Parker C Smiley: Spring diaphragm. Physics International Company, Robert R Tipton, November 4, 1980: US04231287 (76 worldwide citation)

A high pressure diaphragm for use with an electroexpansive material utilizes a generally planar central member, a generally outer flange-engaging member, and an annular ring member, which can have a frusto-conical shape, having its outer edge flexibly connected to the inner edge of the flange-engagi ...

Joseph F Rando: Laser beam level instrument. Spectra Physics, Donald C Feix, September 9, 1980: US04221483 (76 worldwide citation)

A lightweight, portable laser beam level instrument has an optical path which includes a solid state light source; a pendulous, positive lens; a rotatable pentaprism or mirror equivalent; and a glass plate which is tilted to provide fine tuning. The level instrument also includes a damping mechanism ...

Charles A Taylor: Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow. HeartFlow, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, April 17, 2012: US08157742 (75 worldwide citation)

Embodiments include a system for planning treatment for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of an anatomical structure of the patient, create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the a ...

Glen Davis, Phillip W Shepard: Method and apparatus for reading multiple bar code formats. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, January 2, 1996: US05481098 (75 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for increasing the speed of scanners reading multiple bar code symbologies by changing the order of priority in which the various symbologies are tested by the decoder. After a particular symbology has been read a given number of times in a row, its priority is increased. A pa ...

István Endre Lukács, János Makai, Lothar Pfitzner, Ferenc Riesz, Béla Szentpali: Apparatus and measurement procedure for the fast, quantitative, non-contact topographic investigation of semiconductor wafers and other mirror like surfaces. Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung E V, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, Greenblum & Bernstein, November 7, 2006: US07133140 (73 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and process for fast, quantitative, non-contact topographic investigation of samples. Apparatus includes a light source, and a collimating concave mirror structured and arranged to produce a parallel beam and to direct the parallel beam to a sample to be investigated. A structured mask is ...

Robert B Slusher: Single axis beam scanner. Spectra Physics, Donald C Feix, June 14, 1983: US04387952 (73 worldwide citation)

Two concave spherical metal mirrors are used to scan a continuous wave laser beam for heat treating of metals. The mirrors are rotated in opposite directions and each is tilted at a small angle with respect to its axis of rotation. The frequencies of rotation of the mirrors are made constant by a pr ...

Victor I Chornenky, Ali Jaafar: Apparatus and method for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Minnesota Medical Physics, Craig Gregersen, October 31, 2006: US07130697 (73 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia is disclosed wherein the apparatus includes an applicator having a probe having proximal and distal probe sections wherein the proximal and distal probe sections each define an axis and wherein the axes are not collinear.

P Guy Howard: Hand held bar code reader with modulated laser diode and detector. Spectra Physics, Donald C Fix, Paul Davis, T M Freiburger, September 15, 1987: US04694182 (72 worldwide citation)

A hand held bar code reader employs a laser diode as its laser source, for an efficient and compact construction. The diode is modulated, and an associated bar code reading detector is timed accordingly, so that (1) the effects of strong ambient light which may be present on the bar code surface can ...

Oshri Even Zohar: Customizable animation system. Maine & Asmus, May 18, 2004: US06738065 (72 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system and method to provide customizable animation. A motion capture database houses a library of human motion that is accessible via a client-server connection. Users are allowed to select motion sequences and alter these motions in real time over a networked connection ...

Leon B C deVos, Johannes N Th M Schouten: Computer aided three dimensional positioning sensing system and method. Spectra Physics, Killworth Gottman Hagan & Schaeff, August 11, 1992: US05137354 (71 worldwide citation)

A position sensing system calculates the X-Y-Z coordinates of a point in space using triangulation and determines the orientation of an object located at that point. The triangulation calculation is based on the coordinates of at least three retroreflective elements spaced apart from each other and ...

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