collection : Manually supported collector with rigid intake tube (e.g., a hollow needle, etc.) : Penetrable seal in liquid flow path to collection reservoir : Body pierced by tubular cutter or rod-type punch)

Patent 5755674: Abdominal exerciser
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Measuring anatomical characteristic or force applied to or exerted by body : Indicator)

Patent 5755675: Method for measuring the function of joints and associated muscles
(SURGERY : DIAGNOSTIC TESTING : Measuring anatomical characteristic or force applied to or exerted by body : Spine : Means for controlling liquid flow)

Patent 5755676: Vibrating massager
(SURGERY: KINESITHERAPY : KINESITHERAPY : Vibrator : Reciprocating weight : Handheld)

Patent 5755677: Massaging apparatus having massage rollers rotatably mounted on traveling unit
(SURGERY: KINESITHERAPY : KINESITHERAPY : Device with applicator having specific movement : Reciprocating : Couch, chair, or other body support : Roller : Hand supported)

Patent 5755678: Custom-fitted body protective device with variable reenforcement
(SURGERY: SPLINT, BRACE, OR BANDAGE : ORTHOPEDIC BANDAGE : Splint or brace : Shaped or shapeable :)

Patent 5755679: Apparatus for foot stabilizer
(SURGERY: SPLINT, BRACE, OR BANDAGE : ORTHOPEDIC BANDAGE : Splint or brace : Lower extremity : Ankle : Finger)

Patent 5755680: Method for inhibiting the formation of striations due to skin tension
(SURGERY: SPLINT, BRACE, OR BANDAGE : BANDAGE STRUCTURE : Skin laceration or wound cover : Thin polymeric film or adhesive : Lipid (e.g., oil, fat, or wax))

Patent 5755681: Adhesive material with removable carrier
(SURGERY: SPLINT, BRACE, OR BANDAGE : BANDAGE STRUCTURE : Skin laceration or wound cover : Backing layer having particular structural feature (e.g., permeability, shaped, or elasticity, etc.) : Absorbent)

Patent 5755682: Method and apparatus for performing coronary artery bypass surgery
(SURGERY : DEVICES TRANSFERRING FLUIDS FROM WITHIN ONE AREA OF BODY TO ANOTHER (E.G., SHUNTS, ETC.) : Body inserted tubular conduit structure)

Patent 5755683: Stopcock valve
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Material introduced into and removed from body through passage in body inserted means : Flow control : Ejector pivoted or swung into operating position)

Patent 5755684: Volume homeostatic fluid-fluid exchanger
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Material introduced into and removed from body through passage in body inserted means : With aspirating or vacuum removing means : Deformable occluding tube valve)

Patent 5755685: Convertible catheter and the like
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Method : Therapeutic material introduced or removed through a piercing conduit (e.g., trocar) inserted into body : Therapeutic material introduced into or removed from vasculature : By catheter : With expanding member (i.e., balloon) :)

Patent 5755686: Antegrade/retrograde switch for cardioplegia cannulae
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Method : Therapeutic material introduced or removed through a piercing conduit (e.g., trocar) inserted into body : Therapeutic material introduced into or removed from vasculature : By catheter :)

Patent 5755687: Methods and devices for occluding a patient's ascending aorta
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Method : Therapeutic material introduced or removed through a piercing conduit (e.g., trocar) inserted into body : Therapeutic material introduced into or removed from vasculature : By catheter :)

Patent 5755688: Alteration of nutritional product during enteral tube feeding
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Means for intermixing liquid with solid or different liquid : Treating material introduced directly into liquid stream path : With suction generated orally by person or user)

Patent 5755689: Apparatus for adding marker dye to nutritional product during enteral tube feeding
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Means for intermixing liquid with solid or different liquid : Treating material introduced directly into liquid stream path : Solid treating material : Solid loaded into injector through opening in side wall of plunger housing)

Patent 5755690: Multiple layer high strength balloon for dilatation catheter
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Having means inflated in body (e.g., inflatable nozzle, dilator, balloon catheter, occluder, etc.) : Particular wall structure of inflated means (e.g., varying wall thickness, multilayer, etc.) : Lumen extending from proximal end to aperture proximal of inflated means)

