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David W Hutcheson, Engelbertus J Van Der Molen, Pieter J Oly: Blood sampling unit. Medscan, Harness Dickey & Pierce, March 10, 1987: US04648408 (324 worldwide citation)

A compact disposable blood sampling unit includes at least two, preferably three main components (1, 5, 2, 3; 1, 5, 12; 14, 15, 16), which in the storage and transport position are placed on top of each other. These main components comprise a lancet (14; 25) for making a prick for blood, means for t ...


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Arthur D Steffee: Apparatus and method for maintaining vertebrae in a desired relationship. AcroMed Corporation, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, March 10, 1987: US04648388 (257 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is provided to maintain vertebrae in a desired relationship. The apparatus includes a rod, a plurality of clamps, and a plurality of fastener assemblies. The method involves inserting threaded members into openings in a displaced vertebra and at least one vertebra on each sid ...


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Nicholas Krouglicof, Gordon M McKinnon, Jaroslav Svoboda: Optical position and orientation measurement techniques. CAE Electronics, Schwartz Jeffery Schwaab Mack Blumenthal & Evans, March 10, 1987: US04649504 (253 worldwide citation)

A non-contact sensing system for monitoring the position and orientation of a rigid body in space having at least three distinct point light sources mounted on the rigid body. At least two position sensor heads are fixedly mounted within detection range of light from the light sources, each position ...


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Timothy F Thompson, Robert M Wojcik: Methods and apparatus for system fault diagnosis and control. Westinghouse Electric, D R Lackey, March 10, 1987: US04649515 (250 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for monitoring and diagnosing sensor and interactive based process systems. The knowledge base concerning the process system per se is in the form of a list stored in memory, which list includes domain specific rules in evidence-hypothesis form. This domain dependent information ...


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Alain Carpentier, Sophie Carpentier, Aws S Nashef: Implantable biological tissue and process for preparation thereof. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Bernard Rothwell & Brown, March 10, 1987: US04648881 (229 worldwide citation)

A process for the preparation of implantable biological tissue, and in particular bioprosthetic heart valves, which are prone to calcification after implantation. The process includes treatment of tissue with solutions prior to implantation which have been found effective in reducing calcification o ...


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Seiki Ogura, Jacob Riseman, Nivo Rovedo, Ronald N Schulz: Method of preventing asymmetric etching of lines in sub-micrometer range sidewall images transfer. International Business Machines Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak and Seas, March 10, 1987: US04648937 (212 worldwide citation)

In the process of sidewall image transfer, a vertical step is etched in some material and then a conformal layer of some other material is deposited over the step. By reactive ion etching the conformal material can be anisotropically etched which results in a sidewall spacer of the second material o ...


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Jean P Angelchik: Peroral apparatus for morbid obesity treatment. William H Drummond, March 10, 1987: US04648383 (186 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for peroral treatment of morbid obesity includes a collapsible intra-gastric appliance which can be temporarily deformed to pass through the esophagus and cardiac opening of the stomach and to autogenously assume a normal shape after it is received in the stomach to stimulate neuro-recepto ...


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Bernard N Riskin: Method of and means for accessing computerized data bases utilizing a touch-tone telephone instrument. R L Associates, Sperry Zoda & Kane, March 10, 1987: US04649563 (184 worldwide citation)

A conventional Touch-Tone telephone instrument is rendered functional in the same manner and to the same extent as a computer terminal having alpha-numeric capability, as regards transmission of queries directed to computerized data bases. It is also rendered functional as a recipient of information ...


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William Chorley, Robert Redding, Christopher Fries: Method and apparatus for retrieving remotely located information. Keycom Electronic Publishing, Bernard L Kleinke, March 10, 1987: US04649533 (180 worldwide citation)

The information retrieval method and apparatus includes a group of geographically widely-distributed terminals, which accept a remotely located host computer. Each terminal includes a memory for storing a plurality of items of call origination information. A call original circuit transmits individua ...


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William E Olliges: Video slot machine. Bally Manufacturing Corporation, Jenner & Block, March 10, 1987: US04648600 (172 worldwide citation)

An electronic amusement device is provided in which a set of symbols is displayed on a cathode ray tube. A set of winning symbols is also displayed in response to selection by a player. Upon actuation of a lever arm by the player, the first-mentioned set of symbols is randomized and the resulting di ...



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