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Piran Sioshansi, Eric J Tobin, John E Barry, Robert S Farivar: Bactericidal coatings for implants. Spire Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, John V Lahive & Cockfield Bianco, December 12, 1995: US05474797 (101 worldwide citation)

Polymeric implants provided with coatings of bactericidal compounds in the form of ionized atoms by a vapor process. The polymeric implants include products designed to penetrate or enter the body, such as catheters, shunts connectors and the like. Coatings of bactericidal compounds on the polymeric ...


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Raymond J Bricault Jr, John E Barry, Piran Sioshansi: Catheter having a long-lasting antimicrobial surface treatment. Spire Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, John V Lahive & Cockfield Bianco, May 28, 1996: US05520664 (98 worldwide citation)

Catheters including at least one component having a tissue interfacing surface characterized by a substantially nonleaching surface treatment of antimicrobial metal. The component can be a subcutaneous cuff, and the antimicrobial metal can be silver. The process for implanting the silver atoms can i ...


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Mohammad Farivar, Piran Sioshansi: Metallized polymeric implant with ion embedded coating. Spire Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, John V Lahive & Cockfield Bianco, November 21, 1995: US05468562 (55 worldwide citation)

Surface metallized polymeric implants, such as cannula, needles, catheters, connectors and the like, a dry coating method therefor and apparatus to accomplish the same are disclosed. The metallization of the implants is intended to improve their biocompatibility and to reduce infusion-associated phl ...


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John E Barry, Piran Sioshansi: Infection resistant medical devices and process. Spire Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, John V Lahive & Cockfield Bianco, February 20, 1996: US05492763 (47 worldwide citation)

A medical device provided with a subsurface bacteriostatic/bactericidal stratum to a predetermined depth is disclosed. The bacteriostatic/bactericidal stratum is introduced into the medical device by ion implantation of sufficient concentration to impart thereto the desired bacteriostatic/bactericid ...


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Laurence S Gillick, Robert S Roth: System for processing a succession of utterances spoken in continuous or discrete form. Dragon Systems, Thomas J Engellenner, John V Lahive & Cockfield Bianco, June 11, 1996: US05526463 (46 worldwide citation)

The system of the invention relates to continuous speech pre-filtering systems for use in discrete and continuous speech recognition computer systems. The speech to be recognized is converted from utterances to frame data sets, which frame data sets are smoothed to generate a smooth frame model over ...


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Nader M Kalkhoran, Fereydoon Namavar: Multi-band spectroscopic photodetector array. Spire Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, John V Lahive & Cockfield Bianco, September 30, 1997: US05671914 (44 worldwide citation)

A multi-band spectroscopic photodetector array including a substrate having a buried insulator layer in the substrate for electrically isolating a lower section of the substrate located below the insulator layer form an upper section of the substrate located above the insulator layer; and a pluralit ...


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Nader M Kalkhoran, Fereydoon Namavar: Wavelength selective photodetector. Spire Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, John V Lahive & Cockfield Bianco, March 10, 1998: US05726440 (33 worldwide citation)

A wavelength selective photodetector including: a substrate having a buried insulator layer for electrically isolating a lower section of the substrate located below the insulator layer from an upper section of the substrate located above the insulator layer; and a photon detector formed on the uppe ...


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Steven A Lis: An interferometric measuring system having temperature compensation and improved optical configurations. Sparta, Thomas J Engellenner, John V Lahive & Cockfield Bianco, July 16, 1996: US05537209 (29 worldwide citation)

An improved interferometric measuring system wherein the system projects a first beam of light at a first measurement wavelength along a reference path to a reference reflector and a second beam of light at a second measurement wavelength along a measurement path to a measurement reflector, and dete ...