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Michael Redtenbacher, Karl H Munchow: Instrument and a procedure for performing an anastomosis. Finanzaktiengesellschaft Globe Control, Laurence R Brown, Alfred J Mangels, April 4, 1989: US04817847 (499 worldwide citation)

In order to perform an anastomosis, a pilot head of a surgical staple suturing instrument is connected through a push-type or a threaded connector and through a paraboloid-like cap so as to simplify introduction into the organ that is to be anastomised. The combination body is pushed through the org ...


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Paul E Goo: Video game control unit and attitude sensor. Seiler Quirk & Tratos, April 4, 1989: US04817950 (426 worldwide citation)

A surfing video game in which a surfing figure on a monitor moves over simulated waves to gain playing rewards is controlled by a foot-actuated surfboard simulator. The simulator has a horizontally mounted elongate surfboard having a suspension system consisting of a fulcrum member adapted to suppor ...


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Mark G Parker, David M Forland, Lester Q Lee, Thomas McGuirk, Daniel R Potter, Stephen F Potter: Footwear with adjustable viscoelastic unit. Nike and Nike International, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 4, 1989: US04817304 (327 worldwide citation)

Footwear having an improved cushioning sole structure is disclosed. The footwear includes an upper and a sole member attached to the upper. The sole member includes a sealed inner member of a flexible material which is inflated with a gaseous medium to form a compliant and resilient insert. An elast ...


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Calhoun G Jeambey: System for recovery of petroleum from petroleum impregnated media. April 4, 1989: US04817711 (315 worldwide citation)

Process for in situ recovery of carbonaceous values from underground petroleum impregnated media such as oil shale, under controlled radiation from a microwave distributing source adjacent the media, e.g. in a borehole, effected in the absence of air, such that the radiation is distributed at least ...


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Richard Jaraczewski, Mark E Plaia: Guiding catheter. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend, April 4, 1989: US04817613 (294 worldwide citation)

A torque transmitting guiding catheter adapted for insertion into vascular vessels with a body and a method for its construction is disclosed. The guiding catheter includes a flexible tubular member surrounded by a pair of torque transmitting layers that are formed of a flat braided material. A flex ...


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James K Herms, Gaillard R Nolan, Jonathan McGrath, Mark J Tolkoff: Implantable filter. Medi Tech, April 4, 1989: US04817600 (276 worldwide citation)

A blood clot filtration device, for implantation percutaneously, for preventing movement of blood clots within a blood vessel. The device has a head and a plurality of legs extending therefrom. The legs include a first linear leg portion of predetermined length emanating distally from the head gener ...


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Akiteru Rai, Keiji Yamamura, Takashi Nukii: Method of making a hybrid semiconductor device. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, April 4, 1989: US04818728 (275 worldwide citation)

A method for making a semiconductor device of a type comprising at least first and second semiconductor circuit units, which method comprises the step of forming a plurality of connecting electrodes on an upper surface of each of at least first and second semiconductor substrates; forming an electri ...


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A A Gregoli, Uriel M Oko, Frederic Leder: Process for converting heavy crudes, tars, and bitumens to lighter products in the presence of brine at supercritical conditions. Cities Service Oil and Gas Corporation, John Wade Carpenter, April 4, 1989: US04818370 (268 worldwide citation)

A majority amount of a heavy hydrocarbon crude is reacted with a minor amount of brine, at supercritical temperature and pressure for the brine, for a predetermined period of time in order to upgrade and convert the heavy hydrocarbon crude into a lighter hydrocarbon crude of higher API gravity. The ...


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Patrick P DeLuca, Motoko Kanke, Toyomi Sato, Hans G Schroeder: Porous microspheres for drug delivery and methods for making same. The University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, April 4, 1989: US04818542 (238 worldwide citation)

Controlled release drug delivery systems comprised of spherical microporous polymeric network of interconnecting channels containing pore incorporated drugs or other agents wherein the drugs or agents are confined within the pore channel are described. Also disclosed are processing parameters in con ...


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Robert C Turner, Rury R Holman: Lancet device. Glyme Valley Technology, Millen & White, April 4, 1989: US04817603 (231 worldwide citation)

FIG. 2 shows a lancet device for performing a pricking operation. A barrel (36) is closed at one end by a finger guard plate (43) having a centrally positioned hole (42). Prior to use, the hole (42) is closed by a centrally disposed axially protruding spigot (54) found on the inside of a cap 40. In ...



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