Roy D Gravener, Alfred F De Carlo, Douglas G Noiles: Indicator for surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, April 12, 1983: US04379457 (412 worldwide citation)

An indicator for a surgical stapler viewable through a window adjacent the handle when the stapler magazine is within a spaced relation range to the stapler anvil; whereby, the staples are properly deformed and the stapled tissue is not inordinately crushed.

Robert A Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Frosch, Lai Wo Fung: Massively parallel processor computer. Ronald F Sandler, John R Manning, John O Tresansky, April 12, 1983: US04380046 (289 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for processing multidimensional data with strong spatial characteristics, such as raw image data, characterized by a large number of parallel data streams in an ordered array, comprises a large number (e.g. 16,384 in a 128.times.128 array) of parallel processing elements operating simul ...

Patricia S Campbell, Santosh K Chandrasekaran: Dosage for coadministering drug and percutaneous absorption enhancer. ALZA Corporation, Steven F Stone, Edward L Mandell, Paul L Sabatine, April 12, 1983: US04379454 (273 worldwide citation)

A dosage form that coadministers a drug and a percutaneous absorption enhancer to a defined area of the skin. The dosage form comprises a body that contains supplies of drug and enhancer and has a basal surface that contacts the area of skin and transmits the drug and enhancer to the area for absorp ...

William N Borkan, Frank M Savino, Joseph M Waltz: Multi-electrode catheter assembly for spinal cord stimulation. Neuromed, Leitner Palan Martin & Bernstein, April 12, 1983: US04379462 (237 worldwide citation)

A catheter electrode assembly having four equally spaced in-line electrodes along the exterior of the sheath at the distal end and are interconnected to terminals at the proximal end by sets of individually insulated stranded stainless steel wire. The catheter electrode assembly is used for spinal c ...

Paul Warner: System for transmitting data simultaneously with audio. Teleprompter Corporation, Schuyler Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 12, 1983: US04379947 (191 worldwide citation)

An FM broadcasting system is disclosed for transmitting a data signal simultaneously with an auxiliary audio program on the same subcarriers of an FM transmission channel. The main program is transmitted on the FM transmission channel carrier and the auxiliary audio program, which may be background ...

Kirk A Sievers, Robert W Mortonson: Fault detection and diagnostic system for automotive battery charging systems. Motorola, James W Gillman, James S Pristelski, Joseph T Downey, April 12, 1983: US04379990 (185 worldwide citation)

An in situ self-diagnostic automotive alternator battery charging system is disclosed. Included are: a battery; voltage regulator sensing battery voltage and generating an excitation signal; and an alternator driven by a vehicle engine provide a rectified electrical signal to charge the battery in r ...

William Leventer, Lawrence M Shulman: Data encoding for television. Toren McGeady and Stanger, April 12, 1983: US04380027 (181 worldwide citation)

A system for encoding digital data to be transmitted by way of the scan lines of a television video signal includes interface circuitry for receiving data from a number of input devices each operating at a particular data rate, and encoding processing circuitry which takes the data received by the i ...

Robert Posset: Capacitive systems for touch control switching. BFG Glassgroup, Spencer & Kaye, April 12, 1983: US04380040 (114 worldwide citation)

In capacitive systems comprising a dielectric sheet 11 having a first electrode 12 on one side, and on the other side in capacitive relation with the first electrode 12, second and third electrodes 13, 14 which are mutually spaced by a gap 15 especially for use in touch control switches, it is desir ...

Wolfgang Kurz, Rainer Leunig: System for preventing damage to a battery charger due to application of a battery with wrong polarity. Robert Bosch, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, April 12, 1983: US04379989 (105 worldwide citation)

The electrical system of a motor vehicle is protected against damage due to voltage sources, either the own battery or an external source, connected with wrong polarity by the combination of a diode and relay switches. In one embodiment, the diode is connected to the battery so that current flows on ...

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