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David T Green: Surgical fastener and means for applying same. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, September 6, 1983: US04402445 (687 worldwide citation)

A surgical fastener of plastic or plastic-like material includes initially separate fastener and retainer members. The fastener member has at least two parallel prongs, each of which fits into a respective one of at least two apertures in the retainer member. The prongs twist as they enter the apert ...


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Ties S Te Velde: Display device with deformable reflective medium. U S Philips Corporation, Paul R Miller, September 6, 1983: US04403248 (354 worldwide citation)

A display device having a transparent supporting plate which is provided with transflective regions. At a short distance from the first supporting plate resilient electrodes are connected which are manufactured from a partially reflective material. By varying the distance between the resilient elect ...


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Stephen R Ash, Marvin P Loeb: Body cavity access device containing a hormone source. Biotek, September 6, 1983: US04402694 (194 worldwide citation)

A body cavity access device for supplying a hormone to a patient including an implantable housing placed in the body and having an impermeable extracorporeal segment and a semipermeable subcutaneous segment. A hormone source such as live, hormone-producing cells, e.g., pancreatic islet cells is then ...


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Joseph S Haas, Gholam A Peyman: Artificial implant valve for the regulation of intraocular pressure. Thomas A Kmiotek, September 6, 1983: US04402681 (174 worldwide citation)

An ophthalmic surgical valve implant apparatus for the control and relief of elevated intraocular pressure, by controlled and regulated drainage of intraocular fluid from the eye of a mammal to surrounding anatomical structures, which provides and assures proper and natural positioning of the draina ...


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David B Pall: Corrugated filter element with external spiral tape support. Pall Corporation, September 6, 1983: US04402830 (170 worldwide citation)

A corrugated cylindrical filter element is provided having an external spiral tape support, comprising a corrugated filter sheet material in the form of a cylinder having an end cap at each end of the cylinder sealingly bonded to the filter sheet material at that end, the corrugations of the filter ...


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Alan J Backhouse: Article having basecoat/clearcoat and process for coating. Imperial Chemical, Cushman Darby & Cushman, September 6, 1983: US04403003 (165 worldwide citation)

A process for producing a multi-layer coating upon a substrate surface, in which there is first applied to the surface a pigmented basecoat composition and then there is applied to the basecoat film a transparent topcoat composition; characterized in that the basecoat composition is based upon a dis ...


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Donald L Gadberry: Breathing gas mask. U S D, George F Bethel, Patience K Bethel, September 6, 1983: US04402316 (151 worldwide citation)

The following specification discloses a breathing gas mask having an elastomeric or plastic main body portion supported by a head band formed with a number of supporting straps for holding the mask to a user's face. The mask has a large viewing lens with an elongated protuberance in the form of a be ...


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Shinichiro Hattori: Endoscope for medical treatment. Olympus Optical, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, September 6, 1983: US04402311 (151 worldwide citation)

An endoscope for medical treatment which comprises a specific distal end portion which includes a thermal energy generating means for providing thermal energy to the outside from the distal end portion; a temperature detecting means mounted on the distal end portion which detects the temperature of ...


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Hajime Handa, Yasuhiro Yonekawa, Sen Yamagata, Waro Taki, Yoshito Ikada, Hiroo Iwata: Releasable balloon catheter. Kuraray, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, September 6, 1983: US04402319 (148 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a releasable balloon catheter having a portion cuttable by torsion or a portion cuttable by heating at or near a joint part between the catheter body and the balloon. When the balloon catheter is inserted into a vessel and carried to the desired site by the blood stream and t ...


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Jon N Myntti, Kirk P Anderson, Jay R Hosler: Extended memory system and method. NCR Corporation, J T Cavender, Albert L Sessler Jr, Elmer Wargo, September 6, 1983: US04403283 (147 worldwide citation)

An extended memory system includes a processor, a plurality of input/output devices, a real memory having first and second portions thereof, the first portion storing a system operation program and the second portion storing a plurality of user programs. The processor produces logical addresses when ...