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Thomas Brendgord, Kenneth J Fisher: Illuminator apparatus using optical reflective methods. American Sterilizer Company, Shanley O Neil and Baker, July 19, 1977: US04037096 (100 worldwide citation)

Illuminator apparatus and reflective optical methods directed to meeting the stringent requirements of surgical lighting and similar requirement uses. In the optical system, axially symmetrical light source means and multiple reflectors project light rays in a converging light pattern of uniform lig ...


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Kenneth J Fisher, Eric J Schuldt, Thomas J Fendya: Surgical table having horizontally displaceable tabletop. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, August 2, 1988: US04761000 (51 worldwide citation)

A surgical table is provided which is capable of conventional surgical table functions and is provided with a radioluscent tabletop which may be horizontally displaced to allow radiographic procedures to be performed without requiring relocation of the patient. The surgical table includes a base mem ...


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Kenneth J Fisher, William R Miller: Magnetically supported surgical light. American Sterilizer Company, Robert D Yeager, Christine R Ethridge, August 27, 1985: US04538214 (45 worldwide citation)

An illumination system having a continuous fixed ceiling panel, at least one light source suspended by a telescoping arm from the panel and a split-core transformer formed by two electroinductive coils enclosed in permanent magnets through which a magnetic field is created for the sealed transfer of ...


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Kenneth J Fisher, William R Miller: Electrically focused surgical light. American Sterilizer Company, Charles L Lovercheck, September 8, 1981: US04288844 (38 worldwide citation)

A multi-filament lamp combination is disclosed which may be used alone and in multi-lamp arrangements with other single and multi-filament lamps to provide pattern size variation from a large diameter flood effect to a smaller diameter spot effect. A spot/flood capability exists to provide large pat ...


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Kenneth J Fisher: Surgical light assembly. American Sterilizer Company, Shanley O Neil and Baker, January 16, 1979: US04135231 (23 worldwide citation)

A surgical light assembly employs three fixed, coaxially-arranged curved reflectors with a single movable light source mounted for limited movement along the axis of the reflectors to focus the light. The light source and at least the reflective surfaces of two of the reflectors are enclosed so that ...


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Kenneth J Fisher, William R Miller: Passive cooling system for a luminaire. American Sterilizer Company, Robert D Yeager, George D Dickos, July 15, 1986: US04600979 (18 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for removing the heat from within a generally sealed enclosure having a heat generating means disposed therein, such as a surgical light. The enclosure of the light includes a slightly domed top, a generally cylindrical side wall and a round bottom lens. The heat generating mea ...


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Thaddeus J Mielnik Jr, Kenneth J Fisher, Mahesh C Aggarwal: Process for energy storage and recovery. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, November 24, 1987: US04708849 (12 worldwide citation)

A system and method for recycling first and second quantities of process heat from a vapor having substantially the total initial process heat where the vapor is channeled from at least one apparatus in which a process having a vapor utilization phase is practiced. The preferred embodiment of the sy ...


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Richard C Bainbridge, Kenneth J Fisher: Illumination system using amplified polarized light. American Sterilizer Company, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, July 26, 1988: US04759615 (10 worldwide citation)

An illumination system is comprised of a source of polarized light for illuminating a subject. A light amplifier having an input and an output is provided. A filter is positioned at the input of the amplifier for admitting into the amplifier light of the proper polarization reflected by the subject ...


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Kenneth J Fisher: Valve. American Sterilizer Company, Robert D Yeager, Andrew Cornelius, March 5, 1985: US04502506 (7 worldwide citation)

A valve permits articles disposed within a sterilizer container to be exposed to an entire sterilization cycle, yet seals the sterilizer container upon completion of the cycle. The valve includes a housing which defines a passage through which fluid can flow between the interior and exterior of the ...


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Kenneth J Fisher, John N Roche: Locking pin and guide mechanism for a door closure. American Sterilizer Company, Robert D Yeager, Christine R Ethridge, April 22, 1986: US04583655 (3 worldwide citation)

A guide mechanism for use with apparatus for opening and closing a door of a chamber includes a way system for aligning the door with the chamber while the door is being opened and closed and a carriage member operatively linked to the way system for linking the door to the way system when the door ...