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Robert L Segebart: Inbred corn line PHT47. Pioneer Hi Bred International, Pioneer Hi Bred International, April 19, 1994: US05304719 (1453 worldwide citation)

According to the invention, there is provided an inbred corn line, designated PHT47. This invention thus relates to the plants and seeds of inbred corn line PHT47 and to methods for producing a corn plant produced by crossing the inbred line PHT47 with itself or with another corn plant. This inventi ...


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Ronald Sahatjian: Drug delivery system making use of a hydrogel polymer coating. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson, April 19, 1994: US05304121 (747 worldwide citation)

The invention features a catheter and methods for delivering drug to tissue at a desired location of the wall of a body lumen. The catheter is constructed for insertion in a body lumen and has a catheter shaft and an expandable portion mounted on the catheter shaft. The expandable portion is expanda ...


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Roger Phillips, Geoffery McGarraugh, Franklin A Jurik, Raymond D Underwood: Reagent test strip and apparatus for determination of blood glucose. Lifescan, April 19, 1994: US05304468 (681 worldwide citation)

A method for determining the presence of an analyte in a fluid is described along with various components of an apparatus specifically designed to carry out the method. The method involves taking a reflectance reading from one surface of an inert porous matrix impregnated with a reagent that will in ...


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Arthur J Murphy: Interactive advertising system for on-line terminals. Gerald Singer, Singer & Singer, April 19, 1994: US05305195 (668 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a new system for providing advertising information into an interactive system having a plurality of remotely located terminals. Each terminal includes a video display unit, logic and a video storage medium such as a hard disc in addition to the normal functions of the interactive ...


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Michael F Bregen: Receiverless surgical fasteners. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, Charles P Boukus, April 19, 1994: US05304204 (579 worldwide citation)

A self-closing receiverless surgical fastener comprises a fastener body of biocompatible or bioabsorbable material including a bridge member and at least two tines extending from opposite ends of the bridge member. The tines are resiliently deformable from a normally closed position with the distal ...


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Peter Wilding, Larry J Kricka, Jay N Zemel: Fluid handling in mesoscale analytical devices. Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, April 19, 1994: US05304487 (574 worldwide citation)

Devices are provided for analyzing a fluid cell containing sample. The devices comprise a solid substrate, microfabricated to define at least one sample inlet port and a mesoscale flow system. The mesoscale flow system includes a sample flow channel, extending from the inlet port, and a cell handlin ...


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George E Gerpheide: Methods and apparatus for data input. Thorpe North & Western, April 19, 1994: US05305017 (553 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for data input. Devices are provided in accordance with this invention which utilize capacitive coupling of an object to the device to sense the object's position. The devices are comprised of a plurality of electrode strips which form virtual electrodes. The virtual electrodes ...


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David Hathaway, Brian Patton, Keith March: Apparatus and method for positive closure of an internal tissue membrane opening. Indiana University Foundation, Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, April 19, 1994: US05304184 (524 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a device having two components: a needle advancing apparatus slidable longitudinally along a catheter to advance needles into a tissue membrane, such as a blood vessel wall, around an opening in the membrane; and, a suture retrieval assembly insertable through the catheter bey ...


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Ross G Baker Jr, Reese S Terry Jr, Alan Adkins: Activation techniques for implantable medical device. Cyberonics, O Connor Cavanagh, April 19, 1994: US05304206 (499 worldwide citation)

Improvements are disclosed in apparatus and techniques for activating an implantable medical device, such as a neurostimulator adapted to treat and control a disorder of a patient where the disorder is susceptible to relief in response to predetermined modulation of the electrical activity of a sele ...


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Theodosios Pavlidis, Yajium P Wang, Jerome Swartz: High density two-dimensional bar code symbol. Symbol Technologies, April 19, 1994: US05304786 (468 worldwide citation)

A nonvolatile electro-optical read-only memory includes a substrate on which is printed (or otherwise inscribed) a complex symbol or "label" with a high density two-dimensional symbology, a variable number of component symbols or "codewords" per row, and a variable number of rows. Codewords in alter ...