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E Marlowe Goble, Larry DeHart: Suture anchor system. Biotron Labs, M Reid Russell, April 19, 1988: US04738255 (551 worldwide citation)

A suture anchor system that includes a drill for turning into a bone mass with sissoring blades pivotally connected in a longitudinal drill shaft slot proximate to a cutting end thereof, the blade ends to sissor to extend cutting edges outwardly therefrom, which sissoring occurs at a certain depth o ...


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William L Thomas, Steven J Sletten, John W Mathews Jr, Jeffrey C Swinehart, Michael W Fellinger, John E Hershey, George P Hyatt, Robert F Kubichek: Method, apparatus and system for recognizing broadcast segments. Control Data Corporation, Laurence S Rogers, Jeffrey H Ingerman, April 19, 1988: US04739398 (398 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus and system are provided for recognizing broadcast segments, such as commercials, in real time by continuous pattern recognition without resorting to cues or codes in the broadcast signal. Each broadcast frame is parametized to yield a digital word and a signature is constructed f ...


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Clark R Fuqua: Variable diameter catheter. Genus Catheter Technologies, Isaksen Lathrop Esch Hart & Clark, April 19, 1988: US04738666 (373 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a variable diameter catheter which is folded in a longitudinal manner in order to reduce the diameter for convenient and less traumatic insertion into a body orifice. The fold in the catheter is maintained by a slidably removable external sheath which aids in insertion ...


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John M Jeffers, Donald R Horne, S Wayne Mundy, Joseph B Glaab: Direct broadcast satellite signal transmission system. General Instrument, April 19, 1988: US04739510 (292 worldwide citation)

Audio and control signals are digitized and inserted in the horizontal blanking intervals of the distributed composite television signal. The control signals are in the form of a data stream which includes a header containing group address, sync, and program-related information applicable to all rec ...


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David R Hall, Donald G Cross: Polycrystalline diamond bearing system for a roller cone rock bit. Smith International, Willian Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 19, 1988: US04738322 (230 worldwide citation)

A roller cone rock bit is disclosed with an improved bearing system. The improvement comprises a main journal bearing which is substantially frustoconically shaped and a main roller cone bearing which is reverse shaped to mate with the journal bearing. The journal and roller cone bearings comprise p ...


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Alfred R Koelle, Jeremy A Landt: System for identifying particular objects. Amtech Corporation, Ellsworth R Roston, Charles H Schwartz, April 19, 1988: US04739328 (228 worldwide citation)

A reader interrogates an object. The object has a tag with a data source such as a read-only memory (ROM) which produces an identifying sequence of binary 1's and 0's in an individual pattern and transmits these signals to the reader. Each "1" or "0" is converted to a plurality of signal cycles at f ...


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Alfred E Magro, Michael Rishton: Tapered hemostatic device for use in conjunction with a catheter for alleviating blood leakage and method for using same. Aries Medical Incorporated, David G Conlin, George W Neuner, Ronald I Eisenstein, April 19, 1988: US04738658 (216 worldwide citation)

A method of stopping bleeding around a catheter when an insertion sheath is removed is disclosed. This method involves using a novel tapered hemostatic device that can be moved along the catheter tube into the puncture site. The tapered hemostatic device of the present invention has an inner diamete ...


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James D Allen: Confidential document reproduction method and apparatus. Eastman Kodak Company, Norman Rushefsky, April 19, 1988: US04739377 (211 worldwide citation)

A reproduction method and apparatus provides for the secure reproduction of confidential documents that include a machine readable code or indicia that is preferably invisible. The reproductions are also provided with a machine readable code to provide security against the making of reproductions fr ...


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Peter A Roberts, Hamish W M Norton, John D Finnerty: Methods and apparatus for restructuring debt obligations. Lazard Freres & Co, Laurence S Rogers, Jeffrey H Ingerman, April 19, 1988: US04739478 (186 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for restructuring one or more debt obligations issued in the form of interest-bearing bonds into a serial issue of zero coupon bonds. The data processing system evaluates the cash flows and present value of an existing bond, then creates a serial issue of zero coupon bonds whic ...


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Francis I Ezard: Manufacture of wooden beams. Ezijoin, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, April 19, 1988: US04738071 (174 worldwide citation)

A timber beam is formed by butt-joining timber lengths (19) using a pair of joining plates (12) each of which extends around three sides of the abutted timber lengths. Each joining plate has a base section (14) and two side sections (16), at least the side sections each having a plurality of project ...