Patent 5755691: Medical infusion pumps
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Treating material forced into or out of body by self-acting fluid pressure, motor-driven, or mechanical energy storing means (e.g., pressure infusion or aspiration, etc.) : Material impelled by pump : Means broken, cut, pierced, or torn to permit material flow)

Patent 5755692: Method and apparatus for administering a drug to a patient
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Treating material forced into or out of body by self-acting fluid pressure, motor-driven, or mechanical energy storing means (e.g., pressure infusion or aspiration, etc.) : Material impelled by pump : Reciprocating piston type : Piston impelled by gas or vacuum pressure)

Patent 5755693: Bloodless splittable introducer
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Body entering conduit axially movable within body piercing conduit while former is disposed in the body : Having longitudinal groove or slot in piercing conduit to permit removal from body entering conduit : With threaded drive means)

Patent 5755694: Device for protecting a hypodermic needle
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Body entering conduit axially movable within body piercing conduit while former is disposed in the body : Having guard on piercing conduit for protecting body entering conduit : With threaded drive means)

Patent 5755695: Guidewire steering handle and method of using same
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Body piercer, obturator rod, or stylet axially movable within body entering conduit while latter is disposed in body : Guidewire within flexible body entering conduit : Cannula)

Patent 5755696: Syringe filling and delivery device
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Body piercer, obturator rod, or stylet axially movable within body entering conduit while latter is disposed in body : Having additional body entering conduit : Cannula : Piston impelled by gas or vacuum pressure)

Patent 5755697: Self-tunneling, self-securing percutaneous catheterization device and method of use thereof
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Means for securing conduit to body : Having lubricating means)

Patent 5755698: Thoracic catheter protector harness
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Means for securing conduit to body : Belt, strap, or band securing means : Obturator or stylet)

Patent 5755699: Safety needle system assuring hazard-free handling after needle contamination
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Means moved by person to inject or remove fluent material to or from body inserted conduit, holder, or reservoir : Injector or aspirator syringe supported only by person during use (e.g., hand held hypodermic syringe, douche tube with forced injection, etc.) : Having cover or protector for body entering conduit : Cover or protector for body entering conduit movable axially relative to one another : And extended therefrom by piston when syringe is used)

Patent 5755700: Corneal irrigation cannula and method of using
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Liquid reservoir with body inserted nozzle or feed conduit connected therewith : Having flow closing or opening means (e.g., plug, cap, seal, etc.))

Patent 5755701: Blood withdrawal device
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Body inserted tubular conduit structure (e.g., needles, cannulas, nozzles, trocars, catheters, etc.) : Bag type)

Patent 5755702: Adjustable angular sheath introducer
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Body inserted tubular conduit structure (e.g., needles, cannulas, nozzles, trocars, catheters, etc.) : Bag type)

Patent 5755704: Thinwall guide catheter
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Body inserted tubular conduit structure (e.g., needles, cannulas, nozzles, trocars, catheters, etc.) : Flexible catheter or means (e.g., coupling) used therewith : With reinforcing structure : Lumen enforced by embedded or coiling strands : Braided or woven strands surrounding lumen :)

Patent 5755705: Half-defined inlet connector for hardshell reservoirs
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Body inserted tubular conduit structure (e.g., needles, cannulas, nozzles, trocars, catheters, etc.) : Flexible catheter or means (e.g., coupling) used therewith : Coupling or connector structure : Shaped for cardiovascular system)

Patent 5755706: Flexible stranded sponge pack
(SURGERY : MEANS AND METHODS FOR COLLECTING BODY FLUIDS OR WASTE MATERIAL (E.G., RECEPTACLES, ETC.) : Absorbent pad for external or internal application and supports therefor (e.g., catamenial devices, diapers, etc.) : Receptacle placed under or against body to collect discharge during surgical or obstetrical operations)

Patent 5755707: Vascular dilating catheter
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Having means inflated in body (e.g., inflatable nozzle, dilator, balloon catheter, occluder, etc.) : Having radiopaque characteristics (e.g., ring, marker, tip, etc.) : Particular surface characteristics (e.g., rib, groove, corrugation, etc.))

