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Anthony Maglica: Flashlight. Paul L Gardner, August 25, 1981: US04286311 (171 worldwide citation)

A rugged, heavy duty flashlight which is hermetically sealed to prevent intrusion of moisture and dirt. A manually operable electric switch is provided having a rotary contact to complete the battery circuit to the bulb. When the switch is actuated the rotary contact is moved axially to engage stati ...


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Anthony Maglica: Variable light beam flashlight and recharging unit. Mag Instrument, Paul L Gardner, June 14, 1983: US04388673 (165 worldwide citation)

The flashlight of the invention includes an improved mechanism for selectively varying the light beam intensity and area. The mechanism includes a cam member, and abutting head and outer switch housing shoulders, which enable movement of the bulb forwardly and rearwardly relative to the light reflec ...


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Wen H Ko, David G Fleming, Harry J Derda, William O Martin: Continuous positive airway pressure administrating apparatus. Case Western Reserve University, Paul L Gardner, February 10, 1981: US04249527 (58 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for delivering continuous positive airway pressure to a patient (e.g., an infant) includes a cradle assembly for firmly and adjustably supporting the head of a patient to whom continuous positive airway pressure is to be delivered, a support frame assembly mounted on the cradle assembly ...


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Paul A Baump, Don Lyu, Jerry T Sain, Richard A Zbriger: Access control system. Greer Hydraulics, Paul L Gardner, April 3, 1979: US04148012 (47 worldwide citation)

An access control system for controlling and monitoring access to selected restricted areas and "alarm" conditions at such areas. The system comprises a central controller unit which repeatedly polls a number of remotely located reader terminals and alarm monitors. The reader terminals are adapted t ...


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Clarence L Walker: Pressure regulator for endotracheal tube cuff or the like. Sherwood Medical, Paul L Gardner, July 3, 1979: US04159722 (46 worldwide citation)

An improved pressure regulator for an inflatable cuff on an endotracheal tube or the like includes a housing which contains a valve assembly and a pressure regulating chamber. The housing is adapted to be connected to an inflatable cuff so that the pressure regulating chamber communicates with the c ...


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William D Cornell, Ronald Crouther, Howard P Dyer, Alan B Ranford: Chest drainage unit. Sherwood Medical, Paul L Gardner, February 8, 1983: US04372336 (45 worldwide citation)

An improved, four-chamber chest drainage system include (1) a collection chamber for collecting blood and other liquids to be drained from the pleural cavity of a patient, (2) an underwater seal chamber for preventing contamination of the patient's pleural cavity by atmospheric air, (3) a manometer ...


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Dennis L Keiser, Gideon B Ariel: Variable resistance exercising device. Paul L Gardner, March 17, 1981: US04256302 (42 worldwide citation)

An improved exercising device for exercising the legs of a user includes a frame member with a lever arm having one end pivotably attached thereto. The lever arm extends downwardly from the portion of the frame member to which it is pivotably connected, and a pair of foot-engaging force transfering ...


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Fred E Satchell, Joel A Joslin: Apparatus and method for producing tubular extrusions having axial sections of materials having different characteristics. Sherwood Medical, Paul L Gardner, June 30, 1981: US04276250 (38 worldwide citation)

Apparatuses and methods for simultaneously extruding two lengths of plastic tubing wherein each of said lengths includes alternate axial sections of materials having different characteristics (e.g., a harder material and a softer material). The apparatus includes two extruders which feed plastic ext ...


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Kathleen F Yellin: Combination body rest and totebag. Paul L Gardner, March 25, 1980: US04194601 (34 worldwide citation)

A combination body rest (for lounging at the beach, for example) and totebag includes a pair of frame members hinged at the tops thereof and covered with fabric so as to form a storage compartment. The unit further includes a seat panel adapted to serve as a ground cover when the unit is used as a b ...


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Julius Perel, John F Mahoney: Ion generator. Phrasor Scientific, Paul L Gardner, March 2, 1982: US04318028 (28 worldwide citation)

An improved system for generating an ion beam comprises a nozzle through which a gas to be ionized is fed, and a ring electrode encircling the tip of the nozzle. High positive potential and negative potential are applied to the nozzle and ring electrode, respectively, to create a high intensity elec ...