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Kees Schouhamer Immink
Kornelis A Schouhamer Immink: Method of encoding a stream of data bits, arrangement for performing the method and arrangement for decoding the stream of channel bits obtained in accordance with this method. U S Philips Corporation, Thomas A Briody, Jack Oisher, William J Streeter, February 3, 1987: US04641128 (4 worldwide citation)

Method of connecting a stream of data bits of a binary source signal into a stream of data bits of a binary channel signal. The data bit stream of the source signal is divided into a sequence of five authorized source words of variable lengths. Each of these five authorized source words are converte ...


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Thomas M Hauser: Urine collection catheter. Mentor Corporation, Kinney & Lange, February 3, 1987: US04640688 (532 worldwide citation)

A urine collection catheter having a tubular portion open at its outer end and designed to be connected to a urine receptacle and a cup or cone shaped portion integrally connected to the inner end of said tubular portion, the cup shaped portion being of a shape to conform generally with that of the ...


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Kimihiro Shimizu, Tsuguji Nakahara, Taketoshi Kinoshita, Jun Takatsuka, Michiko Igarashi: Plasminogen activator derivatives. Nippon Chemiphar Company, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, February 3, 1987: US04640835 (344 worldwide citation)

Derivatives of a nonimmunogenic plasminogen activator which comprises at least one polyalkylene glycol group chemically bonded with at least one coupling agent to amino acid side chains of said plasminogen activator, wherein said polyalkylene glycol has a molecular weight of about 200-20,000 and is ...


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Billy W Beyers Jr: Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Paul J Rasmussen, Peter M Emanuel, February 3, 1987: US04641205 (342 worldwide citation)

Programming apparatus for a scheduler of a television receiver or VCR for automatically tuning the system to channels corresponding to future programs requires, in its simplest form, only a single programming key for initiating the programming operation and digit keys for normally entering channel n ...


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Edgar W Swank: Method for communicating changes made to text form a text processor to a remote host. International Business Machines Corporation, Shelley M Beckstrand, R Bruce Brodie, Henry E Otto Jr, February 3, 1987: US04641274 (301 worldwide citation)

A method of editing at a processor text formed by lines of characters received by the processor from a remote source whereby communication between the processor and the remote source is minimized. The method steps at the text processor include (a) generating a respective checking number correspondin ...


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Peter Vanmeurs, Monroe H Waxman, Harold J Vinegar: In-situ steam drive oil recovery process. Shell Oil Company, February 3, 1987: US04640352 (281 worldwide citation)

An oil and water-containing subterranean reservoir can be heated in a manner capable of inducing an economically feasible production of oil from zones which were initially so impermeable as to be undesirably unproductive in response to injections of oil recovery fluids. Treatment zones of specified ...


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Harry A Linden: Method and apparatus for sterilizing and charging batteries. Hall Surgical Division of Zimmer, Stuart E Kreiger, February 3, 1987: US04641076 (269 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing sterile, charged batteries for use in a sterile field. The method includes the steps of placing at least one battery in a sterilization container, sterilizing the battery within the container, charging the battery while maintaining it in a sterile state within th ...


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Leonard Flom, Aran Safir: Iris recognition system. Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, February 3, 1987: US04641349 (268 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for identifying an eye, especially a human eye, on the basis of the visible features of the iris and pupil. The eye is first illuminated until the pupil reaches a predetermined size, at which an image of the iris and pupil is obtained. This image is then compared ...


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Matthew A Stuck: Device for packaging plants. Modern Mfg Co, Andrus Sceales Starke & Sawall, February 3, 1987: US04640079 (240 worldwide citation)

A device for packaging plants including a base, and a vertical column is mounted on the base and carries a generally conical sleeve support. A multiplicity of nested paper or plastic sleeves are carried by the sleeve support. A pedestal extends upwardly from the base through the conical support, as ...


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Frank J Schuh: Electrode well and method of completion. Atlantic Richfield Company, Michael E Martin, February 3, 1987: US04640353 (229 worldwide citation)

An electrode well extending into a subterranean formation containing viscous hydrocarbons comprising a plurality of electrode tubes which are formed by extension of an elongated tube from the surface above the formation using a coiled tube injection unit or lowering the tubes on drill pipe, divertin ...