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Cesare Gianturco: Endovascular stent and delivery system. Cook Incorporated, Woodward Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, January 31, 1989: US04800882 (1236 worldwide citation)

A wire stent for insertion and expansion into a passageway comprises a plurality of curved sections that are formed into a generally circular configuration. Adjacent curved sections are joined by a bend or cusp, so that a series of alternating opposing loops are formed. The wire stent as formed has ...


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William L Winstrom: Apparatus for generating multiphasic defibrillation pulse waveform. Intermedics, Russell J Egan, January 31, 1989: US04800883 (369 worldwide citation)

An apparatus suitable for use in an implantable automatic defibrillation system for automatically generating a multiphasic defibrillation pulse waveform in response to sensed fibrillation has first and second series charge-storing capacitors having a common terminal and two other terminals each at d ...


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Patricia H Meadows: Bouquet sleeve. Cushman Darby & Cushman, January 31, 1989: US04801014 (323 worldwide citation)

A prefabricated wrapper for a bouquet of flowers is provided having a decorative crush-to-hold intermediate portion. The bouquet wrapper has a generally conical shape with a lower portion formed as a cup for receipt of flower stems. An upper portion is open for receipt of flowers. The intermediate p ...


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Klaus Brendel, Raymond C Duhamel: Body implants of extracellular matrix and means and methods of making and using such implants. University Patents, Barbara A Shimei, Stanley Sacks, January 31, 1989: US04801299 (315 worldwide citation)

A sterile body implant is derived from a body structure having as its major protein component collagens in the form of extracellular matrix. The body structure is treated to remove cellular membranes, nucleic acids, lipids and cytoplasmic components. Such structures are implanted internally in the b ...


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Philippe M Frossard: Apo AI/CIII genomic polymorphisms predictive of atherosclerosis. Biotechnology Research Partners, Ciotti & Murashige Irell & Manella, January 31, 1989: US04801531 (280 worldwide citation)

The invention offers an early detection method for atherosclerosis using genetic analysis to detect a polymorphisms shown to be correlated with this disease which are proximal to the apolipoprotein AI (apoAI) and aplipoprotein CIII (apoCIII) gene complex. All individuals with a 300 bp deletion 4 kb ...


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Christopher B Wright, Stephen Bristow: Automated transaction system. Wright Technologies, Jordan B Bierman, Leighton K Chong, January 31, 1989: US04802218 (271 worldwide citation)

An automated transaction system employs a card maintaining an account balance and a terminal for dispensing an article of value and debiting the card's balance. The card has a secure, resident microprocessor which executes an interactive handshake recognition procedure with a secure, resident microp ...


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Thomas David, Dieter Uyka: Anatomical bone plate and/or transfixion plate. Vereinigte Edelstahlwerke, Holman & Stern, January 31, 1989: US04800874 (240 worldwide citation)

A bone transfixion plate for transfixing an acetabulum fragment to the os ilium, by screw means, following pelvic osteotomies with rotation of the roof of the acetabulum, particularly in a human patient. The plate comprises: a proximal region for application to the os ilium which is at least general ...


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Martin K Elliott: Apparatus for destroying cells in tumors and the like. Microthermia Technology, Townsend & Townsend, January 31, 1989: US04800899 (236 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method for applying electromagnetic energy to the interior of a tumor, such as a breast tumor or brain tumor within the body, to heat and thereby destroy cells in the tumor while monitoring the temperature of the body tissues at the outer periphery of tumor. The energy is radiated fr ...


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Eric N Johnson: Blood constituent monitoring apparatus and methods with frequency division multiplexing. The BOC Group, Roger M Rathbun, Larry R Cassett, January 31, 1989: US04800885 (230 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for measuring the level of a constituent such as oxygen in the blood of a living subject. Light at a plurality of wavelengths is emitted and directed through the patient's body to a photodetector. The amplitude of the emitted light at each wavelength is varied in accordance with ...