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Robert G Rothfuss: Surgical staple. Senco Products, Melville Strasser Foster & Hoffman, March 29, 1977: US04014492 (291 worldwide citation)

A surgical staple for use in joining the skin or fascia of a patient. The staple is adapted to be formed about an anvil during emplacement. The staple has points formed by diagonal cuts across the ends, and its configuration prior to emplacement is such, that the diagonal cuts are perpendicular to t ...


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Wayne F March: Non-invasive glucose sensor system. Alter and Weiss, March 29, 1977: US04014321 (231 worldwide citation)

A unique glucose sensor to determine the glucose level in patients, for example, for use in treating or diagnosing diabetes. The patient's eye is automatically scanned using a dual source of polarized radiation, each transmitting at a different wavelength at one side of the cornea of the patient. A ...


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Randall K Arnold: Ocular drug delivery device. Alza Corporation, Paul L Sabatine, Thomas E Ciotti, Edward L Mandell, March 29, 1977: US04014335 (208 worldwide citation)

An ocular drug dispensing device for administering a drug at a controlled and continuous dosage unit rate to the eye to produce a local or systemic physiological or pharmacological effect is comprised of a shaped body insoluble in tear fluid and comprised of a first wall, a third wall distant from t ...


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James M Dockum, Norman H Nitzkowski: Circulatory assist device and system. Clarence A O Brien, Harvey B Jacobson, March 29, 1977: US04014318 (164 worldwide citation)

A circulatory assist device and system are provided for controlling, wholly or partially, the pumping of blood through a blood vessel or vascular prosthesis. The assist device is comprised of an electrically operated plunger, or equivalent, which momentarily occludes the blood vessel to effect pumpi ...


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Eugene L Dellinger: Method and apparatus for orthodontic treatment. Gust Irish Jeffers & Rickert, March 29, 1977: US04014096 (153 worldwide citation)

An idealized set of occluded models, both maxillae and mandible, containing castings of the patient's teeth is made with slotted brackets affixed thereto. The slots are oriented conjointly to define a single plane and a predetermined arch curvature which corresponds to the idealized dental arch. The ...


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Felix Theeuwes, Atul D Ayer: Laminated osmotic system for dispensing beneficial agent. Alza Corporation, Paul L Sabatine, Edward L Mandell, Thomas E Ciotti, March 29, 1977: US04014334 (124 worldwide citation)

An osmotic system for delivering a beneficial agent to an environment of use is disclosed. The system comprises a laminate surrounding a compartment and has a passageway through the laminate for releasing agent from the compartment. The laminate comprises at least two laminae; one consisting of a se ...


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Gordon B French, William J Bartel, Richard D Ridley, Chang Yul Cha, Robert S Burton III: System for fuel and products of oil shale retort. Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Christie Parker & Hale, March 29, 1977: US04014575 (123 worldwide citation)

An underground room in substantially undisturbed shale is filled with fragmented oil shale particles for in situ retorting. A comprehensive system is provided for feeding air to the top of the retort and recovering oil and flue gas from the bottom of the retort. The oil is separated from admixed wat ...


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James T Russell: Digital color television system. Eli S Jacobs, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall & Whinston, March 29, 1977: US04015286 (110 worldwide citation)

A digital color television system is described in which only one chrominance component of the video color television signal is transmitted for each television line, and digital delay means is employed for delaying at least one of the two chrominance components I and Q of the color television signal ...


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David J McIntyre: Instrument for aspirating and irrigating during ophthalmic surgery. Christensen O Connor Garrison & Havelka, March 29, 1977: US04014333 (107 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an instrument useful for effecting aspiration and irrigation during ophthalmic surgery. The disclosed embodiment comprises two, telescopically disposed cannulae and a connector which couples the two cannuli and forms fluid-tight seals with each. Each cannula consists of a rigid, small-d ...


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Janet M Esty: Detachable chuck for electro-surgical instrument. Neomed Incorporated, John E Reilly, March 29, 1977: US04014343 (90 worldwide citation)

A generally flat insulator chuck is arranged to retain surgical electrodes so that the working area of the electrodes extends externally on one end and an electrical circuit accomodating prong is contained within a recessed chamber at the other end. The recessed chamber is dimensioned so as to effec ...



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