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Stringfellow William Doyle, Hawke Melvin Carter: Device for handling well casings.. Weatherford Us, February 12, 1986: EP0171144-A1 (93 worldwide citation)

A device (1) for use in handling casing (20) in a rotary drilling rig configuration comprises a first member (30) attachable to a lifting block (10), a second member (31) to which the casing (20) can be connected and a bellows (40) which is disposed between the first member (30) and the second membe ...


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Herzberg Max, Fish Falk: Method and apparatus for assaying with optional reagent quality control.. Orgenics, February 12, 1986: EP0171150-A2 (80 worldwide citation)

A solid phase immuno-assay system and method for detect ing and measuring at least one analyte in a single sample. The system includes a solid support having a plurality of receptors bound thereto. The support may be selectively treated whereby upon exposure to a sample, and after subsequent process ...


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Shanks Ian Alexander, Smith Alan Martin: Devices for use in chemical test procedures.. Unilever, Unilever, February 12, 1986: EP0171148-A1 (70 worldwide citation)

A specifically-reactive sample-collecting and testing device possessing a cavity or cavities each having a dimension small enough to enable sample liquid to be drawn into the cavity by capillary action, wherein a surface of the cavity carries an immobilised reagent appropriate to the test to be carr ...


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Jackson Leroy Eugene, Seidman Martin: Enzymatic hydrolysis of granular starch directly to glucose.. Genencor, February 12, 1986: EP0171218-A2 (58 worldwide citation)

It is discovered that certain fungi, particularly members of the genus Humicola, secrete an enzyme mixture or preparation that hydrolyzes raw or granular starch directly to glucose without producing substantial amounts of limit dextrins or tri or higher number saccharides. The fungi is germinated an ...


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Lane Richard L: Process for growing monocrystals of semiconductor materials from shallow crucibles by czochralski technique.. Gen Signal, February 12, 1986: EP0170856-A1 (52 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and process for producing monocrystals of semiconductor material in accordance with the Czochralski technique are disclosed in which a very shallow crucible is used to reduce thermal convection and the supply of material within the crucible is continuously replenished to maintain an ess ...


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Giuffrida Anthony J, Jha Anil D, Ganzi Gary C: Improved electrodeionization apparatus and method.. Millipore, February 12, 1986: EP0170895-A2 (50 worldwide citation)

An electrodeionization apparatus and process are provided for removing ions from liquids. Liquid to be purified is passed through depleting compartments containing mixed anion and cation exchange resin beads while a second liquid is passed through concentrating compartments free of ion exchange resi ...


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Mequignon Jean Claude: Device for interrupting the snoring of a sleeping person.. Mequignon Jean Claude, February 12, 1986: EP0171321-A1 (46 worldwide citation)

L'invention concerne un dispositif destiné à interrompre le ronflement d'un sujet dès son émission. Le dispositif comprend un microphone (2) pour capter le bruit émis par le sujet, des moyens (3) pour comparer l'intensité du bruit capté par le microphone (2) à un seuil d'alarme déterminé. Il est car ...


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Wallace Donald G, Piez Karl A, Smestad Thomas L, Seyedin Saeid, Mcpherson John M, Armstrong Rosa: Bone repair using collagen.. Collagen, February 12, 1986: EP0171176-A2 (44 worldwide citation)

A composition for repairing bone defects by use of suspensions containing purified atelopeptide, reconstituted, fibrillar skin collagen or bone collagen powder or a mixture thereof is disclosed. The suspensions provide matrices for conductive growth of bone into the defect. The skin collagen may als ...