Robert L Conta, Harvey N Wallach: Self-powered surgical fastening instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, August 19, 1986: US04606343 (633 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method for performing a surgical fastening procedure at a location remote from the location at which the instrument is manipulated. The instrument is at least partly self-powered by self-powering apparatus (e.g., a prestressed spring) adjacent the location at which the fastening pr ...

Ronald H Wideman: Bulked web composite and method of making the same. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Donald L Traut, August 19, 1986: US04606964 (234 worldwide citation)

A bulked web composite comprises a differentially tensioned reticulated web of elastic material bonded to at least one gatherable web whereby, upon release of the tensioning forces, the gatherable web or webs are gathered by the reticulated web with different degrees of bulking in different areas du ...

Jack V D Hough: Implantable electromagnetic middle-ear bone-conduction hearing aid device. Xomed, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, August 19, 1986: US04606329 (167 worldwide citation)

An implantable electromagnetic middle-ear bone conduction hearing aid device is disclosed which provides variability to meet a variety of pathological entities of the hearing impaired user. The device utilizes a sound processing component for converting sound into an analog electromagnetic signal an ...

Thomas J Fogarty, James C Finn III, Thomas B Kinney: Inverted balloon catheter having sealed through lumen. Thomas J Fogarty, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, August 19, 1986: US04606347 (152 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter of the linear eversion type is provided with a sealed through lumen which will pass guide wires and other objects without disturbing the sealed nature of the balloon system.

Helle Bechgaard, Peter Houmoller: Pharmaceutical multiple-units formulation. Alfred Benzon, Stiefel Gross Kurland & Pavane, August 19, 1986: US04606909 (133 worldwide citation)

A pharmaceutical oral controlled release multiple-units formulation in which individual units comprise cross-sectionally substantially homogeneous cores containing particles of a sparingly soluble active substance, the cores being coated with a coating which is substantially resistant to gastric con ...

Robert S Reylek, Kenneth C Thompson: Electrically and thermally conductive adhesive transfer tape. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Gerald F Chernivec, August 19, 1986: US04606962 (118 worldwide citation)

The adhesive layer of the novel transfer tape contains electrically and thermally conductive particles such as silver which are preferably spherical and are larger than the thickness of the adhesive between particles. When used to bond two rigid substrates together, pressure is applied to the substr ...

Ta Yeh Lin: Non-neon light. Holman & Stern, August 19, 1986: US04607317 (118 worldwide citation)

This invention is related to a "non-neon light" which may be directly, manually and freely bent and folded for linear and arched installation for any suitably prepared advertising decoration or similar lamp ornament in a plane figure or dimensional formative article in optional line with the fondnes ...

Michael R Levine, James T Russo, Anthony C Cairo, Victor H Rigotti: Programmable thermostat. Honeywell, Krass & Young, August 19, 1986: US04606401 (115 worldwide citation)

A programmable thermostat employing means for sensing the ambient temperature on the thermostat, a clock for generating digital electrical signals representative of real time, a programmable digital memory for retaining a schedule of times and temperature ranges for a particular repetitive time cycl ...

Leslie A Geddes, Neal E Fearnot: Personal electrocardiogram monitor. Purdue Research Foundation, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, August 19, 1986: US04606352 (112 worldwide citation)

A pocket-sized, self-contained electrocardiogram monitor with a dot-matrix, liquid-crystal display. The monitor uses dry electrodes and is suitable for direct placement against the patient's chest without the use of paste or gel to insure electrical contact. An A/D converter converts an ECG signal t ...

Joseph R Davies: Hand washing device. Charles F Lind, August 19, 1986: US04606085 (110 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an electro mechanical-electronic device designed to prevent nosocomical contagions spread by the hands of health care personnel and others due to improper and incomplete hand washing. The device establishes a time reference for the personnel to insure the proper time standa ...