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Frank Leymann, Dieter Roller: Events as activities in process models of workflow management systems. International Business Machines Corporation, Ray Strimaitis, Wesley L Strickland, Lacasse & Associates, May 16, 2000: US06065009 (94 worldwide citation)

WFMS execute a multitude of process models consisting of a network of potentially distributed activities. Within this structure is the implementation of events within WFMS like any other process activity. Thus events are implemented as event-activities, a special type of an activity within said WFMS ...


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Francesco Illy, Matthias Hell: Coffee machine. Francesco Illy, Creaholic, Randy W Lacasse, Wesley L Strickland, Lacasse & Associates, November 30, 1999: US05992298 (87 worldwide citation)

The coffee machine for different coffee types requires no preheating time and consumes no energy in the standby mode. It essentially comprises a water supply chamber (1), a pump (5), a continuous flow heater (8) for heating the water and a brewing chamber (10) for receiving the coffee (10'). The con ...


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Youichi Akasaka, Ryuichi Sugizaki: Wavelength division multiplex communication link for optical transmission. The Furukawa Electric, Randy W Lacasse, Wesley L Strickland, Lacasse & Associates, November 30, 1999: US05995694 (62 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a wavelength division multiplex communication link for optical transmissions, which is able to provide a ultra high bit-rate wavelength division multiplex communication at a 1550 nm wavelength band using the existing 1300 nm band zero dispersion of a single mode fiber network. ...


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Chun Kit Chan, Lian Kuan Chen, Frank F K Tong, Dennis K W Lam: Surveillance system for passive branched optical networks. Randy W Lacasse, Wesley L Strickland, Lacasse & Associates, December 28, 1999: US06009220 (24 worldwide citation)

A surveillance system for in-service fault identification in an amplified passive branched optical network is provided. This system does not require any wavelength tunable light source as used in multi-wavelength OTDR. Fiber-Bragg gratings are placed at some strategic positions on different fiber br ...


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Francesco Visinoni, Werner Lautenschlager: Process for processing organic specimens. Milestone S r l, Randy W Lacasse, Wesley L Strickland, Lacasse & Associates, March 28, 2000: US06042874 (23 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to the processing of organic tissues to prepare them for further investigation such as by light microscopy, electron microscopy, microwave staining, immunostaining, decalcification, hybridisation etc.


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Jun Miyokawa, Taijiro Takase: Composite module for optical fiber amplifier. The Furukawa Electric, Randy W Lacasse, Wesley L Strickland, Lacasse & Associates, April 25, 2000: US06053640 (23 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an integrated module for optical fiber amplifiers which is able to efficiently diffuse, by a Peltier element, heat generated by an LD element outside the module, have a WDM filter component and a substrate firmly fixed for a longer period of time and further reduce the beam ax ...


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Toshiaki Tsuda: Dispersion slope compensating optical fiber. The Furukawa Electric, Randy W Lacasse, Wesley L Strickland, Lacasse & Associates, December 28, 1999: US06009221 (21 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a dispersion slope compensating optical fiber which compensates the chromatic dispersion and dispersion slope of a positive dispersion slope optical fiber such as TRUE WAVE and increases reliability of wavelength division multiplex transmission in a wavelength from 1530 nm t ...


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Osamu Aso, Isamu Ohshima, Haruki Ogoshi: Method and apparatus for measuring the polarization characteristics of optical transmission medium. The Furukawa Electric, Randy W Lacasse, Wesley L Strickland, Lacasse & Associates, October 12, 1999: US05965874 (21 worldwide citation)

A method to obtain polarization characteristics of an optical transmission medium is disclosed. Sequentially plural different states of polarized light are launched into the optical transmission medium. Intensities of light emerging from the optical transmission medium through combinations of optica ...


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Tomohiro Watanabe, Kazunori Watanabe, Tsunetoshi Saito, Etsuzo Sato, Toshihiko Ota, Nobuo Tomita: Multicore optical connector and method of producing the connector. The Furukawa Electric, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Randy W Lacasse, Wesley L Strickland, Lacasse & Associates, April 4, 2000: US06045269 (20 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a small-sized multiple-core optical connector having high reliability, which can be easily assembled and manufactured. A plurality of array guide grooves (22) are arrayed and formed on a flat substrate (21). The array pitch interval of the array guide grooves is roughly coin ...


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Kazunori Mukasa, Yoshihisa Suzuki: Dispersion compensating optical fiber. The Furukawa Electric, Randy W Lacasse, Wesley L Strickland, Larcasse & Associates, February 29, 2000: US06031955 (14 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a dispersion compensating optical fiber, connected to a transmission single-mode optical fiber having zero dispersion in a 1.3-.mu.m wavelength band, for efficiently compensating for the dispersion of a light signal of a 1.55-.mu.m wavelength band. The refractive index ...



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