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Clarke Henry C N: Laparoscopy instruments and method for suturing and ligation. October 9, 1973: US3763860 (211 worldwide citation)

An improved combined laparoscopic needle and forceps comprising an elongated parallelogram type of linkage suitable for insertion through a trocar and having first and second ends, a needle, means for mounting said needle on said first end for movement from a position in substantial alignment with s ...


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Branch Jack P, Durham Noel O: Implanted hearing aids. October 9, 1973: US3764748 (145 worldwide citation)

Several hearing aid configurations for implantation within the middle ear cavity are disclosed. Each hearing aid is minute in size and is joined in operative relationship interiorly of the ear drum to the ossicle bone chain situated within the middle ear cavity. Each hearing aid is characterized by: ...


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Hildebrand Hans Gunter: Forceps, pliers or the like and method of producing the same. Aesculap Werke Alktiengesellschaft vormals Jetter & Scheerer, October 9, 1973: US3763726 (132 worldwide citation)

A forceps or similar tool having two arms pivotably connected to each other by a box lock comprising a male lock member on one arm and a female lock member on the other arm, forming a longitudinal slot, the male lock member extending through the slot and having a transverse bearing bore or coaxial b ...


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Peterson Paul H, Thon Duwayne M: Apparatus for measuring variations in thickness of elongated samples of thin plastic film. Winzen Research, October 9, 1973: US3764899 (116 worldwide citation)

Capacitive type thickness measurement apparatus capable of measuring minute variations in the thickness of thin plastic films. A plastic film is passed through a suitably characterized electrode assembly which is of generally small surface area. The electrode is connected to control the changes in f ...


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Clement Frank John, Richardson Barton Leigh: Coordinate detection system. Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated, October 9, 1973: US3764813 (111 worldwide citation)

In a coordinate detection system, the interruption of pulsed invisible light beams is used to determine the spatial coordinates of a passive stylus, such as a finger or a pencil, relative to an associated display. The system comprises a rectangular frame which houses two mutually perpendicular linea ...


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Blomberg Theodore G: Inserter for intra-uterine contraceptive device. October 9, 1973: US3763856 (104 worldwide citation)

An inserter for an intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUD) in which a bendable rod is fixed at one end to a handle and is normally sheathed by an outer protective tube which projects beyond the rod's opposite end. A locking member projects from the handle and may be positioned to lock the tube agai ...


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Kisling III James W, Young David E: Drilling expansion joint apparatus. October 9, 1973: US3764168 (96 worldwide citation)

In accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention, a slip or expansion joint for use in a drill string includes a mandrel telescopically disposed within a housing with splines to prevent relative rotation. The housing includes a bottom sub having attached thereto a tube extendin ...


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Stok Filipous Leon: Calibration method in a data transmission system. US Philips Corporation, October 9, 1973: US3764983 (93 worldwide citation)

A calibration method in a data transmission system in which only information variations are cyclically transmitted from measuring points in a data transmitter such as a control station, to one or more remote receivers such as television cameras having corresponding processing points. At one measurin ...


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Helf Jr William, Chandler William M: Programmable test systems. October 9, 1973: US3764995 (81 worldwide citation)

A programmable test system includes a system computer for storing information encompassing test programs and for issuing, when requested, instructions in the form of digital code words for implementing the test programs. Instructions from the system computer are requested by a data transfer unit whi ...


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Chiron Bernard, Duffau Louis: Adjustable aperture antenna employing dielectric and ferrimagnetic material. Societe Lignes Telegraphiques Et Telephoniques, October 9, 1973: US3765021 (80 worldwide citation)

In order to obtain wide aperture and high directivity radiation patterns from the same antenna, the radiating structure is made of a non magnetic dielectric and a dielectric ferrimagnetic material. The magnetic part is associated with magnetizing coils energized from an aperture control current sour ...