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Thomas Guthrie Zimmerman: System and method for performing inventory using a mobile inventory robot. International Business Machines Corporation, Samuel Kassatly, Shimokaji & Associates P C, April 6, 2010: US07693757 (111 worldwide citation)

A mobile inventory robot system generates an inventory map of a store and a product database when a mobile inventory robot is manually navigated through the store to identify items on shelves, a location for each of the items on the shelves, and a barcode for each of the items. The system performs i ...


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Shumin Zhai, Per Ola Kristensson: System and method for issuing commands based on pen motions on a graphical keyboard. International Business Machines Corporation, Shimokaji & Associates P C, February 3, 2009: US07487461 (96 worldwide citation)

A command pattern recognition system based on a virtual keyboard layout combines pattern recognition with a virtual, graphical, or on-screen keyboard to provide a command control method with relative ease of use. The system allows the user conveniently issue commands on pen-based computing or commun ...


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Michael Edward Houle: Computer system, method, and program product for generating a data structure for information retrieval, and an associated graphical user interface. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard M Goldman, Shimokaji & Associates P C, September 23, 2008: US07428541 (96 worldwide citation)

A computer system for generating data structures for information retrieval of documents stored in a database. The computer system includes: a neighborhood patch generation system for defining patch of nodes having predetermined similarities in a hierarchy structure. The neighborhood patch generation ...


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Stanley Canter, Winnie Choy, Robert Martinelli: Autonomous battery cell balancing system with integrated voltage monitoring. The Boeing Company, Shimokaji & Associates P C, March 29, 2005: US06873134 (59 worldwide citation)

An autonomous lithium-ion cell balancing system with integrated voltage monitoring includes a lithium-ion battery having a plurality of cells, a cell balancing circuit and a cell balancing control circuit. The heart of the cell balancing circuit is a plurality of gated cell balancing converters that ...


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Ronald M Tustison, Mark A Shelton: Digital communication over 28VDC power line. The Boeing Company, Shimokaji & Associates P C, February 7, 2006: US06995658 (56 worldwide citation)

A power line modem interface includes a modem that modulates an RF signal with digital data and demodulates an RF signal to recover digital data. A filter is connected to the modem and to a DC power line that supplies power to a local power supply. The filter couples the RF signals from the modem to ...


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Randall R Clark, Dwight L Engwall, Mark G Yonash, Jeffrey A New: Unidirectional, multi-head fiber placement. The Boeing Company, Shimokaji & Associates P C, May 23, 2006: US07048024 (51 worldwide citation)

An aircraft part manufacturing device for automated composite lay up includes a mandrel tool having a an interior mandrel surface that conforms to an outside mold line (OML) of a part: to be manufactured. One or more circular rings surround the mandrel and are attached to the mandrel. The circular r ...


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Alec Hudnut, Alex Simonini, Michael Cremean, Howard Morgan: Method of merchandising for checkout lanes. Evolution Robotics Retail, Shimokaji & Associates P C, July 24, 2007: US07246745 (48 worldwide citation)

Methods and computer readable media for recognizing and identifying items located on the belt of a counter and/or in a shopping cart of a store environment for the purpose of reducing/preventing bottom-of-the-basket loss, checking out the items automatically, reducing the checkout time, preventing c ...


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Russell L Keller, Wesley S Owen: Process method to repair bismaleimide (BMI) composite structures. The Boeing Company, Shimokaji & Associates P C, July 13, 2004: US06761783 (48 worldwide citation)

A method for repairing a damaged area, referred to as the repair area, of a composite structure comprises steps of: making alignment markings on the repair area; fabricating a pair of alignment templates; preparing the repair area for a hot bonded, vacuum bagged repair; assembling a repair patch; co ...


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Jeffrey Bruce Lotspiech, Hongxia Jin: System and method for assigning sequence keys to a media player to enable hybrid traitor tracing. International Business Machines Corporation, Samuel A Kassatly, Shimokaji & Associates P C, December 8, 2009: US07630497 (38 worldwide citation)

A hybrid traitor-tracing enabling system comprises an inner code and a multi-level outer code. The inner code comprises encrypted tables comprising codewords for file segment variations. One level of the multi-level outer code comprises assignments of a cluster of sequence keys to manufacturers or m ...


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Jim Ostrowski, Luis Goncalves, Michael Cremean, Alex Simonini, Alec Hudnut: System and methods for merchandise checkout. Evolution Robotics, Shimokaji & Associates P C, Andrew S Naglestad, September 5, 2006: US07100824 (37 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for recognizing and identifying items located on the lower shelf of a shopping cart in a checkout lane of a retail store environment for the purpose of reducing or preventing loss or fraud and increasing the efficiency of a checkout process. The system includes one or more visual ...