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Chen Feng: Hand held dataform reader having strobing ultraviolet light illumination assembly for reading fluorescent dataforms. Meta Holdings Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, September 26, 2000: US06123263 (372 worldwide citation)

A portable data collection device having a modular imaging-based dataform reader. The dataform reader includes a two dimensional imaging assembly adapted to image and decode a dataform printed using ink that fluoresces when illuminated by ultraviolet light. The imaging assembly includes a two dimens ...


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Kenneth S Solovay: Controlled porosity endovascular implant. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, June 23, 1998: US05769884 (264 worldwide citation)

A covered stent for treating a stenotic region in a blood vessel. The stent covering has different porosities in different regions. In those regions, typically the ends, where tissue ingrowth and re-endothelialization are desired, the stent covering is more porous, and in those regions were it is de ...


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Mark Tausch, Ynjiun P Wang, Timothy P O Hagan: Extended working range dataform reader. Telxon Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, September 22, 1998: US05811784 (248 worldwide citation)

A portable dataform reader includes a large F# optic assembly that provides a working range from about 2.5" to at least 8.5" in front of the reader while maintaining a broad field of view. The reader is capable of capturing a high signal to noise ratio image in under 0.01 seconds thereby making the ...


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Paul P Ju, Ynjiun P Wang: Extended working range dataform reader with reduced power consumption. Metanetics Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, September 22, 1998: US05811774 (205 worldwide citation)

An extended working range dataform reader with reduced power consumption having a camera assembly and a circuit control board including game control circuitry and exposure control circuitry configured to set an initial gain value and an initial exposure period, respectively, resulting from a previou ...


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Surajit Chaudhuri, Vivek Narasayya: Automating statistics management for query optimizers. Microsoft Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, March 4, 2003: US06529901 (105 worldwide citation)

In a database system, a method for determining a set of essential statistics. A set of potentially relevant, but unconstructed, statistics for a user query comprising a plurality of operators is compiled. A first value is assigned to the unconstructed statistics and a first projected query cost is c ...


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Jeff Bernhardt, Usama M Fayyad: Method and apparatus for visualizing and exploring large hierarchical structures. Microsoft Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, December 17, 2002: US06496208 (101 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for displaying and navigating data organized in the form of a graph structure (hierarchy or network) is presented. The invention has application for displaying a system of interconnected nodes such as a graph, a network, an organizational chart, a flowchart etc. wherein data or ...


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Robert F Meyerson, Ynjiun P Wang: Portable data collection device with two dimensional imaging assembly. Telxon Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, October 6, 1998: US05818028 (100 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a portable data collection device. The device includes a two dimensional (2D) photosensor array imaging assembly selectively actuatable for reading bar code dataforms and recording an image of an item in the imaging assembly's target area or field. The portable data collecti ...


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Robert Frechette, Bill Dorcas, Brian Gore: Guidewire having compound taper. Cordis Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, February 2, 1999: US05865767 (86 worldwide citation)

A guidewire for a catheter having a corewire that includes a compound taper at its distal end portion. The compound taper of the corewire has a first taper that transitions into a second taper. The first taper proximal of the distal tip of the corewire has a greater angle with respect to the central ...


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Bruno H Thut: Pumps for pumping molten metal with a stirring action. Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, February 1, 2000: US06019576 (67 worldwide citation)

A non-metallic pump for pumping molten metal includes a motor, a shaft having one end connected to the motor and an impeller connected to the other end of the shaft. A base has a chamber in which the impeller is rotatable. Structure is used to removably insert the base into a bath of molten metal. T ...


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Bruno H Thut: Pumps for pumping molten metal. Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, February 10, 1998: US05716195 (67 worldwide citation)

In a pump for pumping molten metal including a motor mounted to a motor mount, a base having an impeller chamber, a shaft connected to the motor at one end, an impeller connected to the other end of the shaft and rotatable in the impeller chamber, and support structure between the motor mount and th ...



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