Robert C Ladner, Robert E Bird, Karl Hardman: Single polypeptide chain binding molecules. Genex Corporation, Saidman Sterne Kessler & Goldstein, August 7, 1990: US04946778 (1664 worldwide citation)

The invention pertains to a single polypeptide chain binding molecule which has binding specificity and affinity substantially similar to the binding specificity and affinity of the light and heavy chain aggregate variable region of an antibody, to genetic sequences coding therefor, and to recombina ...

Jonathan M Gorog: Automated order and payment system. Arbor International, Jon L Roberts, August 7, 1990: US04947028 (638 worldwide citation)

An automated order and payment system for use by consumers to rapidly order products and services from any location at which the consumer is present at the time of ordering. The system receives information about the products/services to be ordered by means of signals generated by scanning identifica ...

Jurgen Harms, Lutz Biedermann: Pedicle screw. Donald Brown, August 7, 1990: US04946458 (632 worldwide citation)

A pedicle screw (1) for use in the monosegmental or multisegmental stabilization of the spinal column comprises a thread and a receiver portion. In order to facilitate the mounting and to reduce the stress of the screw and the threaded rods for connection therewith, a threaded shaft part (2) and a r ...

Lehmann K Li: Suture anchor and suture anchor installation tool. Mitek Surgical Products, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, August 7, 1990: US04946468 (466 worldwide citation)

A new and improved suture anchor of the sort adapted to anchor an intermediate portion of a piece of conventional suture in bone, and a new and improved installation tool for deploying the same, said installation tool being adapted to releasably hold at least one curved needle which is attached to s ...

Yasuhiko Hirayama, Haruko Ikata, Satoshi Ojima, Hiromi Matsuzaki: Artificial intervertebral disc. Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Sandler Greenblum & Bernstein, August 7, 1990: US04946378 (423 worldwide citation)

An artificial intervertebral disc comprises a pair of end bodies which are provided, on their outer surfaces, with apatite layers. The disc includes a medical synthetic polymeric intermediate which is held between the end bodies through connecting members.

John W Palmour, Hua Shuang Kong, John A Edmond: Method of preparing silicon carbide surfaces for crystal growth. Cree Research, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, August 7, 1990: US04946547 (399 worldwide citation)

The invention is a method of forming a substantially planar surface on a monocrystalline silicon carbide crystal by exposing the substantially planar surface to an etching plasma until any surface or subsurface damage caused by any mechanical preparation of the surface is substantially removed. The ...

Edwin Langberg: Catheter with radiofrequency heating applicator. Sensor Electronics, August 7, 1990: US04945912 (377 worldwide citation)

Radiofrequency (RF) heating applicator, located at the distal end of a coaxial line catheter, produces deeper and more uniform heat dissipation. The active applicator element is a conductor helix fed via the coaxial line. The applicator has provisions for interception of intracardiac electrogram sig ...

Charles F Battrell: Pressure-sensitive adhesive fastener and method of making same. The Procter & Gamble Company, Steven W Miller, John M Pollaro, Fredrick H Braun, August 7, 1990: US04946527 (337 worldwide citation)

A pressure-sensitive adhesive fastener having a textured fastening surface so as to have a relatively high shear resistance and a desired peel resistance. The pressure-sensitive adhesive fastener comprises a backing web having bulbous surface aberrations projecting from a first surface of the backin ...

John E Hall: Evertible membrane catheter and method of use. Hovey Williams Timmons & Collins, August 7, 1990: US04946440 (271 worldwide citation)

A catheter for medical or veterinary use is provided which is especially adapted for gentle and pristine introduction into a body cavity or vasculature. The catheter includes an outer and inner tube with a cylindrical membrane connecting distal ends of the two tubes. A fluid may be introduced into a ...

Vincent Perricone: Offset coupling for electrical conduit. St Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, August 7, 1990: US04946202 (249 worldwide citation)

A coupling is provided for connecting between an electrical conduit and an electrical device for enclosing electrical wires passing therebetween, when the conduit and the device are laterally offset as well as spaced apart from each other. The coupling comprises at least first, second, and third hol ...