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James E Jervis: Method of inserting medical devices incorporating SIM alloy elements. Raychem Corporation, Jeffrey G Sheldon, November 26, 1991: US05067957 (566 worldwide citation)

Medical devices which are currently proposed to use elements made from shape memory alloys may be improved by the use of stress-induced martensite alloy elements instead. The use of stress-induced martensite decreases the temperature sensitivity of the devices, thereby making them easier to install ...


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Robert D Rosenthal: Method for providing custom calibration for near infrared instruments for measurement of blood glucose. Futrex, Rothwell Figg Ernst & Kurz, November 26, 1991: US05068536 (548 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for easily and reliably custom calibrating near-infrared quantitative analysis instruments including obtaining a plurality of blood samples and blood glucose level measurements thereof at a predetermined time interval. These values are entered into the analysis instrument. Near ...


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Dennis W Sutherland: System and method for monitoring and reporting out-of-route mileage for long haul trucks. Rockwell International Corporation, Gregory G Williams, M Lee Murrah, H Fredrick Hamann, November 26, 1991: US05068656 (390 worldwide citation)

A system and method for monitoring and reporting out-of-route mileage for long haul trucks which includes transmitting route data from a dispatcher to a distant truck where comparisons aboard the truck are made of its current position with predetermined acceptable positions and exception reports are ...


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Maylon S Taylor II, Joel L Williams: Barrier coating on blood contacting devices. Becton Dickinson and Company, Richard E Brown, November 26, 1991: US05067491 (357 worldwide citation)

A blood pressure monitoring device includes a pressure sensing element mounted or a probe tip or in a catheter tip adapted for insertion into a patient's blood stream. The element includes a pressure transducer having a micromachined diaphragm which flexes in response to pressure changes. The flexes ...


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Jack A Soules, Bryan D Carpenter: Coded playing cards and apparatus for dealing a set of cards. Technical Systems, Alfred D Lobo, November 26, 1991: US05067713 (307 worldwide citation)

A deck of cards is coded by marking each card on its face with a bar code which is essentially invisible to the human eye, but can be read by a detector matched to the source of wavelength of the light used to irradiate each card as it is passed over the surface of a portable housing which houses th ...


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Marvin Marshall: Credit control system for long distance telephone services. Joseph C Mason, Ronald E Smith, November 26, 1991: US05068891 (270 worldwide citation)

The amount of credit available to a telephone travel card holder is determined immediately at the completion of a long distance call and the travel card is invalidated if no credit remains. Capture software captures call ticket data at the completion of a call and the ticket data is transmitted to a ...


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Yves P C Cotrel: Vertebral implant for osteosynthesis device. Societe de Fabrication de Material Orthopedique, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack, November 26, 1991: US05067955 (268 worldwide citation)

This vertebral implant (1) comprises an osseous anchoring element (2), a body (3) having a channel (4) designed to be passed through by a rod (5), and a first screw (9) for securing with the rod, screwed through a clamp (20) able to slide on the rod and to take up a position in the body; this implan ...


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James W Richmond, John J Block: Articular surface repair. Stryker Corporation, Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, November 26, 1991: US05067964 (261 worldwide citation)

An articular cartilage repair piece and methods of forming and using same to substitute for a cut-out piece of damaged articular cartilage on a bone in an articulated joint in a mammal. The repair piece includes a backing layer of non-woven, felted fibrous material which is conformable to flat and c ...


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Colin G Harrison, Peter D Hortensius: Coordination of wireless medium among a plurality of base stations. International Business Machines Corporation, Perman & Green, November 26, 1991: US05068916 (239 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for coordinating a usage of a wireless transmission medium among a plurality of transmission units (12). The transmission medium is of a type that is utilized in accordance with a protocol having a transmission period that is comprised of a plurality of consecutively occurring t ...


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Stuart J Lind: Flexible guide with safety tip. Flexmedics Corporation, James R Haller, Gregory P Kaihoi, Edward S Hotchkiss, November 26, 1991: US05067489 (218 worldwide citation)

An elongated guide for use in medical procedures is provided, the guide having a flexible metal core and a forward portion comprising an elongated, helically wound wire coil providing a flexible tip. A flexible safety wire extends forwardly within the coil and terminates forwardly in an integral, en ...