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Robert V Kenna: Spinal implant. Pfizer Hospital Products Group, Peter C Richardson, Lawrence C Akers, Mark Dryer, December 22, 1987: US04714469 (537 worldwide citation)


A spinal implant adapted to replace a disc between adjacent vertebrae having a predetermined thickness and profile chosen to match the space between said vertebrae and characterized by elongated protuberances adapted to be located in grooves drilled in said vertebrae and a porous coating on at least ...


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Kenji Hamaguri, Takao Sakai: Multi-wavelength oximeter having a means for disregarding a poor signal. Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha, Price Gess & Ubell, December 22, 1987: US04714341 (344 worldwide citation)


An oximeter for measuring oxygen saturation in arterial blood includes a light source for projecting light to a body member to be measured, a light responsive circuit for receiving the light which has transmitted through said body member and for generating at least first, second and third signals at ...


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Robert A DiDomenico: Positive pressure programmable infusion pump. Intermedics Infusaid, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, December 22, 1987: US04714462 (340 worldwide citation)


A positive pressure positive displacement implantable infusion pump. A positive pressure fluid reservoir maintains infusate for delivery by a positive pressure displacement pump. Infusate is drawn by the pump into a drug pressurant chamber. A check valve prevents backflow into the reservoir. The che ...


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Anthony T Materna, Roger A Vossler, Frank M Stepczyk: Computer integration system. TRW, Noel F Heal, Sol L Goldstein, December 22, 1987: US04714995 (295 worldwide citation)


Apparatus for integrating independent computer systems with associated heterogeneous data bases having some common or shared data entities. The apparatus includes an update capturing module installed at each of the computer systems, for capturing update transactions involving shared data entities, a ...


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Warren R Lang: Uniform emission backlight. Motorola, Lowell W Gresham, December 22, 1987: US04714983 (219 worldwide citation)


A backlight having lamps inserted into ends of a transparent member is disclosed. A top surface of the member is polished and contains an opaque section opposing the lamps. A bottom surface of the member is uniformly frosted so that variations in the average depth of surface irregularities are minim ...


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Kam C Lau, Robert J Hocken: Three and five axis laser tracking systems. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Commerce, Thomas Zack, Alvin Englert, Charles S Guenzer, December 22, 1987: US04714339 (207 worldwide citation)


A tracking system for measuring at least the spatial coordinates of a target and possibly the angular orientation of the target. A collimated beam is directed to the target and a mirror attached to the target reflects this beam back to a tracking point. Photosensors attached to the tracking or targe ...


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James R Morris, James A White: Test strip identification and instrument calibration. Miles, Roger N Coe, December 22, 1987: US04714874 (198 worldwide citation)


Test device apparatus is disclosed containing a electrically conductive region which provides information concerning the nature of the test device and/or its position. In a preferred embodiment a conductive strip is applied to a test device and used to determine the identification of the test device ...


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Chandra K Banerjee, Ernest G Farrier, John H Reynolds IV, Henry T Ridings, Andrew J Sensabaugh Jr, Michael D Shannon, Gary R Shelar: Smoking article. R J Reynolds Tobacco Company, Grover M Myers, David G Conlin, December 22, 1987: US04714082 (194 worldwide citation)


The present invention relates to a smoking article, preferably in cigarette form, which produces an aerosol that resembles tobacco smoke. The article preferably comprises a short combustible fuel element having a density greater than 0.5 g/cc, a separate substrate bearing an aerosol forming material ...


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Henry M Gladney, Douglas J Lorch, Richard L Mattson: Communication for version management in a distributed information service. International Business Machines Corporation, Mark A Haynes, Simon K Lee, December 22, 1987: US04714992 (185 worldwide citation)


In a distributed processing system network in which at least one node operates as a source location having access to data objects of a database, and at least one other node operates as a replica location storing replicas of data objects from the source location, managing obsolescence of the replicas ...


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Reuben W Edgar Jr, Dennis W Gilstad, Ronald L Branstetter: Method and apparatus for noninvasive monitoring of arterial blood oxygen saturation. Nippon Colin, Gary W Hamilton, December 22, 1987: US04714080 (173 worldwide citation)


A noninvasive optical oximeter for measuring oxygen saturation of arterial blood. A sample of blood is illuminated with light at two different wavelengths. Light reflected by the blood is sensed by a photodetector and an output signal is created in response thereto. The output signal is processed to ...



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