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Fernando S Garcia, Hartmut Ginnow Merkert, Paul J Anderson, Bertram J Hudson: Glucose medical monitoring system. Garid, Hugh D Jaeger, January 20, 1987: US04637403 (772 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 ...


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Paul D Trokhan: Tissue paper. The Procter & Gamble Company, Monte D Witte, Fredrick H Braun, Richard C Witte, January 20, 1987: US04637859 (443 worldwide citation)

Soft, absorbent paper webs and processes for making them. In the process, an aqueous dispersion of the papermaking fibers is formed into an embryonic web on a first foraminous member such as a Fourdinier wire. This embryonic web is associated with a second foraminous member known as a deflection mem ...


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Paul J Mattaboni: Autonomous mobile robot. Louis Orenbuch, January 20, 1987: US04638445 (296 worldwide citation)

A vision system for a mobile robot employs at least two arrays of sensors for obtaining data on the position and distance of objects in a workspace. One of the sensor arrays is used principally to see near objects and the other array is used principally to see far objects. The two arrays are symmetr ...


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Kazuyuki Umebayashi, Takahiro Yamada: Vehicle-loaded display device. Aisin Seiki Kabushikikaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, January 20, 1987: US04638287 (258 worldwide citation)

Key switches, a plane type CRT display, a modulator, a demodulator, etc. are arranged in a control board mounted on a steering wheel, while a TV camera, a character information generator, a modulator, a demodulator, etc., are arranged on the side of the vehicle body. Electric circuits on the control ...


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John M Forgac, George R Hoekstra: In situ retorting of oil shale with pulsed water purge. Amoco Corporation, Chevron U, Thomas W Tolpin, William T McClain, William H Magidson, January 20, 1987: US04637464 (257 worldwide citation)

Product yield and quality is increased during in situ retorting of oil shale by pulsed combustion in which the flow of feed gas to the flame front is intermittently stopped while continuously retorting the oil shale. In the process, a water purge is injected into the retort between pulses of feed ga ...


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Michael H Freeman: Multifocal contact lenses utilizing diffraction and refraction. Pilkington P E, F Eugene Davis IV, Mark P Stone, January 20, 1987: US04637697 (213 worldwide citation)

A bifocal contact lens has diffractive power added to the basic refractive power provided by the material of the lens and the basic curvature of its front and rear surfaces. The diffractive power arises from concentric zones, each providing an asymmetric retardation of light across the zone width to ...


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William A Cook: Balloon catheter. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Weikart Emhardt & Naughton, January 20, 1987: US04637396 (175 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter having an expandable and collapsible elastic balloon is shown, wherein the balloon is reinforced by knitted fabric such that the balloon can not expand beyond a predetermined diameter regardless of the internal pressure applied to the balloon. The knitted construction permits the ...


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Clifford H Boler, William W Leake, Surinder S Rai, Gene B Zemske: CMOS output buffer providing high drive current with minimum output signal distortion. VTC Incorporated, Kinney & Lange, January 20, 1987: US04638187 (174 worldwide citation)

A CMOS output buffer provides high drive current without sacrificing speed and with minimum output signal distortion due to internal chip ground bounce or output signal ringing. The output buffer includes a pull-up circuit and a pull-down circuit which distribute switching current spikes over time. ...


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Stanford R Ovshinsky, Subhendu Guha, Prem Nath, Chi C Yang, Jeffrey Fournier, James Kulman: Gas mixtures for the vapor deposition of semiconductor material. Energy Conversion Devices, Marvin S Siskind, Ronald W Citkowski, January 20, 1987: US04637895 (162 worldwide citation)

Precursor gaseous mixtures from which to glow discharge deposit wide and narrow band gap semiconductor alloy material, said material characterized by improved photoconductivity and stability and improved resistance to photodegradation. There is also specifically disclosed a method of fabricating a n ...


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Joachim Kohn, Robert S Langer: Non-peptide polyamino acid bioerodible polymers. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Paul J Cook, January 20, 1987: US04638045 (161 worldwide citation)

A novel bioerodible polymeric composition is provided comprising a plurality of monomer units of two or three amino acids which are polymerized via hydrolytically labile bonds at their respective side chains rather than at the amino or carboxylic acid terminals by amide bonds. Such polymers are usef ...