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Eric William Brown, Rong Nickle Chang, Hamed Abdelfattah Ellozy, John Martin Prager, Edward Cholchin So: System and method for hierarchically grouping and ranking a set of objects in a query context based on one or more relationships. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J McGinn & Gibb P C Percello, February 23, 1999: US05875446 (263 worldwide citation)

Topically relevant objects in an object database are first identified using any generally known methods to obtain a set of topically relevant objects (topically relevant set). Parents, and in alternative embodiments other ancestors, of one or more of the topically relevant objects are identified acc ...


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Robert Jacob von Gutfeld, Shui Chih Alan Lien: Method and apparatus for filling liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello Esq, McGinn & Gibb P C, April 25, 2000: US06055035 (185 worldwide citation)

A system, apparatus, and method for filling a display panel having first and second plates, with liquid crystal material, includes a nozzle for depositing a layer of liquid crystal material over a surface of a first plate of the panel, a scanning arm, coupled to the nozzle, for uniformly forming the ...


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Byron Edward Dom, Dragutin Petkovic: Video story board user interface for selective downloading and displaying of desired portions of remote-stored video data objects. International Business Machines Corporation, James C Pintner Esq, McGinn&Gibb P C, December 26, 2000: US06166735 (153 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for supporting video browsing over a communication network such as the Internet/World Wide Web. A graphical user interface is provided through a client software tool such as a Web browser. A client/user selects a video data object stored at a remote server. A set of ...


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Arnold Halperin, Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Alejandro Gabriel Schrott, Charles P Tresser, Robert Jacob von Gutfeld: Method and system for preventing counterfeiting of high price wholesale and retail items. International Business Machines Corporation, Stephen C Kaufman Esq, McGinn & Gibb P C, May 1, 2001: US06226619 (140 worldwide citation)

A method and system for preventing counterfeiting of an item, include an interrogatable tag attached to the item. The item includes visible indicia for comparison with secret, non-duplicable information stored in the tag designating authenticity.


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Mario Schkolnick, Robert Jacob von Gutfeld: Intelligent shopping cart. Intermec IP, McGinn & Gibb P C, February 29, 2000: US06032127 (140 worldwide citation)

The present apparatus is a mobile shopping cart that can automatically keep track of objects selected and carried in the cart and provide a customer using the cart information like the total price of the items carried. The cart has a radio frequency cart base station with a cart antenna connected to ...


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Nancy Karen Feldman, Arun Viswanathan, Richard M Woundy, Richard H Boivie: Mapping of routing traffic to switching networks. International Business Machines Corporation, McGinn & Gibb P C, April 25, 2000: US06055561 (140 worldwide citation)

IP based networks use a number of different IP routing protocols to determine how packets ought to be routed. However, due to the rapid growth of the Internet, there is a great need for higher packet forwarding performance. This invention describes a way to map IP routing information onto a technolo ...


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Kevin Kok Chan, Christopher Peter D Emic, Erin Catherine Jones, Paul Michael Solomon, Sandip Tiwari: Method for making bonded metal back-plane substrates. International Business Machines Corporation, McGinn & Gibb P C, May 2, 2000: US06057212 (138 worldwide citation)

A method of forming a semiconductor structure, includes steps of growing an oxide layer on a substrate to form a first wafer, separately forming a metal film on an oxidized substrate to form a second wafer, attaching the first and second wafers, performing a heat cycle for the first and second wafer ...


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Chandrasekhar Narayanaswami: Graphical voice response system and method therefor. International Business Machines Corporation, Jay P Sbrollini Esq, McGinn & Gibb P C, August 15, 2000: US06104790 (128 worldwide citation)

A method and system for communicating between a calling party and a called party, includes a dialer for dialing a communication device of a called party, a sensor for sensing whether a voice menu file is associated with the communication device of the called party, and an interactive display for dis ...


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Naohisa Kinoshita, Koji Imai: Portable printing device with shutter for covering print head. Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, McGinn & Gibb P C, January 18, 2000: US06015211 (110 worldwide citation)

A portable printing device including: a case; a print unit having a print head with a print surface, the print head being switchable between a raised position and a lowered position with respect to the case; and a shutter member that covers the print surface of the print head when the print head is ...


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Carlton Wayne Niblack, Dragutin Petkovic: Video query system and method. International Business Machines Corporation, Khanh O Tran Esq, McGinn & Gibb P C, January 30, 2001: US06182069 (104 worldwide citation)

Search of video images in a database is enhanced by specification of at least one object and a background in stored frames and in queries of the database. Video information is stored in the database by means of representative frames that include at least one object and a background. A query of the d ...