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Michele M Covell, Michael Hongmai Lin, Ali Rahimi, Michael Harville, Trevor J Darrell, John I Woodfill, Harlyn Baker, Gaile G Gordon: Three dimensional object pose estimation which employs dense depth information. Vulcan Patents, Van Pelt Yi & James, February 21, 2006: US07003134 (318 worldwide citation)

Dense range data obtained at real-time rates is employed to estimate the pose of an articulated figure. In one approach, the range data is used in combination with a model of connected patches. Each patch is the planar convex hull of two circles, and a recursive procedure is carried out to determine ...


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Tom Van Horn, Niklas Gustafsson, Dale Woodford: Demand aggregation through online buying groups. Vulcan Portals, Fenwick & West, October 7, 2003: US06631356 (146 worldwide citation)

An online buying group (referred to herein as a “co-op”) is formed for the specific purpose of purchasing a particular product at (


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Tom Van Horn, Niklas Gustafsson, Dale Woodford: Demand aggregation through online buying group. Vulcan, Fenwick & West, August 5, 2003: US06604089 (128 worldwide citation)

An online buying group (referred to herein as a “co-op”) is formed for the specific purpose of purchasing a particular product at (


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Tom Van Horn, Dale A Woodford, Richard V Halbert, Kevin Dean Wampler: System and method for enhancing buyer and seller interaction during a group-buying sale. Vulcan Portals, Fenwick & West, April 22, 2008: US07363246 (116 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided that enable buyers and sellers to communicate with each other and to negotiate the purchase terms of featured merchandise in a group-buying opportunity. Sellers and buyers may use various forms of on-line group-buying mechanisms in conjunction with the negotiation fe ...


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Alexander Rankin VI: Adjustable spring-driven pusher device for a merchandise dispenser. Vulcan Spring & Manufacturing Company, Howson and Howson, October 15, 2002: US06464089 (116 worldwide citation)

A spring-driven pusher device for a forward, side, top, or up feeding merchandise dispenser having an adjustment mechanism for setting a desired pushing force. The adjustment mechanism is utilized to increase and/or reduce the tension of the windings of the coiled end of a spring or strip of coiled ...


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Tom Van Horn, Jon C Engman, Richard V Halbert, Niklas Gustafsson, Dale A Woodford, Jerome P Pache, Greg C Dean: System and method for extension of group buying throughout the internet. Vulcan Portals, Fenwick & West, August 23, 2005: US06934690 (113 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided that enable partner sites to join in the sale of products/services via a PowerBuy business method. A seller registers a list of products/services to be displayed on partner sites. Customers/visitors who access partner sites may link to one or more PowerBuys conducted ...


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J Thomas Ngo, Steven E Saunders, Owen Rubin: System and method for the broadcast dissemination of time-ordered data. Vulcan Patents, Van Pelt Yi & James, December 26, 2006: US07155735 (111 worldwide citation)

A stream of time-ordered data, such as a movie, is divided into multiple fragments of equal length, which are repetitively transmitted at different respective repetition rates. The fragments are reordered for transmission so that those which occur near the beginning of the original data stream are t ...


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Anthony F Istvan, Rod G Fleck, Robin Budd, Korina J B Stark, Marcellino Tanumihardja: Network-accessible control of one or more media devices. Vulcan, Perkins Coie, September 7, 2010: US07792920 (85 worldwide citation)

A content management (CM) system is provided to centrally control operation of one or more connected devices by issuing control requests and/or data requests. In some situations the connected device(s) include devices that control presentation of television programming-related content, such as digit ...


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James A Billmaier, John M Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan: System and method for focused navigation within a user interface. Vulcan Ventures, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, September 22, 2009: US07594246 (79 worldwide citation)

A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is ...


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Robin Budd, Christopher W Jones: Method and system for email synchronization for an electronic device. Vulcan Portals, Perkins Coie, May 19, 2009: US07536440 (74 worldwide citation)

An electronic device, such as a hand-held portable computer, is provided with client-side email capability that allows emails to be independently downloaded from a server, regardless of an operating mode of an email application and without using the standard email retrieval mechanism of the email ap ...



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