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Karin Buettner Janz, Bernd Derr, Klaus Peter Erkel, Hans Joachim Helisch, Kurt Schellnack, Roland Schumann: Intervertebral disc endoprosthesis. Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin, Jordan and Hamburg, July 26, 1988: US04759766 (614 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral disc endoprothesis comprises two symmetrical, concave end plates with an intermediate convex spacing piece. The end plates and the spacing piece have a plane guide rim. The end plates either have an edge shoulder or an annular groove for a toroid provided on the spacing piece. Alte ...


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Masahiro Hamano: Electronic gaming machine. Takasago Electric, Jordan and Hamburg, April 27, 1993: US05205555 (524 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an electronic gaming machine, in which after a game is executed by betting playing mediums such as tokens, the number of playing mediums to be paid is determined in response to the result of game. The electronic gaming machine includes a plurality of reels, and when ...


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Shunro Tachibana, Uichi Shibata: Endermic application kits for external medicines. Shunro Tachibana, Meiji Seika Kaisha, Jordan and Hamburg, September 4, 1990: US04953565 (515 worldwide citation)

An endermic application kit for external medicines comprises a container for retaining liquid containing drug, a device for supplying the liquid containing drug into the container, a drug permeable layer attached to the container to cover a bottom opening of the container, and an ultrasonic oscillat ...


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Yoichi Okuda, Koichi Ozaki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Keiichi Yoshida, Junichi Sasa: Progressive gaming system. Konami, Jordan and Hamburg, May 1, 2001: US06224484 (498 worldwide citation)

A progressive gaming system comprises a plurality of gaming machines, each of which is constructed to perform a predetermined main game in response to an operation of a player and gives a prize to the player when a winning combination is formed in the main game; and a progressive unit for counting a ...


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Ketsu Oh: Motion-controlled video entertainment system. Konami, Jordan and Hamburg, April 1, 1997: US05616078 (482 worldwide citation)

A motion-controlled video entertainment system includes markers to be attached at a specified position on a player; a detector operable to detect threo-dimensional positions of the markers; a calculator operable to calculate posture parameters of the player based on the detected three-dimensional po ...


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Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Isao Matsuoka, Yoichi Okuda: Gaming apparatus and method that indicates odds for winning card hands. Konami, Jordan and Hamburg, October 19, 1999: US05967894 (314 worldwide citation)

An image display game apparatus has a display screen which displays randomly selected five cards with their faces up. Based on the player's evaluation of the cards, the player selectively presses a first group of push buttons to select unwanted cards and indicate replacement of the cards. When the p ...


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Makoto Tokunaga: Lighting unit. Inoue Denki Co, Jordan and Hamburg, December 20, 1994: US05375043 (302 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a lighting unit of an indirect type, capable of varying the luminance and color of illumination with respect to a target to be lit thereby ensuring an effective display of the target, and further capable of using itself as a display unit. The lighting unit comprises a light guide plate ...


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Katsuji Okumura: Multiple robot control system using grid coordinate system for tracking and completing travel over a mapped region containing obstructions. Automax Kabushiki Kaisha, Jordan and Hamburg, June 16, 1987: US04674048 (257 worldwide citation)

A control system for a mobile robot calculates the instantaneous position of the robot, and sequentially stores data representative of the respective robot positions. The system studies and stores a range which the robot is to travel, and calculates a running pattern of the robot in the specific ran ...


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Fuminori Suzuki, Singo Ichikawa: DC-to-DC Voltage converter. Citizen Watch Company, Jordan and Hamburg, May 29, 1984: US04451743 (256 worldwide citation)

A DC-to-DC voltage converter is disclosed for converting the voltage from a battery to provide a power supply voltage whose value can be equal to the battery voltage multiplied by or divided by a non-integral factor, e.g. 2/3. The converter operates on the principle of capacitor charge switching, an ...


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Kusuo Matsumoto, Shiro Majima: Bingo game machine. Konami, Jordan and Hamburg, May 26, 1998: US05755619 (244 worldwide citation)

A bingo game machine, in which a plurality of randomly selected special signs are compared with signs on a bingo card and a winner of a game is decided in accordance with correspondence of the signs, includes: a display unit which displays a bingo card image including squares arranged in a matrix an ...



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