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Jin S Hwang: Self-propelled cleaning machine with fuzzy logic control. Poms Smith Lande & Rose Professional Corporation, October 22, 1996: US05568589 (165 worldwide citation)

A self-propelled cleaning machine for cleaning a floor of a room enclosed by a wall perimeter includes a body having first and second sides and a front. A motor drive causes the body to move over the floor. A cleaning unit is carried by the body for cleaning the floor. First, second and third sensor ...


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Michael Anderson, Donald E Shewmon, Michael L Steen, Martin E Smith: Expandable modular data storage system. StreamLogic Corporation, Poms Smith Lande & Rose Professional Corporation, February 18, 1997: US05604662 (130 worldwide citation)

An expandable modular data storage system including a plurality of data storage devices, a plurality of substantially identical, vertically stackable storage device housings adapted to slidably receive a data storage device, and mechanical connection elements for releasably connecting the top of one ...


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Gregory G Schmidt: Ergonomic utility knife/box cutter and method of making. Pacific Handy Cutter, Poms Smith Lande & Rose Professional Corporation, March 25, 1997: US05613300 (91 worldwide citation)

A utility knife/box cutter includes an ergonomically-shaped handle portion with exterior stippling to provide a good grasp upon the knife. Within the handle portion, a channel member is received in a forwardly extending cavity and movably receives a cutting blade carrier for longitudinal movement re ...


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Herschel Naghi, David E Naghi: Universal AC adaptor for consumer electronics. Poms Smith Lande & Rose Professional Corporation, August 20, 1996: US05547399 (70 worldwide citation)

A universal AC adaptor has a transformer unit for converting standard AC line voltage to DC voltage and a plurality of plugs. Each plug has a flexible lead coupled to an output cord from the transformer unit at a coupler box. The leads allow the plugs to move independently of one another. Each plug ...


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Willis E Bishop, Dennis L Greaver, Jane M Thompson: Sheetstock adapted for use with laser and ink jet printers. Avery Dennison, Poms Smith Lande & Rose Professional Corporation, November 5, 1996: US05571587 (55 worldwide citation)

Sheetstock including a relatively thin portion on at least one of the longitudinal edges for facilitating use of the sheetstock in an ink jet or laser printer. The relatively thin portion may be easily removed after printing. Also, the sheetstock may be divided into a number of portions which may be ...


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Carl Pridonoff, Kenneth Tarlow: Single cup disposable coffee brewing device. Marathon Partners, Poms Smith Lande & Rose Professional Corporation, February 25, 1997: US05605710 (51 worldwide citation)

A single cup disposable coffee brewing device foldable from a generally flat position to an unfolded position. The device has a coffee filter on the interior and a cardboard main body portion on the exterior and can be placed on top of a cup or mug. Coffee grounds are disposed in the filter and hot ...


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William C Athas, Lars G Svensson: Highly efficient, complementary, resonant pulse generation. University of Southern California, Poms Smith Lande & Rose Professional Corporation, September 24, 1996: US05559478 (49 worldwide citation)

A power source, inductor and clamping device coupled to generate substantially sinusoidal drive pulses. The power source has an output capacitance. The inductor is connected to the power source and to the load to be driven. In combination with the inductor, the output capacitance of the power source ...


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Edward E Horton: Deep water offshore apparatus. Deep Oil Technology, Poms Smith Lande & Rose Professional Corporation, September 24, 1996: US05558467 (44 worldwide citation)

A deep water offshore apparatus for use in oil drilling and production in which an upper buoyant hull of prismatic shape is provided with a passage longitudinally extending through the hull in which risers run down to the sea floor, the bottom of the hull being located at a selected depth dependent ...


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Richard J Richardson, Charles E Crown: Product advance mechanism. Anthony s Manufacturing Company, Poms Smith Lande & Rose Professional Corporation, February 25, 1997: US05605237 (36 worldwide citation)

A product advance mechanism is described and includes a product contact element for contacting a product and for moving so as to push the product. A track is included for supporting and guiding the product contact element as the contact element moves. A bias element biases the product contact elemen ...


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Edward E Horton: Offshore apparatus and method for oil operations. Deep Oil Technology, Poms Smith Lande & Rose Professional Corporation, March 11, 1997: US05609442 (30 worldwide citation)

An offshore apparatus and method for oil operations at a deep water well site wherein a lower hull includes a pontoon portion providing a large water plane area and also includes an upwardly facing body opening, an upper hull is fabricated within said body opening in fully telescoped relation therew ...