Robert G Rothfuss, David K Kuhl: Surgical stapling instrument with staple height adjusting mechanism. Senmed, Charles P Boukus Jr, Jerrold J Litzinger, September 2, 1986: US04608981 (626 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument suitable for performing a gastrointestinal anastomosis is provided. The stapling instrument incorporates a staple height adjusting mechanism which enables the gap between its jaw members to be adjusted to select different staple heights to be produced when the staples ...

John J Curro, James C Baird, Donald L Gerth, George M Vernon, E Kelly Linman: Multi-phase process for debossing and perforating a polymeric web to coincide with the image of one or more three-dimensional forming structures. The Procter & Gamble Company, E Kelly Linman, John V Gorman, Richard C Witte, September 2, 1986: US04609518 (394 worldwide citation)

A continuous, multi-phase process for debossing and perforating a substantially continuous web of substantially planar polymeric film to coincide with the image of one or more forming structures, each having a patterned forming surface with a multiplicity of holes and an opposed surface. Each formin ...

Russell A Brown: System using computed tomography as for selective body treatment. Nilsson Robbins Dalgarn Berliner Carson & Wurst, September 2, 1986: US04608977 (355 worldwide citation)

A system utilizing computed tomography (CT) as for surgery. A CT scanner provides data representative of or slices taken through a body member. Display apparatus reveals the slices. A reference apparatus (frame) affixed to the body, operates in conjunction with the scanner and the display apparatus. ...

Robert F Hartmann, Yiu Fai Chan, Robert Frankovich, Jung Hsing Ou: Programmable logic array device using EPROM technology. Altera Corporation, Hamrick Hoffman Guillot & Kazubowski, September 2, 1986: US04609986 (333 worldwide citation)

An electrically programmable, eraseable and reprogrammable, monolithic integrated circuit logic array device is disclosed. The device includes a plurality of three types of logic array macrocells, each including an AND array matrix of EPROM transistors configured to form a plurality of "product term ...

Timothy J Crish, James D Sweeney, J Thomas Mortimer: Antidromic pulse generating wave form for collision blocking. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, September 2, 1986: US04608985 (310 worldwide citation)

An electrode cuff (B) including a dielectric sleeve (10) and an annular cathode electrode (20) is disposed around a nerve trunk (A). An anode electrode (22) is disposed in body fluids in electrical communication with the nerve trunk. The cathode electrode is disposed off center within the dielectric ...

Arnold Caplan, Glenn T Syftestad: Process of and material for stimulating growth of cartilage and bony tissue at anatomical sites. Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke, September 2, 1986: US04609551 (255 worldwide citation)

A process for exposing live cells to a soluble bone protein and transferring the cells into appropriate skeletal sites to initiate or enhance local chondrogenesis or osteogenesis. Isogenic fibroblasts are exposed in vitro to a soluble bone protein capable of stimulating in vitro and/or in vivo a cho ...

Konrad Goebel, Rainer Muller, Ulrich Schiffers: Medium-load power-generating plant with integrated coal gasification plant. Kraftwerk Union Aktiengesellschaft, Herbert L Lerner, Laurence A Greenberg, September 2, 1986: US04608818 (235 worldwide citation)

Medium-load power generating plant with an integrated coal gasification plant, with a gas-turbine power generating plant part connected to the coal gasification plant, with a steam generating plant part connected to the raw-gas heat exchanger installation of the coal gasification plant, and with a m ...

William E Anspach Jr, Michael S Toborowsky: Endoscope retainer and tissue retracting device. Jack N McCarthy, September 2, 1986: US04608965 (176 worldwide citation)

An endoscope retainer and tissue retracting device including a soft plastic cylindrical tube for slidably mounting on the probe portion of an endoscope, one end of the tube having a friction fit adjacent the end of the endoscope, a plurality of slits forming flexible strips around the tube adjacent ...

Hajime Hiratani: Long-acting composition. Japan Chemical Research, Burgess Ryan & Wayne, September 2, 1986: US04609546 (158 worldwide citation)

A composition wherein a physiologically active polypeptide or a glycoprotein of human origin, for instance, urokinase, kallikrein or leukocyte interferon, is coupled to a polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropylene copolymer. The composition is effective in the human body for a prolonged period of time.

Richard M Magda: Well hot oil system. Beaman & Beaman, September 2, 1986: US04609041 (151 worldwide citation)

The invention pertains to the removal of paraffin deposits from oil producing wells wherein hot fluids are used to melt the deposits. A conduit system consisting of tubing concentric to the well tube carries hot oil to the well tube at a location below the paraffin forming depth. Ports within the we ...