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Stanley N Cohen, Herbert W Boyer: Process for producing biologically functional molecular chimeras. Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr University, Bertram I Rowland, December 2, 1980: US04237224 (309 worldwide citation)

Method and compositions are provided for replication and expression of exogenous genes in microorganisms. Plasmids or virus DNA are cleaved to provide linear DNA having ligatable termini to which is inserted a gene having complementary termini, to provide a biologically functional replicon with a de ...


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G Kent Archibald: Nonpulsating IV pump and disposable pump chamber. Archibald Development Labs, Kinney Lange Braddock Westman and Fairbairn, December 2, 1980: US04236880 (287 worldwide citation)

A small, accurate, reliable and economical pump which is particularly useful in intravenous (IV) feeding includes a disposable pump chamber and a pump housing. The disposable pump chamber has an inlet, an outlet, and first and second flexible rolling diaphragm pumping chambers. First and second cyli ...


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Thomas K Stenson: Portable stitching device. Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Lieberman, December 2, 1980: US04236470 (245 worldwide citation)

The invention contemplates a hand-held and hand-operable stitching device capable of performing a stitching operation at substantial offset from the region of manual contact. The stitching is performed as a special filament-carrying needle is shuttled in a reciprocating cycle of alternated release a ...


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John D Hall, Alfred S Williams Jr: Simulator control loading inertia compensator. The Singer Company, J Dennis Moore, Richard J Paciulan, Jeff Rothenberg, December 2, 1980: US04236325 (227 worldwide citation)

Signals are developed representative of the mechanical inertia of a vehicle simulator linkage elements that drive control members utilized by a student operator. These signals are combined with signals representative of programmed vehicle operating data and signals representative of the student oper ...


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Peter V van Konynenburg, Andrew Au, Chris Rauwendaal, Alan J Gotcher: Low resistivity PTC compositions. Raychem Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, December 2, 1980: US04237441 (210 worldwide citation)

Compositions which exhibit PTC behavior with a switching temperature (T.sub.s) above 0.degree. C., which have a resistivity at a temperature below T.sub.s of less than 7 ohm. cm, and which comprise a crystalline polymer and a particulate filler component which comprises carbon black having a particl ...


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John R Moore: Rapid response health care communications system. Hospital Communication Systems, Lane Aitken Ziems Kice & Kananen, December 2, 1980: US04237344 (184 worldwide citation)

A rapid response health care communications system for providing rapid and reliable health services to patients located within or outside a health care facility, such as an acute-care hospital, includes personnel locator for identifying both the type and the location of health care personnel, such a ...


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Earl F Brown, Arun N Netravali: Technique for transmitting digital data together with a video signal. Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated, Barry H Freedman, December 2, 1980: US04237484 (178 worldwide citation)

Supplementary digital data is encoded together with a video signal by predicting the intensity values of a first set of video samples, compressing the range of the prediction errors and superimposing a value indicative of the supplementary data on the compressed value. The samples in the first set m ...


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Michael R Enelow, Michael Levy, William P Porter: System for indicating and controlling dispensing of beverages. M R E Enterprises, Lowe King Price and Becker, December 2, 1980: US04237536 (124 worldwide citation)

The amount of beverage dispensed from each of a plurality of reservoirs in units at a plurality of remote locations, such as hotel rooms, is controlled and indicated. A central console, such as a hotel front desk, includes a keyboard for deriving data and command signals, as well as a data processor ...


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Wesley K Waldron: Single-electrode capacitance touchpad sensor systems. General Electric Company, Geoffrey H Krauss, Marvin Snyder, James C Davis, December 2, 1980: US04237421 (110 worldwide citation)

Each of an array of capacitive touchpad sensors has a single touchpad electrode fabricated upon a substrate and accessible to user personnel, with series coupling and shunt capacitance being provided respectively between a driving generator and the touchpad electrode, and the touchpad electrode and ...


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David C Ramsperger: System for automatically controlling automotive starting and accessory functions. Skip D McFarlin, Cahill Sutton & Thomas, December 2, 1980: US04236594 (104 worldwide citation)

A microprocessor based system for remote starting of an automobile engine includes circuitry for automatically actuating an accelerator of the automobile to effect starting of the engine, circuitry for energizing the starter motor for a predetermined number of seconds, repeating energizing of the en ...