Patent 5755708: Mechanical apparatus and method for deployment of expandable prosthesis
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Having means expanding body orifice or canal (e.g., dilator, retaining means, etc.) : Expanding arm or finger : Expansion actuated by axially movable member : One-way valve)

Patent 5755709: Catheter system for percutaneously introducing a liquid
(SURGERY : MEANS FOR INTRODUCING OR REMOVING MATERIAL FROM BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES (E.G., MEDICATING, IRRIGATING, ASPIRATING, ETC.) : Treating material introduced into or removed from body orifice, or inserted or removed subcutaneously other than by diffusing through skin : Material introduced or removed through conduit, holder, or implantable reservoir inserted in body : Body piercer, obturator rod, or stylet axially movable within body entering conduit while latter is disposed in body : Having biasing means for urging body piercer, obturator, or stylet : Cannula)

Patent 5755710: Absorbent article having strike window
(SURGERY : MEANS AND METHODS FOR COLLECTING BODY FLUIDS OR WASTE MATERIAL (E.G., RECEPTACLES, ETC.) : Absorbent pad for external or internal application and supports therefor (e.g., catamenial devices, diapers, etc.) : Containing layers having differing absorption characteristics (e.g., flow control, wicking, etc.) : Cellulose or cellulosic materials)

Patent 5755711: Absorbent articles having overlapping undergarment covering components that automatically wrap the sides of undergarments
(SURGERY : MEANS AND METHODS FOR COLLECTING BODY FLUIDS OR WASTE MATERIAL (E.G., RECEPTACLES, ETC.) : Absorbent pad for external or internal application and supports therefor (e.g., catamenial devices, diapers, etc.) : Having specific design, shape, or structural feature : With means for securing pad to garment or person : Side flap : Carboxy-radical containing)

Patent 5755712: Tamper evidence feature for sterile port and cap system
(SURGERY : CONTAINER FOR BLOOD OR BODY TREATING MATERIAL, OR MEANS USED THEREWITH (E.G., NEEDLE FOR PIERCING CONTAINER CLOSURE, ETC.) : Absorbent pad for external or internal application and supports therefor (e.g., catamenial devices, diapers, etc.))

Patent 5755713: Laparoscopic instrument assembly including a plurality of instruments
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS :)

Patent 5755714: Shaped catheter for transmyocardial revascularization
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Light application : Applicators : Placed in body : With optical fiber :)

Patent 5755715: Tissue heating and ablation systems and methods using time-variable set point temperature curves for monitoring and control
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Heat application : Tip or other heat concentration means : Tip in electrical circuit : With thermal control means : Articulated arm)

Patent 5755716: Method for using an electrosurgical electrode for treating glaucoma
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Electrical application : Applicators : Coagulation)

Patent 5755717: Electrosurgical clamping device with improved coagulation feedback
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Electrical application : Applicators : coagulation : Bipolar electrodes : With forceps or tweezers :)

Patent 5755718: Apparatus and method for reconstructing ligaments
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Orthopedic instrumentation : Orthopedic cutting instrument : Reamer or drill : Staple or similar driven fastener)

Patent 5755719: Acetabular reamer
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Orthopedic instrumentation : Orthopedic cutting instrument : Reamer or drill : Acetabular : Having separable and distinct plate elements)

Patent 5755720: Method and apparatus for performing hip prosthesis surgery
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Orthopedic instrumentation : Means for use in bone reperation : Device for the application of bone cement : Applicator : Pressurized cement placement :)

Patent 5755721: Plate holding drill guide and trocar and method of holding a plate
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Orthopedic instrumentation : Means for use in bone reperation : Drill or pin guide : Intramedullary plug or centering means)

Patent 5755722: Stent placement device with medication dispenser and method
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Means for inserting or removing conduit within body : Means for use in bone reperation)

Patent 5755723: Retrograde surgical instrument
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Cutting, puncturing or piercing : Cutter carried on elongated probe-like member : Artery or vein)

Patent 5755724: Collection systems for endoscopic surgical procedures
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Means for removing tonsils, adenoids or polyps : With collecting means for removed material : By pressure application)

Patent 5755725: Computer-assisted microsurgery methods and equipment
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Stereotaxic device : With fragmenting means)

Patent 5755726: Apparatus for applying surgical clips
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Suture, ligature, elastic band or clip applier : Clip applier : Clip fed from supply : With mechanical means for applying tension (e.g., gearing, reels, etc.))

