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Brian E Clark, Francis D Lawlor, Werner E Schmidt Stumpf, Terrence J Stewart, George D Timms Jr: Parity spreading to enhance storage access. International Business Machines Corporation, Bradley A Forrest, August 2, 1988: US04761785 (376 worldwide citation)

A storage management mechanism distributes parity blocks corresponding to multiple data blocks substantially equally among a set of storage devices. N storage units in a set are divided into a multiple of equally sized address blocks, each containing a plurality of records. Blocks from each storage ...


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Morris Clark, Kenneth Lawson, James Izatt: Telephone access display system. Video Jukebox Network, Dickstein Shapiro & Morin, August 2, 1988: US04761684 (316 worldwide citation)

A method using a programmed data processor to operate a cable television system wherein a subscriber can select video information to be displayed on a common channel of the television monitors of all subscribers. The subscriber accesses the data processor by use of a touch tone telephone and selects ...


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Harrith M Hasson: Rotational surgical instrument. Wood Dalton Phillips Mason & Rowe, August 2, 1988: US04760848 (239 worldwide citation)

An instrument according to the present invention comprises a casing, an exposed working head with an associated movable element, an actuating link slidably mounted relative to the casing for moving the element and an actuator mechanism with a control portion for sliding the actuating link. The actua ...


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Artur Fischer, Wolfgang Kramer: Connector for fractured bones. Michael J Striker, August 2, 1988: US04760843 (208 worldwide citation)

A connector for osteosynthesis, especially for fastening bone fragments comprises a plug sleeve and a screw engageable in the plug sleeve, the plug sleeve being formed of a viscoplastic, tissue-compatible plastics and having a thread shape on its outer surface. The plug sleeve can be slightly expand ...


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Paul C Anderson, Kenneth A Hibberd: Herbicide resistance in plants. Molecular Genetics, Pennie & Edmonds, August 2, 1988: US04761373 (208 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to the production of plants, plant tissues and plant seeds which are resistant to inhibition by an herbicide which normally inhibits the growth and development of those plants, plant tissues and plant seeds. In particular this invention is directed to altered acetohydroxya ...


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Darrell R Conger, John G Posa, Dennis K Wickenden: Apparatus for depositing material on a substrate. Crystal Specialties, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, August 2, 1988: US04761269 (194 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for depositing materials on a substrate includes a manifold having a plurality of inlet valves located equidistantly from the manifold outlet. Preferably the inlet valves are mounted in radial configuration to minimize any "dead space" between the valves and the manifold outlet. The man ...


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Hisashi Nishiyama, Seiichi Miyasaka, Tadatoshi Kamimori, Mamoru Mizuhashi, Akihiko Yoshihara: Method for fabrication of electrochromic device and the same fabricated by the method. Asahi Glass Company, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, August 2, 1988: US04761061 (184 worldwide citation)

A method for fabrication of an electrochromic device having perfect tight closure of the cell, wherein two or more banks constituting an external frame for the substrates are formed with use of a sealing material at the peripheral positions on the surface of the first or second substrate where the e ...


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Laurent Kropf: Planar blank and a coil spring manufactured therefrom. Medinvent, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, August 2, 1988: US04760849 (176 worldwide citation)

A planar blank is provided which permits the manufacture of a coil spring suitable for implantation. The blank has an elongated, essentially straight mid section which at its ends passes over into sections that are bent in the plane of the blank in opposite directions to form a blank having Z-shape. ...


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Christopher P Henze: Digitally controlled A.C. to D.C. power conditioner. Unisys Corporation, Glenn W Bowen, Laurence J Marhoefer, August 2, 1988: US04761725 (173 worldwide citation)

An A.C. to D.C. power conditioner, which draws sinusoidal input current utilizes digital proportional-integral control to provide output voltage regulation by adjusting the gain of a current program loop. The current program loop controls the state of a power switch to force the instantaneous averag ...


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Michel Choquet, James B Staton III, Kenneth R Swartz: Method and system for addressing and controlling a network of modems. International Business Machines Corporation, Edward H Duffield, August 2, 1988: US04761646 (170 worldwide citation)

A DTE can control the modems attached thereto by transmitting command messages over the data path and analyzing report messages supplied by the modems in return. Each command message is identified by a specific header. A command message intended for a remote modem (34) is intercepted by the local mo ...