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John C Harvey, James W Cuddihy: Signal processing apparatus and methods. Darby & Darby, September 15, 1987: US04694490 (706 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for automatically controlling programming transmissions and presentations on television and radio equipment and monitoring the programming transmitted and presented. ("Programming" here means everything transmitted over television or radio intended for communication of entertai ...


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David J Grant, Andrew M Vignola Sr: Banking/brokerage computer interface system. The Advest Group, McCormick Paulding & Huber, September 15, 1987: US04694397 (323 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for interfacing a banking system and a brokerage system having a number of brokerage offices. Clients having both a brokerage and a banking account transact both brokerage and banking activities from the brokerage office. Automatic transaction processing within and between the ...


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Theodore Adams: Automatic implantable defibrillator and pacer. Medtronic, Robert C Beck, Joseph F Breimayer, John L Rooney, September 15, 1987: US04693253 (289 worldwide citation)

A defibrillator/pacer having separate energy storage circuits for pacing and defibrillating. The pacing energy storage is charged from residual energy from the defibrillator source to permit high energy pacing after defibrillation. In operation, energy is transferred from the defibrillation energy s ...


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Edward H Cheung: Computerized system for routing incoming telephone calls to a plurality of agent positions. Innings Telecom, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, September 15, 1987: US04694483 (266 worldwide citation)

A telephone call routing system for routing incoming telephone calls assigns each such incoming call to a selected one or more of a plurality of agent display modules. The agent display module has a visual output indicating which of a plurality of telephone lines carries the incoming call assigned t ...


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Stephen J Failla: Two-piece tissue fastener with deformable retaining receiver. Ethicon, September 15, 1987: US04693248 (264 worldwide citation)

A fastener is provided to hold together portions of mammalian tissue and includes an open loop fastening member and a receiver with two passages for receiving the legs of the fastening member. The receiver defines a plurality of deformable projections spaced peripherally around the interior surface ...


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Mieczyslaw H Mazurek: Polysiloxane-grafted copolymer pressure sensitive adhesive composition and sheet materials coated therewith. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Richard Francis, September 15, 1987: US04693935 (206 worldwide citation)

This invention provides pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) compositions comprising a copolymer having a vinyl polymeric backbone having grafted thereto polysiloxane moieties. The compositions may contain other ingredients such as tackifier and/or plasticizer. An exposed surface of the PSA composition ...


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Paul Ducheyne: Porous flexible metal fiber material for surgical implantation. Sherman and Shalloway, September 15, 1987: US04693721 (206 worldwide citation)

Titanium or other biocompatible metal fibers having a diameter of from about 20 to about 200 .mu.m, a length of from about 2 to 50 mm and a length-to-diameter ratio of at least about 100 are formed into a flexible and deformable mass, for example, a sheet, of interlocked fibers, which may be sintere ...


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Alan A Wanderer, William E Sagstetter: Combination needle shield/needle guard device for a hypodermic syringe with a permanently attached needle. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, September 15, 1987: US04693708 (187 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a combination needle shield/needle guard device for a hypodermic syringe with a needle permanently attached to the front end of the syringe barrel. This needle shield/needle guard device is positively locked to the syringe barrel and can perform two functions: first, functi ...


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Brett A Miller, Daniel Pitton: Vehicle blind spot detector. Oltman and Flynn, September 15, 1987: US04694295 (169 worldwide citation)

The driver, in trying to manage the directional control of his vehicle, is often seen rotating his head or torso beyond 90 degrees (past perpendicular) in an effort to gain intelligence about what competing vehicles are flanking his "blindsides." Such a competing vehicle may occupy that area in the ...


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John R Hickman, Craig C Weidman: Two-flap closure. Weatherchem Corporation, Pearne Gordon McCoy & Granger, September 15, 1987: US04693399 (161 worldwide citation)

An injection-molded thermoplastic closure with shake-and-spoon apertures and associated flaps for selectively closing and opening the apertures. The flaps are releasably retained in their closed positions by catch elements which provide retention forces that are relatively insensitive to dimensional ...