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Scott Mabusth: Touch sensitive control device. Kinney & Lange, October 29, 1985: US04550221 (548 worldwide citation)

A touch sensitive control device translates touch location into output signals. The device includes a substrate which supports first and second interleaved, closely spaced, nonoverlapping arrays of conductive plates. The plates are aligned in rows and columns so that edges of each plate of one array ...


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William E Garwood, James C Kuo, Solomon M Jacob, John J Wise: Conversion of coal to electricity. Mobil Oil Corporation, A J McKillop, M G Gilman, L G Wise, October 29, 1985: US04549396 (232 worldwide citation)

Utilizing air, rather than oxygen, to convert coal to synthesis gas containing very high proportions of inert nitrogen; subjecting this entire gas, possibly with intermediate cleanup, e.g., sulfur removal, to conversion over a special metal-zeolite catalyst to produce a product comprising C.sub.5 to ...


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Alan J Levy: Segmented polyurethane surgical buttressing pledgets. Ethicon, Charles J Metz, October 29, 1985: US04549545 (229 worldwide citation)

A surgical buttressing pledget for use with a suture wherein the pledget comprises a mat of continuous microfibers, wherein said microfibers consist essentially of a segmented urethane polymer.


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LeRoy E Groshong, Ronald J Brawn: Valved two-way catheter. Catheter Technology Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, October 29, 1985: US04549879 (165 worldwide citation)

Catheter of soft, flexible material is formed with closed end. Fluid opening formed by single slit through tubing wall of such length that valve will open only upon application of predetermined pressure differentials. Removable stiffener member is positioned in catheter, abutting closed end to push ...


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Walter J Guinon, Richard H Lamb Jr: Spread spectrum adaptive code tracker. Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, October 29, 1985: US04550414 (157 worldwide citation)

A pseudo-noise code-tracking spread spectrum receiver able to quickly acquire and track incoming signals includes an adaptive weighting system for the outputs of parallel-fed correlator channels in which the weighting system automatically detects the degree of correlation in each channel, sets the d ...


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Benjamin S Meyer: Artificial joint fixation to bone. United States Medical Corporation, Fleit Jacobson Cohn & Price, October 29, 1985: US04549319 (147 worldwide citation)

A joint prosthesis for fixation to the bone having a joint motion element and a stem attached thereto and extending into the central canal of the bone into which the prosthesis is to be fixed. That part of the prosthesis at the end of the bone located near the joint motion element defining an extern ...


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Frederik H M Wittkampf, Willem Boute: Pacemaker system with automatic event-programmed switching between unipolar and bipolar operation. Vitafin, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, October 29, 1985: US04549548 (143 worldwide citation)

A pacemaker system incorporates an implantable pacemaker and a plurality of electrodes, electrodes preferably being on a pacing lead for a single chamber pacemaker, or a pair of such leads for a dual chamber pacemaker. Programmable connection means are provided for connecting the pacemaker output to ...


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Wayne A Mueller, Scott D Schuette: Cordless digital graphics input device. HEI, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, October 29, 1985: US04550250 (124 worldwide citation)

A cordless graphics input device system for use with a computer. The device comprises an infrared emitting module useable on any surface adjacent a detector having a pair of patterned concave sensors. Coordinate information is determined via a detector contained microprocessor relative to the sensed ...


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Charles W Markham: Aspiration biopsy device. Ronald E Smith, Harold D Shall, October 29, 1985: US04549554 (122 worldwide citation)

An aspiration biopsy device in the form of a modified syringe having a pair of valves therein and a holding structure to hold the piston of the syringe in a desired vacuum creating location. In a first embodiment there is a stop cock type open-shut valve between the needle and the syringe body, a ho ...


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Richard W Baker: Pacemaker programmer with telemetric functions. Medtronic, John L Rooney, Joseph F Breimayer, Reed A Duthler, October 29, 1985: US04550370 (117 worldwide citation)

A programmer for a pacemaker which has telemetric capabilities is disclosed. The programmer, in addition to being able to program the pacemaker through telemetric transmission of programming codes can receive digital and analog (including marker) information from the pacemaker for remote display and ...



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