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Gregory P Weeks, Akhileswar G Vaidyanathan, Michael J Merrill: Method for determining quality of dispersion of glass fibers in a thermoplastic resin preform layer and preform layer characterized thereby. E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company, July 25, 1995: US05436980 (28 worldwide citation)

A method for determining the quality of dispersion of glass fibers in a thermoplastic resin preform layer compares the mean characteristic length of the glass fiber bundles in the preform layer to a predetermined value indicative of dispersion of the glass fibers. The thermoplastic resin preform lay ...


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Joseph A Beni, Michael J Merrill, Arun Prakash, John Taylor: Method and apparatus for measuring surface flatness. E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company, John E Griffiths, October 6, 1992: US05153844 (11 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a method and apparatus for determining the flatness or planarity of a surface and, specifically, to a method and apparatus for determining the flatness or planarity of a surface using a computerized optics technique.


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Warren F Knoff, Michael J Merrill, Barry Rubin, Akhileswar G Vaidyanathan, James E Van Trump, Theresa A Weston: Method of analyzing the texture of a surface and a carpet characterized by the method. E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company, Jane E Obee, June 28, 1994: US05325301 (7 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates broadly to a method of image analysis for analyzing the texture of a surface, and to a saxony-type carpet having a tightly tailored surface texture characterized by this method. The method employs a model based on a second order co-occurrence matrix model which calculat ...


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Peter A Jansson, Michael J Merrill, Daniel K Owens, Barry Rubin: Method of film inspection with a microscopical image analyzer. E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company, April 7, 1987: US04656663 (4 worldwide citation)

An automated system is used for the inspection of a transparent film which has been metallized by vaporizing a metal so that it impacts the film's surface at a preselected angle, wherein the metallized film sample is illuminated with a light source, and the transmitted light is passed through a micr ...


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Michael J Merrill: Tire georeinforcing system. Armaterra, Woodcock Washburn, July 16, 2013: US08485760 (1 worldwide citation)

A georeinforcing system, comprising a plurality of georeinforcement elements, each georeinforcement element formed from one or more basic connector pieces having one or more tire treads and one or more tire sidewalls fastened together in an alternating pattern with non-metallic screws. The plurality ...


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Michael J Merrill: Tire georeinforcing system. ARMATERRA, Baker & Hostetler, June 9, 2015: US09051707

A georeinforcing system, comprising a plurality of georeinforcement elements, each georeinforcement element formed from one or more basic connector pieces having one or more tire treads and one or more tire sidewalls fastened together in an alternating pattern with non-metallic screws. The plurality ...


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Michael J Merrill: Tire georeinforcing system. Armaterra, November 17, 2011: US20110280671-A1

A georeinforcing system, comprising a plurality of georeinforcement elements, each georeinforcement element formed from one or more basic connector pieces having one or more tire treads and one or more tire sidewalls fastened together in an alternating pattern with non-metallic screws. The plurality ...