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Thomas L Blum, Douglas F Keislar, James A Wheaton, Erling H Wold: Method and article of manufacture for content-based analysis, storage, retrieval, and segmentation of audio information. Muscle Fish, Willis E Higgins, Richard M Cooley Godward Goldman, June 29, 1999: US05918223 (703 worldwide citation)

A system that performs analysis and comparison of audio data files based upon the content of the data files is presented. The analysis of the audio data produces a set of numeric values (a feature vector) that can be used to classify and rank the similarity between individual audio files typically s ...


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Jimmy L Hutchines, John E Meyer: Capacitive voltage multiplier. National Semiconductor Corporation, Gail W Woodward, Willis E Higgins, September 6, 1977: US04047091 (145 worldwide citation)

A voltage multiplier in which an n-phase circuit charges n-1 capacitors during the separate phases, then during the last or nth phase the capacitors are put in series to create n times the input voltage. MOS transistor devices are used to act as switches to charge a number of series connected capaci ...


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Roy M Harrigan: Surgical glove package and fixture. Willis E Higgins, January 24, 1978: US04069913 (117 worldwide citation)

A package for a surgical or similar glove includes a resilient glove having a wrist portion and a hand portion. The wrist portion of the glove is releasably fastened around a glove ring member, with the hand portion of the glove extending from the ring member. An outer, imperforate, flexible member ...


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Mark J Barbic: Electrical outlet safety cover. Willis E Higgins, January 3, 1984: US04424407 (107 worldwide citation)

An electrical outlet safety cover (10 or 50) comprises a top (20 or 52) dimensioned and configured to fit over an electrical outlet (16) and define a closed space (18 or 58) of sufficient size to include a plug (36) inserted in the outlet (16). The top (20 or 52) defines an opening (32 or 56) throug ...


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Robert J Small, Laurence McGhee, David J Maloney, Maria L Peterson: Chemical mechanical polishing composition and process. EKC Technology, Cooley Godward, Willis E Higgins, Richard M Goldman, September 12, 2000: US06117783 (93 worldwide citation)

A composition for chemical mechanical polishing includes a slurry. A sufficient amount of a selectively oxidizing and reducing compound is provided in the composition to produce a differential removal of a metal and a dielectric material. A pH adjusting compound adjusts the pH of the composition to ...


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David C Davies: Electronic calculating apparatus and wallet enclosure. National Semiconductor Corporation, Gail W Woodward, Willis E Higgins, February 21, 1978: US04075702 (77 worldwide citation)

Several embodiments of an electronic calculating apparatus and wallet enclosure are described. The apparatus is provided with a side-located battery compartment for providing, in combination with the enclosure, a very convenient and useful, relatively thin assembly. The enclosure comprises two flap ...


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Jan H Kremers, Alfred E Brain: Image acquisition apparatus and process. SRI International, Edward B Gregg, Willis E Higgins, October 18, 1983: US04410787 (72 worldwide citation)

As apparatus for sensing reflected light patterns in the presence of a welding arc has an image-sensing means. Means is provided for directing one or more pulses of light of short duration at a workpiece. Each pulse has a peak intensity greater than that of the welding arc. A means is provided for b ...


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David M Maurice: Liquid dispensing apparatus. Alpha Group, Willis E Higgins, Edward B Gregg, November 18, 1986: US04623337 (68 worldwide citation)

An apparatus (10) for the repetitive dispensing of a predetermined quantity of eyedrops (12) has a cylinder (14) with a restricted opening (18) at a first end (16). A plunger (20) attached to rod (23) extends into the cylinder (14) from end (22). Biasing member (28) has a ramped cam surface (32) inc ...


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Jan H Kremers, Robert C Bolles: Implement positioning apparatus and process. S R I International, Edward B Gregg, Willis E Higgins, Urban H Faubion, October 25, 1983: US04412121 (68 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for controlling positioning of an implement relative to a workpiece, such as a welding head with respect to members to be welded, projects light patterns including an array of light elements each having a known shape and spacing relative to one another on the workpiece. The light elemen ...


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Jagdish G Belani: Polymeric insulation layer etching process and composition. National Semiconductor Corporation, Willis E Higgins, October 25, 1983: US04411735 (56 worldwide citation)

In a process for fabricating semiconductor devices having a patterned polyimide (PI) or polyimide-iso-indroquinazalinedione (PIQ) insulating layer on the device, a layer of uncured PI or PIQ resin is applied on a surface of the device. The resin layer is heated to produce a first level of partial cu ...