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H Alfred Sklar, Alan M Frank, Olga M Ferrer, Charles F McMillan, Stewart A Brown, Fred Rienecker, Paul Harriss, Steven Schiffer: Method and apparatus for precision laser surgery. Phoenix Laser Systems, Thomas M Freiburger, March 24, 1992: US05098426 (447 worldwide citation)

A system for effecting precision laser surgery includes an intensified surgical video microscope directed at the tissue to be operated upon and having zoom capability. The surgical microscope presents a microscopic image on a video screen in front of the surgeon. Preferably, the video screen is divi ...


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Arthur R Bloch, Kenneth A Bloch: Video recording system. Thomas M Freiburger, August 18, 1987: US04688105 (295 worldwide citation)

A video recording system enables self-service production of vended videocassette recordings to a user or customer, with user control of several features. Preferably the system includes forming a composite video picture with the user's image in combination with a user-selected background sequence. Co ...


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Frank Hoffman: System for promoting account activity. Thomas M Freiburger, March 22, 1994: US05297026 (292 worldwide citation)

A system and data processing arrangement for promoting purchases and account activity in a credit card account or other consumer transaction involving sales of goods or services rewards a customer for purchases by providing a high rate of return for funds invested by the customer. A financial instit ...


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Asil T Gokcebay: Access control system with mechanical keys which store data. Security People, Thomas M Freiburger, September 14, 1993: US05245329 (237 worldwide citation)

An access control system combines card type keys or mechanical keys and lock cylinders with keyholder authentication, so that only the authorized keyholder or keyholders can use a key at an access control point. The access control point can be a door, gate, drawer, safe, safety deposit box, computer ...


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Harry J Buncke: Surgical methods using one-way suture. Frank Hoffman, Thomas M Freiburger, August 3, 1999: US05931855 (211 worldwide citation)

Methods are disclosed for binding together human or animal tissue using one-way sutures having barbs on their exterior surfaces, allowing passage of a needle-drawn suture in one direction through tissue, but not in the opposite direction. In closing a wound, the sutures are passed through tissue at ...


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Ricky R Goodman, Jeffre M Bobicki, Robert S Cherry: Satellite audio broadcasting system. Ricky R Goodman, Thomas M Freiburger, January 19, 1988: US04720873 (163 worldwide citation)

A satellite audio broadcasting system for network programming and broad-based advertising includes a network uplink facility and a plurality of local radio station downlink facilities. The system permits pre-empting of network audio by the local station at any time, but automatically and constantly ...


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Jeffrey M Novak: Bar code lottery ticket handling system. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Thomas M Freiburger, August 24, 1993: US05239165 (160 worldwide citation)

A point of sale system involving a series of check stands with POS cash registers and bar code scanners includes a lottery ticket issuing and redemption system. A number pick stand in the store, apart from the checkout stands, enables the customer to choose numbers. Pick slips can be generated by th ...


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Lowell A Noble: Three dimensional viewing glasses. Thomas M Freiburger, March 13, 1990: US04907860 (144 worldwide citation)

For three-dimensional viewing of television and movies, in the format wherein left-eye and right-eye images are presented alternately on the screen, a pair of 3-D viewing glasses have correspondingly alternating on/off left and right lenses. The lenses each contain liquid crystal material which vari ...


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Joseph F Rando, Jeffrey M Novak: Scanner with coupon validation. Spectra Physics, Thomas M Freiburger, July 7, 1992: US05128520 (129 worldwide citation)

A point of sale (POS) bar code scanner such as in common use in retail stores includes provision for reading bar coded redemption coupons (or other bar coded documents redeemable for value) in a manner secure from a human operator. Integration of functions between the POS scanner and the coupon read ...


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David W Lohrey, Alexander R Danel: Automated customer interface for services involving drop-off and pickup. Thomas M Freiburger, February 7, 1989: US04803348 (123 worldwide citation)

A system for automated, attendant-free customer interface for services such as laundry and dry cleaning processing or rental of items such as videotapes enables customers to order services and pick up processed orders using a general purpose, undedicated credit card. A retrieval device upon appropri ...



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