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Thomas J Dougherty, S Joy Mountford, Jesse L Dorogusker, James H Boyden, Philip A van Allen, Daniel E Cummings, Brygg A Ullmer: Methods and systems for providing human/computer interfaces. Interval Research Corporation, Hickman Stephens & Coleman, June 20, 2000: US06076734 (988 worldwide citation)

The present invention teaches a variety of methods and systems for providing computer/human interfaces. According to one method, the user interfaces with an electronic device such as a computer system by engaging a sensor with desired regions of an encoded physical medium. The encoded physical mediu ...


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Kevin O Neil, Glenn R Seidman: Personal information security and exchange tool. Cyva Research Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, November 16, 1999: US05987440 (614 worldwide citation)

Utilization of the E-Metro Community and Personal Information Agents assure an effective and comprehensive agent-rule based command and control of informational assets in a networked computer environment. The concerns of informational privacy and informational self-determination are addressed square ...


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Mark G Allen, Mark R Prausnitz, Devin V McAllister, Florent Paul Marcel Cros: Microneedle devices and methods of manufacture and use thereof. Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, January 1, 2002: US06334856 (597 worldwide citation)

Microneedle devices are provided for transport of therapeutic and biological molecules across tissue barriers and for use as microflameholders. In a preferred embodiment for transport across tissue, the microneedles are formed of a biodegradable polymer. Methods of making these devices, which can in ...


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Larry Gold, Craig Tuerk: Methods for identifying nucleic acid ligands. University Research Corporation, Beaton & Swanson, December 14, 1993: US05270163 (587 worldwide citation)

The SELEX (Systematic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential Enrichment) method is disclosed for the identification of nucleic acid ligands. A candidate mixture of single stranded nucleic acids having regions of randomized sequence is contacted with a target compound and those nucleic acids having an i ...


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Mark R Prausnitz, Mark G Allen, Sebastien Henry, Devin V McAllister, Donald E Ackley, Thomas Jackson: Devices and methods for enhanced microneedle penetration of biological barriers. Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Ropes & Gray, June 1, 2004: US06743211 (566 worldwide citation)

Microneedle devices and methods of use thereof are provided for the enhanced transport of molecules, including drugs and biological molecules, across tissue by improving the interaction of microneedles and a deformable, elastic biological barrier, such as human skin. The devices and methods act to ( ...


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Trevor Darrell, Gaile Gordon, Michael Harville, John Woodfill, Harlyn Baker: Method and apparatus for personnel detection and tracking. Interval Research Corporation, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, February 13, 2001: US06188777 (558 worldwide citation)

Techniques from computer vision and computer graphics are combined to robustly track a target (e.g., a user) and perform a function based upon the image and/or the identity attributed to the target's face. Three primary modules are used to track a user's head: depth estimation, color segme ...


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Gaile Gordon, Michael Harville, John Woodfill, Trevor Darrell: Background estimation and segmentation based on range and color. Interval Research Corporation, Van Pelt & Yi, December 9, 2003: US06661918 (502 worldwide citation)

Segmentation of background and foreground objects in an image is based upon the joint use of both range and color data. Range-based data is largely independent of color image data, and hence not adversely affected by the limitations associated with color-based segmentation, such as shadows and simil ...


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John Iselin Woodfill, Henry Harlyn Baker, Brian Von Herzen, Robert Dale Alkire: Data processing system and method. Interval Research Corporation, Ritter VanPelt & Yi, April 10, 2001: US06215898 (452 worldwide citation)

A powerful, scaleable, and reconfigurable image processing system and method of processing data therein is described. This general purpose, reconfigurable engine with toroidal topology, distributed memory, and wide bandwidth I/O are capable of solving real applications at real-time speeds. The recon ...


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Steven L Regen: Synthetic phosphatidyl cholines useful in forming liposomes. Research Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, November 27, 1984: US04485045 (399 worldwide citation)

Lower-.omega.-alkenoyloxy-long chain alkanoic anhydrides are synthesized from the .omega.-hydroxyalkanoic acids and are condensed with glycerophosphatidyl cholines to prepare alkenoyloxyalkanoic esters of glycerophosphatidyl cholines. These are used to make vesicles which are then polymerized in sit ...


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Hemker David, Redeker Fred C, Boyd John, de, Larios John M, Ravkin Michael, Korolik Mikhail: Apparatus and method for providing a confined liquid for immersion lithography. Lam Research Corporation, Hemker David, Redeker Fred C, Boyd John, de, Larios John M, Ravkin Michael, Korolik Mikhail, MIZUMOTO Edmund H, January 13, 2005: WO/2005/003864 (384 worldwide citation)

A method for processing a substrate is provided which includes generating a meniscus on the surface of the substrate and applying photolithography light through the meniscus to enable photolithography processing of a surface of the substrate.