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Pal Svedman, Lars Erik Kileby: Dressing having pad with compressibility limiting elements. Pal Svedman, Cushman Darby & Cushman, January 5, 1993: US05176663 (582 worldwide citation)

A dressing with a pad to be applied to a wound and consisting of a flexible, capillary-active material and stiffening elements. The stiffening elements extend at right angles to the flat side of the pad to be applied to the wound and are arranged to stabilize the volume of the pad such that it can a ...


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Patrick J Klersy, David C Jablonski, Stanford R Ovshinsky: Thin-film structure for chalcogenide electrical switching devices and process therefor. Energy Conversion Devices, Marvin S Siskind, January 5, 1993: US05177567 (492 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a novel thin-film structure for solid state thin-film electrical switching devices fabricated of chalcogenide material that overcomes a number of design weaknesses existing in the prior art. The novel structure of the instant invention employs a thin layer of insulating material ...


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Peter J Wilk, James Z Cinberg: Method and surgical instrument for repairing hernia. R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, January 5, 1993: US05176692 (491 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for use in hernia repair comprises an elongate tube having a distal end and a proximal end and a balloon attached in a collapsed configuration to the tube at the distal end, the balloon being made of a material which is absorbable by the human body. A net which envelops the bal ...


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Jean Louis Vignaud, Philippe Lapresle, Jean Francois Sacriste, Gilles Missenard: Device for the adjustable fixing of spinal osteosynthesis rods. Roylance Abrams Berdo & Goodman, January 5, 1993: US05176680 (469 worldwide citation)

The present invention concerns a device for fixing osteosynthesis rods to pedicular screws (1), the device being of the type including a diapason-shaped head (4) defining two branches (4a, 4b) collectively receiving a rod (6) to be fixed, the head being locked in its housing (5) by a locking screw ( ...


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Gerald Bartholomew, Douglas G Ritchie: Subcutaneous injection set with improved cannula mounting arrangement. Minimed Technologies, Stuart O Lowry, Leslie S Miller, January 5, 1993: US05176662 (451 worldwide citation)

An improved subcutaneous injection set is disclosed which has a soft cannula for subcataneous delivery of a selected medication to a patient. The cannula is supported by and protrudes outwardly from a cylindrical support hub of a housing adapted to receive the selected medication. A flanged base end ...


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James R Davis, Christopher M Schmandt: Automobile navigation system using real time spoken driving instructions. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Choate Hall & Stewart, January 5, 1993: US05177685 (444 worldwide citation)

An automobile navigation system which provides spoken instructions to the driver of an automobile to guide the driver along a route is disclosed. The heart of the system is a computing apparatus comprising a map database, route finding algorithms, a vehicle location system, discourse generating prog ...


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James C Y Chow: Surgical implement. Polster Lieder Woodruff & Lucchesi, January 5, 1993: US05176682 (407 worldwide citation)

A surgical implement (10) for permanently attaching a ligament (L) or a suture to a bone (B). An anchor body (12) is insertable into a pre-drilled hole (H). The outer end of the body is threaded onto a hollow tube (T) which is used to insert the anchor body into the hole. The body has a recess (18) ...


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David H Dulebohn: Surgical cutting means. Davinci Medical, Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Sease, January 5, 1993: US05176695 (379 worldwide citation)

A surgical cutter, basically designed for but not limited to laparoscopic surgery, contains a slotted housing and a linearly reciprocating blade which moves parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing within the slot. The housing also contains a shaped opening near the distal end, the surfaces ...


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Carl A Adams: Transaction approval system. Visa International Service Association, John P Sutton, January 5, 1993: US05177342 (286 worldwide citation)

A transaction approval system (10) is disclosed which includes various enhancements to existing systems. For example, the transaction limit (30) stored in the terminal can by dynamically adjusted to vary the level of risk at the terminal to be closer to the desired level of risk. The terminal will a ...


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Louis Martinez: Interactive television and data transmission system. Radio Telcom & Technology, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 5, 1993: US05177604 (265 worldwide citation)

A spread spectrum system provides bidirectional digital communication on a vacant television (TV) channel for simultaneous use by more than 75,000 subscribers using time and frequency division multiplex signals locked to horizontal and vertical sync pulses of an adjacent channel Host TV station. The ...



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