Roger E Smith, Mark E Astill, Jay L Smith, Gale H Thorne: Medical droplet whole blood and like monitoring. Thorne Smith Astill Technologies, K S Cornaby, February 26, 1991: US04995402 (555 worldwide citation)

An assay employing a tracer comprising a ligand having a mercury label wherein mercury label is released from at least one of a bound or free tracer phase and iunteracts with a metal. Analyte is determined by a change in at least one property of the metal caused by such interaction. The invention al ...

John B Hey: System and method for recommending items. Neonics, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, February 26, 1991: US04996642 (485 worldwide citation)

A system and method of selectively recommending, for a user selected from a group of users, items such as movies sampled by one or more of the users in the group but not sampled by the selected user. The recommendations are based on other items previously sampled by the user and preferably on the av ...

Mark A Anton, Jory A Steinman, Paul A Suek, Wayne A Johnson: Optical fiber distribution frame. ADC Telecommunications, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, February 26, 1991: US04995688 (255 worldwide citation)

An optical fiber distribution frame is disclosed which includes a plurality of modular cabinets. The plurality of cabinets includes a connector cabinet having a front panel with sleeve adaptors for mounting a plurality of connector sleeves on said panel at an angle to said panel.

John R Arnold: Left ventricular assist device and method for temporary and permanent procedures. Duckworth Allen Dyer & Doppelt, February 26, 1991: US04995857 (254 worldwide citation)

A left ventricular assist device and method is utilized to relieve the hemodynamic burden on a diseased left ventricle in the heart of a patient by inserting a shunt having an impellar for effectuating a substantially non-turbulent, non-traumatic flow of blood either from the left atrium or the pati ...

Michael J Heller, Edward J Jablonski: Fluorescent stokes shift probes for polynucleotide hybridization. Syngene, Pretty Schroeder Brueggemann & Clark, February 26, 1991: US04996143 (251 worldwide citation)

Fluorescent stokes shift probes for polynucleotide hybridization assays are designed to provide predetermined nucleotide base unit spacings between the donor and acceptor fluorophores. When the probes are hybridized to the target polynucleotide the fluorophores paired for non-radiative energy transf ...

Cynthia S Bell, Michael J Gaboury: Electroluminescent storage display with improved intensity driver circuits. Eastman Kodak Company, Edward Dugas, February 26, 1991: US04996523 (234 worldwide citation)

In the present invention a matrix array of organic electroluminescent storage display elements along with row and column selection circuitry are used to select the particular display elements within the matrix to be illuminated. Interposed between the column and row selection electronics are a plura ...

Felix Ams, Manfred Baier, Roland Schafer: Device with a rotationally-driven surgical instrument. Richard Wolf, Hill Van Santen Steadman & Simpson, February 26, 1991: US04995877 (229 worldwide citation)

The device comprises a rotationally driven surgical instrument incorporating a hand-held element having a mount rotatably installed therein for reception of interchangeable cutting and milling inserts, a driving motor for driving the mount receiving the tool inserts, a control unit for controlling t ...

David L McDaniel, Scott W Petrick: Apparatus and method for reading data from an image detector. General Electric Company, Quarles & Brady, February 26, 1991: US04996413 (209 worldwide citation)

A image detector includes an array of photodetectors arranged in n rows and m columns with at least a portion of the photodetectors in each column being selectively connected to a common column output signal line by a selector means. The image information is read out of the photodetectors by sequent ...

Kurt Hinrichsmeyer, Werner Straehle, Gordon A Kelley Jr, Richard W Noth: Integrated semiconductor chip package. International Business Machines Corporation, Francis J Thornton, February 26, 1991: US04996587 (189 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor package utilizing a carrier with substantially parallel top and bottom surfaces having a recess in the bottom surface and a slot in the top surface communicating with the recess in the bottom surface and provided with electrical conductors on its top surface is provided with an integ ...

Kuan H Cheng: Method and apparatus for performing fair card play. Connolly and Hutz, February 26, 1991: US04995615 (174 worldwide citation)

A method for achieving fair card games including the steps of: randomly generating distinct numbers corresponding to each one of the cards employed for the card games; printing out the sequence of the predetermined distinct number on a sheet which is covered so as not to be visible by players before ...