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Salvatore A Celestino, Georges J Gorin, Stephen E Hilliker, Gary B Powell: Plasma reactor apparatus. Tegal Corporation, Paul F Wille, April 1, 1986: US04579618 (272 worldwide citation)

Plasma processing is accomplished with an improved single electrode reactor apparatus. High and low frequency power supplies are coupled to the single electrode to provide increased process flexibility, control and residue removal. A multi-stage passive filter network is disclosed which performs the ...


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David C MacGregor: Strain relief for percutaneous lead. Cordis Corporation, Lockwood Alex Fitzgibbon & Cummings, April 1, 1986: US04579120 (197 worldwide citation)

A member and method for anchoring and relieving the strain on a flexible, percutaneous lead which exits the body of a patient includes a flexible, elastomeric disc having a surface for contacting and conforming to the body of the patient. The surface is adhesively attached to the body at the locatio ...


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Harry L Task: Night vision compatible illumination for vehicle crewmember workspace. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Air Force, Donald J Singer, Gerald B Hollins, April 1, 1986: US04580196 (178 worldwide citation)

An arrangement for conveniently changing the illumination in an aircraft cockpit or other enclosure to a spectrum compatible with night vision infrared equipment including provision for easy return to the original illumination source. Selected LED elements are employed in multiple element arrays usi ...


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Kenneth Levy, Steve Buchholz, William H Broadbent, Mark J Wihl: Photomask inspection apparatus and method with improved defect detection. KLA Instruments Corporation, Claude Hamrick, April 1, 1986: US04579455 (165 worldwide citation)

Apparatus 20 for inspecting photomasks 26 and the like by comparison of duplicate die patterns, including improved defect detection. Two-dimensional pixel representations of two die patterns are formed, with pixels having values or black or white or shades or grey, depending upon the features of the ...


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Hitoshi Fujino, Takashi Kitamura, Junji Ichikawa, Junichi Kimizuka: Both-side recording system. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, April 1, 1986: US04579446 (164 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a both-side recording apparatus in which a sheet conveyed by first recording means for recording an image on a first surface of the sheet is reversed by sheet reversing means and directed to second recording means for recording an image on a second surface of the sheet, ...


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Graham M Campbell, Thomas A DeFanti: Color video system using data compression and decompression. Real Time Design, Leydig Voit & Mayer, April 1, 1986: US04580134 (161 worldwide citation)

A method of generating a color video display comprises the steps of dividing a color image to be displayed into a matrix of blocks, each block comprising a matrix of pixels; storing data identifying a multiplicity m of different colors, the data being stored in a color map memory having a unique add ...


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Hilmer I Swanson: Amplitude modulation using digitally selected carrier amplifiers. Harris Corporation, Yount & Tarolli, April 1, 1986: US04580111 (151 worldwide citation)

An amplitude modulator (10) is disclosed which generates an amplitude modulated carrier signal by selectively combining varying numbers of other carrier signals. A circuit (20) is included which provides plural carrier signals of like frequency and phase where the number of carrier signals being pro ...


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Josef Bille: Method and apparatus for forming an image of the ocular fundus. Carl Zeiss Stiftung, Walter Ottesen, April 1, 1986: US04579430 (145 worldwide citation)

In contrast to techniques currently used such as the fundus camera, the strain to which the patient is exposed during the generation of an image of the ocular fundus is reduced by moving a laser beam across the retina in the form of a scanning raster and by directing the light reflected from the ret ...


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William L Bailey, Robert J Haver: Maximum power tracker. Motorola, April 1, 1986: US04580090 (142 worldwide citation)

A buck regulator or impedance converter is disclosed for operating a current limited power supply such as a photovoltaic array at or near its maximum power point. The maximum power point for such a supply is achieved at the compliance voltage which is an almost constant voltage. Means are provided f ...


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Keizo Suzuki, Ken Ninomiya, Shigeru Nishimatsu, Sadayuki Okudaira, Osami Okada: Method and apparatus for surface treatment by plasma. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry & Wands, April 1, 1986: US04579623 (136 worldwide citation)

A gas is introduced into a vacuum chamber after the vacuum chamber is evacuated, and a plasma is generated within at least part of the vacuum chamber. The specimen surface is exposed to the plasma so that the surface is treated. A plurality of different gases, such as SF.sub.6, N.sub.2, and the like ...