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Publication numberUS3752159 B1
Publication typeGrant
Publication date17 Jul 1984
Filing date3 May 1971
Priority date3 May 1971
Publication numberUS 3752159 B1, US 3752159B1, US-B1-3752159, US3752159 B1, US3752159B1
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet

US 3752159 B1
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Classifications
International ClassificationA61B18/14, A61M3/02, A61B17/32
Cooperative ClassificationA61M3/0283, A61B18/149, A61B17/320016, A61B2217/007, A61B2217/005
European ClassificationA61B17/32E, A61B18/14U
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