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Edwin F Ullman, Moshe Schwarzberg: Fluorescence quenching with immunological pairs in immunoassays. Syva Company, Townsend and Townsend, December 7, 1976: US03996345 (838 worldwide citation)

Immunoassays employing antibodies and a fluorescer-quencher (F-Q) chromophoric pair, wherein one or both of the chromophoric pair are bonded to antibodies. Depending on the particular ligand of interest, various reagent combinations can be employed, where the amount of quenching is directly related ...


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Lawrence W Blake, Clement E Lieber, Harold J C Swan, William Ganz: Multipurpose flow-directed catheter. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Lee R Schermerhorn, December 7, 1976: US03995623 (456 worldwide citation)

The catheter is flow-directed through the heart of the patient by a balloon on its distal end to pass through the right atrium, right ventricle and into the pulmonary artery. A through lumen in the catheter tube is open at the distal end to monitor blood pressures in the pulmonary artery or a branch ...


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Stephen G Glatzer: Combination subcutaneous suture remover, biopsy sampler and syringe. Lackenbach Lilling & Siegel, December 7, 1976: US03995619 (364 worldwide citation)

A multi-purpose surgical instrument for subcutaneous use is described. The instrument includes a generally hollow inner tube which is provided at a probing free end with a crochet-type hook. The other end, or hand-held end, is fixedly joined to a finger grip. An inner clamping rod is slideably mount ...


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Takeru Higuchi, Harold M Leeper: Osmotic dispenser with means for dispensing active agent responsive to osmotic gradient. Alza Corporation, Thomas E Ciotti, Paul L Sabatine, Edward L Mandell, December 7, 1976: US03995631 (237 worldwide citation)

An osmotic active agent dispenser is comprised of a chamber having controlled permeability to an external fluid, i.e., water, and containing an osmotically effective solute which, in solution, exhibits an osmotic pressure gradient against said external fluid, said chamber housing a flexible bag of r ...


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David H Watkins, Erwin J Klink: Heart assist method and catheter. December 7, 1976: US03995617 (209 worldwide citation)

Method and device for augmenting the action of an ailing heart having an incompetent aortic valve or incompetent left ventricle wherein blood is directly sucked from the left ventricle, while blocking flow to the aorta, and then upon reverse cycle, the blood removed is forced into the aorta, while b ...


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Clement Richard Attanasio, Laszlo Antal Belady: Operating system authenticator. International Business Machines Corporation, Jack M Arnold, December 7, 1976: US03996449 (171 worldwide citation)

An operating system authenticator for determining if an operating system being loaded in a computer is valid. A user's identification code or secret key which is unique to the operating system, and a verifier value which is a predetermined function of a valid operating system and the identification ...


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Peter Richard Hutt, Alan Ronald Blake, Gunter Von Cavallar, Brian Neil Douglas, Philip John Dodds: System for processing data signals for insertion in television signals. Independent Broadcasting Authority, A W Breiner, December 7, 1976: US03996583 (162 worldwide citation)

In any television transmission system there are periods during which the wide-band picture signals are absent. The invention provides a signal generator system for the transmission of digital information representing a series of pages of alphanumeric or graphical symbols piecewise during these perio ...


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Masahiro Nakano, Takeru Higuchi, Anwar Hussain: Osmotic dispenser. Alza Corporation, Bacon & Thomas, December 7, 1976: US03995632 (137 worldwide citation)

An osmotic dispenser is described which is capable of releasing to its outside environment concentrations of active agent at an osmotically controlled rate over a prolonged period of time, and the active agent formulation of which is a solid or semisolid at storage temperatures, advantageously room ...


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Joseph F Pagano: Specimen test slide. SmithKline Corporation, Smith Harding Earley & Follmer, December 7, 1976: US03996006 (123 worldwide citation)

A specimen test slide has a front panel and a rear panel. The front panel has a plurality of openings. Sheet means underlie each of these openings for the reception of a specimen. The portion of the sheet under each opening carries a test reagent. A hinged cover overlies the openings. The rear panel ...


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William T Saunders: Forming small diameter opening for aerosol, screw cap, or crown cap by multistage necking-in of drawn or drawn and ironed container body. National Steel Corporation, Shanley O Neil and Baker, December 7, 1976: US03995572 (110 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for producing a novel one piece, unitary, seamless can body with a reduced diameter opening for receiving an aerosol device or other small diameter closure. A truncated conical configuration portion is formed from sidewall metal in a sequence of operations in which an extended-l ...