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John W Brantigan: Prosthetic implant for intervertebral spinal fusion. Hill Steadman & Simpson, June 20, 1995: US05425772 (619 worldwide citation)

Block or plug implants provide weight-bearing support for adjacent vertebrae in a vertebral column while allowing sufficient area between and beside the plugs for packing of autologous bone graft to allow bony healing and fusion. The plugs have a laterally directed slot to allow ingrowth of blood su ...


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Manfred Pfeiler, Konrad Mund, Walter Preidel, Goesta Sjoeholm: System for infusion of medicine into the body of a patient. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Hill Steadman & Simpson, September 24, 1996: US05558640 (351 worldwide citation)

A system for infusing medicine into the body of a patient includes an implantable infusion apparatus containing a dosing unit with a reservoir for the medicine and a medicine delivery pump for pumping doses of the medicine from the reservoir into the patient. The infusion apparatus also includes a s ...


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Jim Albrecht: Card dispensing shoe having a counting device and method of using the same. Hill Steadman & Simpson, December 20, 1994: US05374061 (326 worldwide citation)

A system which uses a specially coded deck of cards indicating the value and suit of the card or a value related to the count of the card as well as whether the card belongs to a particular set of cards senses the code on the card and sends the detected signal to a processor. The processor determine ...


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Brigitte Stroetmann, Konrad Mund, Siegfried Kallert: Method and apparatus for detecting a state of imminent cardiac arrhythmia in response to a nerve signal from the autonomic nerve system to the heart, and for administrating anti-arrhythmia therapy in response thereto. Pacesetter, Hill Steadman & Simpson, August 19, 1997: US05658318 (277 worldwide citation)

A device for detecting a state of imminent cardiac arrhythmia, relative to a normal state for a heart, in response to activity in nerve signals conveying information from the autonomic nerve system to the heart, contains a sensor body for sensing neural activity, a comparator with a threshold value ...


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Brigitte Stroetmann, Nils Holmstrom, Siegfried Kallert, Staffan Bowald: Method and apparatus for cardiac therapy by stimulation of a physiological representative of the parasympathetic nervous system. Pacesetter, Hill Steadman & Simpson, November 26, 1996: US05578061 (260 worldwide citation)

A device for heart therapy has a tacharrythmia detector unit, a control unit and a current generator. The current generator controlled by the control unit emits via an electrode system a first, pulsed current to a physiological representative of the parasympathetic nervous system in order to activat ...


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Rudiger Hillmann, Thomas Fuchs: Arrangement for printer equipment for monitoring reservoirs that contain printing medium. Mannesmann, Hill Steadman & Simpson, November 15, 1994: US05365312 (256 worldwide citation)

Reservoirs (11, 12) for printing equipment whether they are ink reservoirs, inked ribbon cassettes or toner reservoirs comprise an electronic memory means (14) in the form of a chip in which information about the current fill status of the reservoir and/or other status data, for example expiration d ...


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Hitoshi Inoue: Transmitting, receiving, and automatic recording system for programs with time and channel information. Sony Corporation, Hill Steadman & Simpson, March 16, 1993: US05195134 (236 worldwide citation)

Scrambled video and audio signals of programs are transmitted from a transmitting system via a communication satellite to a receiving system. The audio signal contains channel, start/end time, and standard time information of the programs. The receiving system has a calendar for generating time info ...


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Ralf Sutter, Lutz Beerstecher, David Hruza, Raimund Stetter Alle, Karl Trackl: Cassette for treating medical instruments. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Hill Steadman & Simpson, August 6, 1996: US05543119 (234 worldwide citation)

A cassette for the acceptance of medical instruments, and preferably dental instruments, to enable a hygienic treatment of the instruments when the cassette is placed into a chamber of an apparatus that is capable of being closed pressure-tight. The cassette contains at least one adapter for holding ...


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Volker Probst, Joerk Rimmasch, Hauke Harms: Solar cell with chalcopyrite absorber layer. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Hill Steadman & Simpson, May 6, 1997: US05626688 (226 worldwide citation)

A substrate-independent manufacturing method for a solar cell with chalcopyrite absorber layer (4, 5) is proposed wherein a desired alkali content is obtained in the finished absorber layer by dosed addition of Na, K, or Li during the manufacturing process. An additional drive-in of alkali ions from ...


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Kazuhiro Noda, Shinji Nakamua, Hisao Hayashi, Hisashi Kadota: Active-matrix substrate. Sony Corporation, Hill Steadman & Simpson, December 17, 1996: US05585951 (225 worldwide citation)

An active-matrix substrate has a layered structure in which an upper region including a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged in a matrix and a lower region including a plurality of thin film transistors for driving the individual pixel electrodes are overlapped on each other. A planarization layer ...