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Charles J Cohen, Glenn Beach, Brook Cavell, Gene Foulk, Charles J Jacobus, Jay Obermark, George Paul: Gesture-controlled interfaces for self-service machines and other applications. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, December 2, 2008: US07460690 (394 worldwide citation)

A gesture recognition interface for use in controlling self-service machines and other devices is disclosed. A gesture is defined as motions and kinematic poses generated by humans, animals, or machines. Specific body features are tracked, and static and motion gestures are interpreted. Motion gestu ...


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Mark H Falahee: Intervertebral cage designs. U S Spinal Technologies, Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, June 19, 2007: US07232463 (176 worldwide citation)

Cage systems that improve upon the prior art in various ways. In the preferred embodiments, devices are radiolucent, with markers, thereby allowing visualization of placement without excessive obscuration. Devices according to the invention eliminate multiple steps, instruments and trays, while bein ...


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Bret A Ferree: Methods and apparatus for preventing the migration of intradiscal devices. Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, March 4, 2008: US07338525 (85 worldwide citation)

Barriers are used to hold prosthetic components, including intradiscal devices, in position while allowing natural movement within a “safe zone.” In the preferred embodiments, the barrier is in the form of a “buttress” plate coupled to a controlled linkage that prevents the device from moving into a ...


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Bret A Ferree: Biaxial artificial disc replacement. Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, September 11, 2007: US07267688 (63 worldwide citation)

An artificial disc replacement (ADR) is designed to protect a cushioning component from excessive force. Physical features on the front and back of the ADR enable the device to replicate the normal movements of the spine through predetermined, limited, movements of the endplate components relative t ...


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Bret A Ferree, Timothy L Ferree: Prosthetic components with contained compressible resilient members. Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, June 26, 2007: US07235102 (56 worldwide citation)

One or more rigid components associated with an articulating bone are used to encase, encapsulate, contain, or otherwise protect a compressible/resilient member. The embodiments are applicable not only to artificial disc replacement (ADR) devices, but also to joint situations including total knee an ...


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Bret A Ferree: Artificial disc replacement (ADR) using elastic tether member. Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, November 6, 2007: US07291171 (55 worldwide citation)

Artificial disc (ADR) and joint replacement components, particularly those associated with the knee and hip, use compressible, resilient materials to approximate natural kinematics, often in conjunction with elastic or spring components to tether articulating components to avoid dislocation, excessi ...


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Douglas H Werner, Douglas J Kern: Synthesis of metamaterial ferrites for RF applications using electromagnetic bandgap structures. The Penn State Research Foundation, Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, August 14, 2007: US07256753 (38 worldwide citation)

By configuring a high impedance frequency selective surface (HZ-FSS) structure for the appropriate values of surface impedance (surface resistance and surface reactance), a high frequency artificial ferrite metamaterial can be synthesized with almost any desired value of real and imaginary permeabil ...


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Douglas H Werner, Thomas N Jackson, Gareth J Knowles: Pixelized frequency selective surfaces for reconfigurable artificial magnetically conducting ground planes. The Penn State Research Foundation, Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, September 2, 2008: US07420524 (28 worldwide citation)

A reconfigurable frequency selective surface (FSS) includes a plurality of conducting patches supported on the surface of a dielectric layer, with selectable electrical interconnections between the conducting patches so as to provide a desired characteristic. The reconfigurable FSS can be used in a ...


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Atsushi Watanabe, Harsha Badarinarayan, Jonathan Borg, Donald J McCune, Takuya Shiraishi, Atsushi Hohkita, Masahiro Soma, Hiroaki Saeki: Method and apparatus for attenuating fuel pump noise in a direct injection internal combustion chamber. Hitachi, Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, August 5, 2008: US07406946 (26 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for attenuating fuel pump noise in a direct injection internal combustion engine. In one proposal, the direct injection fuel nozzle is suspended from a fuel rail in a fashion that avoids direct metal-to-metal contact between the injector and the engine block. The direct inject ...


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Joong K Lee: Linear and rotational inductive position sensor. KSR Technologies Co, Gifford Krass Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, November 11, 2008: US07449878 (19 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for providing a signal related to a position of a part comprises an exciter coil, and a receiver coil disposed proximate to the exciter coil. The exciter coil generates magnetic flux when the exciter coil is energized by a source of electrical energy, such as an alternating current sour ...