Ronald E Zook, Peter P Gombrich: Portable handheld terminal including optical bar code reader and electromagnetic transceiver means for interactive wireless communication with a base communications station. CliniCom Incorporated, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, July 18, 1989: US04850009 (391 worldwide citation)

A portable handheld terminal (20) including optical bar code reader apparatus. A housing (22) having first and second spaced apart, opposing major surfaces (24,26) extending longitudinally between first and second end portions (28,30). A handle portion (40) being interconnected to the housing (22) a ...

J Crayton Pruitt: Staple device for use on the mesenteries of the abdomen. Walter J Monacelli, July 18, 1989: US04848637 (380 worldwide citation)

The stapler and staple cartridge described herein comprise those suitable for stapling a patient's mesentery and omentum with three or four rows of staples being substantially parallel to each other and the staples in one row being staggered with staples of the same size in another row, there being ...

Hans I Wallsten, Christian Imbert: Device for transluminal implantation. Medinvent, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, July 18, 1989: US04848343 (369 worldwide citation)

A device for transluminal implantation of a substantially tubular, radially expansible prosthesis (2), comprising in combination such prosthesis (2) and concentric therewith a flexible probe (1) with means (200) for maintaining said prosthesis (2) in a radially contracted state and for releasing sam ...

Ernest B Blood: Device for quantitatively measuring the relative position and orientation of two bodies in the presence of metals utilizing direct current magnetic fields. Ascension Technology Corporation, Anthony G M Davis, Michael J Bujold, John J Welch Jr, July 18, 1989: US04849692 (328 worldwide citation)

A device for quantitatively measuring the relative position and orientation of two bodies in the presence of metals via measuring the position and orientation of receiving antennae with respect to transmitting antennae utilizing direct current electromagnetic field signals is hereby disclosed. The t ...

Wells Whitney, Brian Kennedy, Chester Sandberg: Self-regulating heater employing reactive components. Raychem Corporation, Timothy H P Richardson, Herbert G Burkard, July 18, 1989: US04849611 (325 worldwide citation)

Novel electrical heater which are self-regulating as a result of appropriate combination of a constant current or constant voltage power source with a resistive heating component and a temperature-sensitive component. Preferred heaters comprise a plurality of heating units, each of which heating uni ...

Patrick J Marino, Arun N Netravali: Telephone toll service with advertising. American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Wilford L Wisner, July 18, 1989: US04850007 (312 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a system for providing an economical telephone toll service in which a telephone subscriber selects the economical service by, for example, sending an appropriate signal, and then dials his directory assistance call or other telephone toll call. After the caller's options are dete ...

Andrew M Reed, Ian N Askill, Willis W Weber: Segmented polyether polyurethane. Matrix Medica, Dressler Goldsmith Shore Sutker & Milnamow, July 18, 1989: US04849458 (266 worldwide citation)

A hydrophilic, segmented polyether polyurethane-urea that exhibits an increase in tensile strength and elongation when wet with water and is capable of forming visually clear films permeable to water vapor is disclosed.

Gary J Finch: Medical electrode assembly. Sentry Medical Products, Christie Parker & Hale, July 18, 1989: US04848351 (247 worldwide citation)

A medical electrode assembly for use with a medical device for monitoring electric impulses from a patient, comprising an electrically conductive lead wire, a connector electrically joined to a first end portion of said lead wire, electrically conductive hook fasteners electrically secured to a seco ...

Steven P Nuspl, Edmund P Szmania, John A Kleppe, Peter R Norton: Acoustic pyrometer. The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Vytas R Matas, Robert J Edwards, Eric Marich, July 18, 1989: US04848924 (246 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for measuring high temperatures in a boiler transmits pulses of acoustic waves, from one side wall of the boiler to an opposite side wall thereof. Acoustic noise within the boiler, as well as the transmitted pulses of acoustic waves are received at the opposite side of the bo ...

Brian C Chard, Christopher R Bale, Beresford R Gill, David Herron, Stephen J Garrett: Smoking device. Larson and Taylor, July 18, 1989: US04848374 (240 worldwide citation)

A smoking device for releasing an aerosol into the mouth of a smoker comprises in combination, a chamber into which a mixture of air and a liquid aerosol precursor is introduced, a heat source surrounding the chamber, a first duct providing communication between the chamber and a smoker's mouth, whe ...