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David Thomas Green, Richard A McGarry: Ligating and dividing organic structures. United States Surgical Corporation, Fleit & Jacobson, May 2, 1978: US04086926 (340 worldwide citation)

A cartridge is provided for ligating and dividing organic structures such as blood vessels or a band of tissue containing a plurality of blood vessesls, nerves or the like. The cartridge operates in three stages and is adapted to associate with an instrument which provides power to the cartridge. Af ...


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Donald E Garrett: Process for the gasification of coal in situ. Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Max Geldin, William N Patrick, William G Lane, May 2, 1978: US04087130 (236 worldwide citation)

Process for the gasification of coal in situ comprising driving shafts or tunnels into a coal seam, injecting air into the bore holes to ignite and burn the coal to raise its temperature ceasing the flow of air when the coal is hot enough to support the endothermic water gas reaction, and injecting ...


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Allen Latham Jr: Plasmapheresis apparatus. Haemonetics Corporation, David E Brook, May 2, 1978: US04086924 (204 worldwide citation)

Plasmapheresis apparatus is disclosed which comprises a unique combination of blood withdrawal, separation and return means, together with automatic cycle control means. This apparatus can withdraw whole blood from a donor, separate it into plasma and non-plasma components, and return the non-plasma ...


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Harvey I Kofsky, Glenfield Warner: Ear oximetry process and apparatus. Harvey I Kofsky, Glenfield Warner, Harry Schwartz, Spencer & Kaye, May 2, 1978: US04086915 (185 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a non-invasive oximetry process for determining the value of oxygen saturation of the blood of a subject. In some ear oximetry processes, light at two or more frequencies is transmitted through the ear lobe or pinna of the ear of a subject, and the intensity of the transmitt ...


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Haruyuki Kawahara, Masaya Hirabayashi: Device for implanting an artificial endosseous element of ceramics and an implant method for use of the same. Kyoto Ceramic Kabushiki Kaisha, Spensley Horn & Lubitz, May 2, 1978: US04086701 (146 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to a device for implanting an artificial endosseous element of ceramics in the field of dentistry, oral surgery and orthopedics, comprising an implant screw pin and a flange member or flange members. The present invention provides an implant element which is adapted for us ...


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Victor L Poirier: Artificial blood conduit. Thermo Electron Corporation, James L Neal, David W Gomes, May 2, 1978: US04086665 (136 worldwide citation)

An artificial blood conduit comprises two concentrically associated tubes. Convolutions in the tube walls provide flexibility and reduce the tendency to kink. The inner tube is porous to promote the growth of a stable biological interface. The outer tube is impervious to prevent contamination of the ...


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Herbert Dym, Morris Krakinowski: Capacitive two dimensional tablet with single conductive layer. International Business Machines Corporation, W S Robertson, May 2, 1978: US04087625 (129 worldwide citation)

A new capacitive tablet has a single layer in which electrodes provide capacitive coupling with a pen to produce signals that correspond to the X and Y dimensions of the position of the pen on the tablet. The electrodes in the single layer are in the form of pairs of complementary shaped, closely ad ...


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Jay R Schulz: Self-adhering silicone compositions and preparations thereof. Dow Corning Corporation, Roger H Borrousch, May 2, 1978: US04087585 (128 worldwide citation)

Mixing vinyl-containing polyorganosiloxane, a silicon-bonded hydrogen containing organosilicon compound, a platinum catalyst, a polysiloxane having at least one silicon-bonded vinyl radical and at least one silicon-bonded hydroxyl radical and an epoxy-containing, alkoxy silane provides a composition ...


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Mario D Grossi, Robert K Cross: Electromagnetic lithosphere telemetry system. Raytheon Company, John R Inge, Milton D Bartlett, Joseph D Pannone, May 2, 1978: US04087781 (121 worldwide citation)

A lithospheric electromagnetic telemetry system specifically adapted for telemetry of oil well drilling parameters from well bottom to surface of the earth. Sensors measure such parameters as pressure, temperature, salinity, direction of well bore, bit conditions, as well as the standard well loggin ...


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Peter L Foris, Robert W Brown, Paul S Phillips Jr: Capsule manufacture. NCR Corporation, Birch Stewart Kolasch and Birch, May 2, 1978: US04087376 (110 worldwide citation)

A process is disclosed for performing encapsulation, en masse, by an in situ polymerization reaction to yield capsule wall material. The polymerization includes a reaction between urea and formaldehyde or polycondensation of monomeric or low molecular weight polymers of dimethylol urea or methylated ...