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John L Lyszczarz: Credit card and method of making the same. National Business Systems, Antonelli Terry & Wands, January 30, 1990: US04897533 (215 worldwide citation)

An improved credit card having a clear, unbroken metallized surface with printed graphics thereon which is scratch resistant and a method of making the same are disclosed. The method involves heat transferring a metallized foil to a first surface of a plastic substrate, silk-screen printing over the ...


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Georges Popoff, Georges Schwarz: Plate set for osteal fixation, equipped with suture strands. Peters, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, January 30, 1990: US04896668 (214 worldwide citation)

A sternum plate set for securing a patient's ribcage following surgery and for protecting internal organs during subsequent surgical procedures. The plate set is constructed of biocompatible material intended to be implanted into a patient's body during a surgical procedure behind the sternum and to ...


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Robert W Foster, Charles B Hirschman, Marie L Todd: Method of and an arrangement for forwarding a customer order. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, Peter Visserman, January 30, 1990: US04897867 (209 worldwide citation)

A method and an arrangement are disclosed for forwarding a customer order received from a requesting customer line to a vendor data link. For use with a telecommunications switching system, the order entry arrangement includes a customer signal receiver for receiving customer signals from a requesti ...


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Mark V Vandewalls: Self centering femoral drill jig. Boehringer Mannheim Corporation, Perman & Green, January 30, 1990: US04896663 (206 worldwide citation)

A hand-held drill jig is utilized to locate and maintain a central axis through a head and an associated neck of a femur enabling a blind hole to be drilled into the femoral head oriented to the central axis. The drill jig is adjustable to accommodate a broad range of sizes of femurs and can be read ...


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Eric R Hamilton, John L Douglas, Jeffrey B Widergren: Computer-based video compression system. StarSignal, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, January 30, 1990: US04897717 (183 worldwide citation)

A computer-based video compression system for processing natural information signals, such as video signals or audio signals, for the purpose of forming a compact data file of compressed signals which can be expanded to produce the original information signals is provided by a unique subsystem in a ...


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A David Cunningham, Paul M Leah, Harvey W Collins: Catheter with contoured ablation electrode. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, January 30, 1990: US04896671 (158 worldwide citation)

A catheter which can be advanced through a body vessel to an internal organ, typically the heart, for electroshock ablation. The catheter includes a catheter lead and a contoured electroshock ablation electrode attached to the catheter lead at or near its distal end. The contoured electrode and the ...


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Lawrence J Cler: Adaptive environment control system. American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Information Systems, David Volejnicek, January 30, 1990: US04897798 (152 worldwide citation)

This adaptive environment control system provides an HVAC control system that adapts to the continually-changing thermal characteristics of the building in which it operates. The adaptive environment control system periodically estimates the thermal characteristics of the building and uses these est ...


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Roy Bogert, Michael W Chapman, Charles C Edwards, Dana C Mears: Multi purpose orthopedic ratcheting forceps. Pfizer, Walter G Maple Jr, Nicholas L Coch, John E Kidd, January 30, 1990: US04896661 (147 worldwide citation)

A forceps for use in orthopedic surgical procedures having readily interchangeable tip elements and a reversible ratchet mechanism, for controlling the tip elements. A variety of tips for compression and distraction are provided. The ratchet mechanism permits controlled increments of force to be app ...


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Garold B Gaskill, Daniel J Park, Norbert E Dey, William H Peek, Lawrence H Ragan: High capacity protocol with multistation capability. AT&E Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, January 30, 1990: US04897835 (145 worldwide citation)

A wide area paging system is disclosed in which paging messages input to the system in one local area can be broadcast to a receiver in any other local area without necessarily broadcasting the message in all areas. A local area clearinghouse in each area stores resident subscriber data including cu ...


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Bhairav A Majmudar, Vinh T Vu: Telecommunication system with subscriber controlled feature modification. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, Peter Visserman, January 30, 1990: US04897866 (143 worldwide citation)

An arrangement for allowing a subscriber to select telephone features from the subscriber terminal is disclosed. The subscriber terminal includes a touch screen display and a customer premises computer. The terminal in response to a touching of the appropriate area of the screen, displays a list of ...