Michel Bruel: Process for the production of thin semiconductor material films. Commissariat A l Energie Atomique, Pearne Gordon McCoy & Granger, December 20, 1994: US05374564 (857 worldwide citation)

Process for the preparation of thin moncrystalline or polycrystalline semiconductor material films, characterized in that it comprises subjecting a semiconductor material wafer having a planar face to the three following stages: a first stage of implantation by bombardment (2) of the face (4) of the ...

Michael Togher, Michael F Dunne, Richard Hartheimer: Credit management for electronic brokerage system. Foreign Exchange Transaction Services, Robbins Berliner & Carson, December 20, 1994: US05375055 (665 worldwide citation)

An anonymous trading system identifies the best bids and offers from those counterparties with which each party is currently eligible to deal, while maintaining the anonymity of the potential counterparty and the confidentiality of any specific credit limitations imposed by the anonymous potential c ...

William L Hassler: Surgical instrument. Ethicon, Paul A Coletti, December 20, 1994: US05374277 (647 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a minimally invasive surgical instrument comprising an elongate tubular section including a tubular portion and an end effector mount having first and second mount portions and a wrist mechanism associated with the first and second mount portions for permitting adjustment of the ...

Robert J Miller, Stephen Bisset, Timothy P Allen, Gunter Steinbach: Object position detector. Synaptics, D Alessandro Frazzinni & Ritchie, December 20, 1994: US05374787 (472 worldwide citation)

A proximity sensor system includes a sensor matrix array having a characteristic capacitance on horizontal and vertical conductors connected to sensor pads. The capacitance changes as a function of the proximity of an object or objects to the sensor matrix. The change in capacitance of each node in ...

Russell J Welsh: Method and system for monitoring television viewing. PEACH Media Research, Faegre & Benson, December 20, 1994: US05374951 (363 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and recording as data television program viewing habits utilizing a plurality of remote program monitor units in panelists households and automatically periodically reporting such data to a central computer via a conventional telephone network.

James G Bradley, Michael Fisher: Surgical suturing device and method of use. Synvasive Technology, Raymond B Cranfill, December 20, 1994: US05374275 (344 worldwide citation)

A surgical device for closing an incision created by a trocar or similar surgical device is disclosed. The surgical device comprises a support member within which are disposed a first and second needle positioning means. Each of these means carries a suture needle in retrorse configuration relative ...

Jim Albrecht: Card dispensing shoe having a counting device and method of using the same. Hill Steadman & Simpson, December 20, 1994: US05374061 (339 worldwide citation)

A system which uses a specially coded deck of cards indicating the value and suit of the card or a value related to the count of the card as well as whether the card belongs to a particular set of cards senses the code on the card and sends the detected signal to a processor. The processor determine ...

David Robinson, Ernest Bate, Simon Kellard, Mark Watson, Donald E Mahan, Thomas M Shimei, Kevin R Kearney: Diagnostics instrument. Amoco Corporation, Thomas W Tolpin, December 20, 1994: US05374395 (334 worldwide citation)

A dependable cost-effective clinical analyzer machine provides an efficient and easy-to-use diagnostics instrument and process to accurately, rapidly and automatically test and analyze samples in test packs for an analyte. In the clinical analyzer machine, remote-controlled trams transport test pack ...

Makoto Tokunaga: Lighting unit. Inoue Denki Co, Jordan and Hamburg, December 20, 1994: US05375043 (314 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a lighting unit of an indirect type, capable of varying the luminance and color of illumination with respect to a target to be lit thereby ensuring an effective display of the target, and further capable of using itself as a display unit. The lighting unit comprises a light guide plate ...

Ricky S Palmer, Larry G Palmer: Video teleconferencing for networked workstations. Digital Equipment Corporation, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, December 20, 1994: US05375068 (295 worldwide citation)

A video teleconferencing method and apparatus for computer workstations connected by a digital data network includes a transmission source portion for a local workstation to send audio and video teleconference data across the network to one or more remote workstations, and, a receiver for the local ...