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David T Green: Surgical stapling apparatus having self-contained pneumatic system for completing manually initiated motion sequence. United States Surgical Corporation, Robert R Jackson, John E Nathan, September 14, 1982: US04349028 (416 worldwide citation)

Surgical stapling apparatus has a sequence of motion which is initiated manually and which is thereafter continued automatically by a pneumatic system contained within the apparatus. The pneumatic system uses relatively low pressure gas, and the apparatus has a mechanical linkage between the pneumat ...


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Robert B Phillips, William H Bowyer, Bruce Moxley: Target apparatus. Australasian Training Aids, Schwartz Jeffery Schwaab Mack Blumenthal & Koch, September 14, 1982: US04349728 (255 worldwide citation)

A target apparatus, having a framework covered by sheets of material to form a chamber the sheets of material being penetrable by a projectile, such as a bullet, fired at the target. A plurality of transducers are positioned at respective spaced-apart locations within the chamber and lying on an arc ...


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Hasmukh R Shah, Thaddeus M Jones, Bruce R Hemingway: Paper currency device. UMC, Rey Eilers, September 14, 1982: US04349111 (174 worldwide citation)

A bill-handling device provides relative movement between a sensor and a U.S. bill or other object to permit that sensor to sense longitudinally-spaced areas on that U.S. bill or other object which correspond to areas, on authentic U.S. bills or counterfeits thereof, where significant data is found. ...


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Harold G Sowman: Non-vitreous ceramic metal oxide microcapsules and process for making same. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William G Ewert, September 14, 1982: US04349456 (150 worldwide citation)

Shaped and fired, porous or impermeable nonvitreous ceramic microcapsules of metal oxide, preferably transparent and polycrystalline, are made by a non-melt process comprising the liquid-liquid extraction of aqueous metal oxide precursor with a dehydrating liquid having a limited water solubility, a ...


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Michael L White: High incidence angle retroreflective material. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, C Alexander, D M Sell, R R Tamte, September 14, 1982: US04349598 (141 worldwide citation)

Retroreflective film, sheeting or the like having an array of light-reflecting right triangle prisms between a transparent surface layer and a backing layer. The opposing triangular end faces of adjacent prisms are spaced apart to provide internal reflection therefrom. The retroreflective material p ...


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John G DiFrancesco: Needle guide for implanting intra-ocular lens. Mattern Ware Davis and Stoltz, September 14, 1982: US04349027 (130 worldwide citation)

A needle guide for intra-ocular surgery designed for insertion through the corneal rim incision to span the anterior chamber of the patient's eye, and being thereby positioned to conduct surgical needles safely past the corneal endothelium, comprises an elongated narrow substantially rectangular gui ...


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Gary R Chambers: Osteotomy apparatus. Pitts & Kesterson, September 14, 1982: US04349018 (109 worldwide citation)

Surgical apparatus for use in guiding and aligning a surgical blade or osteotome for bone removal from the tibia and femur during a proximal tibia osteotomy or a total knee replacement operation is disclosed. The apparatus includes a femur "T" bar unit and a tibia "T" bar unit which are connected to ...


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Billy C Malone: Non-extruding inflatable packer assembly. Lynes, William C Norvell Jr, September 14, 1982: US04349204 (101 worldwide citation)

An extrusion resistant expansible element for use as a sealing element or packer in a subterranean well bore. The expansible element comprises an inner elastomeric sleeve to which fluid pressure is internally applied to produce the expansion forces. The internal sleeve is surrounded by an annular ar ...


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Clifton A Alferness: Manually-actuable CPR apparatus. Physio Control Corporation, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, September 14, 1982: US04349015 (100 worldwide citation)

A bellows 10 is adapted to be placed on the chest of a patient and includes a closed chamber which is coupled by a conduit 20 and a first valve apparatus 22 to an airway apparatus 24 adapted to be inserted into the patient's airway, and by a second valve apparatus 26 and a conduit 28 to an inflatabl ...


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David M Prett, Brian L Ramaker, Charles R Cutler: Dynamic matrix control method. Shell Oil Company, September 14, 1982: US04349869 (99 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling and optimizing the operation of a series of interdependent processes in a plant environment. Manipulation of one or more constrained process input variables is used to achieve feedforward/feedback control of one or more process output variables. In the synthesis of the metho ...