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Walter J O Brien: Blood lancet device. Alvin S Blum, May 15, 1990: US04924879 (361 worldwide citation)

A blood letting lancet assembly for puncturing the skin of the finger tip for home use that causes less pain includes a mechanism for reproducibly orienting the assembly on the finger tip. The blade may be moved to any of a plurality of indexed positions within the device. By indexing the blade to t ...


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Avery Vince Allison: Programmed juke box capable of calculating a continuous updated playlist. Alvin S Blum, September 16, 1997: US05668788 (169 worldwide citation)

A system for playing performances recorded on disc, tape and records includes video display terminals with touch panel control for audience selection of particular performances to be played. The terminals display not only lists of performances but also the graphics and text on the album covers or di ...


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Alvin S Blum: Electronic lateral viewers for a vehicle. Alvin S Blum, October 29, 2002: US06473001 (158 worldwide citation)

When beside an obscuring obstruction such as a truck, sport utility vehicle, building, or vegetation beside a driveway, a vehicle operator cannot see if a person or vehicle is approaching from the side into the area about to be entered. Only after moving out partially into the traffic lane will an a ...


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Alvin S Blum: Code reading operations supervisor. Alvin S Blum, December 9, 1986: US04628193 (151 worldwide citation)

Hand held electronic apparatus for supervising and controlling operations requiring a worker to travel to multiple sites, correctly identify subjects or objects, and treat each one according to special instructions on the basis of that identification. The apparatus disclosed provides machine reading ...


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Chih Ming Chen: Multiparticulate pulsatile drug delivery system. Andrx Pharmaceuticals, Alvin S Blum, April 16, 1996: US05508040 (139 worldwide citation)

A unit dosage form of capsule, tablet or the like is composed of a large number of pellets made up of two or more populations of pellets or particles. Each pellet contains a core containing the therapeutic drug and a water soluble osmotic agent. A water-permeable, water-insoluble polymer film enclos ...


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Chih Ming Chen: Pulsatile particles drug delivery system. Anda SR Pharmaceuticals, Alvin S Blum, November 9, 1993: US05260069 (136 worldwide citation)

Unit dosage form for delivering drugs into the body in a series of sequential, pulsatle releasing events employs conventional pharmaceutical equipment and processes for optimum economy, reliability, and bioavailability. The system can be used with drugs which cannot be released by diffusion through ...


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Viswanadham Pothula: Flexible ultrasonic surgical snare. Alvin S Blum, May 7, 2002: US06383194 (133 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonically vibrating snare wire at the end of an elongate flexible waveguide can fit through an endoscope inserted in a patient's intestine. The wire loop can be extended past the distal end of the endoscope to grasp a polyp projecting from the intestinal wall. While the wire is vibratin ...


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James C Ness: Computer aided dispatch and locator cellular system. Alvin S Blum, June 16, 1998: US05767788 (126 worldwide citation)

A cellular phone type network tracks public safety workers and their vehicles for computer aided dispatching and automatic vehicle and personnel locating. A worker carried repeater unit communicates by radio with nearby cells, sending periodic identifying signals. The network locates the unit positi ...


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Chih Ming Chen: Multiparticulate pulsatile drug delivery system. Anda SR Pharmaceuticals, Alvin S Blum, November 9, 1993: US05260068 (125 worldwide citation)

A unit dosage form of capsule, tablet or the like is composed of a large number of pellets made up of two or more populations of pellets or particles. Each pellet contains a core containing the therapeutic drug and a water soluble osmotic agent. A water-permeable, water-insoluble polymer film enclos ...


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Samuel Spitalnick: Air conditioned cushion covers. Alvin S Blum, March 5, 1991: US04997230 (109 worldwide citation)

A segmented cover assembly for a vehicle seat or a mattress has multiple segments hingedly joined together to fit between cushioning and the body to blow temperature and humidity controlled air through an air permeable front cover to the body surface that normally is applied directly to the cushion. ...