Salvador Lujan Camacho, Louis Joseph Circeo Jr: Apparatus and method for the recovery of fuel products from subterranean deposits of carbonaceous matter using a plasma arc. Technology Application Services Corporation, B B Olive, January 10, 1978: US04067390 (312 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method utilizes a plasma arc torch as a heat source for recovering useful fuel products from in situ deposits of coal, tar sands, oil shale, and the like. When applied to a coal deposit, the plasma torch is lowered in a shaft into the deposit and serves as a means for supplying heat ...

David L Ruff, Sherman A Stewart, Harlan E Tarbell: Sealing system. Grefco, Everett H Murray Jr, Brian G Brunsvold, Dennis P O Reilley, January 10, 1978: US04067155 (175 worldwide citation)

A system for joining and adhering a pair of abutting panels to a rigid substrate and providing a seal against thermal and moisture transfer. The system is comprised of an elongated receptacle member with a base and a pair of spaced vertical elements extending upwardly from the base and forming a cha ...

Joseph H Johnson: Disposable, pre-gel body electrodes. Seed Berry Vernon & Baynham, January 10, 1978: US04067322 (158 worldwide citation)

A disposable, pre-gel body electrode for short term use has a self-contained electrolyte gel-impregnated pad therein sealed with a cap which minimizes electrolyte dry-out.

John M Tracy: Method of fabricating an array of flexible metallic interconnects for coupling microelectronics components. Rockwell International Corporation, L Lee Humphries, Craig O Malin, January 10, 1978: US04067104 (155 worldwide citation)

A method of interconnecting microelectronic components with flexible metallic interconnects. A layer of photoresist is applied to the surface of a microelectronic component and then removed from selected locations. A deposit of metal is applied to the selected location. A second layer of photoresist ...

Gordon W Calundann: Melt processable thermotropic wholly aromatic polyester containing polybenzoyl units. Celanese Corporation, January 10, 1978: US04067852 (142 worldwide citation)

A wholly aromatic polyester is provided which unlike the aromatic polyesters normally encountered in the prior art is not intractable or difficultly tractable and readily undergoes melt processing with ease. The aromatic polyester of the present invention consists essentially of the recurring units ...

H George Pires: Pay television system utilizing binary coding. Teleglobe Pay TV System, January 10, 1978: US04068264 (125 worldwide citation)

At the sending end randomly generated binary code number signals are inserted into predetermined lines of the vertical retrace interval. The code number signals are also processed in accordance with a program assignment code to change or leave unchanged a predetermined characteristic of the televisi ...

Richard Donald Markland, Frank Fred Stucki, Paul Max Bryant: Method and apparatus for measuring air pressure in pneumatic tires. Consolidated Freightways, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, January 10, 1978: US04067235 (116 worldwide citation)

System for remotely measuring the air pressure in pneumatic tires. The system includes a stationary power transmitter that generates an electromagnetic field in the roadway with a flat coil antenna. Located in the pneumatic tire is a pressure sensor comprising a pressure transducer and a signal tran ...

Thomas D Meyers, Ashley P Leigh: Passive encoding microwave transponder. Fairchild, Michael W York, January 10, 1978: US04068232 (110 worldwide citation)

A passive transponder which provides remote identification of objects including cargo and trailers, vehicles or a variety of objects which move through an interrogator beam. The passive transponder is mounted onto the vehicle or object or at the location to be identified. A transmitted beam from the ...

James T Russell: Method and apparatus for sampling and reproducing television information. Eli S Jacobs, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh Hall & Whinston, January 10, 1978: US04068265 (101 worldwide citation)

The effective resolution of a TV presentation reproduced from digitally encoded samples is improved by shifting the sampling points back and forth at a relatively rapid rate. Alternate lines of the original television raster are sampled at shifted points, wherein the shift is less than the sampling ...

Ranjan Ray: Amorphous alloys which include iron group elements and boron. Allied Chemical Corporation, David W Collins, January 10, 1978: US04067732 (100 worldwide citation)

Iron group-boron base amorphous alloys have improved ultimate tensile strength and hardness and do not embrittle when heat treated at temperatures employed in subsequent processing steps, as compared with prior art amorphous alloys. The alloys have the formula