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Fletcher James C Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space, N A, Kugath Donald A, Dane Dan H, Blaise Herman T: Remote manipulator system. Porter George J, Wofford Jr L D, Manning John R, December 2, 1975: US3923166 (157 worldwide citation)

A master-slave manipulator system with two master units controlled by the two arms and hands of an operator and two corresponding slave units. Both the master and the slave units have a first arm rotatably mounted to the floor at 30.degree. from the vertical, a second arm pivoted to it and mounted f ...


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Fletcher James Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space, N A, Kuhn Jr Ralph F: Internally supported flexible duct joint. Wofford Jr L D, Wofford Jr L D, Manning John R, March 4, 1975: US3869151 (84 worldwide citation)

An internally supported, flexible duct joint for use in conducting fluids under relatively high pressures in systems where relatively large deflection angles must be accommodated. The joint includes a flexible tubular bellows and an elongated base disposed within the bellows. The base is connected t ...


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Hoop James M: Ultrasonic bone densitometer. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the, Riggins W H, Wofford Jr L D, Manning John P, November 12, 1974: US3847141 (65 worldwide citation)

A device for measuring the density of a bone structure so as to monitor the calcium content thereof. A pair of opposed spaced ultrasonic transducers are held within a clamping apparatus closely adjacent the bone being analyzed. These ultrasonic transducers incude piezoelectric crystals shaped to dir ...


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Fletcher James C Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space, N A, Marlow Ray E: Remotely operable articulated manipulator. Riggins Wayland H, Wofford Jr L D, Manning John R, December 2, 1975: US3922930 (60 worldwide citation)

An improved, remotely operable, articulated manipulator including a plurality of serially connected drive shafts, a grasping device mounted at the distal end of the ultimate drive shaft of a plurality of drive shafts, a plurality of joints including meshed bevel gears interconnecting the drive shaft ...


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Lowery James R: Panel for selectively absorbing solar thermal energy and the method of producing said panel. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the, Riggins Wayland H, Wofford Jr L D, Manning John R, November 18, 1975: US3920413 (44 worldwide citation)

A panel for selectively absorbing solar thermal energy comprising a metallic substrate, a layer of bright metallic material carried on the substrate, and a solar thermal energy absorbing coating carried on the bright metallic material. A layer of zinc is interposed between the metal substrate and th ...


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Low George M Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space, N A, Dahm Werner K, Delgrego Donald J, Goldstein Irving, Huffaker Robert M, Jelalian Albert V, Keene Wayne H, Miles Perry A, Sonnenschein Charles M: Clear air turbulence detector. Porter George J, Wofford Jr L D, Manning John R, December 24, 1974: US3856402 (44 worldwide citation)

A system to be employed by an aircraft for the detection of clear air turbulance (C.A.T.) in which a pulse laser light beam is directed ahead of the flight path of the aircraft and the portion of this light reflected back to the aircraft by atmospheric aerosol is detected and analyzed for doppler sh ...


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Rummel John A, Perry Cortes L: Metabolic analyzer. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the, Wofford Jr L D, Parter G J, Manning J R, March 26, 1974: US3799149 (40 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for the measurement of metabolic rate and breathing dynamics in which inhaled and exhaled breath are sensed by sealed, piston-displacement type spirometers. These spirometers electrically measure the volume of inhaled and exhaled breath. A mass spectrometer analyzes simultaneously for o ...


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Nola Frank J: Variable frequency inverter for AC induction motors with torque, speed and braking control. The United States of America represented by the Administration of the, Porter George J, Wofford Jr L D, Manning John R, January 14, 1975: US3860858 (25 worldwide citation)

A variable frequency inverter for driving an AC induction motor which varies the frequency and voltage to the motor windings in response to varying torque requirements for the motor so that the applied voltage amplitude and frequency are of optimal value for any motor load and speed requirement. The ...


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Hoover Richard B, Underwood James H: Multiplate focusing collimator. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the, Porter George J, Wofford Jr L D, Manning John R, March 4, 1975: US3869615 (22 worldwide citation)

An appartus for scanning relatively small near sources of penetrating radiation to obtain the energy distribution thereof, wherein a collimator assembly is interposed between a radiation source and a radiation detector. The collimator assembly has a plurality of plates aligned in parallel planes wit ...


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Fletcher James C Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space, N A, Rollins James R: Externally supported internally stabilized flexible duct joint. Riggins Wayland H, Wofford Jr L D, Manning John R, October 28, 1975: US3915482 (21 worldwide citation)

An externally supported internally stabilized flexible duct joint particularly suited for use in conducting the flow of fluid between a pair of tubular conduits, at least one of which is supported for motion relative to the other. The joint is characterized by a low-flow loss coefficient and include ...



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