Julio C Palmaz: Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft. Expandable Grafts Partnership, Ben D Tobor, March 29, 1988: US04733665 (2512 worldwide citation)

An expandable intraluminal vascular graft is expanded within a blood vessel by an angioplasty balloon associated with a catheter to dilate and expand the lumen of a blood vessel. The graft may be a wire mesh tube.

Martin I Edenbaum, Borys Rybalka: Foam bandage. Seton Company, Webb Burden Robinson & Webb, March 29, 1988: US04733659 (554 worldwide citation)

A disposable bandage, and a process for manufacturing it, which is prepared from a single sheet or strip of liquid permeable, flexible thermoplastic hydrophilic foam. The process includes coating the entire surface of one side of a foam sheet or strip with a layer of porous pressure sensitive adhesi ...

Donald E Weder, Erwin H Weder, Herbert A Weder, Franklin J Craig: Cover forming apparatus. Highland Supply Corporation, Dunlap Codding & Peterson, March 29, 1988: US04733521 (553 worldwide citation)

A cover forming apparatus for forming a sheet of material about an object to produce a decorative cover for the object. The cover forming apparatus includes a cover former having an object opening formed through a portion thereof which is adapted to receive the object. The cover former includes port ...

Hubert J Schlafly: Data terminal and system for placing orders. Portel Services Network, St Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, March 29, 1988: US04734858 (375 worldwide citation)

A pocket size data terminal is described for use by a large number of consumers in a system with which goods or services can be conveniently and automatically ordered. A plurality of data terminals which can automatically dial a local processing center (LPC) are distributed among users each of whom ...

Terrence H Pocock, Peter J M Coumans, Richard M McNorgan, George M Hart: Cable television system selectively distributing pre-recorded video and audio messages. Cableshare, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, March 29, 1988: US04734764 (306 worldwide citation)

A method of, and a system for, selectively delivering still television video with accompanying audio to home subscribers over a cable television system for advertising, promotional or educational purposes. A maximum number of home subscribers can interactively request presentations of their own choo ...

Allen H DeSatnick, Herbert D Marcus, Paul A Torrie: Tissue gripping and cutting assembly for surgical instrument. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Robert W Hoke II, March 29, 1988: US04733662 (273 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument including a reusable handle and a removable sheathed blade assembly comprising an elongate sheath with a plurality of elongate surgical blades longitudinally received within said sheath and selectively projectable therefrom along guided paths for exposure of the working heads o ...

Tsuneo Tsubakimoto, Tadao Shimomura, Yoshio Irie, Yoshihiko Masuda, Kazumasa Kimura, Takumi Hatsuda: Water absorbing agent. Nippon Shokubai Kagaku Kogyo, Sherman and Shalloway, March 29, 1988: US04734478 (216 worldwide citation)

The invention provides [I] a water-absorbing agent composed of a water-absorbing resin powder having the molecular chains near its surface being crosslinked, said powder being obtained by mixing 100 parts by weight of a powder of a carboxyl-containing water-absorbing resin selected from the group co ...

Lee J Howard, Howard C Rowles: Low pressure process for C.sub.3.sup.+ liquids recovery from process product gas. Air Products and Chemicals, Willard Jones II, James C Simmons, William F Marsh, March 29, 1988: US04734115 (210 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a liquids recovery process useful for the separation and recovery of C.sub.3.sup.+ liquid hydrocarbons from gas mixtures containing high concentrations of lighter components such as are produced by the dehydrogenation of liquefied petroleum gases or by the catalytic cracking o ...

Yasuhiro Watanabe: Position control apparatus. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, March 29, 1988: US04734685 (198 worldwide citation)

A position control apparatus comprises a pointing device for pointing a position, a microprocessor for computing a distance of movement and a velocity of movement of the pointing device controls moving the position pointed by the pointing device at a velocity corresponding to the velocity detected w ...

Donald L Millerd: Ambulatory drug delivery device. IVAC Corporation, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, March 29, 1988: US04734092 (182 worldwide citation)

A device for infusing a drug into an ambulatory patient, the drug being contained in a transparent spiral conduit which is embedded in a disposable flexible casting conformingly adhered to the patient's body, includes a reusable micropump module which is detachably mounted in a collar valve on the c ...