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Leslie P Kalmus, Donald R Trojan, Bradley Mott, John Strampfer: Automated securities trading system. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, William L Botjer, June 16, 1987: US04674044 (1072 worldwide citation)

Data processing based apparatus makes an automated trading market for one or more securities. The system retrieves the best obtaining bid and asked prices from a remote data base, covering the ensemble of institutions or others making a market for the relevant securities. Data characterizing each se ...


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Paul T Weisman, Dawn I Houghton, Dale A Gellert: Absorbent articles with dual-layered cores. The Procter & Gamble Company, George W Allen, Steven J Goldstein, Richard C Witte, June 16, 1987: US04673402 (538 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides absorbent articles, such as disposable diapers, which utilize substantially water-insoluble hydrogel material to enhance the absorbent capacity of such articles. In these articles, the hydrogel material, combined in particulate form with hydrophilic fiber material, is ...


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Tatsuo Suzuki, Atsushi Matsumoto: Medical instrument. Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, June 16, 1987: US04673393 (325 worldwide citation)

A medical instrument having a path for receiving a bar-like member and a combination of valves provided in the path. The combination of valves comprises a first disc-like valve having a first slit open only to one of the end faces thereof and a second slit open only to the other of the end faces the ...


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Chester L Lemon, Bill A Kelly: Method and apparatus for controlling the distribution of coupons. James K Appleton, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt & Kimball, June 16, 1987: US04674041 (281 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and controlling the distribution of product coupons from a plurality of remote terminals located at the point of sale is provided. The system includes video display terminals for displaying an array of coupons available for selection and means for monitoring and controlling t ...


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Paul V Fenton Jr, Thomas M Young: Implantable treatment reservoir. Strato Medical Corporation, Lahive & Cockfield, June 16, 1987: US04673394 (278 worldwide citation)

An implantable treatment device has a housing portion defining a chamber and a self-resealable cover portion which closes off the chamber to provide a fluid receiving reservoir. An exit port extends from the reservoir to the external surface of the housing, and a locking member affixed to the device ...


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Katsuji Okumura: Multiple robot control system using grid coordinate system for tracking and completing travel over a mapped region containing obstructions. Automax Kabushiki Kaisha, Jordan and Hamburg, June 16, 1987: US04674048 (270 worldwide citation)

A control system for a mobile robot calculates the instantaneous position of the robot, and sequentially stores data representative of the respective robot positions. The system studies and stores a range which the robot is to travel, and calculates a running pattern of the robot in the specific ran ...


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Clifford N Christian: Multiple assay card and system. The Regents of the University of California, Poms Smith Lande & Rose, June 16, 1987: US04673657 (257 worldwide citation)

An assay card having a three-layer laminate construction in which various recessed channels and chambers are interconnected with protruding flexible chambers and channels to provide a completely self-contained analytical system adapted for treating and analyzing a sample utilizing a multiple assay r ...


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Harold Hershenson: Plaque softening method. Cordis Corporation, Henry W Collins, Thomas R Vigil, June 16, 1987: US04672962 (226 worldwide citation)

The plaque resolving device is adapted to be inserted into and through the lumen of a blood vessel and manipulatable therethrough to a desired position where the device can be operated to resolve atherosclerotic plaque buildup in, and to re-establish desired blood flow through, the blood vessel. The ...


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Teruyoshi Uchida, Hisayoshi Yamamori, Hirotaka Kojima, Junichi Tashita: Electrode for living body. Mitsubishi Rayon Company, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, June 16, 1987: US04672970 (221 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a metal electrode for a living body, which comprises a noble metal wire an an insulating covering layer formed around the periphery of the noble metal wire. At least a part of the portion of the insulating covering layer falling in contact with the noble metal wire is composed of a cros ...


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Hirokazu Ogaki, Yasuhiro Funahashi, Hiroshi Koie, Tomoko Kurachi: Software vending system. Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Browdy and Neimark, June 16, 1987: US04674055 (210 worldwide citation)

A software vending system comprising a host system including primary memory means for storing a plurality of different software programs, and a plurality of peripheral vending instruments each operatively connected to the host system for interactive data communication therebetween. Each of the perip ...