Carl J Brunnett: Computer tomography assisted stereotactic surgery system and method. Picker International, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, December 20, 1988: US04791934 (591 worldwide citation)

Diagnostic mapping data representing a series of planar slices through a patient are generated by a CT or other multi-plane scanner (A) and stored in an image memory (32). To free the CT or other scanner for other patients, the mapping data and patient are transferred to a second location. At the se ...

Karl W McCalley, Steven D Wilson, James L Fischer: Digital interactive communication system. Telaction Corporation, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, December 20, 1988: US04792849 (357 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a digital interactive communication system accessible to a plurality of subscribers who can select by means of their touch-tone telephones any of a plurality of pre-recorded video presentations representative of products and services for sale. In this system, the sub ...

Robert A Hlavacek, Barry L Dumican, Edward J McCusker: Flat braided ligament or tendon implant device having texturized yarns. American Cyanamid Company, Charles F Costello Jr, December 20, 1988: US04792336 (317 worldwide citation)

A surgical repair device having a length to width ratio of greater than one is disclosed. The device comprises a plurality of fibers. The majority of the fibers are in a direction essentially parallel to the device length.

Calvin G Nelson, Mark Anton: Optical fiber distribution apparatus. ADC Telecommunications, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, December 20, 1988: US04792203 (312 worldwide citation)

The present invention organizes optical fibers from a trunk cable for connection to fibers from various distribution cables. The apparatus includes a housing having a plurality of trays swingable from a storage position inside the housing to an access position in front of the housing. Each tray incl ...

John B Slate: Demand pacemaker using an artificial baroreceptor reflex. Pacesetter Infusion, Leslie S Miller, December 20, 1988: US04791931 (306 worldwide citation)

A device for use in conjunction with a pulse generator is disclosed which provides a variable pulsing rate in response to short term variations in arterial blood pressure, like the baroreceptor system of the healthy body's cardiovascular system. The system utilizes a pressure transducer implanted to ...

Ronald A Katz: Statistical analysis system for use with public communication facility. FDR Interactive Technologies, Nilsson Robbins Dalgarn Berliner Carson & Wurst, December 20, 1988: US04792968 (188 worldwide citation)

For use with a public communication facility C incorporating terminals T1-TN, e.g. a telephone system, a statistical analysis system D interfaces with individual stations where a caller is prompted by voice instructions to provide digital data that is identified for positive association with the cal ...

George A Pecoraro, Larry J Shelestak: Transparent infrared absorbing glass and method of making. PPG, Dennis G Millman, December 20, 1988: US04792536 (184 worldwide citation)

A glass product having high visible transmittance, low infrared transmittance, and, optionally, reduced ultraviolet transmittance is produced in a manner compatible with continuous, commercial manufacture of flat glass by employing a moderate amount of iron in the glass composition and controlling r ...

Erkki Ruoslahti, Michael Pierschbacher: Tetrapeptide. La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, Pretty Schroeder Brueggemann & Clark, December 20, 1988: US04792525 (176 worldwide citation)

The peptide X-Arg-Gly-Asp-R-Y wherein X is H or at least one amino acid and Y is OH or at least one amino acid, and R is an amino acid selected from Thr or Cys, or other amino acid, having the same cell-attachent activity as fibronectin and the peptide X-Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser-Y, wherein X and Y, having sa ...

Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Takeshi Iwanaga: Iron type golf club head. Sumitomo Rubber, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, December 20, 1988: US04792140 (167 worldwide citation)

An iron type golf club head having the whole or the central part of a ball striking face thereof, which directly touches a golf ball, fabricated from a material possessing a compression Young's modulus (modules of longitudinal elasticity) lower than that of steel.

Scott T Mayo: Wireless local area network for use in neighborhoods. Spectrum Electronics, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, December 20, 1988: US04792946 (147 worldwide citation)

A local area network for digital information transmission to and from each of a plurality of building units in an area, such as homes in a neighborhood is provided, wherein all connections between units are wireless. Each unit is provided with and fm transceiver station, which is connected with an e ...