Bernard Fleet: Electrochemical detector system. E D T Supplies, Behr & Woodbridge, November 22, 1977: US04059406 (288 worldwide citation)

An electrochemical detector has an electrochemical thin-layer flow cell whose operation is based on the so-called wall-jet principle, in combination with a controller unit. The controller unit can apply a periodically changing voltage having a square wave voltage formation to a sensor electrode of t ...

Georgy Stepanovich Jumashev, Motel Khaimovich Furman: Surgical instrument for operation of anterior fenestrated spondylodessis in vertebral osteochondrosis. Steinberg & Blake, November 22, 1977: US04059115 (194 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for the surgical operation of anterior fenestrated spondylodesis comprising an elongated hollow body with a handle at one end, and a detachable hollow cylindrical cutter with a cutting edge, at the other. Incorporated within the body is a shaft with a knife on the end situated ...

James W Shirey: Solderless prong connector for coaxial cable. John Schroeder, Hauke & Patalidis, November 22, 1977: US04059330 (182 worldwide citation)

A solderless prong connector for permanent mounting on the end of a coaxial shielded cable of the type having an inner conductor surrounded by an inner dielectric sleeve in turn surrounded by a tubular braided conductor in turn surrounded by an outer dielectric sleeve. The connector has an electrica ...

David M Murdock: Flexible ultrasound coupling system. Stanford Research Institute, Urban H Faubion, November 22, 1977: US04059098 (173 worldwide citation)

Essentially nonreflective coupling for ultrasonic waves is provided between a fluid medium confined in a rigid container and a biological specimen, such as a human body, through a container closing bellows system which incorporates a thin, flexible closing membrane that contacts and conforms to the ...

Jeffrey F Cutruzzula, Robert L Schattner: Cannula securing device. Omnimed, Leitner Palan & Martin, November 22, 1977: US04059105 (155 worldwide citation)

A lamina having a wide head portion foldable about a lateral weakening to be superimposed on a narrow body portion which includes an elongated opening. Adhesive on the wide head portion and the narrow body portion secure the lamina to a common surface.

John C C Fan, Herbert J Zeiger: Method for improving the crystallinity of semiconductor films by laser beam scanning and the products thereof. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Arthur A Smith Jr, Martin Santa, David E Brook, November 22, 1977: US04059461 (147 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for improving the crystallinity of semiconductor films by scanning the surface of such films with a shaped, focused laser beam. The laser is matched to the film so that the beam delivers sufficient energy thereto to heat the film above a temperature at which crystallization occ ...

Wesley L Eddy, Daniel J Mullen, Arthur R Bonham: Method and system for selectively accessing multiplexed data transmission network for monitoring and testing of the network. Martin Marietta Aerospace, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, November 22, 1977: US04059729 (116 worldwide citation)

A method and system for accessing data in a time division multiplex communication network at the multiplexed level without disturbing the transmission of the data. A multiplexed data stream containing a predetermined pattern of framing signals and subscriber data from a plurality of subscriber chann ...

Yoshio Kinoshita: Coin classifying and counting machine. Glory Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack, November 22, 1977: US04059122 (113 worldwide citation)

A coin classifying and counting machine has a hopper for collecting mixed coins of several different kinds, a coin delivery device including a revolving disc for scooping up coins from the bottom of the hopper, a delivery passageway for aligning and delivering in orderly sequence the coins thus conv ...

Shirley T Richards: Garment shield. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Edward T Okubo, November 22, 1977: US04059114 (111 worldwide citation)

A disposable shield for garment protection and everyday feminine hygiene including odor control comprising a very thin, lightweight, highly absorbent structure is disclosed. The shield is soft, rattle-free, supple and easily comformable to the body and the garment and can be securely positioned to t ...

Maurice L Zweigle, Jack C Lamphere: Cross-linked water-swellable polymer particles. The Dow Chemical Company, Michael S Jenkins, November 22, 1977: US04059552 (102 worldwide citation)

Cross-linked water-swellable polymers are described, having a particle size of less than 4 microns. They are used as thickening agents for aqueous dispersions or solutions, particularly useful where high shear conditions are encountered in the application.