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Tom Richardson, Vladimir Novichkov: Methods and apparatus for decoding LDPC codes. Flarion Technologies, Michael P Straub, Straub & Pokotylo, October 14, 2003: US06633856 (285 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for decoding codewords using message passing decoding techniques which are particularly well suited for use with low density parity check (LDPC) codes and long codewords are described. The described methods allow decoding graph structures which are largely comprised of multiple ...


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John S Breese, David E Heckerman, Eric Horvitz, Carl Kadie, Keiji Kanazawa: Methods and apparatus for retrieving and/or processing retrieved information as a function of a users estimated knowledge. Microsoft, Peter L Michaelson, Michael P Straub, Michaelson & Wallace, December 21, 1999: US06006218 (254 worldwide citation)

Information retrieval methods and apparatus which involve: 1) the generation of estimates regarding the probability that items included in search results are already known to the user and 2) the use of such knowledge probability estimates to influence the ranking of search results, are described. By ...


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Saad A Saad: Catheter with integral electromagnetic location identification device. Michael P Straub, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, March 17, 1998: US05727553 (211 worldwide citation)

Catheters incorporating an electromagnetic field detection device for use in conjunction with a catheter locating apparatus to determine the position of a catheter without the use of X-rays is disclosed. The electromagnetic field detection device includes a pair of leads incorporated into the wall o ...


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David McElhatten, Steven Johnson, Robert Benya, Robert B Golden, James W Kasanin: Technique for effectively accessing programming listing information in an entertainment delivery system. Time Warner Interactive Video Group, Michael P Straub, Straub and Pokotylo, February 6, 2007: US07174126 (179 worldwide citation)

In a broadband communications system, e.g., a cable system, programming content can be readily reserved and accessed for viewing using an interactive program guide, a network home graphic user interface (GUI), Quick View Guide, etc., in accordance with the invention. Such programming content may inc ...


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David E Heckerman, Fileno A Alleva, Robert L Rounthwaite, Daniel Rosen, Mei Yuh Hwang, Yoram Yaacovi, John L Manferdelli: Methods and apparatus for automatically synchronizing electronic audio files with electronic text files. Microsoft Corporation, Michael P Straub, Straub & Pokotylo, July 10, 2001: US06260011 (178 worldwide citation)

Automated methods and apparatus for synchronizing audio and text data, e.g., in the form of electronic files, representing audio and text expressions of the same work or information are described. A statistical language model is generated from the text data. A speech recognition operation is then pe ...


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George J Vysotsky, Ayman O Asadi, David M Lubensky, Vijay R Raman, Jayant M Naik: Methods and apparatus for activating telephone services in response to speech. NYNEX Science & Technology, Michael P Straub, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, February 17, 1998: US05719921 (170 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for activating telephone services in response to speech are described. A directory including names is maintained for each customer. A speaker dependent speech template and a telephone number for each name, is maintained as part of each customer's directory. Speaker independent ...


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Alan O Neill: Messages and control methods for controlling resource allocation and flow admission control in a mobile communications system. Flarion Technologies, Straub & Pokotylo, Michael P Straub, April 11, 2006: US07027400 (158 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for aggregating IP packets over an access link between a wireless access router and a core node and for managing resource allocation to access link packet aggregates, e.g., as a function of the status of wireless communications links used to couple mobile nodes to the access ro ...


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Jill MacDonald Boyce, Jack Selig Fuhrer, John Goodchilde Norie Henderson, Frank Anton Lane, Michael Allen Plotnick: Video recording device compatible transmitter. Hitachi America, Peter L Michaelson, Michael P Straub, Michaelson & Wallace, September 8, 1998: US05805762 (151 worldwide citation)

A device for transmitting digital packetized video and audio data is disclosed. The transmitter includes a video encoder, a prioritizer, and a packetizer. The video encoder receives video signals and encodes the video signals into a digital video data stream including codewords. The video encoder al ...


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Robert T Baum, Eric A Voit: Methods and apparatus and data structures for providing access to an edge router of a network. Verizon Communications, Leonard C Suchyta Esq, Joel Wall Esq, Michael P Straub Esq, August 3, 2004: US06771673 (149 worldwide citation)

Aggregating physical connections from customers for presentation to an access router and de-aggregating traffic from a shared link(s) from the access router. Ports of an aggregation unit may be configured such that each has a unique identifier in the place of information (e.g., the layer


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Kim Ernest Alexander Silverman: Automated voice synthesis employing enhanced prosodic treatment of text, spelling of text and rate of annunciation. NYNEX Science & Technology, Michael P Straub, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, July 29, 1997: US05652828 (146 worldwide citation)

Improved automated synthesis of human audible speech from text is disclosed. Performance enhancement of the underlying text comprehensibility is obtained through prosodic treatment of the synthesized material, improved speaking rate treatment, and improved methods of spelling words or terms for the ...