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William H Roehr Jr, Richard L Goodman: Surgical fastener applying apparatus with tissue edge control. United States Surgical Corporation, Kenyon & Kenyon, December 29, 1987: US04715520 (511 worldwide citation)

In apparatus for applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue clamped between fastener holding and anvil parts of the apparatus, tissue edge control members extend into at least one end, and preferably both ends, of the fastener array to prevent any portion of the tissue from extending ...


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Nils E Patraw: Compressive pedestal for microminiature connections. Hughes Aircraft Company, Ronald L Taylor, A W Karambelas, December 29, 1987: US04716049 (235 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is disclosed for providing microelectronic, intra-chip and chip-to-chip interconnections in an ultra-dense integrated circuit configuration. Compressive pedestals 20 are used to form spring-loaded electrical and mechanical interconnections to conductive terminals on a chip interface mesa a ...


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Takeshi Okazawa, Yoshiyuki Hirano: Method of manufacturing semiconductor device having polycrystalline silicon layer with metal silicide film. NEC Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, December 29, 1987: US04716131 (180 worldwide citation)

A metal silicide film is formed on the sides of a polycrystalline silicon layer formed on a semiconductor substrate via an insulating film and the surface of the metal silicide film is covered by a silicon oxide film, whereby the silicon layer has a low electrical resistance and no short-circuiting ...


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Joseph Maggio: Disposable automatic lancet. Medicore, Oltman and Flynn, December 29, 1987: US04715374 (179 worldwide citation)

A disposable automatic lancet which can be used only once. A lancet blade is on a spring arm in a housing, and the spring arm is cocked just before the lancing procedure by pulling a flexible line extending through an opening in the housing. After cocking, the pull line may be broken off so that it ...


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Masayuki Nishimura, Shuzo Suzuki, Hiroshi Yokoto: Fiber for optical transmission. Sumitomo Electric, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, December 29, 1987: US04715695 (176 worldwide citation)

A fiber for optical transmission composed of a core having a substantially parabolic distribution of refractive index, a first cladding layer formed around the core having a refractive index equal to that of the periphery of the core and a thickness of 1/100 to 1/20 the diameter of the core, a secon ...


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Lionel L Brightwell: Wooden joist with web members having cut tapered edges and vent slots. Trus Joist Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, December 29, 1987: US04715162 (166 worldwide citation)

A wooden joist is described which includes a pair of flange members each having a tapered groove therein and a web member with two tapered outer edges that are glued into such grooves. The tapered outer edges are formed by cutting with a rotating cutter head to provide such edges of substantially un ...


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Harold E Bellis, Edward F McBride: Composition and method for temporarily reducing permeability of subterranean formations. E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company, Craig H Evans, December 29, 1987: US04715967 (163 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a composition and method of temporarily reducing the permeability of subterranean formations penetrated by a wellbore. In particular, it relates to an inexpensive, low molecular weight condensation product of hydroxy acetic acid with itself or compounds containing other hyd ...


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Robert H Reinicke, Lance M Yamato: Implanted medication infusion device. Eaton Corporation, D A Rowe, L G Vande Zande, December 29, 1987: US04715852 (144 worldwide citation)

An implantable positive pressure medication infusion device is provided which is programmable over a wide dynamic range and yet the maximum flow of medication into the body, in the event the inlet valve of the device leaks or fails in the valve open position, is limited to a safe value which is much ...


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Donald W Schmanski: Mobility guide tile for visually handicapped. Thorpe North & Western, December 29, 1987: US04715743 (142 worldwide citation)

A tile for positioning on walkways, crosswalks and other areas of pedestrian traffic for providing direction and warning to visually handicapped persons. The tile comprises a flat plate having a chamfered edge and including raised bumps coupled to a top surface of the plate and projecting upward the ...


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Mehrdad M Moslehi, Chi Y Fu, Krishna Saraswat: Low-temperature direct nitridation of silicon in nitrogen plasma generated by microwave discharge. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, December 29, 1987: US04715937 (139 worldwide citation)

A process utilizing a microwave discharge technique for performing direct nitridation of silicon at a relatively low growth temperature of no more than about 500.degree. C. in a nitrogen plasma ambient without the presence of hydrogen or a fluorine-containing species. Nitrogen is introduced through ...