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Robert L Schneider, Kent D Turner, Karen L Stavnes: Hotel database inquiry system. Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Ann C Livingston, L Joy Griebenow, November 3, 1998: US05832452 (87 worldwide citation)

A method of using a computer to select hotels described in a database. A special user interface permits entry of criteria in one or more categories that describe the hotel. The computer searches the database and displays a list of hotels that satisfy the criteria. The computer then permits the user ...


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Kathryn A Rosenthal, Andrew J Berner: Business query tool, using policy objects to provide query responses. Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Ann C Livingston, L Joy Griebenow, June 29, 1999: US05918210 (63 worldwide citation)

A method of modeling an enterprise so that its policy changes as well as its current components and operations are represented in a database (11), and a method of using a computer to query the database. The enterprise is modeled using classes of objects and associated methods. During operation, a qu ...


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Rik Heller, Henrick Y Krigel: Apparatus and method for testing printed circuit boards and their components. Ann C Livingston, March 6, 1990: US04907230 (53 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for testing electrical circuits, especially printed circuit boards containing a number of integrated circuit components. Access to the component to be tested is by means of a clip with driver/sensor pins having field effect transistor circuitry. Each pin corresponds to an access ...


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Terrence Francis Alger II, Barrett Wade Mangold, Jess Witman Gingrich, Darius Mehta: EGR system with dedicated EGR cylinders. Southwest Research Institute, Chowdhury & Georgakis PC, Ann C Livingston, October 23, 2012: US08291891 (48 worldwide citation)

Improved exhaust gas recirculation system and methods that use one or more of the engine's cylinders as dedicated EGR cylinders. All of the exhaust from the dedicated EGR cylinders is recirculated back to the engine intake. Thus, the EGR rate is constant, but the EGR mass flow may be controlled by a ...


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Fred A Cummins: Notification of aspect value change in object-oriented programming. Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Ann C Livingston, L Joy Griebenow, October 6, 1998: US05819281 (43 worldwide citation)

An object-oriented programming language includes support for encapsulation of aspects and for change notification for aspect values. These features are then used to implement various change notification mechanisms. In general, a notification request for change in an aspect value in a target object i ...


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Terrance A Daffin, Brett L Barton: Managing work in a computing application. Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Ann C Livingston, L Joy Griebenow, April 13, 1999: US05893906 (32 worldwide citation)

An automated system (30) is provided for managing work in a computing application. The system (30) includes an interface (32, 38) which can receive inventory information (11) for the computing application. The interface (32, 38) also may receive a work order configuration. A memory (36), which is co ...


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James L Rand: High-altitude balloon and method and apparatus for making it. Winzen International, Ann C Livingston, October 31, 1989: US04877205 (28 worldwide citation)

A high-altitude balloon having prestrained gores made from an asymmetrical gore pattern. The invention includes the balloon, the method of assembling the balloon, and a table specially designed to implement the method. The method can be used to assemble balloons of varying shapes and sizes, within a ...


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Paul A Avery, Joshua J Curtis, Reda Laurent Bouraoui: Cooperative sensor-sharing vehicle traffic safety system. Southwest Research Institute, Ann C Livingston, August 9, 2011: US07994902 (17 worldwide citation)

A method and system for using vehicle-to-vehicle cooperative communications for traffic collision avoidance. One vehicle detects a “situation”, such as a pedestrian within the crosswalk, where an “offending object” is in or near a roadway feature, which could result in a collision. The detecting veh ...


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Alfred E Pevler, Donald R Van Rheeden, Le Moey Wiebush Jr: Detection and location of radio frequency weapons from high altitude glider system. Southwest Research Institute, Ann C Livingston, May 24, 2011: US07948426 (14 worldwide citation)

A method and system for detecting and locating RF weapons being used against aircraft. Large geographic regions may be defended by equipping a constellation of high-altitude airborne platforms with RF detectors, GPS receivers and a communications unit. The communications unit downlinks data indicati ...


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Jess W Gingrich, Terrence F Alger II, Raphael Gukelberger: Fuel injection strategy for internal combustion engine having dedicated EGR cylinders. Southwest Research Institute, Chowhury & Georgakis P C, Ann C Livingston, November 25, 2014: US08893687 (10 worldwide citation)

A method using exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in an internal combustion engine. The engine has at least one “dedicated EGR cylinder”, whose entire exhaust is recirculated back to all the engine cylinders. The dedicated EGR cylinder is operated at a rich air-fuel ratio, and the other cylinders are o ...