Hiroshi Itoh, Shinya Ohmi, Yasutoshi Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Fukada, Kunihiko Hara: Liquid crystal type dazzle-free transmissive-reflective mirror. Nippondenso, Cushman Darby & Cushman, November 18, 1986: US04623222 (370 worldwide citation)

A liquid crystal type dazzle-free reflection mirror arrangement which changes reflectivity of the incident light by way of changing the transmittivity of the incident light through a liquid crystal provided within a frame body is disclosed. A semitransparent mirror is positioned behind the liquid cr ...

Kenneth B Welles II: Reconfigurable remote control. General Electric Company, Marvin Snyder, James C Davis Jr, November 18, 1986: US04623887 (329 worldwide citation)

A reconfigurable remote control transmitter is disclosed that has the ability to learn, store and repeat the remote control codes from any other infrared transmitter. The reconfigurable remote control transmitter includes an infrared receiver, a microprocessor, nonvolatile and scratch pad random acc ...

Thomas E Cottringer, Ronald H van de Merwe, Ralph Bauer: Abrasive material and method for preparing the same. Norton Company, Rufus M Franklin, November 18, 1986: US04623364 (285 worldwide citation)

The hardness and microstructure of aluminous abrasives produced from alumina gels are enhanced by introduction of seed material as by wet vibratory milling of the material with alumina media, or by the direct addition of very fine alpha alumina particles in the amount of 1% or less.

Randall E Marcus: Multi-use femoral intramedullary nail. Roy F Hollander, November 18, 1986: US04622959 (253 worldwide citation)

An intramedullary nail for use in fractures of the left or right femur includes a body having a head, an intermediate portion and a distal tip. Transverse openings are provided in the body near the distal tip and in the head for receiving locking screws. One opening in the head has its axis within t ...

Jerry T Coleman, Michael J Sepaniak: Apparatus and method for in-vivo measurements of chemical concentrations. University of Tennessee Research Corporation, Luedeka & Neely, November 18, 1986: US04622974 (238 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus in which a blunt interior needle is positioned within a larger external needle and a sample cavity is formed at the blunt end of the interior needle. An optical fiber extends from the sample cavity up the interior needle and to a light source and light detector. A reflective s ...

Rodney L Derbyshire, Paul F Busch: Heat treatment with an autoregulating heater. Metcal, Hall Myers & Rose, November 18, 1986: US04623401 (232 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and process for selectively heat treating at least a portion of an article in the field with autoregulated heating. The autoregulated heating is provided by a heater including at least a first magnetic material disposed along the portion of the article to be heat treated. The first magneti ...

Michel Dufresne, Jean Paul Champagne, Daniel Dufresne, Pierre Scott, John Courtney: Cable network data transmission system. Le Groupe Videotron LTEE, Antonelli Terry & Wands, November 18, 1986: US04623920 (220 worldwide citation)

A system for providing television, information and data signals via a transmission network to selected subscribers, to groups of subscribers, or to all subscribers connected in common to the transmission network. An address code signal is stored at the subscriber station, and an option code signal i ...

Stanley C Che, Ajay Madgavkar: Upgrading shale oil by a combination process. Occidental Oil Shale, Christie Parker & Hale, November 18, 1986: US04623444 (216 worldwide citation)

A method for reducing the nitrogen content of shale oil is disclosed. The method comprises distilling shale oil to form a distillate containing lighter shale oil compounds and a residue containing heavier compounds. Nitrogen-containing compounds are extracted from the distillate to form a first nitr ...

Stephen D Flynn: Valve for breathing device. O Two Systems International, George A Rolston, November 18, 1986: US04622964 (161 worldwide citation)

A breathing valve having a valve chamber connectable to a gas supply and to a breathing device, a gas flow opening for exit of exhaled gases through which atmospheric air may be inducted into the chamber, a valve member in the chamber, a one-way flow opening in the valve member through which gas may ...

Gary A Harpell, Sheldon Kavesh, Igor Palley, Dusan C Prevorsek: Ballistic-resistant composite article. Allied Corporation, Gus T Hampilos, Gerhard H Fuchs, November 18, 1986: US04623574 (153 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an improved, ballistic-resistant composite article of manufacture which comprises a network of high strength fibers having a tensile modulus of at least about 500 grams/denier and an energy-to-break of at least about 22 Joules/gram. An elastomeric matrix material subst ...