Seyed M Rezaian: Spinal fixator. William D Hall, August 30, 1983: US04401112 (463 worldwide citation)

A spinal fixator is in the form of a turnbuckle the end sections of which terminate as circular flat plates formed with upwardly and downwardly protruding spikes for engaging in the bone of respective vertebrae above and below a broken vertebra. Following decompression of the spinal cord, the fixato ...

Kenneth Z Kurland: Means and method of implanting bioprosthetics. Charmasson & Holz, August 30, 1983: US04400833 (400 worldwide citation)

A means and method for implanting bioprosthetic material surgically, in humans or animals, is disclosed. The means comprise lengths of connective tissue such as cow tendons which are covered entirely or partially with a synthetic, looseweave mesh which is stitched to the tendon and which augments th ...

Leland C Clark Jr: Cutaneous methods of measuring body substances. Children s Hospital Medical Center, Wood Herron & Evans, August 30, 1983: US04401122 (333 worldwide citation)

Cutaneous methods for measurement of substrates in mammalian subjects are disclosed. A condition of the skin is used to measure a number of important substances which diffuse through the skin or are present underneath the skin in the blood or tissue. According to the technique, an enzyme whose activ ...

Willem Koudstaal, William J Organ: Method for protecting plants during transportation by packaging and article. Koninklijke Emballage Industrie Van Leer, Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, August 30, 1983: US04400910 (267 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method for protecting plants during transportation by packaging plant (2) and its pot (1) in a bag (3) which at least partly consists of microporous material (6) having preferably an air-permeability of 0.1-300 mm.sup.3 air per second per Pascal per m.sup.2 of the film mat ...

Lincoln F Elkins: Modified in situ retorting of oil shale. The Standard Oil Company, Salvatore P Pace, Herbert D Knudsen, Larry W Evans, August 30, 1983: US04401163 (219 worldwide citation)

Hot retorting gas for pyrolysis of kerogen in a bed of rubblized oil shale is supplied by a pressure pulsing technique.

Seitaro Matsuo, Hideo Yoshihara, Shinichi Yamazaki: Plasma deposition apparatus. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Public Corporation, Cushman Darby & Cushman, August 30, 1983: US04401054 (168 worldwide citation)

A plasma deposition apparatus having a plasma formation chamber and a specimen chamber which are arranged separately. Gaseous material and microwave power are introduced to the plasma formation chamber to generate plasma by a microwave discharge through electron cyclotron resonance. The plasma is ex ...

David W Collier: Single-ended recuperative radiant tube assembly and method. W B Combustion, Dressler Goldsmith Shore Sutker & Milnamow, August 30, 1983: US04401099 (158 worldwide citation)

A single-ended recuperative radiant tube assembly for increasing the efficiency of a combustion furnace system by using less fuel input per heat output than conventional systems. The single-ended recuperative radiant tube assembly has inner and outer recuperator tube assemblies positioned in a count ...

John S Osborne: In situ oil shale process. Synfuel, Frost & Jacobs, August 30, 1983: US04401162 (156 worldwide citation)

The method and improvement for recovery of hydrocarbons in situ from subterranean oil shale formations is disclosed by forming generally horizontal electrodes from the injection of molten metal into preheated or unheated fractures of the formation. A nonconductive spacing material is positioned in t ...

Chee P Eng: Combination of rapamycin and picibanil for the treatment of tumors. Ayerst McKenna & Harrison, Arthur E Wilfond, August 30, 1983: US04401653 (145 worldwide citation)

Described is a method of using a combination of rapamycin and picibanil for the treatment of transplantable carcinogenic tumors.

Vidyut Jhaveri, Alfred J Mazzacca, Harold Snyder: Method and apparatus for treating hydrocarbon and halogenated hydrocarbon contaminated ground and ground water. Groundwater Decontamination Systems, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, August 30, 1983: US04401569 (130 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating ground and ground water contaminated with hydrocarbon and halogenated hydrocarbon compounds. Treatment of contaminated water removed from the ground is accomplished by microorganisms which consume the contaminants. Growth of microorganisms is enhanced under contro ...