Patent 5755727: Method device for locating and sealing a blood vessel
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Suture, ligature, elastic band or clip applier : Mechanical suture or ligature applier : Clip fed from supply)

Patent 5755728: Suture apparatus with loop end portions
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Suture, ligature, elastic band or clip applier : Mechanical suture or ligature applier : Shuttle action by suture passing device : With mechanical means for applying tension (e.g., gearing, reels, etc.))

Patent 5755729: Magazine for loading a needle and a length of suture onto a surgical instrument
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Suture, ligature, elastic band or clip applier : Suturing or ligating aid or guide : Means for clamping needle to handle)

Patent 5755730: Device for use in cutting threads
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Suture, ligature, elastic band or clip applier : Suturing or ligating aid or guide : Means for clamping needle to handle)

Patent 5755731: Curved surgical instrument with segmented inner member
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Cutting, puncturing or piercing : Cutter carried on elongated probe-like member : Artery or vein)

Patent 5755732: Surgical instruments useful for endoscopic spinal procedures
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Cutting, puncturing or piercing : Cutter carried on elongated probe-like member : Artery or vein)

Patent 5755733: Lancet assembly
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Cutting, puncturing or piercing : Lancet : Spring driven or biased into cutting position : Removable)

Patent 5755734: Bifurcated stent and method of making same
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Internal pressure applicator (e.g., dilator) : Inflatable or expandible by fluid : Inserted in vascular system : Plural cutting blades)

Patent 5755735: Bifurcated stent and method of making same
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Internal pressure applicator (e.g., dilator) : Inflatable or expandible by fluid : Inserted in vascular system : Plural cutting blades)

Patent 5755736: Prioritized rule based method and apparatus for diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Combined cardioverting/defibrillating and pacing :)

Patent 5755737: Method and apparatus for diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Combined cardioverting/defibrillating and pacing :)

Patent 5755738: Automatic sensing level adjustment for implantable cardiac rhythm management devices
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Heart rate regulating (e.g., pacing) : Computing energy required or contact impedance)

Patent 5755739: Adaptive and morphological system for discriminating P-waves and R-waves inside the human body
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Heart rate regulating (e.g., pacing) : Treating or preventing abnormally high heart rate :)

Patent 5755740: Pacemaker with automatic calibration of the response of multiple sensors
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Heart rate regulating (e.g., pacing) : Parameter control in response to sensed physiological load on heart : Plural sensed conditions :)

Patent 5755741: Body position and activity sensor
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Heart rate regulating (e.g., pacing) : Parameter control in response to sensed physiological load on heart : Physical activity :)

Patent 5755742: Cardioversion/defibrillation lead impedance measurement system
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Heart rate regulating (e.g., pacing) : Testing or monitoring pacer function : Gradient or slope of electrocardiographic waves)

Patent 5755743: Implantable unit
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Heart rate regulating (e.g., pacing) : Feature of generator-applicator connection : Assurance of security, accuracy, or completion of programming procedure)

Patent 5755744: Electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) system with enhanced safety features
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Treating mental or emotional disorder : Incontinence control)

Patent 5755745: Portable muscle stimulator with removable data storage card
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Directly or indirectly stimulating motor muscles : Dental analgesia)

Patent 5755746: Locator method and apparatus
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Promoting tissue growth or healing : For walking assistance)

Patent 5755747: Cochlear implant system with soft turn on electrodes
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Promoting auditory function : Hard tissue (e.g., bone))

Patent 5755748: Transcutaneous energy transfer device
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Energy source outside generator body : Producing aural effects by stimulation)

Patent 5755749: Change control method using three-dimensional 1/F fluctuation, recording medium storing the method, and change control device using
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Pulse signal : Random or pseudorandom pulse pattern : By partially or wholly implanted device)

Patent 5755750: Method and apparatus for selectively inhibiting activity in nerve fibers
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical therapeutic systems : Galvanic (i.e., battery-like direct current signals) : Bipolar pulses)

Patent 5755751: Method and apparatus for therapeutic electromagnetic treatment
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Light application : With fluid circulation)

Patent 5755752: Diode laser irradiation system for biological tissue stimulation
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Light application : Laser application : For body member)

Patent 5755753: Method for controlled contraction of collagen tissue
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Thermal applicators : Electric current : Ultraviolet)

Patent 5755754: Device and method for asymmetrical thermal therapy with helical dipole microwave antenna
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Thermal applicators : Electromagnetic radiation (e.g., infrared) : Microwave or RF (high frequency) : By partially or wholly implanted device)

