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Stephen C Robinson, Todd Olson, Dan Meiser, Gary Steed, Eric Huffman, Matthew Otten, Ronald VanOverloop, Darrel Powell, Thomas Knodell, Edward Rhad, Ralph Chen, Robert Cook: Linear stapling mechanism with cutting means. Ethicon, July 26, 1994: US05332142 (643 worldwide citation)

A stapler mechanism is described which contains a stapling assembly, and anvil assembly, firing means and knife means. These means are activated by a firing trigger. The anvil assembly is closed upon the stapling assembly by means of a closure trigger. The firing trigger is inoperable until the clos ...


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Douglas C Ambach, Timothy M Sellers, Michael L Burns, Dennis M Lanci, Christopher D Bryan, Stephen C Robinson, Joshua R Uth: Mobile support unit and attachment mechanism for patient transport device. Barnes & Thornburg, June 13, 2000: US06073285 (72 worldwide citation)

A mobile support unit such as an IV stand or the like coupled to a mobile hospital bed, gurney or wheelchair by a latch mechanism which provides hands free operation thereby avoiding the need for a nurse or care provider to manually manipulate the latch to secure the units together for tandem transp ...


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Douglas C Ambach, Timothy M Sellers, Michael L Burns, Dennis M Lanci, Christopher D Bryan, Stephen C Robinson, Joshua R Uth: Mobile support unit and attachment mechanism for patient transport device. Hill Rom, Barnes & Thornburg, May 4, 1999: US05898961 (53 worldwide citation)

A mobile support unit such as an IV stand or the like coupled to a mobile hospital bed, gurney or wheelchair by a latch mechanism which provides hands free operation thereby avoiding the need for a nurse or care provider to manually manipulate the latch to secure the units together for tandem transp ...


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Thomas H Walters, Darin J Beesley, Stephen C Robinson: Use of desired orientation in automotive navigation equipment. Garmin Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, April 24, 2001: US06222485 (43 worldwide citation)

A electronic navigation device utilizing a desired orientation to adjust an electronic map displayed on the device. Acquiring global positioning system data, a processor calculates the current position of the navigation device. Scanning into cartographic memory located in memory, the processor locat ...


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Darin J Beesley, Stephen C Robinson, Thomas H Walters: System and method for packing spatial data in an R-tree. Garmin Corporation, Devon A Rolf, Garmin Corporation, June 26, 2001: US06252605 (32 worldwide citation)

A system and method for constructing an R-Tree index structure, and packing spatial data in the structure to permit parameters of the R-Tree to be constructed to be selected, within provided ranges, by an operator of the system. The spatial data features to be packed into the R-Tree constructed, are ...


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Thomas H Walters, Darin J Beesley, Stephen C Robinson: Calculation of estimated time of arrival (ETA) based on thoroughfare classification and driving history. Garmin Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, November 7, 2000: US06144917 (32 worldwide citation)

A portable electronic navigational aid device and method calculates estimated time en route and estimated time of arrival. A user inputs a plurality of variables, including identity, cartographic data, final destination. Upon receiving the inputs, the device determines from cartographic data the est ...


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Darin J Beesley, Stephen C Robinson, Michael Childs, Chunyen Liu: System and method for compressing data. Garmin, Devon A Rolf, January 4, 2005: US06839624 (31 worldwide citation)

Systems, devices and methods are provided to compress data, and in particular to code and decode data. One aspect of the present subject matter is a data structure. The data structure includes a field representing a decoding structure to decode canonical Huffman encoded data, and a field representin ...


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Shane R Runquist, Stephen C Robinson, Thomas H Walters, Mark D Tompkins: System, device and method for providing proximate addresses. Garmin, Devon A Rolf, February 22, 2005: US06859721 (28 worldwide citation)

Systems, devices and methods are provided to display or otherwise provide addresses in proximity to the device, and to periodically update the addresses as the navigational aid device is transported along a road. The device is adapted to be transported on a road. The device includes a processor and ...


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Stephen C Robinson, Darin J Beesley, Thomas H Walters: Method and apparatus for storing cartographic route data. Garmin Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, February 13, 2001: US06188955 (24 worldwide citation)

A method and device implementing a three-level hierarchy for storing, recalling and processing navigational and graphical data. A vehicle is equipped with an electronic navigation thoroughfare planning device capable of calculating the distance to a desired thoroughfare. To calculate a distance, a d ...


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Shane R Runquist, Stephen C Robinson, Thomas H Walters, Mark D Tompkins: System, device and method for providing proximate addresses. Garmin, David L Terrell, July 18, 2006: US07079947 (22 worldwide citation)

Systems, devices and methods are provided to display or otherwise provide addresses in proximity to the device, and to periodically update the addresses as the navigational aid device is transported along a road. The device is adapted to be transported on a road. The device includes a processor and ...