David T Green: Surgical fastener retainer member assembly. United States Surgical Corporation, John E Nathan, Jeffrey H Ingerman, May 20, 1986: US04589416 (411 worldwide citation)

A unitary assembly of surgical fastener retainer members is disclosed. The assembly includes a plurality of retainer members, preferably of a resinous material, arranged in a surgically useful configuration and connected by flexible or frangible links preferably of the same material. The assembly fa ...

Kees J Van Tilburg: Sanitary napkin. The Procter & Gamble Company, Thomas J Slone, Fredrick H Braun, Richard C Witte, May 20, 1986: US04589876 (251 worldwide citation)

A sanitary napkin. The sanitary napkin comprises a central absorbent pad and flaps extending from each longitudinal edge of the central absorbent pad. The body of each flap contains a flexible axis about which the flap can fold on itself. The sanitary napkin preferentially bends at the line of junct ...

Kenneth R Kensey: Method and apparatus for surgically removing remote deposits. Intravascular Surgical Instruments, Caesar Rivise Bernstein & Cohen, May 20, 1986: US04589412 (233 worldwide citation)

A procedure and device for use in removing atherosclerotic plaques by inserting a multiple-lumen catheter having a cutting tip into an artery, such as the coronary artery. The cutting tip is rotated by the application of fluid pressure through an inner lumen while, if necessary, negative pressure ca ...

Yutaka Yoshida, Shozo Hirayama, Hiroyuki Kusunoki, Yoshio Shishido, Kazumasa Matsuo, Morihide Mizumoto, Masahiko Kato, Tadao Hagino: Surgical cutting instrument. Olympus Optical, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, May 20, 1986: US04589414 (206 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutting instrument essentially comprises an outer sheath tube, an inner stationary tube which is disposed within said outer sheath tube such that the distal end of the inner tube projects from the distal end of the outer sheath tube and is provided with a cutting opening for drawing cut t ...

Boris N Malyshev, Viktor A Saljuk, Oleg X Skobelkin, Evgeny I Brekhov, Boris A Smirnov, Ivan A Korolkov, Viktor P Bashilov, Tatyana L Ivanova: Surgical instrument for resection of hollow organs. Fleit Jacobson Cohn & Price, May 20, 1986: US04589413 (195 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is made of a surgical instrument comprising a suturing device having a supporting body and a staple body with an ejector for ejecting staples therefrom for suturing, the bodies being coupled together by means of a pivot device adjacent one end, and a retainer is provided at the other ...

David J Drage: Plasma reactor having slotted manifold. Tegal Corporation, Paul F Wille, May 20, 1986: US04590042 (185 worldwide citation)

A plasma reactor apparatus is disclosed in which plates having channels are used to redistribute gas uniformly over the surface of a wafer being processed in the reactor. Slot means adjacent the plates provide a final baffle to prevent jetstreams in the gas from impinging directly on the wafer.

Stephen P Dretler: Expandable dilator-catheter. Fishman & Dionne, May 20, 1986: US04589868 (182 worldwide citation)

A device capable of being used as both a dilator and catheter is presented. The dilator-catheter is comprised of an expandable housing having an interior wall and exterior wall with a space therebetween. A longitudinal cavity is provided through the housing, the cavity being defined by the interior ...

Robert M Wydevan: Fluid filtering device. Donaldson Company, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, May 20, 1986: US04589983 (181 worldwide citation)

A fluid filtering device in various embodiments is disclosed. The filter includes, in one embodiment, alternating layers (34', 36') of corrugated filter media which are rolled together and sealed at alternate ends by sealant (38, 42) forming longitudinal flutes and transverse inter-flute passageways ...

Michael D Pierschbacher, Erkki I Ruoslahti: Polypeptide. La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, May 20, 1986: US04589881 (176 worldwide citation)

A polypeptide having the cell-attaching activity of fibronectin. The polypeptide has 108 amino acid residues and the formula: H-Ile-Gly-Gln-Gln-Ser-Thr-Val-Ser-Asp-Val-Pro-Arg-Asp-Leu-Glu-Val-Val-Ala- Ala-Thr-Pro-Thr-Ser-Leu-Leu-Ile-Ser-Trp-Asp-Ala-Pro-Ala-Val-Thr-Val-Arg-Tyr -Tyr-Arg-Ile-Thr-Tyr-Gl ...

Victor A Vaguine: Microwave hyperthermia applicator with variable radiation pattern. Varian Associates, Stanley Z Cole, William R McClellan, Kenneth L Warsh, May 20, 1986: US04589424 (162 worldwide citation)

A direct contact microwave hyperthermia applicator includes a plurality of rectangular waveguide sections each having a radiating aperture. The waveguide sections are mounted with their long sides abutting. A pair of shutter elements for individually varying the radiating aperture is associated with ...