Thomas H Timmins: In situ retorting of oil shale. Mobil Oil Corporation, C A Huggett, Drude Faulconer, April 13, 1976: US03950029 (197 worldwide citation)

An in situ retorting method and system for recovering hydrocarbons from an oil shale deposit. A retorting zone is formed in the deposit and is comprised of at least two galleries which are separated by a barrier of oil shale thick enough to prevent leakage of gas between galleries. A plurality of ro ...

Edward Shanbrom: Medicated vapor production method and apparatus. Schick Incorporated, Lockwood Dewey Zickert & Alex, April 13, 1976: US03949743 (184 worldwide citation)

Improved method and apparatus for the treatment of respiratory, skin, eye and related ailments and conditions wherein steam or a related vapor at a reduced temperature is admixed with particulate medicament and exposed to an afflicted area within a confined space.

Shirish Patel: Method and apparatus for dynamically controlling read/write operations in a peripheral subsystem. Honeywell Information Systems, Faith F Driscoll, Ronald T Reiling, April 13, 1976: US03950735 (152 worldwide citation)

A peripheral subsystem includes a peripheral control unit coupled to a plurality of peripheral devices having different read/write speeds. In response to a command from a central processing unit, the peripheral control unit selects one of the devices designated in the command, and polls the device t ...

David Thomas Green: Surgical stapling instrument. United States Surgical Corporation, Fleit & Jacobson, April 13, 1976: US03949924 (146 worldwide citation)

A surgical stapling instrument for applying sterilized staples to the disunited skin or fascia of a patient in order to effect a joining of the skin or fascia. The instrument is adapted to associate with a staple-carrying cartridge having a plurality of staples therein. The instrument is manually po ...

Leon N Cooper, Charles Elbaum: Information processing system. Nestor Associates, Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, April 13, 1976: US03950733 (144 worldwide citation)

An adaptive information processing system includes a module, called a Nestor module, having a plurality (N) of input terminals 1, 2 . . . , j . . . , N, adapted to receive N input signals s.sub.1, s.sub.2 . . . , s.sub.j . . . , S.sub.N, respectively, and a plurality (n) of output terminals 1, 2 . . ...

Jerre M Freeman: Punctum plug and method for treating keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye) and other ophthalmic aliments using same. Chernoff & Vilhauer, April 13, 1976: US03949750 (139 worldwide citation)

A plug of suitable dimension and material is removably inserted into the upper and/or lower punctal apertures of the eye to block the opening and the attendant canaliculus so as to thereby prevent the drainage of lacrimal fluid therethrough. The plug is comprised of tissue-tolerable, readily sterili ...

Albertoni de Lemos Bloisi: System for public opinion research. Michael S Striker, April 13, 1976: US03950618 (130 worldwide citation)

An AC burst having a length depending upon the response chosen by the participant is put on a telephone line regardless of the operating state thereof, at a frequency outside of the telephone band. At the central telephone station the bursts are decoded and response signals corresponding to each ans ...

Atsushi Aoki, Rikiya Fukuda, Toshio Nakayabu, Keijiro Ishibashi, Chiyoko Takeichi, Mitsuo Ishida: Antibiotic substances. Sankyo Company, Flynn & Frishauf, April 13, 1976: US03950360 (118 worldwide citation)

New antibiotic substances are obtained by culturing a strain belonging to the genus Streptomyces and recovering said substances from the culture material. The new antibiotic substances possess insecticidal and acaracidal properties.

Jean S Kahan, Frederick M Kahan, Edward O Stapley, Robert T Goegelman, Sebastian Hernandez: Antibiotics. Merck & Co, Walter Patton, Julian S Levitt, J Jerome Behan, April 13, 1976: US03950357 (111 worldwide citation)

The antibiotic thienamycin is active against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The antibiotic is produced by growing a newly-found and hitherto undescribed species of Streptomyces on suitable fermentation media.

Donald E Hiller: Filter with quick-connect coupling. Rayne International, Christie Parker & Hale, April 13, 1976: US03950251 (109 worldwide citation)

A filtration assembly useful in a household water-chilling system and having a filter with concentric cylindrical activated-charcoal elements supported between inner and outer porous plastic tubes. The filter is contained in a housing having a cover with radiused inlet and outlet ports. A coupling o ...