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Robert J Brock, Gary H Meitner: Nonwoven thermoplastic fabric. Kimberly Clark Corporation, Leydig Voit Osann Mayer & Holt, August 9, 1977: US04041203 (583 worldwide citation)

A non-woven fabric-like material comprising an integrated mat of generally discontinuous, thermoplastic polymeric microfibers and a web of substantially continuous and randomly deposited, molecularly oriented filaments of a thermoplastic polymer. The polymeric microfibers have an average fiber diame ...


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Leland C Clark Jr: Polarographic analysis of cholesterol and other macromolecular substances. Children s Hospital Medical Center, Wood Herron & Evans, August 9, 1977: US04040908 (271 worldwide citation)

A micro-method for measurement of sterols such as cholesterol, and other macromolecular substances, is disclosed utilizing enzymes for the conversion of such substances to produce ultimately hydrogen peroxide and measurement of the generated hydrogen peroxide with a membrane covered polarographic an ...


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Charles F Morrison Jr: Electrosurgical method and apparatus for initiating an electrical discharge in an inert gas flow. Valleylab, Gerald J Ferguson Jr, Joseph J Baker, August 9, 1977: US04040426 (241 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for initiating an electrical discharge in a formation of flowing inert gas disposed adjacent the end of an active electrode by generating charged particles in the vicinity of said inert gas formation. The charged particles are generated by an auxiliary electrical discharge pro ...


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Spencer J Speer: Packaging and dispensing kit. General Dynamics, Henry M Bissell, Edward B Johnson, August 9, 1977: US04040420 (203 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for storing and dispensing a plurality of disparate, reactible fluid materials in a relatively viscous state in separate storage locations including means for dispensing the fluid through separate, easily removable needles. A plurality of closely adjacent cylinders have distinct and sep ...


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David M Ott, Cynthia Bunce Ott, John G Stoides: Method for verifying the denomination of currency. Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, August 9, 1977: US04041456 (188 worldwide citation)

A bill to be verified is scanned lengthwise by a two track optical sensor. For each bill the resulting analog signals are divided into eight segments or windows each segment producing a binary coded pattern produced by delta modulation. This is compared to a stored reference and a number is produced ...


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Richard D Ketchpel: Transflector. Rockwell International Corporation, H Frederick Hamann, G Donald Weber Jr, August 9, 1977: US04040727 (162 worldwide citation)

There is provided an efficient semi-transparent reflector (transflector) which reflects direct light under normal, ambient light conditions but permits back lighting of a display, such as an LCD display, under dark ambient light conditions. Such a "transflector" is inexpensive to manufacture and pro ...


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Francis L Slane, Truman L Allison: Fault monitoring and reporting system for trains. Industrial Solid State Controls, Roylance Abrams Berdo & Kaul, August 9, 1977: US04041470 (161 worldwide citation)

A train monitoring and reporting system in which each car of a multi-car train is provided with sensors to monitor brake, door, motor and other functions. A controller in each car sequentially and repetitively reviews the condition of each sensed function and evaluates the conditions to determine wh ...


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Susumu Ohshiro: Endoscope. Fuji Photo Optical, August 9, 1977: US04040413 (142 worldwide citation)

One or more inflatable balloons are provided on the outer surface of the tube of an endoscope which encloses the fiber optical light transmitting bundle. When only one balloon is provided, the balloon is provided on one side of the tube near the end thereof to enlarge the space within a body cavity ...


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Sol Davison, William P Gergen: Blends of certain hydrogenated block copolymers. Shell Oil Company, Dean F Vance, August 9, 1977: US04041103 (128 worldwide citation)

Polymeric blends, covering the range from rubber-like to flexible mechanical behavior, having outstanding resistance to shrinkage and distortion on heat aging, resistance to ozone, good tensile properties, resilience, processability, as well as a combination of toughness and flexibility are comprise ...


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Leslie L Van Dine: Pressurized high temperature fuel cell power plant with bottoming cycle. United Technologies Corporation, Stephen E Revis, August 9, 1977: US04041210 (127 worldwide citation)

A power plant for the generation of electricity utilizes high temperature fuel cells, such as molten carbonate fuel cells, as its main power supply. Part of the oxidant exhaust stream from the fuel cell is recycled through the fuel cell. Waste energy from the fuel cell in the form of exhaust gases, ...