Kenneth Kensey: Device for sealing percutaneous puncture in a vessel. Intravascular Surgical Instruments, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, May 17, 1988: US04744364 (641 worldwide citation)

A device for sealing an opening or puncture in the wall of a blood vessel, duct or other lumen of a living being. The device includes an elongated tubular body having an outlet at the distal end thereof and which is arranged to be inserted, such as percutaneously, through the puncture in the blood v ...

Henry Von Kohorn: System for evaluation and recording of responses to broadcast transmissions. Perman & Green, May 17, 1988: US04745468 (446 worldwide citation)

A system for evaluating responses to broadcast programs, such as television programs, includes an instructional signal modulated onto an audio signal transmitted concurrently with the television program. At each of a plurality of remote receiving stations, one or more members of a remote audience ha ...

Mark G Schwabel: Process for durable sol-gel produced alumina-based ceramics, abrasive grain and abrasive products. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Richard Francis, May 17, 1988: US04744802 (323 worldwide citation)

A sol-gel process of producing durable alpha alumina-based ceramic particularly useful as abrasive grain from alpha alumina monohydrate is improved by the addition of a nucleating agent. Improved abrasive products containing the durable ceramic abrasive grains are also provided.

Kazuo Hashimoto: Method of and apparatus for optimal scheduling of television programming to maximize customer satisfaction. Hashimoto Corporation, Lowe Price LeBlanc Becker & Shur, May 17, 1988: US04745549 (258 worldwide citation)

In a method and apparatus for extracting programs suitable for individual subscriber taste from among all available television programs and for editing an individual subscriber television program list, objective data is statistically processed by linear programming. The processed results are input t ...

Jack E Parr, Robert L Fuson: Prosthetic ligament connection assembly. Zimmer, Paul D Schoenle, May 17, 1988: US04744793 (247 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic ligament connection assembly includes a plug adapted to fit within an opening in a bone so that the prosthetic ligament in the opening will be secured to the bone via a uniform interface therebetween.

Harrith M Hasson: Intra-abdominal organ stabilizer, retractor and tissue manipulator. Wood Dalton Phillips Mason & Rowe, May 17, 1988: US04744363 (228 worldwide citation)

An intra-abdominal organ stabilizer, manipulator and retractor includes an elongated tube for insertion through an introducer into an abdominal cavity. A rod is telescopingly received and axially movable within the tube. A stabilizer tip is secured to the distal end of the rod and axially movable th ...

G David Jang: Concentric independently inflatable/deflatable multiple diameter balloon angioplasty catheter systems and method of use. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 17, 1988: US04744366 (187 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a catheter for performing balloon angioplasty comprising concentric, independently inflatable/deflatable balloons, each balloon having a different diameter. The balloons are capable of withstanding pressures in excess of 100 psi and are non-elastomeric and imperforate. Also disclosed is ...

Joseph R McFarland: Method for attaching soft tissue to bone tissue. Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, May 17, 1988: US04744353 (187 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method for attaching soft tissue to bone in a surgical operation, particularly in suturing a portion of a shoulder joint socket to the rim of the glenoid cavity of a scapula. A drilling guide includes a pair of convergent tubes and a handle supporting them, and a locater rod is used ...

David Frankel, Leo Beiser: Method and apparatus for use in making custom shoes. Martin M Novack, May 17, 1988: US04745290 (185 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is directed to a method and apparatus for making a custom shoe based on non-contact measurements of a particular subject's foot. A foot is placed at an inspection position, and a laser beam is directed at the foot, and scanned in a predetermined pattern over the surface of the foot. T ...

Gale E Smith, Max D Summers: Method for producing a recombinant baculovirus expression vector. The Texas A&M University System, Arnold White & Durkee, May 17, 1988: US04745051 (185 worldwide citation)

A method for producing a recombinant baculovirus expression vector, capable of expression of a selected gene in a host insect cell, is disclosed. The preferred method involves cleaving baculovirus DNA to produce a DNA fragment comprising a polyhedrin gene or portion thereof, including a polyhedrin p ...