Patent 5755755: Therapeutic structure and method
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Thermal applicators : With fluid supply : Microwave or RF (high frequency))

Patent 5755756: Hypothermia-inducing resuscitation unit
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Thermal applicators : For specific external body area : Head, face, or neck : Top of head : Respiratory movement)

Patent 5755757: Apparatus for localized neutralization of poison
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical energy applicator : Thermal material receptacle)

Patent 5755758: Intramuscular stimulation lead with enhanced infection resistance
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical energy applicator : Placed in body : Hand or foot)

Patent 5755759: Biomedical device with a protective overlayer
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical energy applicator : Placed in body : Hand or foot)

Patent 5755760: Deflectable catheter
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical energy applicator : Placed in body : Heart : Catheter or endocardial (inside heart) type : Respiratory movement)

Patent 5755761: Atrial pacing catheter and method having multiple electrodes in the right atrium and coronary sinus
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical energy applicator : Placed in body : Heart : Catheter or endocardial (inside heart) type : Respiratory movement)

Patent 5755762: Medical lead and method of making and using
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical energy applicator : Placed in body : Heart : Catheter or endocardial (inside heart) type : Respiratory movement)

Patent 5755763: Pacemaker connector with sealable access openings and methods for its use
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical energy applicator : Placed in body : Heart : Catheter or endocardial (inside heart) type : Respiratory movement)

Patent 5755764: Implantable cardiac stimulation catheter
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical energy applicator : Placed in body : Heart : Catheter or endocardial (inside heart) type : Respiratory movement)

Patent 5755765: Pacing lead having detachable positioning member
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical energy applicator : Placed in body : Heart : Catheter or endocardial (inside heart) type : Respiratory movement)

Patent 5755766: Open-ended intravenous cardiac lead
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical energy applicator : Placed in body : Heart : Catheter or endocardial (inside heart) type : Respiratory movement)

Patent 5755767: Anti-dislodgment and anti-perforation distal tip design for transvenous lead
(SURGERY: LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION : Electrical energy applicator : Placed in body : Heart : Catheter or endocardial (inside heart) type : With anchor means :)

Patent 5755769: Expansible endoprosthesis for a human or animal tubular organ, and fitting tool for use thereof
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) : Stent structure : Self-expanding stent : Temperature responsive)

Patent 5755770: Endovascular aortic graft
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) : Stent in combination with graft : Expandable stent with constraining means)

Patent 5755771: Expandable stent and method of delivery of same
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) : Stent structure : Stent penetrating natural blood vessel)

Patent 5755772: Radially expansible vascular prosthesis having reversible and other locking structures
(SURGERY : MISCELLANEOUS : Methods : Holding strap extending circumferentially of head or neck)

Patent 5755773: Endoluminal prosthetic bifurcation shunt
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Internal pressure applicator (e.g., dilator) : Inflatable or expandible by fluid : Inserted in vascular system : Plural cutting blades)

Patent 5755774: Bistable luminal graft endoprosthesis
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) : Stent in combination with graft : Expandable stent with constraining means)

Patent 5755775: Percutaneous stent-graft and method for delivery thereof
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Internal pressure applicator (e.g., dilator) : Inflatable or expandible by fluid : Inserted in vascular system : Plural cutting blades)

Patent 5755776: Permanent expandable intraluminal tubular stent
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) : Stent structure : Stent penetrating natural blood vessel)

Patent 5755777: Expandable transluminal graft prosthesis for repair of aneurysm
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) : Stent combined with surgical delivery system (e.g., surgical tools, delivery sheath, etc.) :)

Patent 5755778: Anastomosis device
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) : Stent in combination with graft : Expandable stent with constraining means)

Patent 5755779: Blood stream adjuster
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Surgical mesh, connector, clip, clamp or band : Occluding clip, clamp, or band : Connector is single element)

Patent 5755780: Implantable vascular device
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) : Including valve : Helically wound)

Patent 5755781: Embodiments of multiple interconnected stents
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) : Stent structure : Having multiple connected bodies :)

Patent 5755782: Stents for autologous tissue heart valve
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) : Stent structure : Stent penetrating natural blood vessel)

Patent 5755783: Suture rings for rotatable artificial heart valves
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : HEART VALVE : Annular member for supporting artificial heart valve : Rotationally adjustable relative to suture ring : Slot in annular support member)

Patent 5755784: Cannula pumps for temporary cardiac support and methods of their application and use
(SURGERY : CARDIAC AUGMENTATION (PULSATORS, ETC.) : Externally supported or worn (e.g., garment, belt etc.))

