Madhavan Pisharodi: Artificial spinal prosthesis. Vaden Eickenroht Thompson & Boulware, June 23, 1992: US05123926 (698 worldwide citation)

An artificial disk prosthesis and methods for implanting it, the prosthesis. In one embodiment having a member for adapting in size and shape to an anatomical space between vertebrae and apparatus for expanding the member to conform to the space.

Peter Y Lee: Expandable intraluminal vascular graft. Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, June 23, 1992: US05123917 (628 worldwide citation)

An expandable intraluminal vascular graft includes a flexible cylindrical inner tube having a outer periphery and a plurality of separate scaffold member mounted on the outer periphery of the inner tube. The scaffold members are expandable, ring-like and provide circumferential rigidity to the graft ...

Peter J Wilk, David Sekons: Suture device. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, June 23, 1992: US05123913 (448 worldwide citation)

A suture device comprises a loop member formed on one side with an aperture and an access channel extending from the aperture to an opening defined by the loop. A thread connected to loop is provided along a portion of its length with a series of tapered projections. Protuberances are provided on th ...

Michael S Urdea, Brian Warner, Thomas Horn: Nucleic acid multimers and amplified nucleic acid hybridization assays using same. Chiron Corporation, Morrison & Foerster, June 23, 1992: US05124246 (419 worldwide citation)

Linear or branched oligonucleotide multimers useful as amplifiers in biochemical assays which comprise (1) at least one first single-stranded oligonucleotide unit that is complementary to a single-stranded oligonucleotide sequence of interest, and (2) a multiplicity of second single-stranded oligonu ...

Constantin Cope: Visceral anchor for visceral wall mobilization. Cook Incorporated, Woodard Emhardt Nauaghton Moriarty & McNett, June 23, 1992: US05123914 (406 worldwide citation)

A visceral anchor and method for visceral wall mobilization is disclosed. The visceral anchor includes an elongated cross bar to which a suture is attached at a location substantially in the center of the cross bar. The cross bar further includes a helical spring sheath which jackets a rigid rod, th ...

Dominic Tiberio: Gaming machine with dynamic pay schedule. Bally Manufacturing Corporation, Jenner & Block, June 23, 1992: US05123649 (377 worldwide citation)

A gaming machine having a dynamic pay schedule is provided. The machine selects a pay schedule from a set of pay schedules as a function of the number of coins inserted and the current state of the machine. The state of the machine is represented by an event counter which is incremented upon the hap ...

Charles A Milligan, George A Rudeseal: Logical track write scheduling system for a parallel disk drive array data storage subsystem. Storage Technology Corporation, Dorr Carson Sloan & Peterson, June 23, 1992: US05124987 (357 worldwide citation)

The parallel disk drive array data storage subsystem maps between virtual and physical data storage devices and schedules the writing of data to these devices. The data storage subsytem functions as a conventional large form factor disk drive memory, using an array of redundancy groups, each contain ...

Dominic A Cusano, Stanley J Lubowski: Transferrable, self-supporting pellicle for elastomer light valve displays and method for making the same. General Electric Company, Marvin Snyder, James C Davis Jr, June 23, 1992: US05124834 (263 worldwide citation)

An elastomeric light valve has a substrate with a principal surface on which is formed a multiplicity of pixels; each pixel includes a first set of pixel electrodes interdigitated with a second set of pixel electrodes. A silicone elastomer gel is disposed over both the principal substrate surface an ...

Paul A Michaels, Harold R Macks, Michael R Smith: Automatic headlamp dimmer with optical baffle. Lectron Products, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 23, 1992: US05124549 (232 worldwide citation)

A vehicle light sensor for controlling light responsive systems such as an automatic headlamp dimmer. The sensor includes an enclosure containing a lens and a photo responsive detector. An optical chamber within the enclosure permits unwanted light from reaching the detector. A series of baffles wit ...

Gerald R Schwarz: Laparoscopically implanting bladder control apparatus. Marger Johnson McCollom & Stolowitz, June 23, 1992: US05123428 (224 worldwide citation)

A method for implanting an artificial sphincter to control urinary incontinence in a patient includes two implantation procedures and an intervening interval of testing and healing. The first procedure employs a trocar or laparoscope to insert and position an inflatable compression balloon 66 in the ...