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Robert O Stuart, Scott P Stuart, Don Hornback: Directory assistance system and method utilizing a speech recognition system and a live operator. USADA, Liell & McNeil, June 5, 2001: US06243684 (172 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus utilizes a personal speech recognition system to enable directory assistance operators to retrieve customer requested information from a listing database based upon a voiced inquiry by the operator. Instead of requiring an operator to interpret a calling customer's reques ...


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Kent M Samuelson, Kevin T Stone: Neck length measuring device and method of using same for implanting a hip prosthesis. Biomet, Liell & McNeil, August 11, 1998: US05792143 (152 worldwide citation)

A method of implanting a hip prosthesis includes utilization of a device at the implantation site to confirm that the femoral prosthesis will have a neck length corresponding to a preoperative plan. First, a desired neck size for the femoral prosthesis is determined. Then, the femoral prosthesis is ...


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Michael C Moran, Robert Border: Pin placement guide and method of making a bone entry hole for implantation of an intramedullary nail. Biomet, Liell & McNeil, April 21, 1998: US05741266 (132 worldwide citation)

In a method of making an entry hole for implanting a retrograde humeral nail across a fracture in a humerus comprises the initial step of providing a pin placement guide having a base with a bone contact surface and a guide portion attached to the base. A guide bore with a guide axis extends through ...


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William H Lane, Randy N Peterson, Aaron L Smith, Scott T White, Daniel J Learned: Combustion exhaust purification system and method. Caterpillar, Liell & McNeil, June 4, 1996: US05522218 (120 worldwide citation)

The present invention is particularly well suited for purifying exhaust from relatively large lean burn diesel engines. A computer controlled injector intermittently injects an optimal amount of NOx reducing fluid into the exhaust passageway from the engine. The optimal amount corresponds to an amou ...


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Kirk J Bailey: Bone stabilization implant having a bone plate portion with integral cable clamping means. Biomet, Liell & McNeil, March 4, 1997: US05607430 (90 worldwide citation)

A bone stabilization implant comprises a single piece of material machined to include a bone plate portion having a length with a center line, a bone contact surface and an outer surface. The bone plate portion has a plurality of openings extending through the outer surface and the bone contact surf ...


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Robert Oden Stuart, Scott Patterson Stuart, Robert Oden Stuart II: Method and apparatus for agent forcing and call distribution for large team call servicing. Six Sigma, Liell & McNeil, October 28, 2003: US06639982 (72 worldwide citation)

The present invention finds particular applicability for use with large call centers. Force managers are continuously searching for ways to increase the efficiency of their agents. In response to this need, the present invention provides a method of dynamically adjusting work force configuration, su ...


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Michael D Anderson, Dennis H Gibson, Gregory W Hefler, Dale C Maley, Ronald D Shinogle, Mark F Sommars: Hydraulically-actuated fuel injector with direct control needle valve. Caterpillar, Liell & McNeil, December 16, 1997: US05697342 (62 worldwide citation)

A hydraulically actuated fuel injector includes an injector body having a needle control chamber, a nozzle chamber, and a nozzle outlet that opens to the nozzle chamber. Fuel within the injector is hydraulically pressurized during each injection cycle. A needle valve is positioned to reciprocate in ...


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Gary Coonan, Gary L Mayes, Donald Ray Reckelhoff: Vertically adjustable mobile computer workstation. Stinger, Liell & McNeil, May 28, 2002: US06394402 (59 worldwide citation)

A vertically adjustable mobile computer workstation includes a first arm which has an upper end and a lower end. Attached to the upper end of the first arm is at least one platform. A second arm includes an upper end and a lower end. The lower end of the first arm and the upper end of the second arm ...


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Robert O Stuart, Scott P Stuart: System and method for providing a service to a customer via a communication link. Liell & McNeil, March 15, 2005: US06868154 (54 worldwide citation)

A system and a method for providing a service begins when a customer establishes a communication link, such as a telecommunications link, with a service provider, such as directory assistance. An exchange of information occurs, and a service, such as a telephone number or catalog order, is provided ...


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Shikui K Chen, Gregory W Hefler: Hydraulically-actuated fuel injector with direct control needle valve. Caterpillar, Liell & McNeil, April 14, 1998: US05738075 (53 worldwide citation)

A hydraulically actuated fuel injector includes an injector body having an actuation fluid inlet and a needle control chamber. A hydraulic means within the injector pressurizes fuel in the injector body. The hydraulic means includes an actuation fluid control valve having a solenoid and is movable t ...