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Wells Whitney, Brian Kennedy, Chester Sandberg: Self-regulating heater employing reactive components. Raychem Corporation, Timothy H P Richardson, Herbert G Burkard, July 18, 1989: US04849611 (305 worldwide citation)

Novel electrical heater which are self-regulating as a result of appropriate combination of a constant current or constant voltage power source with a resistive heating component and a temperature-sensitive component. Preferred heaters comprise a plurality of heating units, each of which heating uni ...


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Kevin J Friel: Electrical devices comprising conductive polymers. Raychem Corporation, Marguesite E Gerstner, Timothy H P Richardson, Herbert G Burkard, November 21, 1989: US04882466 (261 worldwide citation)

An electrical device includes a laiminar resistive element which exhibits PTC behavior and two electrodes which exhibit ZTC behavior. The electrodes have a geometry which results in a resistance that is greater than the resistance of the resistive elements. The electrical device, which may be a heat ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka, Michael Buhler, Philippe Poncet, Karl Van Dyk, James E Jervis: Device or apparatus for manipulating matter. Raychem Corporation, Sheri M Novack, Herbert G Burkard, January 23, 1996: US05486183 (258 worldwide citation)

The present invention accordingly provides a device or apparatus for manipulating matter in a confined or inaccessible space, comprising manipulator means at least partly constructed of one or more bent or twisted elongate shape memory alloy members having pseudoelasticity at the intended manipulati ...


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Walter R Pyka, Hank C K Wuh, Lee M Middleman: Sutures utilizing shape memory alloys. Raychem Corporation, Edith A Rice, Herbert G Burkard, March 26, 1991: US05002563 (246 worldwide citation)

A suture and a suturing method are set forth for suturing a wound in the tissue of a patient and defined by tissue edges. The suture comprises an alloy member having a first end portion, a second end portion, and a first undeformed shape. It is deformable into a second deformed shape. The member has ...


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Corey J McMills: Mechanical coupling assembly for a coaxial cable and method of using same. Raychem Corporation, Dennis E Kovach, Herbert G Burkard, April 22, 1986: US04583811 (227 worldwide citation)

A coupling assembly and a method of connecting and terminating coaxial cable is disclosed herein. The coupling assembly includes a connector body having a mating area for the cable, a driver, means for urging the driver and the body toward each other, a compressive member positioned between the conn ...


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Robert W Fouts Jr, Andrew N S Au, Burton E Miller, Alan J Gotcher: Conductive polymer compositions and devices. Raychem Corporation, Timothy H P Richardson, Herbert G Burkard, October 8, 1985: US04545926 (218 worldwide citation)

Conductive polymer compositions comprises a polymeric material having dispersed therein (a) conductive particles composed of a highly conductive material and (b) a particulate filler. The compositions exhibit a positive temperature coefficient of resistivity and undergo a large increase in resistivi ...


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Richard J Penneck, James M O Brien, Stephen J Duckworth, Nicholas J G Smith: Wire and cable. Raychem, Herbert G Burkard, Sheri M Novack, May 11, 1993: US05209987 (202 worldwide citation)

An article of manufacture, for example a conductor for an electrical wire or cable, is provided with a refractory coating preferably formed from a refractory metal or semi-metal oxide or nitride and preferably deposited on the surface of the article by a vacuum deposition process such as a sputter i ...


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Lee M Middleman, Walter R Pyka: Device for dissecting, grasping, or cutting an object. Raychem Corporation, Sheri M Novack, Herbert G Burkard, April 23, 1996: US05509923 (199 worldwide citation)

A device for dissecting, grasping and/or cutting an object has at least two elongate elements at least a portion of at least one of the elements is formed from a pseudoelastic material, preferably a pseudoelastic shape memory alloy. End portions of the elements can be moved away from one another and ...


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Richard J Penneck, James M O Brien, Stephen J Duckworth, Nicholas J G Smith: Wire and cable. Raychem, Edith A Rice, Herbert G Burkard, January 15, 1991: US04985313 (197 worldwide citation)

An article of manufacture, for example a conductor for an electrical wire or cable, is provided with a refractory coating preferably formed from a refractory metal or semi-metal oxide or nitride and preferably deposited on the surface of the article by a vacuum deposition process such as a sputter i ...



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