Andrew David Wilson, Shahram Izadi, Armando Garcia Mendoza, David Kirk, Otmar Hilliges: Physics simulation-based interaction for surface computing. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 10, 2012: US08154524 (71 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates enhancing interactive surface technologies for data manipulation. A surface detection component can employ a multiple contact surfacing technology to detect a surface input, wherein the detected surface input enables a phy ...

Glen Davis, Phillip W Shepard: Method and apparatus for reading multiple bar code formats. Spectra Physics Scanning Systems, Lyon & Lyon, January 2, 1996: US05481098 (71 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 ...

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 (71 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 ...

Parker C Smiley: Spring diaphragm. Physics International Company, Robert R Tipton, November 4, 1980: US04231287 (70 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 ...

Thomas M Baer, Mark S Keirstead: Laser diode pumped solid state laser with miniaturized quick disconnect laser head. Spectra Physics, Paul Davis, May 12, 1987: US04665529 (70 worldwide citation)

A compact laser head for a solid state laser has a miniaturized laser rod and output coupling mirror which form a miniaturized laser cavity. A miniaturized frequency doubler crystal placed in the cavity provides frequency doubled output. The laser head is connected by an optical fiber to a separate ...

Joseph F Rando: Automatic plumb and level tool. Spectra Physics, Thomas M Freiburger, December 31, 1991: US05075977 (70 worldwide citation)

An automatic plumb, level and pointing tool uses a visible laser diode to project a beam in any of three different modes through a beam exit window. The tool, approximately the size and shape of a tape measure, can be placed on one edge to project a tilt-compensated vertical beam. Placed on another ...

Brett A Feddersen, Enrico Gratton, David W Piston: Method and means for parallel frequency acquisition in frequency domain fluorometry. Research Corporation Technologies, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, October 26, 1993: US05257202 (70 worldwide citation)

A digital frequency domain fluorometer utilizing a computer-controlled digital data acquisition system is use for the study of fluorescence and phosphorescence phenomena in the bio-chemical, biological and bio-physics arts. The computer is used for the direct collection of data, as well as for the f ...

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 (69 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 ...

Ali Jaafar, Victor I Chornenky: Apparatus and method for reducing subcutaneous fat deposits, virtual face lift and body sculpturing by electroporation. Minnesota Medical Physics, May 10, 2005: US06892099 (69 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for performing non-invasive treatment of the human face and body by electroporation in lieu of cosmetic surgery is provided. The apparatus comprises a high voltage pulse generator and an applicator having two or more electrodes in close mechanical and electrical contact with ...

Wang Gongwei, Ying Muliang, Wang Xingchun, Chen Guoquan: Process for the conversion of methanol to light olefins and catalyst used for such process. Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, November 22, 1994: US05367100 (68 worldwide citation)

A zeolite catalyst from ZSM-5 modified with phosphorus, rare earth elements and pore structure regulator is used for methanol/dimethyl ether conversion to light olefins.

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