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Steven Jobs
Steve Jobs, Anthony M Fadell, Jonathan P Ive: Highly portable media device. Apple, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, September 4, 2012: US08259444 (2 worldwide citation)

An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data storage. The form factor of the portable media device can be hand-held or smaller, such that it is highly por ...


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Steven Jobs
Jeffrey Bush, Scott Forstall, Jeffrey L Robbin, Eddy Cue, Phillip W Schiller, Dallas De Atley, Steve Jobs, Patrice Gautier: Mobile device activation. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, September 30, 2014: US08849278 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems and apparatus that facilitate activation of mobile devices, such as communication devices or multi-function devices, via a computer are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be forced into a limited service mode until properly activated with a serv ...


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William C Maloney: Object tracking system with non-contact object detection and identification. Key Trak, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, March 20, 2001: US06204764 (252 worldwide citation)

An object tracking system is provided for tracking the removal of objects from a location and the replacement of the objects at the location. The system includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag attached to each of the objects to be tracked and each tag has an antenna. When activated, the ...


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William G Cloud: Mesh material to repair hernias. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, June 8, 2004: US06746458 (216 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to surgically implantable devices that allow a surgeon to locate suture threads that are attached to the implantable device before it is implanted into a patient. The present invention addresses the need to grasp suture threads and pass them through body tissues by lapa ...


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William C Maloney: Object tracking method and system with object identification and verification. Key Trak, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, March 16, 2004: US06707381 (210 worldwide citation)

A system and method for tracking and controlling access to objects such as keys includes a lockable storage cabinet adapted to receive, store, and dispense objects within transparent security containers. A control computer is operably coupled to the cabinet. Information about objects, such as their ...


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John G Tang, Anthony M Fadell: Peripheral treatment for head-mounted displays. Apple, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, July 3, 2012: US08212859 (179 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for projecting a source image in a head-mounted display apparatus for a user. A first display projects an image viewable by a first eye of the user. A first peripheral light element is positioned to emit li ...


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William C Maloney: Object control and tracking system with zonal transition detection. Key Trak, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, August 6, 2002: US06427913 (156 worldwide citation)

An improved object tracking and control system is particularly suited to implementation at an automobile dealership. The system includes a Key Track system adapted to control access to and log the check out and check in of keys to vehicles on the lot. RFID tags are provided on the vehicles and tag r ...


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Rosana Esteller, Javier Ramón Echauz, Brian Litt, George John Vachtsevanos: Adaptive method and apparatus for forecasting and controlling neurological disturbances under a multi-level control. The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, July 15, 2003: US06594524 (148 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for forecasting and controlling neurological abnormalities in humans such as seizures or other brain disturbances. The system is based on a multi-level control strategy. Using as inputs one or more types of physiological measures such as brain electrical, chemical or magnetic ...


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Erik J Shahoian, Bruce M Schena, Louis B Rosenberg: Haptic interface for laptop computers and other portable devices. Immersion Corporation, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, June 16, 2009: US07548232 (139 worldwide citation)

A haptic feedback touch control used to provide input to a computer. A touch input device includes a planar touch surface that provides position information to a computer based on a location of user contact. The computer can position a cursor in a displayed graphical environment based at least in pa ...


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Joan Tibor McNeal: Check verification system. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, April 27, 2004: US06728397 (137 worldwide citation)

A verification system for negotiable instruments, such as checks, that gathers and transmits information about the negotiable instrument and biometric data. The system preferably has the ability to scan the magnetic number off of checks, digitally encode fingerprints, scan driver's licenses or ...