David R Cok: Signal processing method and apparatus for sampled image signals. Eastman Kodak Company, Thomas H Close, December 16, 1986: US04630307 (89 worldwide citation)

A signal processing method and apparatus for providing interpolated values between sampled values in a sampled image signal, is characterized by providing a plurality of different interpolation routines for producing interpolated signal values for appropriately completing a respective plurality of k ...

Arthur Winters, Casper S Molee: Stereotaxic array plug. Victory Engineering, Albert F Kronman, December 16, 1986: US04629451 (88 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a surgical stereotaxic array plug of biocompatible material having an outer periphery adapted to be secured in a complementary threaded opening provided in the skull with bores traversing the plug for receiving and positioning therapeutic apparatus and fluid dispensing devices.

Michael E Murphy: Adjustable hospital mattress with removable inserts. Lutheran Hospital Foundation, Foley & Lardner, December 16, 1986: US04628557 (87 worldwide citation)

A hospital mattress which is flexible and permits head elevation and knee flexion has removably securable inserts which can be repeatedly removed or replaced and secured without requiring substantial displacement of the patient. A body of resilient material, preferably closed-cell polymer foam, is u ...

David W Mortara: High resolution ECG waveform processor. Mortara Instrument, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, December 16, 1986: US04630204 (87 worldwide citation)

A waveform processor for processing waveforms of the ECG type from surface electrodes connected to the human body. Differential lead waveforms are sampled by a fast, high resolution A/D converter which are thereafter provided to a preprocessor where filtering and a reconstruction of the leads wavefo ...

Max Lerman: Cervical thoracic orthosis. United States Manufacturing Co, Christie Parker & Hale, December 16, 1986: US04628913 (87 worldwide citation)

A cervical thoracic orthosis includes a chest plate and a back plate for overlying a patient's chest and back, fastening means for securing in a fixed position around the patient's upper torso, an occipital support shaped to conform to the occipital region of the patient's head, an occipital support ...

Kamal A Youssef: Toothbrush. December 16, 1986: US04628564 (86 worldwide citation)

A toothbrush with a liquid-storing sponge structure formed with a thickness diminishing to a pointed head which projects outwardly longitudinally from the bristle head. The sponge structure is in contacting engagement with the bristles whereby the stored liquid may be introduced into and along the r ...

Gerald W Mawbey: Thigh support for vehicle seats. General Motors Corporation, Herbert Furman, December 16, 1986: US04629248 (85 worldwide citation)

An inflatable thigh support for a vehicle seat includes an extension which is hinged to the forward edge portion of a seat cushion support for movement between a fully lowered position and a fully raised position and various positions therebetween. The extension is moved between its positions by an ...

Howard W Andrews Jr, Clifford F Bobb, Robert F Cobaugh deceased, Attalee S Taylor: Zero insertion force card edge connector with flexible film circuitry. AMP Incorporated, Allan B Osborne, December 16, 1986: US04629270 (84 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to zero insertion force card edge connectors with flexible film circuitry interconnecting the mother printed circuit board on which the connector is mounted and the daughter printed circuit card received in the connector. Actuation of cam means closes the connector and ...

Takao Saito, Masakazu Moriyama: Audio/visual display system for multiple maps. Toyota Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Cushman Darby & Cushman, December 16, 1986: US04630209 (84 worldwide citation)

Data for a map of a predetermined area is divided into a plurality of blocks, stored in an external memory medium such as a cassette tape, and loaded into a CPU when deemed necessary. The map as a whole or parts of the map can be arbitrarily selected and displayed through the operation of a keyboard ...

Raymond W Jurgens Jr, Richard G Johnson, Leroy R Nadler: Method of producing prefilled sterile plastic syringes. Mallinckrodt, Bernard Rothwell & Brown, December 16, 1986: US04628969 (83 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a process for producing sterilized prefilled plastic syringes avoiding plastic deformation and distortion. The plastic barrels are subjected to repeated water jet washing steps to remove contaminants and depyrogenate the barrels. Tip seals and pistons are subjected to washing, aut ...

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