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Walter Kremnitz: Method and system for the automatic orientation and control of a robot. ITO Patent, W G Fasse, W W Roberts, October 10, 1978: US04119900 (262 worldwide citation)

The present method and system for the automatic orientation and control of a robot in a space or on a surface to be worked by the robot, for example an area to be vacuum-cleaned or a lawn to be mowed, employs a plurality of distance measuring devices, which continuously and repeatedly measure distan ...


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Dieter Kortenhaus: Coin computing apparatus. NSM Apparatebau Kommanditgesellschaft, W G Fasse, W W Roberts, September 28, 1976: US03982620 (159 worldwide citation)

A coin computing apparatus includes an input for converting coin values received to coin unit data for storage along with other data. This data is subsequently converted to unit data for controlling operation of the device or the dispensing of articles. The storage includes a temporary storage for s ...


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Wilfried Schael: Blood flow monitoring and control apparatus. Dr Eduard Fresenius Chemisch Pharmazeutische Industrie KG Apparatebau KG, W G Fasse, W W Roberts, November 4, 1980: US04231366 (111 worldwide citation)

The present blood flow monitoring and control apparatus is especially use in connection with the so-called single needle technique, for example, for treatments such as dialysis, perfusion, or diafiltration. The blood pressure control is accomplished by a measuring chamber including a pressure equali ...


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Jurgen J Hildebrandt, Paul Zahn, Alfred Nikolaus Witt, Michael Jager: Extension apparatus, especially for osteotomic surgery. Messerschmitt Bolkow Blohm, W G Fasse, W W Roberts, August 24, 1976: US03976060 (107 worldwide citation)

The present apparatus is especially constructed for osteotomic purposes. Bone extension means are movably supported in an elongated, slender housing. The extension means include an extension member movably extending out of said housing. Drive means are supported in the housing and operatively connec ...


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Carl R Flatau: Remote manipulator. W G Fasse, W W Roberts, December 13, 1977: US04062455 (89 worldwide citation)

A remote manipulator of the force reflecting servomaster-slave type comprises manipulator elements capable of at least seven distinct motions corresponding to respective degrees of freedom. The manipulator elements include an upper arm journalled in a shoulder assembly and a lower arm operatively co ...


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Jurgen J Hildebrandt, Wolfgang Plitz, Hans D Herrmann: Apparatus for treating hydrocephaly. Messerschmitt Bolkow Blohm, W G Fasse, W W Roberts, May 29, 1979: US04156422 (63 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treating hydrocephaly has one housing which contains subcutaneously immplantable components for the measuring and controlling of fluid pressure. A second housing adapted to cooperate with the components in the first mentioned housing, contains the measuring and control components wh ...


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Guenter Kappler, Adolf Fehler: Thermodynamic prime mover with heat exchanger. Motoren und Turbinen Union Munchen, M A N Maybach Mercedes Benz, W G Fasse, W W Roberts, September 27, 1977: US04050239 (61 worldwide citation)

The useful life of a gas turbine combustion chamber and especially its flame pipe is increased by an improved cooling arrangement which branches off a small proportion of the air from the compressor upstream of the combustion chamber. The branched off air is directed into the combustion chamber and ...


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Peter Fanti: Soft contact lens with flattened region for automatic orientation. Titmus Eurocon Kontaktlinsen & Co KG, W G Fasse, W W Roberts, June 20, 1978: US04095878 (61 worldwide citation)

A soft contact lens for use on the human eye formed from a soft material like silicon or a hydrophilic material. The lens has a generally spherical concave inner surface which conforms to the cornea and a generally convex outer surface. To maintain the correct orientation of the lens when placed on ...


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Hans O Wiedemann: Apparatus for utilizing natural energies. Messerschmitt Boelkow Blohm Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung, W G Fasse, W W Roberts, June 26, 1979: US04159427 (55 worldwide citation)

This apparatus stores natural energies available on and/or under the surf of the world's oceans. Such energies include solar energy, wave energy, wind energy, as well as energy stored in the heat of the sea water. The energy extracting and storing equipment is installed on a floating vessel or raft. ...


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Siegfried Keusch, Anton Abt: Screw strip and method for forming the same. Karl M Reich Maschinenfabrik, W G Fasse, W W Roberts, September 11, 1979: US04167229 (47 worldwide citation)

A screw strip for holding a row of parallel screws is formed of a flexible plastic material with sleeves which either only partially surround the screws, or have different wall thicknesses on different sides of the screws. The ribs interconnecting the sleeves have wall thicknesses less than the oute ...