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Gerard K O Neill: Satellite-based vehicle position determining system. Robbins & Laramie, November 16, 1982: US04359733 (171 worldwide citation)

A system for determining the positions of a plurality of vehicles traveling on or above a defined sector of the earth's surface comprises a transponder carried by each vehicle for transmitting a uniquely coded beacon signal in response to a general interrogation signal, at least three repeater-carry ...


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Pierre G Steiner: Tar-free smoking devices. Robbins & Laramie, October 2, 1984: US04474191 (162 worldwide citation)

Disposable smoking devices disclosed in a variety of pipe, cigarette or cigar configurations, and designed to totally suppress the inhalation by the user of the toxic substances contained in tobacco smoke. This goal is achieved by keeping the air-intake channel separated from the combustion chamber ...


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Akira Konishi, Teruo Wakano: Semiconductor device and its manufacture. Dai Ichi Seiko, Robbins & Laramie, April 18, 1989: US04823234 (157 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor device of the kind wherein one or more semiconductor chips are housed in a plug-in type package. The package is being molded with a printed wiring substrate, head portions of terminals, and a heat sink for semiconductor chip attachment as an integral part of the package. The one surf ...


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Maxwell A Helfgott, Gerald N Helfgott: Ophthalmic surgical instrument with beveled tip. Robbins & Laramie, July 23, 1985: US04530356 (89 worldwide citation)

A surgical instrument for ophthalmic use comprises a rigid outer tubular member and a rigid inner tubular member which is axially slidable within the outer tubular member. The outer tubular member has a closed distal end which is beveled at an oblique angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of t ...


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Dennis D Doblar, John C Hinkle: Rotary valve especially useful in a medical system including a flow-directed venous catheter. Robbins & Laramie, August 9, 1983: US04397335 (68 worldwide citation)

A rotary valve, especially designed for use in medical systems, has an arrangement of passageways in its rotary valve plug and ports in its housing that permit manual manipulation of the valve to switch the medical system from monitoring pulmonary artery pressure to measuring central venous pressure ...


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Gerard K O Neill, Leslie O Snively: Satellite-based position determining and message transfer system with monitoring of link quality. Geostar Corporation, Robbins & Laramie, May 10, 1988: US04744083 (66 worldwide citation)

A radio position determination and message transfer system is implemented using a number of satellites in geostationary orbit for relaying interrogation and reply signals between a ground station and a user-carried transceiver. Message information can be exchanged between a given user transceiver an ...


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Edward K Ream: Method and apparatus of debugging computer programs. Enteleki, Robbins & Laramie, January 31, 1989: US04802165 (64 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for debugging computer programs without recompiling them is disclosed. Marcos which may be called on to expand into operable code are inserted in the program at various locations. The programmer may select or deselect the macros from the command line and run the program repeat ...


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Stephen P Ginsberg, Durward I Faries Jr: Intraocular lens. Stephen P Ginsberg, Robbins & Laramie, January 7, 1986: US04562600 (63 worldwide citation)

An intraocular lens for implantation in the posterior chamber of a human eye following extracapsular cataract extraction comprises a lens body which includes a lens optic having a central axis, and a circumferential flange extending posteriorly and radially outward from the edge of the lens optic at ...


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Ronald F Woollam, Maurice L MacDougall: Low level freight car. Hawker Siddeley Canada, Robbins & Laramie, August 18, 1987: US04686907 (60 worldwide citation)

A low-level freight car for carrying trailers and containers at a low overall height combines a low center sill with relatively light side sill assemblies to provide a rigid structure having low deflection characteristics under the expected buff, draft and vertical load combinations, while keeping o ...


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Jean Pierre Antikidis, Frederic C Louis: Capacitive keyboard operable through a thick dielectric wall. Robbins & Laramie, May 8, 1990: US04924222 (57 worldwide citation)

A keyboard with capacitive keys is operable through a thick dielectric wall which may be integral therewith. The keyboard may be installed inside an agency or store and coupled to a micro-informatic system providing audiovisual information selected at the request of a passer-by on the street operati ...