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Laurence E Dahners: Multi-angular fastening apparatus and method for surgical bone screw/plate systems. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jenkins Wilson & Taylor P A, October 18, 2005: US06955677 (210 worldwide citation)

A fastening apparatus includes a fastener and a fastener receiving member. The apparatus enables the fastener to be affixed to the fastener receiving member at a variable insertion angle selected by the user. The fastener includes an elongate section and an adjoining head section. Both the elongate ...


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Edward L Chaney, Daniel S Fritsch, Stephen M Pizer, Valen Johnson, Alyson G Wilson: Image object matching using core analysis and deformable shape loci. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec P A, July 20, 1999: US05926568 (161 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for automatic image recognition of standard shapes which include a core-based deformable loci skeletal grid used to define and represent an object via a model template. The template includes deformable segments, the changes of which are me ...


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Stephen R Aylward, Elizabeth Bullitt, Stephen M Pizer, Daniel Fritsch: Systems and methods for tubular object processing. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jenkins Wilson & Taylor P A, February 10, 2004: US06690816 (151 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed for processing tubular objects in multi-dimensional images. The processing includes generating representations of tubular objects which enable subsequent analysis. Systems and methods for processing tubular objects in a multi-dimensional image include establishing a ...


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John W Poulton, Stephen G Tell, Robert E Palmer: Methods and systems for transmitting and receiving differential signals over a plurality of conductors. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jenkins & Wilson P A, April 29, 2003: US06556628 (131 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for differential signaling include transmitting differential signals over N conductors, where N is greater than 2, from a sender to a receiver. The sender includes multiple transmitters that receive digital data and produce output signals based on the digital data. The output sig ...


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Otto Z Zhou, Hideo Shimoda, Soojin Oh: Method for assembling nano objects. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jenkins Wilson Taylor & Hunt P A, December 12, 2006: US07147894 (116 worldwide citation)

A method for the self assembly of a macroscopic structure with a pre-formed nano object is provided. The method includes processing a nano object to a desired aspect ratio and chemical functionality and mixing the processed nano object with a solvent to form a suspension. Upon formation of the suspe ...


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Otto Z Zhou, Bo Gao, Saion Sinha: Nanostructure-based high energy capacity material. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, January 1, 2002: US06334939 (106 worldwide citation)

A nanostructure based material is capable of accepting and reacting with an alkali metal such as lithium. The material exhibits a reversible capacity ranging from at least approximately 900 mAh/g-1,500 mAh/g. The high capacity of the material makes it attractive for a number of applications, such as ...


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Joseph M DeSimone, Timothy J Romack, Douglas E Betts, James B McClain: Cleaning process using carbon dioxide as a solvent and employing molecularly engineered surfactants. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, February 2, 1999: US05866005 (105 worldwide citation)

The separation of a contaminant from a substrate that carries the contaminant is disclosed. The process comprises contacting the substrate to a carbon dioxide fluid containing an amphiphilic species wherein the contaminant associates with the amphiphilic species and becomes entrained in the carbon d ...


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H Holden Thorp, Carson R Loomis, Mary E Napier: Polymer-electrodes for detecting nucleic acid hybridization and method of use thereof. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Xanthon, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, October 19, 1999: US05968745 (95 worldwide citation)

A polymer-electrode including (a) a substrate having a conductive working surface; and (b) a polymer layer on the conductive working surface. The polymer layer has a plurality of microfluidic reaction openings distributed throughout the layer. An oligonucleotide probe can be attached to the polymer ...


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Richard C Boucher Jr: Method of treating lung disease with uridine triphosphates. The University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, March 8, 1994: US05292498 (83 worldwide citation)

A method of hydrating mucous secretions in the lungs of a subject in need of such treatment is disclosed. The method comprises administering to the lungs of the subject a uridine triphosphate such as uridine 5'-triphosphate (UTP) or uridine 5'-O-(3-thiotriphosphate) (UTP.gamma.S) in an amount effect ...


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John J Lemasters, Ronald G Thurman: Rinse solution for organs and tissues. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, September 8, 1992: US05145771 (79 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a rinse for preservation solution for organs and tissues selected for transplantation. The solution can be used at all temperatures from 0.degree. C. to normal body temperature and continues to be protective above 10.degree. C. Methods for preparing organs and tissues preserved in a pre ...