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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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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: Recharging method and associated apparatus. University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Philip E Levy, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, July 22, 2008: US07403803 (157 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides apparatus and an associated method for remotely energizing power storage devices. Energization may preferably be effected through the use of RF energy within frequencies of the wireless fidelity standards. The remote station preferably has at least one antenna having a ...


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Michael M Wagner: System and method for notifying users about information or events of an enterprise. University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Kirk D Houser, Arnold B Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott Silverman, July 18, 2000: US06092102 (157 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a system for notifying intended recipients, such as clinicians, about information or events of a medical enterprise, such as a hospital. The system includes an information processing system for receiving information as received information. A database stores the received infor ...


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Marlin H Mickle, Christopher C Capelli, Harold Swift: Recharging apparatus. University of Pittsburgh Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Philip E Levy, July 24, 2012: US08228194 (147 worldwide citation)

An energy harvesting circuit has an active automatic tuning circuit to search for broadcast frequencies in a band of interest and selecting only those broadcast signals received with sufficient RF strength to be used in energy harvesting. This circuit would provide power storage devices with a circu ...