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Matthew Cross, Tony Campbell: Mobile robot for telecommunication. Irobot Corporation, O Brien Jones PLLC, September 11, 2012: US08265793 (69 worldwide citation)

A mobile robot provides telecommunication service between a remote user at a remote terminal and a local user in proximity to the mobile robot. The remote user can connect to the mobile robot via the Internet using a peer-to-peer VoIP protocol, and control the mobile robot to navigate about the mobi ...


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Emilie Phillips, Aaron Powers, Andrew Shein, Josef P Jamieson, Tyson Sawyer: Autonomous behaviors for a remote vehicle. iRobot Corporation, O Brien Jones PLLC, January 31, 2012: US08108092 (57 worldwide citation)

A method for enhancing operational efficiency of a remote vehicle using a diagnostic behavior. The method comprises inputting and analyzing data received from a plurality of sensors to determine the existence of deviations from normal operation of the remote vehicle, updating parameters in a referen ...


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James F Brown, Jonathan E Silver: Method for detecting the presence of a single target nucleic acid in a sample. Applied Biosystems, The United States Department of Health and Human Service, O Brien Jones PLLC, October 2, 2012: US08278071 (42 worldwide citation)

A method comprising subjecting one or more sample portion(s) to a single amplification step, thereby amplifying a single molecule in the sample portion to a detectable level, and, in some embodiments, then determining whether the sample portion contains at least one molecule of the target nucleic ac ...


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James F Brown, Jonathan E Silver: Methods of detecting amplified product. Applied Biosystems, The United States of America represented by the Department of Health and Human Services, O Brien Jones PLLC, November 29, 2011: US08067159 (36 worldwide citation)

A microfluidic device comprising a first surface portion and a first sample retaining element, which have differing affinities to a fluid, and a method comprising supplying a sample to such a device. In some embodiments, the differing affinity is a result of plasma, ion embedding, surface charging, ...


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Michael A Robbins, Samuel H Kenyon, Roger Gerson, Travis Woodbury, Melissa N Ledoux: Control system for a remote vehicle. iRobot Corporation, O Brien Jones PLLC, November 30, 2010: US07843431 (36 worldwide citation)

Control system for a remote vehicle comprises a twin grip hand-held controller including: a left grip shaped to be held between a left little finger, ring finger, and the ball of the thumb, leaving the left index finger, middle finger, and thumb free; a left control zone adjacent to the left grip, i ...


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Esmail Hejazi Dinan, Jong hak Jung, Swati Tiwari, Hemanth Balaji Pawar, Krishna D Sitaram: Mobile communication device initiated hand-off based on wireless base station priority. Clearwire IP Holdings, O Brien Jones PLLC, February 21, 2012: US08121090 (33 worldwide citation)

A mobile communication device wirelessly transfers user communications to a first wireless base station. The mobile communication device identifies a second wireless base station that has sufficient performance characteristics for wireless communication with the mobile communication device and that ...


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Thomas Hermann: Device and method for wireless vehicle communication. Ford Global Technologies, O Brien Jones PLLC, November 2, 2010: US07825782 (32 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a device, system, and method for wireless communication with a vehicle, comprising a receiver mounted in or on the vehicle for receiving data from a wireless transmitter, and a microprocessor in communication with the receiver for processing the data. The data has a format ada ...


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James F Brown, Jonathan E Silver: Method for detecting the presence of a single target nucleic acid in a sample. Applied Biosystems, The United States of America represented by the Department of Health and Human Services, O Brien Jones PLLC, July 5, 2011: US07972778 (31 worldwide citation)

A miniaturized assembly is provided whereby a fluid sample can be divided into a plurality of sample portions in retaining wells and the sample fluid can be displaced from open ends of the wells while simultaneously being sealed in the wells. A method of dividing a fluid sample using the assembly is ...


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James F Brown, Jonathan E Silver: Method for detecting the presence of a single target nucleic acid in a sample. Applied Biosystems, The United States of America represented Department of Health and Human Services, O Brien Jones PLLC, September 4, 2012: US08257925 (28 worldwide citation)

A miniaturized assembly is provided whereby a fluid sample can be divided into a plurality of sample portions in retaining wells and the sample fluid can be displaced from open ends of the wells while simultaneously being sealed in the wells. A method of dividing a fluid sample using the assembly is ...


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Carol Carlin Cheung, Brian Masao Yamauchi, Christopher Vernon Jones, Mark Bourne Moseley, Sanjiv Singh, Christopher Michael Geyer, Benjamin Peter Grocholsky, Earl Clyde Cox: Collaborative engagement for target identification and tracking. iRobot Corporation, O Brien Jones PLLC, August 14, 2012: US08244469 (27 worldwide citation)

A collaborative engagement system comprises: at least two unmanned vehicles comprising an unmanned air vehicle including sensors configured to locate a target and an unmanned ground vehicle including sensors configured to locate and track a target; and a controller facilitating control of, and commu ...