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Ted Anderson, Igor Alexeff: Reconfigurable electromagnetic plasma waveguide used as a phase shifter and a horn antenna. Markland Technologies, Thorpe North & Western, November 2, 2004: US06812895 (127 worldwide citation)

Phase shifting plasma electromagnetic waveguides and plasma electromagnetic coaxial waveguides, as well as plasma waveguide horn antennas, each of which can be reconfigurable, durable, stealth, and flexible are disclosed. Optionally, an energy modifying medium to reconfigure the waveguide such that ...


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Gary Aoki, Timothy D Bowman: Undercarriage for X-ray diagnostic equipment. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western, April 2, 1996: US05503416 (126 worldwide citation)

An undercarriage for heavy diagnostic equipment having a selectably engageable swivel mechanism activated by the movement of a cam to allow the undercarriage to be turned when desired and rolled in a straight line when necessary, a selectably engageable braking mechanism to prevent movement of the u ...


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Chien Min Sung: Brazed diamond tools by infiltration. Thorpe North & Western, February 27, 2001: US06193770 (126 worldwide citation)

The present invention describes a diamond tool with diamond bonded chemically by a braze that contains either Cr, Mn, SI, or Al or mixtures or alloys thereof. The diamond tool is made by infiltrating the braze into a matrix metal that contains diamond in either form of grits or polycrystalline bodie ...


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Kenneth J Anderson, Greg D Anderson: Performance measuring footwear. Thorpe North & Western L, February 24, 1998: US05720200 (126 worldwide citation)

A foot mounted apparatus for measuring one or more locomotive performance parameters of a person is disclosed. Such locomotive performance parameters preferably include user vertical leap time, user vertical jump distance, user walking or running speed, user trip distance traveled, and accumulated t ...


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Robin Padden: Sonar sensor array signal distribution system and method. ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Thorpe North & Western, April 14, 2009: US07518952 (124 worldwide citation)

A system and method for signal distribution within a sensor array uses a coaxial transmission line. Taps are affixed to the outer conductor of the coaxial transmission line and include field coupling portions extending into the internal field region of the coaxial transmission line. Electromagnetic ...


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George E Gerpheide: Electrical charge transfer apparatus. Cirque Corporation, Thorpe North & Western, September 20, 1994: US05349303 (124 worldwide citation)

A charge transfer circuit includes an input terminal for receiving an input electrical charge, a transconductance amplifier having first and second inputs including an inverting input, and first and second differential current outputs, and a multiple output stage circuit responsive to the differenti ...


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LaMar K Timothy, Jeffrey S Sato, Alan M Buchanan, Patricia F Batzer: System and method for pointing and control of an antenna. L3 Communication Corporation, Thorpe North & Western, February 19, 2008: US07333064 (123 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for directing an antenna mounted in a restricted radome on an aircraft. The method can include the operation of determining whether the antenna is directed in a keyhole. A further operation can involve controlling the antenna using an elevation gimbal and an azimuth gimbal when ...


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Barry K Hanover, David E Barker, Ross A Riches, Blain C Erickson, Lonnie B Weston: Mini C-arm assembly for mobile X-ray imaging system. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, May 6, 1997: US05627873 (122 worldwide citation)

A C-arm apparatus. An X-ray imaging system is coupled to a C-arm, including an X-ray source and an image receptor mounted upon opposing locations, respectively on the C-arm. The C-arm is mass balanced about its axis of orbital rotation and is pivotally coupled to an articulating arm assembly support ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, Clark Davis, John Lippert: Hybrid tubular guide wire for catheters. Precision Vascular Systems, Thorpe North & Western, January 25, 2000: US06017319 (121 worldwide citation)

A hybrid tubular wire includes first and second elongate tubular bodies, fitted end to end, and about which a catheter may be threaded for guidance to a target location in a vasculature passageway of a body. The first elongate body has greater rotational stiffness than the second elongate body, whic ...


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Ralph E Howes, John E Benson, Ruben S Longwell: Terminal configuration manager. Beehive International, Thorpe North & Western, September 6, 1983: US04403303 (120 worldwide citation)

A terminal configuration management system manages the configuration of a microprocessor-based computer terminal which includes three types of memory elements: non-volatile read only memory, non-volatile read/write memory, and volatile random access memory, including configuration registers for stor ...