Russell L Trimble, Roger J Dolida, Frederick R Rose, Philip M Metzler: Nasal puff with adjustable sealing means. Puritan Bennett Corporation, Hovey Williams Timmons & Collins, November 8, 1988: US04782832 (430 worldwide citation)

An improved nasal puff assembly is provided which is of particular benefit in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and which is characterized by a gas-delivery puff which fits only in the nose of the patient and is therefore of relatively small size and can be comfortably worn. The nasal puff of ...

Charles W Eichelberger, Robert J Wojnarowski: Multichip integrated circuit packaging configuration and method. General Electric Company, Marvin Snyder, James C Davis Jr, November 8, 1988: US04783695 (332 worldwide citation)

A multichip integrated circuit package comprises a substrate to which is affixed one or more integrated circuit chips having interconnection pads. A polymer film overlying and bridging integrated circuit chips present is provided with a plurality of via openings to accommodate a layer of interconnec ...

Patrick S L Wong, Brian L Barclay, Joseph C Oeters, Felix Theeuwes: Osmotic system comprising plurality of members for dispensing drug. ALZA Corporation, Paul L Sabatine, Edward L Mandell, Steven F Stone, November 8, 1988: US04783337 (242 worldwide citation)

An osmotic system is disclosed comprising a wall comprising in at least a part of a semipermeable material that surrounds a compartment. The compartment contains a first osmotic composition comprising a beneficial drug selected from the group consisting of a calcium antagonist, angiotensin enzyme in ...

Mark A Maguire, Lambert J Diettrich, Nitin P Matani: Dual lumen dilatation catheter and method of manufacturing the same. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, November 8, 1988: US04782834 (170 worldwide citation)

Dual lumen dilatation catheter and method of manufacture in which the catheter shaft is formed in a plurality of sections of different stiffness to provide optimum strength and flexibility at different points along the length of the catheter.

Biing Hwang Juang, Stephen E Levinson, Lawrence R Rabiner, Man M Sondhi: Hidden Markov model speech recognition arrangement. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, Jack Saul Cubert, Wilford L Wisner, November 8, 1988: US04783804 (170 worldwide citation)

Markov model speech pattern templates are formed for speech analysis systems by analyzing identified speech patterns to generate frame sequences of acoustic feature signals representative thereof. The speech pattern template is produced by iteratively generating succeeding Markov model signal sets s ...

Hisashi Tasaki, Kimikazu Endo, Ichiro Miyagi, Shinichiro Tsunemi, Yuichi Saida, Katsuo Nakagaki: Card identifying method and apparatus. Omron Tateisi Electronics Co, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, November 8, 1988: US04783823 (169 worldwide citation)

A card and a card identifying apparatus. The card is imparted with a predetermined characteristic information in the form of an embossment pattern, a character pattern, a fingerprint pattern, a colored pattern or a combination of selected ones of these patterns, while information corresponding to th ...

James K Baker, Paul G Bamberg, Mark F Sidell, Robert S Roth: Speech recognition apparatus and method. Dragon Systems, Edward W Porter, November 8, 1988: US04783803 (167 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for recognizing a pattern in a collection of data given a context of one or more other patterns previously identified. Preferably the system is a speech recognition system, the patterns are words and the collection of data is a sequence of acoustic frames. During the processing ...

George A Lopez: Medical device. ICU Medical, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 8, 1988: US04782841 (166 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a vacuum tube type collection device for collecting blood or other body fluids from a patient. The device includes a conventional sealed vacuum tube received in a tube holder having a removable needle assembly connected to the tube holder. The characterizing feature of the device of thi ...

John Marley: System and method for sound recognition with feature selection synchronized to voice pitch. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, November 8, 1988: US04783807 (158 worldwide citation)

Speech signals are transformed into phoneme identification signals which represent the first two positive slope durations following the maximum peak amplitude of a pitch cycle.

Jerry L Spence: Sterlization container system. Instrumed, Gregory W Moravan, November 8, 1988: US04783321 (151 worldwide citation)

A sterilization container system for sterilizing surgical instruments, having a lid secured to a base by latches. The latches are automatically disengaged when the latches' release arms are raised to form handles by which the lid can be easily and securely manipulated; while the latches are automati ...