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David R Mushabac: Dental probe. McAulay Fields Fisher & Goldstein, January 8, 1980: US04182312 (206 worldwide citation)

A dental probe having a stylus which is connected through a rod to a three position transducer which produces three signals indicating the position of the probe at any point to which the probe is applied. The transducers are mounted on an index tray which is adapted to be fastened to the jaw of the ...


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Ashok K Agrawala, Ashok V Kulkarni, Edwin H Paul Jr: System for extracting shape features from an image. Coulter Electronics, Kenway & Jenney, January 8, 1980: US04183013 (181 worldwide citation)

A system for sequentially processing an image in order to identify objects in the image, and extract a variety of shape features of the identified objects. The system includes an image preprocessor, a controller, an object boundary resolver and identifier and a feature extractor. The image preproces ...


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William D Drew, Leslie D Foster, Dennis J Gallant: Side guard for bed including means for controlling remote electrical devices. Hill Rom Company, Haight Hofeldt Davis & Jambor, January 8, 1980: US04183015 (178 worldwide citation)

A bed side guard that is rotatable between an elevated and lowered position is provided with means for controlling remote electrical devices such as radio, television, room light, nurses' call station, room environment control and intercommunication system. Thus, a variety of remote devices can be o ...


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Edmond L Kyser, Charles S Mitchell, Stephan B Sears: Ink supply system. Silonics, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, January 8, 1980: US04183031 (178 worldwide citation)

An ink supply connection to both an interchangeable print head and the ink supply container of an ink jet printer system of the asynchronous, volume displacement droplet ejection type, the ink supply including means for automatically closing off the ink supply line to prevent either the loss of ink ...


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Charles R Patisaul, Fred R McDevitt, Edwin R Tarmain, Donald G Monteith: Digital, frequency-translated, plural-channel, vestigial sideband television communication system. Harris Corporation, Craig and Antonelli, January 8, 1980: US04183054 (162 worldwide citation)

A television communication system distributes plural VSB digitally encoded TV channels via an optical transmission link to one or more distribution terminals. At the headend the frequency band of each of the VSB signals is shifted down to baseband and transmitted in digital format. At each station a ...


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Bryan J Gisbourne: Papermakers fabrics. Scapa Porritt, Brady O Boyle & Gates, January 8, 1980: US04182381 (130 worldwide citation)

In order to reduce the rate of wear of a papermakers fabric having a loop seam, especially in the region of such loop seam, a protective facing of additional cross-machine direction yarns is provided at the intended roller side of the fabric. The additional yarns are woven integrally with the fabric ...


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Joe Much: Toy construction kit. Dressler Goldsmith Clement Gordon & Shore, January 8, 1980: US04182072 (122 worldwide citation)

A toy construction kit is provided which includes, as basic building elements, a plurality of interlockable plate members, each plate member having a tongue along one side and a groove along the other side whereby two or more plate members can be connected together in tongue and groove fashion to fo ...


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Sing Hsiung Chang: Hydrophilic, soft and oxygen permeable copolymer composition. January 8, 1980: US04182822 (122 worldwide citation)

A new composition of matter specially adapted for the production of contact lenses, artificial eyes or other prosthetic devices. The composition has the characteristics of increased hydrophilicity, softness after hydration and oxygen permeability. The composition is a solid copolymer of comonomers c ...


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Thomas G Hardy Jr: Anastomotic device and method. January 8, 1980: US04182339 (111 worldwide citation)

An anastomotic device and method for receiving the free ends of flexible tubing to be anastomosed, the device has a pliable sleeve with its opposite ends rolled outwardly upon themselves to form relatively firm ring members to engage and secure the free ends of the tubing to be anastomosed, the tubi ...


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Bernard S Baker, Dilip J Dharia: Fuel cell thermal control and reforming of process gas hydrocarbons. Energy Research Corporation, Watson Leavenworth Kelton & Taggart, January 8, 1980: US04182795 (104 worldwide citation)

Thermal control and fuel processing in fuel cell operation is effected through sensible heat of process gas and hydrocarbon reforming by supplying process gas in common to a flow passage in communication with the cell electrolyte and an additional gas flow passage which is isolated from the cell ele ...