Karl F Mueller, Eduard K Kleiner: Polysiloxane hydrogels. Ciba Geigy Corporation, Luther A R Hall, January 23, 1979: US04136250 (509 worldwide citation)

A water-insoluble hydrophilic gel comprising (A) about 20 to about 90% by weight of a hydrophilic (a) polymer of identical or different water-soluble monoolefinic monomers, or (b) copolymer of said water-soluble monomers with 1 to 80% (of total monomers) of water-insoluble, identical or different mo ...

Eric Favre: Capsule for beverage preparation. Societe d Assistance Technique pour Produits Nestle, Watson Leavenworth Kelton & Taggart, January 23, 1979: US04136202 (174 worldwide citation)

A capsule containing a substance for making up a drink using an apparatus, said capsule being composed essentially of a sealed body having the general shape of an acute truncated cone with a rim at its base and of a membrane closing the base, said membrane being provided with a line of weakness deli ...

Peter Fuchs, Jurgen Hilmann: Medicament carriers in the form of film having active substance incorporated therein. Schering Aktiengesellschaft, Millen & White, January 23, 1979: US04136145 (154 worldwide citation)

Pharmaceutical composition unit dosage forms adapted for enteral or topical administration are described, comprising a safe and effective amount of a pharmaceutically active medicament compound dissolved or uniformly dispersed in a flexible, water-soluble film carrier therefor. Admixtures of medicam ...

Sanford Reich, William H Gates: Centrifugal blood pump for cardiac assist. Medtronic, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, January 23, 1979: US04135253 (147 worldwide citation)

A centrifugal blood pump and method of pumping blood is disclosed to provide assistance for a dysfunctional heart. The pump is provided with a magnetic drive system which permits a synchronous magnetic coupling with a separate power unit disposed immediately adjacent the pump housing. The pump has a ...

Hugh R Watson, David G Rowsell, David J Spring: P-Menthane carboxamides having a physiological cooling effect. Wilkinson Sword, Leydig Voit Osann Mayer & Holt, January 23, 1979: US04136163 (141 worldwide citation)

N-substituted-p-menthane-3-carboxamides are disclosed having the property of stimulating the cold receptors of the nervous system of the human body to produce a cold sensation and are used for this purpose in a variety of edible and topical preparations.

Eberhard H Thyen: Package for armed sutures. Ethicon, Wayne R Eberhardt, January 23, 1979: US04135623 (116 worldwide citation)

A one-piece folded package for a plurality of single- or double-armed sutures comprising two suture mounting panels and one intermediate connecting panel. When folded, the panels completely enclose a major portion of the suture strand while the needles are displayed in an area protected by a separat ...

Eric Wood: Method of lining a passageway with a resin absorbent tube. Insituform International, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, January 23, 1979: US04135958 (101 worldwide citation)

A lining comprising a resin absorbent tube having on the outside a fluid impermeable membrane everted into the passageway to line same using fluid pressure. The resin absorbent material is soaked in resin by trapping a quantity of resin in the lining before it everts in the passageway, and the resin ...

Max B Ulrich: Method of and device for pinning a fractured vertebra. Karl F Ross, January 23, 1979: US04135506 (97 worldwide citation)

A bone pin for a fractured vertebra has a pair of ends, a bend between the ends, and at least one laterally extending lug at one of the ends. A nonstraight hole is drilled in a vertebra or between two vertebrae and the pin is inserted by means of a special forceps into this hole. Thereafter the lug ...

Nicholas A Romano: Orthopedic device. Duckworth Hobby Allen & Pettis, January 23, 1979: US04135503 (96 worldwide citation)

An orthopedic device designed and configured to provide ambulatory traction to specific levels of the spine of a human wherein an inflatable bladder is affixed between a rigid base plate and an apertured template plate so as to extend outwardly therefrom to engage the back portion of a patient and p ...

Richard C Reale: Femoral prosthesis trial fitting device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Edward T Okubo, January 23, 1979: US04135517 (95 worldwide citation)

A trial fitting device for an implantable femoral prosthesis comprising a trial head, a bearing insert removably fitting within the trial head and a femoral prosthesis stem or a trial handle onto which said bearing insert is removably rotatably mounted is disclosed. Differently sized trial heads can ...