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Moore Francis C, Perkinson Leon A: Surgical sponge or bandage. Moore Perk Corporation, July 25, 1972: US3678933 (90 worldwide citation)

Layers of thin thermoplastic film are brought into contact with opposite surfaces of superposed layers of absorbent material, such as sheets of fibrous crepe paper of facial quality, rayon fibers, or flexible polyurethane foam. The layers of plastic film are covered with a loosely-woven cotton scrim ...


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Robert A Lincoln: Nose-worn air filter. Roylance Abrams Berdo & Goodman, January 15, 1991: US04984302 (87 worldwide citation)

A device is disclosed which attaches to the nose and filters the air a person breathes through the nostrils of the nose. The filter element of the device covers the nostrils and base of the nose. Thus, the remainder of the face is uncovered. The device includes the filter element and an adhesive str ...


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Michael D Rostoker: Floorplanning technique using multi-partitioning based on a partition cost factor for non-square shaped partitions. LSI Logic Corporation, Katz & Cotton, July 2, 1996: US05532934 (86 worldwide citation)

A technique for integrated circuit floorplanning using irregularly shaped dies (e.g., triangular, elongated rectangular, parallelogram-shaped, etc.) is described whereby the layout of the integrated circuit die is accomplished by partitioning (slicing) the die into progressively smaller groups of mo ...


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Worth Cotton Jr, A Reese Hunter: Air filter construction. Industrial Air, March 18, 1980: US04193780 (86 worldwide citation)

A plurality of separate V-shaped wire mesh members are arranged and connected in side-by-side relationship to provide a plurality of V-shaped cells across an air stream. A W-shaped retainer or connector formed of perforated sheet metal has outer, downstream facing trackways which receive side edges ...


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Alan J Lawrence, John M Cotton, Kenneth J Hamer Hodges, Jeffrey N Denenberg: Distributed control digital switching system. International Telephone and Telegraph, John T O Halloran, Jeffrey P Morris, May 6, 1980: US04201889 (84 worldwide citation)

A distributed control digital switching system is described in which a plurality of subscriber lines and trunks are provided with a switched access to various processing functions shared over a plurality of time shared multiplexed lines. Each processor of a first group of processors is dedicated to ...


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John M Cotton, Gary V Pieper: Channel allocation system for distributed digital switching network. IPC Information Systems, Morgan & Finnegan, April 22, 1997: US05623489 (84 worldwide citation)

A channel allocation system for selecting the earliest available switch port and time division multiplexed channel for an outgoing transmission in a network of switch elements interconnected by a series of communications paths. An availability table for maintaining the free/busy state of each channe ...


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Nigel J Brassington, John A Gilbert: Silicone gel coated permeable wound dressing. Johnson & Johnson, Joseph J Brindisi, June 13, 1989: US04838253 (83 worldwide citation)

A wound dressing comprises, in one embodiment, a layer of apertured material, such as a cotton gauze, coated with a tacky silicone gel or a non-tacky silicone elastomer. In an alternative embodiment, the dressing has a tacky silicone gel on one surface and a non-tacky silicone elastomer on the other ...


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Stephen W Foss: Anti-microbial fiber and fibrous products. Foss Manufacturing Co, Perkins Smith & Cohen, Jerry Cohen, John Hamilton, September 20, 2005: US06946196 (82 worldwide citation)

Anti-microbial and/or anti-fungal footwear components formed from various thermoplastic polymers and additives in fibers in a mono-component form or a bi-component form in either a core-sheath or side-by-side configurations. The anti-microbial synthetic fibers include inorganic anti-microbial additi ...


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Maliyakal E John: Cotton fiber-specific promoters. Monsanto Company, Timothy K Ball, Dennis R Hoerner Jr, Pharmacia Corporation, August 1, 2000: US06096950 (81 worldwide citation)

An isolated cotton fiber-specific promoter is disclosed. Preferably, this promoter comprises a nucleotide segment comprising at least 2.7 kb of the upstream genomic of a gene of the E6 family, or 1.7 kb of the upstream genomic family of the FbLate family.


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Alan J Lawrence, John M Cotton, Jeffrey N Denenberg: Expandable digital switching network. International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, John T O Halloran, Jeffrey P Morris, May 6, 1980: US04201891 (80 worldwide citation)

A distributed control digital switching network is configured as a group switch having a plurality of stages of multiport single sided switching elements for selectively interconnecting a plurality of input terminals via the transmission paths established through the network by path selection contro ...