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David Bates Russell: Fastener attachment needle. Dennison Manufacturing Company, Thompson Birch Gauthier & Samuels, November 9, 1976: US03990619 (166 worldwide citation)

An improved hollow needle is provided for inserting through a material a fastener having a flexible filament with a retaining cross-bar at one end. The improved needle has an end for penetrating the material, a hollow central bore for slidably receiving the fastener cross-bar, a longitudinal slot al ...


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Aaron Joseph Teller: Abatement of high concentrations of acid gas emissions. Teller Environmental Systems, Thompson Birch Gauthier & Samuels, July 13, 1976: US03969482 (130 worldwide citation)

A process is disclosed for the large-scale abatement of acid gases in hot industrial effluent gas streams. In a first stage, the proportion of acid gases in a hot gas stream containing a relatively high initial concentration of acid gases is substantially reduced by contacting the gas stream with an ...


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Yoshinori Akiyama, Shyichi Ueno: Seat for vehicle. Nissan Motor Company, Thompson Birch Gauthier & Samuels, June 15, 1982: US04334709 (125 worldwide citation)

An adjustable seat for a vehicle having separated rear and front cushions. The front cushion is adapted to steplessly shift forward and backward with respect to the rear cushion at an inclination equal to that of the thigh of a seated man. Therefore, the seat supports the thigh of a seated man to in ...


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William Hardy Hendren III: Electromagnetic bougienage method. Thompson Birch Gauthier & Samuels, October 19, 1976: US03986493 (101 worldwide citation)

A method for lengthening atretic segments of a patient by electromagnetic bougienage to facilitate subsequent primary anastomosis without tension. In the preferred method, two magnetic bougies are inserted into the atretic segments so that the magnetic bougies are positioned at the closed ends of th ...


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Robert B Kelley, John R Birk, Dana L Duncan, Richard P Tella, Laurie J Wilson: Apparatus and method to enable a robot with vision to acquire, orient and transport workpieces. University of Rhode Island, Thompson Birch Gauthier & Samuels, December 8, 1981: US04305130 (97 worldwide citation)

A robot assembly for acquiring unorientated workpieces from a bin. A sensing system views the bin and collects data. A computer analyzes the data to determine candidate holdsites on the workpiece. The hand of the robot assembly then engages a workpiece at a selected holdsite. The workpiece is moved ...


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Robert B Kelley, John R Birk, Nai Yung Chen: Estimating workpiece pose using the feature points method. Board of Regents for Education for the State of Rhode Island, Thompson Birch Gauthier & Samuels, August 30, 1983: US04402053 (89 worldwide citation)

A robot assembly for acquiring unorientated workpieces from a bin. A sensing system views the bin and collects data. A computer analyzes the data to determine candidate holdsites on the workpiece. The hand of the robot assembly then engages a workpiece at a selected holdsite. The workpiece is moved ...


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Laurence G Maloomian: Weight and/or measurement reduction preview system. Thompson Birch Gauthier & Samuels, July 22, 1986: US04602280 (82 worldwide citation)

A weight and/or measurement reduction preview wherein a first image of a person is recorded. The person's desired proportions are entered into the computer and the recorded image is reproportioned based on the desired proportions, and the original image and the recreated image are displayed side-by- ...


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Laurence G Maloomian: System and method for composite display. Thompson Birch Gauthier & Samuels, April 7, 1981: US04261012 (81 worldwide citation)

An apparatus to allow a prospective consumer of articles of clothing to try on one or more articles of clothing without actually putting the articles of clothing on his or her person. This is accomplished by means of an electronically produced full figure image which is composed of the consumer's he ...


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Giuseppe Sironi: Lug sole for footwear. Vibram S p A, Thompson Birch Gauthier & Samuels, March 17, 1981: US04255874 (79 worldwide citation)

A lug sole for footwear. The sole has integral downwardly extending legs located around the sole periphery. Some of the lugs are formed of the identical hard rubber composition as the body of the sole. The other lugs are formed of a softer rubber composition. The hard lugs and the soft lugs are disp ...


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Yutaka Hagiwara, Toshiaki Takada, Tetu Yamazaki: Ventilated disk brake. Nissan Motor, Thompson Birch Gauthier & Samuels, April 12, 1983: US04379501 (60 worldwide citation)

A ventilated disk brake includes a pair of brake pads which is substantially the same as the prior art, and a rotor. The rotor has a brake-pad engaging portion in which a pair of brake-pad engaging walls are formed to be pressed between and by the pair of brake pads. A plurality of cooling ribs exte ...