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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 (651 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 (56 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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John L McNamara Jr, Donald J Rathbun: Dual FIFO peripheral with combinatorial logic circuitry. Bull HN Information Systems, James M Smith, Faith F Driscoll, John S Solakian, October 13, 1992: US05155810 (29 worldwide citation)

An adapter is connected between a peripheral controller and an intelligent peripheral device. The adapter allows the peripheral device to communicate with the controller. The adapter has control logic rather than a microprocessor for transmitting and receiving data. The control logic is comprised of ...



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