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Richard H Friend, Jeremy H Burroughes, Donal D Bradley: Electroluminescent devices. Cambridge Research and Innovation, Cambridge Capital Management, Lynxvale, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, September 21, 1993: US05247190 (1248 worldwide citation)

An electroluminescent device comprises a semiconductor layer (4) in the form of a thin dense polymer film comprising at least one conjugated polymer, a first contact layer (5) in contact with a first surface of the semiconductor layer, and a second contact layer (3) in contact with a second surface ...


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Peter J Sprague, Thomas H Lipscomb: Information distribution system. September 21, 1993: US05247575 (840 worldwide citation)

An information distribution system provides information to a user, when the information corresponds to criteria individually selected by the user, and then charges the user only for the selected information thus provided. Encrypted information packages (IP's) are provided at the user site, via high ...


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Larry A Litteral, Jeffrey B Gold, Donald C Klika Jr, Daniel B Konkle, Carl D Coddington, James M McHenry, Arthur A Richard III: PSTN architecture for video-on-demand services. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, September 21, 1993: US05247347 (823 worldwide citation)

A public switched telephone network (PSTN) provides digital video signals from a video information provider to one or more of a plurality of subscriber premises. A subscriber uses either a standard telephone instrument over the PSTN or a dedicated control device over an ISDN packet network to order ...


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Robert G Rothfuss, Livyn O Okorocha, Gregory D Bishop, Narinderjit S Sambi, James J Bedi, Salvatore Privitera, Michael Sherrill: Multiple fire endoscopic stapling mechanism. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, September 21, 1993: US05246156 (495 worldwide citation)

A unique hernia repair stapler is described which allows the forming of staples to attach prosthetics to tissue, or to approximate herniated tissue. The staple is useful in endoscopic operations and may be rotatable or stationary. The stapler has a unique forming and ejecting mechanism; as well, the ...


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Christian Mai: Clip and osteosynthesis plate with dynamic compression and self-retention. Wall and Roehrig, September 21, 1993: US05246443 (470 worldwide citation)

Osteosynthesis plate, made of a thermoelastic martensitic alloy whose transformation temperatures are:


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Margaret H Hasse, Russell P Bridges, Steven W Miller: Elasticized disposable training pant and method of making the same. The Procter & Gamble Company, Stephen P Kearney, Steven W Miller, Monte D Witte, September 21, 1993: US05246433 (453 worldwide citation)

A unitary disposable garment, such as disposable training pants, having a high degree of stretch in the cross-machine direction and fitting a broad range of wearer sizes. The unitary disposable garment is manufactured from a chassis and has a waist opening, two leg openings and a pair of side seams ...


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Colin E Sullivan, Christopher Lynch: Device and method for monitoring breathing during sleep, control of CPAP treatment, and preventing of apnea. ResCare, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, September 21, 1993: US05245995 (415 worldwide citation)

A CPAP apparatus including: a variable pressured air source and means to vary the air pressure delivered therefrom; a nose piece for sealed air communication with a patient's respiratory system; an air communication line from the air source to the nose piece; a sound transducer adapted to be in soun ...


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Randall D Ross, Stephen J Snyder, Sam R Marchand: Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue. Linvatec Corporation, September 21, 1993: US05246441 (372 worldwide citation)

A cannulated bioabsorbable tack has annular ribs configured to enhance fixation to tissue, such as bone, and is particularly effective for attaching soft tissue to bone, such as ligaments or muscles in the shoulder. Apparatus and method for displaying the tack facilitate arthroscopic surgical proced ...


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Donald V Graham: Artificial disk. Franklin J Cona, September 21, 1993: US05246458 (363 worldwide citation)

An artificial intervertebral disk for replacing a damaged human disk between two adjacent vertebrae in a human spinal column is disclosed. The invention comprises a pair of cylindrically shaped members in a vertical stacked relationship and a flexible spacer therebetween. The cylindrically shaped me ...


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William A Kay, Von K McConnell: Area wide centrex. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, September 21, 1993: US05247571 (358 worldwide citation)

The Area Wide Centrex service is provided in a telephone communication network having a plurality of interconnected central office switching systems, each at a different location. Each of the central office switching systems connects to a number of local telephone lines, a number of which can be des ...



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