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Merrill M Smith, Donald C Ferguson: Method for manufacturing a printed and embossed floor covering. American Biltrite, Pennie & Edmonds, September 16, 1986: US04612074 (92 worldwide citation)

An improved process is disclosed for forming tiles that are embossed in register with a printed design. A printed design is first applied to a base coat and a wear coat is laminated over the design. Advantageously, the wear coat is applied to the printed web before it is heated for lamination. Befor ...


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Dean T Davis, Kenneth E Hays: Apparatus for collecting scheduled maintenance data. IRD Mechanalysis, Mueller and Smith, September 16, 1986: US04612620 (87 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for collecting vibration data in accordance with a predetermined schedule. Operable in either a data input or program mode, the apparatus is coupled with a vibration transducer which is located at predetermined coded positions and the data collected are stored in memory. Additionally, visu ...


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Martin D Barratt, Paul A Bowser, James A Durrant, Dieno George, Keith J Hall, John C Hill, Michael R Lowry, Colin Prottey: Skin treatment composition. Lever Brothers Company, Milton L Honig, James J Farrell, September 16, 1986: US04612331 (85 worldwide citation)

A cosmetically acceptable composition for topical application to human skin comprises from 0.1 to 20% by weight of a substituted 2-hydroxyoctanoic acid or 2-ketooctanoic acid or a mixture thereof, together with an amount of a special neutralizing agent sufficient to adjust the pH of the composition ...


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Robert Rung, Lani G Ache: Self-adjusting pipe clamp and coupling. Victaulic Company of America, Abelman Frayne Rezac & Schwab, September 16, 1986: US04611839 (84 worldwide citation)

A segmented coupling for use in sealing adjacent pipe ends includes coupling segments having bolting pads at their ends, the ends of the coupling segments including inclined end faces for cooperation with correspondingly inclined end faces of an adjacent coupling segment to produce self-adjustment o ...


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Ryotatsu Otsuka, Shigemi Tanimoto, Kazuo Toyoda: Device for releasing and diffusing bubbles into liquid. Showa Aluminum Corporation, Armstrong Nikaido Marmelstein & Kubovcik, September 16, 1986: US04611790 (77 worldwide citation)

A device comprising a rotary shaft to be disposed in a liquid substantially vertically and rotatable about its own axis, the rotary shaft having a gas channel extending therethrough axially of the shaft, and a rotor fixed to the lower end of the rotary shaft and having at its bottom surface a gas di ...


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Michael I Sherman, Carl L Elmore: Acid hydrolysis of biomass for alcohol production. Kamyr, Nixon & Vanderhye, September 16, 1986: US04612286 (77 worldwide citation)

A method of treating biomass having fermentable material is provided utilizing acid hydrolysis in a countercurrent diffusion treatment structure. By practicing the invention acid usage is minimized, pentose concentration in the hydrolysate solution is maximized, and ethanol, butanol, butanediol, and ...


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Edward N Biel, George F Kirkpatrick: Multilayer food wrap with cling. Union Carbide Corporation, Karen E Klumas, September 16, 1986: US04612221 (75 worldwide citation)

A multilayer film food wrap having outer layers of a polyolefin resin including a cling agent, and a core layer of a resin having a high melting point, resistance to heat, low permeability to oxygen, moisture and odor, and film toughness. Methods of preparing the film and fabricating the film into a ...


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Garret R Moddel, Lee A Christel, James F Gibbons: Electrically isolated semiconductor integrated photodiode circuits and method. Sera Solar Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, September 16, 1986: US04612408 (75 worldwide citation)

An interconnected array of solar cell or photodiode devices is formed by a method which includes the steps of forming on one major surface of a semiconductor wafer a plurality of said devices, forming grooves in said one major surface extending partway into said substrate between adjacent said devic ...


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Francis L Bacon, Donald J Houde: Data compression apparatus and method. Telebyte Corportion, Bromberg Sunstein & McGregor, September 16, 1986: US04612532 (74 worldwide citation)

A preferred embodiment of the invention provides a system for the dynamic encoding of a stream of characters. In a preferred embodiment, the system includes an input for receiving a stream of characters, and an output for providing encoded data. The system also includes a provision for storing, acce ...


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Thomas S Buzak: Field sequential liquid crystal display with enhanced brightness. Tektronix, John D Winkelman, Paul S Angello, September 16, 1986: US04611889 (73 worldwide citation)

An enchanced luminance field sequential color image display system having an image source for providing a sequence of monochrome images. The monochromatic light images are formed of first, second and third different spectral colors. A liquid crystal switching system having crossed color selective po ...