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Charles A Homsy: Implantable material and appliances and method of stabilizing body implants. Vinson Elkins Searls Connally & Smith, November 23, 1976: US03992725 (156 worldwide citation)

A composition of material suitable for in vivo implantation to provide an environment in which normal tissue growth is fostered which composition is a porous fibrous structure in which the critical surface tension of the fibers is 35 dynes per centimeter or higher. This composition in the preferred ...


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Leo Donald Maus, Charles Emory Barton: Method and apparatus for determining onboard a heaving vessel the flow rate of drilling fluid flowing out of a wellhole and into a telescoping marine riser connecting between the wellhouse and the vessel. The Offshore Company, Vinson Elkins Searls Connally & Smith, August 24, 1976: US03976148 (57 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for determining on board a heaving drilling vessel, the flow rate of drilling fluid flowing from a well hole and into a telescoping marine riser connecting the well hole with the vessel. A measuring apparatus is associated with a drilling fluid return conduit of the riser in suc ...


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Anthony Charles Richardson: Ultrasonic inspection apparatus. Inspection Technology Development, Vinson Elkins Searls Connally & Smith, May 25, 1976: US03958451 (45 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic inspection method and apparatus for inspecting test objects such as pipeline girth welds are disclosed. Ultrasonic transducers are carried by a track circumferentially mounted around the pipeline. The transducers are mounted in a hollow, open-ended housing and a flexible seal fixed to ...


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Cox Leonard C, Wyatt Joe B: Apparatus for producing data indicative of the geometric shape and arrangement of the various components of a model. Vinson Elkins Searls Connally & Smith, December 23, 1975: US3927948 (36 worldwide citation)

An improved method and apparatus for aiding in designing structures, including constructing a working model roughly representative of the proposed structure; scanning the working model to determine the geometric shapes and arrangements of the various components comprising the working model and conve ...


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David Harold Weinstein, Monroe Alfred Ashworth III, A J Mallett: Method and apparatus for seismic geophysical exploration. The Superior Oil Company, Vinson Elkins Searls Connally & Smith, March 23, 1976: US03946357 (30 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for seismic geophysical exploration including a seismic energy source, a control means, a plurality of geophones, and a plurality of geophone monitoring means, all located in a selected survey area. Each geophone monitoring means is positioned in relatively close physical prox ...


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Riddle E Steddum: Floating structure. The Offshore Company, Vinson Elkins Searls Connally & Smith, September 28, 1976: US03982492 (25 worldwide citation)

An improved floating structure suitable for use as a floating drilling platform, production platform or other moored floating structure having a vertical tension mooring system with a plurality of anchors, ballasting and deballasting means, and a plurality of mooring lines connecting each anchor to ...


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Vernon R Sage, Phillip S Sizer: Pipe snubbing method and apparatus. Otis Engineering Corporation, Vinson Elkins Searls Connally & Smith, December 28, 1976: US03999610 (24 worldwide citation)

A pipe snubbing apparatus and method which may utilize either the draw works of a conventional rig or a pump to provide power for raising the movable gripping assembly.


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Ray Donald R, Bozeman James D: Floating structure and method of recovering anchors therefor. The Offshore Company, Vinson Elkins Searls Connally & Smith, November 18, 1975: US3919957 (22 worldwide citation)

An improved floating structure suitable for use as a floating drilling platform having a tension mooring system of a plurality of anchors each with a depending skirt on its lower side, control passageways through the anchor to the area defined by the skirt, ballasting and deballasting means, and a p ...


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Charles A Homsy: Implantable structure and method of making same. Vinson Elkins Searls Connally & Smith, July 27, 1976: US03971670 (22 worldwide citation)

A structure suitable for in vivo implantation as a tension member to substitute for tension members such as ligaments and tendons. The structure includes an elongate member which is a biocompatible film, a biocompatible fabric which has a weave having substantially no permanent yield in one directio ...


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Waters William D: Modified vinyl ester resin and pipe made therefrom. Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, Vinson Elkins Searls Connally & Smith, December 23, 1975: US3928491 (20 worldwide citation)

A flexible crack-resistant and chemically resistant thermosetting vinyl ester resin is produced by co-reacting an epoxy resin, a carboxyl terminated elastomer and an unsaturated monocarboxylic acid, such as acrylic or methacrylic acid. The neat resin is miscible and copolymerizable with ethylenicall ...