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Avi Tepman, Howard Grunes, Sasson Somekh, Dan Maydan: Staged-vacuum wafer processing system and method. Applied Materials, Philip A Dalton, February 16, 1993: US05186718 (437 worldwide citation)

A processing system for workpieces such as semiconductor wafers is disclosed which incorporates multiple, isolated vacuum stages between the cassette load lock station and the main vacuum processing chambers. A vacuum gradient is applied between the cassette load lock and the main processing chamber ...


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Mutsumi Kono, Satoshi Uchiumi: Multiprogram video tape recording and reproducing device. Pioneer Electronic Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner, February 16, 1993: US05187589 (299 worldwide citation)

A video tape recording and reproducing device and a related method having a recording and a reproducing mode including a plurality of tuners for concomitantly receiving a plurality of television programs and generating a plurality of respective recording signals when in the recording mode, mixing me ...


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Marion D Skeen, Mark Bowles: Apparatus and method for providing decoupling of data exchange details for providing high performance communication between software processes. Teknekron Software Systems, Ronald Craig Fish, February 16, 1993: US05187787 (299 worldwide citation)

A communication interface for decoupling one software application from another software application such communications between applications are facilitated and applications may be developed in modularized fashion. The communication interface is comprised of two libraries of programs. One libray man ...


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W John Denkmann, Willard A Dix, William T Spitz: High frequency electrical connector. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Michael A Morra, February 16, 1993: US05186647 (282 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector for conducting high frequency signals includes a number of input and output terminals that are interconnected by a pair of metallic lead frames that are mounted on a dielectric spring block. The lead frames are identical to each other and comprise several flat elongated condu ...


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James E Rohen: Virtual graphics display capable of presenting icons and windows to the blind computer user and method. International Business Machines Corporation, Karl O Hesse, February 16, 1993: US05186629 (282 worldwide citation)

The disclosure teaches a computer mouse having tactile feedback to be used with audio computer output to provide a virtual graphic display to blind computer users. The mouse and audio feedback allow blind computer users to visualize computer graphic images and multiple screen windows in much the sam ...


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Georg Schlondorff, Ralph Mosges, Dietrich Meyer Ebrecht, Philipp Moll: Process and device for the reproducible optical representation of a surgical operation. G M Piaff, McGlew and Tuttle, February 16, 1993: US05186174 (247 worldwide citation)

The process comprises the steps of creating three reference points at an object and taking a tomogram of the object such that the three reference points define a first set of positional data in the tomogram. The object is then non-rigidly placed on a support for operation thereupon by an instrument ...


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Glen Mangseth, Albert J Lovas, Philip T Dempster: Apparatus for controlled exercise and diagnosis of human performance. Loredan Biomedical, Townsend and Townsend, February 16, 1993: US05186695 (234 worldwide citation)

Muscle exercise and diagnostic apparatus with an output shaft, a servo motor coupled in driving relation to the output shaft, and a support mechanism for mounting the output shaft and the servo motor in a selectable stationary position. A plurality of work simulation tools and coupling arrangements ...


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Bailochan Behera: Archival document image processing and printing system. Unisys Corporation, Alfred W Kozak, Mark T Starr, February 16, 1993: US05187750 (230 worldwide citation)

A document processing, archival storage and printout system such as for handling customer checking accounts. Original checks/documents are processed into digital image data then stored temporarily in magnetic media and transferred to optical long-term archival storage. The system retrieves and accum ...


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David P Matzinger, Maria Teodorczyk, Darwin R Poulos: Dispersion to limit penetration of aqueous solutions into a membrane. Lifescan, February 16, 1993: US05187100 (217 worldwide citation)

A control solution for use with a porous reagent strip comprises a flexible semisolid polymer dispersed in water, such as polyvinyl acetate in distilled water, with appropriate control glucose concentration levels. This solution is useful in mimicking whole blood in conjunction with porous reagent s ...


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Anthony J Varrichio, William L Winstrom, Henry Stanislaw: Simultaneous radio frequency and magnetic field microprocessor reset circuit. Cyberonics, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, February 16, 1993: US05186170 (196 worldwide citation)

An implant for stimulating the vagus nerve receives commands over a radio frequency link. The implant disables a voltage convertor used in providing the stimulation signal at periodic intervals to monitor for communications attempts. The implant provides radio frequency marker pulses before providin ...



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