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Ersek Robert A: Method for fixing prosthetic implants in a living body. The Regents of the University of Minnesota, April 25, 1972: US3657744 (1166 worldwide citation)

A device and method for facilitating the rapid positive fixation of implanted prosthetic members in a living body. The device comprises a tubular sleeve of deformable material to which the prosthetic member is secured and which is capable of being expanded radially into intimate engagement with surr ...


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Stephen Y Chou: Nanoimprint lithography. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, June 30, 1998: US05772905 (719 worldwide citation)

A lithographic method and apparatus for creating ultra-fine (sub-25 nm) patterns in a thin film coated on a substrate is provided, in which a mold having at least one protruding feature is pressed into a thin film carried on a substrate. The protruding feature in the mold creates a recess of the thi ...


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Gladwin S Das: Septal defect closure device. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Fredrikson & Byron, August 2, 1994: US05334217 (658 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and a method for closing septal defects and the like. The system includes a closure device having a pair of occluding disks, each disk being formed of a membrane and an elastically deformable frame carried about the periphery of the membrane. The frame, which ...


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James W Ogilvie, Frank R Ogilvie: Anterior spinal implant. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Kinney & Lange, January 13, 1987: US04636217 (514 worldwide citation)

A spinal implant prosthetic insert for implantation into a void in the spinal column in place of a diseased or injured vertebra that has been removed. The insert maintains the height of the anterior spinal column, thus preventing deformity from occurring. The prosthesis insert is implanted into the ...


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Gladwin S Das: Septal defect closure device. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Fredrikson & Byron PA, June 20, 2000: US06077291 (369 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and a method for closing septal defects and the like. The system includes a closure device having a pair of occluding disks, each disk being formed of a membrane and an elastically deformable frame carried about the periphery of the membrane. The frame, which ...


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Gladwin S Das: Stent. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt P A, September 10, 1996: US05554181 (363 worldwide citation)

A stent comprising a self-expandable cylindrical body constructed out a single integral piece of material, including a plurality of wavy closed windings and strips interconnecting the windings such that the stent is prevented from stretching longitudinally is provided. The stent is self-expandable f ...


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Panos G Michalopoulos, Richard A Fundakowski, Meletios Geokezas, Robert C Fitch: Vehicle detection through image processing for traffic surveillance and control. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Kinney & Lange, July 11, 1989: US04847772 (341 worldwide citation)

A vehicle detection system for providing data characteristic of traffic conditions includes a camera overlooking a roadway section for providing video signals representative of the field (traffic scene), and a digitizer for digitizing these signals and providing successive arrays of pixels (picture ...


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Stephen Y Chou: Release surfaces, particularly for use in nanoimprint lithography. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 30, 2001: US06309580 (302 worldwide citation)

The addition of thin coatings (less than and approaching monomolecular coatings) of persistent release materials comprising preferred compounds of the formula:


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Ahmed H Tewfik, Mitchell D Swanson, Bin Zhu, Laurence Boney: Method and apparatus for embedding data, including watermarks, in human perceptible sounds. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Schwegan Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, May 9, 2000: US06061793 (298 worldwide citation)

A technique for hiding of data, including watermarks, in human-perceptible sounds, that is, audio host data, is disclosed. In one embodiment a method comprises three steps. In the first step, data to be embedded is inputted. In the case of a watermark, this data is a unique signature, and may be a p ...


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Elizabeth D Rekow, Donald R Riley, Arthur G Erdman, Barney Klamecki, Yang Zhu, Jeong Ho Ahn: Method and apparatus for scanning and recording of coordinates describing three dimensional objects of complex and unique geometry. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter and Schmidt, June 25, 1991: US05027281 (298 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the scanning and recording of coordinates describing three dimensional objects of complex and unique geometry. A computer acquires data describing an object and its surroundings, and constructs a computer-based three dimensional model of the ...