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Marlin Mickle, Dimitry Gorodetsky, Leonid Mats, Lorenz Neureuter, Minhong Mi, Carl Taylor, Chad Emahizer: Apparatus for energizing a remote station and related method. University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, September 2, 2003: US06615074 (410 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for remote interaction with an object of interest includes a remote station for obtaining information from the object of interest, a base station for transmitting energy in space to and communicating with the remote station and the remote station having conversion means for energizing the ...


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Marlin H Mickle, Christopher C Capelli, Harold Swift: Energy harvesting circuits and associated methods. University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, February 15, 2005: US06856291 (398 worldwide citation)

An inherently tuned antenna has a circuit for harvesting energy transmitted in space and includes portions that are structured to provide regenerative feedback into the antenna to produce an inherently tuned antenna which has an effective area substantially greater than its physical area. The inhere ...


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Jerome S Schultz: Sensors for continuous monitoring of biochemicals and related method. University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, July 3, 2001: US06256522 (353 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for measuring properties of certain analytes are provided. The apparatus includes a sensor capsule having a processing chamber defined by a wall which in one embodiment has a semi-permeable membrane permeable to the analyte as at least a portion thereof. Receptor material is dis ...


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Andre M Kalend, Joel Greenberger, Karun B Shimoga, Charalambos N Athanassiou, Takeo Kanade: Apparatus responsive to movement of a patient during treatment/diagnosis. University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Richard V Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott Westerhoff, March 17, 1998: US05727554 (249 worldwide citation)

A camera generates digital image signals representing an image of one or more natural or artificial fiducials on a patient positioned on treatment or diagnosis equipment. A processor applies multiple levels of filtering at multiple levels of resolution to repetitively determine successive fiducial p ...


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Daniel G Schmiel, Rodney L Houfburg, Daniel D McPhillips, William C Welch: Posterior oblique lumbar arthrodesis. Sulzer Spine Tech, University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Merchant & Gould P C, September 30, 2003: US06626905 (238 worldwide citation)

Instruments and methods for spinal stabilization are disclosed. In preferred embodiments, the invention provides greater stabilization of vertebral bodies through methods including combinations of bilateral external fixation systems and intervertebral implants to provide greater fusion stability, gr ...


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Marlin H Mickle, Kevin W Wells, Ronald G Hoelzeman: Apparatus for energizing a remote station and related method. University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, September 11, 2001: US06289237 (224 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for remote interaction with an object of interest includes a remote station for obtaining information from the object of interest, a base station for transmitting energy in space to and communicating with the remote station and the remote station having a conversion device for energizing t ...


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Robert E Cunningham, Jeffery G Bonar, John D Corbett: Interactive method of developing software interfaces. University of Pittsburgh, Webb Burden Ziesenheim & Webb, August 20, 1991: US05041992 (222 worldwide citation)

A system and method for interactive design of user manipulable graphic elements. A computer has display and stored tasks wherein the appearance of graphic elements and methods for their manipulation are defined. Each graphic element is defined by at least one figure specification, one mask specifica ...


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Andre M Kalend, Joel Greenberger, Karun B Shimoga, Charalambos N Athanassiou, Takeo Kanade: Apparatus for automatically positioning a patient for treatment/diagnoses. University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Richard V Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott Westerhoff, October 20, 1998: US05823192 (192 worldwide citation)

A patient is automatically accurately positioned relative to a fixed refece of a treatment/diagnostic device by an optical system which operates a patient positioning assembly to bring fiducials or skin markers on the patient into coincidence with impingement points of laser beams projected in a fix ...


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Marlin H Mickle, Christopher C Capelli, Harold Swift: Energy harvesting circuit. University of Pittsburgh, Philip E Levy, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, August 1, 2006: US07084605 (189 worldwide citation)

A station having a means for receipt of ambient energy from the environment and energizing power storage devices of objects of interest comprising one or more antennae and circuitry for converting said ambient energy into DC power for energizing said power storage devices. The circuitry for converti ...


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Frank Meno, P S Reddy: Commissurotomy catheter apparatus and method. University of Pittsburgh, Arnold B Silverman, November 27, 1984: US04484579 (174 worldwide citation)

A commissurotomy catheter and method for separating fused heart valve leaflets using the catheter is disclosed. The catheter is comprised of a lumen having at least two inflatable balloons at its operational end and at least one cutting edge between the balloons. To separate the fused leaflets the c ...