Henry C Yuen, Daniel S Kwoh: Apparatus and method using compressed codes for recorder preprogramming. Gemstar Development Corporation, Christie Parker & Hale, August 2, 1994: US05335079 (196 worldwide citation)

Encoded video recorder/player timer preprogramming information listed in a television calendar allows a timer preprogramming feature on a video cassette recorder VCR to be programmed using a compressed code of as few as 1 to 8 digits, which are decoded by a decoder built into either the video casset ...

Timothy E Moutafis, Richard K Elton, Thomas C DuBois, Bruce N MacMore: High performance plastic coated medical guidewire. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, August 2, 1994: US05333620 (194 worldwide citation)

A guidewire having a metal wire core and a high performance plastic sleeve extruded thereover. A tapering distal portion of the metal wire core extends beyond the high performance plastic sleeve. A coil formed of radiopaque material is mounted about the distal portion. A compliant jacket covers the ...

Terry L Douglas: Voice-actuated, speaker-dependent control system for hospital bed. August 2, 1994: US05335313 (190 worldwide citation)

A voice-actuated environmental operator system of the kind which enables a user/patient to use simple voice commands to control a plurality of hospital environment room functions including operation of selected bed movement and room environment functions associated with a provided multi-function hos ...

John Y Chen: Thermoplastic elastomer gelatinous articles. Applied Elastomerics, August 2, 1994: US05334646 (182 worldwide citation)

Novel gelatinous compositions and articles are formed from an intimate melt blend admixture of poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene) triblock copolymer and high levels of a plasticizing oil.

Paul D Trokhan, Glenn D Boutilier: Papermaking belt and method of making the same using differential light transmission techniques. The Procter & Gamble Company, Jeffrey V Bamber, Larry L Huston, August 2, 1994: US05334289 (182 worldwide citation)

A backside textured papermaking belt is disclosed which is comprised of a framework and a reinforcing structure. The framework has a first surface which defines the paper-contacting side of the belt, a second surface opposite the first surface, and conduits which extend between first and second surf ...

Evan C Unger: Liposomes as contrast agents for ultrasonic imaging and methods for preparing the same. Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, August 2, 1994: US05334381 (179 worldwide citation)

Liposomes suitable as ultrasound contrast agents which contain media of various types including gases, gaseous precursors activated by pH, temperature or pressure, as well as other solid or liquid contrast enhancing agents, are described. Methods of using the same as ultrasound contrast agents are a ...

Kary B Mullis, Larry Johnson, Richard A Leath, Timothy J Wennberg, Louis M Mezei, Joseph T Widunas: Apparatus and method for performing automated amplification of nucleic acid sequences and assays using heating and cooling steps. Hoffmann La Roche, Davis Hoxie Faithfull & Hapgood, August 2, 1994: US05333675 (173 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed herein a machine for performing nucleic acid amplification under computer control. The machine utilizes any one of a number of heating and cooling systems under control of a host computer which directs the heating and cooling systems to heat and cool a reaction-chamber-containing ...

Lawrence J Brisson: Bicycle computer with memory and means for comparing present and past performance in real time. Matthew F Jodziewicz, August 2, 1994: US05335188 (171 worldwide citation)

A device for monitoring and comparing present, past and ideal performances on an exercise machine senses a preselected set of factors chosen to represent the present performance of the user on the machine. A Central Processing Unit operates under a predetermined set of user controlled instructions t ...

Steven G Kaali: Visually directed trocar for laparoscopic surgical procedures and method of using same. Rodman and Rodman, August 2, 1994: US05334150 (171 worldwide citation)

A new and improved laparoscopic trocar and sleeve assembly in which the trocar is provided with a transparent tip and accommodates a light telescope for supplying a video console so that while the trocar is being surgically inserted through the abdominal wall and into the abdominal cavity, visualiza ...

Tetsuya Homma: Method for fabricating a semiconductor device having a multi-layered interconnection structure. NEC Corporation, Laff Whitesel Conte & Saret, August 2, 1994: US05334552 (170 worldwide citation)

A method of fabricating a multi-layered interconnection structure which comprises the steps of: forming a first wiring layer on a silicon oxide film having a compressive stress; forming a thick (2 to 3.5 .mu.m) fluorine-containing silicon oxide film at a temperature not higher than 200 .degree. C.; ...