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David R Jones, Gregory S Gerard, Julie H Hanley: Seamless integration of internet resources. America Online, Standley & Gilcrest, February 15, 2000: US06026429 (231 worldwide citation)

A mechanism for seanilessly searching and accessing information available through the Internet and other resources is disclosed. The present invention maintains a database of file objects available from numerous sources. The present invention updates the database periodically to ensure the accuracy ...


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Clifford M Gross: Method and apparatus for evaluating a load bearing surface such as a seat. Biomechanics Corporation of America, Pennie & Edmonds, October 22, 1991: US05060174 (213 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are described for evaluating a load bearing surface such as a seat. Preferred apparatus for the practice of the invention comprises a plurality of sensors which are distributed across a load bearing surface such as a seat pan, apparatus for measuring the pressures exerted on t ...


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Clifford M Gross, Jose Banaag, Ravi Goonetilleke, Chandra Nair: Feedback system for load bearing surface. Biomechanics Corporation of America, Marmorek Guttman & Rubenstein, December 8, 1992: US05170364 (209 worldwide citation)

An electronic system for adjusting a load bearing surface such as a chair or bed to provide a desired level of comfort comprises an array of pressure sensors located within the load bearing surface. The pressure sensors generate data indicating the actual distribution of pressure exerted by a user o ...


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William E Stumpf, Rodney C Schoenfelder, Donald Chadwick, Carolyn Keller, Timothy P Coffield, Randy J Sayers, Jeffrey W Bruner, Eric Cammenga: Office chair. Herman Miller, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, May 9, 2000: US06059368 (188 worldwide citation)

A support assembly for supporting the body of a user in a chair including a frame member having a channel. A prestretched membrane comprising an elastic material is attached to a carrier member, which is inserted in the channel. A method is also provided for manufacturing a chair including a frame m ...


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Robert J Battey, Glenn A Knoblock, Larry DeKraker, Kurt R Heidmann, Michelle R Johnson, Robert M Scheper: Chair with novel seat construction. Steelcase, Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton, February 16, 1999: US05871258 (169 worldwide citation)

A chair is provided having a base assembly, a back frame pivoted to the base assembly for movement between upright and reclined positions, and a seat slidably supported on the base frame and pivoted to the back assembly so that the seat moves forwardly and its rear moves forwardly and downwardly wit ...


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Marcus C Koepke, Jay R Machael, Matthew J Phillips, Douglas A Schroeder, Craig H Schultz, Erik A Steffensen: Lumbar support for a chair. HON Technology, Jones Day, June 3, 2003: US06572190 (167 worldwide citation)

A lumbar support for a chair having a flexible back, includes at least one generally vertical support member disposed to the rear of the chair back. A transverse member engages the vertical support and has opposed ends provided with grippers for gripping opposed edges of the flexible back. The trans ...


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William E Stumpf, Rodney C Schoenfelder, Donald Chadwick, Carolyn Keller, Timothy P Coffield, Randy J Sayers, Jeffrey W Bruner, Eric Cammenga: Woven fabric membrane for a seating surface. Herman Miller, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, March 14, 2000: US06035901 (167 worldwide citation)

A membrane for a seating structure including a plurality of groups of at least two adjacent and parallel strands of multifilament yarn and a plurality of monofilaments arranged in generally perpendicular interlocking relationship with the strands. The monofilaments weave alternatively above and belo ...


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Cheng Chung Wang: Inflatable article with reforming and reinforcing structure. McGlew and Tuttle, October 22, 1985: US04547919 (166 worldwide citation)

An inflatable article, having a pair of gas impervious sheets which are heat welded together at their edges to form an envelope and are provided with parallelly spaced apart longitudinal first seams to define a plurality of air compartments between the pair of sheets, is provided with a reforming an ...


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Louis A Errede, James D Stoesz, Jenny Upton: Water-swellable composite sheet of microfibers of PTFE and hydrophilic absorptive particles. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, James A Smith, Lorraine R Sherman, July 17, 1984: US04460642 (163 worldwide citation)

A composite sheet material is highly absorbent toward aqueous fluids including blood and exudate and comprises a polytetrafluoroethylene fibril matrix and hydrophilic absorptive particles enmeshed in the matrix. The composite sheet material is useful as a wound dressing, as a drying material for non ...



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