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Thomas J Miller: Post-operative combination dressing and internal drain tube with external shield and tube connector. Laurence R Brown, March 28, 1978: US04080970 (652 worldwide citation)

The invention is a novel drainage tube system, to be used following surgery, where drainage is necessary. It comprises a protective shield of spherical segmental configuration, having a recessed flat surface on one side and a spherical surface on the other side. In a modification, the flat surface i ...


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Kenneth B Buell: Method and apparatus for continuously attaching discrete, stretched elastic strands to predetermined isolated portions of disposable abosrbent products. The Procter & Gamble Company, E Kelly Linman, Fredrick H Braun, John V Gorman, March 28, 1978: US04081301 (307 worldwide citation)

In a preferred embodiment, a continuous elastic ribbon is fed to a diaper web assembly station in a stretched condition. While traveling to the assembly station, an adhesive is applied to discrete lengths of the elastic ribbon at regularly spaced intervals. Simultaneously, discrete absorbent core se ...


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Joseph N Jackson: Programmable television receiver controllers. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 28, 1978: US04081754 (261 worldwide citation)

Programmable television receiver controllers which may be manually programmed by a user to select or to limit the viewing selections for random times, typically in one-half hour intervals, throughout a predetermined time period such as a one week time period. Program selections may be made by settin ...


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Arthur O Miller: Automatic programming system for television receivers. Richards Harris & Medlock, March 28, 1978: US04081753 (249 worldwide citation)

A television receiver programming and selection monitoring system is provided to permit a television viewer to preselect a television viewing schedule of desired television channels to be viewed during subsequent time periods. The system also permits the monitoring by a remote data processing center ...


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Emanuel R Hafner: Method for building-up of routing addresses in a digital telecommunication network. Hasler, Brady O Boyle & Gates, March 28, 1978: US04081612 (190 worldwide citation)

In a digital telecommunication network containing bearer channels between switching nodes, the method of building-up a routing address consisting of routing words that are associated with the switching nodes and via which the transmission of information packets is effected in accordance with the rou ...


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Thomas E Phillips: In-line cannula valve assembly. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Paul C Flattery, John P Kirby Jr, Garrettson Ellis, March 28, 1978: US04080965 (151 worldwide citation)

An in-line cannula valve assembly for controlling flow through a conduit, comprising a housing, including a collapsible housing part having a flexible wall, joined to a relatively rigid housing part. A first fluid passage in the relatively rigid housing part are provided as a portion of the conduit. ...


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Herbert Sherman: Pay television system, method and apparatus. Pay Television Corporation, March 28, 1978: US04081832 (146 worldwide citation)

An improved pay TV method and apparatus is disclosed, characterized in that the program to be broadcast is encoded to effect electrical inversion of selected groups of lines of the program, thereby to scramble and disguise the video and audio signals. Simultaneously with the encoding of the program, ...


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Irving Allen: In-line crimping tool. Walter Kidde & Company, DeLio and Montgomery, March 28, 1978: US04080820 (142 worldwide citation)

An in-line crimping tool having a U-shaped die holder carried by links connected symmetrically to pivotally connected arms, a ram being mounted on the arm pivot and the geometry of the parts being such that the closing together of the handle ends of the arms causes the ram to advance in a straight l ...


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Marlin S Heilman, Seid W Waddell: Method of manufacturing catheter guidewire. Medrad, Fleit & Jacobson, March 28, 1978: US04080706 (132 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a catheter guidewire and a method for manufacturing the guidewire. In one embodiment, the guidewire is developed from a coiled semi-rectangular flatwire which has been coated with a surface lubricant such as Teflon prior to winding. In another embodiment, the flatwire is wound, po ...


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Danny Q H Tang, Bark L Yee: High security subscription television system employing real time control of subscribers program reception. Twin County Trans Video, Bacon & Thomas, March 28, 1978: US04081831 (130 worldwide citation)

A high security subscription television system which includes the feature of dynamic scrambling and descrambling of cable-connected television signals in response to real-time coded control signals. The system also has the ability to precisely tune the frequency converter unit at the subscriber's si ...