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Joseph R Lakowicz, Badri P Maliwal, Peter A Koen: Determination and quantification of saccharides by luminescence lifetimes and energy transfer. University of Maryland at Baltimore, Becton Dickinson & Company, Wegner Cantor Mueller & Player, September 21, 1993: US05246867 (380 worldwide citation)

A method for measuring the concentration of a saccharide, conjugated saccharide or polysaccharide of interest using luminescent lifetimes and energy transfer in which an energy transfer donor-acceptor pair is added to a sample to be analyzed, the donor of the donor-acceptor pair being photoluminesce ...


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Daniel F DeMenthon: Computer vision system for position monitoring in three dimensions using non-coplanar light sources attached to a monitored object. University of Maryland, Christopher N Sears, July 13, 1993: US05227985 (337 worldwide citation)

A sensing system for monitoring the position and orientation of a rigid object (20). At least 4 point light sources (24) are mounted on the surface of the object (20) in a noncoplanar arrangement. A single electronic camera (26) captures images (59) of the point light sources (24). Locations of the ...


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Yuhung Kao, John Baras: Method and system for CELP speech coding and codebook for use therewith. University of Maryland at College Park, December 6, 1994: US05371853 (188 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for encoding speech using a codebook excited linear predictive (CELP) speech processor and an algebraic codebook for use therewith. The CELP speech processor receives a digital speech input representative of human speech and performs linear predictive code analysis and perceptua ...


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Deepak Ayyagari, Samuel Resheff, Anthony Ephremides: Capacity enhancement for multi-code CDMA with integrated services through quality of services and admission control. Verizon Laboratories, University of Maryland, James K Weixel, August 21, 2001: US06278701 (146 worldwide citation)

With the addition of high-speed data traffic to traditional CDMA cellular networks, there is a need to efficiently utilize system capacity so that the quality of service of existing voice and low-speed data users is maintained while new high-speed data users are added to the network. Methods and sys ...


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Mathew Scott Corson, Vincent Douglas Park: Adaptive routing method for a dynamic network. University of Maryland, The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, December 23, 2003: US06667957 (140 worldwide citation)

A routing system and method utilizes a highly-adaptive, loop-free, distributed routing algorithm for dynamic networks. The basic, underlying method is neither a distance-vector nor a link-state method; the invention employs an algorithm which is one of a family of algorithms which are called “link r ...


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Stephen W Downing: Apparatuses and methods for performing minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures inside of a beating heart. University of Maryland Baltimore, Carol M LaSalle, Bozicevic Field & Francis, January 11, 2005: US06840246 (130 worldwide citation)

Diagnostic and surgical procedures may be performed on a beating heart using an assembly which includes a port and a fluid transport device. The port has a housing for insertion through a wall of the heart chamber and may include one valve disposed in the housing and an inlet connected to the housin ...


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Daniel F Dementhon, Yukio Fujii: Three dimensional pointing device monitored by computer vision. University of Maryland, Christopher N Sears, March 22, 1994: US05297061 (129 worldwide citation)

A pointing device (28), comprising light sources (30) and monitored by a computer vision task running in a microcontroller (108) and a computer (24). The computer vision task computes the spatial position and orientation of the pointing device, and enables an operator to control virtual three dimens ...


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James S Gammie: Methods and devices for performing cardiac valve repair. University of Maryland Baltimore, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, December 22, 2009: US07635386 (119 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to methods and devices for repairing a cardiac valve. Generally, the methods involve a minimally invasive procedure that includes creating an access in the apex region of the heart through which one or more instruments may be inserted so as to repair a cardiac valve ...


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Peter C Chen, James S Sirkis: Method and apparatus for determining the shape of a flexible body. University of Maryland, James R Burdett, Venable, July 3, 2001: US06256090 (116 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic measurement system capable of greatly improving the cost, complexity, and efficiency with which flexible body shape estimates are made. The fiber optic shape measurement system uses Bragg grating sensor technology and time, spatial, and wavelength division multiplexing, to produce a pl ...


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Raymond A Adomaitis, John N Kidder Jr, Gary W Rubloff: Spatially programmable microelectronics process equipment using segmented gas injection showerhead with exhaust gas recirculation. University of Maryland College Park, Liniak Berenato & White, November 23, 2004: US06821910 (114 worldwide citation)

A multizone, segmented showerhead provides a gas impingement flux distribution which is controllable in two lateral dimensions to achieve programmable uniformity in chemical vapor deposition, in plasma deposition and etching and other processes. Recirculation (pumping) of exhaust gases back through ...