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Paul T Van Gompel, Jody D Suprise, Robert J Schleinz: Kimberly Clark Corporation, Douglas L Miller, July 10, 1990: US04940464 (845 worldwide citation)

A disposable pant-like garment for absorbing human discharge is provided, and comprises an absorbent assembly comprising a liquid-impervious outer cover, a liquid-pervious liner, and an absorbent medium therebetween. The absorbent assembly also has generally opposite side edges and generally opposit ...


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Patrick D McCarthy: Centralized consumer cash value accumulation system for multiple merchants. Wood Herron & Evans, July 10, 1990: US04941090 (371 worldwide citation)

A centralized system of accumulating cash value for consumers based upon point-of-sale transactions with multiple merchants is disclosed wherein for each transaction, the consumer's account number (such as the Social Security number) and birthdate are transmitted to a central system along with data ...


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Jawahar M Desai: Catheter for mapping and ablation and method therefor. Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, July 10, 1990: US04940064 (364 worldwide citation)

A multipolar electrode catheter includes a central and four side electrodes at its distal end. The catheter is actuable from a retracted or collapsed mode wherein the side electrodes are arranged around the tubular catheter outer surface to an expanded mode. A plurality of longitudinal slits in the ...


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Michel Borel, Jean Francois Boronat, Robert Meyer, Philippe Rambaud: Electron source with micropoint emissive cathodes and display means by cathodoluminescence excited by field emission using said source. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, July 10, 1990: US04940916 (357 worldwide citation)

Electron source with micropoint emissive cathodes and display means by cathodoluminescence excited by field emission and using said source. Each cathode (5) comprises an electrically conductive layer (22) and micropoints (12) and, according to the invention, a continuous resistive layer (24) is prov ...


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Dilip M Shah, Stephen G Rogers, Robert B Horsch, Robert T Fraley: Glyphosate-resistant plants. Monsanto Company, Dennis R Hoerner Jr, James W Williams Jr, Larry R Swaney, July 10, 1990: US04940835 (355 worldwide citation)

This invention involves a cloning or expression vector comprising a gene which encodes 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS) polypeptide which, when expressed in a plant cell contains a chloroplast transit peptide which allows the polypeptide, or an enzymatically active portion thereof ...


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Brian M Mann, John W Poore: Microprocessor controlled rate-responsive pacemaker having automatic rate response threshold adjustment. Siemens Pacesetter, Leslie S Miller, Bryant R Gold, Lisa P Weinberg, July 10, 1990: US04940052 (317 worldwide citation)

A rate-responsive pacemaker which includes a conventional programmable pulse generator, a physiological sensor, and a processor is disclosed which generates heart stimulation pulses on demand, or as otherwise programmed, as controlled by a rate control signal which is derived from the physiological ...


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Victor A K Temple: Semiconductor devices exhibiting minimum on-resistance. General Electric Company, Robert Ochis, James C Davis Jr, Marvin Snyder, July 10, 1990: US04941026 (275 worldwide citation)

An improved conductivity vertical channel semiconductor device includes an insulated gate electrode disposed adjacent a substantial portion of the voltage supporting region. In response to an appropriate bias, the control electrode couples to the electric field originating on charges within the volt ...


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Constantine S Gastouniotis, Nuno Bandeira, Kitchener C Wilson: Automated remote water meter readout system. Utilicom, Donald A Streck, July 10, 1990: US04940976 (241 worldwide citation)

An automated multi-purpose utility water meter readout system. The disclosed system obtains water usage information from an existing water meter without any modifications or attachments to the meter. The device needs only to be located in proximity to the water meter and obtains water flow informati ...


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Raymond G Tronzo: Variable length fixation device. Eugene Chovanes, July 10, 1990: US04940467 (232 worldwide citation)

A variable length fixation device for insertion into a hole formed in two or more bone fragments has a barrel portion and a fastener element. The barrel portion is secured to an inside surface of the hole in a proximal one of the bone fragments. The fastener element is telescopically mounted to the ...


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Terrence H Pocock, Peter J M Coumans, Richard M McNorgan, George M Hart: Cable television system selectively distributing pre-recorded video and audio messages. Cableshare, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, July 10, 1990: US04941040 (225 worldwide citation)

A method of, and a system for, selectively delivering still television video with accompanying audio to home subscribers over a cable television system for advertising, promotional or educational purposes. A maximum number of home subscribers can interactively request presentations of their own choo ...