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Harrison M Lazarus: Intraluminal graft device, system and method. Trask Britt & Rossa, November 29, 1988: US04787899 (758 worldwide citation)

An intraluminal grafting system includes a hollow graft which has a plurality of staples adapted proximate its proximal end. The system includes a guide for positioning the proximal end of the graft upstream in a lumen which may be a blood vessel or artery. The back of the guide has a cavity into wh ...


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Martin D Fox: Disposable piezoelectric polymer bandage for percutaneous delivery of drugs and method for such percutaneous delivery (a). University of Connecticut, November 29, 1988: US04787888 (550 worldwide citation)

A bandage assembly for percutaneous administration of a medicament generates sonic vibrations to produce sonophoresis. The assembly has a bandage member with a cavity containing a medicament and having a piezoelectric polymer element extending thereacross. An sonic generator is coupled to the piezoe ...


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Fernando S Garcia, Hartmut G Merkert, Paul J Anderson, David E Linde, Bertram J Hudson: Glucose medical monitoring system. Garid, Hugh D Jaeger, November 29, 1988: US04787398 (547 worldwide citation)

Hand-held shirt-pocket portable glucose medical monitoring system for checking measurement of blood glucose or other body qualities. The system includes a disposable diagnostic reagent-lancet unit which carries a chemcial reagent strip of blood reacting chemistry. The system includes a housing struc ...


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John E Burbank III, John R Montgomery: Surgical closure element. American Cyanamid Company, David A Warmbold, Charles F Costello, November 29, 1988: US04787387 (276 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical instrument cartridge is described. The cartridge comprises a plurality of wound closure elements. Each element has a crown and two opposite side legs. The distal end of each leg of an element contacts the crown of the adjacent preceding element. Two opposite grooves (in the cart ...


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Doguhan Baykut: Two-way acting valve and cardiac valve prosthesis. Christie Parker & Hale, November 29, 1988: US04787901 (263 worldwide citation)

A two-way acting valve is provided which comprises a pair of generally cylindrical ducts in longitudinally overlapping relation one of whose uses is as a cardiac valve prosthesis. The ducts are formed in part by a common wall which is deformed by the pressure of fluid flowing through the ducts and i ...


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Alfred R Jennings Jr: Disposal of produced formation fines during oil recovery. Mobil Oil Corporation, Alexander J McKillop, Michael G Gilman, Charles A Malone, November 29, 1988: US04787452 (244 worldwide citation)

Recovered formation fines are pumped in slurry form into an injection well during an enhanced oil recovery process e.g. a steam flood. Said injection can be done incrementally in stages in conjunction with said process. Said fines improve the sweep efficiency of the injected medium. This method is a ...


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Sandra D McNabb, Richard S Yien: Call data collection and modification of received call distribution. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT & T Laboratories, Richard B Havill, November 29, 1988: US04788718 (240 worldwide citation)

An arrangement and method for compiling telecommunication traffic analysis data includes the steps of collecting call data for a plurality of calls to a single customer from a signaling circuit that commonly carries the signaling for calls to a plurality of customers. The call data is transmitted to ...


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Dennis T Grendahl: Intraocular lens. Hugh D Jaeger, November 29, 1988: US04787903 (201 worldwide citation)

An intraocular lens including an annular Fresnel lens for implant in the anterior chamber, the posterior chamber or in the cornea of the eye. The Fresnel lens can be made of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) or a high index of refraction material. The lens is an annular lens with centers of curvature of ...


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Dooyong Lee: Announcing waiting times in queuing systems. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, Werner Ulrich, November 29, 1988: US04788715 (175 worldwide citation)

In an automatic call distributor system, calls waiting in a queue to receive attendant service are informed of the expected waiting time prior to connection to an attendant. This permits callers to defer a call if the queue is excessively long and they can place the call at a later time. The announc ...


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Perry S Binder: Hydrogel seton. Scott R Miller, November 29, 1988: US04787885 (165 worldwide citation)

A seton constructed of a hydrogel material is surgically implanted beneath a limbus-based scleral flap and extending into the anterior chamber of the eye in order to alleviate excessive intraocular pressure. Once implanted, the seton permits migration of aqueous to the area beneath the conjunctiva, ...