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John W Brantigan: Surgical prosthetic implant facilitating vertebral interbody fusion and method. May 10, 1988: US04743256 (758 worldwide citation)

A surgical prosthetic implant for the vertebral column in the form of a rigid, preferably inert metal, plug having a porous metal surface allowing ingrowth of bone cells for biologic fixation is provided to achieve vertebral interbody fusion for treating or preventing back pain in patients with rupt ...


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Robert J Kruger: Package assembly for plastic film bandage. The Clinipad Corporation, Garrettson Ellis, May 10, 1988: US04743232 (596 worldwide citation)

A package assembly for a plastic film bandage includes a plastic film bandage having skin adhesive on one side thereof, with a support sheet removably attached to the other side of the bandage and extending beyond the edge of the bandage in at least one area. A tube typically communicates across an ...


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Charles V Burton: Method for a flexible stabilization system for a vertebral column. Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, May 10, 1988: US04743260 (582 worldwide citation)

A method for a flexible stabilization system for a vertebral column is disclosed. The device includes a strong, non-metallic stabilization element or elements (18) for providing flexibility. The stabilization elements (18) are secured to the vertebrae (11) and (12) wherein, when secured, the stabili ...


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Michael W Wood: 2nd chance poker method. William David Kiesel, May 10, 1988: US04743022 (334 worldwide citation)

An improved method of playing a casino-type poker game which can be played as either a table game or computer video game is disclosed wherein a player, by making an additional wager, can draw a sixth card so as to make the best poker hand from the six cards, provided the sixth card could possibly re ...


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John B Martin Jr, David C MacGregor, Leonard Pinchuk: Composite grafts. Corvita Corporation, Lockwood Alex Fitzgibbon & Cummings, May 10, 1988: US04743252 (264 worldwide citation)

Composite grafts are provided that have a porous wall structure to permit ingrowth thereinto under in vivo conditions but which include a generally non-porous membrane in the wall to prevent substantial fluid passage therethrough so as to provide an implantable porous graft that does not require pre ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Monroe H Waxman: In-situ induced polarization method for determining formation permeability. Shell Oil Company, May 10, 1988: US04743854 (229 worldwide citation)

An in-situ method of determining the pore size distribution, capillary pressure curve, and permeability of a formation using induced polarization logging measurements. The induced polarization (IP) voltage decay curve is measured opposite the formation of interest and the voltage decay curve is deco ...


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Yang Tai Cheng: Steering control for toy electric vehicles. Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, May 10, 1988: US04743214 (193 worldwide citation)

A device for controlling the steering and direction of movement of an electrically operated toy vehicle wherein the toy vehicle has a rear axle driven by a gear train from an electric motor and a worm gear on the rear axle engaging a helical gear. The front wheels are connected by a tie rod and are ...


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Champil A Ninan, Abraham C Ninan: Computer monitoring of endoscope. Rhodes Coats and Bennett, May 10, 1988: US04742815 (189 worldwide citation)

An endoscope is modified so it can be connected to a computer. Thus all the movements of the said endoscope is monitored and displayed on the computer screen in color graphic form. When surgery is performed using the said endoscope there are limits within which cutting away of the diseased tissue is ...


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Guy L Fougere, Kevin D Hunter, Ronald P Sansone, Alfred C Schmidt Jr: Postage and mailing information applying system. Pitney Bowes, Peter Vrahotes, Melvin J Scolnick, David E Pitchenik, May 10, 1988: US04743747 (181 worldwide citation)

A postage and mailing information system wherein an encrypted message based upon postage and mail address information is created. This encrypted message is used in the determination of authenticity. Another aspect of the invention resides in placing the encrypted message in the address field of a ma ...


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Arthur E Helm, Stuart J Keane: Amusement arcade machines for use in amusement and/or gaming or the like. Elton Fabrications, Fred Philpitt, May 10, 1988: US04743024 (177 worldwide citation)

The machine is a coin operated gaming machine wherein at each play random number display devices is actuated a plurality of times and a number corresponding to the number displayed by the random display device at each actuation is illuminated in a display matrix of the machine containing all numbers ...



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