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Pierre Bourgade: Parquet floor elements and parquet floor composed of such elements. B 3 L, May 23, 1978: US04090338 (158 worldwide citation)

A parquet floor element is disclosed which comprises a facing layer defined by edges forming a closed contour, a backing panel of indented peripheral shape, and means for fixing the facing layer to the backing panel, the latter being associated with the facing layer in such a manner that the said te ...


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Robert A Schram, Alfred Affrunti Jr, Angela Affrunti: Disposable drinking cup lid. Richard L Miller, May 23, 1978: US04090660 (110 worldwide citation)

A disposable lid for a conventional paper cup, the lid having a groove on its underside for snap fitting on the cup, and the lid additionally including a pair of radial score lines that can be torn so to form a liftable tab so a person can drink from the cup while the lid is still on; the tab being ...


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Norman Nieson: Decoder mode validation apparatus for pay television systems. Teleglobe Pay TV System, Marianne Rich, May 23, 1978: US04091417 (108 worldwide citation)

A predetermined pattern of code signals is periodically inserted into the transmitted encoded television signal. The pattern is so chosen that a bistable circuit at the receiver changes state for each received signal. A counter counts the number of state changes and, if correct, a validation signal ...


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Gregor Dean Long: Diagnostic electrode assembly. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Paul C Flattery, John P Kirby Jr, Gary W McFarron, Eugene M Cummings, May 23, 1978: US04090752 (96 worldwide citation)

A disposable electrode assembly for establishing electrical contact with an underlying skin surface includes a relatively thin transparent base member having a central hub portion and an adhesive-coated undersurface, a conductive gel-impregnated sponge contact contained in a downwardly facing recess ...


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Frank S Martin, Thaddeus A Pietraszek: Golf ball. Uniroyal, Jay L Chaskin, May 23, 1978: US04090716 (96 worldwide citation)

A golf ball having improved flight characteristics having a spherical surface with 252 depressions therein. 240 of the depressions are in the shape of inverted pyramids with hexagonal bases and 12 of the depressions are in the shape of inverted pyramids with pentagonal bases. The ball has two poles ...


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Hans J S Winkler: Process for the removal of H.sub.2 S and CO.sub.2 from gaseous streams. Shell Oil Company, Albert J Adamcik, May 23, 1978: US04091073 (96 worldwide citation)

A cyclic process for the simultaneous removal of hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide from a variety of gas streams is disclosed. The gas stream containing the sour gases is contacted with a solution of the Fe (III) chelate of N-(2-hydroxyethyl) ethylene diamine triacetic acid in a CO.sub.2 selective ...


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James O Elam: Esophago-pharyngeal airway. Hosier Niro & Daleiden, May 23, 1978: US04090518 (91 worldwide citation)

An esophago-pharyngeal airway having at least one inflatable cuff for sealing the nasal passage by urging the soft palate against the posterior nasopharyngeal wall and sometimes another inflatable cuff engageable with the wall of the esophagus to prevent ventilation of the stomach and possible aspir ...


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Carlyle Harmon: Continuous filament nonwoven fabric and method of manufacturing the same. Johnson & Johnson, Charles J Metz, May 23, 1978: US04091140 (90 worldwide citation)

A new continuous filament nonwoven fabric wherein: a portion of the filaments are substantially randomly deposited, at least partially molecularly oriented crystalline synthetic polymer filaments; and another portion of the filaments are cross-linked polymerized materials which act as a bonding agen ...


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Joseph R Harkness: Brake safety system for a power driven rotary mower. Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Ira Milton Jones and Associates, May 23, 1978: US04090345 (89 worldwide citation)

An engine powered rotary lawn mower has a brake which upon being engaged stops the engine crankshaft and the cutter blade fixed thereto. A deadman control on the handle of the mower, upon being moved partway to the "run" position in which it must be held to enable operation of the mower, disengages ...


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Sumio Inami, Kiyoshi Koike, Masayoshi Hayashida, Shigeyuki Yamaoka: Reinforcement member for an automobile door. Nissan Motor Company, May 23, 1978: US04090734 (85 worldwide citation)

A reinforcement member for an automobile door is constructed of a central piece formed from a plate of a high tensile strength steel and two end pieces of a mild steel that is the same material as the material forming an inner panel of the automobile door. The two end pieces are secured to end porti ...