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Kyoichi Suwa: Focusing and tilting adjustment system for lithography aligner, manufacturing apparatus or inspection apparatus. Nikon Precision, Norman R Klivans, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, October 20, 1998: US05825043 (914 worldwide citation)

Improvements in a focusing apparatus having an objective optical system for optically manufacturing a workpiece, forming a desired pattern on a surface of a workpiece or inspecting a pattern on a workpiece and used to adjust the state of focusing between the surface of the workpiece and the objectiv ...


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Kyoichi Suwa: Projection exposure apparatus and method with workpiece area detection. Nikon Precision, Norman R Klivans, Mark E Schmidt, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, February 20, 2001: US06191429 (526 worldwide citation)

Improvements in a focusing apparatus having an objective optical system for optically manufacturing a workpiece, forming a desired pattern on a surface of a workpiece or inspecting a pattern on a workpiece and used to adjust the state of focusing between the surface of the workpiece and the objectiv ...


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Martin E Lee: Guideless stage with isolated reaction stage. Nikon Precision, Norman R Klivans, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, June 18, 1996: US05528118 (413 worldwide citation)

A guideless stage for aligning a wafer in a microlithography system is disclosed, and a reaction frame is disclosed which isolates both external vibrations as well as vibrations caused by reaction forces from an object stage. In the guideless stage an object stage is disclosed for movement in at lea ...


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Maciej J Kieturakis: Surgical instrument and method for intraluminal retraction of an anatomic structure. Archimedes Surgical, Norman R Klivans, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, September 24, 1996: US05558665 (406 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method for retracting or repositioning a distal anatomic structure (organ) having a lumen (cavity) by remote manipulation. The method includes advancing the distal end of a flexible variform intraluminal member in a linear shape through a lumen (i.e., the esophagus) in the body to ...


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W Thomas Novak, Zahirudeen Premji, Uday G Nayak, Akimitsu Ebihara: Precision motion stage with single guide beam and follower stage. Nikon Precision, Norman R Klivans, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, April 29, 1997: US05623853 (402 worldwide citation)

An XY stage for precision movement for use in aligning a wafer in a microlithography system. A main stage supporting the wafer straddles a movable beam that is magnetically driven in a first linear direction in the XY plane. A follower stage, mechanically independent of the main stage, also moves in ...


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Martin E Lee: Window frame-guided stage mechanism. Nikon Corporation, Norman R Klivans, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, February 23, 1999: US05874820 (397 worldwide citation)

A guided stage mechanism suitable for supporting a reticle in a photolithography machine includes a stage movable in the X-Y directions on a base. Laterally surrounding the stage is a rectangular window frame guide which is driven in the X-axis direction on two fixed guides by means of motor coils o ...


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Stephen M Trimberger, Richard A Carberry, Robert Anders Johnson, Jennifer Wong: Time multiplexed programmable logic device. Xilinx, Jeanette S Harms, Norman R Klivans, July 8, 1997: US05646545 (341 worldwide citation)

A programmable logic device (PLD) comprises a plurality of configurable logic blocks (CLBs), an interconnect structure for interconnecting the CLBs, and a plurality of programmable logic elements for configuring the CLBs and the interconnect structure. Each CLB includes a combinational element and a ...


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Maciej J Kieturakis: Surgical method for intraluminally plicating a fundus of a patient. Archimedes Surgical, Norman R Klivans, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, August 4, 1998: US05787897 (321 worldwide citation)

An instrument and method for retracting or repositioning a distal anatomic structure (organ) having a lumen (cavity) by remote manipulation. The method includes advancing the distal end of a flexible variform intraluminal member in a linear shape through a lumen (i.e., the esophagus) in the body to ...


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Maciej J Kieturakis: Endoscopic surgical gripping instrument with universal joint jaw coupler. Archimedes Surgical, Norman R Klivans, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, May 19, 1998: US05752973 (262 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for gripping tissue in an endoscopic workspace. The instrument has an elongate introducer sleeve extending along a primary axis. An articulating jaw assembly is coupled to the distal end of the introducer sleeve with a ball and socket-type joint that provides jaws that open and ...


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Eric Fraser Morrison: Method and apparatus for encoding and storing audio/video information for subsequent predetermined retrieval. Command Audio Corporation, Norman R Klivans, Glen B Choi, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, September 29, 1998: US05815671 (257 worldwide citation)

An entertainment service consists of program material which is encoded, supplied and stored in receivers for later retrieval at the convenience of a subscriber or user. A number of unique options are available and include a format for the presentation of audio/video commercials and other message mat ...