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Michael D Murphy: Fuel consumption estimation. Trimble Navigation, John F Schipper, June 22, 1999: US05913917 (150 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for prediction or estimation of fuel or energy consumption by a vehicle over a chosen trip route, where the route includes a plurality of road segments. Fuel consumption over each road segment is estimated, using information on one or more of the following variables: representat ...


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Michael W McGreevy: System, method and apparatus for conducting a keyterm search. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Robert M Padilla, John F Schipper, November 23, 2004: US06823333 (129 worldwide citation)

A keyterm search is a method of searching a database for subsets of the database that are relevant to an input query. First, a number of relational models of subsets of a database are provided. A query is then input. The query can include one or more keyterms. Next, a gleaning model of the query is ...


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Lance D Delzeit: Controlled patterning and growth of single wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Robert M Padilla, John F Schipper, February 22, 2005: US06858197 (128 worldwide citation)

Method and system for producing a selected pattern or array of at least one of a single wall nanotube and/or a multi-wall nanotube containing primarily carbon. A substrate is coated with a first layer (optional) of a first selected metal (e.g., Al and/or Ir) and with a second layer of a catalyst (e. ...


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Charles C Jorgensen, Kevin R Wheeler: Characterization of bioelectric potentials. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Robert M Padilla, John F Schipper, Carla M Wong, April 13, 2004: US06720984 (125 worldwide citation)

Method and system for recognizing and characterizing bioelectric potential or electromyographic (EMG) signals associated with at least one of a coarse gesture and a fine gesture that is performed by a person, and use of the bioelectric potentials to enter data and/or commands into an electrical and/ ...


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Michael Timo Allison, Mark Nichols, James L Sorden: Location and generation of high accuracy survey control marks using satellites. Trimble Navigation, John F Schipper, April 14, 1998: US05739785 (119 worldwide citation)

A method for accurately determining the location of a pre-selected survey or construction mark, or for accurately identifying the survey position for a new mark with pre-selected location coordinates. A Satellite Positioning System (SPS), such as GPS or GLONASS, with at least two SPS stations (anten ...


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Raul Y Tan, David W Myers, Robert G Ozarski, John F Schipper, Michael P C Watts: Method for film thickness and refractive index determination. John F Schipper, Harold Huberfeld, March 20, 1990: US04909631 (114 worldwide citation)

Two methods for determination of thickness of a film of known material that is mounted on one face of a solid substrate of known material are disclosed, using: (1) inversion of an optical beam reflectivity equation; or (2) determination of the film thickness that minimizes the variance of the optica ...


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John F Schipper, Allan M Pelley: Image authentication patterning. Trimble Navigation, John F Schipper, June 9, 1998: US05764770 (108 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for producing a self-authenticating visual image of a selected view, using a digital image forming means, such as a digital camera, together with a position determining system that provides position information, including location and/or angular orientation and/or time of observation at th ...


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Charles M Fischer Jr, Robert S Price: Gas scavenging exhaust system. Allan J Jacobson, John F Schipper, May 5, 1981: US04265239 (103 worldwide citation)

A system utilizing the central vacuum system in the dental operatory to exhaust analgesic or anesthetic gas from a gas administration assembly. The system includes a nosepiece fitting over the nose of a patient, an exhaust assembly for removing exhaled gas from the nosepiece, and an exhaust chamber ...


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Durand R Begault, Mark R Anderson, Bryan McClain, Joel D Miller: Reconfigurable auditory-visual display. John F Schipper, Robert M Padilla, May 27, 2008: US07378963 (100 worldwide citation)

System and method for visual and audible communication between a central operator and N mobile communicators (N≧2), including an operator transceiver and interface, configured to receive and display, for the operator, visually perceptible and audibly perceptible signals from each of the mobile commu ...


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John F Schipper, Peter V W Loomis, Allan M Pelley, James M Janky, Len Sheynblat: Authentication of a message source. Trimble Navigation, John F Schipper, May 19, 1998: US05754657 (95 worldwide citation)

Methods for authentication or validation of the location of a putative source (ps) of a message, using time varying location determination (LD) signals that are received from J sources (J>1) of LD signals G(t;j;ps) that are spaced apart from the putative source. The putative source forms an augmente ...