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Robert D Chiulli: Laparoscopic cannula. Scott R Foster, September 12, 1978: US04112932 (244 worldwide citation)

A cannula for surgical use comprising a base member having a bore therethrough, a tubular member bounding the bore and extending outwardly from a first side of the base member, and a turret member connected to a second side of the base member and having first and second aperture therein, the turret ...


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James A Clark, Donald V Livesey, Richard J Wrue: Apparatus for forming optical lenses. Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Frank C Parker, DeWitt M Morgan, September 12, 1978: US04113224 (242 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for and method of forming ophthalmic lenses and/or semi-finished lens blanks including those of the eye contact type. The apparatus includes molds having cooperating first and second members each of which includes a longitudinal axis and a mold surface which is symmetrical with respect to ...


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Harold L Pike: Medical electronic apparatus and components. Aspen Laboratories, Sheridan Ross Fields & McIntosh, September 12, 1978: US04112950 (222 worldwide citation)

The apparatus includes a high frequency, high voltage generator, a therapeutic instrument for applying an electric current to a patient, a compound electrical power and control cable connected between the generator and the instrument, and a switch for selectively connecting at least one signal curre ...


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Charles E Slater, Paul E Dunn, Lewis B Mustain: On-line/off-line automated banking system. The Mosler Safe Company, Wood Herron & Evans, September 12, 1978: US04114027 (214 worldwide citation)

An automated banking system, which comprises at least one remote transaction and cash dispensing unit interconnected with a central unit via a communication network is disclosed. Each remote unit is operable following a single customer card insertion, in either a first mode or a second mode, to proc ...


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Lawrence M Soja, Daniel F Stokes, Richard W Beile: Display carton. Stone Container Corporation, Silverman Cass & Singer, September 12, 1978: US04113100 (209 worldwide citation)

A display carton formed from a foldable, integral paperboard blank having top, front, bottom and rear walls joined together, each of said walls including a pair of side flaps hingedly connected to opposite ends thereof to form a display carton. The front and rear walls include a tear strip extending ...


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John R Nehring: Combined irrigator and evacuator for closed wounds. International Paper Company, Finnegan Henderson Farabow & Garrett, September 12, 1978: US04112947 (203 worldwide citation)

A self-contained, combined irrigator and evacuator for closed wounds comprising a housing divided into two sections by a biased divider so that movement of the divider in one direction causes pumping of fluid from one section to a patient for wound irrigation while simultaneously effecting evacuatio ...


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Harold L Benham, Steven D Clark, Hubert L Huffman, Ronald J Stovall: Battery thermal runaway monitor. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, R S Sciascia, Paul S Collignon, September 12, 1978: US04114083 (144 worldwide citation)

A device for determining a thermal runaway condition in a nickel-cadmium tery. A current sensor develops a DC voltage proportional to battery current and a converter converts the voltage to a pulse train whose frequency is directly proportional to battery current. The pulse train frequency is monito ...


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Masanori Fujita, Sukenori Suzuki: Electrically conductive adhesive connecting arrays of conductors. Kabushiki Kaisha Seikosha, Robert E Burns, Emmanuel J Lobato, Bruce L Adams, September 12, 1978: US04113981 (144 worldwide citation)

An electrically conductive adhesive comprises electrically conductive particles mixed in a non-conductive base at such a mixing ratio that the conductive particles are not in contact with one another. When this adhesive is disposed between facing electrodes, it provides electric conductivity between ...


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Gayland M Williams: Tube clamp and piercing device. Sughrue Rothwell Mion Zinn and Macpeak, September 12, 1978: US04112944 (132 worldwide citation)

A device for clamping a tubular conduct and piercing the wall of the conduct to establish fluid communication with the inside of the conduit includes a clamp having a pair of jaws which are openable to allow the clamp to be inserted around the conduit and closed to create a cradle for the conduit an ...


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Hayden L Leason: Process for making hermetically sealed filter units and filters made thereby. Filtertek, Hume Clement Brinks Willian & Olds, September 12, 1978: US04113627 (131 worldwide citation)

A process for the manufacture of intravenous solution filter units includes injection molding a sealing member onto the periphery of the assembled filter components to hermetically seal the components into an integral assembly. The filter unit itself includes a housing and a filter element disposed ...