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John E Beard, Franklin L Spillman, Oscar Banos, David Showers, John M Fussell, George LeBlanc: Powered gait orthosis. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Notaro & Michalos, June 4, 1991: US05020790 (94 worldwide citation)

An orthosis for powering the walking movement of a paralyzed wearer, comprises torso members to be firmly connected to the opposite sides of the wearer's torso. A pair of leg braces is connected to the torso members. Each leg brace comprises a thigh member pivotally mounted at a hip joint to one tor ...


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John E Beard, James C Conwell, Randolph C Puls, Jeffrey C Savela, David M Rothbauer: Full access wheelchair. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Office of Technology Transfer, John H Runnels, Warner J Delaune, February 11, 1997: US05601302 (31 worldwide citation)

A Full Access wheelchair in which the seat can be raised to a height of about forty inches above the ground, or lowered to a height of about ten inches above the ground, while providing constant and comfortable support for the legs of a user throughout the range of motion of the seat. This Full Acce ...


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John E Beard, Mehdy Sabbaghian: Automatic barbecue grill. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, John H Runnels, September 28, 1993: US05247877 (4 worldwide citation)

A novel barbecue grill with mechanical linkages which automatically perform the following functions when the user pulls a single handle: (1) the lid opens; (2) the grill surface moves out of the grill; (3) a drip pan may optionally travel under the grill surface to catch drippings; and (4) the lid c ...


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