Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Method of encoding n-bit information words into m-bit code words, apparatus for carrying out said method, method of decoding m-bit code words into n-bit information words, and apparatus for carrying out said method. U S Philips Corporation, Thomas A Briody, William J Streeter, Edward W Goodman, February 25, 1986: US04573034 (22 worldwide citation)

A method of encoding n-bit information words into m-bit code words and the other way round is described, which code words have a specific disparity d and a digital sum value which is limited to values p and q. In order to enable encoding and decoding without the use of an extensive look-up table, us ...

David H Sitrick: Video game network. February 25, 1986: US04572509 (473 worldwide citation)

A system of distributed video game apparatus are capable of exhibiting an interactive single identity game. In one embodiment there is provided a distributed game system comprising a plurality of video game apparatus, selectively interlinkable to form a homogenous single identity game or as a peer g ...

Michael J Freeman: Method for expanding interactive CATV displayable choices for a given channel capacity. ACTV, Stiefel Gross Kurland & Pavane, February 25, 1986: US04573072 (453 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an interactive communication system, such as an interactive cable television system (10), for providing an interactive information output over a common output channel from a plurality of remotely transmitted different information inputs (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) and, more ...

Sheldon D Gould, Gary T Riggs: Vessel dilation. Cordis Corporation, Lockwood Alex Fitzgibbon & Cummings, February 25, 1986: US04572186 (321 worldwide citation)

A vessel dilation device is provided for use within the vascular system, such device including a braided cylinder that has an adjustable axial length and that is structured such that reduction of its adjustable axial length increases its radial size in order to effect a desired extent of dilation.

Robert S Codrington: Catheter for use with NMR imaging systems. Varian Associates, Stanley Z Cole, Edward H Berkowitz, February 25, 1986: US04572198 (280 worldwide citation)

A magnetic resonance catheter system combining with a magnetic resonance imaging device, a catheter including a coil winding for exciting a weak magnetic field at the tip of the catheter. The location of the catheter tip is thereby obtained in cooperation with the magnetic resonance imager.

Cor F Vanegmond, Peter Van Meurs: Heater cable installation. Shell Oil Company, February 25, 1986: US04572299 (270 worldwide citation)

A well heater is installed in a well by spooling electrical cable assemblies for heating and supplying power, in proper sequence, on at least one spooling means, unspooling them and attaching them to a heat- and tension-stable support means as the resulting assembly is drawn into the well by a weigh ...

Siegfried Reininger, Albert Wiesmeier: Electrically dimmable rear-view mirror for motor vehicles. Daimler Benz Aktiengesellschaft, Craig and Burns, February 25, 1986: US04572619 (267 worldwide citation)

An electrically dimmable rear-view mirror for motor vehicles of simple and robust construction, suitable for use as an outside mirror or as an interior mirror possessing a transmission layer which is composed of a PLZT ceramic, on which a linear birefringence can be imposed by means of a controlling ...

Gregory A Fraser, Simon Raab: Knee laxity evaluator and motion module/digitizer arrangement. Orthotronics Partnership, Fishman & Dionne, February 25, 1986: US04571834 (234 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a knee laxity evaluator which consists of an instrumented seat, a restraint means for restraining the thigh of a patient to the instrumented seat, a motion module for measuring motion of the unrestrained part of the leg relative to the thigh of the patient, and processor mea ...

Steven B Feinstein: Contact agents for ultrasonic imaging. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 25, 1986: US04572203 (214 worldwide citation)

A method of ultrasonic imaging for use in medical procedures is disclosed. The method comprises injecting specifically defined microparticles or sonicated microbubbles into an animal or human to thereby alter the acoustic properties of an area to be imaged, and then ultrasonically scanning the area ...

Scott D Augustine, Douglas J Augustine: Airflow cover for controlling body temperature. Brown Martin & Haller, February 25, 1986: US04572188 (167 worldwide citation)

An airflow cover for controlling the body temperature of a patient covers a portion of the patient's body and provides a generalized thermal bathing of the covered portion through the delivery of a temperature controlled gas mixture to the covered portion. The cover is formed from a series of inflat ...