John P Kapp, Robert R Smith: Prosthetic vertebral body. Larson and Taylor, November 26, 1985: US04554914 (584 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic vertebral body for use in a cavity left by the removal of a defective vertebral body located between two adjoining healthy vertebral bodies is disclosed. A method of replacing the defective vertebral body with the disclosed prosthetic vertebral body is also disclosed. The prosthetic ver ...

Robert C Pike: Dynamic generation and overlaying of graphic windows for multiple active program storage areas. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Robert O Nimtz, November 26, 1985: US04555775 (413 worldwide citation)

A graphic terminal is disclosed using bitmaps to represent plural overlapping displays. Graphics software is also disclosed in which the overlapping asynchronous windows or layers are manipulated by manipulating the bitmaps. With this software, the physical screen becomes several logical screens (la ...

Theodore J Fussell: Pressure and temperature sensor. Thermometrics, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, November 26, 1985: US04554927 (388 worldwide citation)

A gauge element for and a pressure sensor for sensing phenomena such as pressure and temperature comprising a substantially U-shaped unitary piezoresistive element formed from a silicon crystal. When employed for sensing pressure and temperature, resistor means are provided along with means for coup ...

Wilfred J Samson, Ronald J Solar: Catheter guide wire with short spring tip and method of using the same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 26, 1985: US04554929 (316 worldwide citation)

Guide wire and method for insertion and use of a catheter. The guide wire has a shaft of substantially smaller diameter than the luminal opening, with a flexible coil at one end of the shaft. The guide wire is inserted into the cardiovascular system, and the catheter is advanced along the guide wire ...

S Prabhakara Rao, John F Burkhalter: Hydrolytically stable polymers for use in oil field cementing methods and compositions. Halliburton Company, Robert A Kent, Thomas R Weaver, November 26, 1985: US04555269 (210 worldwide citation)

Cementing compositions and methods of using such compositions in oil, gas and water well cementing operations to reduce fluid loss from the composition to the formation are disclosed. Such compositions incorporate certain copolymers and copolymer salts of N,N dimethylacrylamide and 2-acrylamido, 2-m ...

Thomas C White: Ocular pressure relief device. James R Haller, Gregory P Kaihoi, November 26, 1985: US04554918 (162 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic device for the relief of high intraocular pressures associated with glaucoma is shown. The device includes a limp reservoir adapted to be worn against or within the eye wall, a conduit leading from the reservoir to the anterior chamber of the eye, and means for communicating the reservo ...

Abdul S Saudagar: Urinary drainage appliance. Klein & Szekeres, November 26, 1985: US04555242 (160 worldwide citation)

An appliance for draining bodily wastes from the natural bladder of a patient, or from an artificial bladder, through a surgically-created stoma, includes a tube insertable into the bladder through the stoma, and an inflatable balloon enclosing a substantial portion of the length of the tube. The ba ...

Takayuki Yanagishima, Yasutoshi Seko: Display device for a vehicle. Nissan Motor Company, Lowe King Price & Becker, November 26, 1985: US04555694 (138 worldwide citation)

A sensor responsive display device includes a common display section for displaying various messages and/or warnings for a given period of time, and plural individual display sections, each corresponding to one of the messages and/or warnings displayed in the common display section.

William H Broadbent Jr, Steve Buchholz, Peter Eldredge, Mark J Wihl: Automatic system and method for inspecting hole quality. KLA Instruments Corporation, Claude Hamrick, November 26, 1985: US04555798 (124 worldwide citation)

An automatic inspection system for inspecting holes in a mask including carriage means 30, illumination means 44, optical means 48, photosensitive detector means 46, and signal processing means 56. The mask 34 to be inspected is positioned by the carriage means in a horizontal plane. The optical mea ...

Eric N Prystowsky, Douglas P Zipes: Method of inhibiting cardiac arrhythmias. Barnes & Thornburg, November 26, 1985: US04554922 (124 worldwide citation)

Inhibition of cardiac arrhythmias such as tachycardia and fibrillation is achieved by determining a refractory period after a selected heartbeat during which a stimulus applied to the heart will not propagate a heart response, determining a time within the refractory period after the selected heartb ...