Peter P Gombrich: Portable handheld terminal. CliniCom Incorporated, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, April 10, 1990: US04916441 (752 worldwide citation)

A handheld pocket terminal (22) having a display screen (40) and a bar code reader (42).

David T Green: Surgical stapler apparatus with tissue shield. United States Surgical Corporation, Peter G Dilworth, Rocco S Barrese, Thomas R Bremer, April 10, 1990: US04915100 (345 worldwide citation)

An improved surgical stapler for simultaneously applying a plurality of surgical fasteners to body tissue incorporating a flexible resilient U-shaped shield mounted to and around the end of the anvil assembly for separating extraneous body tissue from tissue to be fastened, and for preventing extran ...

Kenneth L Schierbeek, Mark L Larson, Kenneth Schofield: Continuously adaptive moisture sensor system for wiper control. Donnelly Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, April 10, 1990: US04916374 (338 worldwide citation)

An adaptive moisture sensor system includes a moisture sensor unit having a moisture sensor, which produces a moisture signal, a reference signal generating circuit and a comparator circuit for comparing the moisture signal with the reference signal and for producing an indication to the vehicle's w ...

Tien Chu Lee: Miniature respiratory apparatus. April 10, 1990: US04915105 (251 worldwide citation)

A respiratory apparatus including an air filter; a hose connected to the filter; a nose-connected breathing pipe connected with the hose and having two inhaling valves formed on two side openings of the pipe, two nostril connectors protruding rearwardly from the pipe to fluidically connect to a wear ...

Alan J Powell: Distributed antenna system. Decibel Products Incorporated, Hubbard Thurman Turner Tucker & Harris, April 10, 1990: US04916460 (227 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a distributed antenna system comprising a primary antenna (14A, 16A) and a plurality of secondary antennas (36, 40), a fibre optic network (20, 22) connected between the primary antenna (14A, 16A) and the secondary antennas (36, 40), first means (16, 44) associated wit ...


Byoung Y Kim, James N Blake: Apparatus using two-mode optical waveguide with non-circular core. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 10, 1990: US04915468 (183 worldwide citation)

An apparatus utilizes a two-mode optical waveguide with a non-circular core to provide stable spatial intensity patterns in both propagation modes for light propagating therein. The light has a wavelength, and the non-circular core has cross-sectional dimensions selected such that (1) the waveguide ...

Eric M Schwarz, Stamatis Vassiliadis: Dynamic multiple instruction stream multiple data multiple pipeline apparatus for floating-point single instruction stream single data architectures. International Business Machines Corporation, David S Romney, John H Bouchard, April 10, 1990: US04916652 (179 worldwide citation)

A dynamic multiple instruction stream, multiple data, multiple pipeline (MIMD) apparatus simultaneously executes more than one instruction associated with a multiple number of instruction streams utilizing multiple data associated with the multiple number of instruction streams in a multiple number ...

Brent C Beardsley, Michael D Canon, Malcolm C Easton, Michael H Hartung, John H Howard, Robert H Vosacek: Fast write operations. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham & Marhoefer, April 10, 1990: US04916605 (155 worldwide citation)

A technique is described for performing a fast write operation. A host write request, which would normally be serviced by an immediate physical write to a data storage device, is instead written to cache and nonvolatile storage in the data storage device controller. Then, the controller signals the ...

Gary A Pollock, Kim W Mitchell, James H Ermer: Thin film solar cell and method of making. Atlantic Richfield Company, Nilsson Robbins Dalgarn Berliner Carson & Wurst, April 10, 1990: US04915745 (153 worldwide citation)

A structure for, and method of making, thin films of Group I-III-VI compound semiconductors such as copper indium diselenide for use in heterojunction photovoltaic devices fabricated on metal substrates. An interfacial film containing gallium is first deposited upon the substrate. Thereafter, copper ...