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Panayotis C Andricacos, Kirk G Berridge, John O Dukovic, Matteo Flotta, Jose Ordonez, Helmut R Poweleit, Jeffrey S Richter, Lubomyr T Romankiw, Otto P Schick, Frank Spera, Kwong Hon Wong: Vertical paddle plating cell. International Business Machines Corporation, Stephen S Strunck, Francis L Conte, May 14, 1996: US05516412 (166 worldwide citation)

An electroplating cell includes a floor, ceiling, front wall, and back wall forming a box having first and second opposite open ends. A rack for supporting an article to be electroplated is removably positioned vertically to close the first open end and includes a thief laterally surrounding the art ...


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Michael P Goldowsky: Linear pump. International Business Machines Corporation, Francis L Conte, July 20, 1999: US05924975 (137 worldwide citation)

A linear pump includes a housing having a bore and axially spaced apart inlet and outlet. A first check valve is joined to the housing for controlling flow of fluid through the bore. A piston is disposed coaxially in the housing bore for axial translation therein and includes a piston bore and axial ...


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James E Eiswerth: Tip cap for a rotor blade and method of replacement. General Electric Company, Francis L Conte, Derek P Lawrence, June 28, 1983: US04390320 (112 worldwide citation)

A tip cap for a rotor blade which includes at least one radially extending rib having an abrasive coating thereon for providing a close clearance seal between the rotor blade and the surrounding shroud and also for cleaning the shroud of deposits of material thereon. The tip cap can include a coolin ...


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Robert W Paterson, Werner B Stephan: Modular cabinet bezel. AT&T Global Information Solutions Company, Francis L Conte, August 20, 1996: US05547272 (111 worldwide citation)

A modular bezel for the front side of a cabinet includes a bezel frame fixedly joinable to the cabinet, with the frame including a plurality of windows therethrough for providing access into the cabinet. A face panel is sized to cover at least one of the frame windows, and is removably fixedly joina ...


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Sri M Sri Jayantha: Safe-snap computer cable. International Business Machines Corporation, Francis L Conte, August 24, 1999: US05941729 (110 worldwide citation)

An electrical cable for a portable computer includes a plurality of electrical leads bound together in a flexible sheath. A first snap connector is joined to the leads. A second snap connector is complementary to the first snap connector and is connected thereto for establishing electrical connectio ...


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Mark Shi Wang: Line focus barcode scanner. NCR Corporation, Francis L Conte, June 22, 1999: US05914477 (100 worldwide citation)

A barcode scanner includes a light source for producing a scan line of light on a 2-D barcode along one of the two axes thereof. The scan line is scanned across the barcode along the other axis to effect a scanning band extending over the barcode in both of the two axes. Light reflected from the bar ...


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Sanford Reich, Edward Theodore Bullister: Physiological heart pump control. Apex Medical, Francis L Conte, September 23, 2003: US06623420 (100 worldwide citation)

A blood pump is joined in parallel flow between the left ventricle and aorta of a patient's heart. The pump includes an inlet pressure sensor and cooperating controller for measuring inlet pressure to the pump to control operation thereof. The controller adjusts speed of the pump in a closed lo ...


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Hong Tang, Barry M Mergenthaler, Paul O Detwiler, Charles R Copus: Multiside coverage optical scanner. NCR Corporation, Francis L Conte, March 23, 1999: US05886336 (98 worldwide citation)

An optical scanner includes a housing having first and second obliquely adjoining windows. Disposed in the housing is a laser for projecting a laser beam against a rotatable spinner having a plurality of mirrored facets for sequentially reflecting the laser beam to effect a scan beam. A plurality of ...


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Malcolm H Knapp: Bearing support. General Electric Company, Francis L Conte, Jerome C Squillaro, October 10, 1989: US04872767 (89 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a compact support for a bearing associated with a rotating member such as a shaft of a gas turbine engine. The bearing support has one or more circumferential leaf spring elements which provide radially resilient support for the shaft while being axially stiff to reduce axial ...