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Kaigham J Gabriel, Mehran Mehregany, James A Walker: Thin film shape memory alloy and method for producing. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, Jerry W Herndon, September 12, 1989: US04864824 (395 worldwide citation)

An actuator including a device made of thin film shape memory material mounted to a substrate. The thin film device is deformed from its original shape. Thereafter, the device is heated to restore the device to its original shape. Motion of the device occurs in the deforming and restoring steps, whi ...


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Alain Carpentier, Victor E Koik, Ernest Lane: Mitral valve holder. Baxter International, Willian Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Lione, September 12, 1989: US04865600 (258 worldwide citation)

An assembly comprising a prosthetic heart valve having a plurality of commissure supports which are deflectable radially inwardly and a valve holder which includes inner and outer holder members mounted for movement toward and away from each other. The valve holder is attached to the heart valve by ...


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Koichi Tagawa, Atsushi Matsuzaki, Masakatsu Toyoshima, Yoshiyuki Kondo: Passenger service and entertainment system for supplying frequency-multiplexed video, audio, and television game software signals to passenger seat terminals. Sony Corporation, Philip M Shaw Jr, September 12, 1989: US04866515 (249 worldwide citation)

A service and entertainment system for transmitting video signals, audio signals and television game software signals from a central transmitting apparatus to each of a plurality of terminal units mounted at respective passenger seats in a passenger vehicle such as aircraft or the like, or at respec ...


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David Rich, Simon Thomas: Sensor appliance for non-invasive monitoring. Novametrix Medical Systems, Howard F Mandelbaum, September 12, 1989: US04865038 (247 worldwide citation)

A sensor appliance removably attachable to a living body for non-invasively producing signals indicative of a condition of the body and applying them to a monitoring or measuring device and method of making the appliance characterized by a small, highly flexible light weight substrate with surface m ...


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Michael J Carey, Adrian J Anderson: Wireless telephone system. Mitel Telecom, Antonelli Terry & Wands, September 12, 1989: US04866732 (240 worldwide citation)

A wireless telephone communication system for wireless, voice, data or voice and data terminals comprising apparatus at a central location for receiving one or a plurality of signals for communication with selected ones of wireless communication terminals, apparatus for converting the signals to spr ...


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Alan H Karp: Hardware assist for protecting PC software. IBM Corporation, Baker Maxham Jester & Meador, September 12, 1989: US04866769 (239 worldwide citation)

The copy protection of personal computer (PC) software distributed on diskettes is assisted by providing a unique identification (ID) stored in read only memory (ROM) of a personal computer in which software on a diskette is to be used. This ID is accessible to the user of the computer. A vendor who ...


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Larry A Bergman: Fiber optic voice/data network. California Institute of Technology, Donald A Streck, Edward O Ansell, September 12, 1989: US04866704 (238 worldwide citation)

An asynchronous, high-speed, fiber optic local area network originally developed for tactical environments with additional benefits for other environments such as spacecraft, and the like. The network supports ordinary data packet traffic simultaneously with synchronous T1 voice traffic over a commo ...


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Shin ichiro Umemura, Charles A Cain, Kageyoshi Katakura: Ultrasonic irradiation system. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry & Wands, September 12, 1989: US04865042 (218 worldwide citation)

Herein disclosed is a system for irradiating sound waves to be converged into an annular focal zone having a desired size. This system uses a transducer which is composed of a plurality of elements divided at least in a circumferential direction of the face of the transducer so that the phases of dr ...


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Maurits L de Prins: Computer controlled rental and sale system and method for a supermarket and the like. Saidman Sterne Kessler & Goldstein, September 12, 1989: US04866661 (217 worldwide citation)

A system and method for alloying a customer to purchase or rent items from a locked cabinet without the intervention of store personnel. The authorized customer first inputs a membership card and a secret number. If these are correct, the system unlocks the locked cabinets, and the customer is allow ...


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Mark Polyak: Apparatus for removal of objects from body passages. American Medical Systems, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, September 12, 1989: US04865030 (216 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for insertion into the urethra for attachment to and removal of an in-dwelling urinary continence device comprises generally a tubular body having a longitudinal bore with a slidable shaft therein. Slidable jaws are connected to a first end of the shaft and are normally retained in a cl ...