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Donald W Schmanski: Mobility guide tile for visually handicapped. Thorpe North & Western, December 29, 1987: US04715743 (142 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 (141 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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Stephen C Jacobsen, Clark Davis, John Lippert: Hybrid catheter guide wire apparatus. Sarcos, Thorpe North & Western L, November 25, 1997: US05690120 (140 worldwide citation)

A hybrid catheter guide wire includes an elongate solid body having a tapered distal end over which is disposed a tubular section-about which a catheter may be threaded for guidance to a target location in a vasculature passageway of a body. Cuts are formed either by saw-cutting, laser cutting or et ...


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Robin Padden: Sonar sensor array signal distribution system and method. ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Thorpe North & Western, April 14, 2009: US07518952 (139 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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Elwood G Norris: GPS relative position detection system. American Technology Corporation, Thorpe North & Western, November 18, 1997: US05689269 (138 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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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 (138 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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Feng Jing Chen, Mahesh V Patel: Emulsion compositions for polyfunctional active ingredients. Lipocine, Thorpe North & Western, April 13, 2004: US06720001 (137 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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R Bruce Spratt: Automatic X-ray exposure control system and method of use. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, April 1, 1997: US05617462 (136 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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Barry K Hanover: C-arm mounting structure for mobile X-ray imaging system. OEC Medical Systems, Thorpe North & Western L, December 10, 1996: US05583909 (133 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 ...