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Thomas H Barrows, Harold E Froehlich: Surgical staple. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James M Smith, Lorraine R Sherman, January 19, 1988: US04719917 (655 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple and method for its use in closing an opening in mammalian tissue are disclosed. The staple comprises a central portion of strong, ductile, non-absorbable material and lower leg portions of absorbable material positioned at opposite ends of the central portion. The staple when close ...


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Michael J Vander Wielen, Jack D Taylor: Composite elastomeric material and process for making the same. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Joseph P Harps, January 19, 1988: US04720415 (443 worldwide citation)

A method of producing a composite elastic material comprises stretching an elastic web to elongate it, for example, elongating a nonwoven web of meltblown elastomeric fibers, and bonding the elongated web to at least one gatherable web, such as a spunbonded polyester fiber material, under conditions ...


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Steven A VanSlyke, Ching W Tang, Luther C Roberts: Electroluminescent device with organic luminescent medium. Eastman Kodak Company, Carl O Thomas, January 19, 1988: US04720432 (436 worldwide citation)

An electroluminescent device is disclosed comprising in sequence, an anode, an organic hole injecting and transporting zone, an organic electron injecting and transporting zone, and a cathode. The organic hole injecting and transporting zone is comprised of a layer in contact with the anode containi ...


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Kenneth P Weiss: Method and apparatus for positively identifying an individual. Security Dynamics Technologies, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, January 19, 1988: US04720860 (333 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for the electronic generation and comparision of non-predictable codes. The appartus of the invention comprises a first mechanism for calculating a first non-predictable code according to a predetermined algorithm, the first mechanism for calculating including a first mechanism for inpu ...


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Quentin E Dolecek: Memory-linked wavefront array processor. The Johns Hopkins University, Robert E Archibald, Howard W Califano, January 19, 1988: US04720780 (217 worldwide citation)

A Memory-Linked Wavefront Array Processor (MWAP) is disclosed which computes a broad range of signal processing, scientific and engineering problems at ultra-high speed. The memory-linked wavefront array processor is an array of identical programmable processing elements linked together by dual-port ...


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Bjorn M S Anderson, Reinhold H Ziegler: Fluid powered electrical generator. TurboStar, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, January 19, 1988: US04720640 (208 worldwide citation)

A fluid powered electrical generator having an impellor-rotor rotatively mounted on a central support structure. A toroidal outer support structure surrounds the impellor-rotor, with the impellor-rotor including a plurality of circumferentially spaced-apart fluid dynamic blades. The outward ends of ...


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James F Crittenden, Bryan J White: Small diameter steerable guidewire with adjustable tip. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, January 19, 1988: US04719924 (199 worldwide citation)

A small diameter (no greater than about 0.020" diameter) steerable guidewire for cardiovascular surgical procedures or the like is provided with a means by which the curvature at the distal tip of the guidewire can be adjustable by control applied at the proximal end of the guidewire whereby the cur ...


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Donald F Engel, Steven S Gieseke: Cylindrical air filter with lightweight housing and radially directed seal. Donaldson Company, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, January 19, 1988: US04720292 (194 worldwide citation)

An air filter including a generally tubular filter element having an open air outlet end and a closed end is provided with a molded ring-like end cap of a soft elastomer material. A tubular air outlet member is mounted in the open end of the filter element with the end cap having a radially inwardly ...


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Lewis B Oberlander, David A Spicer, Ralph V Straubs: Communication system control arrangement. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, David Volejnicek, January 19, 1988: US04720850 (169 worldwide citation)

In a switched integrated wideband and narrowband multiservices digital network (FIG. 1), the network control complex (612) includes a program-controlled call processing arrangement (800) that comprises a point-to-point call processing portion (8001) for handling point-to-point calls and a proxy vend ...


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Bruce E Del Mar: Stress test exercise device. Del Mar Avionics, Bruce D Jimerson, Daniel L Dawes, W Douglas English, January 19, 1988: US04720093 (168 worldwide citation)

The specification discloses a self propelled stress testing apparatus for providing graded levels of exercise and for measuring human energy output. An adjustable frictional load calibrated in terms of patient weight and operatively coupled to a pair of translational platforms provides the exercisin ...



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