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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...