Leopoldo V Cancio, Pai Chuan Wu: Cross-tearable decorative sheet material. Clopay Corporation, Wood Herron & Evans, April 19, 1983: US04380564 (316 worldwide citation)

A decorative plastic sheet material having intersecting tear lines formed in the surface of the sheet material whereby the material may be torn by hand in more than one direction. The decorative sheet material is composed of a polymeric material incorporating a dispersed phase. The sheet material is ...

Edward L Landrus: Stapling tool. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, William D Bauer, April 19, 1983: US04380312 (265 worldwide citation)

A tool for applying fasteners to fasten an article to the workpiece. A compressible foot is provided to limit the drive distance of a plunger to position dependent upon the thickness of the article. A drive groove in the tool provides support for the fastener until it is driven into the workpiece. T ...

Mary K Peters: Synthesis of acylated benzothiophenes. Eli Lilly and Company, Joseph A Jones, Arthur R Whale, April 19, 1983: US04380635 (236 worldwide citation)

A group of 6-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-3-[4-(2-aminoethoxy)benzoyl]benzo[b]thiophen es are prepared by acylation of a methyl-protected starting compound followed by demethylation in a single reaction mixture.

Frans F Jobsis, Johannes H Keizer, Ronald F Overaker: Apparatus for monitoring metabolism in body organs. Duke University, B B Olive, April 19, 1983: US04380240 (174 worldwide citation)

A mounting structure secures to a selected portion of the human body, e.g., the head, a limb, or the torso, and incorporates light source and light detecting means adapted for association with spectrophotometric circuitry for in situ, in vivo monitoring of local metabolism in the area of the body wh ...

Eugene J Van Scott, Ruey J Yu: Topical treatment of dry skin. LeBlanc Nolan Shur & Nies, April 19, 1983: US04380549 (134 worldwide citation)

Preventive as well as therapeutic treatment to alleviate the symptoms of disorders characterized by cracking, flaking, or scaling of the skin consisting of the topical application of a solution, lotion, gel, stick, powder, cream or ointment containing as active ingredients one or more hydroxy acid o ...

Ausat A Khan, Richard A Morgan: Batch polymerization process. E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company, April 19, 1983: US04380618 (129 worldwide citation)

In the batch process for copolymerizing tetrafluoroethylene and selected comonomers to prepare a copolymer thereof, the improvement which comprises employing a perfluoroalkylethane sulfonic acid or its salts as the dispersing agent.

John S Glinka, Larry E Zack: Electronic interlock for a cash collection receptacle. Qonaar Corporation, McDougall Hersh & Scott, April 19, 1983: US04380316 (118 worldwide citation)

An electronic interlock for providing improved security in a revenue collection receptacle includes a mechanism on a removable cash container for generating a coded electronic signal which is coupled to a mechanism for decoding the coded signal mounted to the receptacle, and a mechanism responsive t ...

Ronald S Newbower: Apparatus for making cardiac output conductivity measurements. Massachusetts General Hospital, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, April 19, 1983: US04380237 (114 worldwide citation)

An improved catheter probe includes a conductivity sensor comprising four electrodes configured and spaced to be electrically coupled together by vascular fluids. A current source is provided for driving current through the vascular fluid between one pair of electrodes, and voltage sensing means is ...

Ichiro Masaki: Method and apparatus for manipulator welding apparatus with vision correction for workpiece sensing. Unimation, Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, April 19, 1983: US04380696 (101 worldwide citation)

Control apparatus for manipulator welding apparatus is provided that includes a vision correction system for workpiece sensing. During an initial teach mode, the manipulator is taught the desired welding path on a workpiece by the appropriate recording of data representing the welding path as an ope ...

Eckhard C A Schwarz: Apparatus and process for melt-blowing a fiberforming thermoplastic polymer and product produced thereby. Louis E Marn, Elliot M Olstein, April 19, 1983: US04380570 (95 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a novel apparatus and process for melt-blowing from fiberforming thermoplastic molten polymers to form fine fibers by extruding through orifices in nozzles the molten polymer at low melt viscosity at high temperatures where the molten fibers are accelerated to near sonic velocity ...