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Robert B Duncan: Mesh tissue fasteners. Ethicon, Robert L Minier, October 22, 1985: US04548202 (1101 worldwide citation)

Various fasteners are provided to hold together portions of mammalian tissue. The fasteners include fastening members with spaced-apart legs adapted to be passed through the tissue portions. One embodiment of the fastener has a mesh-like receiver around each leg for engaging the legs of another iden ...


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Harry G Reimels: Disposable coagulator. Mentor O & O, Morse Altman & Dacey, October 22, 1985: US04548207 (238 worldwide citation)

A disposable coagulator for the bipolar coagulation of blood vessels and/or tissue is disclosed. The disposable coagulator comprises a light-weight, electrically insulating housing, a coaxial probe defining an inner and outer electrode and having a beveled end and secured within the housing, and a p ...


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Pierre G E Wielders, Robert Leinders: Energy converter for implantable cardioverter. Medtronic, Joseph F Breimayer, Robert C Beck, John L Rooney, October 22, 1985: US04548209 (224 worldwide citation)

An implantable medical device to deliver cardioverting energy to cardiac tissue in synchrony with detected ventricular depolarizations having a DC-DC flyback converter. The primary coil of the converter is periodically coupled and decoupled to ground by a timing circuit to effect charging of a high ...


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Bill H Niemi: Automatic adjusting induction coil treatment device. Medtronic, John L Rooney, Joseph F Breimayer, Robert J Klepinski, October 22, 1985: US04548208 (183 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treating a patient which induces an electric current in the body through external application of an electromagnetic field. The apparatus includes means for controlling the magnitude of the induced electric current by sensing the electromagnetic field and automatically controlling it ...


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Cheng Chung Wang: Inflatable article with reforming and reinforcing structure. McGlew and Tuttle, October 22, 1985: US04547919 (174 worldwide citation)

An inflatable article, having a pair of gas impervious sheets which are heat welded together at their edges to form an envelope and are provided with parallelly spaced apart longitudinal first seams to define a plurality of air compartments between the pair of sheets, is provided with a reforming an ...


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Kohji Kamejima, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Yoshiyuki Nakano, Masakatsu Fujie, Taro Iwamoto, Kazuo Honma: Picture processing apparatus. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry & Wands, October 22, 1985: US04549208 (168 worldwide citation)

A picture processing apparatus for use in recognizing an ambient environment as a picture in accordance with the invention, includes a picture input for receiving a distorted picture of a wide angle of view, a picture processing unit which corrects the distorted picture of the wide angle of view fro ...


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A Maynard Engebretson, Robert E Morley Jr, Gerald R Popelka: Hearing aids, signal supplying apparatus, systems for compensating hearing deficiencies, and methods. Central Institute for the Deaf, Senniger Powers Leavitt and Roedel, October 22, 1985: US04548082 (151 worldwide citation)

A hearing aid including a microphone for generating an electrical output from sounds external to a user of the hearing aid, an electrically driven receiver for emitting sound into the ear of the user of the hearing aid, and circuitry for driving the receiver. The circuitry drives the receiver in a s ...


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Garry M Benarr, Terry A Burns, William J Walker: Pinless connector interposer and method for making the same. International Business Machines Corporation, Wolmar J Stoffel, October 22, 1985: US04548451 (137 worldwide citation)

A pinless connector interposer for making densely populated, inexpensive, simple, reliable, self-wiping connections between components used in semiconductor packaging such as semiconductor carrying substrates, flexible and rigid printed circuit boards and cards. The connector interposer comprises an ...


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Van L Phillips: Composite prosthetic foot and leg. Flex Foot, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 22, 1985: US04547913 (132 worldwide citation)

A composite prosthetic foot and leg which allows a high degree of mobility on the part of an amputee is disclosed. The prosthetic foot and leg utilizes a resin impregnated high strength filament structure for the leg portion, the foot portion and heel portion, with all three regions being provided w ...


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Karl F Mueller, Sonia J Heiber: Crosslinked, porous polymers for controlled drug delivery. Ciba Geigy Corporation, Luther A R Hall, October 22, 1985: US04548990 (131 worldwide citation)

A controlled-release, drug-delivery composition which comprises (A) a crosslinked copolymer, capable of swelling in ethanol to give a swollen copolymer containing at least 40% by weight of ethanol, and capable of swelling in water to give a swollen copolymer containing no more than 20% by weight of ...