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Gordon T Graves, Brendan M O Connor, Alva C Barker: Apparatus and method of selecting video programs based on viewers preferences. Arrowsmith Technologies, Vinson & Elkins, April 25, 1995: US05410344 (711 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for selecting audiovisual programs for presentation to a viewer. The audiovisual programs have attributes and a corresponding content code including information pertaining to the attributes. The method includes various steps. First, a viewer preference file is stored which inc ...


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David N Bonnell, Kirill L Tatarinov, Martin W Picard: System for monitoring and managing computer resources and applications across a distributed computing environment using an intelligent autonomous agent architecture. BMC Software, Vinson & Elkins L, August 5, 1997: US05655081 (565 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring and managing the applications and resources on a distributed computer network. Preferably, at least one manager software system runs on at least one of the networked computer systems designated as a network management computer system or "console" s ...


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Bernard J Eastlund, Kenneth J Schmitt, Ronald M Bass, John M Harrison: Method and system for introducing electric current into a well. Production Technologies International, Vinson & Elkins, January 5, 1988: US04716960 (310 worldwide citation)

An invention for supplying power to a well. In one embodiment power heats a tubing from adjacent the surface to a selected level to prevent the formation of solids. The tubing is heated by passing an electric current therethrough. In one form the tubing is insulated from the wellhead and the casing ...


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Charles A Homsy: Implantable structure. Vinson & Elkins, October 11, 1977: US04052754 (257 worldwide citation)

A structure for in vivo implantation which includes an elongate section terminating in one end in an enlarged portion and being at least partially of a biocompatible porous material having characteristics of promoting ingrowth of tissue. The structure is adapted to be implanted in place of at least ...


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William C Lyons, Scot L Scurlock: Flexible drill pipe. Drilling Development, Vinson & Elkins, May 11, 1982: US04328839 (225 worldwide citation)

A flexible pipe adapted for connection in a drill string, having sufficient wall thickness in order to withstand forces imposed by drilling a well. The flexible pipe has a plurality of improved, essentially circumferential cuts, each cut being through the wall thickness of the pipe. The cuts provide ...


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Thomas L Kraft, Lisa W Rogers, Van Hoskins, Lou Waters, Robert Meyers, Kenneth E Reynolds, Stuart S Crader, David Loebig: Medication dispenser system. Owen Healthcare, Vinson & Elkins, April 2, 1996: US05502944 (217 worldwide citation)

A medication dispenser for use in a hospital or other medical setting comprises a plurality of containers for holding medication units, packaging apparatus for containing one or more medication units in a package and robotics for manipulating a selected container to transfer one or more medication u ...


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James F Zucherman, Ken Y Hsu, Scott Yerby, Robert A Smith: Implantable prosthetic or tissue expanding device. Keraplast Technologies, Vinson & Elkins L, August 31, 2004: US06783546 (214 worldwide citation)

A keratin hydrogel-filled implantable prosthetic device. One device is a breast implant for augmenting or reconstructing a human breast including an envelope containing a keratin hydrogel. Another device is an implant for the intervertebral disc space. One keratin hydrogel is formed from a solid pre ...


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David L Bourell, Harris L Marcus, Joel W Barlow, Joseph J Beaman, Carl R Deckard: Multiple material systems for selective beam sintering. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Vinson & Elkins, July 31, 1990: US04944817 (211 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for selectively sintering a layer of powder to produce a part comprising a plurality of sintered layers. The apparatus includes a computer controlling a laser to direct the laser energy onto the powder to produce a sintered mass. The computer either determines or is programmed ...


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Joseph J Beaman, Carl R Deckard: Selective laser sintering with assisted powder handling. Board of Regents The University of Texas System, Vinson & Elkins, July 3, 1990: US04938816 (206 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for selectively sintering a layer of powder to produce a part comprising a plurality of sintered layers. The apparatus includes a computer controlling a laser to direct the laser energy onto the powder to produce a sintered mass. The computer either determines or is programmed ...


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Mitchell D Eggers, Michael E Hogan, Kenneth L Beattie, John Shumaker, Daniel J Ehrlich, Mark Hollis: Multi-site detection apparatus. Houston Advanced Research Center, Vinson & Elkins, July 2, 1996: US05532128 (205 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for identifying molecular structures within a sample substance using an array having a plurality of test sites upon which the sample substance is applied. Each test site includes a probe formed therein to bond with an associated target molecular structure. An electrical signal ...