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William D Fox, Rudolph H Nobis, Richard P Nuchols, Mark S Zeiner: Surgical stapler cartridge lockout device. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, January 9, 1990: US04892244 (664 worldwide citation)

A lockout mechanism actuable upon the firing of staples in a surgical staple cartridge such that the lockout mechanism prevents the refiring of the spent staple cartridge when that cartridge remains loaded within the surgical stapler. In addition, the lockout mechanism will prevent reloading of a sp ...


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Thomas A DesMarais, Mary E Freeland, William J Moore: Absorbent article having elastic strands. The Procter & Gamble Company, Larry L Huston, John M Pollaro, Frederick H Braun, January 9, 1990: US04892536 (414 worldwide citation)

A disposable absorbent article, such as a diaper, having a liquid impervious backsheet, a urine pervious liner, and absorbent core intermediate the backsheet and liner is disclosed. The liner has a passageway to allow communication of solid waste materials to the core, thereby isolating such waste f ...


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Patrick Aebischer, Shelley R Winn, Pierre M Galletti: In vivo delivery of neurotransmitters by implanted, encapsulated cells. Brown University Research Foundation, Thomas J Engellenner, Ann Louise Kerner, January 9, 1990: US04892538 (319 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are disclosed for the delivery of a neurotransmitter from an implanted, neurotransmitter-secreting cell culture to a target region in a subject. The cell culture is maintained within a biocompatible, semipermeable membrane which permits the diffusion of the neurotransmitter there ...


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Robert V Janc, Steven C Jasper, Lester A Longley, Katherine L Zebrose, William J Turney, Ross J Lillie: Digital radio frequency receiver. Motorola, Thomas G Berry, Steven G Parmelee, January 9, 1990: US04893316 (318 worldwide citation)

A digital radio receiver is described. The digital receiver of the present invention contemplates a digital radio receiver which operates on a received analog signal which has been converted to a digital form after preselection at the output of the antenna. The digital receiver of the present invent ...


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Shree K Nayar: Robotic vision system. Carnegie Mellon University, Alder Cohen & Grigsby, January 9, 1990: US04893183 (312 worldwide citation)

The present invention pertains to a robotic vision system for identifying the location of objects. The robotic vision system includes a device for recording images, and n elements, where n.gtoreq.2 and is an integer. Each of the n elements is disposed at a predetermined position such that each of th ...


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James L Day, Richard B Budde: Vertebral lock. Ohio Medical Instrument Company, Wood Herron & Evans, January 9, 1990: US04892545 (297 worldwide citation)

A vertebral lock mountable in a cavity surgically formed in a vertebra, to separate and stabilize the adjacent vertebrae above and below the cavity. Oppositely extending pins project upwardly and downwardly from a generally cylindrical body which is insertable in the cavity. The pins are fixed verti ...


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David N Wang, John M White, Kam S Law, Cissy Leung, Salvador P Umotoy, Kenneth S Collins, John A Adamik, Ilya Perlov, Dan Maydan: Process for PECVD of silicon oxide using TEOS decomposition. Applied Materials, Philip A Dalton, January 9, 1990: US04892753 (291 worldwide citation)

A high pressure, high throughput, single wafer, semiconductor processing reactor is disclosed which is capable of thermal CVD, plasma-enhanced CVD, plasma-assisted etchback, plasma self-cleaning, and deposition topography modification by sputtering, either separately or as part of in-situ multiple s ...


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John A Ewen, Abbas Razavi: Process and catalyst for producing syndiotactic polyolefins. Fina Technology, Stuart L Watt, John K Abokhair, M Norwood Cheairs, January 9, 1990: US04892851 (285 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a metallocene catalyst for use in preparing syndiotactic polyolefins. The catalyst comprises a bridged metallocene in which one of the cyclopentadienyl rings is substituted in a substantially different manner from the other ring. It was discovered that this type of catalyst is ...


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W Hampton Pitts, Ronald G Thomas: Monitoring and reporting system for remote terminals. Access Corporation, Neuman Williams Anderson & Olson, January 9, 1990: US04893248 (267 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for monitoring and accumulating data indicative of viewer authorized pay per view TV programs at each of a plurality of remote terminals, wherein each remote terminal is coupled illustratively by non-dedicated telephone lines to a host computer at a central station. The remote ...


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Stephen Rachael III: Armored vehicle. Richard C Litman, January 9, 1990: US04892345 (234 worldwide citation)

An armored vehicle includes a multi-compartmented cab section having an isolated driver area and adjacent crew member area each with a separate door providing access/exit therefrom. An attached vault section includes a plurality of separate cargo compartments provided with individual doors all of wh ...