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Bobby Christopher Lee: Computer graphical user interface method and system for supporting multiple two-dimensional movement inputs. International Business Machines Corporation, Romualdis Strimaitis Esq, McGinn & Gibb P C, December 7, 1999: US05999169 (102 worldwide citation)

A method and system are disclosed, for providing a user interface with a graphical user interface (GUI) computer system. The method comprising the steps of receiving a user input command signal, the signal including first and second signals, representative of movements of respective first and second ...


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Winslow Scott Burleson, William Marvin Dyer, Christopher Karl Eisbach, Derek Solomon Pai, Edwin Joseph Selker: Thin keyboard having torsion bar keyswitch hinge members. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard Ludwin Esq, McGinn & Gibb P C, December 21, 1999: US06005209 (101 worldwide citation)

A keyboard apparatus is provided for small and lightweight computers and the like. Keyswitches and a keyboard assembly comprise a sheet member having a plurality of key faces fixed thereon in a conventional keyboard arrangement. A plurality of cutouts are provided in the sheet member, partially surr ...


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Michio Okumura, Takefumi Furuta, Takao Kuroyanagi, Hidenori Ito: Percussion driver drill, and a changeover mechanism for changing over a plurality of operating modes of an apparatus. Makita Corporation, McGinn & Gibb P C, November 7, 2000: US06142242 (99 worldwide citation)

A pair of stoppers (47) capable of moving back and forth in an axial direction of a spindle (5) are provided on an outer periphery of a tubular portion (9a) for supporting the spindle (5). As a pair of projections (49) provided on a first change ring (32) are moved in conjunction with the rotation o ...


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Hidehito Kubo: Method of scheduling a job in a clustered computer system and device therefor. NEC Corporation, McGinn & Gibb P C, March 9, 1999: US05881284 (93 worldwide citation)

A computer system and method of scheduling a job in a clustered computer system having a plurality of clusters and a global storage, stores an inputted job in a job queue allocated in the global storage, selects a job to be executed, and executes the selected job in a cluster. The job selection is a ...


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Gerald E Feigin, Kaan Kudsi Katircioglu, David Da Wei Yao: Method of estimating future replenishment requirements and inventory levels in physical distribution networks. International Business Machines Corporation, Stephen C Kaufman Esq, McGinn & Gibb P C, December 21, 1999: US06006196 (86 worldwide citation)

A method suitable for use in a physical distribution network. The method comprises the steps of using a distribution resource planning (DRP) logic for providing estimates of at least one of projected future on-hand inventory and replenishment requirements; and, incorporating within the DRP logic an ...


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Tetsuro Takizawa: Color image display apparatus and method therefor. NEC Corporation, McGinn & Gibb P C, April 13, 1999: US05894300 (82 worldwide citation)

A single frame buffer is used in displaying on a display both an image from a first-type image source specified by a red-green-blue (RGB) value and an image from a second-type image source specified by an index value for a look-up table. A data-type buffer stores a data-type indicating whether each ...


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Junehwa Song, Boon Lock Yeo: System and method for extracting spatially reduced image sequences in a motion compensated compressed format. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello Esq, McGinn & Gibb P C, August 22, 2000: US06108448 (79 worldwide citation)

Given compressed video which supports the coding of interlaced frames through DCT and motion compensation, different construction methods are applied based on select DCT domain coefficients and/or motion vector informations to produce spatially reduced images without decompressing. The spatially red ...


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Nancy Karen Feldman, Arun Viswanathan, Richard M Woundy, Richard H Boivie: Merging of data cells at network nodes. International Business Machines Corporation, McGinn & Gibb P C, November 14, 2000: US06148000 (78 worldwide citation)

A switching apparatus (and method and program storage device for storing the method) for receiving and transmitting data units each segmented into a series of cells of data, including a first cell and a last cell, each cell of a series including a label common to all cells of said series, includes a ...


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Charles T Black, Stephen M Gates, Christopher B Murray, Shouheng Sun: Magnetic storage medium formed of nanoparticles. International Business Machines Corporation, McGinn & Gibb P C, December 19, 2000: US06162532 (76 worldwide citation)

A magnetic storage medium is disclosed which is formed from a layer of substantially uniformly spaced-apart magnetic nanoparticles of substantially uniform diameter disposed upon a surface of a substrate, with a coating, preferably of abrasion-resistant material, applied to adhere the nanoparticles ...


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Keizo Yamada, Toshihide Kuriyama: Light beam scanner using large electrostatic force. NEC Corporation, McGinn & Gibb P C, September 28, 1999: US05959760 (72 worldwide citation)

A light beam scanner includes a supporting substrate. Fixed electrodes of a first set are provided on the supporting substrate to oppose to each other. A mirror is provided between the fixed electrodes, has torsion bars physically connected to the supporting substrate and a mirror electrode section ...