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Vladimir M Fedotov, Vladimir P Kharchenko, Iosif L Lipovsky, Tatyana L Ivanova: Ligating instrument. Vsesojuzny Nauchno Issledovatelsky I Ispytatelny Institute Meditsinskoi Tekhniki, Fleit Jacobson Cohn & Price, December 16, 1986: US04629107 (356 worldwide citation)

A ligating instrument comprising an anvil body and a staple driving body with a longitudinal groove which accommodates a staple magazine with staple pushers and a wedge. The latter is mounted on a carriage arranged in guides provided on the lateral walls of the staple driving body. The instrument in ...


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John J Curro, E Kelly Linman: Microapertured polymeric web exhibiting soft and silky tactile impression. The Procter & Gamble Company, E Kelly Linman, John V Gorman, Richard C Witte, December 16, 1986: US04629643 (341 worldwide citation)

A microapertured polymeric web exhibiting a substantially uniform soft and silky tactile impression on at least one of its surfaces. In a preferred embodiment the present invention relates to webs exhibiting a fine scale pattern of discrete surface aberrations, each of said surface aberrations havin ...


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Peter White: On-line and off-line transaction security system using a code generated from a transaction parameter and a random number. International Security Note & Computer Corporation, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, December 16, 1986: US04630201 (318 worldwide citation)

A security system is disclosed for use in an electronic funds transfer environment. The system includes a central processor and a portable transaction device. During initiation, the central processor generates a sequence of transaction numbers and associated random numbers. This data is supplied to ...


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Wolfgang J Wrasidlo: Asymmetric membranes. Brunswick Corporation, James S Waldron, December 16, 1986: US04629563 (284 worldwide citation)

Improved ultraporous and microporous membranes are provided with an entirely reticulated structure free of large finger voids. The reticulated support structure has gradually increasing pore size which reaches a maximum of from about 10 to about 20,000 times the diameter of the skin pores at the opp ...


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Robin P Michelson: Method and apparatus for visual prosthesis. Townsend and Townsend, December 16, 1986: US04628933 (258 worldwide citation)

A visual prosthesis for blindness due to retinal malfunction includes a compact device having a close-packed array of photosensitive devices on one surface thereof. A plurality of electrodes extend from the opposed surface of the device and are connected to the outputs of the photosensitive devices. ...


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Earl R Gomersall: Preprogrammed over-the-air marketing research system. A C Nielsen Company, Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, December 16, 1986: US04630108 (229 worldwide citation)

A preprogrammed over-the-air marketing research system includes transmission facilities for delivering a regularly scheduled television signal and a low power, microwave transmitter or satellite transponder for delivering a special over-the-air television signal, including substitute programming, to ...


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Russell R Barton: Vehicle tracking system. Standard Telephones & Cables Public Company, Kerkam Stowell Kondracki & Clarke, December 16, 1986: US04630109 (223 worldwide citation)

A vehicle tracking system for determining the lateral position of a moving vehicle relative to an optically distinct line extending along the roadway on which the vehicle travels. A camera periodically scans the roadway including the optically distinct line thereon. Signals representing successive s ...


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James D Sweeney, J Thomas Mortimer: Asymmetric shielded two electrode cuff. Case Western Reserve University, Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee, December 16, 1986: US04628942 (219 worldwide citation)

A nerve trunk (A) has an annular electrode cuff (B) positioned therearound for imposing electrical signals on to the nerve trunk for the purpose of generating unidirectionally propagated action potentials. The electrode cuff includes an annular cathode (30) having a circular passage therethrough of ...


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David E Borth, Ira A Gerson, Philip J Smanski, Richard J Vilmur: Automatic gain selector for a noise suppression system. Motorola, Douglas A Boehm, Donald B Southard, Charles L Warren, December 16, 1986: US04630305 (215 worldwide citation)

An automatic gain selector is disclosed for use with a noise suppression system which performs speech quality enhancement upon a noisy speech signal available at the input to generate a noise-suppressed speech signal at the output by spectral gain modification. The channel gain controller (240) of t ...


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Paul Callens, Claude Galand, Claude Gergaud, Philippe Noailly, Pierre Secondo: Method and system for transmitting digitized voice signals as packets of bits. International Business Machines, John B Frisone, December 16, 1986: US04630262 (212 worldwide citation)

A method of transmitting digitized voice signals as packets of bits in a digital transmission network to which a plurality of terminals acting as sources of voice signals are attached. The method includes, at the transmitting end and for each source, the steps of: a dividing the signal into successi ...



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