Patent 5755785: Sutureless corneal transplantation method
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Corneal cutter or guide for corneal cutter : By electrical or thermal application)

Patent 5755786: Ophthalmic lens with reduced edge glare
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : EYE PROSTHESIS (E.G., LENS OR CORNEAL IMPLANT, OR ARTIFICIAL EYE, ETC.) : Intraocular lens : Having structure for blocking or reducing amount of light transmitted (e.g., glare reduction, etc.) : Rotary pump)

Patent 5755787: Semi-synthetic material usable in medicine and surgery
(DRUG, BIO-AFFECTING AND BODY TREATING COMPOSITIONS : PREPARATIONS CHARACTERIZED BY SPECIAL PHYSICAL FORM : Implant or insert : Surgical implant or material : Coated particulate form (e.g., liposome, etc.))

Patent 5755788: Prosthesis and implants having liposomes bound thereto and methods of preparation
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) :)

Patent 5755789: Articular prosthesis assembled in steps
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Implantable)

Patent 5755790: Intraluminal medical device
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Hollow or tubular part or organ (e.g., bladder, urethra, bronchi, bile duct, etc.) : Bone composition)

Patent 5755791: Perforated submucosal tissue graft constructs
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : ARTERIAL PROSTHESIS (I.E., BLOOD VESSEL) :)

Patent 5755792: Method and apparatus for biodegradable, osteogenic, bone graft substitute device
(SURGERY : MISCELLANEOUS : Methods : Holding strap extending circumferentially of head or neck)

Patent 5755793: Centralizer for a prosthetic implant
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Cement bone plug or bone canal positioning means : Stem structure)

Patent 5755794: Apparatus for simplifying total hip arthroplasty
(SURGERY : INSTRUMENTS : Orthopedic instrumentation : With intermediate pivot)

Patent 5755796: Prosthesis of the cervical intervertebralis disk
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Spine bone : Including spinal disc spacer between adjacent spine bones : One filament)

Patent 5755797: Intervertebral prosthesis and a process for implanting such a prosthesis
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Spine bone : Including spinal disc spacer between adjacent spine bones : One filament)

Patent 5755798: Intervertebral implant
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Spine bone : Including spinal disc spacer between adjacent spine bones : One filament)

Patent 5755799: Joint implant with self-engaging attachment surface
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Including spinal disc spacer between adjacent spine bones)

Patent 5755800: Modular joint prosthesis augmentation system
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Knee joint bone : Including bone augmentative means :)

Patent 5755801: Prostheses for knee replacement
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Knee joint bone : Having member secured to femoral and tibial bones : Patellar made of two connected pieces)

Patent 5755802: Knee-joint endoprosthesis
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Knee joint bone : Having member secured to femoral and tibial bones : Including an intermediate member : Movable :)

Patent 5755803: Prosthetic implant
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Knee joint bone : Semi-constrained joint)

Patent 5755804: Endoprosthetic knee joint
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Knee joint bone : Having member secured to femoral and tibial bones : Constrained joint :)

Patent 5755805: Tapered prosthesis component
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Hip joint bone : Femoral stem : Having a stepped surface : Removable collar)

Patent 5755806: Method of attaching spikes to an orthopaedic implant
(SURGERY : MISCELLANEOUS : Methods : Holding strap extending circumferentially of head or neck)

Patent 5755807: Implant module unit and rotating seal for prosthetic joint
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Hip joint bone : Including acetabular cup and femoral head : Including an intermediate bearing cup : Locking element between cups : Retaining ring :)

Patent 5755808: Connector plug for multi-component orthopedic implant
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Hip joint bone : Acetabular cup : And an inner insert liner cup : Including locking means between cups : Retaining ring)

Patent 5755809: Femoral head core channel filling prothesis
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Hip joint bone : Femoral stem : Having particular geometry : Hollowed stem)

Patent 5755810: Hip implant prosthesis
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Hip joint bone : Total femoral bone (i.e., including joint head and femoral stem) : Stem includes protruding means projecting into a bore in joint head : Bore in neck area of joint head : Locking ring)

