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David N White: Method of forming implantable prostheses for reconstructive surgery. Contour Med Partners, C Michael Zimmerman, March 13, 1984: US04436684 (406 worldwide citation)

Non-invasive method of forming prostheses of skeletal structures internal to a body for use in reconstructive surgery. The selected internal skeletal structure is measured by subjecting the body to radiant energy to produce radiant energy responses that are detected to obtain representations delinea ...


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Philip S Carter, John F Krumme: Alternating current electrically resistive heating element having intrinsic temperature control. Iris Associates, C Michael Zimmerman, March 17, 1981: US04256945 (393 worldwide citation)

The heating element consists of a substrate or core of a non-magnetic material having high thermal and electrical conductivity, clad with a surface layer of a ferromagnetic material of relatively low electrical conductivity. When the heating element is energized by a source of high frequency alterna ...


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Patrick E Dailey, Charles D Barron, Louis H Rorden: Short hop communication link for downhole MWD system. Smith International, Develco, William E Shull, Michael F Heim, C Michael Zimmerman, November 3, 1992: US05160925 (239 worldwide citation)

The short hop communication link includes a sensor module positioned downhole from a motor in a well. The module includes sensors that monitor operational, directional and environmental parameters downhole and provide an electrical data signal indicative thereof. Sensors may also be positioned in th ...


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John O Ryan: Method and apparatus for processing a video signal so as to prohibit the making of acceptable video tape recordings thereof. Macrovision, C Michael Zimmerman, December 23, 1986: US04631603 (105 worldwide citation)

A video signal is modified so that a television receiver will still provide a normal color picture from the modified video signal while a videotape recording of the modified video signal produces generally unacceptable pictures. This invention relies on the fact that typical videocassette recorder a ...


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Irvin Wentworth: Surfaced oriented strand board. Bison Werke Bahre & Greten & Co KG, C Michael Zimmerman, Ralph L Mossino, December 21, 1982: US04364984 (94 worldwide citation)

Wood particles are distributed in selected patterns and bonded together by an adhesive to form a multilayer wood particleboard. The board has a central core of three layers of wood strands sandwiched between two outer surface-forming layers of fine wood particles. The wood strands forming the centra ...


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Hiroji Hanawa: Method of treating a workpiece with a plasma and processing reactor having plasma igniter and inductive coupler for semiconductor fabrication. Applied Materials, Robert M Wallace, Richard T Lyon, C Michael Zimmerman, September 12, 1995: US05449432 (84 worldwide citation)

A plasma generator for the fabrication of integrated circuit devices is described. The generator includes a separate plasma igniter electrode to apply the electrical power to a gas within a treatment chamber necessary to create a desired plasma. The plasma, once it is initiated, then is sustained by ...


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Robert W Rigdon: Knee brace for preventing injury from lateral impact. Robert K Stoddard, C Michael Zimmerman, September 2, 1980: US04219892 (75 worldwide citation)

A pair of cuffs are positioned on the thigh and calf respectively adjacent the knee joint. Each of these cuffs encloses and is backed by a fluid-filled chamber made of a flexible resilient material. The inner surface of this chamber is bonded to an elasticized fabric band which encircles the leg and ...


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Anthony C Bonora, Karl Lorenz: Semiconductor wafer polishing machine and wafer carrier therefor. Siltec Corporation, C Michael Zimmerman, March 25, 1980: US04194324 (55 worldwide citation)

A carrier for semiconductor wafers to be polished is described, as well as mounting structure for securing the carrier within a polishing machine. The carrier is a relatively thick metal plate having on one of its faces, a sheet of material to which wafers can be adhered. An annular flange is on its ...


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Charles R Munnerlyn: Optical system for surgical ophthalmic laser instrument. Cooper LaserSonics, C Michael Zimmerman, December 31, 1985: US04561436 (55 worldwide citation)

An optical system for a surgical ophthalmic instrument 10 using a YAG laser reduces the size of the components and facilitates their combination with a binocular microscope 11. A parallel plate beam splitter 22 splits a beam 21 from a visible light He-Ne laser 20 into equal and separated He-Ne beams ...


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William J Stegmeier: Spring clip and molding form utilizing same. C Michael Zimmerman, July 20, 1982: US04340200 (53 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for constructing a molding form for a concrete deck structure is disclosed. U-shaped spring clips secure flexible form boards to vertically anchored support stakes, with a flat side of each form board positioned along a desired border of the concrete. Each spring clip has a pair of arms ...