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Kenneth R Guy, Jaswant R Jain, Ishwar V Jasuja, Michael W Johnson, Albert Juandy, Simon S Lam, Anthony Y Lee, David Misunas, Jacques A Roth: System and method for transmitting aural information between a computer and telephone equipment. Northern Telecom, W Glen Johnson, August 17, 1999: US05940479 (190 worldwide citation)

A system and method for transmitting aural signals across a wide area network (WAN) from a local phone coupled to a computer, e.g., a PC-phone, to a remote phone coupled to a KTS, PBX, or PSTN, for example. This capability is provided by the gateway unit of the present invention. The system of the p ...


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Kazuhiko Amano: Electronic pointing device. Seiko Epson Corporation, W Glen Johnson, November 25, 1997: US05691747 (127 worldwide citation)

A compact, miniaturized pointing device for use with an electronic apparatus, such as a computer, personal data assistant (PDA), or digital watch display screen, is provided to indicate the position of a cursor mark on the display screen. The pointing device includes an elastic member which has a bo ...


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Ichio Yudasaka, Minoru Matsuo, Satoshi Takenaka: Active matrix panel and manufacturing method including TFTs having variable impurity concentration levels. Seiko Epson Corporation, W Glen Johnson, October 8, 1996: US05563427 (115 worldwide citation)

In the formation of a thin-film transistor (620) capable of improving the OFF current characteristic, first, all ions (arrow Ion-1) generated from a mixed gas (doping gas) containing 5% PH.sub.3 with the remainder being H.sub.2 gas are implanted to a polycrystalline silicon film (604) at an approxim ...


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Eizo Takahashi, Chiharu Kaburagi: Touch panel input device and control method thereof. Seiko Epson Corporation, Eric B Janofsky, W Glen Johnson, June 10, 1997: US05638093 (111 worldwide citation)

A touch panel input device is provide with a panel capable of propagating surface acoustic waves and in which surface acoustic wave attenuation is caused by a object in contact with said panel. An emission circuit outputs a surface acoustic wave drive; and an emission transducer emits surface acoust ...


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Mikio Aoki, Takashi Nitta: Image processing method and device. Seiko Epson Corporation, W Glen Johnson, February 17, 1998: US05719970 (93 worldwide citation)

A two-line sensor type image input and processing apparatus and method for accurately determining the current scan state, start of scanning and end of scanning events, as well as estimating scanning speed corresponding thereto, and for performing high precision distortion correction on the basis of ...


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David Otto Whitt III, Eric Joseph Wahl, David C Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Summer L Schneider, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Timothy C Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard: Flexible hinge support layer. Microsoft Corporation, Jeremy Snodgrass, Glen Johnson, Micky Minhas, May 13, 2014: US08724302 (69 worldwide citation)

Flexible hinge and removable attachment techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input d ...


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Jim Tom Belesiu, Gene Robert Obie, James Charles Marshall, Robert D Young, Nathan C Sherman, Edward C Giaimo III, David Neff, Jose R Sousa: Accessory device authentication. Microsoft Corporation, Jeremy Snodgrass, Glen Johnson, Micky Minhas, May 6, 2014: US08719603 (68 worldwide citation)

Accessory device authentication techniques are described. In one or more embodiments, connection of an accessory device to a host computing device is detected. Responsive to the detection, an authentication sequence may occur to verify an identity and/or capabilities of the accessory device. Upon su ...


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David Otto Whitt III, Eric Joseph Wahl, David C Vandervoort, Todd David Pleake, Rob Huala, Summer L Schneider, Robyn Rebecca Reed McLaughlin, Matthew David Mickelson, Joel Lawrence Pelley, Timothy C Shaw, Ralf Groene, Hua Wang, Christopher Harry Stoumbos, Karsten Aagaard: Flexible hinge and removable attachment. Microsoft Corporation, Jeremy Snodgrass, Glen Johnson, Micky Minhas, July 15, 2014: US08780541 (66 worldwide citation)

Flexible hinge and removable attachment techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a flexible hinge is configured to communicatively and physically couple an input device to a computing device and may implement functionality such as a support layer and minimum bend radius. The input d ...


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Chi Wong: Apparatus and method for reducing speech recognition vocabulary perplexity and dynamically selecting acoustic models. Northern Telecom, W Glen Johnson, May 18, 1999: US05905773 (66 worldwide citation)

A method of reducing the perplexity of a speech recognition vocabulary and dynamically selecting speech recognition acoustic model sets used in a simulated telephone operator apparatus. The directory of users of the telephone network is subdivided into subsets wherein each subset contains the names ...


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Tracy Roberts, Craig A Will: Adaptive speaker verification apparatus and method including alternative access control. Nortel Networks Corporation, W Glen Johnson, September 12, 2000: US06119084 (65 worldwide citation)

A useful, novel, and nonobvious speech verification apparatus, method and media incorporating the same, as well as a secure interactive voice response ("IVR") system. The speaker verification apparatus and method involves a determination whether one or more speech samples captured from a speaker sub ...