Oshri Even Zohar: Customizable animation system. Maine & Asmus, May 18, 2004: US06738065 (84 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 ...

Victor I Chornenky, Ali Jaafar: Apparatus and method for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Minnesota Medical Physics, Craig Gregersen, October 31, 2006: US07130697 (83 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.

Thomas M Baer, Mark S Keirstead: Laser diode pumped solid state laser. Spectra Physics, Paul Davis, April 7, 1987: US04656635 (83 worldwide citation)

A neodymium or other rare earth doped solid state laser is pumped by a matched high efficiency laser diode, resulting in a compact, high efficiency and long lifetime laser assembly. Output is in the near infrared range, but can be converted to the visible spectrum by an intra-cavity frequency double ...

Gary L Cain, DuWain K Ake, Ted L Teach: Three dimensional laser beam survey system. Spectra Physics, Quarles & Brady, May 16, 1989: US04830489 (81 worldwide citation)

A laser beam alignment system includes a transmitter which establishes a laser reference plane by continuously rotating a horizontal laser beam about the transmitter. A remotely located receiver senses the elevation of the laser reference plane and reflects a portion of the laser energy back to the ...

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 (77 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 ...

Parker C Smiley: Spring diaphragm. Physics International Company, Robert R Tipton, November 4, 1980: US04231287 (77 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 ...

Glen Davis, Phillip W Shepard: Method and apparatus for reading multiple bar code formats. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, January 2, 1996: US05481098 (77 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 ...

Joseph F Rando: Creation of three dimensional objects. Spectra Physics, Donald C Feix, Paul Davis, Thomas M Freiburger, April 10, 1990: US04915757 (77 worldwide citation)

Three dimensional objects or models, such as three dimensional images or shapes stored in a computer, are generated as real models by addition of material to a base, such as with photo-hardenable liquid, or by removal of material from an initially oversized mass. Optical feedback is employed to mono ...

Kenneth Bolam, James Borgen: MRI/NMR-compatible, tidal volume control and measurement systems, methods, and devices for respiratory and hyperpolarized gas delivery. Medi Physics, Robert F Chisholm, October 2, 2007: US07275540 (76 worldwide citation)

Ventilator systems include: (a) a mass flow controller; (b) a gas delivery valve in communication with the mass flow controller and configured to selectively dispense a plurality of different gases to a subject; (c) a first gas source in fluid communication with the gas delivery valve; (d) a second ...

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 ...