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John M Birkner, Hua Thye Chua: Programmable array logic circuit. Monolithic Memories, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, November 7, 1978: US04124899 (188 worldwide citation)

Programmable array logic circuitry is disclosed wherein the outputs from a field programmable AND gate array are connected, non-programmably, to specified OR gates. For greater architectural and operational flexibility, registered outputs, internal feedback to the AND gate array, input/output pin in ...


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Gary D Johnson, Michael M Levie, Donald R Freese, Robert W Lee, Eldred H Paufve: Real time computer control system for automatic machines. Universal Instruments Corporation, Fidelman Wolffe & Waldron, November 7, 1978: US04124887 (120 worldwide citation)

A computer controls a plurality of satellite machines in real time via a single bus comprised of undedicated, continuous transmission lines terminated at both ends in matching impedances. Each machine coupled to the bus is addressed and commanded during every computer cycle, responding only to signa ...


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Robin Bissell, John T Whitefield: Dispensing apparatus and method. Robin Bissell, Lowe King Price & Becker, November 7, 1978: US04124109 (119 worldwide citation)

Packets of redemption coupons are distributed from a dispensing cabinet installed in a store selling at least some of the products for coupons in the packet. A packet is dispensed in response to a depositor inserting a coin into a coin receptacle of the cabinet and a depositor inserting a coupon car ...


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Karl Berner, Jurgen K D Koltermann, Helmut K Grell: Procedure and apparatus for screwing implants into bones. Deutsche Gardner Denver, Michael E Martin, November 7, 1978: US04124026 (116 worldwide citation)

An artificial hinge pin having a self-cutting threaded portion is inserted into a prepared bone with reduced reaction moment by a hand-held power tool which imposes a rotary oscillating movement on the pin during the insertion process. The tool has an output shaft driven by an overriding ratchet typ ...


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Shirley C Thedford: Fluid filled insole. Hubbard Thurman Turner Tucker & Glaser, November 7, 1978: US04123855 (106 worldwide citation)

An improved fluid filled insole is disclosed. One aspect of the improvement is the inclusion of openings to provide ventilation and to control flow of the fluid. The insole is formed of two superimposed sheets of flexible, fluid impervious material sealed together at selected sites to form an enclos ...


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Arnold Loeb: Wind driven energy system. Alter and Weiss, November 7, 1978: US04124182 (102 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus using parakites, or modified parachutes, for capturing wind energy and for converting the consequent wind-induced linear motion to shaft rotation. The parakite apparatus includes a plurality of trains of parakites, with each train comprising a power line having a plurality of se ...


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Harlan C Amstutz, Ian C Clarke: Total hip joint replacement. Regents of the University of California, Poms Smith Lande & Glenny, November 7, 1978: US04123806 (97 worldwide citation)

In the replacement of the hip joint, full access to the hip joint is obtained by separating the trochanter, a large protruberance on the upper portion of the upper leg bone, or femur, from the remainder of the femur, and the subsequent dislocation of the hip joint. Following dislocation, a minimum a ...


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Robin Elkins: Audio storage and distribution system. Duckworth Hobby Allen & Pettis, November 7, 1978: US04124773 (94 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an electronic system and a method for storing and distributing audio signals over existing communication lines. The system comprises a compressor for compressing in a predetermined manner the waveform amplitude of an input analog signal, thereby forming a compressed analog ...


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James L Armentrout, George H Schneider: Sterile container. Charles H Schwartz, November 7, 1978: US04124141 (92 worldwide citation)

A sterile container, including a container body having an open end for receiving an item to be maintained in a sterile environment and with the container body including a flange portion extending around the entire container body at the open end, a sealing cavity formed within the flange portion of t ...



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