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Stephen N Cozzette, Graham Davis, Jeanne Itak, Imants R Lauks, Randall M Mier, Sylvia Piznik, Nicolaas Smit, Susan Steiner, Paul Van Der Werf, Henry J Wieck: Method of manufacturing a plurality of uniform microfabricated sensing devices having an immobilized ligand receptor. I Stat Corporation, Pennie & Edmonds, November 5, 1991: US05063081 (448 worldwide citation)

A plurality of uniform microfabricated sensing devices are produced by establishing a plurality of base sensors on a substrate wafer, forming over at least a portion of each base sensor a permselective layer, superimposing a photoformable proteinaceous photoresist layer over a substantial portion of ...


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Stephen D Kuslich, James D Corin: Method of making an intervertebral reamer. Spine Tech, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, November 5, 1991: US05062845 (333 worldwide citation)

A surgical tool is disclosed for use in spinal stabilization for fusing contiguous vertebra in an animal spine. The tool includes a distal end having external dimensions sized for the distal end to be inserted within the animal body and located against a tissue layer between contiguous vertebra. Cut ...


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James D Lindsey, Charles D Hutton, Joe W Tubb, Carol L Shipman, Albert S Kyle III: Goods database employing electronic title or documentary-type title. Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, Richards Medlock & Andrews, November 5, 1991: US05063507 (281 worldwide citation)

A commodity trading system having a centralized computer and data base. Each commodity, such as a bale of cotton, is represented in the data base as a file having all the information unique to such bale, including a title flag. The title flag field of the file indicates whether the title to the cott ...


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Peter J Burt: Dynamic method for recognizing objects and image processing system therefor. David Sarnoff Research Center, William J Burke, November 5, 1991: US05063603 (270 worldwide citation)

A time series of successive relatively high-resolution frames of image data, any frame of which may or may not include a graphical representation of one or more predetermined specific members (e.g., particular known persons) of a given generic class (e.g. human beings), is examined in order to recog ...


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David T Green, Wayne P Young, Henry Bolanos, Robert J Geiste, Keith Ratcliff, Daniel E Alesi: Fascia stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, Thomas R Bremer, November 5, 1991: US05062563 (222 worldwide citation)

The fascia stapler has a pistol-shaped housing from which two-piece clips can be ejected for closing an incision. The retainers for the clips and the straps for the clips are held in respective cartridges within the nose of the housing and can be ejected individually upon actuation of the stapler. A ...


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Dale R Koehler: Electrostatically actuatable light modulating device. November 5, 1991: US05062689 (212 worldwide citation)

The electrostatically actuatable light modulator utilizes an opaque substrate plate patterned with an array of aperture cells, the cells comprised of physically positionable dielectric shutters and electrostatic actuators. With incorporation of a light source and a viewing screen, a projection displ ...


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Raymond J Pryor, James F Pharoah, Graham F Duirs: Relates to devices for administering a substance such as a drug or chemical or the like. Carter Holt Harvey Plastic Products Group, Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern, November 5, 1991: US05062829 (209 worldwide citation)

The device for insertion into a body cavity e.g. the rumen of an animal for example a cattle beast is in the form of a resilient helical coil with bio-degradable portions. The device is deformable to have a smaller dimension to enable insertion through a body passage into the animal cavity. The devi ...


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Michael MacMillan, Regis Haid Jr: Axially-fixed vertebral body prosthesis and method of fixation. University of Florida, Spensley Horn Jubas & Lubitz, November 5, 1991: US05062850 (200 worldwide citation)

A vertebral body prosthetic device for replacing a surgically removed natural vertebral body and a method for its fixation to thereby reconstruct a patient's spinal column. The inventive device generally comprises upper and lower endplates separated by a plurality of support columns or posts. The de ...


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John C Brockwell, Edward J Collins: Cost optimization system for supplying parts. International Business Machines, Arthur J Samodovitz, November 5, 1991: US05063506 (182 worldwide citation)

A cost estimation system estimates the cost of supplying parts to a manufacturing facility. The system comprises a first database for storing cost information for various supply methods including air freight, ocean freight, land freight, warehouse storage, plant storage and material handling costs. ...


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Thomas H Mahony III: Interference fixation screw with integral instrumentation. Ice Miller Donadio & Ryan, November 5, 1991: US05062843 (181 worldwide citation)

A fixation screw for securing a bone graft of a tendon section in place in a ligament tunnel is formed from a biocompatible plastic or bioabsorbable material. The tendon section is used to replace a ligament and has a tendon section attached at each end to bone grafts. The fixation screw is tightene ...



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