Clarence D Chang, William H Lang, Anthony J Silvestri, Robert L Smith: Conversion of synthesis gas to hydrocarbon mixtures. Mobil Oil Corporation, Charles A Huggett, Michael G Gilman, June 20, 1978: US04096163 (246 worldwide citation)

Synthesis gas is contacted with an intimate mixture of a carbon monoxide hydrogen reduction catalyst, comprising a methanol synthesis catalyst in combination with a selective class of acidic crystalline aluminosilicate having a silica/alumina ratio greater than 12, a pore dimension greater than abou ...

Robert W Gore: Process for producing filled porous PTFE products. W L Gore & Associates, Finnegan Henderson Farabow & Garrett, June 20, 1978: US04096227 (189 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a tetrafluoroethylene polymer in a porous form which has an amorphous content exceeding about 5% and which has a micro-structure characterized by nodes interconnected by fibrils. The material has high porosity and high strength. It can be used to produce all kinds of shaped a ...

Charles M Hanson: Thermoelectric voltage generator. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Army, Nathan Edelberg, Max L Harwell, Robert P Gibson, June 20, 1978: US04095998 (171 worldwide citation)

A thermoelectric voltage generator utilizing heat from a vehicle exhaust to rovide a differential temperature through a plurality of thermoelectric elements comprised of serially connected alternate N- and P-type semiconductors having alternate electrical contacts between adjacent elements at a hot ...

Donald Gordon Scott: Television receivers. The General Electric Company, Kirschstein Kirschstein Ottinger & Cobrin, June 20, 1978: US04096524 (158 worldwide citation)

A television receiver equipped for the display of data transmitted during the line flyback period and also for the display of data transmitted over the telephone via a modem is provided with circuitry for detecting the absence of the normal television synchronizing signals and for providing internal ...

Early B Denison, Leon L Dickson, Gary L Marsh: Telemetering drill string with piped electrical conductor. Shell Oil Company, June 20, 1978: US04095865 (146 worldwide citation)

An improved pipe section for use in a telemetering drill string in which each pipe section contains an insulated electrical conductor extending between insulated electrical connectors in the pipe joints. The improvement comprises encasing the conductor and insulating material in a fluid-tight metal ...

Sutton B Farnham, Theodore D Goldman: Impact modified poly(alkylene terephthalates). Rohm and Haas Company, Michael B Fein, June 20, 1978: US04096202 (138 worldwide citation)

Compositions comprising a blend of poly(alkylene terephthalates) and an impact modifier which is a multi-phase composite interpolymer comprising a crosslinked acrylic first stage which also contains graftlinking monomer and a final rigid thermoplastic phase. Also claimed is the process for improving ...

Anthony C Donato: Flexible connector for track lighting systems. Lightolier Incorporated, Arthur B Colvin, June 20, 1978: US04096349 (134 worldwide citation)

A flexible connector is disclosed for electrically and mechanically connecting the ends of diverging light tracks, the connector being characterized by its ability to be deformed or bent in any of a series of directions normal to the axis thereof and to maintain itself in said bent or deformed condi ...

James E Vander Mey: System for resolving memory access conflicts among processors and minimizing processor waiting times for access to memory by comparing waiting times and breaking ties by an arbitrary priority ranking. Codex Corporation, June 20, 1978: US04096571 (129 worldwide citation)

A system for resolving conflicts among processors for access to a memory to which the processors are connected by a first bus includes a number of logic circuits, one for each processor. Each logic circuit receives a number of inputs to determine when access to the memory can be had for its processo ...

James C Saxton, Bruce H Osterberg, Joseph C Kawan: Amusement apparatus and method. Sellers and Brace, June 20, 1978: US04095795 (121 worldwide citation)

An amusement or game device of the type wherein a plurality of symbol displaying devices are provided each comprising a respective series of symbols or indicia which are brought into display position repetitively in serial order following commencement of an operating or playing period. The finally d ...

August Henry Frazer: Thermally stable, rigid dibasic acids. E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company, June 20, 1978: US04096341 (118 worldwide citation)

Thermally stable, rigid dibasic acids of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 is arylene or substituted arylene, are used to prepare thermally stable, rigid polyesters of the formula ##STR2## WHERE R.sup.2 is arylene or substituted arylene, and n is at least 10.