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Felix Theeuwes, Richard J Saunders, Wayne S Mefford: Process for forming outlet passageways in pills using a laser. Alza Corporation, Thomas E Ciotti, Paul L Sabatine, Edward L Mandell, May 9, 1978: US04088864 (420 worldwide citation)

A high speed process and apparatus are disclosed for forming outlet passageways of accurate, predetermined size in the walls of pills which dispense their contents by osmotically pumping said contents out said outlet passageways. The pills are moved in succession by an indexer past a passageway form ...


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Rodolpho M Mazzariello: Forceps. Joseph A Caprini, Wegner Stellman McCord Wiles & Wood, May 9, 1978: US04088134 (216 worldwide citation)

A forceps which includes two halves with each half having an elongate body portion with a handle member on one end portion and a distal tip on the other end portion. Spaced hinge parts are carried on the body portion of one half and engage inset recesses formed in the body portion of the other half ...


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Jan E Lilja, Sven E L Nilsson: Apparatus for sampling, mixing the sample with a reagent and making particularly optical analyses. Beveridge DeGrandi Kline & Lunsford, May 9, 1978: US04088448 (175 worldwide citation)

A cuvette for sampling with a cavity which is defined by two planar surfaces which are placed or can be placed at a predetermined distance from one another. A reagent is contained in the cavity in an amount which is exactly determined in relation to the volume of the cavity. The sample is drawn into ...


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James C Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with respect to an invention of Fletcher, Richard M Dickinson: RF beam center location method and apparatus for power transmission system. Monte F Mott, John R Manning, Paul F McCaul, May 9, 1978: US04088999 (160 worldwide citation)

In wireless power transmission systems, in order to provide maximum possible efficiency in the transfer of power, the receiving element of the system must intercept the greatest possible portion of the transmitted energy beam. By having a planar array of receiver elements that are symmetrically loca ...


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Georges Assouline, Michel Hareng, Michel Roncillat, Eugene Leiba: Display devices. Thomson-CSF, Cushman Darby & Cushman, May 9, 1978: US04088400 (151 worldwide citation)

An improvement in electro-optical display devices utilizing polarized light is disclosed, in which the linearly polarized light emerging from the display device is picked up by a diffuser and reaches the observer eyes after passing through a linear polarizer. The contrast is thus enhanced and the di ...


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Stephen P Gott: Automated data entry and display system. Citibank N A, Morgan Finnegan Pine Foley & Lee, May 9, 1978: US04088981 (129 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an automated data entry and display system. In this system a hand held photoelectric wand scans a document bearing alpha-numeric characters and reads these characters by generating electrical signals which correspond to the optical characteristics of the scanned info ...


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Yasoji Suzuki, Tomohisa Shigematsu, Nawoyuki Kokado, Yukinori Kudo: Integrated circuit for a programmable television receiver. Tokyo Shibaura Electric, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, May 9, 1978: US04088958 (103 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit for a programmable television receiver comprises a memory for storing a plurality of programs, a digital clock and a character generating circuit for generating character signals for displaying the programs in the memory and/or time of the digital clock on the screen of a telev ...


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Wolfgang Trautwein: Stabilized three-wheeled vehicle. C A Phillips, May 9, 1978: US04088199 (102 worldwide citation)

A three-wheeled motorcycle in which two front wheels are interconnected with a conventional motorcycle frame by a parallelogram configured coupling assembly utilizing a pair of cross members pivotally connecting hubs of the front wheels and pivotally connected to the frame. Foot resting platforms ar ...


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Michel Schneider: Reversibly precipitable immobilized enzyme complex and a method for its use. Battelle Memorial Institute, Robert E Burns, Emmanuel J Lobato, Bruce L Adams, May 9, 1978: US04088538 (95 worldwide citation)

A process for using and preparing a reversibly soluble enzymatically active polymer enzyme product which consists of an enzyme covalently bonded to a water soluble organic polymer selected from polyacrylic acid, dextran, carboxy methyl cellulose, and polyethylene glycol which have carboxyl or amino ...


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Vabilisetti S Murty, Thomas C Schuler: Blood phase separation means. Sherwood Medical, S N Garber, W R O Meara, May 9, 1978: US04088582 (94 worldwide citation)

A blood collection device includes a tube for receiving a sample of whole blood for centrifugal separation into the lighter phase, plasma or serum, and the heavier cellular phase. The tube has a needle-pierceable stopper at the opposite end for maintaining a negative pressure in the tube. A blood ph ...