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Mark H Wholey, Mark L Nagurka, Robert S Katz: Method and apparatus for dilating blood vessels. Richard V Westerhoff, Arnold B Silverman, February 9, 1988: US04723549 (787 worldwide citation)

A catheter for dilating occluded or stenotic blood vessels includes a collapsible filter device disposed between a dilating balloon and the distal end of the catheter. The collapsible filter device comprises a plurality of resilient ribs secured to the catheter at or adjacent the distal end thereof ...


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Valentine J Hemmer: Socket and pin contacts for coaxial cable. The Bendix Corporation, Richard V Westerhoff, Raymond J Eifler, Charles D Lacina, July 28, 1981: US04280749 (186 worldwide citation)

An electrical contact for a coaxial cable (3) includes a tubular shell (17, 35) forming an outer contact element (19, 37) and an inner socket (13) or pin (31) type contact element having a pair of laterally spaced resilient fingers (49, 63) housed in a tubular insulator (15, 33). As the tubular insu ...


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Edward M Kandefer, James R Mosenfelder: Generating speech from digitally stored coarticulated speech segments. Sound Entertainment, Richard V Westerhoff, October 6, 1992: US05153913 (95 worldwide citation)

Coarticulated speech segment data are extracted from spoken carrier syllables and digitally compressed for storage using adaptive differential pulse code modulation (ADPCM). Beginning seed quantization and PCM values are generated for each coarticulated speech segment and stored together with the AD ...


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James F Antaki, Joel S Greenberger, John A Holmes, Philip Schauer: Apparatus and a method for automatically introducing implants into soft tissue with adjustable spacing. University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Richard V Westerhoff, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, August 7, 2001: US06270472 (90 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method for depositing multiple implants carrying radioactive isotopes, pharmalogical agents or transgenes, in soft tissue including tumors and organs with precise, selectable spacing between implants includes an introducer in the form of a tube which is inserted into the soft tissue ...


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Jerry R Salandro: Signal router with cross-point view graphical interface. Iris Technologies, Richard V Westerhoff, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, February 11, 2003: US06519540 (74 worldwide citation)

A computer controlled signal router has a graphical user interface which pictorially represents the source channels and destination channels as intersecting, perpendicular sets of stripes with the intersections representing the switches of a cross-point switching matrix. Multiple signal channels are ...


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Anthony Domian: Protective enclosure for electrical outlets. Richard V Westerhoff, April 10, 1990: US04915638 (49 worldwide citation)

A box-like cover is hinged to a base plate to form a protective enclosure for electrical outlets. An integral cantilevered locking tab is formed by a spaced pair of slots extending inward from the edge of the cover through which cords plugged into the outlet pass. A hook member on the end of the can ...


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Shan C Sun, John S Wargo, James P Garitty: Electric power system with remote monitoring and control of protective relays. ABB Power T & D Company, Richard V Westerhoff, November 20, 1990: US04972290 (48 worldwide citation)

Monitoring and control of analog electromechanical protective relays and digital mcroprocessor based relays is integrated through a system including slave stations which record and time tag contact activity at each of the analog relays. The slave stations continuously retain digital samples of a pre ...


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Jerry R Salandro: Routing switcher. IRIS Technologies, Richard V Westerhoff, September 1, 1992: US05144548 (42 worldwide citation)

A computer routing band switcher is controlled by icons on a display screen which are programmable to represent any one of a number of devices, which can have multiple inputs and outputs, connected to a cross-point switching matrix. Routing is implemented by selection through use of a touch screen o ...


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Aubrey C Briggs, Richard D Nathenson: Apparatus for excavating soil and the like using supersonic jets. ACB Technology, Richard V Westerhoff, June 26, 1990: US04936031 (42 worldwide citation)

A "soft excavator" utilizes supersonic jets of air to loosen and remove soil and the like without damage to utility lines and other "hard" buried objects. A pair of digger nozzles, each mounted at an angle to the axis of the tubular support shaft which in turn is mounted for planetary motion on a dr ...


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Herbert V Dutt: Closure system. Continental Plastics, Richard V Westerhoff, David V Radack, June 4, 1991: US05020682 (39 worldwide citation)

A closure system comprising a container having a neck with external threads thereon and a cap having an end wall, an annular skirt and a dispensing opening extending through the end wall. The skirt has internal threads complimentary to the external threads on the container neck for selectively screw ...