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Mark H Wholey, Mark L Nagurka, Robert S Katz: Method and apparatus for dilating blood vessels. Richard V Westerhoff, Arnold B Silverman, February 9, 1988: US04723549 (774 worldwide citation)

A catheter for dilating occluded or stenotic blood vessels includes a collapsible filter device disposed between a dilating balloon and the distal end of the catheter. The collapsible filter device comprises a plurality of resilient ribs secured to the catheter at or adjacent the distal end thereof ...


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Karen E Kullas, Joseph Giusto: Anti-obesity balloon placement system. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, February 9, 1988: US04723547 (255 worldwide citation)

An anti-obesity balloon and a placement system for the balloon includes a balloon with a needle-pierceable, self-sealing plug and an insertion catheter having a needle at its distal end. The needle is movable between an extended position in which it protrudes distally of the insertion catheter and a ...


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Maurice Buchbinder, Ronald J Solar: Steerable catheter. Versaflex Delivery Systems, William H Dippert, February 9, 1988: US04723936 (202 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to steerable catheters. More particularly, this invention relates to steerable catheters comprising a flexible catheter comprising a spring coil body defining a lumen, the spring coil body having a flexible covering thereon; a deflection wire, the distal end of the deflection ...


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Donald W Moses, Robert Moses, James W Kinne, Charles H Hustig, Wayne P Olson, Alan M Doberstein, Robert S Bradford: Bi-directional data telemetry system. Applied Spectrum Technologies, Dorsey & Whitney, February 9, 1988: US04724435 (201 worldwide citation)

The data telemetry system disclosed is a complete data communications systems suitable for use by utilities such as electric companies, gas companies and water companies which can be used for meter reading and load management at individual subscribers premises. Elements of the system can also be use ...


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Trevor Lambert: Inserting television advertising spots automatically. Adams Russell Co, Charles Hieken, February 9, 1988: US04724491 (188 worldwide citation)

A downlink dish receives television signals from a remote location transmitted by satellite. Satellite receivers demodulate these received signals and normally transmit them through a switch to modulators which modulate respective carrier signals to retransmit the remote program video signals over a ...


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John E Spencer: Sheathed syringe. Montana Deaconess Medical Center, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak and Seas, February 9, 1988: US04723943 (181 worldwide citation)

A syringe with a body and a needle at one end and an injection plunger movable into the body at the opposite end. A guide lug is fixed on the syringe body near the needle end. A sheath is positioned over the syringe body with a longitudinal groove that engages the guide lug. The sheath is movable wi ...


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Thomas O Bales, J William Box, Keith Reisinger: Leakproof hemostasis valve with single valve member. Cordis Corporation, George H Gerstman, February 9, 1988: US04723550 (170 worldwide citation)

A hemostasis valve in which the valve member is a tubular, resilient gasket which may be compressed with variable pressure to provide a variable pressure seal to an elongated member extending through the tubular bore of the gasket. The gasket bore also defines at least one resilient, annular rib whe ...


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Charles E Kiernan, Robert L Milanese: Battery package with battery condition indicator means. Duracell, Ronald S Cornell, James B McVeigh, February 9, 1988: US04723656 (167 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a package for the sale and display of batteries having a voltage indicator integrally associated with the package. A pair of electrical contacts are associated with the voltage indicator and the contacts are so positioned on the package that they are accessible for alignment ...


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Gary T Carroll: Transponder device. B I Incorporated, Bryant R Gold, February 9, 1988: US04724427 (164 worldwide citation)

A transponder device receives a carrier signal from an interrogator unit. This carrier signal, of frequency F, is rectified by a rectifying circuit in order to generate operating power. Logic/timing circuits derive a clock signal and second carrier signal of frequency F/n from the received carrier s ...


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Peter M Athanas, Gregory A Portanova: Modular multiport data hub. United Technologies Corporation, Francis J Maguire Jr, February 9, 1988: US04724520 (161 worldwide citation)

A data hub for facilitating and effecting data transfers between signal processors with high efficiency is disclosed. The data hub receives low priority data transfer instructions from a master CPU and is capable of transferring such low priority data between processors without imposing significant ...