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William G Cloud: Mesh material to repair hernias. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, June 8, 2004: US06746458 (217 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 (215 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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Sandor A Frecska: Addressable speaker system. Armstrong World, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, December 11, 2001: US06329908 (161 worldwide citation)

An addressable speaker system in which a plurality of selectively activated speakers are distributed throughout a predefined area and are connected to a central processing unit. The system contains multiple RF antennas that are capable of broadcasting and receiving radio frequency signals to individ ...


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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 (158 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 (140 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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John Howard Robinson, David William Griffith Jr, Billy Tyrone Conner, Evon Llewellyn Crooks, Dempsey Bailey Brewer Jr: Tobacco-containing smoking article. R J Reynolds Tobacco Company, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, June 1, 2010: US07726320 (139 worldwide citation)

A smoking article may include a cigarette incorporated within an electrically powered aerosol generating device that acts as a holder for that cigarette. The smoking article possesses at least one form of tobacco. The smoking article also possesses a mouth-end piece that is used by the smoker to inh ...


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Joan Tibor McNeal: Check verification system. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, April 27, 2004: US06728397 (138 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 ...


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Richard J Gordon, James R Kennedy: Facsimile telecommunications system and method. Audiofax IP, Louis T Isaf, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, November 4, 2003: US06643034 (134 worldwide citation)

A system and method for facilitating facsimile transmissions has one or more store and forward facilities, each associated with a plurality of subscriber facsimile machines, typically coupled over the switched telephone network. The store and forward facilities include a computer for controlling ope ...


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Gloria Falla: Undergarments made from multi-layered fabric laminate material. HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, March 23, 2010: US07682219 (132 worldwide citation)

Feminine undergarments, particularly brassieres and other body shaping garments that are fabricated using a multi-layered fabric laminate that is formed by gluing multiple fabric layers together, preferably to permit body shaping garments to be substantially fabricated from a single main piece of ma ...