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John F Maguire: Remote spectroscopy for raman and brillouin scattering. Southwest Research Institute, Baker & Botts, November 16, 1993: US05262644 (151 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for performing Raman and Brillouin spectroscopy remotely. A near-infrared laser is used to irradiate a sample of material to be analyzed. Optical fibers transmit incident radiation from a near-infrared radiation source to the sample, and transmit Raman and Brillouin scattered ...


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Ernest A Franke, Ernest S Kinkler, Michael J Magee, Steven B Seida: Method and apparatus for traffic incident detection. Southwest Research Institute, Baker Botts L, June 25, 2002: US06411328 (142 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods effective for detecting, locating and characterizing traffic-related incidents are based upon improved image processing techniques applied to infrared and visible light spectrum roadway images in a time sequence. Substantially real-time isolation and identification of anomalous ...


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Daniel W Dickey: Apparatus and method for reducing emissions in a dual combustion mode diesel engine. Southwest Research Institute, Jenkens & Gilchrist, March 2, 1999: US05875743 (133 worldwide citation)

A diesel engine is adapted to operate in a conventional diesel combustion mode within a first speed and load range, and in a homogeneous charge compression ignition mode in a second load and speed range. When operating in the homogeneous charge compression ignition mode, the emissions are dramatical ...


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Geoffrey Dearnaley, James Lankford Jr: Medical implants made of metal alloys bearing cohesive diamond like carbon coatings. Southwest Research Institute, Madan & Morris PLLC, March 10, 1998: US05725573 (112 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method for coating a metal alloy component of a medical implant, particularly a component of a heart valve made of a titanium base alloy, with a strongly adhered coating of diamond-like carbon. The method uses ion beam assisted deposition to form a gradient at the su ...


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Nicolas Walsh, Virgil Faulkner, Keith S Pickens, Mark V Muller, Henry L Grothues: Automated design and manufacture of artificial limbs. Southwest Research Institute, Gunn Lee & Miller, July 23, 1996: US05539649 (112 worldwide citation)

The system for automated design and construction of artificial limb sockets for amputees consists of an array of ultrasound transducers especially constructed to insonify the residual limb of an amputee. The time-of-flight information recovered from this procedure is then stored in a computer, where ...


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David J Stevens, Kirk A Marchand, Thomas J Warnagiris: Reactive personnel protection system. Southwest Research Institute, Jenkens & Gilchrist, February 29, 2000: US06029558 (91 worldwide citation)

A counter-terrorism, reactive personnel protection system which detects the presence of a concussive shock wave or ballistic projectile as it approaches a designated personnel target. Before impact, an air bag is rapidly inflated and interposed between the destructive force and the target so as to p ...


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Geoffrey Dearnaley, James Lankford Jr: Treatments to reduce frictional wear between components made of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene and metal alloys. Southwest Research Institute, Niadan & Morris, January 14, 1997: US05593719 (89 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods for modifying surfaces made from metal alloy and/or UHMWPE, preferably surfaces which are frictionally engaged, e.g., in an orthopaedic implant. The methods of the present invention reduce the coefficient of friction of the metal alloy component, reduce the she ...


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Thomas J Warnagiris, Thomas J Minardo, Donald R Bannon: Switch-tuned meandered-slot antenna. Southwest Research Institute, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L, May 19, 1998: US05754143 (88 worldwide citation)

An electrically-short meandered-slot antenna having a plurality of switch-selected resonant frequencies is described. Meander slot sections are substantially parallel, closely coupled, electrically significant, and substantially equal in length to the overall monopole length of the antenna. Switchin ...


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Herman W Schlameus, William C Fox, Donald J Mangold, Robert G Triplett, George R Holt, Thomas B Aufdemorte: Composition and method of promoting hard tissue healing. Southwest Research Institute, Benjamin Adler, March 15, 1994: US05294446 (79 worldwide citation)

Osteoprogenitor cells encapsulated in alginate and alternatively, additionally encapsulated in poly-L-lysine and/or agarose promote regeneration of bone at the site of implantation. The present invention provides a composition comprising osteoprogenitor cells embedded or encapsulated in alginate and ...


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