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George E Gerpheide: Methods and apparatus for data input. Thorpe North & Western, April 19, 1994: US05305017 (506 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for data input. Devices are provided in accordance with this invention which utilize capacitive coupling of an object to the device to sense the object's position. The devices are comprised of a plurality of electrode strips which form virtual electrodes. The virtual electrodes ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, Roland Wyatt, Stephen C Peterson, Tomasz J Petelenz: System for remote monitoring of personnel. Thorpe North & Western, March 6, 2001: US06198394 (421 worldwide citation)

A system for remotely monitoring personnel status includes a plurality of sensors disposable on a soldier or other person for developing signals which may be used to determine the physiologicalal status. The sensors communicate with a soldier unit which can process the information to ensure that the ...


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Justin S Clark, William D Wallace: Noninvasive system and method for enhanced arterial oxygen saturation determination and arterial blood pressure monitoring. Medical Physics, Thorpe North Western, May 12, 1992: US05111817 (361 worldwide citation)

A noninvasive system and method for monitoring arterial oxygen saturation levels which may also be used to continuously and noninvasively monitor blood pressure, including generating a continuous blood pressure waveform. The apparatus of the described embodiment includes a red LED and an infrared LE ...


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Jonathan A Eppstein, Deborah A Eppstein, Joseph Kost, Robert S Langer: Enhancement of transdermal monitoring applications with ultrasound and chemical enhancers. Non Invasive Monitoring Company, Thorpe North & Western, October 17, 1995: US05458140 (339 worldwide citation)

A method of enhancing the permeability of the skin or mucosa to an analyte for diagnostic purposed is described utilizing ultrasound or ultrasound plus a chemical enhancer. If desired the ultrasound may be modulated by means of frequency modulation, amplitude modulation, phase modulation and/or comb ...


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George E Gerpheide, Arthur Griffin, Anil Sabbavarapu: Apparatus and method for audible feedback from input device. Cirque Corporation, Thorpe North & Western, June 16, 1998: US05767457 (332 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for developing an audible feedback in the form of a response signal to a tapping motion, a gesture or a series of taps or gestures on an electronic touch-sensitive computer input device which uses an electronic switch having no mechanical switch component. In particular, the p ...


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George E Gerpheide, Michael D Layton: Capacitance-based proximity with interference rejection apparatus and methods. Cirque Corporation, Thorpe North & Western, October 15, 1996: US05565658 (328 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for a capacitance-based proximity sensor with interference rejection. A pair of electrode arrays establish a capacitance on a touch detection pad, the capacitance varying with movement of a conductive object near the pad. The capacitance variations are measured synchronously wit ...


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Jiri Janata, Robert J Huber, Michael Thompson: Chemical selective sensors utilizing admittance modulated membranes. Thorpe North & Western, October 11, 1988: US04776944 (323 worldwide citation)

A chemical selective sensor system utilizes admittance modulated to detect the presence of chemicals or chemical species in a fluid. The sensor system includes a film or membrane adapted to pass ions when selected chemicals which are to be detected are present at the membrane surface. The membrane i ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, David F Knutti, Robert J Douglass: Apparatus for simulating mobility of a human. Sarcos Group, Thorpe North & Western, December 3, 1996: US05580249 (307 worldwide citation)

An individual person mobility simulator includes a base for placement on a support surface, a steering post extending upwardly from the base to terminate in an upper end, a seat mounted on the upper end of the steering post on which a human operator may sit, a torque/position sensor disposed between ...


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Jonathan A Eppstein, Deborah A Eppstein: Enhancement of transdermal delivery with ultrasound and chemical enhancers. Non Invasive Monitoring Company, Thorpe North & Western, August 29, 1995: US05445611 (289 worldwide citation)

A method of enhancing the permeability of the skin or mucosa to a biologically active permeant or drug is described utilizing ultrasound or ultrasound plus a chemical enhancer. If desired the ultrasound may be modulated by means of frequency modulation, amplitude modulation, phase modulation and/or ...


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Raymond T Perkins, Douglas P Hansen, Eric W Gardner, James M Thorne, Arthur A Robbins: Broadband wire grid polarizer for the visible spectrum. Moxtech, Thorpe North & Western, September 19, 2000: US06122103 (268 worldwide citation)

A broadband wire grid polarizer for the visible spectrum has a plurality of elongated elements supported on a substrate. A region having a lower refractive index than the refractive index of the substrate is disposed between the elements and the substrate to reduce the longest wavelength at which re ...



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