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Arthur H Horne, Ralph J Henderson, David C Anderson: Inventory, cash, security, and maintenance control apparatus and method for a plurality of remote vending machines. Universal Automated Systems, J Winslow Young, February 25, 1992: US05091713 (415 worldwide citation)

A monitoring system for monitoring a vending machine at a remote location, the monitoring system including an inventory sensing system for providing a continuous update of the inventory in the vending machine, an alarm system to signal when the vending machine is being damaged or the systems in the ...


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Edward A Krause, Woo H Paik: Apparatus and method for adaptively compressing successive blocks of digital video. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, February 25, 1992: US05091782 (365 worldwide citation)

The compression of successive blocks of digital data is optimized by selecting between different compression algorithms or different data formats on a block-by-block basis. In one application, digitized interlaced video signals are processed for transmission in a compressed form. A set of pixel data ...


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You Ling Fan: Hydrophilic lubricious coatings. Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology Corporation, Paul W Leuzzi II, February 25, 1992: US05091205 (360 worldwide citation)

A new method is provided to impart a hydrophilic lubriciious coating onto articles such as medical devices. A device, for example a catheter, is first contacted with a polyisocyanate solution, to provide coupling, then contacted with a poly(carboxylic acid) solution to give a coating, and is then fi ...


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James S Huston, Hermann Oppermann: Biosynthetic antibody binding sites. Creative BioMolecules, Testa Hurwitz and Thibeault, February 25, 1992: US05091513 (318 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are a family of synthetic proteins having affinity for a preselected antigen. The proteins are characterized by one or more sequences of amino acids constituting a region which behaves as a biosynthetic antibody binding site (BABS). The sites comprise 1) non-covalently associated or disulf ...


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Richard A Mathies, Konan Peck: Laser excited confocal microscope fluorescence scanner and method. The Regents of the University of California, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, February 25, 1992: US05091652 (293 worldwide citation)

A fluorescent scanner for scanning the fluorescence from a fluorescence labeled separated sample on a sample carrier including a confocal microscope for illuminating a predetermined volume of the sample carrier and/or receiving and processing fluorescence emissions from said volume to provide a disp ...


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Ruey J Yu, Eugene J Van Scott: Amphoteric compositions and polymeric forms of alpha hydroxyacids, and their therapeutic use. Foley & Lardner, February 25, 1992: US05091171 (293 worldwide citation)

Preventive as well as therapeutic treatment to alleviate cosmetic conditions and symptoms of dermatologic disorders with amphoteric compositions containing alpha hydroxyacids, alpha ketoacids, related compounds or polymeric forms of hydroxyacids is disclosed. The cosmetic conditions and the dermatol ...


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Dan S Bloomberg, Robert F Tow: Adaptive scaling for decoding spatially periodic self-clocking glyph shape codes. Xerox Corporation, February 25, 1992: US05091966 (288 worldwide citation)

Weighted and unweighted convolution filtering processes are provided for decoding bitmap image space representations of self-clocking glyph shape codes and for tracking the number and locations of the ambiquities or "errors" that are encountered during the decoding. This error detection may be linke ...


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Junichi Asada, Kenji Takahashi, Toshiharu Sakurai: Method of sealing semiconductor device with resin by pressing a lead frame to a heat sink using an upper mold pressure member. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Foley & Lardner, February 25, 1992: US05091341 (204 worldwide citation)

A method of sealing a semiconductor device with resin includes the steps of coupling the tie bar of a lead frame to a heat sink; die bonding a semiconductor chip to the surface of the heat sink; wire bonding and electrically connecting the semiconductor chip to leads of the lead frame; placing the h ...


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Lawrence Saper, Bruce L Hanson: Fastener for attaching sensor to the body. Datascope Investment, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, February 25, 1992: US05090410 (192 worldwide citation)

A bandage for attaching a sensor to a part of the human body while protecting the sensor against contamination and permitting its reuse in which the sensor is located within a flexible transparent sleeve which is fastened to the adhesive inner surface of the bandage, the parts of the bandage inner a ...



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