Fernando S Garcia, Hartmut Ginnow Merkert, Paul J Anderson, David E Linde, Bertram J Hudson: Glucose medical monitoring system. Garid, Hugh D Jaeger, December 9, 1986: US04627445 (723 worldwide citation)

Hand-held shirt-pocket portable medical diagnostic system for checking measurement of blood glucose, urea nitrogen, hemoglobin, blood components or other body qualities. The system includes the engagement of a disposable needle or lance probe package which carries a chemical reagent strip such as bl ...

John P Yang: Electronic athlete trainer for improving skills in reflex, speed and accuracy. December 9, 1986: US04627620 (383 worldwide citation)

An electronic apparatus for improving skills in reflex, speed and accuracy of the player as well as for recreational purposes is disclosed in which multiple targets spread around the player are selected with random sequence by an electronic device. The selections of targets are indicated by the visu ...

Todd D Campbell, Aws S Nashef: Method of producing prostheses for replacement of articular cartilage and prostheses so produced. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Bernard Rothwell & Brown, December 9, 1986: US04627853 (339 worldwide citation)

Prostheses useful for articulating cartilage replacement, and which are attached to host bone without the use of cements, are derived from bone. Allogenic or xenogenic bone segments are machined into the desired shape and differentially demineralized. The completely demineralized portion has a spong ...

Robert E Newell, Robert A Fitzsimmons: Devices for administering medicaments to patients. Glaxo Group, McAulay Fields Fisher Goldstein & Nissen, December 9, 1986: US04627432 (282 worldwide citation)

A device for administering medicaments to patients comprises a housing containing a cylindrical chamber. A support is arranged inside the chamber to support a carrier, such as a blister pack. The blister pack has a plurality of containers or blisters arranged in a circle. When a blister pack is loca ...

Stephen J Miller: Process for stabilizing lube base stocks derived from bright stock. Chevron Research Company, W K Turner, G D Haynes, V J Cavalieri, December 9, 1986: US04627908 (243 worldwide citation)

A process for stabilizing a lubricating oil base stock derived from a nitro-aromatic-containing hydrocracked bright stock, comprising a two-step stabilizing process utilizing hydrodenitrification followed by mild hydrofinishing.

Bob M Dobbins, Elwood E Barnes: Method and apparatus for currency validation. Mars, Davis Hoxie Faithfull & Hapgood, December 9, 1986: US04628194 (191 worldwide citation)

An improved currency validator having an electrical signal generating sensor for scanning an area of a bank note and generating a sequence of electrical signals in response to the currency identifying characteristics detected by the sensor in the area scanned is described. Circuitry is provided for ...

Jerry A Schmitt: Tri-layer tubing. High Voltage Engineering Corporation, Henry C Nields, December 9, 1986: US04627844 (175 worldwide citation)

A coextruded tri-layered medical-surgical tubing for the administration of common medicines such as insulin and nitroglycerin solutions is disclosed. Improved flexibility and uniformity and increased peel strength are obtained by interposing a layer of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer between an ...

Gerhardt N Fick: Sunflower products and methods for their production. Sigco Research, Schwartz Jeffery Schwaab Mack Blumenthal & Evans, December 9, 1986: US04627192 (173 worldwide citation)

A sunflower seed is disclosed which has both a high oleic acid content and a low linoleic acid content. Also disclosed is a sunflower seed which has a white or gray seed coat and which contains approximately 80% or greater by weight of olkeic acid. Also described are novel sunflowers for producing t ...

David E Borth, Ira A Gerson, Richard J Vilmur: Noise suppression system. Motorola, Douglas A Boehm, Donald B Southard, Charles L Warren, December 9, 1986: US04628529 (166 worldwide citation)

An improved noise suppression system (400) is disclosed which performs speech quality enhancement upon speech-plus-noise signal available at the input (205) to generate a clean speech signal at the output (265) by spectral gain modification. The noise suppression system of the present invention incl ...

Panagiotis N Symbas, J Lee Baisden, Stothe P Kezios: Sternal retractor. Cox & Smith, December 9, 1986: US04627421 (160 worldwide citation)

A retractor with pivoting arms which reduces the amount of pressure exerted on the small ribs of the upper part of the rib cage when the rib cage is retracted for open heart surgery. One of the arms is pivotally mounted to the cross-bar and the other is pivotally mounted to a cursor. The cursor move ...