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John F Kelly Jr, Robert G Laird, Thomas E Baker, Cristobal A Torres: Intelligent routing of special service telephone traffic. MCI Communications Corporation, Ormand E Austin, August 2, 1994: US05335268 (224 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for dynamically balancing special service telephone calling traffic among a plurality of automatic call distributors and servicing agents as a function of supply and demand for such services. Data is gathered from originating and terminating switches of the telephone network, ...


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Shih Chieh Chen: Pincers having disposable end members. Morton J Rosenberg, David I Klein, August 2, 1994: US05334215 (220 worldwide citation)

A pair of pincers include two legs having one end resiliently secured together to allow the legs to move away and toward each other. Each of the legs has a free end to which are secured a pair of end members. The end members can be disengaged from the free ends of the legs, such that the end members ...


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Eric J Addeo, John D Robbins, Gennady Shtirmer: Sound localization system for teleconferencing using self-steering microphone arrays. Bell Communications Research, Leonard Charles Suchyta, Loria B Yeadon, August 2, 1994: US05335011 (219 worldwide citation)

A teleconferencing system 100 is disclosed having a video camera for generating a video signal representative of a video image of a first station B. A microphone array 150, 160 is also provided in the first station for receiving a sound from one or more fixed non-overlapping volume zones 151, 152, 1 ...


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Terry Wherlock: Big game fish training and exercise device and method. Wagner & Middlebrook, August 2, 1994: US05334027 (216 worldwide citation)

A simulator that imitates the fighting action of a hooked fish such that it takes line at varying speeds and torques, or at a fixed speed or torque. The simulator can be used for training, exercising of the angler or testing of components of the tackle such as the rod, reel, rollers and line. Contro ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Balloon catheter system with slit opening handle. Cathco, August 2, 1994: US05334187 (209 worldwide citation)

A balloon angioplasty catheter system comprising a flexible guide wire, balloon catheter and slide handle. The balloon catheter has a shaft with a guide wire lumen that includes a guide wire removal slit which extends along a portion of the shaft. The slide handle is configured to open the slit as t ...


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Erik J Wagner: Spinal fixation system and methods. AMEI Technologies, Baker & Botts, August 2, 1994: US05334203 (203 worldwide citation)

A system and method to form a medical construct using surgical rods and connectors. A pair of surgical rods such as those used in fusing vertebrae of the spine are attached to each other with connectors to form a medical construct. The connector includes a plate with a pair of double hook bolts whic ...


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Yoshito Tanaka, Dai Shintani, Hirokazu Naruto, Katsuyuki Nanba, Nobuyuki Taniguchi, Hiroshi Ishibe, Yoshihiro Tanaka: Photographic system capable of storing information on photographed image data. Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha, Willian Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, August 2, 1994: US05335072 (202 worldwide citation)

A photographic system includes a photographing device for photographing subjects to generate respective image data of the subjects, the photographing device having an image information production device for producing image information concerning the photography for each of the subjects, and a storag ...


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James E Cain: Sacroiliac joint fixation guide. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Air Force, Fredric L Sinder, Thomas L Kundert, August 2, 1994: US05334205 (201 worldwide citation)

A novel guide or jig for safe and accurate placement of fixation screws across a sacroiliac joint uses the tip of a sacro-pedicle targeting screw inserted from the rear into a human sacrum as a target for guiding fixation screws. The head of the targeting screw attaches to one end of a straight firs ...


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Gurtej Sandhu, Pierre Fazan: High dielectric constant capacitor and method of manufacture. Micron Semiconductor, Stephen A Gratton, August 2, 1994: US05335138 (199 worldwide citation)

A high storage capacity capacitor for a semiconductor structure includes a barrier layer formed on a polysilicon electrode, a lower electrode, a dielectric layer, and an upper electrode. The dielectric material is formed of a high dielectric constant material such as BaSrTiO.sub.3. In order to prote ...


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Noel D Matchett, J Neil Birch: Fraud prevention system and process for cellular mobile telephone networks. Wireless Security, August 2, 1994: US05335278 (195 worldwide citation)

An improved mobile telephone system, including a process and apparatus for detecting fraudulent requests for roamer cellular telephone services before the requested service is granted. The improvement comprises a distributed, readily updatable fraud prevention processor which facilitates a plurality ...