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 (1391 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 ...

Peter J Sprague, Thomas H Lipscomb: Information distribution system. September 21, 1993: US05247575 (864 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 ...

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 (841 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 ...

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 (558 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 ...

Christian Mai: Clip and osteosynthesis plate with dynamic compression and self-retention. Wall and Roehrig, September 21, 1993: US05246443 (540 worldwide citation)

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

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 (509 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 ...

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 (455 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 ...

Randall D Ross, Stephen J Snyder, Sam R Marchand: Bioabsorbable tack for joining bodily tissue. Linvatec Corporation, September 21, 1993: US05246441 (412 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 ...

Bruce A Peterson, Michael E Hogard, Harley D Johnson, Thomas D Kelly, Jean M Long, William G Preston Jr: Method and apparatus for kidney dialysis. Althin Medical, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, September 21, 1993: US05247434 (402 worldwide citation)

A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed. These include checking of dialysate bypass status using flow measurement; using a flow sensor to confirm the absence of ultrafiltration during bypass; automatic testing of ultrafiltration function by remo ...

Joseph R Lakowicz, Badri P Maliwal, Peter A Koen: Determination and quantification of saccharides by luminescence lifetimes and energy transfer. University of Maryland at Baltimore, Becton Dickinson & Company, Wegner Cantor Mueller & Player, September 21, 1993: US05246867 (390 worldwide citation)

A method for measuring the concentration of a saccharide, conjugated saccharide or polysaccharide of interest using luminescent lifetimes and energy transfer in which an energy transfer donor-acceptor pair is added to a sample to be analyzed, the donor of the donor-acceptor pair being photoluminesce ...