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Eugene de Juan Jr, Mark S Humayun, D Howard Phillips: Retinal microstimulation. Duke University, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson P A, May 5, 1992: US05109844 (400 worldwide citation)

A method for stimulating a retinal ganglion cell in a retina without penetrating the retinal basement membrane at the surface of the retina comprises: (a) positioning a ganglion cell stimulating electrode on or above the retinal basement membrane; (b) providing a ground electrode in operative associ ...


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Ernesto E Blanco, Rosina Samadani: Automatic blood monitoring for medication delivery method and apparatus. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, May 5, 1992: US05109850 (365 worldwide citation)

An implantable blood monitoring and medication administering system includes an infusion device (2) which is implantable beneath the skin of a human or animal and which contains medication. A catheter (4) which is implantable in a vessel V is connected to the infusion device. An information transmit ...


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Hobart R Everett Jr, Gary A Gilbreath, Robin T Laird: Navigational control system for an autonomous vehicle. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Harvey Fendelman, Thomas Glenn Keough, Michael A Kagan, May 5, 1992: US05111401 (349 worldwide citation)

A navigational control system directs an autonomous vehicle to travel along a floor from a first location to a destination within an environment, and includes a propulsion module having a processor that receives navigation control signals for directing the motion of the module and provides position ...


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Randall K Fields, Paul R Quinn, Todd Blackley: System and method for making staff schedules as a function of available resources as well as employee skill level, availability and priority. Mrs Fields, A C Smith, Greg T Sueoka, May 5, 1992: US05111391 (312 worldwide citation)

A staff scheduling data processing system and method schedules staff and management personnel at locations remote from a central location by applying central location policy to unique remote location data to insure the optimum staff schedule for each remote site. The system and method includes a dat ...


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Charles W Eichelberger: Three-dimensional multichip module systems. Heslin & Rothenberg, May 5, 1992: US05111278 (268 worldwide citation)

Multichip integrated circuit packages and methods of fabrication, along with systems for stacking such packages, are disclosed. In one embodiment, the multichip package has an array of contact pads on an upper surface thereof and an array of contact pads on a lower surface thereof. Connection means ...


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Yasumichi Kobayashi, Hidetaka Yabuuchi, Osamu Eguchi, Shinji Kondoh, Haruo Terai: Self-running cleaning apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Cushman Darby & Cushman, May 5, 1992: US05109566 (251 worldwide citation)

A zone of a floor to be cleaned is subdivided into a plurality of blocks, the position of each block is memorized in a memory of a self-running cleaning apparatus, and the status of each block such that a wall or an obstacle is placed on the block or the block is passed by the cleaning apparatus the ...


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Yoshihisa Fukushima, Isao Satoh: Method of managing defective sectors in a disk-shaped information recording medium and an apparatus for performing the same. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel, May 5, 1992: US05111444 (251 worldwide citation)

A method of and an apparatus for managing defective sectors in an information recording medium such as a write-once optical disk and rewritable optical disk in which many defective sectors may be generated and unevenly distributed. In the medium, primary alternative zones are formed which are compos ...


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Ronald D Jenkins: Ultrasound guided laser angioplasty. Beth Israel Hospital Association, Lorusso & Loud, May 5, 1992: US05109859 (246 worldwide citation)

A laser ablation catheter system guided by ultrasound sonography particularly useful for removing atherosclerotic plaque from coronary arteries of patients with heart disease and it method of use are detailed. Ultrasound is employed at the tip of the catheter to determine where the plaque is with re ...


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Elon Gasper, Joseph H Matthews III: Authoring and use systems for sound synchronized animation. Davis & Schroeder, May 5, 1992: US05111409 (220 worldwide citation)

A general purpose computer, such as a personal computer, is programmed for sound-synchronized random access and display of synthesized actors ("synactors") on a frame-by-frame basis. The interface between a user and the animation system is defined as a stage or acting metaphor. The user interface pr ...


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Joseph Kuriacose, Alfonse A Acampora, Joel W Zdepski: Priority selection apparatus as for a video signal processor. General Electric Company, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, May 5, 1992: US05111292 (213 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for encoding/decoding a HDTV signal for e.g. terrestrial transmission includes a priority selection processor for parsing compressed video codewords between high and low priority channels for transmission. A compression circuit responsive to high definition video source signals provides hi ...