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Joseph Grayzel: Stiffened dilation balloon catheter device. Weingram & Zall, January 10, 1989: US04796629 (652 worldwide citation)

The present invention sets forth a balloon catheter device adapted for use with catheters in angioplasty and/or valvuloplasty procedures which is expandable under fluid pressure and incorporates a plurality of stiffening means to resist deformation of isolated portions of the balloon when the balloo ...


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Donald J Svetkoff, Brian Doss, David N Smith: Method and system for high-speed, 3-D imaging of an object at a vision station. Synthetic Vision Systems, Brooks & Kushman, January 10, 1989: US04796997 (323 worldwide citation)

A method and system for high-speed, 3-D imaging of an object at a vision station including a flying spot laser scanner, a dynamically configurable spatial filter and a diffuser for spatial averaging, are used in conjunction with a variable transmission filter in an optical depth sensing system. The ...


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Lee L Huntsman, Richard S Leard, Gary L Tarbox, Stephen R Barnes, Barry D McLaren: Methods and apparatus for monitoring cardiac output. Lawrence Medical Systems, Hughes Cassidy & Multer, January 10, 1989: US04796634 (273 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for ascertaining the cardiac output of a human patient, said method comprising the steps of: measuring the systolic velocity of the blood flowing through the patient's descending aorta; determining the cross-sectional area of the patient's ascending aorta; and calculating the ...


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Aleksander Szlam, James W Crooks Jr, Curtis G Marks: Customer account online servicing system. Inventions, Jones Askew & Lunsford, January 10, 1989: US04797911 (271 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for direct and immediate updating of customer account information, handling inquiries, and initiating communications is disclosed. A mainframe computer (16) contains customer or potential customer account information such as customer name, customer telephone number, custome ...


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Kazuya Hara: Multiple application electronic card-like apparatus. Casio Computer, Frishauf Holtz Goodman & Woodward, January 10, 1989: US04797542 (269 worldwide citation)

A card-like electronic apparatus includes a plurality of external contacts and input terminals. The apparatus further includes a memory for storing application data, a designating unit for designating the application as stored in the memory, and a display unit for displaying the designated applicati ...


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Barrie J Carter, Jon D Tratschin: Adeno-associated virus as eukaryotic expression vector. The United States of America represented by the Department of Health and Human Services, Holman & Stern, January 10, 1989: US04797368 (245 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a vector comprising part of AAV DNA contained in a plasmid and capable of being packaged into AAV particles and functioning as a vector for stable integration and expression of a gene in eukaryotic cells when under control of an AAV transcription promoter. A method o ...


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Murray Kaplan, Robert W Humes: Direct telephone dial ordering service. Science Dynamics Corporation, Charles F Duffield, January 10, 1989: US04797913 (211 worldwide citation)

A direct telephone dialing ordering system is disclosed wherein a calling customer can order products and/or services from a given vendor without voice interchange. The system operates in a Local Access and Transport Area (LATA) switching network which has Feature Group D services utilizing the 15 d ...


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Michael G Snow, William R Tyler, Sung peng Hsu, Robert J Fallat: Pulmonary diagnostic system. Medical Graphics Corporation, Orrin M Haugen, Thomas J Nikolai, Frederick W Niebuhr, January 10, 1989: US04796639 (204 worldwide citation)

A pulmonary diagnostic apparatus includes a personal computer including a memory for storing expected values, each representing a predicted normal level for a pulmonary function. A parameter limit file stores abnormality limits, each related to one of the expected values. A configuration file contai ...


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Ronald L Branstetter, Reuben W Edgar Jr: Noninvasive reflectance oximeter. Nippon Colin, Hamilton Smith & Clarkson, January 10, 1989: US04796636 (167 worldwide citation)

A noninvasive optical oximeter for measuring oxygen saturation of arterial blood. A sample of blood is illuminated with light at two different wavelengths. Light reflected by the blood is sensed by a photodetector and an output signal is created in response thereto. The output signal is processed to ...


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Gary M Giddings: Information storage carrier and method for storing duplicate information. Discovision Associates, Discovision Associates, January 10, 1989: US04797752 (162 worldwide citation)

An information storage member has a surface upon which information is stored in at least first and second series of lineal regions arranged on the surface of the member and defining a program of information having a first subprogram part and a second subprogram part each containing information repre ...