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Robert V Janc, Steven C Jasper: Digital global positioning system receiver. Motorola, Thomas G Berry, November 15, 1988: US04785463 (395 worldwide citation)

A digital receiver for GPS C/A-code signals is described. The GPS receiver of the present invention provides reception and tracking a plurality of satellites simultaneously, using four separate receiver channels. The GPS receiver of the present invention includes an analog front-end for selecting an ...


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Yaroslav P Kulik, Ivan I Shmyrin: Surgical suturing instrument. Lilling & Greenspan, November 15, 1988: US04784137 (387 worldwide citation)

A surgical suturing instrument comprises hinge-joined a staple jaw provided with staple slots, and a supporting jaw provided with depressions for the staple legs to bend, a mechanism for ejecting the staples from the slots, a mechanism for turning the supporting jaw with respect to the staple jaw, a ...


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James T Britton, Lorraine Figueroa, John F Patterson, Robert I Rosenthal, Richard R Rosinski: Method and apparatus for generating computer-controlled interactive voice services. AT&T Information Systems American Telephone and Telegraph Company, John A Caccuro, November 15, 1988: US04785408 (320 worldwide citation)

A user-application program for computerized telephone ordering is generated y a system designer who selects and interconnects pre-defined program modules and subroutines using a graphics terminal. The application program allows TOUCH-TONE input data and voice response. The present invention describe ...


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Harold K Lonsdale, Carl C Wamser: Functional, photochemically active, and chemically asymmetric membranes by interfacial polymerization of derivatized multifunctional prepolymers. Bend Research, Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, November 15, 1988: US04784736 (257 worldwide citation)

The preparation of a novel class of thin film membranes by interfacial polymerization is disclosed, said membanes incorporating as part of their polymeric structure the functionality of monomeric or oligomeric precursors. Specific embodiments include porphyrin and phthalocyanime derivatives that are ...


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Robert D Ricks, Robert Bornn, David B Hurt: Portable, multi-channel, physiological data monitoring system. Advanced Medical Technologies, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, November 15, 1988: US04784162 (241 worldwide citation)

A data monitoring system which simultaneously monitors, transmits by radio an records data relating to a plurality of physiological parameters comprises a portable sensor unit which is worn by the patient and includes a plurality of sensors attached to the patient's body each of which monitors a phy ...


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Robert A Mackin: Working well balloon angioscope and method. Cahill Sutton & Thomas, November 15, 1988: US04784133 (218 worldwide citation)

A transparent plastic collapsible balloon is attached to the distal end of a flexible bronchoscope or angioscope. The inflatable balloon has a cavity or "working well" at its distal end which communicates by means of a tube with the central channel of the angioscope. Separate channels of the angiosc ...


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John M Keith, Stuart J Golin, Allen H Simon, Brian Astle: Digital video decompression system. Technology 64, Paul J Rasmussen, Eric P Herrmann, Kenneth N Nigon, November 15, 1988: US04785349 (215 worldwide citation)

A full motion color digital video signal is compressed, formatted for transmission, recorded on compact disc media and decoded at conventional video frame rates. During compression, regions of a frame are individually analyzed to select optimum fill coding methods specific to each region. Region dec ...


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Samuel E Blum, Rangaswamy Srinivasan, James J Wynne: Far ultraviolet surgical and dental procedures. International Business Machines Corporation, Jackson E Stanland, November 15, 1988: US04784135 (210 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are described for photoetching organic biological matter without requiring heat as the dominant etching mechanism. Far-ultraviolet radiation of wavelengths less than 200 nm are used to selectively remove organic biological material, where the radiation has an energy fluence su ...


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Donald H Hourahane: Surgical device. South African Inventions Development Corporation, Bernard Rothwell & Brown, November 15, 1988: US04784126 (189 worldwide citation)

A method of surgery for attaching the end of a ligament to a bone from which it has become attached, includes drilling a passage in the bone so that the passage opens at or adjacent the position where the ligament became detached, inserting an elongated clamp through the passage, clamping the ligame ...


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Mahlon D Dennis: Cutting element having composite formed of cemented carbide substrate and diamond layer and method of making same. Diamant Boart Stratabit, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, November 15, 1988: US04784023 (187 worldwide citation)

A cutting element comprises a stud and a composite bonded thereto. The composite comprises a substrate formed of cemented carbide, and a diamond layer bonded to the substrate. The interface between the diamond layer and substrate is defined by alternating ridges of diamond and cemented carbide which ...



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