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Alton B Otis Jr, Darrell Ingram, Tom Papanek: Contactless communication system. Aprex Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, June 29, 1999: US05917429 (85 worldwide citation)

Digital data are communicated between a portable data-gathering unit and a data-receiving unit without direct electrical connection by transmitting the data over a contactless connection system. In a preferred embodiment, data flow is bidirectional.


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Craig Fields, Ken Kochman, Kevin Brennan, Tom Papanek: Staggered LED based high-intensity light. Excelitas Technologies LED Solutions, Nixon Peabody, January 17, 2012: US08096677 (15 worldwide citation)

A high intensity LED based lighting array for use in an obstruction light with efficient uniform light output is disclosed. The high intensity LED based lighting array has a first concentric ring having a plurality of reflectors and light emitting diodes. The concentric ring has a planar surface mou ...


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Eugene J Novak, Tom Papanek, Tadeusz Parafinczuk, Todd Fanciullo: Dual-string dynamometer for measuring dental handpiece power at high speed and low torque. Dentsply International, Douglas J Hura, David A Zourne, Leana Levin, August 16, 2011: US07997131 (1 worldwide citation)

A dual-string tension dynamometer (1) utilizes two strings (10, 11) wrapped around approximately ninety degrees of a test wheel (12). The lateral forces (E, F) are balanced such that the total lateral force net value is zero. The results reflect purely torsional loading.


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Craig Fields, Ken Kochman, Kevin Brennan, Tom Papanek: LED based high-intensity light with secondary diffuser. Excelitas Technologies, Peter A Nieves, Sheehan Phinney Bass Green PA, February 18, 2014: US08651695 (1 worldwide citation)

A high intensity LED based lighting array for use in an obstruction light with efficient uniform light output is disclosed. The high intensity LED based lighting array has a ring assembly having a plurality of reflectors and light emitting diodes. The ring assembly has a planar surface mounting each ...


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Tom Papanek, Gene Novak, Don Heil, Bret Beane: Angles hose connection for dental handpiece. DENTSPLY International, David A Zdurne, Douglas J Hura, Leana Levin, October 22, 2013: US08562342

A dental handpiece having a distal end including an attachment for assembly of a removable workpiece and a handpiece body intermediate a proximal end and the distal end. The handpiece extends in a substantially axial direction. A coupler is included having a cylinder portion and a supply-end portion ...


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Scott Carpenter, Tom Papanek: Fiber optic coupler. Excelitas Technologies, Peter A Nieves, Sheehan Phinney Bass Green PA, December 31, 2013: US08616785

A coupler for coupling a light source to a fiber optic, comprising an adapter having a cavity for receiving the fiber optic, said adapter including pins extending in a direction perpendicular to the fiber optic's axis; a coupler body having an aperture for receiving the adapter, said aperture includ ...


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Eugene J Novak, Tom Papanek, Tadeusz Parafinczuk, Todd Fanciullo: Dual-string dynamometer for measuring dental handpiece power at high speed and low torque. Douglas J Hura Esquire, Dentsply International, August 19, 2004: US20040159150-A1

A dual-string tension dynamometer (1) utilizes two strings (10, 11) wrapped around approximately ninety degrees of a test wheel (12). The lateral forces (E, F) are balanced such that the total lateral force net value is zero. The results reflect purely torsional loading.


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Tom Papanek, Lu He, Amit J Patel: Dental handpiece components. Douglas J Hura Esquire, DENTSPLY International, February 17, 2005: US20050037317-A1

A dental handpiece (10) of the type having at least one component (11) fabricated from an elastomeric material, is improved by fabricating the component (11) from a perfluoroelastomer.


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Eugene J Novak, Tom Papanek: Dual-string dynamometer for measuring dental handpiece power at high and low speed. Dentsply International, January 25, 2007: US20070017283-A1

A dual-string tension dynamometer (1) utilizes two strings (10, 11) wrapped around approximately ninety degrees of a test wheel (12). The lateral forces (E, F) are balanced such that the total lateral force net value is zero. The results reflect purely torsional loading.