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Matthew Lennig, Robert D Sharp, Gregory J Bielby: Method and apparatus for automation of directory assistance using speech recognition. Bell Canada, Thomas Adams, December 26, 1995: US05479488 (243 worldwide citation)

In a telecommunications system, automatic directory assistance uses a voice processing unit comprising a lexicon of lexemes and data representing a predetermined relationship between each lexeme and calling numbers in a locality served by the automated directory assistance apparatus. The voice proce ...


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John B Kiefl: Television viewer monitoring system including portable data meter for each viewer. Thomas Adams & Assoc, January 17, 1995: US05382970 (180 worldwide citation)

In a system for monitoring and collecting data on the viewing habits of television viewers or radio listeners, to enable operators of networks or television stations, programmers and advertisers to determine the numbers of viewers watching particular programs, a portable personal data collection dev ...


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Leonard Kelly: Device for movement along a passage. Charlotte Margaret Kelly, Thomas Adams, March 9, 2004: US06702735 (136 worldwide citation)

A device for moving a tool along a passage, particularly for use in medical procedures, has two different aspects. In one aspect, a tool, e.g. a colonoscope, is surrounded by a sheath. The sheath has an inflatable region for engaging the passage wall, e.g. a colon. An annular extension region of the ...


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James Hugh Lougheed, Mark Wardell, Daniel Raymond Sheney: Weapon aiming system. Computing Devices Canada, Thomas Adams, November 11, 1997: US05686690 (126 worldwide citation)

A machine gun unit comprises a machine gun mounted to a support by a mounting permitting pivoting movement of the machine gun relative to the support in azimuth and/or elevation. Angle encoders provide position signals representing angular displacement of the machine gun relative to the support. An ...


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Mohamed S Sabri, Albert Golembiowski, Birendra Prasada: Two-channel coding of digital signals. Northern Telecom, Thomas Adams, November 1, 1988: US04782387 (113 worldwide citation)

A video codec is used to reduce the bandwidth of a video signal for storage and/or transmission. To transmit an uncoded quality color NTSC television signal is digitized form requires channel bandwidth typically 90-120 Mb/s for the signal in the composite format and 216 Mb/s for the signal in the co ...


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Andre Gagnon, Christian Tremblay: Apparatus for monitoring opening of sealed containers. Auratek Security, Thomas Adams, August 17, 1999: US05939982 (103 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for monitoring opening of sealed enclosures, especially, but not exclusively, sealed containers containing goods-in-transit, such as goods vehicles, maritime containers or transport containers of the kind carried by tractor-trailers, ships, trains or aeroplanes comprises a radio receiver u ...


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Lotfollah Shafai: Directional switched beam antenna. Thomas Adams, June 15, 1993: US05220340 (97 worldwide citation)

A switched beam antenna comprising several spiral arms with a common axis of rotation and respective inner ends angularly spaced around a common circle generates high gain directional beams at an angle away from the antenna axis. Beam scanning is accomplished by rotating the feed to the arms by mean ...


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Tet Hin Yeap, Pierre Donald Lefebvre: Adaptive multiple sub-band common-mode RFI suppression. Northern Telecom, University of Ottawa, Thomas Adams, April 18, 2000: US06052420 (93 worldwide citation)

A noise suppression circuit for a two-wire communications channel comprises a hybrid device, for example a hybrid transformer or circuit, for providing a differential mode signal corresponding to a differential signal received from the two-wire channel. A summing device extracts from the two-wires o ...


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Young C Yoon, Harry Leib: Interference suppression in DS-CDMA systems. McGill University, Thomas Adams, August 4, 1998: US05790537 (82 worldwide citation)

A code division multiple access (CDMA) communications system comprises a plurality of CDMA transmitters and at least one reception station coupled together by a communications channel. Each CDMA transmitter encodes a digital signal with a spreading code, each bit of the digital signal being encoded ...


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Sofiène Affes, Henrik Hansen, Paul Mermelstein: Interference suppression in CDMA systems. Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Thomas Adams, December 13, 2005: US06975666 (81 worldwide citation)

A receiver of the present invention addresses the need for improved interference suppression without the number of transmissions by the power control system being increased, and, to this end, provides a receiver for a CDMA communications system which employs interference subspace rejection to tune a ...