Robert F Rosenbluth: Method and apparatus for treating hypertrophy of the prostate gland. Advanced Surgical Intervention, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 9, 1988: US04762128 (613 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for treatment of hypertrophy of the prostate gland. The apparatus comprises an expansion catheter having an expandable tubular stent associated therewith, adapted for transurethral insertion via the external opening of the urethra and placement within a stenotic r ...

Tassilo Bonzel: Dilatation catheter. Charles J Knuth, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, August 9, 1988: US04762129 (600 worldwide citation)

A dilatation catheter, in particular for expanding constrictions in coronary vessels, includes a balloon (2) capable of being enlarged by injecting a fluid through a tube (3). The tube (3) is arranged laterally offset from a segment of flexible tubing (7) by which a passage (8) for a guide wire (1) ...

Harvey R Lehman, William P Lidinsky, Harry E Mussman, David A Spicer, David Vlack: Digital communication network architecture for providing universal information services. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, David Volejnicek, August 9, 1988: US04763317 (419 worldwide citation)

A switched integrated wideband and narrowband multiservices digital network (FIGS. 1 and 2) is an ISDM providing universal information services based on wideband and narrowband voice, data, and video communications. It comprises a plurality of service areas (100, 101), each served by a central switc ...

Thomas J Fogarty, Thomas B Kinney, James C Finn III: Catheter with corkscrew-like balloon. Thomas J Fogarty, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, August 9, 1988: US04762130 (374 worldwide citation)

A helical balloon is attached to the distal end of a catheter to serve when inflated as a therapeutic tool for the removal of blood clots and as a diagnostic tool for physical measurements and the application of treatment and other materials.

Benjamin W Day Jr, Alexander C Gillon, Raoul A LeConte: Touch screen form entry system. AT&T Information Systems American Telephone and Telegraph Company, Frederick B Luludis, August 9, 1988: US04763356 (249 worldwide citation)

A personal computer connected to a display and touch screen panel is provided with a form entry system integrated therewith. The form entry system is adapted to display a predefined form and to automatically display a predefined tool, such as a keyboard, menu, calculator, etc., to facilitate inputti ...

Parthasarathy Shakkottai, Shakkottai P Venkateshan: System for temperature profile measurement in large furnances and kilns and method therefor. August 9, 1988: US04762425 (242 worldwide citation)

Measurements of the times of flight of sound waves can be used to determine temperature in a gas contained in a long tube which confines sound waves. Sound pulses are transmitted and received by a suitable loud speaker attached to one end of the long tube. A number of stubs or other discontinuities ...

Travis H Gordon, Steven D Simon, Robert Sorrentino: Dial-up telephone network equipment for requesting an identified selection. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, Richard J Godlewski, August 9, 1988: US04763191 (231 worldwide citation)

A method and an arrangement are disclosed for providing a nationwide dial-a-view service in which a caller desiring a given viewing selection dials an "800" dial-a-view number for ordering that selection through the telephone networking arrangement. The arrangement includes local and toll switching ...

Leonard M Canale, Michael J Collins, Paul J O Brien, Lisa L Scott, Martin H Singer: Terminal based adjunct call manager for a communication system. American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Information Systems, John A Caccuro, August 9, 1988: US04763353 (207 worldwide citation)

An adjunct call manager unit connects to a station set port of a telephone communication system and receives button identification and status signals to determine line, agent, and feature activation status of the system. In response to one or more of the received status signals, commands are sent to ...

Joel B Coughlan, Howard W Harvey, R Glen Upton, John R White: Remote manipulator. Remote Technology Corporation, Pitts and Brittian, August 9, 1988: US04762455 (202 worldwide citation)

A remote manipulator for radiation cells and the like. This device is an all electric manipulator for hazardous environments to follow the basic movements of the operator but to provide features to provide extended use of the manipulator beyond the capabilities of the operator when necessary or desi ...

Robert C Patterson: Resilient housing for remote controllers. I Michael Bay Boychuk, August 9, 1988: US04762227 (182 worldwide citation)

A resilient enclosure for receiving a remote signaling, hand-held assembly includes a layered resilient foam pad comprising a rectangular base onto which a segmented layer is adhered. One or more parts of the layer are then removed to define an opening in which the hand-held assembly is received. A ...