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Bret Ferree: Artificial intervertebral disc replacement methods and apparatus. Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, July 16, 2002: US06419704 (542 worldwide citation)

Artificial disc replacements for natural intervertebral discs make use of a shaped body having a final volume sized to consume at least a portion of an intervertebral disc space, and a filling within the shaped body enabling the body to cyclically compress and expand in a manner similar to the disc ...


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Charles J Cohen, Glenn Beach, Brook Cavell, Gene Foulk, Charles J Jacobus, Jay Obermark, George Paul: Gesture-controlled interfaces for self-service machines and other applications. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, January 20, 2004: US06681031 (513 worldwide citation)

A gesture recognition interface for use in controlling self-service machines and other devices is disclosed. A gesture is defined as motions and kinematic poses generated by humans, animals, or machines. Specific body features are tracked, and static and motion gestures are interpreted. Motion gestu ...


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Charles J Cohen, Glenn Beach, Brook Cavell, Gene Foulk, Charles J Jacobus, Jay Obermark, George Paul: Gesture-controlled interfaces for self-service machines and other applications. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, September 27, 2005: US06950534 (394 worldwide citation)

A gesture recognition interface for use in controlling self-service machines and other devices is disclosed. A gesture is defined as motions and kinematic poses generated by humans, animals, or machines. Specific body features are tracked, and static and motion gestures are interpreted. Motion gestu ...


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Thomas M Peurach, Peggy Whalen, Douglas Haanpaa, Mike Whalen, Charles J Jacobus: Pose determination and tracking by matching 3D objects to a 2D sensor. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, January 9, 2001: US06173066 (375 worldwide citation)

An improved method of pose determination and tracking does away with conventional segmentation while taking advantage of multi-degree-of-freedom numerical fitting or match filtering as opposed to a syntactic segment or feature oriented combinatorial match. The technique may be used to improve image ...


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Nestor Voronka, Charles J Jacobus: Optical body tracker. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, October 5, 2004: US06801637 (375 worldwide citation)

An optical system tracks the motion of objects, including the human body or portions thereof using a plurality of three-dimensional active markers based upon triangulation from data read via multiple linear CCDs through cylindrical lenses. Each marker is lit in sequence so that it is in sync with a ...


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George V Paul, Glenn J Beach, Charles J Cohen, Charles J Jacobus: Tracking and gesture recognition system particularly suited to vehicular control applications. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, May 23, 2006: US07050606 (334 worldwide citation)

A system and method tracks the movements of a driver or passenger in a vehicle (ground, water, air, or other) and controls devices in accordance with position, motion, and/or body or hand gestures or movements. According to one embodiment, an operator or passenger uses the invention to control comfo ...


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Jeffrey C Braun, Charles J Jacobus, Scott Booth, Michael Suarez, Derek Smith, Jeff Hartnagle, Glenn Leprell: General-purpose medical instrumentation. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, April 18, 2000: US06050940 (330 worldwide citation)

A general-purpose, low-cost system provides comprehensive physiological data collection, with extensive data object oriented programmability and configurability for a variety of medical as well as other analog data collection applications. In a preferred embodiment, programmable input signal acquisi ...


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Bret A Ferree: Artificial disc replacements with natural kinematics. Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, March 16, 2004: US06706068 (320 worldwide citation)

This invention improves upon prior art total disc replacements (TDRS) by more closely replicating the kinematics of a natural disc. The preferred embodiments feature two or more fixed centers of rotation (CORs) and an optional variable COR (VCOR) as the artificial disc replacements (ADRs) translates ...


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James Russo: Stored program pay-per-play. Smart VCR Partnership, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, February 15, 2000: US06025868 (319 worldwide citation)

A stored program pay-per-play system includes a high-capacity storage medium facilitating compilation of video, audio or other programs at a subscriber's site. While the recording of such programs may take place at any time preceding playback, billing occurs only when, and if, the subscriber chooses ...


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George V Paul, Glenn J Beach, Charles J Cohen, Charles J Jacobus: Real-time head tracking system for computer games and other applications. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC, October 17, 2006: US07121946 (308 worldwide citation)

A real-time computer vision system tracks the head of a computer user to implement real-time control of games or other applications. The imaging hardware includes a color camera, frame grabber, and processor. The software consists of the low-level image grabbing software and a tracking algorithm. Th ...



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