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Robert W Gore: Porous products and process therefor. W L Gore & Associates, John S Campbell, February 5, 1980: US04187390 (685 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a tetrafluoroethylene polymer in a porous form which has an amorphous content exceeding about 5% and which has a micro-structure characterized by nodes interconnected by fibrils. The material has high porosity and high strength. It can be used to produce all kinds of shaped a ...


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Robert W Gore, Samuel B Allen Jr: Waterproof laminate. W L Gore & Associates, John S Campbell, March 18, 1980: US04194041 (361 worldwide citation)

A waterproof article for use in, for example, protective clothing. The article prevents liquid water from penetrating through to undergarments while at the same time permitting moisture vapor such as perspiration to pass out through the article. The article is thus both breathable and waterproof. Th ...


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Daniel E Hubis: Multi-component, highly porous, high strength PTFE article and method for manufacturing same. W L Gore & Associates, John S Campbell, May 24, 1983: US04385093 (92 worldwide citation)

A method for producing a multi-component, porous PTFE article. Components of PTFE containing a liquid lubricant are placed in intimate contact, dried and then stretched in one or more directions. The PTFE components may optionally contain a filler. The resultant product has a virtually uninterrupted ...


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Daniel E Hubis: Method for manufacturing highly porous, high strength PTFE articles. W L Gore & Associates, John S Campbell, October 23, 1984: US04478665 (72 worldwide citation)

A method for producing a multi-component, porous PTFE article. Components of PTFE containing a liquid lubricant are placed in intimate contact, dried and then stretched in one or more directions. The PTFE components may optionally contain a filler. The resultant product has a virtually uninterrupted ...


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Douglas M Ferguson, William M Owens, Michael Lang, Jay P Lincoln: Multi-panel folder for surgical sutures. W L Gore & Associates, John S Campbell, January 29, 1985: US04496045 (59 worldwide citation)

An improved package for needled sutures comprising a 3-panel folded paper folder for PTFE (and optionally silk, cotton, and other) sutures wherein the suture is arranged in a sinusoidal configuration within the folder and the needle(s) held firmly in place across a U-shaped slot at the top of the fo ...


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Kazuaki Ono: Tubular flexible medical instrument. John S Campbell, July 28, 1981: US04280500 (47 worldwide citation)

A tubular flexible medical instrument of polytetrafluoroethylene capable of easy insertion into and extraction from body cavities. The tube has alternate solid portions and porous fibrillated portions in either a ring or spiral mode. Such a tube has sufficient rigidity to ensure easy penetration of ...


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Hirosuke Suzuki: High frequency flat cable. John S Campbell, August 19, 1980: US04218581 (46 worldwide citation)

A novel flat cable which has a number of parallel spaced conductors with tape segments having a conductive and insulative side woven between them at various positions along the length of the conductors. The weaving generally being done so that the conductive side touches alternate conductors. The wh ...


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Jeffery B Bowman: Composite polytetrafluoroethylene article and a process for making the same. W L Gore & Associates, John S Campbell, August 11, 1981: US04283448 (42 worldwide citation)

A porous polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) article which is made up of a number of smaller articles with a microstructure of nodes interconnected by fibrils, these articles having been joined to one another such that their microstructure is virtually unaltered across the join. A process for producing s ...


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James D Fariss: Strain relief boot. W L Gore & Associates, John S Campbell, July 24, 1984: US04461529 (30 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to a strain relief boot which, when affixed to an electrical cable and connector, will act in a manner that greatly reduces the stresses transmitted from the cable to the electrical contact, thereby preventing wire breakage and will also be flexible enough so as to allow free ...


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Domenico Finamore: Limited bend-radius transmission cable also having controlled twist movement. W L Gore & Associates, John S Campbell, March 15, 1988: US04731502 (22 worldwide citation)

A limited bend transmission cable for coaxial microwave cables which also has controlled movement under torque. A coaxial microwave transmission line of choice is covered by successive layers of helically-wound armor sheath, hard wire located in the groove of the sheath to aid in control of bend of ...