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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 ...


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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 ...


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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. ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...