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Weatherly Gilbert L, Back Paul: Surgical clip applicator. Edward Weck & Company, December 11, 1973: US3777538 (326 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument specifically constructed for the application of fluid duct strangulation clips in human body locations which were heretofore substantially inaccessible for this type of surgical procedure. The applicator comprises an elongated barrel mounted to a pistol grip actuating handle wi ...


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Hounsfield Godfrey Newbold: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING X- OR .gamma.-RADIATION ABSORPTION OR TRANSMISSION AT PLURAL ANGLES AND ANALYZING THE DATA. EMI, December 11, 1973: US3778614 (162 worldwide citation)

In apparatus for examining a body by means of X or Y radiation, a two-dimensional matrix of elements of the body is exposed to radiation from a number of directions and the transmission of the radiation by a plurality of paths of small cross-sectional area through the body is measured, the direction ...


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Bowker John Kent: System for analyzing multicolored scenes. Itek Corporation, December 11, 1973: US3778541 (161 worldwide citation)

A given scene such as that retained by a colored photograph is scanned both by a high resolution scanner that detects image density gradients and a color analyzer with lower resolution. Controlled by the gradient detecting scanner is a printer that produces, on an appropriate work surface, a line dr ...


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Forney Jr Edgar Wilmot: Coaxial connector. AMP Incorporated, December 11, 1973: US3778535 (157 worldwide citation)

A coaxial cable connector featuring inner and outer ferrules between which the outer conductor of a semi-rigid cable is squeezed. The assembly of the connector onto the cable is accomplished with ordinary standard hand wrenches operating on an outer coupling containing the outer ferrule nut threaded ...


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Novak Frank A, Schreiber Kenneth T, Hydo Steven J: Secondary detection circuit with sharp cutoff for security validating. ARDAC USA Incorporated, December 11, 1973: US3778628 (131 worldwide citation)

A secondary detection circuit for a paper security validating device which device scanned a portion of one surface of the paper security. The secondary detection circuit compares the level of reflection of light from the reverse side of the security with a known level and, if the reflected level fal ...


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Abramson Harvey J: Intrauterine contraceptive devices and inserters therefor. G D Searle & Co, December 11, 1973: US3777748 (103 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to intrauterine contraceptive devices in the general shape of a '7' having a transverse arm and a longitudinal arm dependent substantially from an end thereof; method of contraception by insertion of such a device into the uterus; instruments and methods for the inserti ...


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Rausch William T: Method of employing a television receiver for active participation. December 11, 1973: US3778058 (99 worldwide citation)

Methods and the additional apparatus used to carry out these methods are herein disclosed for use in conjunction with standard monochrome and color television receivers, for the generation, display and manipulation of symbols or geometric figures upon the screen of the television receivers for the p ...


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Schmidt William G, Gabbard Ova G, Husted John M, Maillet Wilfrid G: Tdma satellite communications system with rapid automatic re-entry following brief outages of earth station equipment. Communication Satellite Corporation, December 11, 1973: US3778715 (96 worldwide citation)

In a satellite transponder communications system operating in a time division multiple access mode, each earth station transmits data in a burst format. All bursts within a single transponder frame are synchronized to a special burst which contains no data communications. A single earth station send ...


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Moran Robert L: Automatic television programmer. December 11, 1973: US3778721 (88 worldwide citation)

Television channel selection on a TV set is automatically performed according to a stored schedule by a motor which drives the TV set channel selection mechanism, as dictated by a stored schedule of available TV channels versus time. Sets of binary storage elements, each set corresponding to a time ...


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Hatanaka Yoshihiro, Ueba Akio: Automatic teller system. Kabushiki Kaisha Kokuei Kikai Seisakusho, December 11, 1973: US3778595 (81 worldwide citation)

An automatic bank teller system comprises means for reading out a depositor's code from a card of a user, means operated by the user for selecting the operation of the system between reception and payment of money, means also operated by the user for designating a sum of money to be received or paid ...