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Ralf Korpman: Pressure-sensitive adhesive tape having extensible and elastic backing composed of a block copolymer. Johnson & Johnson, May 17, 1977: US04024312 (401 worldwide citation)

A highly conformable adhesive tape which comprises a highly extensible and elastic backing film laminated with an adhesive layer to form the tape. The adhesive is a normally tacky and pressure-sensitive elastomeric adhesive coated on at least one of the film surfaces. The film possesses a lengthwise ...


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Michael Elliott, Norman Frank Janes, David Allen Pulman: Insecticides. National Research Development Corporation, Cushman Darby & Cushman, May 17, 1977: US04024163 (158 worldwide citation)

New insecticides are of formula: ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 represents hydrogen or a methyl group; R.sup.2 represents hydrogen or a halogeno or lower alkyl group; R.sup.3 represents hydrogen or a halogeno, lower alkyl (which is different to R.sup.2 when R.sup.2 represents a lower alkyl group) or carbo ...


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Jaroslav Hynecek, Wen H Ko, Eugene T Yon: Miniature pressure transducer for medical use and assembly method. Case Western Reserve University, McNenny Pearne Gordon Gail Dickinson & Schiller, May 17, 1977: US04023562 (144 worldwide citation)

A fluidtight, hermetically sealed, miniature transducer adapted to be inserted into the human body and useful for directly monitoring internal fluid or pneumatic pressures within the human body is disclosed. Semiconductor strain gauge elements constituting a piezoresistive bridge are formed by diffu ...


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Stephen William Andrews, Stanley Woltosz: Method for controlling power during electrosurgery. Sybron Corporation, Theodore B Roessel, J Stephen Yeo, May 17, 1977: US04024467 (134 worldwide citation)

A control circuit forelectrosurgical units establishes a particular output signal to patient electrodes in response to condition of the patient electrodes. The duty cycle of the output signal is reduced when the patient electrodes are not in contact with the patient so as to prevent unwanted cutting ...


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Borge Hugo Pettersson: Electrical connector device securable to metal member. Ira Milton Jones & Associates, May 17, 1977: US04023882 (126 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector device comprises a disc-like connector element having a hole therethrough. From a face thereof substantially hard contact means projects outwardly, in the form of an annular ridge which tapers outwardly to a sharp or rounded edge and which is concentric to the hole and radial ...


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Ralph P Harney, Stanley E Guif: Catv sine wave coding system. Oak, Kinzer Plyer Dorn & McEachran, May 17, 1977: US04024575 (122 worldwide citation)

A means for decoding a generally constant frequency sine wave scrambled television signal uses an automatic gain control circuit in a closed loop. The scrambling, applied at the head end of the television system, applies a greater scrambling level to the audio carrier than it does to the video carri ...


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John Anthony Gaskell: Sampling catheter device. Smith & Nephew, Buell Blanko & Ziesenheim, May 17, 1977: US04023559 (119 worldwide citation)

A sampling catheter comprises an outer tube of resilient material which has an open and a closed end. The closed end is shaped so as to permit unrestricted entry into a body through a channel thereof and has means associated therewith enabling the opening of the closed end and protrusion therethroug ...


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Donley J Valiquette, Tom A Finger: Arrhythmia detector. Spacelabs, Fraser and Bogucki, May 17, 1977: US04023564 (115 worldwide citation)

The amplitude of each R wave of an electrocardiogram signal at each of a plurality of sample points is compared with reference values representing amplitudes of a reference template at the sample points, with each new set of R wave amplitudes at the test points being applied to update the reference ...


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Werner Rogalski, Richard Kirchlechner, Jurgen Seubert, Rudolf Gottschlich, Rosmarie Steinigeweg, Rolf Bergmann, Helmut Wahlig, Joachim Gante: Tetracyclic compounds. Merck Patent Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung, Millen & White, May 17, 1977: US04024272 (104 worldwide citation)

Tetracyclic compounds of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3 and R.sup.4 each are H or alkyl, R.sup.5 is H, F, Cl, Br, CF.sub.3, OH, alkyl, alkoxy, NO.sub.2, NH.sub.2, alkylamino, dialkylamino or acylamino and X is O, S, SO, SO.sub.2, NH, N-alkyl or N-acyl, alkyl and alkoxy in eac ...