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Thomas H Barrows, Harold E Froehlich: Surgical staple. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James M Smith, Lorraine R Sherman, January 19, 1988: US04719917 (655 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple and method for its use in closing an opening in mammalian tissue are disclosed. The staple comprises a central portion of strong, ductile, non-absorbable material and lower leg portions of absorbable material positioned at opposite ends of the central portion. The staple when close ...


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Michael Kuperstein: Microelectrode and assembly for parallel recording of neurol groups. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Arthur A Smith Jr, James M Smith, July 24, 1984: US04461304 (100 worldwide citation)

A multi-microelectrode has a plurality of sensing elements formed in a linear array along a face of a metal foil substrate. The foil substrate is sufficiently rigid and tough to have a very small volume along a needle length yet support the array of sensing elements and their leads. The preferred su ...


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Edward F Getson Jr, John W Bradley, Joseph P Gardner, Alfred F Votolato: Peripheral device controller with an EEPROM with microinstructions for a RAM control store. Bull HN Information Systems, James M Smith, Faith F Driscoll, John S Solakian, March 31, 1992: US05101490 (73 worldwide citation)

A peripheral device controller has an EEPROM which stores microinstructions to be placed in a random access memory control store. The EEPROM also stores peripheral configuration information. This information is obtained by polling the peripheral devices connected to the controller and storing the re ...


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Wilfrid B Veldkamp: Method and apparatus for shaping electromagnetic beams. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Arthur A Smith Jr, James M Smith, October 18, 1983: US04410237 (65 worldwide citation)

The intensity profile of a beam of electromagnetic waves such as a laser beam is shaped by means of a diffraction grating and/or prism in the beam path. In one embodiment, beams exhibiting Gaussian energy intensity profiles undergo an energy redistribution to approximately uniform profiles. A reflec ...


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Allen Latham Jr: Process for pheresis procedure and disposable plasma. Haemonetics Corporation, David E Brook, James M Smith, May 27, 1980: US04204537 (58 worldwide citation)

A pheresis process and apparatus for carrying it out. Blood from a donor is transferred to a pheresis bowl formed to have a red cell reservoir and a plasma reservoir in fluid communication through plasma ducts. The pheresis bowl is adapted for centrifuging to separate the red cells and plasma. This ...


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Carl O Bozler, Gary D Alley, William T Lindley, R Allen Murphy: Semiconductor embedded layer technology including permeable base transistor, fabrication method. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Arthur A Smith Jr, James M Smith, April 5, 1983: US04378629 (50 worldwide citation)

A layer of material such as the metal base of a transistor is embedded in single crystal. A layer of the material with small, uniformly dimensioned and uniformly spaced openings is formed on a single crystal substrate, and the single crystal is grown from the exposed portions of the substrate over t ...


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Jeffrey Karsdon: Transcutaneous electric muscle/nerve controller/feedback unit. James M Smith, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, September 5, 1995: US05447526 (40 worldwide citation)

A transcutaneous uterine contraction inhibiting device comprises a first plurality electrode positioned on an anterior side of an abdomen of a patient, a second plurality electrode positioned on the anterior side, and an electric current generator establishing electric current flow between the first ...


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Donald B Hyde Jr: Bird feeder. Hyde s Incorporated, David E Brook, James M Smith, May 6, 1980: US04201155 (36 worldwide citation)

An improved bird feeder is disclosed herein of the type having a hollow housing for holding a main supply of bird feed with a plurality of feeding apertures located at different heights thereon. This improved bird feeder has means for retaining a supply of bird feed at the vertically staggered feedi ...


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Raymond Annino, Edward L Lewis, Dale E Lueck, Matthew L Phillips, Richard Villalobos: Modular gas chromatography device. The Foxboro Company, Jules Jay Morris, James M Smith, August 23, 1994: US05340543 (31 worldwide citation)

A chromatography device for separating sample fluids from carrier fluids and analyzing the sample is configured so that it is a modular unit. This modularity enables repairs to be quickly effected on the unit and also greatly simplifies the task of accessing the components of the chromatography cart ...


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Norman D Ham: Helicopter individual blade control system. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Arthur A Smith, James M Smith, May 28, 1985: US04519743 (30 worldwide citation)

The pitches of the several blades in a helicopter rotor assembly are controlled by individual blade control subsystems. Those blade control subsystems respond to the output signals from accelerometers mounted on the blades. The signals from the accelerometers are used to control the pitch of the bla ...



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