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Ignaz Schiele, Frank Kozlowski: Method for manufacturing a micromechanical relay. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e V, Dougherty & Associates, December 19, 2000: US06162657 (91 worldwide citation)

A method of producing a micromechanical relay comprises the steps of providing a substrate including a conductive fixed electrode in or on said substrate. A sacrificial layer and a conductive layer are applied and the conductive layer is structured so as to define a beam structure as a movable count ...


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Roland Zengerle, Manfred Stehr, Stephan Messner: Fluid pump. Hahn Schickard Gesellschaft fur angewandte Forschung e V, Dougherty & Associates, August 29, 2000: US06109889 (86 worldwide citation)

A fluid pump has a pump body and a displacer, the displacer and the pump body being implemented such that a pump chamber is defined therebetween, the pump chamber having an inlet opening and an outlet opening, neither the inlet opening nor the outlet opening being provided with a check valve. A driv ...


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Mathias Roth, Hanns Erik Endres, Hans Rolf Trankler: Device for the encapsulated reception of a material. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e V, Dougherty & Associates, September 5, 2000: US06114658 (47 worldwide citation)

An encapsulating device having a material encapsulated therein comprises a asic body provided with a recess for receiving therein the material and formed by microsystem technology in such a way that the material is fully arranged within the recess. A diaphragm extends across the basic body and is im ...


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Glenn F Cueman, William D Hanrahan: Antimicrobial brush. Microban Products Company, Dougherty & Associates, August 29, 2000: US06108847 (34 worldwide citation)

A brush having antimicrobial characteristics that inhibit bacterial growth. The antimicrobial agents, compounds or chemicals are embedded in either the body or bristles or both of the brush. Further, the present invention is a method of manufacturing a brush having antimicrobial characteristics that ...


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Namon B Batts Jr, Randy M Brown: Pneumatic nailer including safety trigger for disabling/enabling operation. Porta Nails, Dougherty & Associates, August 1, 2000: US06095392 (26 worldwide citation)

A pneumatic nailer having a safety mechanism that reduces accidental discharge of nailer is provided. The nailer includes a hollow main body housing having a main pressure chamber in pneumatic communication with a main valve housing. Pressurized gas is injected into main pressure chamber, and a mete ...


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John Argabright: Leg extension machine with upwardly curved tracks. Dougherty & Associates, January 5, 1999: US05855538 (23 worldwide citation)

An exercise device that allows the user to extend each leg separately from a sitting position. A pair of upwardly curved tracks (20) are affixed to horizontal base members (10) by the rear support members (16) and to vertical base members (12) by the top support members (18). Tracks (20) extend upwa ...


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Donald L Shea: Painters aid. Dougherty & Associates, August 22, 2000: US06105816 (23 worldwide citation)

A painter's aid for sealably holding paint and for holding a paint brush having a brush portion and a handle portion. The painter's aid has a base, a wall extending upwardly from the base, the wall comprising a front interior portion, a rear interior portion and a pair of opposing side wall portions ...


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Robert S Watterson III, William D Hanrahan: Antimicrobial fiberglass reinforced plastic composite. Microban Products Company, Dougherty & Associates, July 6, 1999: US05919554 (22 worldwide citation)

A fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) composite having antimicrobial characteristics that inhibit bacterial growth includes a polyester resin composition and an antimicrobial agent incorporated therein. The polyester resin composition includes a polyester resin, high modulus fiber reinforcements, a curin ...


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William A Hall, Arnold Tobler: Apparatus for welding thermoplastic materials. Hall Dielectric Machinery, Dougherty & Associates, January 4, 2000: US06009925 (21 worldwide citation)

An improved apparatus and method for joining two or more thin sheets of thermoplastic materials along a welded seam includes a welding assembly and a means for feeding the thermoplastic sheets to the working area of the welding assembly. The welding assembly includes a heated platen welding press co ...


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Thomas B Burch: Apparatus and method for cutting and treating vegetation. Dougherty & Associates, October 3, 2000: US06125621 (20 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and a method for cutting vegetation and simultaneously treating the remaining stems of the cut vegetation with a treatment fluid. The apparatus includes a mower, a cutting blade drive rotatably mounted on the mower, a blade carrier secured to the rotatable drive, and at least one cuttin ...