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Werner H Moermann, Marco Brandestini: Method and apparatus for the fabrication of custom-shaped implants. Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, March 11, 1986: US04575805 (553 worldwide citation)

The surface characteristics of an organ that needs restoration, for example, a tooth which has been prepared for an inlay insertion, are read by means of a noncontact scan-head. The three-dimensional shape parameters of the implant required to restore the tooth in function and appearance are compute ...


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Chandrasekar Venkatraman, Jeffrey A Morgan: Embedding web access mechanism in an appliance for user interface functions including a web server and web browser. Hewlett Packard Company, September 21, 1999: US05956487 (453 worldwide citation)

Web access functionality is embedded in a device to enable low cost widely accessible and enhanced user interface functions for the device. A web server in the device provides access to the user interface functions for the device through a device web page. A network interface in the device enables a ...


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Bruce S Allen, Michael R Dunalvey, Bruce A King, Harold J DuPrie, Richard E Hudnall, Stanely N Lapidus, Daniel R Gilbert, Anne M Carlson, Kiran Thakrar, Robert C Doig, Brian S Kimerer, Andrew F Sirois, Bruce A Poirer, Philip G Hunt, Joseph J Dziezanowski, Michael A Bromberg, Michael Brown, Seymour A Friedel: Man machine interface. Robert H Ware, Melvin I Stoltz, Alfred A Fressola, February 11, 1986: US04570217 (415 worldwide citation)

A man-machine interface for use with industrial processes is disclosed having the capability of design and configuration of the interrelationship of components forming an overall industrial process. The man-machine interface further provides operator use, including process monitoring and control, as ...


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Bruce A Peterson, Michael E Hogard, Harley D Johnson, Thomas D Kelly, Jean M Long, William G Preston Jr: Method and apparatus for kidney dialysis. Althin Medical, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, September 21, 1993: US05247434 (402 worldwide citation)

A number of improvements relating to methods and apparatuses for kidney dialysis are disclosed. These include checking of dialysate bypass status using flow measurement; using a flow sensor to confirm the absence of ultrafiltration during bypass; automatic testing of ultrafiltration function by remo ...


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S Scott Crump: Apparatus and method for creating three-dimensional objects. Stratasys, Moore & Hansen, June 9, 1992: US05121329 (398 worldwide citation)

Apparatus incorporating a movable dispensing head provided with a supply of material which solidifies at a predetermined temperature, and a base member, which are moved relative to each other along "X," "Y," and "Z" axes in a predetermined pattern to create three-dimensional objects by building up m ...


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Francois Duret, Elisabeth Duret nee Michallet, Christian Thermoz: Apparatus for taking odontological or medical impressions. Karl F Ross, Herbert Dubno, September 9, 1986: US04611288 (323 worldwide citation)

Dental prostheses, such as crowns, inlays or dentures are produced automatically based upon an optical impression taken of the oral region wtih nontraumatic radiation. The reflected waves are transformed into numerical data which is used directly to operate a numerically controlled machine in the fa ...


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Zoltan F Szakaly: Synchronized computational architecture for generalized bilateral control of robot arms. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Thomas H Jones, John R Manning, August 6, 1991: US05038089 (309 worldwide citation)

A master six-degree-freedom Force Reflecting Hand Controller ("FRHC") is available at a master site where a received image displays, in essentially real-time, a remote robotic manipulator which is being controlled in the corresponding six-degree-freedom by command signals which are transmitted to th ...


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William G Onarheim, Horace Dudley, Barbara E Meyer, Michael J Viste, David J Morley: Methods for set up and programming of machine and process controllers. Allen Bradley Company, Quarles & Brady, December 1, 1992: US05168441 (304 worldwide citation)

Graphical editing methods are employed to construct programs in high-level graphical languages prior to compilation and operation in controllers for industrial or commercial equipment. The editing methods include process, hardware and program editing tasks for defining both process and hardware I/O ...


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Elizabeth D Rekow, Donald R Riley, Arthur G Erdman, Barney Klamecki, Yang Zhu, Jeong Ho Ahn: Method and apparatus for scanning and recording of coordinates describing three dimensional objects of complex and unique geometry. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter and Schmidt, June 25, 1991: US05027281 (298 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the scanning and recording of coordinates describing three dimensional objects of complex and unique geometry. A computer acquires data describing an object and its surroundings, and constructs a computer-based three dimensional model of the ...


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Brett W Kraft: Force feedback control for backhoe. Litman McMahon & Brown, May 28, 1991: US05019761 (291 worldwide citation)

A force feedback control system for a backhoe includes a single grip articulated control arm having members and joints therebetween analogous to the members and joints of an articulated backhoe arm connecting an excavation bucket to a backhoe frame. A bilateral closed loop control circuit compares s ...