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John M Kirkwood: Electrocrystallochromic display and element. General Electric Company, William H Meise, January 1, 1991: US04982184 (353 worldwide citation)

A display changes the color of reflected light in response to the value of electrical potential applied to individual pixels of the display. Each pixel includes an array of light reflectors mounted on a corresponding array of electrostrictive elements. In the absence of energization, all the light r ...


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Masayuki Watanabe, Toshio Sugano, Seiichiro Tsukui, Takashi Ono, Yoshiaki Wakashima: Semiconductor integrated circuit device and method of manufacturing the same. Hitachi, Hitachi Tobu Semiconductor, Akita Electronics, Pennie & Edmonds, January 1, 1991: US04982265 (348 worldwide citation)

In the present invention, memory chips are stuck together in stacked fashion by TAB (tape automated bonding), and a multiple memory chip and lead complex like an SOP (small out-line package) is formed of the chips and leads, whereby a memory module of high packaging density can be realized by a flat ...


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Kenneth P Girouard, Vinton J Lewis, Robert J Gross, Phillip R Brooks: Mall promotion network apparatus and method. Expertel Communications Incorporated, Kinney & Lange, January 1, 1991: US04982346 (340 worldwide citation)

A computer system automates advertising and promotional campaigns. The computer system includes a magnetic stripe card reader, bar code reader, monitor, printer, keyboard, and touchscreen input device. Software executing on the computer manages the operations of these devices. The system displays ad ...


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Robert L Burr, Laird A Campbell, Donald H Keagle, Alfred L Fulton: System for distributing lottery tickets. Gregor N Neff, January 1, 1991: US04982337 (287 worldwide citation)

A system and method for distributing lottery tickets includes a large number of remote, ticket-dispensing units which are connected intermittently, e.g., once each day or week to a central computer. The units record the numbers of tickets sold and transmit the sales data to the central computer, whi ...


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Michael T Morman: Composite elastic material including a reversibly necked material. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Karl V Sidor, January 1, 1991: US04981747 (260 worldwide citation)

A composite elastic material including at least one reversibly necked material and at least one elastic sheet joined at least at two locations in which the reversibly necked material is formed from a neckable material which has been treated so that, upon application of a force to extend the necked m ...


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William A Frezza, Richard D Conover, David Kaufman: Bootstrap channel security arrangement for communication network. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, January 1, 1991: US04982430 (221 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method are disclosed to enable on-line modification and upgrading of terminal software in a communication network while maintaining the integrity of communication between a service provider and a subscriber using the network. Software is downloaded on a booter channel on the communic ...


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Bernard Lebleu, Bernard Bayard: Oligonucleotides with modified phosphate and modified carbohydrate moieties at the respective chain termini. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, January 1, 1991: US04981957 (210 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to novel oligonucleotides, the process for their preparation and their biological uses as mediators of the action of interferon. The oligonucleotides according to the invention have the formula: ##STR1## in which Y and T are identical or different and represent particularly O, ...


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InBae Yoon, Samuel C Yoon: Method for suturing with a bioabsorbable needle. InBae Yoon, Epstein Edell & Retzer, January 1, 1991: US04981149 (172 worldwide citation)

Suture devices, primarily for use in endoscopic surgery, include a suture needle made of bioabsorbable material for pulling a length of suture material through bodily tissue allowing the suture needle to be inadvertently or intentionally left in the tissue, and a suture needle having a length of sut ...


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Ronald M Evans, Estelita Ong, Prudimar S Segui, Catherine C Thompson, Kazuhiko Umesono, Vincent Giguere: Retinoic acid receptor method. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, McCubbrey Bartels Meyer & Ward Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, January 1, 1991: US04981784 (169 worldwide citation)

A novel retinoic acid receptor is disclosed. The novel receptor is encoded for by cDNA carried on plasmid phRAR1, which has been deposited with the American Type Culture Collection for patent purposes. Chimeric receptor proteins are also disclosed. The chimera are constructed by exchanging functiona ...


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Robert L Pfohl: Vital signs monitoring and communication system. Baker Maxham Jester & Meador, January 1, 1991: US04981139 (168 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring the vital signs of a patient includes a plurality of sensing units for sensing a plurality of physiologic conditions of a patient connected to a microprocessor that is responsive to the sensing units for providing an alarm signal in response to a deviation of a condition to a ...