Alois A Langer, Steve A Kolenik, Marlin S Heilman, Mieczyslaw Mirowski, Morton M Mower: Implantable heart stimulator and stimulation method. Mieczyslaw Mirowski, Fleit Jacobson Cohn & Price, October 4, 1983: US04407288 (392 worldwide citation)

An implantable heart stimulator and related method calls for the determination of a given heart condition from among a plurality of conditions, the selection of at least one mode of operation for treating the determined condition, and the execution of the mode of operation selected, so as to treat t ...

Scott A Wilber: Blood constituent measuring device and method. Biox Technology, Daniel M Rosen, October 4, 1983: US04407290 (293 worldwide citation)

A non-invasive blood constituent measuring device and method are disclosed for measuring changes in blood thickness of predetermined blood constituents relative to total change in blood thickness at a test area to thereby determine the concentration of such constituents in the blood in a living body ...

Nobuhiko Tsuji, Keijiroh Nakamura, Koichi Endoh, Toshiyoshi Hamada, Keiichi Ishida: Blood sugar analyzing apparatus. Fuji Electric, Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, October 4, 1983: US04407959 (251 worldwide citation)

A blood sugar analyzer system for measuring the blood sugar concentration level in a blood specimen is provided. A sensor having a fixed enzyme membrane and a measuring electrode generates a reaction current proportional to the blood sugar level of the specimen, and a sampling mechanism samples the ...

Christiaan P van Dijk, Aage Solbakken, Jerry M Rovner: Methanol from coal and natural gas. The M W Kellogg Company, October 4, 1983: US04407973 (235 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a process which uses the methanol synthesis gas from steam reforming in a first methanol plant and effectively integrates a second methanol plant which uses as the methanol synthesis gas (a) the purge gas from the first methanol plant and (b) the clean syn-gas pr ...

William H Beaubien: Resistance measuring arrangement. Associated Research, Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, October 4, 1983: US04408157 (207 worldwide citation)

The invention employs a pair of known resistors which are permanently connected to the input terminals to which the unknown resistor may be connected. A source of d.c. voltage is connected to one input terminal and the voltage drops produced across each known resistor are alternately sampled and sup ...

Robert R Steuer, Robert K Rogers, Robert H Horne: Miniature physiological monitor with interchangeable sensors. DNA Medical, Fleit Jacobson & Cohn, October 4, 1983: US04407295 (192 worldwide citation)

A miniature portable physiological parameter measuring system with interchangeable sensors. In a preferred embodiment, the system is incorporated into a wrist-worn device having the general configuration of a wristwatch. The device contains, in the upper right-hand quadrant, an outcropping on which ...

Kenneth M Anderson: Integral hermetic impantable pressure transducer. Medtronic, Reed A Duthler, John L Rooney, Joseph F Breimayer, October 4, 1983: US04407296 (160 worldwide citation)

A hermetically sealed pressure transducer suitable for implantation in a human body. A pressure sensitive circuit is fabricated using contemporary silicon technology. The pressure sensitive circuit is sealed in an oil-filled chamber formed within a titanium cylinder having a glass substrate bottom a ...

Douglas G Noiles, John O Crawford: Surgical staples. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, October 4, 1983: US04407286 (134 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple of the type which is applied by being bent around an anvil in a surgical stapler has two spaced surfaces transverse to the longitudinal axis of the staple and located so that when the staple is bent around the anvil, the transverse surfaces cooperate with the anvil to prevent the s ...

Benjamin Bartman, Graham Swift: Acetoacetate functionalized polymers and monomers useful for crosslinking formulations. Rohm and Haas Company, Michael B Fein, Donald C Simpson, October 4, 1983: US04408018 (131 worldwide citation)

An acetoacetate moiety may be introduced into polymers and used via Michael Reaction for crosslinking with alpha, beta-unsaturated esters.

David H R Vilkomerson: Ultrasound tissue probe localization system. Technicare Corporation, October 4, 1983: US04407294 (129 worldwide citation)

A novel pulse-echo ultrasound imaging system is disclosed comprising at least three transducers. A first external scanning transducer images a selected scan area of body tissue by pulsing that area with ultrasonic waves. Two additional detector-transducers are disposed at distinct locations on a pro ...