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Erwin H Weder, Donald E Weder: Flower pot wrap with lace pattern edging. Highland Supply Corporation, Clarence A O Brien, Harvey B Jacobson, August 12, 1980: US04216620 (530 worldwide citation)

A wrap for flower pots for use by florists and the like having a central portion of metallic foil with a lace pattern edging extending from at least one of the edges of said foil and possibly from both edges. Normally, the lace pattern edging will be provided on a layer of plastic which is of greate ...


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Stanford R Ovshinsky, Masatsugu Izu: Amorphous semiconductors equivalent to crystalline semiconductors. Energy Conversion Devices, Wallenstein Spangenberg Hattis & Strampel, August 12, 1980: US04217374 (176 worldwide citation)

A method of making an amorphous semiconductor film or the like having desirable photoconductive and/or other properties comprises forming an amorphous semiconductor film, preferably by vaporizing silicon or the like in an evacuated space and condensing the same on a substrate in such space, and pref ...


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Yoshinori Hatori, Hideo Yamamoto: Adaptive predictive coding system for television signals. Kokusai Denshin Denwa Kabushiki Kaisha, Robert E Burns, Emmanuel J Lobato, Bruce L Adams, August 12, 1980: US04217609 (170 worldwide citation)

A television signal coding system which achieves stable coding efficiency in both stationary and moving picture. This invention is directed to such a predictive coding system in which for predicting a first picture element in a certain field, use is made of sampled values of a second picture element ...


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Charles C Freeny Jr: Object monitoring method and apparatus. Information Identification Company, Dunlap Codding & McCarthy, August 12, 1980: US04217588 (168 worldwide citation)

An improved method and apparatus for automatically monitoring objects, such as vehicles, for example, wherein signpost units are positioned at predetermined locations and each signpost unit transmits a binary signpost code for reception via units installed in the objects being monitored and the obje ...


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Guy Vanlerberghe, Rose Marie Handjani: Compositions containing aqueous dispersions of lipid spheres. L Oreal, Cushman Darby & Cushman, August 12, 1980: US04217344 (167 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a process for producing a dispersion of spheres comprising arranged molecular layers encapsulating an aqueous phase. The process comprises admixing a water-dispersible lipid component with the aqueous phase to be encapsulated, the liphophile/hydrophile ratio of the l ...


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George H Barry, Ernest A Dahl: Battery monitoring system. Richard S Sciascia, Joseph M St Amand, William C Daubenspeck, August 12, 1980: US04217645 (164 worldwide citation)

A system for automatically monitoring a plurality of parameters of a plurality of cells in a lead-acid storage battery system. A transponder means responsive to a frequency pattern corresponding to a digital command is located at each cell to be monitored and includes a plurality of sensors which pr ...


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Daniel J Brunelle, William E Smith: Polycarbonate transesterification process. General Electric Company, F Wesley Turner, James C Davis Jr, Leo I MaLossi, August 12, 1980: US04217438 (154 worldwide citation)

A polycarbonate process comprising contacting in the presence of a base, a .beta.-fluoroaliphatic carbonate, and a polyhydroxy compound selected from alcohols and/or phenols. The resulting polycarbonates are useful as polycarbonates per se, or useful in the preparation of high molecular weight polyc ...


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John S Gould, Roger D Winquist, William R Eve IV, James V McCutchen, Anthony M Pelcher, Richard E Watson: Electrically powered motor vehicle. Unique Mobility, Sheridan Ross Fields & McIntosh, August 12, 1980: US04216839 (127 worldwide citation)

An electrically powered vehicle achieves maximum structural strength with minimum weight by utilizing a combined body and chassis formed entirely of plastic material, molded and bonded into an integral composite structure which includes a central, hollow longitudinal beam, top, bottom, and side pane ...


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Anthony V Caltagirone, George J Bradford, James J Parro: Automatic control system for a building. The Singer Company, Charles R Lewis, August 12, 1980: US04217646 (112 worldwide citation)

An automatic system for controlling the environmental conditions in a building divided into a plurality of zones includes a control station that sends control signals over the power lines of the building to control power consuming appliances in the various zones. The control station includes a progr ...


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John B MacChesney, Paul B O Connor: Optical fiber fabrication and resulting product. Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated, George S Indig, Samuel H Dworetsky, August 12, 1980: US04217027 (105 worldwide citation)

A preform for fabrication of a glass fiber optical transmission line is prepared by chemical reaction of vapor ingredients within a glass tube. Reaction, which may be between chlorides or hydrides of, for example, silicon and germanium with oxygen, occurs preferentially within a constantly traversin ...



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