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Walter E Red, Brady R Davies, Xuguang Wang, Edgar R Turner: Device and method for correction of robot inaccuracy. Brigham Young University, Thorpe North & Western, May 16, 1989: US04831549 (108 worldwide citation)

A method and device for improving orientation and/or location accuracy of a programmable robot with respect to a target object. The method consists of calibrating the position of a terminal control frame associated with a robot end-effector which is coupled to a robot distal link. Separated referenc ...


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Ronald P Millett, Howard L Millett, Dell K Allen: Computer system and method for data base indexing and information retrieval. Brigham Young University, Workman Nydegger Jensen, March 28, 1989: US04817036 (98 worldwide citation)

A computer system and method for data base indexing and information retrieval. A number of keywords are selected and each record of a data base is searched to determine in which records each keyword appears. The central processing unit of the system then creates a vector for each keyword which ident ...


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Rodney G Kendall: Vehicular steering system for reverse paths. Brigham Young University, Trask Britt & Rossa, September 21, 1993: US05247442 (93 worldwide citation)

The components of a tractor-trailer assembly are provided with means for determining the ball angle between the tractor and trailer during backing as well as the distance and location of the backing objective with respect to the back of the trailer. Intelligence concerning these data are processed t ...


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Michael J Wirthlin, Brad L Hutchings: Dynamically-configurable digital processor using method for relocating logic array modules. Brigham Young University, Lloyd W Sadler, January 9, 2001: US06173434 (91 worldwide citation)

A method for relocating modules within a programmable logic array is disclosed and used to produce a dynamically-reconfigurable digital processor. The method consists of creating relocatable intermediate circuit modules that can be stored in a configuration library. These modules contain the computa ...


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Karin D Caldwell, Tun Jen Chu, William G Pitt: DNA sequencing using fluorescence background electroblotting membrane. University of Utah, Brigham Young University, May 12, 1992: US05112736 (90 worldwide citation)

A method for the multiplex sequencing on DNA is disclosed which comprises the electroblotting or specific base terminated DNA fragments, which have been resolved by gel electrophoresis, onto the surface of a neutral non-aromatic polymeric microporous membrane exhibiting low background fluorescence w ...


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J Leonard Tolman, Joseph J Ekstrom: Anti-piracy system using separate storage and alternate execution of selected proprietary and public portions of computer programs. Brigham Young University, Workman Nydegger & Jensen, February 24, 1987: US04646234 (88 worldwide citation)

A system for computer software protection includes a random access memory (RAM) device and one or more read-only memory (ROM) devices. The RAM and ROMs are connected in parallel to a data transfer bus, and to an address bus. Selected proprietary portions of a program are pre-stored in the ROMs prior ...


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Bill J Pope, M Duane Horton, H Tracy Hall: High thermal conductivity substrate. Brigham Young University, H Ross Workman, J Winslow Young, August 1, 1978: US04104344 (82 worldwide citation)

A high thermal conductivity substrate is formed by making a sintered diamond composite and thereafter modifying the electrical properties of the composite by leaching graphite and other non-diamond materials from the composite and subsequently infusing the leached composite with material having know ...


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Thomas W Sederberg: Computer graphics method for changing the shape of a geometric model using free-form deformation. Brigham Young University, Workman Nydegger Jensen, April 11, 1989: US04821214 (81 worldwide citation)

A method of using a computer graphic system for free-form deformation of geometric models. The method is based on the use of a control-point grid which is imposed on the model and which can then be moved by a system designer to specify a deformation to a particular region of the model. Displacement ...


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William James Strong, Edward Paul Palmer: Speech coding hearing aid system utilizing formant frequency transformation. Brigham Young University, Criddle Thorpe & Western, September 27, 1977: US04051331 (69 worldwide citation)

A hearing aid system and method includes apparatus for receiving a spoken speech signal, apparatus coupled to the receiving apparatus for determining at successive intervals in the speech signal the frequency and amplitude of the largest formants, apparatus for determining at successive intervals th ...


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John C Clegg, Ariel R Davis: Electronic inverter, particularly for use as ballast. Brigham Young University, Workman Nydegger & Jensen, December 16, 1986: US04630005 (59 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system for supplying high frequency alternating current to gas discharge lamps, such as fluorescent lamps, and the like and a unit that can be placed in or adjacent to a lighting fixture to convert a direct current supply into high frequency AC and also to provide the ballast needed f ...