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James H Jannard: Toroidal lens for sunglasses. Oakley, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, September 19, 1989: US04867550 (198 worldwide citation)


Disclosed is a toroidal lens for use in a pair of sunglasses, comprising a unitary pane of transparent material which is curved about each of two substantially perpendicular axes, each having a substantially constant radius such that the lens defines a portion of the surface of a toroid. A cross-sec ...


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Marcelo Lamego, Mohamed Diab, Ammar Al Ali: Physiological parameter confidence measure. MASIMO Laboratories, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, June 7, 2011: US07957780 (184 worldwide citation)


Confidence in a physiological parameter is measured from physiological data responsive to the intensity of multiple wavelengths of optical radiation after tissue attenuation. The physiological parameter is estimated based upon the physiological data. Reference data clusters are stored according to k ...


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Ramesh Jain, Amarnath Gupta, Arun Hampapur, Bradley Horowitz: Visual dictionary. Virage, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, November 9, 1999: US05983237 (166 worldwide citation)


A system and method for improving the retrieval performance of a query engine in a visual information retrieval (VIR) system by encoding domain-specific knowledge into the VIR system through a visual dictionary or "victionary". The victionary is a dictionary-like information-mapping module that is u ...


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Raffi Codilian, George J Bennett: Disk drive control system and method for determining the temperature of an actuator coil. Western Digital Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, Ramin Mobarhan Esq, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, May 4, 2004: US06731450 (111 worldwide citation)


A hard disk drive comprising an actuator control system that measures the temperature of an actuator coil and methods for providing the same. The control system comprises a controller and a current source controlled by the controller that generates a flow of current through the actuator so as to rep ...


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I Fan Wang, Jerome F Ditter, Robert Zepf: Highly porous polyvinylidene difluoride membranes. USF Filtration and Separations Group, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, November 14, 2000: US06146747 (93 worldwide citation)


The present invention relates to the field synthetic polymeric membrane materials formed from casting polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) polymer solutions and/or dispersions. Membranes formed in accordance with the present invention are all highly porous. Both internally isotropic membranes and highly ...


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David Heald: Process and structure for fabrication of MEMS device having isolated edge posts. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, January 22, 2008: US07321457 (86 worldwide citation)


A method of fabricating an array of MEMS devices includes the formation of support structures located at the edge of upper strip electrodes. A support structure is etched to form a pair of individual support structures located at the edges of a pair of adjacent electrodes. The electrodes themselves ...


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Douglas F DeVires, Lindon A Baker: Medical ventilator. Bird Products Corporation, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, December 12, 1995: US05474062 (46 worldwide citation)


A medical ventilator having a valve which controls the flow of gas from a pressurized gas source to a patient for inhalation. Flow through the valve is choked and pressure upstream of the valve is held stable so that a known relationship exists between the position of the valve and the flow rate thr ...


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Vasily I Shveykin: Injection incoherent emitter. D Led Corporation, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, August 6, 2002: US06429462 (41 worldwide citation)


An injection incoherent emitter outputs a directed beam of light resulting from spontaneous emission. The emitter provides small divergence angles and enhanced external efficiency, as well as increased energy and light power. Specific ranges of compositions and thicknesses for layers and sublayers i ...


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Tatsuya Matsuura: Motorcycle frame. Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, July 13, 1999: US05921339 (37 worldwide citation)


A generally open, welded-up type of motorcycle frame wherein the pivot axis for the rear wheel suspension system is disposed forwardly of the rear end of the frame so as to provide a large degree of suspension travel with small angular movements and without necessitating a large wheel base. The cons ...


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Robert M Hamilton, Anthony J Gambone: Portable gas powered positive pressure breathing apparatus and method. Emergent Respiratory Products, Knobbe Marten Olson & Bear, June 27, 2006: US07066175 (28 worldwide citation)


A portable positive pressure breathing apparatus includes a demand valve with a supply inlet port adapted to be connected to a pressurized source of oxygen and an outlet port adapted to be connected to the inlet of a patient's breathing appliance. The demand valve further includes a reference chambe ...



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