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Marion F Rudy: Insole construction for articles of footwear. Robert C Bogert, Subkow and Kriegel, January 15, 1980: US04183156 (397 worldwide citation)

An improved construction for articles of footwear, such as boots and shoes of all types, includes an inflated insert, preferably in the shape of an insole, having a multiplicity of intercommunicating, gas containing chambers, and a ventilated moderator member which overlies the inflated insole for e ...


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Robert L Magnie: Enhanced recoveries of petroleum and hydrogen from underground reservoirs. Ruel C Terry, January 15, 1980: US04183405 (248 worldwide citation)

Hydrogen and other gases that are miscible in petroleum are injected into an underground reservoir to the extent that the volume of hydrogen exceeds the absorption capacity of the petroleum, thereby forming a gas cap composed substantially of hydrogen. Petroleum is withdrawn from the reservoir in pa ...


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Jacques Guiset: Inflatable prosthetic device for lining a body duct. Robert E Burns, Emmanuel J Lobato, Bruce L Adams, January 15, 1980: US04183102 (241 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a prosthetic device for introduction into a duct and for lining an interior wall portion of the duct. The device comprises a generally toroidal, hollow, inflatable sleeve and means for introducing a pressurized fluid into the sleeve. The sleeve is made of a material that is im ...


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Slobodan M Cuk, Robert D Middlebrook: DC-to-DC switching converter. California Institute of Technology, Freilich Hornbaker Wasserman Rosen & Fernandez, January 15, 1980: US04184197 (146 worldwide citation)

A dc-to-dc converter having nonpulsating input and output current uses two inductances, one in series with the input source, the other in series with the output load. An electrical energy transferring device with storage, namely storage capacitance, is used with suitable switching means between the ...


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David J McElroy: High density floating gate electrically programmable ROM. Texas Instruments Incorporated, John G Graham, January 15, 1980: US04184207 (135 worldwide citation)

An N-channel double level poly, MOS read only memory or ROM array is electrically programmable by floating gates which are interposed between the gate oxide and control gates formed by polycrystalline silicon row address lines. The cells may be electrically programmed by applying selected voltages t ...


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Donald D Briglia: Substrate clamping technique in IC fabrication processes. Veeco Instruments, Morgan Finnegan Pine Foley & Lee, January 15, 1980: US04184188 (123 worldwide citation)

An electrostatic clamping technique for use in clamping substrates in various semiconductor fabrication processes is disclosed. One example takes the form of a substrate support plate which has deposited on its working face two layers of thermally conductive, electrically insulative RTV silicone, be ...


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Donald J Bentley, James A Benson: Chronic transcutaneous implant assembly for enterostomies. Bentley Laboratories, Lyon & Lyon, January 15, 1980: US04183357 (119 worldwide citation)

A chronic transcutaneous implant device for enterostomies is disclosed. The implant device is comprised of a barrel portion and flange portion. The barrel portion is provided with means to enable vascularization of the externalized vessel and the flange portion is provided with means to enable the f ...


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Ronald E Crochiere, Jose M N S Tribolet: Transform speech signal coding with pitch controlled adaptive quantizing. Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated, Jack S Cubert, January 15, 1980: US04184049 (109 worldwide citation)

To improve the speech quality at lower bit rates within a digital communication system in which the coefficients of a frequency transform (e.g. discrete cosine transform) are adaptively encoded with adaptive quantization and adaptive bit-assignment, the adaptation is controlled by a short-term spect ...


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Alan J Tooth: Security papers. Portals, Buell Blenko & Ziesenheim, January 15, 1980: US04183989 (109 worldwide citation)

A security paper which contains a security device e.g. a strip, thread or planchette having at least two machine verifiable security features thereon, one of which is a magnetic material, which may be magnetically coded or printed in a predetermined pattern on the device, and a second of which is a ...


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William I Mullane Jr: Method of and apparatus for optically detecting anomalous subsurface structure in translucent articles. The Procter & Gamble Company, Thomas J Slone, John V Gorman, Richard C Witte, January 15, 1980: US04184175 (100 worldwide citation)

A nondestructive method of and apparatus for optically detecting the presence of and inferentially determining the relative degree of anomalous subsurface structure in translucent articles: for instance, such anomalous subsurface structural phenomena as pre-carious lesions in in vivo teeth. Moreover ...