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Clinton L Ballard: Advertisements distributed on-line using target criteria screening with method for maintaining end user privacy. Acceleration Software International Corporation, Steven P Koda, January 30, 2001: US06182050 (387 worldwide citation)

Matching between advertisement and target consumer is achieved in a system which maintains consumer privacy. Such system includes computer end users, an advertising service provider and advertisers. Computer end users subscribe to the advertising service provider. The advertising service provider se ...


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Roy W Martin, Lawrence A Crum, Shahram Vaezy, Stephen J Carter, W Scott Helton, Michael Gaps, Peter J Kaczkowski, Andrew Proctor, George Keilman: Method and apparatus for medical procedures using high-intensity focused ultrasound. University of Washington, Eugene H Valet, Steven P Koda, December 28, 1999: US06007499 (362 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling substantially bloodless surgery and for stemming hemorrhaging. High intensity focused ultrasound ("HIFU") is used to form cauterized tissue regions prior to surgical incision, for example, forming a cauterized tissue shell around a tumor to be removed. The procedur ...


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Shijun Sun, Yongmin Kim: Object segmentation with background extraction and moving boundary techniques. University of Washington, Steven P Koda, May 4, 2004: US06731799 (354 worldwide citation)

Image data for an image frame are allocated among three groups. In one group are image data which are part of a derived motion boundary, along with image data which differ by at least a threshold amount from a corresponding point among normalized background data. In another group are image data whic ...


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Kirk W Beach, Katherine G Brown, Melani I Plett, Michael J Caps: Method for determining phase advancement of transducer elements in high intensity focused ultrasound. University of Washington, Steven P Koda, March 28, 2000: US06042556 (274 worldwide citation)

Phase of each transducer element of a high intensity focused (HIFU) transducer array is controlled to compensate for phase change introduced by varying velocity through differing tissue along a path towards a treatment volume. The echo of a specific harmonic of ultrasound pulses of moderate intensit ...


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Clinton L Ballard: Query refinement method for searching documents. Acceleration Software International Corporation, Steven P Koda Esq, November 16, 1999: US05987457 (239 worldwide citation)

A user views search results and subjectively determines if a document is desirable or undesirable. Only documents categorized by the user are analyzed for deriving a list of prospective keywords. The frequency of occurrence of each word of each document is derived. Keywords that occur only in desira ...


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Eric J Seibel, Thomas A Furness III: Miniature image acquistion system using a scanning resonant waveguide. University of Washington, Steven P Koda, September 25, 2001: US06294775 (166 worldwide citation)

A minimally invasive, medical, image acquisition having a flexible optical fiber serving as an illuminating wave guide. In one resonance mode, the distal end of the fiber is a stationary node. The fiber includes a lens at the distal tip which collimates emitted light. A scan lens is positioned off t ...


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Blake Hannaford, Pietro Buttolo: Direct-drive manipulator for pen-based force display. University of Washington, Steven P Koda, June 24, 1997: US05642469 (165 worldwide citation)

A pen-based direct-drive manipulator enables precision manipulation and force display of a control point within three degrees of freedom. The control point exhibits substantially no backlash, very low friction and very low inertia making it useful as a force display. The manipulator also has a very ...


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Robert J Kruse, Harmon F Law, Steven R Wagner: Method and apparatus for establishing a full-duplex, concurrent, voice/non-voice connection between two sites. Advanced Protocol Systems, Steven P Koda, October 31, 1995: US05463616 (143 worldwide citation)

Full-duplex, concurrent voice and non-voice communication over the public switched telephone network (PSTN) is maintained by a communication interface apparatus. A voice only connection is established between two sites initially. Concurrent voice/non-voice connection then is established by pressing ...


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Joel S Kollin, Richard S Johnston, Charles D Melville: Virtual retinal display with expanded exit pupil. University of Washington, Steven P Koda Esq, December 23, 1997: US05701132 (131 worldwide citation)

A display device is achieved using a simplified optical system which generates an expanded exit pupil without compromising magnification or resolution. Modulated light from a source is converged toward a focal point by an optics subsystem. A scanning subsystem deflects the converging light, and thus ...


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Eric J Seibel, Quinn Y J Smithwick, Thomas A Furness III: Image acquisition with depth enhancement. University of Washington, Steven P Koda, May 13, 2003: US06563105 (99 worldwide citation)

A minimally invasive, medical, image acquisition system outputs a light beam or pulse which illuminates a precise spot size. A plurality of photon detector detect returning photons from the object, including the spot. Pixel resolution is determined by the area of the illumination spot (and thus the ...