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Hung T Vu: Apparatus and method for providing a secure gateway for communication and data exchanges between networks. Milkway Networks Corporation, Ralph H Dougherty, April 22, 1997: US05623601 (684 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for providing a secure firewall between a private network and a public network are disclosed. The apparatus is a gateway station having an operating system that is modified to disable communications packet forwarding, and further modified to process any communications packet ...


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Wayne M Lee: Secure teleprocessing bidding system. Ralph H Dougherty, September 7, 1993: US05243515 (543 worldwide citation)

An improved system and apparatus for conducting secret bidding procedures. The apparatus provides for the reception of bidding data for a particular bid recipient in a particular division of a particular job. Once received, this information is stored and processed electronically. The bid information ...


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Axel Richter: Microminiaturized pump. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e V, Ralph H Dougherty, August 9, 1994: US05336062 (255 worldwide citation)

A microminiaturized pump consists of two superposed, interconnected pump bodies of semiconductor material, which each include electrically conductive regions insulated from one another. At least one of the two pump bodies has a thin, flexible diaphragm having integrated therein at least one check va ...


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Nooral S Abtahi, Grady C Shumate Sr, Waddie Heyward, Hedong Yang: Method and apparatus for confirming the identity of an individual presenting an identification card. Nooral S Abtahi, Ralph H Dougherty, Scott E Hanf, April 16, 1996: US05509083 (140 worldwide citation)

A system for confirming the identity of an individual presenting an identification card includes a card reader, an associated central processing unit, a preselected feature template library associated with the central processing unit, a scanner for scanning preselected portions of an epidermis, such ...


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Glenn F Cueman, Robert S Watterson III: Antimicrobial coating process and product. Clinitex Corporation, Avancer Technologies, Ralph H Dougherty, August 24, 1993: US05238749 (74 worldwide citation)

An improved antimicrobial coated product and a method for coating substrates, the product of which is capable of withstanding high impact, is not subject to corrosion, is resistant to germ retention and transfer, and thus is extremely well suited for the containment of toxic, hazardous, corrosive, a ...


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Dentaro Kaneko, David C Meissner: Method of producing iron using rotary hearth and apparatus. Midrex International B V Rotterdam, Ralph H Dougherty, October 20, 1987: US04701214 (62 worldwide citation)

A method of producing iron from finely divided iron oxide comprising the steps of: mixing iron oxide or iron ore fines with finely divided coal and a binder to form a mixture, agglomerating the mixture by compacting, pelletizing, or briquetting the mixture to form agglomerates or pellets, introducin ...


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Axel Richter, Herrmann Sandmeier: Microminiaturized electrostatic pump. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung E V, Ralph H Dougherty, January 19, 1993: US05180288 (61 worldwide citation)

An electrostatic pump includes two electrodes, which are spaced apart essentially in the pump flow direction and which are adapted to have applied thereto a potential for injecting an ion current flowing between the two electrodes. For further microminiaturization of the pump, the pump includes two ...


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George D Swicegood, Henry L Richbourg Jr: Adjustable flexion-extension hinge for hinged limb immobilizer. Clinitex Corporation, Ralph H Dougherty, March 19, 1991: US05000169 (59 worldwide citation)

A hinged limb immobilizer device for setting and securely maintaining a predefined range of motion for a limb, requires no special tools for installation or adjustment. Limit stops are adjusted by simply loosening the appropriate thumbscrew, and moving the limit stop to the prescribed setting. Separ ...


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Thomas Ratzek: Binding for snowboards. F2 International Ges m b H, Ralph H Dougherty, August 17, 1993: US05236216 (54 worldwide citation)

A binding for snowboards comprises a rotatable base plate (1) which, when mounted, is directly in contact with the surface of the snowboard (25). The base plate (1) includes a circular central opening (2) through which protrudes a circular fastening disc (14) formed with a projecting rim (15) which ...


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Ross F Mainor Jr: Instrument support. Ralph H Dougherty, June 2, 1981: US04270721 (53 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for supporting a surveying instrument and for releasably attaching the instrument to a structural member of a building, which apparatus includes an arm having a clamping device pivotally connected thereto at one end and an instrument connection means at the other end. Alternative embodimen ...