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William R Dubrul, Cecily M Hillsman: Radially expandable dilator. Interventional Thermodynamics, Townsend and Townsend, February 2, 1993: US05183464 (410 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for forming and enlarging percutaneous penetrations comprises an elongate dilation tube which receives an elongate expansion member in an axial lumen thereof. The dilation tube is radially expandable from a small diameter configuration to a larger diameter configuration. The dilation tu ...


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Ralph V Mann: System and method for teaching physical skills. Allen Dyer Doppelt Franjola & Milbrath, February 2, 1993: US05184295 (393 worldwide citation)

A system and method for teaching a student physical skills includes a processing module for producing and display a model of the student. The processing module includes a computing module for generating the model. The model has the exact physical dimensions of the student and superiorly performs the ...


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James F Kramer: Force feedback and textures simulating interface device. February 2, 1993: US05184319 (333 worldwide citation)

A man-machine interface is disclosed which provides force and texture information to sensing body parts. The interface is comprised of a force actuating device that produces a force which is transmitted to a force applying device. The force applying device applies the generated force to a pressure s ...


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Brent W Brown: Solid state color display system and light emitting diode pixels therefor. Integrated Systems Engineering, February 2, 1993: US05184114 (293 worldwide citation)

Wide color range display systems comprising integrated, phase modulated light from three light emitting diode (LED) pixels. Each pixel comprises a large number of LED chips arranged compactly to provide a discrete element light source of sufficient output to be viewed as a point source of light from ...


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Stephen C Aldous, Guy M Dake: Systems for connection of physical/electrical media connectors to computer communications cards. Megahertz Corporation, Workman Nydegger & Jensen, February 2, 1993: US05183404 (259 worldwide citation)

A communications card capable of being mounted in electrical communications with a computer has formed therethrough an aperture so sized and shaped as to be capable of receiving a physical/electrical media connector. The media connector has a biased retention clip, a contact pin block, and contact p ...


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Arthur G Erdman, Elizabeth D Rekow, Donald R Riley, Barney Klamecki, Yang Zhu, Jeong Ho Ahn: Automated high-precision fabrication of objects of complex and unique geometry. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter and Schmidt, February 2, 1993: US05184306 (258 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the automated reproduction of three dimensional objects of complex and unique geometry. A computer acquires data describing an object and its surroundings, constructs a computer-based three dimensional model of the object from that data, supe ...


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Gerard Latchinian, Ramy Latchinian, Franklin Camper: Automated cashier system. Ramy Systems, Schweitzer Cornman & Gross, February 2, 1993: US05183142 (221 worldwide citation)

An automated cashier system provides for microprocessor-controlled product display, order acceptance, payment and change generation. Both cash and credit card payments are accepted. The system is preferably mounted in a cabinet having upper and lower sections. The upper section contains the input an ...


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Hans Timmermans: Method and apparatus for compressing a stent prior to insertion. Chernoff Vilhauer et al, February 2, 1993: US05183085 (217 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for compressing a helically coiled stent by folding coils about a first plane and a second plane, each plane containing the longitudinal axis of the stent and the first plane being normal to the second plane, and maintaining separation between individual coils of the stent whil ...


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Shih Lai Lu: Method of molding microstructure bearing composite plastic articles. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Steven E Skolnick, February 2, 1993: US05183597 (214 worldwide citation)

A microstructure-bearing composite plastic article can be superior, both in microstructure and in physical properties, when it is a composite of a tough, flexible substrate, at a surface of which is microstructure formed of a cured oligomeric resin having hard segments and soft segments, which cured ...


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Peter D Chase: Tongue and groove board product. Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Marger Johnson McCollom & Stolowitz, February 2, 1993: US05182892 (189 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a tongue and groove product which comprises a first and second major surface and a first and second longitudinal edge. The first longitudinally edge including means defines a longitudinally-extending groove. The second longitudinal edge includes a longitudinally-extendin ...