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Gerhard Fuhrmann, Ulrich Gross, Bertram Kaden, Herman Josef Schmitz, Thomas Fritz, Curt Kranz: Intervertebral disk endoprosthesis. Mecron Medizinische Produkte, Spencer & Frank, March 26, 1991: US05002576 (468 worldwide citation)

An intervertebral disk endoprosthesis is filled with an elastic material and provided with cover plates at its end faces, and has a circular or elliptical corrugated tube surrounding the viscoelastic material, the tube being terminated by cover plates.


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Michael Brynn House, Gregory Lee Flickinger, Calvin Thomas Fritz, Hunt Adams Sutherland, Thomas Paul Repoff: Method and system for determining motor reliability. General Electric Company, Nixon & Vanderhye PC, December 21, 2004: US06834256 (42 worldwide citation)

The reliability and remaining time before failure for electric motor systems and the like is determined with an ascertained statistical confidence based on continually monitored system parameters and a database comprised of historical failure mode/cause and repair data concerning the same motor and/ ...


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Thomas Fritz, Franz Merkel: Expandable hose that reduces the hammering produced in hydraulic system by pumps. Aeroquip, March 10, 1992: US05094271 (31 worldwide citation)

An expandable hose that reduces the hammering produced in hydraulic systems by pumps. A tubular outer section of flexible material has a fitting at each end and loosely accommodates a tubular inner section of flexible material, leaving a hollow space between them. One end of the inner section commun ...


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Elko Gary W, Gaensler Thomas Fritz, Meyer Jens M: Noise-reducing directional microphone array. Mh Acoustics, Elko Gary W, Gaensler Thomas Fritz, Meyer Jens M, MENDELSOHN Steve, September 20, 2007: WO/2007/106399 (18 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a directional microphone array having (at least) two microphones generates forward and backward cardioid signals from two (e.g., omnidirectional) microphone signals. An adaptation factor is applied to the backward cardioid signal, and the resulting adjusted backward cardioid signa ...


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Silvia Enders, Holger Ullrich, Thomas Fritz: Flexible cord-like hollow object. Aeroquip Vickers International, Emch Schaffer Schaub & Porcello Co A, October 14, 2003: US06631743 (15 worldwide citation)

A flexible cord-like hollow object for the transportation of media is provided with an inner zone enclosed by a casing. A barrier layer, which is impermeable to volatile molecules of the medium to be transported, is provided on the casing surface facing the inner zone. The barrier layer comprises su ...


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Silvia Enders, Holger Ullrich, Thomas Fritz: Hollow body in the form of a flexible bar. Aeroquip Vickers International, Emch Schaffer Schaub & Porcello Co A, October 29, 2002: US06470915 (12 worldwide citation)

A flexible cord-like hollow object for the transportation of media is provided with an inner zone enclosed by a casing. A barrier layer, which is impermeable to volatile molecules of the medium to be transported, is provided on the casing surface facing the inner zone. The barrier layer comprises su ...


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Silvia Enders, Holger Ullrich, Thomas Fritz: Flexible cord-like hollow object. Aeroquip Vickers International, Emch Schaffer Schaub & Porcello Co A, October 26, 2004: US06807989 (12 worldwide citation)

A flexible cord-like hollow object for the transportation of media is provided with an inner zone enclosed by a casing having an inner layer, a middle layer and an outer layer. A barrier layer, which is impermeable to volatile molecules of the medium to be transported, is integrated into the casing ...


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Silvia Enders, Holger Ullrich, Thomas Fritz: Hollow body in the form of a flexible bar. Aeroquip Vickers International, Emch Schaffer Scaub & Porcello Co A, March 18, 2003: US06532994 (12 worldwide citation)

A flexible cord-like hollow object for the transportation of media is provided with an inner zone enclosed by a casing having an inner layer, a middle layer and an outer layer. A barrier layer, which is impermeable to volatile molecules in the medium to be transported, is integrated into the casing ...


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Thomas Fritz: Sound damping means for air conditioning system. Trinova, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, September 21, 1999: US05955707 (10 worldwide citation)

To damp the sound in an air conditioning system, particularly a vehicle air conditioning system, a tubular sound damping body is provided having openings at its opposite ends through which a liquid or gaseous medium flows. A respective connection tube is fitted at at least one and preferably at both ...


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Sino J Van Dyk, Jon Nichols, Thomas Fritz: Collapsible seat assembly. Ford Global Technologies, Frank A MacKenzie, Brooks Kushman P C, March 13, 2007: US07188883 (9 worldwide citation)

A multi-positional collapsible seat assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The seat assembly includes a seat bottom having a load surface provided on an underside thereof and a seat back having a load surface provided on the back side thereof. As the seat assembly is collapsed, the seat bottom i ...