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Michael H Heggeness, Brian J Doherty: Prosthetic intervertebral devices. Laura G Barrow, May 7, 1996: US05514180 (824 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are prosthetic devices for insertion into intervertebral disc spaces after the removal of an intervertebral disc or after a corpectomy. Specifically, intervertebral devices having fixed shapes for accommodating the defined surface contours of vertebral endplates are disclosed. Also disclos ...


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Michael H Heggeness, Brian J Doherty: Devices and methods for posterior spinal fixation. Smith & Nephew Richards, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 24, 1996: US05558674 (318 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are novel devices and methods for modular occipital/spinal fixation, general bone fixation, as well as skull fracture repair, wherein a novel orthopedic plate designed for unicortical engagement of the bone, particularly the occiput, is employed which exhibits greater stability and safety ...


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Brian J Doherty: Orthopedic fixation system. Smith & Nephew, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, July 1, 1997: US05643260 (246 worldwide citation)

A rod-based orthopedic fixation system, in particular a spinal fixation system, comprising orthopedic fasteners which utilize a novel set screw system for securing a cylindrical longitudinal member or orthopedic fixation rod to the fastener. Also disclosed are transverse extension devices useful for ...


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Robert L Jeffcoat, Khushroo M Captain, Brian J Doherty: Analysis system. Foster Miller, August 16, 1988: US04764114 (61 worldwide citation)

Periodontal analysis apparatus includes a probe member having a tip, a probe housing having a guide channel in which the probe member is disposed for reciprocating movement with the tip of the probe member extending from the channel, force applying means for reciprocating the probe member in the hou ...


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Floyd D Arntz, Ian S Roth, Marcel P J Gaudreau, Brian J Doherty: Inductive power transmission and distribution apparatus using a coaxial transformer. PRI Automation, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Lebovici, February 3, 2004: US06686823 (30 worldwide citation)

A coaxial inductive power transfer and distribution apparatus includes a stationary primary conductor and a mobile secondary coil magnetically coupled together to provide for inductive power transfer therebetween. A return conductor that is stationary is mechanically coupled to the primary conductor ...


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Andrew C Harvey, Brian J Doherty: Flow system. Foster Miller, May 5, 1987: US04662657 (16 worldwide citation)

A fluid swivel system of the type suitable for use with a single point mooring system and the like includes mandrel structure that defines a through flow path from a coupling to a port in an outer cylindrical interface surface, a port in the outer interface surface. Generally toroidal structure surr ...


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Brian J Doherty, Thomas R Mariano, Robert P Sullivan: Automated material handling system for semiconductor manufacturing based on a combination of vertical carousels and overhead hoists. Brooks Automation, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Lebovici, Richard Pickreign, January 23, 2007: US07165927 (15 worldwide citation)

An Automated Material Handling System (AMHS) that allows an overhead hoist transport vehicle to load/ unload parts directly to/from storage units included in the system. The AMHS includes an overhead hoist transport subsystem and a vertical carousel stocker having a plurality of storage bins. The su ...


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Brian J Doherty: Burner systems. Foster Miller Associates, July 10, 1984: US04459101 (15 worldwide citation)

A burner system particularly useful for downhole deployment includes a tubular combustion chamber unit housed within a tubular coolant jacket assembly. The combustion chamber unit includes a monolithic tube of refractory material whose inner surface defines the combustion zone. A metal reinforcing s ...


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Brian J Doherty, Andrew C Harvey: Deployment system. Foster Miller, May 20, 1986: US04589484 (13 worldwide citation)

A deployment system for use in an oil well system or the like that comprises a body for disposition in an elongated tubular casing that carries deployable apparatus for radial expansion into engagement with surfaces of the casing. A first chamber in the body contains incompressible fluid, and a seco ...


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Brian J Doherty, Thomas R Mariano, Robert P Sullivan: Automated material handling system for semiconductor manufacturing based on a combination of vertical carousels and overhead hoists. Murata Machinery, Fish & Richardson P C, August 10, 2010: US07771153 (9 worldwide citation)

An Automated Material Handling System (AMHS) that allows an overhead hoist transport vehicle to load and unload Work-In-Process (WIP) parts directly to/from WIP storage units included in the system. The AMHS includes an overhead hoist transport subsystem and a vertical carousel stocker having a plur ...