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Bruce E Brown, D Brent Israelsen: System and method for document-driven processing of digitally-signed electronic documents. iLumin Corporation, Vernon W Francissen, Gardner Carton & Douglas, December 30, 2003: US06671805 (181 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method for digitally signing an electronic document by a plurality of signers includes determining a signing role of each signer; identifying a to-be-signed portion of the document corresponding to the signing role of each signer; receiving an indication from each signer to di ...


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Sayed Javad Kalantar, Carey W Zimmerman, Cameron Adams, Thomas E Blenkhorn: Method and apparatus for work management for facility maintenance. JohnsonDiversey, Vernon W Francissen, Gardner Carton & Douglas, October 11, 2005: US06954737 (95 worldwide citation)

A system and method are shown for work management for facility maintenance. The system includes a central management server configured to receive a first set of information including tasks to be performed at a first facility and to generate a first work schedule for a first user selected to perform ...


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Bruce E Brown, Aaron M Brown, Bruce Eric Brown II: Variable trust levels for authentication. Vernon W Francissen, Francissen Patent Law P C, August 1, 2006: US07086085 (92 worldwide citation)

A level of trust is determined based on a combination of scores for one or more successful authentications. Scores indicate relative degrees of reliability for authentications, so that differing authentication methods may correspond to different scores. The determined level of trust can then be used ...


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János Erdélyi, András Vince Horváth: Method and circuit for generating a higher order compensated bandgap voltage. Integration Associates, Francissen Patent Law P C, Vernon W Francissen, August 15, 2006: US07091713 (50 worldwide citation)

A method and circuit are shown for generating a higher order compensated bandgap voltage is disclosed, in which a first order compensated bandgap voltage and a linearly temperature dependent voltage are generated. Thereafter, a difference between the linearly temperature dependent voltage and the fi ...


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Hendricus De Ruijter, Gábor Tóth, Péter Onódy, András Hegyi, Attila Zólomy, Matthijs D Pardoen, János Erdélyi, Ferenc Mernyei: Method and apparatus for automatic tuning of a resonant loop antenna in a transceiver circuit. Intergration Associates, Vernon W Francissen, Francissen Patent Law P C, March 13, 2007: US07190933 (37 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a circuit and method for automatic tuning of a resonant circuit in a transceiver having a receiver and a transmitter that includes a power amplifier for driving the resonant circuit. During a transmit mode of the transceiver, a resonance voltage of the resonant circuit is compared to an ...


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Wayne T Holcombe: Apparatus and method for output signal pulse width error correction in a communications receiver. Integration Associates, Vernon W Francissen, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, January 2, 2001: US06169765 (21 worldwide citation)

An output signal pulse width error correction circuit and method wherein errors in a data signal conforming to a communications protocol having a prescribed duty cycle are corrected by monitoring a duty cycle of the data signal, comparing the duty cycle to a duty cycle reference voltage correspondin ...


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Matthijs D Pardoen: Automatic bandwidth and stability control for switched pulse width modulation voltage regulator. Integration Associates, Vernon W Francissen, Gardner Carton & Douglas, June 24, 2003: US06583609 (21 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the present invention detects an equivalent series resistance (ESR) of an external capacitor and adjusts a transfer function of a feedback loop of the voltage regulator to compensate for the ESR. The ESR is detected by measuring a phase shift in a ripple voltage signal of an output vol ...


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Brian B North: Apparatus and method for automatic mode selection in a communications receiver. Integration Associates, Vernon W Francissen, McDonnell Boehen Hulbert & Berghoff, September 12, 2000: US06118829 (19 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are shown for automatically adjusting a response bandwidth and input sensitivity of a communications receiver responsive to a frequency of a received data signal. The response bandwidth is adjusted by switching a low pass filter into a receive path of the receiver when the rec ...


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Matthijs D Pardoen: In-rush current control for a low drop-out voltage regulator. Integration Associates, Vernon W Francissen, Gardner Carton & Douglas, May 6, 2003: US06559623 (18 worldwide citation)

A method and circuit are shown for controlling an in-rush current to a voltage regulator circuit. A sense transistor is coupled in parallel with a pass transistor of the voltage regulator circuit and used to monitor the current through the pass transistor. A sense current through the sense transisto ...


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Pierre R Irissou, Brian B North, Wayne T Holcombe, Stephen F Colaco: Shielded planar dielectrically isolated high speed pin photodiode and method for producing same. Integration Associates, Vernon W Francissen, Gardner Carton & Douglas, February 10, 2004: US06690078 (17 worldwide citation)

A PIN photodiode and method for forming the PIN photodiode are shown where an intrinsic layer of the photodiode can be made arbitrarily thin and a second active region of the photodiode substantially shields a first active region of the photodiode. A fabrication substrate is lightly doped in order t ...