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Donald W Schmanski: Mobility guide tile for visually handicapped. Thorpe North & Western, December 29, 1987: US04715743 (139 worldwide citation)

A tile for positioning on walkways, crosswalks and other areas of pedestrian traffic for providing direction and warning to visually handicapped persons. The tile comprises a flat plate having a chamfered edge and including raised bumps coupled to a top surface of the plate and projecting upward the ...


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Chung Shih, Gaylen M Zentner: Agent delivering system comprised of microparticle and biodegradable gel with an improved releasing profile and methods of use thereof. MacroMed, Thorpe North & Western, September 11, 2001: US06287588 (139 worldwide citation)

A composition and method for releasing a bio-active agent or a drug within a biological environment in a controlled manner is disclosed. The composition is a dual phase polymeric agent-delivery composition comprising a continuous biocompatible gel phase, a discontinuous particulate phase comprising ...


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Elwood G Norris: GPS relative position detection system. American Technology Corporation, Thorpe North & Western, November 18, 1997: US05689269 (137 worldwide citation)

A system of devices both capable of receiving civilian GPS signals, but also capable of providing a relative distance and direction indication that is accurate to several meters. A first device would be capable of transmitting its GPS determined position to a second device. The second device would i ...


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R Bruce Spratt: Automatic X-ray exposure control system and method of use. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, April 1, 1997: US05617462 (134 worldwide citation)

An automatic X-ray exposure control system and method for adjusting the X-ray dose/technique of X-ray diagnostic equipment to ensure sufficient doses/techniques for proper imaging while minimizing levels of radiation contacting the patient. The system includes traditional X-ray sources to generate a ...


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Feng Jing Chen, Mahesh V Patel: Emulsion compositions for polyfunctional active ingredients. Lipocine, Thorpe North & Western, April 13, 2004: US06720001 (134 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides pharmaceutical oil-in-water emulsions for delivery of polyfunctional active ingredients. The emulsions include an aqueous phase, an emulsifier, and an oil phase, wherein the oil phase includes a structured triglyceride that is substantially free of triglycerides having ...


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Barry K Hanover: C-arm mounting structure for mobile X-ray imaging system. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, December 10, 1996: US05583909 (131 worldwide citation)

A C-arm apparatus. A C-shaped member is slidably supported in a suspended position by a support arm. The support arm is rotatable about an axis of lateral rotation and is slidably mounted to an outer circumference of the arc-shaped member at a point of attachment coinciding with the axis of lateral ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, John Lippert, Clark Davis, Kent Backman: Wire device with detachable end. Precision Vascular Systems, Thorpe North & Western, February 8, 2000: US06022369 (130 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method are disclosed by which a distal end portion of a wire may be deposited at selected sites in body passageways. The apparatus includes an elongate wire having a distal end section for detachment and delivery to a target location, the wire also having a discontinuity located rearwa ...


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Robert A Kruger: Radiographic systems employing multi-linear arrays of electronic radiation detectors. University of Utah, Thorpe North & Western, May 10, 1983: US04383327 (130 worldwide citation)

A scanning radiographic system employing a multi-linear array. The system includes a source of electronic radiation, which is focused upon the multi-linear array. The multi-linear array includes radiation sensors each of which is adapted to generate an intensity signal as a function of the amount of ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, Jerome C Stenehjem, Robert L Stephen, Richard D Luntz: Non-invasive chemical species delivery apparatus and method. Motion Control, Thorpe North Western & Gold, February 17, 1981: US04250878 (129 worldwide citation)

A bioelectrode for non-invasive and inotophoretic delivery of chemical species (such as ions, polar molecules, etc.) into the skin of a person. The bioelectrode includes a pouch having flexible walls, at least a portion of which is composed of a microporous, permeable or semipermeable membrane. The ...


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Stephen C Jacobsen, Clark Davis: Embolic device composed of a linear sequence of miniature beads. Sarcos LC, Thorpe North & Western, March 11, 2003: US06530934 (128 worldwide citation)

An embolic device comprised of a linear sequence of flexibly interconnected miniature beads. The device generally comprises a flexible elongate filament having a linear sequence of miniature beads disposed thereon. The beads may be fixedly or slidably connected to the filament. The device is configu ...