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Douglas G Noiles: Surgical stapler apparatus with curved shaft. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, March 18, 1986: US04576167 (561 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapler including a stapling assembly, an actuator assembly remote from the stapling assembly, and a longitudinal shaft assembly having a longitudinally curved section for connecting the actuator assembly to the stapling assembly and for transmitting the forces and motions required to ope ...


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John A Martens: Shaped plastic articles having replicated microstructure surfaces. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, William G Ewert, March 18, 1986: US04576850 (399 worldwide citation)

An article comprising a shaped, plastic layer or body comprising crosslinked polymer with hard and soft segments or moieties and having a microstructure-bearing surface is prepared by a process comprising filling a mold master, bearing or encoded with the microstructure to be replicated, with a flui ...


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Donald J Dowling, Harold A Palmer: Method and apparatus for combating encroachment by in situ treated formations. Texaco, Robert A Kulason, James J O Loughlin, Henry C Dearborn, March 18, 1986: US04576231 (243 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is applicable to in situ heating of oil shale or tar sand. The heating is by radio frequency that is applied down hole by a central conductor that extends beyond a coaxial shielding conductor to form the antenna or applicator. Encroachment by the heated formation is overcome b ...


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Luigi Valentini, Mario Coccia: Safety device for connection of a syringe with the mouth or opening of a bottle containing a drug or a small tube for drug delivery from the syringe. Farmitalia Carlo Erba S p A, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, March 18, 1986: US04576211 (242 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a device to one end of which a syringe can be connected and to the other end of which the mouth or opening of a bottle containing a drug or medicine can be connected. The device comprises a closed chamber having enclosed therein a needle which is in connection with the syrin ...


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Wilton W Webster Jr: Catheter for removing arteriosclerotic plaque. Christie Parker & Hale, March 18, 1986: US04576177 (212 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for identifying and removing arteriosclerotic plaque deposits from blood vessels is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a catheter having an optical fiber for transmitting laser irradiation and an ultrasonic transducer mounted at the tip of the catheter for transmitting and re ...


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Liam D Comerford, Steve R White: Hardware key-on-disk system for copy-protecting magnetic storage media. International Business Machines Corporation, Jack M Arnold, March 18, 1986: US04577289 (201 worldwide citation)

A copy-protection scheme is implemented for software which may be stored on a magnetic storage medium such as a disk. The medium is comprised of sections which are divided into subsections, with an original having indicia on at least one subsection of at least one section that is not modifiable by t ...


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Charles A Homsy: Porous body-implantable polytetrafluoroethylene. Vinson & Elkins, March 18, 1986: US04576608 (176 worldwide citation)

A composition of matter, and the method of making same, suitable for in vivo implantation to provide an environment in which normal tissue growth is fostered, which composition is a porous, fibrous structure of polytetrafluoroethylene fibers and resin, wherein the combination is sintered at a temper ...


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Anthony Maglica: Miniature flashlight. Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz, March 18, 1986: US04577263 (152 worldwide citation)

A miniature flashlight comprising a barrel, a tail cap, a head assembly, and a miniature bulb holder and providing interruptible contact to batteries within the barrel. The bulb holder comprises an insulated receptacle disposed external to the barrel end which the head assembly engages, a second ins ...


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Yoshikazu Kawamura: Ink jet recording apparatus. Epson Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Suwa Seikosha, Blum Kaplan Friedman Silberman & Beran, March 18, 1986: US04577203 (132 worldwide citation)

An ink jet recording apparatus for projecting ink onto a recording medium. The apparatus includes an ink jet head adapted to receive ink having an ejection nozzle for ejecting ink towards said recording medium. An ink tank means stores ink and supplies the stored ink to the ink jet head. A switching ...


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Brian R Bimonte, Mark A Gauldin, Douglas H Riley: Telephone interexchange call routing. AT&T Bell Laboratories, David Volejnicek, March 18, 1986: US04577066 (126 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are schemes for selecting an interexchange telephone call carrier, selecting a route to the selected carrier, and establishing a call path on the selected route to the selected carrier in a multicarrier environment. To select a call route from a local telephone company switching office to ...



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