Patent 5755811: Prosthetic implant with fins
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : IMPLANTABLE PROSTHESIS : Bone : Joint bone : Hip joint bone : Femoral stem : Having particular geometry : Hollowed stem)

Patent 5755812: Below-knee prosthesis having an adapter displaceable on a spherical segment surface
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : LEG : Socket holder : Foot covering or support)

Patent 5755813: Prosthetic brake joint
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : LEG : Knee : Brake or latch : Weight or position responsive : Including sleeve around stem member)

Patent 5755814: Dermal-epidermal in vitro test system
(PROSTHESIS (I.E., ARTIFICIAL BODY MEMBERS), PARTS THEREOF, OR AIDS AND ACCESSORIES THEREFOR : MISCELLANEOUS : With article or article holder)

Patent 5755815: Cutting tool
(CUTTERS, FOR SHAPING : INCLUDING HOLDER HAVING SEAT FOR INSERTED TOOL : With chip breaker, guide or deflector : Rectilinearly)

Patent 5755816: Tilt carriage
(MATERIAL OR ARTICLE HANDLING : ARTICLE REORIENTING DEVICE : Article inverting means (i.e., 180 degree turnover) : Article turned about one end supported by a fixed or rotatable abutment or by a surface frictionally retarding movement of the supported end : Encircling means moves about its transverse axis)

Patent 5755817: Hydrostatic seal
(ROTARY KINETIC FLUID MOTORS OR PUMPS : WITH LUBRICATING, SEALING, PACKING OR BEARING MEANS HAVING INTERNAL WORKING FLUID CONNECTION (E.G., FLUID OR FLUID BIASED SEAL, ETC.) : For shaft sealing, packing, lubricating or bearing means : With inlet and outlet connections : Serially arranged in working fluid path)

Patent 5755818: Staged combustion method
(COMBUSTION : PROCESS OF COMBUSTION OR BURNER OPERATION : Flame shaping, or distributing components in combustion zone : Oxidizer added to region of incomplete combustion :)

Patent 5755819: Photodiode array for analysis of multi-burner gas combustors
(COMBUSTION : TIMER, PROGRAMMER, RETARDER OR CONDITION RESPONSIVE CONTROL : By combustion or combustion zone sensor : Of shutdown by response to sensed combustion failure or overheat : By electrical control circuit : Photoelectric sensor : Reset includes structure preventing feed to second burner prior to sensed combustion at first burner)

Patent 5755820: Prong for a low profile plug
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH INSULATION OTHER THAN CONDUCTOR SHEATH : Plural-contact coupling part : Plural-contact coupling part comprises receptacle or plug : Plug having spaced, longitudinally engaging, prong-like contacts : Having wire conductor receiving passageway extending perpendicular to longitudinal axes of contacts : Insulating parts secured together by screw-threaded means)

Patent 5755821: Device for preventing the erroneous connection of signal lines to a computer network hub
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH CONTACT PREVENTER OR RETRACTABLE COVER PART : Movably mounted : Moved by mating connector : Moved about an axis : With external, contact enhancing clamp)

Patent 5755822: Condition-indicating electrical connector
(ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS : WITH INDICATING OR IDENTIFYING PROVISION : Connection indicating provision : Indicator light : With additional contacts comprising coupling part mating along axis normal to conductor)

Patent 5755823: Collapsible frame for weight lifters
(EXERCISE DEVICES : USER MANIPULATED FORCE RESISTING APPARATUS, COMPONENT THEREOF, OR ACCESSORY THEREFOR : Utilizing weight resistance : Including stationary support for weight : Barbell support : And flexible force transmitting linkage element)

Patent 5755824: Apparatus and method for manufacturing lock washers
(THREADED, HEADED FASTENER, OR WASHER MAKING: PROCESS AND APPARATUS : PROCESS : Making washer : Lock-washer type : Wire type)

Patent 5755825: Sharpener for slitting blade
(ABRADING : ATTACHMENT : To cutting machine to sharpen blade : Flat card)

Patent 5755826: Golf club shaft and process for manufacturing same
(GAMES USING TANGIBLE PROJECTILE : GOLF : Club or club support : Shaft : Noncircular shaft end wall engages hosel)

 

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